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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

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To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

Dog Jog – Gateshead

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB
Dog Jog – Gateshead

The 5k and 10k races start 10 minutes apart, facing each other across the the ancient Market square. 5k runners will set of first at 7.15pm, with the 10k runners following 10 minutes later. Whichever you elect for, you will finish at Palace Green in between the Cathedral and the Castle, following in the footsteps of pilgrims who have climbed the hill for almost a thousand years. With a little luck you may have produced youre own historical performance to match the surrounding splendour! All competitors have free access to the Durham City Park and Ride system so no need to worry about parking, you can run, recover and relax!

Durham City Run

Durham, County Durham, GB
Durham City Run

The NORTHUMBERLANDIA TRAIL RUNNER is a series of trail races to suit all abilities. The routes snake their way through the breathtaking sculpture at Northumberlandia making this a fun and scenic place to run. Thanks to Northumberland Wildlife Trust the paths are well maintained so although it is a trail run the paths are hard packed and easy to run on.

The start/finish area is on the main field next to the car park. Northumberlandia has its own cafe which is perfect for those post race cakes or refreshments for the family while you take on The Lady of The North.

Be sure to cheer on your fellow competitors mid race on the crossover sections as you undertake the amazing trails!

Northumberlandia 5K Trail Run

Cramlington, GB
Northumberlandia 5K Trail Run

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.

Quayside 5k

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB
Quayside 5k

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.

Big Fun Run Gateshead 5K

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB
Big Fun Run Gateshead 5K

MoRunning is back this November and without a doubt, it will be an epic year to be a MoRunner. With an incredible 22 locations and the inclusion of the 1.5km mini MoRun we expect to see loads more MoBro's and MoSista's, as well as kids and families enjoying everything MoRunning is about! Good fun, lots of laughs, loads of smiles, high fives and not forgetting the fancy dress and funny moustaches!

Make sure you secure your entry for you, your friends and your family as soon as possible as places are limited and we don't want you to miss out.

To you the MoRunner, we will be there to support you, laugh with you, cheer you on, encourage and motivate you throughout your MoRunning journey.

Newcastle 5k & 10k Mo Run

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, GB
Newcastle 5k & 10k Mo Run

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