AJ Bell Great North 5k 2023

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Entries for the 2023 Great North 5k are now open. Join us and be part of the biggest weekend of sport in the North East! The Great North 5k kicks off the Great North Run weekend celebrations in style on Friday 8th September, on a fun and fast 5k route on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. The Friday evening event provides a party atmosphere with the celebrations on the Quayside continuing long after you cross the finish line!
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Calendar
Fri, 8 Sept 2023
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Start times
Fri, 8 Sept 2023
5k:
6:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for AJ Bell Great North 5k 2023
5k
Distance
5km
£23.00
Route information
Runners will love this waterfront 5k in Newcastle. Runners will cross the Swing Bridge and travel along the waterfront, past a buzzing musical zone before looping back round towards Millennium Bridge and across the finish line.
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How to get there
Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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Road Closures
Ensure you plan your journey to the start line in advance of the big day as there will be a number of road closures in place and your usual routes into the city may not be available.
Follow this linkExternalLink to see what roads are closed.
Event day logistics
18:00 5k start
More details will be available closer to the event date.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 14 and older to enter the 5k.
Race Pack
If you have chosen to have your pack posted to you before the event for an additional fee, it will arrive approximately 2 weeks prior to the event and you do not need to register on the day. Once you have received your race pack, you must read all the information as this is important preparation and will make sure you enjoy your day.
If you have chosen to collect it on the day, Great Run will communicate location and timings of the pack pick up stations in advance of the event.
There will be Great Run Information points on the day for if you have any last minute queries.
If you have chosen to have your pack sent to you, and your race pack doesn't arrive please contact the organiser at https://www.greatrun.org/contact/ExternalLink who can verify your entry and give you details on how to collect a replacement pack on race weekend. There will be Great Run Information points on the day for if you have any last minute queries.
Sweep Vehicle
There are no cut-off times but there is a sweep vehicle as the organiser is under pressure to open the closed roads.
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Great Run
Great Run is the UK’s biggest mass participation sports business. They have been creating and delivering major, televised, mass participation events for over 4 decades. In that time, over 4.7m runners, swimmers and cyclists have been cheered across the finish line. Their signature event is the world’s biggest half marathon, the iconic Great North Run, which reached its milestone 40th event last year. The Great North Run evolved into a UK wide series of events, giving over 200,000 runners the chance to achieve their goals every year.
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FAQs
Is there somewhere I can go on the day if I have a query at the Great North 5k?
Yes, there will be Great Run Information points on the day for if you have any last minute queries.
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Where can I find my results from the Great North 5k?
Results will be uploaded to the event website here: https://www.greatrun.org/results after the race.
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Can I wear headphones while I run at the Great North 5k?
Yes, the roads will be closed off for the event. Make sure to be aware of your surroundings though, for your safety.
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What time does the Great North 5k start?
Your start time and wave allocation will be based on your estimated finish time when you enter. You can determine what wave you are in by looking at your race number, which you will receive in your race pack.
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