Great Tees 10K

Well done to everyone who took part in last year's Great Tees 10k, it was a brilliant day. A reminder service is open for the next event. If you fancy taking part make sure you sign up and we'll let you know when entries open.

If you're after some world-class athletics performances, the Great CityGames, coming to Tees Valley for the first time, will be broadcast live on Saturday 7 September from 13:15 to 14:45 on BBC One. 

The Great North Run on Sunday 8 September will be broadcast live on BBC One from 9:30 to 13:30. The highlights programme will be shown on the same day from 17:00 to 18:00 on BBC Two. 

Make sure you set your recorder or catch up on iPlayer!

Download your event guide for everything you need to know ahead of your run.

If you entered after 10am on Friday 30 August, or your run pack has not yet arrived in the post, don't worry - you can come and see us at the information point on event day from 8am. We will be based in the Great Run marquee next to the start.

Information point

The bag drop is located on the main event site, near to the start/finish. While we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items, we do provide security staff at the bag drop at all times. You will use your bib number to mark your bag, so only you can pick it up. We encourage you to limit the personal property left in bag drop. 

Time Great Tees 10k - Saturday 7 September 2019
08:00 Event Village and Baggage Area opens 
11:05 Great Tees 10k Assembly Area opens
11:39 Great Tees 10k warm-up
11:45 START of the Great Tees 10k (Fast-paced club runners and ORANGE wave)
11:50 START of the Great Tees 10k (WHITE wave)

NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event.

We have 7 entertainment areas along the course, plus planned river activity and animation including a flotilla of vessels taking place between 12 noon and 1:00pm and a Sprint Regatta taking place between 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

On course entertainment sees an increase in the number of music stations from 2018, and also a very loud cheer zone at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre and AirTrail, led by Tees Active. Look out for a guest appearance from a monkey and an elephant!

View the course pdf here >

To see the full event site map you can click here >

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

There will be a small charity village and local running clubs to greet our runners at the finish. Teesside University will also be on site offering pre and post-race massages. Cryotherapy North East will bring along their portable machine to demonstrate the benefits of ‘cold’ therapy.

Event and Charity Village

18:00 (Tuesday 3 September) to 06:00 (Monday 9 September) - High St, Stockton-on-Tees

18:00 (Tuesday 3 September) to 06:00 (Monday 9 September) - Church Rd, Westbound carriageway between High St and The Square

18:00 (Tuesday 3 September) to 06:00 (Monday 9 September) - Knowles St

23:59 (Friday 6 September) to 22:00 (Saturday 7 September) - A1305 Riverside, Stockton-on-Tees

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - Council of Europe Boulevard, Stockton-on-Tees/Thornaby

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - University Boulevard, Thornaby

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - Columbia Drive, Thornaby

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - St Mark's Court, Thornaby

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - Harvard Avenue, Thornaby

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - North Shore Road, Stockton-on-Tees

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - Dugdale Street, Stockton-on-Tees

04:00 to 18:00 (Saturday 7 September) - A1046 North Shore Road (southern leg gyratory; south side of westbound carriageway only)

09:00 to 17:00 (Saturday 7 September) - Bishop St between Knowles St and Calvert Lane

10:30 to 11:15 and 11:45 to 13:00 (Satuday 7 September) - Maze Lane, Stockton-on-Tees

Road closures

There will be a number of road closures in order to facilitate the event, please take a look at the Road Closures tab for more information.

Additional car parks will be open to the public for the event, please see the map for locations.

By car

There are two train stations which are close to the start/finish area of the event: Stockton & Thornaby. Both are approximately 1 mile away. Please see the map for walking routes to the start.

By train

For bus information click here

By bus

Located in the North East of England cushioned between County Durham and North Yorkshire, Tees Valley is made up of Stockton, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, each a unique location bursting with things to do, places to see and stories to tell.

A vibrant destination for cultural and sporting events, Stockton is the perfect Tees Valley location to host the spectacular Great North CityGames alongside the Great Tees 10k and Junior and Mini Great Tees runs for 2019. 

The games will sit within an exciting events calendar that will take over the high street throughout the year including the world renowned Stockton International Riverside Festival (August), live music and comedy at Stockton Stages (June) and sporting challenges such as the Duathlon (April) and Cycling festivals (July).

Just on the doorstep you can discover the Olympic Standard Tees Barrage International White Water Centre overlooked by Air Trail – the biggest climbing adventure course of its kind in the UK. The only bridge in England that you can bungee jump off – The Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough. Hartlepool Marina, home to on-water activity including jet skiing, paddle boarding and power boating. The only dedicated children’s theatre north of London, The Hullabaloo, in Darlington and stunning countryside and coastline can be found in Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland including the pretty, Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Add some adventure to your sporting weekend and plan your visit to Tees Valley at

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