Sat 9 Sep 2023 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North Run Weekend | Mini

The Mini event of the Great North Run! Mini runners (age 3–8) must be accompanied by an adult around the 1.5km course.

  • Sat 9 Sep 2023
The Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne




Age 3-8

  • 1.5 km road running


The Great North Run is renowned for being the world's greatest half marathon, attracting 57,000 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 famous 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

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • 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
  • Marshals
  • Traffic free
  • Wave start

There’s nothing quite like the amazing sight of thousands of happy, smiling, active kids racing around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.

The Mini Great North Run takes place on closed roads, making it a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. With plenty of encouragement and high fives from the crowds, it’s an action-packed day, with an atmosphere like no other.


  • 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

  • Goody bag
  • Medal


  • Age 3-8
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Mini runners (age 3 – 8) must be accompanied by an adult around the 1.5km course.
  • Accompanying adults who are running are required to wear the specific accompanying adult bib, which is attached to the child’s run number.
  • 2023 fees to be confirmed

Entry fees

Junior entry fee


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