Soak up the atmosphere of the biggest celebration of sport in the North East in our open air event village at this year's Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run.

Here you'll find come and try it activities for kids, entertainment, food, information, merchandise and more. It's all outside so you can make the most of the scenic Quayside views and cheer on the junior and mini athletes as they run through Baltic Square.

The event village is over three levels from Baltic Square to South Shore Road car park. 

Metro Radio will be in Baltic Square bringing the party vibe with a live PA, music and giveaways. You'll also find official Great Run merchandise to stock up on running essentials and the Simplyhealth Zone where you can get training and health advice.

Refuel after your run or carb load ready for the Simplyhealth Great North Run with food from some of the top local street food stands, including amazing pizza from Streetzzeria, incredible burgers from Meat Stack, Greek treats from Acropolis Street Food and the Geordie Banger Co's famous sausages. 

Don't forget to visit the fruit zone where young athletes in the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run can pick up two pieces of free fruit to give them a healthy energy boost. 

You can sit and enjoy your tasty treats in the picnic area while watching all the action from the Great North CityGames, which will be streaming live from Stockton on Tees on the big screen.

As well as all of this, our partners will be on hand offering free samples, special offers and giveaways. Look out for the likes of Special K, Nandos and Arnold Clark to name a few.

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Children can try out some exciting sporting activities with the Newcastle Falcons, the Royal Army and Bitesize Bootcamp.

Our helpful customer service staff will be at the information point to answer any questions about the Saturday or Sunday events. If you want to plan your travel ahead of time, Nexus will be on hand to offer travel advice and pre booked public transport tickets for runners and spectators alike ahead of the Simplyhealth Great North Run on Sunday. 

Whether you're running in the Saturday or Sunday events, spectating or just want to be part of the action in this big weekend of sport, everyone is welcome in the event village.