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.

Entry £23

Enter on our official booking partner

Join the Party

The Great North 5k will kick off the 40th Great North Run celebrations in style on Friday 10 September.  Soak up the party atmosphere on a fun and fast 5k route on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.  The event will start at 6pm, allowing plenty of time to shut down from work and refuel on the Quayside after you cross that finish line!

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.

Book With
Confidence

We’ve put plans in place to ensure you can be COVID confident when you book a Great Run event in 2021.

  • All events will be staged with the full support from all key stakeholders, follow the latest government guidance and be compliant to the latest regulations.
  • We will continue to plan right up until the date of the event, and will communicate any changes or updates via email and here on the event page.

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.

If you have any queries, please see our FAQs which should answer any questions you have.

2021 Timetable

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

General
17:40

5k Assembly area opens

General
18:00

5k Start

General
19:30

5k Finish

General
20:00

Roads re-open

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

General
17:40

5k Assembly area opens

General
18:00

5k Start

General
19:30

5k Finish

General
20:00

Roads re-open

5k Team Challenge

Brand new for 2021 is the Great North 5k Team Challenge, a fun contest to bring together the city’s thriving business community.  It’s a great opportunity for businesses to encourage a healthy outlook for staff, engage in all-important team building, and focus on charity fundraising. 

It’s 4 people per team, with the fastest collective time winning a very special trophy, plus (more importantly)  vouchers to By the River Brew.  The race is on to find out which company will be crowned champions and earn the all-important bragging rights. 

There is no better way to start the Great North Run action, so gather your colleagues, enter your team, and join us to mark the start of an incredible weekend!

To sign up, complete the entry form below. Once we have received payment we will give your nominated team coordinator access to our online management tool. They will use this to email an entry form to your runners; they will need to complete this to secure their entry. All your team coordinator will need to know is the runner’s name and email address.

5k Team Challenge Entry

  • Team Details

  • Team Co-ordinator Details

  • Payment Details

  • View event entry terms and conditions.


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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!

The Route

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

Entry £23

Enter on our official booking partner

The Course

Please note course may be subject to change.

The Course

Road closures

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Newcastle Quayside
From 14:00 Until 18:00

Closed from Road one to Road two at the great north interchange

South Shore Road
From 15:00 Until 18:00

Pipewellgate
From 15:00 Until 18:00

Swing Bridge
From 15:00 Until 18:00

Sandhill
From 15:00 Until 18:00

Close
From 17:00 Until 18:00

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.

Entry £23

Enter on our official booking partner

What You
Get

BEFORE THE EVENT

We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…

  • Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip
  • Access to training plans to keep you on track
  • Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors
  • Support and advice all the way up to event day
  • Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving
  • A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey

ON EVENT DAY

Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information
  • Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)
  • Closed roads offering a safe running environment
  • Food and drink options to refuel
  • A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance
  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish

AFTER THE EVENT

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

  • 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.

Exclusive Offers

Take advantage of exclusive offers for Great Run Series entrants.

CLIF Training Pack

Building on a successful partnership over the last two years we are delighted to announce the return of CLIF as our official sports nutrition partner…

Make It Personal

If you’d like a special memento from the day, why not purchase your very own iTAB to attach to your Great North 5k medal ribbon? You can personalise your iTAB with your name, finishing time, and even a special message.
Just £7.99 including postage and packing.

Great Run App

Download the new Great Run mobile app for live tracking on event day.
Features include live tracking, push notifications, live leaderboards, event day updates and more.
Get the app, claim your profile, and share with family and friends.

 

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