Our hugely popular Mini, Junior and Family Runs get the whole family involved. And with banging tunes, plenty of high fives and an electric atmosphere as standard, there’s no better event to kickstart a lifelong love of being active.
We welcome Minis aged 3-8 to take on a fun and frenzied 1.5k dash, while Juniors aged 9-15 (16 at Junior Great North Run) tackle a 2.5k challenge, or an even more incredible 4km at the AJ Bell Junior Great North Run. Or, you can make it a family affair and run a mile together in one of our Family Run events. Crazy costumes optional; incredible finish line feeling guaranteed.
And, have you met Tyney? Tyney the Tortoise is our official Great Run mascot who made their debut in 2022 at the Great North Run, where they had an amazing time meeting, and high-fiving, junior and mini runners! Tyney is on a mission to spread the word that running is fun for all ages – say hello to endorphins, great moods, self-esteem and friendships old and new! You can find out more about Tyney, download fun activities, read helpful blogs and sign up to your nearest event below.