Great North Family Run

The Run

Its fun to run, and running with your friends and family is even better! Runners of all ages (3+) can get involved in the Great North Family Run , part of the Great North 10k weekend.

Entry £12

Enter on our official booking partner

Event Info

High fives and encouragement? A buzzing atmosphere and a medal and goodies as your finishers reward? The Great North Family Run has it all.

Entries for the 1 mile family run on Sunday 4 July are now open!

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 guidance and restrictions, there will be some changes to how the event day will operate to ensure the safety of all participants and staff. However, the essence of what makes our Family events the best children’s running event in the UK, will still be at the very heart of the day.

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


The Great North Family Run is open to entrants aged 3+. Each entry is per person.

Parents, please note. Don’t use your own Great Run login to enter children – this has your name and date of birth associated with it. Use their existing login (if they’ve taken part before) or follow the link to register and create a unique username and password for them.

You can use your own email address as the contact address to receive updates from us ahead of the event.

The Reward

Soak up the atmosphere, run your heart out and show the grown ups what you are made of, then wear your medal with pride!

Entry £12

Enter on our official booking partner

What You Get

On top of lots of high fives and cheering supporters and an incredible sense of achievement, all runners will get:

  • A shiny medal to show to all of your friends
  • Spot prizes for best fancy dress
  • Edible treats when you cross the finish line
  • A safe, secure and fun filled route
  • Bragging rights of being part of the biggest and best kids running events.
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
The children absolutely loved the event, it's a great way for the whole family to get involved in fundraising and fitness.
Lorna Cook
It's a run with such a buzzing atmosphere and I am so glad that the kids were able to be a part of it.
Mark Evans
My daughter is such an active girl and she loved taking part. I just knew it was something that she would love to get involved in.
Shelley Reid

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