Wed 19 Jun 2024 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Elswick Harriers Newburn River Run

A six mile mid-week race is held on the second or third Wednesday in June.

  • Wed 19 Jun 2024
Newburn Activity Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Elswick Harriers Newburn River Run



Age 16 & over

  • 6 miles multi terrain running


Dating back to 1981, it has grown into a very popular summer evening run, typically the race attracts over 300 entries. Starting just beyond Newburn Leisure Centre, the run takes in the old Railway line from Newburn to Wylam passing the birthplace of George Stephenson. Runners then make their way over Wylam Bridge before heading back to the finish which is now on the grounds of the Newcastle University Rowing Club. A 5 miles out and back course using the flat tarmac path along the Newburn Riverside Park and Wylam Waggonway. Keeping to the North side of the river, runners return back down the Waggonway and River Tyne Footpath towards the finish line. A P.B. awaits!

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers


  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Showers
  • Toilets


  • First aid
  • Flat
  • No headphones
  • Out and back


  • Age 16 & over
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online