Great North 10k

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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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Sun 7th Jul 2019
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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1 Saltmeadows Rd, Gateshead NE8 3AH, UK
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Route information
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.
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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
How to get there
1 Saltmeadows Rd, Gateshead NE8 3AH, UK
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**Limited car parking is available at Bede School and Community Centre, Old Fold Road, Gateshead. NE10 0DJ. The car park is operational from 8am-2pm at a cost of £3 per car.
**Take the train to your event and arrive in the heart of the city, ready to hit the Great Run starting line right on time. Book your travel to your Great Run event with TransPennine Express and get an extra 10% off Advance Purchase fares.
**The start and finish areas are a short walk from Gateshead Stadium Metro station. Metro trains provide a frequent service through the station providing links from Newcastle and Gateshead centres and from Heworth. And there’s a Metro from South Tyneside, from Sunderland, Newcastle Airport and from North Tyneside about every 30 minutes from around 07:00. This increases to every 15 minutes by about 10:00, depending on location.
**Metro park and ride:
**You can Park and Ride to Gateshead Stadium Metro station from the following main Park & Ride stations on the Metro system:
  • Callerton,
  • Regent Centre,
  • Four Lane Ends,
  • Northumberland Park,
  • Heworth
  • and Stadium of Light.
**The event is easily accessible by bus, with a variety of routes servicing Gateshead International Stadium. Go North East Service 27 from bus stops on Sunderland Road (Felling) provides a link to Gateshead Stadium about every 20 minutes from Hebburn, Jarrow and South Shields. Quaylink Services Q1 and Q2 provide a link from Gateshead Metro and Newcastle City Centre to the Gateshead Quayside area, but they will be disrupted by road closures for the event so you are recommended to use Quaylink service Q3 from Newcastle City Centre to Newcastle Quayside and cross the Millennium Bridge to Gateshead. It is possible to get many bus services to Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead or Heworth Metro Stations then use the Metro to get to the event from Gateshead Stadium Metro Station.
**Fare Information:
**If you are travelling by more than one form of public transport the best ticket to buy is a Day Rover ticket. It gives you unlimited travel all day on Metro, most buses in Tyne and Wear, the Shields Ferry and the Sunderland - Blaydon rail line. Tickets are available from Metro station ticket machines and bus drivers - adult £7.20, child £3.60. Children who have an Under 16 Pop Card can travel all day for just £1.10 with a Child All-day Ticket (CAT) available from ticket machines or bus drivers. If you are using Metro only, or travelling on buses from just one bus company, buy one of their day tickets, or a return where available.
Event day 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
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The Great Run Company
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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Spectator Info
Spectators welcome!
Kit List
Suitable running gear
21 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Andrew M
Did the 10k in 2017
Well organised. Usual Great Run good preparation & encouragement. Met interesting people. Commentator said ' ...easy course....keep something for last step climb...'. He hadn't run it. Quite hilly at first, needing care. Turn back just before half way. Went behind bushes for a middle and found toilets hidden! Second half felt easier, probably psychological.... Best was at the end, when you struggle up the steep hill into the great Gateshead Stadium to be greeted by your name on the public address!
Did the 10k in 2019
Fabulous event. So well organised Really enjoyed event. Finishing in Gateshead international stadium was magical
Jenni C
Did the 10k in 2019
I started running at 68yrs using the couch to 5km app. I was hooked, I applied for and got a place in the GNR just in time for my 70th birthday. My daughter has been my running companion, we have done a couple of muddy runs and a COR. I upped my game to 10km in a effort to get ready for GNR. We felt we needed to enter our first timed run. The atmosphere and streamlined organisation made it very easy. Thank you so much.
Jenni C
Did the 10k in 2019
At the age of 68yrs I started to run using couch to 5km app. I got hooked, applied for GNR and got a place just in time for my 70th birthday!! I’ve upped my game to 10km running with my daughter. This was my first serious timed run I’ve done a couple of muddy runs and a COR. Atmosphere was great and organisation was streamlined. Thank you so much for the experience.
Did the 10k in 2019
Amazing experience Well organised Thoroughly enjoyed my first 10k experience Would definitely do it again
Debbie H
Did the 10k in 2019
First time Iv ran the GN10k really enjoyed it, quite a hilly run so was tough in places. Was really well organised and plenty people along the way to give you encouragement. Already signed up for next year
Did the 10k in 2019
I have run the Great North 10k twice so my review takes into account a comparison with the 2016 GN10k. I found that this year, whilst starting the waves at different times helped to decrease congestion on the course, the problem for me was when it came to lining up in the pens. The green pen was not large enough for the participants and there were many of us stuck along the sides before the race began. This space on the sides was similarly cramped, and blocked up by onlookers including people with prams/buggies, so it was hard for many of us to get to the starting line initially. However, once we got started the race was every bit as enjoyable as last time and the atmosphere was great. One minor thing that other races do which GN10k didn't this year was provide a 5k chip time as well as the 10k chip time - is this something that could be looked into in the future?
Andrew K
Did the 10k in 2019
Great event. The spectacle and atmosphere of the day was phenomenal. Well organised and the finish in the Gateshead stadium was electrifying. Really enjoyable and already booked it as an event for next year.
Did the 10k in 2019
This was the first time I had ever entered anything like this so was not sure what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed the day and was amazed by how supportive everyone was, spectators, volunteers, officials and other competitors. Can't wait for next year now.
Nicky S
Did the 10k in 2019
First time we did this race and have signed up for next year. Fab route and organisation and lovely atmosphere.Would definitely recommend to all levels of runner. Fabulous 😁
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Sam Dixon
I'm not the fastest runner does timing matter?
Steph Ede
Hi there! Not to worry at all, this run is for people of all running abilities :)
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