Fri 6 Sep 2024 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North 5K

Kick off the Great North Run weekend celebrations in style with a fun and fast 5K route on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside with a party atmosphere that continues long after you've crossed the finish!

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  • Fri 6 Sep 2024
Tyne Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne




Age 14 & over

  • 5 km road running


You can now secure a charity place for 2024!

The Great North Run is renowned for being the world's greatest half marathon, attracting 60,000 runners each September to its famous course from Newcastle upon Tyne to the coast at South Shields.

The Red Arrows display above thousands of runners crossing the Tyne Bridge is one of the many sights enjoyed by television viewers around the world.

With 5K and junior events taking place the same weekend, there's a reason for everyone to come and soak up the friendly atmosphere!


  • World's greatest half marathon

    The unbeatable atmosphere of 60,000 runners and a warm North East welcome.

  • The Red Arrows and iconic Tyne Bridge

    Televised on the BBC for runners and supporters to watch again and again.

  • Bands and entertainment

    To keep you upbeat and motivated throughout the course.

  • weekend of running

    Including a 5K and junior events in addition to the half marathon itself.

This event is part of Great North Run Weekend.

Event details

  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Wheelchair users

The Great North Run is the main event of an exciting weekend of running for all ages and abilities, kicking off with a fun and fast 5K on the Friday followed by a schedule of junior events on the Saturday.


  • Great North Run 5K


  • Mini and Junior events


  • Great North Run


  • Bag storage
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

The Town Moor
Grandstand Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear


  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

Starting on the Newcastle side, runners cross the Swing Bridge and along the river in Gateshead before heading back across the Millennium Bridge to finish on the Newcastle side.

Great North 5K route map
Cross the Swing Bridge and along the river to cross the Millenium Bridge!


  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Joined-up Public transport

Nexus, Stagecoach, Arriva and Go North East have teamed up to offer a simple multi-use travel ticket which will be valid on Metro, any bus service, and the Shields Ferry for the day of the Great North Run. This multi-use ticket includes travel across the entire North East network on the day of the run, including Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland.

This all-day travel ticket will be available to purchase from Metro station ticket machines, as well as on the day of the event. You can also purchase wristbands online until the week before the event.

Sustainability Policy

The Great Run Company is in the process of updating its Sustainability Strategy in light of its collaborative approach and recent survey. Work to minimise the environmental impacts of their events will continue throughout this process, with particular focus on:

  • Reducing plastic
  • Reducing waste
  • Cutting carbon emissions
  • Responsible procurement


In addition, they are striving to improve performance even further by making sure that sustainability is embedded at the heart of the organisation and culture.

What's included

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • iTAB
  • Medal
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt

The reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the start line, you’re already part of something really special. This event is renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.


If you’d like a special memento of the day, why not purchase your very own iTAB to attach to your Great North 5K medal ribbon? You can personalise your iTAB with your name, finishing time, and even a special message.


  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Race pack by post
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Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


Entry fee


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