Great North 5k

Great North 5k

The Run

Want to be a part of the biggest weekend of sport in the North East? Soak up the atmosphere and join us for a fun and fast 5k on the Friday of the Great North Run weekend.

5k Entry £23

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Join the Party!

Join us and be part of the biggest weekend of sport in the North East! 

The Great North 5k kicks off the Great North Run weekend celebrations in style on Friday 9th September at 6pm, on a fun and fast 5k route on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.  The Friday evening event provides a party atmosphere with the celebrations on the Quayside continuing long after you cross the finish line! 

Race Packs

Great North 5k event packs can be collected on race day – full details will be included in the pre-event day event information. If you would like your event pack mailed to you in advance there is an additional £2.00 charge payable on entry. Simply select this option on the entry form.

UK Athletics 5K

The first of it’s kind, UK Athletics 5k Road Championships, will be taking place right after the Great North 5k. You can find out more here. Make sure you stick around to watch the runners in action.

Event Timetable

Below is the event day timetable and start times. Please note, this may be subject to change.

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

General
17:00

Event site opens

5k Wave
17:40

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
18:00

5k Start

General
19:30

UKA Elite Race start

General
21:00

Roads re-open

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

General
17:00

Event site opens

5k Wave
17:40

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
18:00

5k Start

General
19:30

UKA Elite Race start

General
21:00

Roads re-open


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What Our
Runners Say

Received amazing support throughout my training from Great Run.
Perfect event! Locals along the route are amazing!
Really well organised, so slick and great atmosphere despite weather!
I truly believe it's all about believing in yourself. My only regret is I didn't do this event years ago
The Family Run was the perfect opportunity for Ellie and her little brother to get involved. And have some fun while they raised money for a good cause.
Jenny Payne
So amazing - it makes me feel emotional thinking about how good the event was.
Best in the world. This event cannot get better.
The route was great, it was filled with supporters and the atmosphere was amazing!
They come out and give their support 100%
Everything about the event is great and getting even better each year...
First class all round. Cannot fault.
It was amazing to be a part of an event with so many others raising money for charity. The setting and atmosphere is always great!

Great North 5k

The Route

The Great North 5k is a fast, flat course with scenic views across both Newcastle and Gateshead.

5k Entry £23

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The Course

Please note course may be subject to change.

The Course

Great North 5k

The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.

5k Entry £23

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What You Get

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
  • A shiny new, special edition Great North 5k medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.

Couch to 5k

If you’re taking on your first 5k, the Great Run Solo Couch to 5k challenge is the perfect training partner.
Gradually build your way to a 5k in 9 weeks and earn yourself a medal!

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