Running Events in Newcastle

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MAY12
Newcastle Racecourse Half and Full Marathon and 50k
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

It's back! 1.67 mile laps of the tarmac ambulance track around the racecourse. Accurately measured and certified and chip timed. Portable toilets, drinks and sweets every lap.

1 reviews
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Newcastle Racecourse Half and Full Marathon and 50k

Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

It's back! 1.67 mile laps of the tarmac ambulance track around the racecourse. Accurately measured and certified and chip timed. Portable toilets, drinks and sweets every lap.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    It second best half marathon in England but not for pbs
£19 - £21
Newcastle Racecourse Half and Full Marathon and 50k
APR28
Washington Trail 10K

Part of Trail Outlaws hugely popular Urban Trail Series events. Washington Trail 10k is wonderful popular and inclusive trail 10k. Whether you are starting out on the trails for the first time, or wanting to race for a PB this event is for you.

2 reviews
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Washington Trail 10K

24 Hogarth Dr, Washington NE38 7LB, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Part of Trail Outlaws hugely popular Urban Trail Series events. Washington Trail 10k is wonderful popular and inclusive trail 10k. Whether you are starting out on the trails for the first time, or wanting to race for a PB this event is for you.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

  • Did the event in 2016

    A very informal and friendly race. Mostly off-road with a bit of mud. Well marked and marshalled route.
£18 - £20
Washington Trail 10K
MAY4
South Shields Junior Fun Run - May
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

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South Shields Junior Fun Run - May

Promenade, South Shields NE33 2JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

£4 - £24
South Shields Junior Fun Run - May
MAY15
Clive Cookson 10K

Traditional 2 lap 10k Road Race on road/path/track.

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Clive Cookson 10K

13 Grindon Cl, Whitley Bay NE25 9EB, UKView event
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From the organiser

Traditional 2 lap 10k Road Race on road/path/track.

£15 - £17
Clive Cookson 10K
MAY11
Slieve Donard

A classic mountain 10K with numerous route checkpoints and sections with no designated route - it's up to runners to decide the fastest way to the finish!

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Slieve Donard

Main St, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20, UKView event
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From the organiser

A classic mountain 10K with numerous route checkpoints and sections with no designated route - it's up to runners to decide the fastest way to the finish!

£10
Slieve Donard
MAY19
Pier to Pier Race
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The Pier to Pier race is one of the more popular runs in the North of England with around 1000 entries each year. The run starts on the beach at South Shields Pier and follows a superb scenic route along the cliff paths past Marsden Rock and Souter Lighthouse. It rejoins the beach at Whitburn and finishes at Roker Pier in Sunderland.

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Pier to Pier Race

222 Sunderland Rd, South Shields NE34 6AT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Pier to Pier race is one of the more popular runs in the North of England with around 1000 entries each year. The run starts on the beach at South Shields Pier and follows a superb scenic route along the cliff paths past Marsden Rock and Souter Lighthouse. It rejoins the beach at Whitburn and finishes at Roker Pier in Sunderland.

£25 - £27
Pier to Pier Race
JUN9
Race for Life 5K – Gateshead

Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of the hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive.

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Race for Life 5K – Gateshead

Saltwell Park, E Park Rd, Gateshead NE9 5AX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of the hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Gateshead
MAY11
Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon

We are looking forward to welcoming back many of you who have taken part over the past seven years to join in the celebrations, along with newcomers looking for a new challenge.

With spectacular coastal views and a brilliant atmosphere, although we cannot guarantee the weather, we can guarantee a superbly organised event with plenty of support on the route and an army of enthusiastic volunteers to make it a great day for all taking part. There is also limited parking, baggage services and plenty of fun activities for those not taking part.

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Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon

273 High St W, Sunderland SR1 3DZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are looking forward to welcoming back many of you who have taken part over the past seven years to join in the celebrations, along with newcomers looking for a new challenge.

With spectacular coastal views and a brilliant atmosphere, although we cannot guarantee the weather, we can guarantee a superbly organised event with plenty of support on the route and an army of enthusiastic volunteers to make it a great day for all taking part. There is also limited parking, baggage services and plenty of fun activities for those not taking part.

£15 - £34.50
Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon
JUN24
Anita Nott Women Only Run
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

The Anita Nott Memorial Run is a women-only 5K run through Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Anita was a member of Heaton Harriers for a number of years. Anita raced in all disciplines from cross country to road and track and produced some outstanding results. As well as regularly racing for the club and being amongst one of our top performing ladies (winning the Davidson Shield on a number of occasions and the local 5k Sunshine run) she also immersed herself in the organization of club events and also supported many of our younger runners who were just starting out.

This tremendous support and enthusiasm for the club and its members and a real love for running was evident in all that Anita did. Anita never made excuses as to why she couldnt do something she just got out and did it. She was very keen to promote veteran running and as such welcomed generous prize structures in local races that highlighted the strength in depth of the veteran field. For this reason, we have an extensive prize list for our womens only race to encourage everyone to take part and remember not only why we run but show everyone just how well we do it!

Anita tragically lost her life in September 2006 whilst out on a training run. As a club we were heartbroken to lose such an amazing person and as such decided to dedicate our womens only run to her name. This race has been well supported over the years. Anita was very keen to see women getting involved in running and would have welcomed all abilities taking part in the event.

We ask that you come and support our event and remember a great athlete! This could be the start of your athletic journey!

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Anita Nott Women Only Run

38 Grosvenor Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Anita Nott Memorial Run is a women-only 5K run through Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Anita was a member of Heaton Harriers for a number of years. Anita raced in all disciplines from cross country to road and track and produced some outstanding results. As well as regularly racing for the club and being amongst one of our top performing ladies (winning the Davidson Shield on a number of occasions and the local 5k Sunshine run) she also immersed herself in the organization of club events and also supported many of our younger runners who were just starting out.

This tremendous support and enthusiasm for the club and its members and a real love for running was evident in all that Anita did. Anita never made excuses as to why she couldnt do something she just got out and did it. She was very keen to promote veteran running and as such welcomed generous prize structures in local races that highlighted the strength in depth of the veteran field. For this reason, we have an extensive prize list for our womens only race to encourage everyone to take part and remember not only why we run but show everyone just how well we do it!

Anita tragically lost her life in September 2006 whilst out on a training run. As a club we were heartbroken to lose such an amazing person and as such decided to dedicate our womens only run to her name. This race has been well supported over the years. Anita was very keen to see women getting involved in running and would have welcomed all abilities taking part in the event.

We ask that you come and support our event and remember a great athlete! This could be the start of your athletic journey!

£7 - £9
Anita Nott Women Only Run
MAY12
Siglion Sunderland City 10K

We are looking forward to welcoming back many of you who have taken part over the past seven years to join in the celebrations, along with newcomers looking for a new challenge.

With spectacular coastal views and a brilliant atmosphere, although we cannot guarantee the weather, we can guarantee a superbly organised event with plenty of support on the route and an army of enthusiastic volunteers to make it a great day for all taking part. All participants will receive a t-shirt, medal and goody bag. There is also limited parking, baggage services and plenty of fun activities for those not taking part.

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Siglion Sunderland City 10K

273 High St W, Sunderland SR1 3DZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are looking forward to welcoming back many of you who have taken part over the past seven years to join in the celebrations, along with newcomers looking for a new challenge.

With spectacular coastal views and a brilliant atmosphere, although we cannot guarantee the weather, we can guarantee a superbly organised event with plenty of support on the route and an army of enthusiastic volunteers to make it a great day for all taking part. All participants will receive a t-shirt, medal and goody bag. There is also limited parking, baggage services and plenty of fun activities for those not taking part.

£23.50 - £25.50
Siglion Sunderland City 10K
MAY12
Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run

Our fun run, ideal for families, will take place during the Run Sunderland Festival weekend. It takes place using part of the Siglion Sunderland City 10k and half marathon route and is the perfect opportunity to get involved in a large scale running event and soak up the atmosphere.

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Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run

Sunderland, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our fun run, ideal for families, will take place during the Run Sunderland Festival weekend. It takes place using part of the Siglion Sunderland City 10k and half marathon route and is the perfect opportunity to get involved in a large scale running event and soak up the atmosphere.

£11
Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run
JUN22
Bubble Rush - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference - lots of coloured bubbles! You'll start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations, where foam canons create an incredi-bubble 4ft bubble bath! Run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family-friendly course . Don't worry if you're not a runner - the event isnt timed so youre not racing against anyone and there's no time limit. The course at Leazes Park is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and there's no minimum or maximum age limit: So everyone can take part!

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Bubble Rush - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Leazes Park, Richardson Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4BJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference - lots of coloured bubbles! You'll start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations, where foam canons create an incredi-bubble 4ft bubble bath! Run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family-friendly course . Don't worry if you're not a runner - the event isnt timed so youre not racing against anyone and there's no time limit. The course at Leazes Park is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and there's no minimum or maximum age limit: So everyone can take part!

£9 - £19
Bubble Rush - Newcastle Upon Tyne
JUN1
South Shields Junior Fun Run - June
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

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South Shields Junior Fun Run - June

Promenade, South Shields NE33 2JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

£4
South Shields Junior Fun Run - June
JUL2
Bridges of The Tyne 5 Mile Road Race
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

Starting on the Newcastle Quayside, the route of this flat fast road race takes runners on an out-and-back course along Newcastle quayside, West on the riverside path, passing seven Bridges of the Tyne. (Date tbc)

2 reviews
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Bridges of The Tyne 5 Mile Road Race

King George VI Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LF, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Starting on the Newcastle Quayside, the route of this flat fast road race takes runners on an out-and-back course along Newcastle quayside, West on the riverside path, passing seven Bridges of the Tyne. (Date tbc)

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    Nice run out and back along the Tyne. Flat and fast and a less common race distance. Great goody bag. Would run it again .
  • Did the event in 2017

    First time doing this race and really enjoyed it, despite the incessant rain! Fantastic marshalling support throughout and very well organised. Canny out and back route. Lovely race tee and most decent goody bag too.Definitely a race I'll do again.
£15 - £17
Bridges of The Tyne 5 Mile Road Race
JUN12
Newburn River Run
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

Start Time 7.15 pm. It is 6 miles long, flat and predominately traffic free route.

Starting on Blaney Row, runners follow the Keelman Waggon Way, over Wylam Bridge, then run along the River Tyne footpath and the course finishes at the Newcastle University Boathouse building.

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Newburn River Run

27 Blayney Row, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8QD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Start Time 7.15 pm. It is 6 miles long, flat and predominately traffic free route.

Starting on Blaney Row, runners follow the Keelman Waggon Way, over Wylam Bridge, then run along the River Tyne footpath and the course finishes at the Newcastle University Boathouse building.

£16
Newburn River Run
JUN23
FACT Wig Walk
Blaydon-on-Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

Help support people in the North East affected by cancer by taking part in our Wigwalk !

FACT - Fighting All Cancers Together is holding their annual Wigwalk at Swalwell Cricket Club.

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FACT Wig Walk

Derwenthaugh Rd, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Help support people in the North East affected by cancer by taking part in our Wigwalk !

FACT - Fighting All Cancers Together is holding their annual Wigwalk at Swalwell Cricket Club.

£6
FACT Wig Walk
JUN23
FACT North East Cancer Run

Help support people in the North East affected by cancer by taking part in our North East Cancer Fun Run!

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FACT North East Cancer Run

Swalwell Cricket Club, Derwenthaugh Park, Hexham Rd, Swalwell, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 6JA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Help support people in the North East affected by cancer by taking part in our North East Cancer Fun Run!

£10 - £80
FACT North East Cancer Run
JUL7
Registration Perks
Simplyhealth Great North 10k

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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Simplyhealth Great North 10k

1 Saltmeadows Rd, Gateshead NE8 3AH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

£28
Simplyhealth Great North 10k
JUL14
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

This is a race suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. In the event site there will be activities and stalls for all the family.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Newcastle

The Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a race suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. In the event site there will be activities and stalls for all the family.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Newcastle
JUN27
Angel View Races

Junior races under 11's 13's,15's and prizes for under 17 and under 21's.

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Angel View Races

Durham Rd, Gateshead NE9 7UA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Junior races under 11's 13's,15's and prizes for under 17 and under 21's.

£4 - £12
Angel View Races
JUL19
Northern Frontrunners LGBT 5k Race 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

A 5k race taking place for the 6th consecutive year on Newcastle Town Moor, to coincide with the Pride weekend and celebrating diversity.

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Northern Frontrunners LGBT 5k Race 2019

The Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 5k race taking place for the 6th consecutive year on Newcastle Town Moor, to coincide with the Pride weekend and celebrating diversity.

£17
Northern Frontrunners LGBT 5k Race 2019
JUL19
NFR LGBT5k Festival of Running
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

As a reminder, the date is the evening of Friday 19th July. The event will again coincide with Newcastle Pride weekend, will take place on Newcastles Town Moor, and all events occur on the same evening. Introduced last year the childrens 2k and the 3-person relay where each person runs approx. 1 mile, were a great success. If you cant manage a full 5k, are returning from injury, you have a couple of friends youd love to run with as a team, or fancy a bit of friendly competition with other clubs, the relay is the ideal event for you. You can run the relay as well as the 5k race.

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NFR LGBT5k Festival of Running

Unnamed Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

As a reminder, the date is the evening of Friday 19th July. The event will again coincide with Newcastle Pride weekend, will take place on Newcastles Town Moor, and all events occur on the same evening. Introduced last year the childrens 2k and the 3-person relay where each person runs approx. 1 mile, were a great success. If you cant manage a full 5k, are returning from injury, you have a couple of friends youd love to run with as a team, or fancy a bit of friendly competition with other clubs, the relay is the ideal event for you. You can run the relay as well as the 5k race.

£5 - £30
NFR LGBT5k Festival of Running
JUN19
South Shields Summer Trail Series 3
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

Join us for our Summer Nights Trail Series in South Shields. The run includes a challenging 5km course and a beginner trail 2.7km course within Marsden Old Quarry. The trails are a hidden gem in South Shields, with spectacular views over our coastline and as far as Northumberland. The run is held once per month & has a friendly community feel with a competitive spirit. All abilities of runner are welcome to take part, especially if youre new to trail running! The course includes everything you want in a trail run challenging hills, exciting descents and great views at the top. Join us for a drink after the run in the White Horse Pub.

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South Shields Summer Trail Series 3

178 Quarry Ln, South Shields NE34 7QZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for our Summer Nights Trail Series in South Shields. The run includes a challenging 5km course and a beginner trail 2.7km course within Marsden Old Quarry. The trails are a hidden gem in South Shields, with spectacular views over our coastline and as far as Northumberland. The run is held once per month & has a friendly community feel with a competitive spirit. All abilities of runner are welcome to take part, especially if youre new to trail running! The course includes everything you want in a trail run challenging hills, exciting descents and great views at the top. Join us for a drink after the run in the White Horse Pub.

£4 - £6
South Shields Summer Trail Series 3
JUL3
Monthly Mile South Shields - July
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

Run the monthly mile to track your fitness gains! Standard entry is paid for on the day.

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Monthly Mile South Shields - July

Sand Dancer, 2 Sea Rd, South Shields NE33 2JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run the monthly mile to track your fitness gains! Standard entry is paid for on the day.

£2.50 - £15
Monthly Mile South Shields - July
JUN23
Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon
New Herrington, North East, United Kingdom

Part of the 2018 Urban Trails series of races by Trail Outlaws.The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in beautiful trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, with great views along the river and its broad range of wildlife and wildfowl, before the fabulous finish on Penshaw Monument itself.

We are sure you will agree, the finish and the bling with be worth the challenge. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race.

This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington Country Park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.

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Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon

Unnamed Road, New Herrington, Houghton le Spring DH4 7NJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Part of the 2018 Urban Trails series of races by Trail Outlaws.The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in beautiful trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, with great views along the river and its broad range of wildlife and wildfowl, before the fabulous finish on Penshaw Monument itself.

We are sure you will agree, the finish and the bling with be worth the challenge. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race.

This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington Country Park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.

£30 - £32
Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon
JUN26
Run Northumberland Kirkley 10k

The Kirkley 10k is an undulating course on local roads looping through Kirkley and Ogle, finishing on the Equestrian Drive at Kirkley Hall. Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured route through Kirkley and Ogle. All finishers will receive a medal and an optional race t-shirt is available at extra cost.

1 reviews
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Run Northumberland Kirkley 10k

1 Town Farm Cottages, Milbourne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0EE, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Kirkley 10k is an undulating course on local roads looping through Kirkley and Ogle, finishing on the Equestrian Drive at Kirkley Hall. Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured route through Kirkley and Ogle. All finishers will receive a medal and an optional race t-shirt is available at extra cost.

Reviews
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    Great event and usually good weather, prefer the summer evening races. Nice course through the Northumberland countryside & a mixture of hills & flat sections so a good workout,
£16.50 - £18.50
Run Northumberland Kirkley 10k
JUL6
South Shields Junior Fun Run - July
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

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South Shields Junior Fun Run - July

Promenade, South Shields NE33 2JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

£4
South Shields Junior Fun Run - July
APR24
Neptune Relays
Stockton-on-Tees, North East, United Kingdom

An evening event of four stage relays over park trails. Stages are approx. 1.7 miles. Male and female entries with limited vets categories.

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Neptune Relays

A177, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 2DN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

An evening event of four stage relays over park trails. Stages are approx. 1.7 miles. Male and female entries with limited vets categories.

£2 - £2.50
Neptune Relays
JUL7
Bottoms Up Cup 5K Race

Washington Running Club host an annual 5k race aptly named The Bottoms Up Cup, running through the heart of the iconic Princess Anne Park in the centre of Washington on a Sunday morning during the summer.

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Bottoms Up Cup 5K Race

The Princess Anne Park, 14 Creevelea, Washington NE38 7TU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Washington Running Club host an annual 5k race aptly named The Bottoms Up Cup, running through the heart of the iconic Princess Anne Park in the centre of Washington on a Sunday morning during the summer.

£8 - £10
Bottoms Up Cup 5K Race
JUN5
Run Durham Dalton Park 5 Miler

Join us for this midweek summer 5 miler on a flat and fast course finishing in the Dalton Park Retail Centre car park.

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Run Durham Dalton Park 5 Miler

Dalton Park Outlet, Church St, Murton, Seaham SR7 9HU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for this midweek summer 5 miler on a flat and fast course finishing in the Dalton Park Retail Centre car park.

$16 - $18
Run Durham Dalton Park 5 Miler
JUN30
Lambton 10K
Houghton le Spring, North East, United Kingdom

This annual event from Foundation of Light, set in the exclusive, beautiful and private Lambton Estate thats not normally accessible to the public, is growing in popularity and is perfectly timed for those training towards the Great North Run.

2 reviews
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Lambton 10K

11 Forge Ln, Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street DH3 4PD, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

This annual event from Foundation of Light, set in the exclusive, beautiful and private Lambton Estate thats not normally accessible to the public, is growing in popularity and is perfectly timed for those training towards the Great North Run.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    This is a local course for me but that's not why I do it. It's a lovely semi-trail route. Lovely scenery as you run along, the start can be a bit tight through a narrow stretch but once past that then you're away. There is a hilly but on 2k but you're fresh then and then you can just chug along taking in the views...until 8k...then you have a monster hill to climb. Every year I say I will complete in one go...and every year I get closer. But not managed the whole lot yet...next year then eh?Good fun and pretty race.
  • Did the event in 2016

    Ran this twice and it is the hilliest course Ive ran.Mix of trail and paths make this a great introduction to light trail running. Some sections can be boggy/wet so dont wear those new shiny trainers!At the start there are a couple of pinch points where Ive had to walk as you cant move but they clear up quickly. Challenging course with lots of ups and downs. The final hill is a real challenge.Something a bit diferent from usual road races and generally not too many people.Technical T-Shirt at the end.
£10 - £18
Lambton 10K
MAY12
Thrunton Thriller Trail Run
Longframlington, North East, United Kingdom

Thrunton Woods itself only allows a very small number of events to be hosted there so dont miss your chance to strap your shoes on here. Roots, rocks, mud and a good helping of prime Northumbrian bog awaits to test your physical and mental resolve. There may or may not be a special ending (wink wink) and there may or may not be an extra 2 miles on the overall distance (cough!).

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Thrunton Thriller Trail Run

A697, Longframlington, Morpeth NE65 8AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Thrunton Woods itself only allows a very small number of events to be hosted there so dont miss your chance to strap your shoes on here. Roots, rocks, mud and a good helping of prime Northumbrian bog awaits to test your physical and mental resolve. There may or may not be a special ending (wink wink) and there may or may not be an extra 2 miles on the overall distance (cough!).

$32
Thrunton Thriller Trail Run
AUG3
Big Fun Run Gateshead

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

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Big Fun Run Gateshead

3 E Park Rd, Gateshead NE9 5AX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

£14 - £16.25
Big Fun Run Gateshead
MAY26
The Druridge Bay 10K and Junior Charity Run
Red Row, England, United Kingdom

This is an absolute gem of a route, starting and finishing in the Druridge Bay Country Park. The run consists of running on various surface conditions - gravel tracks, grass, tarmac and firm sand, along the beautiful Druridge Bay beach.

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The Druridge Bay 10K and Junior Charity Run

Druridge Bay Country Park, A1068, Red Row, Morpeth NE61 5BX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is an absolute gem of a route, starting and finishing in the Druridge Bay Country Park. The run consists of running on various surface conditions - gravel tracks, grass, tarmac and firm sand, along the beautiful Druridge Bay beach.

£6 - £20
The Druridge Bay 10K and Junior Charity Run
AUG21
Quayside 5k

The race will be used as the Gateshead Harriers & AC Club Road Championship and will be used as part of the selection process for the Northern 6-Stage Road Relays Championships with the first male and female Gateshead Harriers being awarded The David Mount Cup named after our former Chairman.

And yes the rumours are true there will be 2 races this year due to high demand.. and safety.

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Quayside 5k

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The race will be used as the Gateshead Harriers & AC Club Road Championship and will be used as part of the selection process for the Northern 6-Stage Road Relays Championships with the first male and female Gateshead Harriers being awarded The David Mount Cup named after our former Chairman.

And yes the rumours are true there will be 2 races this year due to high demand.. and safety.

£15 - £17
Quayside 5k
JUN30
Race for Life 5K– Durham

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run.

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Race for Life 5K– Durham

County Hall, Durham DH1 5UZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K– Durham
MAY26
Run Fit 10k Trail Race
Hart, England, United Kingdom

The Monk Heseldon 10k Trail Race is open to everyone of any ability. From beginners to the most experienced Trail runners and everyone else inbetween. With no time limit or cut off you can take as long as you need to complete the course.

1 reviews
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Run Fit 10k Trail Race

1 Front St, Hart, Hartlepool TS27 3AW, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Monk Heseldon 10k Trail Race is open to everyone of any ability. From beginners to the most experienced Trail runners and everyone else inbetween. With no time limit or cut off you can take as long as you need to complete the course.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Actually described as '10k ish', my app measured it as 11.04km. It wasn't a walk in the park, it had all that you'd want from a testing trail run - water, mud, overgrowth, short climbs & the most fantastic North Sea coastal view, before you head back on the return trip to the finish line.
    A well organised race, the marshalling was effective & supportive, number collection was from the village hall & quite slick. Entry price was very fair but did lack the useful chip-timing, there was a selection of appetizing cakes, pies etc. available in the hall afterwards,
    I fully intend to take part again, if it is held next year.
£15
Run Fit 10k Trail Race
MAY12
High Fells of Thrunton Half Marathon
Thrunton, England, United Kingdom

Roots, rocks, mud and a good helping of prime Northumbrian bog awaits to test your physical and mental resolve. There may or may not be a special ending...

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High Fells of Thrunton Half Marathon

Thrunton Wood Car Park, Thrunton, Alnwick NE66 4SG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Roots, rocks, mud and a good helping of prime Northumbrian bog awaits to test your physical and mental resolve. There may or may not be a special ending...

£30 - £32
High Fells of Thrunton Half Marathon
AUG10
South Shields Junior Fun Run - August
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

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South Shields Junior Fun Run - August

Promenade, South Shields NE33 2JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event is a great introduction into running and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. A number of the children & parents have said its been great practice for the Junior Great North Run too!

£4 - £24
South Shields Junior Fun Run - August
MAY11
High Fells of Thrunton 10k

Night running comes to Thrunton! This atmospheric woods will be transformed as you run under dark skies. Branches will reach out to you as you twist and turn on the tight trails. Once out on the fells the skies open and on a clear night it will be filled with stars. Not that youll have time to look as the ground is constantly requiring your full attention.

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High Fells of Thrunton 10k

Alnwick NE66, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Night running comes to Thrunton! This atmospheric woods will be transformed as you run under dark skies. Branches will reach out to you as you twist and turn on the tight trails. Once out on the fells the skies open and on a clear night it will be filled with stars. Not that youll have time to look as the ground is constantly requiring your full attention.

£25 - £27
High Fells of Thrunton 10k
AUG4
South Shields 10

The course will start at Souter Lighthouse, heading North along the beautiful South Shields coastline and The Leas before heading back to Souter Lighthouse to finish. The hugely popular South Shields 10 is a fantastic challenge on multi terrain, including trails, grass and coastal paths.

1 reviews
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South Shields 10

souter LightHouse, Coast Rd, Sunderland SR6 7NH, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The course will start at Souter Lighthouse, heading North along the beautiful South Shields coastline and The Leas before heading back to Souter Lighthouse to finish. The hugely popular South Shields 10 is a fantastic challenge on multi terrain, including trails, grass and coastal paths.

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  • Did the event in 2017

    I missed the inaugural race last year, gutted as it looked to be a cracking event.Fast forward 12 months and I've finally run this beautiful course. From start to finish, each mile brings with it, its own challenge, whether it's a climb or attention to focus, it's perfect for stretching your legs in your training - especially for the Great North Run.The organisation is fantastic, the support and the volunteers are outstanding, with a welcomed drinks station at the 3.5 and 6.5-mile check points.  Another brilliant event that's set up by Luke - I'll be back next year for sure!
£19 - £21
South Shields 10
SEP8
The SimplyHealth Great North Run
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

The World's biggest and most iconic half marathon. Be part of this amazing day and run alongside top athletes and celebrity runners. This spectator-lined course covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge and onto a picturesque coastal finish in South Shields.

Broadcast live on the BBC, the Simplyhealth Great North Run, on Sunday 8 September 2019, sees thousands of runners take on the half marathon challenge every year. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the stunning coastline in South Shields. Since 1981 the world's greatest half marathon has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields and we're looking forward to cheering on the next million.

99 reviews
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The SimplyHealth Great North Run

King George VI Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LF, UKView event
99 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The World's biggest and most iconic half marathon. Be part of this amazing day and run alongside top athletes and celebrity runners. This spectator-lined course covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge and onto a picturesque coastal finish in South Shields.

Broadcast live on the BBC, the Simplyhealth Great North Run, on Sunday 8 September 2019, sees thousands of runners take on the half marathon challenge every year. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the stunning coastline in South Shields. Since 1981 the world's greatest half marathon has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields and we're looking forward to cheering on the next million.

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    A ridiculously big event with about 50,000 runners on the list. A great first half because the streets are full of cheering crowds and the support is amazing. It's point to point so you start in Newcastle and finish in South Shields, so you either need to get picked up at the end or get public transport. The route would be slightly dull if it wasn't for the crowds and it undulates a fair bit
  • Did the event in 2018

    A fantastic experience but a route that lacks inspirstion bar the stsrt and the amazing finish.

    I got in through thr ballot, something which came as quite a shock!

    I attended the pre-race pasta party and though the whole set-up was slick and on a level I’ve necer seen before.

    I purchased a metro ticket and stayed in nearby Gateshead which proved a wise decsion.

    On race day arrived early on the metro and simply followed the masses to the start, busses were plentiful and the start line was just behind the trees and down a bank.

    I started quite close to the front and didn’t realise there was a split over and under the flyover - i went under and was glad of the shade on what turned out to be a very hot day.

    The run over the tyne bridge came early and the finish by the sea at south shields both of these points were the highlight of an otherwise uninspiring route albeit on lined with support throughout.

    The red arrows display afterwards over the sea whilst drinking a well earned pint from the beer tent was spectacular and worth the large entry price on its own.

    The metro on the return was incredibly busy so i suggest either going early straight affer the red arrows or hanging around longer, or even staying that end!

    As a ballot entry winner you get tbe opportunity to pay a fee to get membership which entitles you to enter for the next three years with no need to go through the ballot, plus a race photo and a few other little perks. Something I did and i’m very much looking forward to becoming a north run veteran and taking part for many years to come.

  • Did the event in 2018

    A race with loads of company, iconic it certainly is.
    Personally I found to many people walking wherever they stopped rather than moving to the sides. As a result felt more like a frustrating game of dodge.
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The SimplyHealth Great North Run
SEP8
Great North Run
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

One of the nation's most iconic half marathons, the Great North Run stretches over 13.1 miles, starting in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Great North Run

King George VI Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

One of the nation's most iconic half marathons, the Great North Run stretches over 13.1 miles, starting in Newcastle upon Tyne.

£30
Great North Run
MAY12
Raby Castle 10km

The event will be hosted once again by Teesdale Athletic Club within the magnificant grounds of Raby Castle, near Staindrop, in Teesdale, and its surrounding estate. This year will see a full programme of four races for all abilities, including the 1.2 km Fun Run for those aged 8 years old and under and the 3 km Fun Run for those aged 11 year old and under. Following the junior events a 5.0 km distance for those aged 11 years and over will take place followed by the 10 km race for all competitors aged 16 years and over.

This is a very popular event and despite increasing the number of available places both the 5.0 km and 10 km events sold out swiftly last year. The Race Director advises competitors to book early to avoid disappointment.

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Raby Castle 10km

Keverstone Bank, Darlington DL2, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event will be hosted once again by Teesdale Athletic Club within the magnificant grounds of Raby Castle, near Staindrop, in Teesdale, and its surrounding estate. This year will see a full programme of four races for all abilities, including the 1.2 km Fun Run for those aged 8 years old and under and the 3 km Fun Run for those aged 11 year old and under. Following the junior events a 5.0 km distance for those aged 11 years and over will take place followed by the 10 km race for all competitors aged 16 years and over.

This is a very popular event and despite increasing the number of available places both the 5.0 km and 10 km events sold out swiftly last year. The Race Director advises competitors to book early to avoid disappointment.

£4 - £18
Raby Castle 10km
MAY14
Les Allcorn 10km

The 2019 Les Allcorn 10k and Junior Fun Run take place on Tuesday, May 14, and entry is open for both.

The races are among the most scenic in the region, taking runners through the stunning Hulne Park, in Alnwick.

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Les Allcorn 10km

Farm Dr, Alnwick NE66 3HY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 2019 Les Allcorn 10k and Junior Fun Run take place on Tuesday, May 14, and entry is open for both.

The races are among the most scenic in the region, taking runners through the stunning Hulne Park, in Alnwick.

£9 - £11
Les Allcorn 10km
AUG29
Watergate 5k (Incorporating the NEMAA Masters Championships) and junior races

A fast 2 lap traffic free course in Watergate Park Lobley hill Gateshead juniors one 2km lap approx.

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Watergate 5k (Incorporating the NEMAA Masters Championships) and junior races

Watergate Cafe, Gateshead NE11 0BG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A fast 2 lap traffic free course in Watergate Park Lobley hill Gateshead juniors one 2km lap approx.

£10 - £12
Watergate 5k (Incorporating the NEMAA Masters Championships) and junior races
MAY26
Whitsun Woodland Trail Run
Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom

The second of three races that form part of the Run Billingham Series in 2019. A 6.5 mile trail race around the beautiful Wynyard Woodland Park. The Park started life as a working railway carrying freight to ports along the River Tees. Now it provides visitors with miles of flat footpaths, numerous circular walks and a fantastic landmark play area.

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Whitsun Woodland Trail Run

4 The Wynd, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS22 5QE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The second of three races that form part of the Run Billingham Series in 2019. A 6.5 mile trail race around the beautiful Wynyard Woodland Park. The Park started life as a working railway carrying freight to ports along the River Tees. Now it provides visitors with miles of flat footpaths, numerous circular walks and a fantastic landmark play area.

£11 - £13
Whitsun Woodland Trail Run
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