Junior and Mini Great North Run

Well done to everyone who took part in this year's Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run! We hope you had a brilliant day. If you fancy taking part in 2020 make sure you sign up to the reminder service and we'll let you know when entries open.


Merchandise

Brand new for 2019…

This year we’re really excited to launch our brand new Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run hoodies. It’s the kids’ turn to take centre stage and feel extra special with a fantastic new 2019 hoodie that they can wear with pride. Perfect as a gift for your little runners, or as a special memento from the day, you can get your hands on an exclusive hoodie for only £20.

The hoodies are available in 8 different sizes, have a great design, a handy pocket, are lovely and bright, and guaranteed to keep the kids warm and cosy on those colder days. The fabric is 50% cotton and 50% polyester, and suitable for a 40°C wash and tumble drying.

And for the adults, don’t worry – if you love the look of this hoodie too, we have them available in an adult XS, S and M.

Grab them before they’re gone!

Once your order has been placed, you can expect to receive your hoodie within 5 working days.

PURCHASE YOUR HOODIE HERE >

Hoodie

The Course

Click here for the course and event village map with key information including the information point, start and finish lines, food and drink stands, and our partners (Simplyhealth, Arnold Clark, Special K, La Roche-Posay, Alton Sports, and Nando's). 

The Junior and Mini courses both start on the Newcastle side of the River and take the young runners across to Gateshead via the Swing Bridge.

The Juniors have a slightly extended version that loops along the river, but both the Juniors and the Minis will cross back across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge towards the finish line on the Newcastle side.

Map

Timetable

Please see below for the 2019 event day timetable*:

07:00

Information Point opens on-site: Based in a cabin in front of the Law Courts on Newcastle Quayside

08:00 Great North Run Event Village opens

09:30

Wave assembly

10:00

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Green Wave (11 - 12 years)

10:10

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Orange Wave (9 - 10 years)

10:55 Wave assembly

11:15

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 1 - Purple

11:55

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 2 - Blue

12:35

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 3 - Pink

13:15

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 4 - Orange

13:55

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 5 - Green

14:35

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 6 - Red

15:05

Start of Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Wheelchair** Wave

15:05 Start of Junior and Mini 50 Wave
15:45 Wave assembly

16:05

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Red Wave (15 - 16 years)

16:10

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Red Wave (15 - 16 years)

16:15

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Blue Wave (13 - 14 years)

16:20

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Blue Wave (13 - 14 years)

16:40

Wave assembly

17:00

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Green Wave (11 - 12 years)

17:10

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Orange Wave (9 - 10 years)

18:15 Great North Run Event Village closes
18:30 Roads reopen (except Broad Chare)
19:30 Broad Chare reopens

* NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event.
**
Due to some steep terrain and tight bollards on the Millennium Bridge, wheelchair participants are invited to take part in the tailor-made course. Please let us know if you would like to be entered into this race.

Finish Information

Click here for the finish area map with key information including the finish line, medical tent, missing persons point, exit gates, and toilets. ​

Map

Getting there

The area around the NewcastleGateshead Quayside will be very busy on Saturday 7 September. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get to the start area in time for your warm-up.

There are plenty of public transport options for you to choose from, and the start area is a short walk from the centre of town. If you'd prefer to drive to the event please plan your travel in advance as there are limited parking spaces available.

Click here to view parking options in the city >

 

Getting there