Running Events in Newcastle

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JUL25
Registration Perks
The Prince Bishop's Durham City Run

TAKE ON THE HISTORIC STREETS OF DURHAM FOR A MIDSUMMER EVENING OF RACING IN THE PRINCE BISHOPS DURHAM CITY RUN.

New and improved for 2019, two races and one unforgettable finish! The World Heritage Site provides the stunning backdrop to this exciting event that chases through the narrow cobbled streets and along the beautiful River Wear with the imposing 900 year old Cathedral always beckoning. There can hardly be a more spectacular setting for a Summer Night of racing and fun. Tell me more, tell me more!

£13 - £24
The Prince Bishop's Durham City Run
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!

£7 - £9
Anita Nott Women Only 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!

£9 - £19
Bubble Rush - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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)

£15 - £17
Bridges of The Tyne 5 Mile Road Race
JUN22
Gibside Marathon

Our evening event is a multi-lap race around the undulating grounds of Gibside. There is a strict 5-hour time limit to ensure all runners complete the race before darkness falls. Start time is 5:00 pm.

Footpaths range from the tarmac, hardcore, and trail. There are a feed stations on each lap providing water, juice, and sweets. Toilets are located by the Potting Shed Cafe and beer garden (which remains open for spectators) and the start is at Green Close on the Avenue.

£17 - £52
Gibside Marathon
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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Newcastle
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.

£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.

£4 - £6
South Shields Summer Trail Series 3
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.

£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.

£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!

£4
South Shields Junior Fun Run - July
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.

£10 - £18
Lambton 10K
AUG10
Try on the Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

There is something for everyone, those beginning their Triathlon journey, the Duathlon die-hards, pb chasing runners as well as those just looking for a fun and atmospheric event to do with friends and family in a stunning location. All events are chip timed and all finishers will receive a t-shirt, medal and goody bag.

£8 - £48
Try on the Tyne
JUL3
Tynedale 10k

The Tynedale 10k is a fast, flat, rural 10k along minor roads and tracks. The course starts in Ovington finishing in the Countryside Park at Low Prudhoe, followed by a pie n pea supper at Ovingham Middle School (included in the entry fee).

£17 - £19
Tynedale 10k
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.

£14 - £16.25
Big Fun Run Gateshead
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.

£15 - £17
Quayside 5k
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!

£4 - £24
South Shields Junior Fun Run - August
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.

£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.

Charity Tickets
The SimplyHealth Great North Run
JUL17
Run Northumberland Wallington 10k

We are pleased to be able to return to the venue of our first ever race in September 2010 at Wallington, near Morpeth. This race starts in the village of Cambo (1km from Wallington Hall) and finishing under the clocktower of Wallington Hall. The race is a certified 10k loop on undulating rural roads with some challenging hills and some steady downhill sections. This run is a great mid-week event and alterative to racing on weekends.

£17 - £18.50
Run Northumberland Wallington 10k
SEP4
The Monthly Mile - September
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

A Wednesday evening one mile run in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. The 1 mile distance is not raced too often anymore (especially on roads), and we hope this challenging race distance is enjoyable for all levels of runner. Registration in The New Crown, South Shields. North East Running Project of the Year Award

£2.50
The Monthly Mile - September
AUG31
South Shields Junior Fun Run - September
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The South Shields Junior Fun Run is back. 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 - September
JUN30
Run Northumberland Coquet Half Marathon

The Coquet Half Marathon is a picturesque course on the roads up and down the Coquet Valley, starting and finishing in Rothbury. Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured route at the heart of Northumberland. All finishers will recieve a medal and an optional race tshirt is available at extra cost.

£29
Run Northumberland Coquet Half Marathon
AUG18
Branches & Bays 10k

A challenging and beautiful trail 10k, taking the Trail Outlaws 10k events out of Sunderland to the nearby trails of County Durham. Set in a beautiful and historic area of the County, this 10k promises to be a must do event in the running calendar. Once you venture onto this route you will agree that it is one of the most beautiful.

£20 - £22
Branches & Bays 10k
JUL21
Run Durham Hamsterley Summer 10K
Bishop Auckland, North East, United Kingdom

The Hamsterley 10k takes place in the Forest Drive and other forestry which is largely flat, the race is a large loop which turns and comes back to the start/finish area at the Nest Car park near the middle of the Hamsterley Forest drive.Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured scenic route .

£17 - £19
Run Durham Hamsterley Summer 10K
JUL21
Run Durham Hamsterley Half Marathon
Bishop Auckland, North East, United Kingdom

The Hamsterley Half Marathon takes place in the Forest Drive and other forestry which is largely flat, the race is a large loop which turns and comes back to the start/finish area at the Nest Car park near the middle of the Hamsterley Forest drive.Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured scenic route .

£27 - £29
Run Durham Hamsterley Half Marathon
SEP22
Run Northumberland Matfen 10k

A popular 10k run on local country roads around Matfen Village, Ryal and returning on the loop to finish on the outskirts of the village - walking distance to race registration and Matfen Hall.

£16.50 - £18.50
Run Northumberland Matfen 10k
SEP1
Northumberland Coastal Marathon

Without doubt, one of the most scenic marathons in the Country. From Alnmouth Beach the route follows a scenic coastal path passing Boulmer, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Low Newton Sands. It then takes you up to Long Nanny Bridge, where, after a short run on the beach, it returns to Alnmouth along the same route. A half marathon options follows the same route to Craster then returns back to Alnmouth.

£19 - £21
Northumberland Coastal Marathon
NOV10
Run Durham Hamsterley 10 Miler
Bishop Auckland, North East, United Kingdom

The Hamsterley 10 miler takes place in the Forest Drive and other forestry which is largely flat, the race is a large loop which turns and comes back to the start/finish area at the Nest Car park near the middle of the Hamsterley Forest drive.Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured scenic route.

£23 - £25
Run Durham Hamsterley 10 Miler
JUN19
Weetslade Relays

Every June, Claremont Road Runners organise the Weetslade Relay. It is based in Lockey Park, Wideopen, just north of Newcastle, and the Weetslade Country Park. All entrants and supporters can expect to enjoy a good nights racing. The Weetslade Relay was the first relay event in the country where each club is required to select teams of three which must include at least one veteran and at least one lady.

Weetslade Relays

What you need to know about Running Events

Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

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