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Enjoy the best tour of the Tyne at the North East's biggest 10k. This summer event finishes inside the iconic Gateshead International Stadium.

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Great North 10k route


Passing under the iconic Tyne Bridge and heading along to the Sage Gateshead and BALTIC before bending back along the Quayside for a triumphant lap of the Gateshead International Stadium track, cheered on by your family and friends.

The latest addition to the 10k course is the now infamous ’Slog on the Tyne’ section, a steady uphill climb that will really put your training to the test.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Exclusive medal and t-shirt
  • Timing chip for accurate results
  • Security of closed roads
  • Goodie-filled finisher's pack
  • Free training and advice
Raceday Logistics
  • 08:00 Event day information point & baggage drop off opens
  • 09:15 Start assembly area opens – Saltmeadows Road
  • 09:48 Start of mass warm-up
  • 10:00 Start of Great North 10k orange wave and fast-paced runners
  • 10:08 Start of Great North 10k white wave
  • 10:16 Start of Great North 10k green wave
  • 10:24 Start of Great North 10k pink wave
Kit List

Suitable running gear


Spectators welcome!


Volunteers always welcome! Please visit the official website to enquire further.


Race Pack: packs are sent out approximately two weeks prior to the event. Inlucded will be your Race Number Timing Chip to give you an accurate race time

Start Times: We cannot guarantee that all runners who estimated the same running time will be allocated in the same wave. If you find that you have been allocated to different waves, the rule is you can move down a wave to meet your friends or family, but not up. If you would like to run in a slower wave then you do NOT need to change your race number. All you need to do is assemble in the later wave on race day. Great Run does not need to be notified of your change down.

Bag Drop: a bag drop site is available

Questions & answers

Find out more from members of the community who did it last year, or those already signed up.

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Sam D
I'm not the fastest runner does timing matter?


Steph E
Hi there! Not to worry at all, this run is for people of all running abilities :)

Great North 10k weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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The Great Run Company are ranked #7 in the UK out of 241 organizers

The Great Run Company is a United Kingdom events company specialising in the development, design, organisation and rights management of mass participation and televised sporting events. They most notably organise the Great North Run, Great South Run and Great Manchester Run annually.

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