Junior & Mini Great North Run

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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. 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 crowds, it’s an action packed day, with an atmosphere like no other.
Mini Great North Run, and Junior Great North Run
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Sat, 8 Oct 2022
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Start times
Sat, 8 Oct 2022
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How to get there
Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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Event day logistics
Great Run were sorry not to see their amazing Junior and Mini runners on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside last weekend following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. They know how much this event means to their young runners and they absolutely deserve their moment in the spotlight.
With that in mind, their teams have been busy working on rescheduling the Junior and Mini Great North Run to an alternative date. They are delighted to let you know that it has been confirmed as Saturday 8 October 2022.
Your entry has been automatically rolled over to the new date, however if you can no longer make it you will be rolled into next year’s event taking place on Saturday 9 September 2023.
Other than the date of the event, everything else will remain as planned.
Run numbers, timetables, the unveiling of Tyney the Tortoise, a fantastic atmosphere, a brand new event village, food and drinks stalls, and of course, the medals and goody bags. We are aware that some of our runners will have been lucky enough to have had a Birthday since the original date. All runners will take part in the wave that they were originally scheduled to run in, using the original race number.
We really hope you're able to join us for what will be a fantastic celebration of the next generation of runners.
08:00 Event Village opens
08:45 Junior Girls start (9-10 yrs)
09:25 Junior Girls start (11-12 yrs)
10:05 First Mini Wave starts
14:25 Last Mini Wave starts
14:35 Wheelchair Event starts
15:15 Junior Boys start (15-16 yrs)
15:20 Junior Girls start (15-16 yrs)
15:25 Junior Boys start (13-14 yrs)
15:30 Junior Girls start (13-14 yrs)
16:10 Junior Boys start (11-12 yrs)
16:50 Junior Boys start (9-10 yrs)
18:15 Event village closes
Age Requirements
Mini runners (age 3 – 8) must be accompanied by an adult around the 1.5k 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.
To ensure the allocation of places in the Mini and Junior Great North Run is as fair as possible there is a limit of 4 entries per age category and a limit of 6 entries in total, for each entry transaction.
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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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