In less than two weeks’ time runners will be lining up for the all-new AJ Bell Great North 10K, in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation, set to take place on Sunday 2 July. Former Newcastle United Goalkeeper turned Academy Manager, Steve Harper, will fire the starting gun in his role as trustee of the Foundation.
The revamped route will see runners lining up on the famous Great North Run Central Motorway start line for the very first time. Once the starter’s gun goes, they will follow the first part of the iconic course across the Tyne Bridge, before looping back across the bridge in the opposite direction, and heading into the city centre.
Once there, they will pass Grey’s Monument, Old Eldon Square and the Civic Centre before crossing the finish line on the Town Moor.
The event is being staged in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation. Runners who choose to fundraise for Newcastle United Foundation – the official charity arm of Newcastle United – will be issued with a special black and white striped run number in the clubs’ colours.
Entertainment along the course includes live bands, motivational play lists and even an interactive karaoke zone
Brendan Foster, founder of the Great Run Company said, “The all-new AJ Bell Great North 10K is a fantastic opportunity for runners to interact with the city in a whole new way, enjoying our brilliant landmarks on closed roads, with lots of local support along the way.
“The partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation gives participants the opportunity to fundraise for a great local cause and we’re sure many other charities across the region will also see lots of support from the thousands of runners taking part.”
Amongst those taking part are;
27-year-old Anna Heslop, Cullercoats Lifeboat First Female Helm who is running to raise funds for RNLI.
53-year-old Kenny Graham from South Shields who is running in memory of his wife who died of cancer last year, 12 days after being diagnosed. Billie Joe was a nurse on the front line in the first Gulf War and then served her community as a midwife for over 20 years.
60-year-old Del Singh, travelling to the event from Peterborough as part of his quest to take on 10 x 10k races across UK in 2023 to raise funds for victims of Turkiye/Syria earthquakes.
There is still time to be a part of the event which takes place on Sunday 2 July. For more information or to enter, click here.