Junior & Mini Great North Run

The Run

We can’t wait to see all of our Junior and Mini Great North runners back on the Quayside on Saturday 10 September!

Junior Entry (9-16 yrs) £22.50

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There’s nothing quite like the amazing sight of thousands of happy, smiling, active kids racing around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.

We’re excited to be back on Saturday 10th September, and we hope you can join us!

The Junior & Mini Great North Run continues to take place on closed roads, making it a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. With plenty of encouragement and high fives from the watching crowds, it’s an action packed day, with an atmosphere like no other.

Mini entries are now sold out
Last call for Juniors! Enter now to avoid missing out

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Entry Information

When you click ‘Enter’ you will be redirected to Lets’ Do This, our booking partner, to complete the entry process
Unlike previous years there will be no queue in place and we expect demand to be high, so please secure your place early to avoid missing out.

  • Places will be limited to 4 per person per event (4 in the Mini and 4 in the Junior)
  • Mini runners (age 3 – 8) must be accompanied by an adult around the 1.5km course
  • Junior runners (age 9-16) have the option of running by themselves or with a Parent/Guardian around the 4km course
  • Accompanying adults who are running are required to wear the specific accompanying adult bib, which is attached to the child’s run number.

If you have any queries about out Junior and Mini events, please see our FAQ section here.

Event Timetable

Below is the provisional event day timetable and wave start times. Please note that this is subject to change, and we will communicate your specific wave and assembly time on your run number and in your pre-event emails.

General
08:00

Event Village Opens

Junior
08:45

Junior Girls Start (9-10 yrs)

Junior
09:25

Junior Girls Start (11-12 yrs)

Mini
10:05

Mini Waves Start

Mini
14:25

Last Mini Wave Start

Wheelchair Event
14:35

Wheelchair Event Start

Junior
15:15

Junior Boys Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:20

Junior Girls Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:25

Junior Boys Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
15:30

Junior Girls Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
16:10

Junior Boys Start (11-12 yrs)

Junior
16:50

Junior Boys Start (9-10 yrs)

General
18:15

Event Village Closes

General
08:00

Event Village Opens

Junior
08:45

Junior Girls Start (9-10 yrs)

Junior
09:25

Junior Girls Start (11-12 yrs)

Mini
10:05

Mini Waves Start

Mini
14:25

Last Mini Wave Start

Wheelchair Event
14:35

Wheelchair Event Start

Junior
15:15

Junior Boys Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:20

Junior Girls Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:25

Junior Boys Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
15:30

Junior Girls Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
16:10

Junior Boys Start (11-12 yrs)

Junior
16:50

Junior Boys Start (9-10 yrs)

General
18:15

Event Village Closes

Wheelchair Access

The course is suitable for wheelchair users and we will have a dedicated wheelchair start on the 1.5K course. Participants in a self-propelled wheelchair will be allocated to this wave, other wheelchair participants have the option to go into this wave, or take part in the mass waves.

The route will involve going over the millennium bridge involving an adverse camber, so we strongly advise that anyone choosing to participate does so accompanied by a parent and enjoys participating as opposed to racing, as there are some sections that might be tricky at high speed.

The Route

We can’t wait to see Junior and Mini Great North Runners back on the Quayside on Saturday 11 September!

Junior Entry (9-16 yrs) £22.50

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The Course

All runners will start by crossing the Swing Bridge. Junior runners will then do an out and back section towards the Redheugh Bridge, before re-joining the Mini route that heads along the Gateshead Quayside, past the Sage Gateshead and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. All participants will then run across the Millennium Bridge before their big finish on the Newcastle Quayside, near the Law Courts.

Please note: Route may be subject to change.

The Reward

There’s nothing better than a round of applause and recognition of how amazing you are as you make your way around the course…

Junior Entry (9-16 yrs) £22.50

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What You Get

In addition to lots of high fives and cheering supporters, runners will be awarded with:

  • Finisher’s bag
  • Well-deserved Junior & Mini Great North Run medal
  • Security of closed roads
  • Official event photos available to purchase
  • To be a part of the biggest and best kids running events.

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