The North East

The North East

From the world's biggest half marathon to off-road triathlons, explore events in the North East!

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Explore the North East

Stretching from the Scottish Borders to the River Tees, the North East boasts fantastic adventures, with everything from running to surfing. Here, you can find active events across northernmost England and the people making them happen. Now get involved!

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13 reasons to run the biggest half marathon in the world
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13 reasons to run the biggest half marathon in the world

The Great North Run draws 60,000 runners to Newcastle each year! Here's why you should run.

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This is the ultimate triathlon. Individuals and teams will conquer the beautiful waters, forests and terrain that give Northumberland and Kielder its unique character.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £175-£345
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

The Northumbrian

This is the ultimate triathlon. Individuals and teams will conquer the beautiful waters, forests and terrain that give Northumberland and Kielder its unique character.

  • Ironman
  • Half Ironman
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep
  • £20-£25
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Mighty Hikes | Northumberland Coast

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.

  • Hike 2

Events in Newcastle

The North East's biggest city hosts its greatest events! For regular updates on events, sign up to our newsletter.

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We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?
  • Sat 15 Jun
  • £37.10-£47.70
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Drop | Newcastle Summer

We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?

  • 10 miler
  • Multi-terrain run
This 10K transforms ordinary people into local heroes along a city centre route that shares the same iconic start line as it's famous big sister. Expect a party atmosphere and some brilliant bling!
  • Sun 7 Jul
  • £32
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North 10K

This 10K transforms ordinary people into local heroes along a city centre route that shares the same iconic start line as it's famous big sister. Expect a party atmosphere and some brilliant bling!

  • 10 km road running
Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £64
  • 41 charities
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North Run

Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £28-£30
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

Run Northumberland Super Fast Half Marathon

This Run Nation Super Fast Half Marathon is being organised to give runners the opportunity to set a new personal best on a fast and flat 5.274km lap route at Ouston Airfield (4 laps).

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £22-£24
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

Run Northumberland Super Fast 10K

This superfast 10k is being organised to give runners the opportunity to set a new personal best on a fast and flat 10k route at Ouston Airfield (2 laps).

  • 10 km road running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £30-£32
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

Run Northumberland Super Fast 30K

This Run Nation 30k is being organised to give runners the opportunity to set a new personal best on a fast and flat 5km lap route at Ouston Airfield (6 laps).

  • 30 km road running

Spring events in the North East

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Join thousands of runners on the streets of Sunderland, enjoying fabulous coastal views and superbly organised races across a range of distances. There is something for everyone!
  • Sun 12 May
  • £5-£40
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK

Sunderland City Runs

Join thousands of runners on the streets of Sunderland, enjoying fabulous coastal views and superbly organised races across a range of distances. There is something for everyone!

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Fun run
  • Sun 3 Mar
  • £5-£6
Bishop Auckland, County Durham, UK

Bollihope Carrs

Bollihope Carrs is a medium length (BM) fell race, 11km 380m+.

  • 11 km fell running
  • Wed 6 Mar
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 3

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 9 Mar
  • £10-£28
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

TRAILDOG Druridge Bay Night Run

Back for the third year... Grab your head torch and join TRAILDOG Events for a night run under the Northumberland coastal dark skies,

  • Fun run
  • Trail run
  • Sun 10 Mar
  • £20-£22.50
Hamster, County Durham, UK

Forest Runner Running Series - Hamsterley Forest

Be a forest runner and join this running series across the nation’s forests this spring.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sun 10 Mar
  • £24-£35
Darlington, North Yorkshire, UK

Running GP at Croft Motor Circuit

Get involved in 2024 for the Brand new Running GP 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 20mile & Marathon at Croft Motor Circuit. Partnered with Darlington Harriers & Athletics Club

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon 2
  • Marathon
  • Sat 16 Mar
  • £45-£47
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Dark Skies Run @ Kielder 26.6

Starting and finishing at Kielder Waterside, you will tackle the ultimate Dark Skies challenge.

  • 26.6 miles trail running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £20-£23
Redcar, North Yorkshire, UK

Harry Gamble-Thompson 20Ten

The Harry Gamble-Thompson 20Ten is a 20 mile race with a 10 mile option.

  • 10 miler
  • Half marathon
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £26-£28
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Alnwick Castle Half Trail

In 2024 Wild Deer Events return to this truly outstanding location which provides the backdrop for these testing trail runs which start and finish outside Alnwick Castle...

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £22-£40
Durham, County Durham, UK

Save The Rhino Run - Durham

Join Saturn Running Events for our special Save The Rhino Run with Chris "Rhino Boy" Green as well as our very own Chuckle Twin aka George "Floats Like A Rhino" McDonough.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • 50K ultra run
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £28-£30
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

Run Northumberland Super Fast Half Marathon

This Run Nation Super Fast Half Marathon is being organised to give runners the opportunity to set a new personal best on a fast and flat 5.274km lap route at Ouston Airfield (4 laps).

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £22-£24
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

Run Northumberland Super Fast 10K

This superfast 10k is being organised to give runners the opportunity to set a new personal best on a fast and flat 10k route at Ouston Airfield (2 laps).

  • 10 km road running

Summer events in the North East

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Mighty Hike | Northumberland Coast
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Mighty Hike | Northumberland Coast

Hike from Alnwick to Bamburgh along the beautiful beaches of the Northumberland Coast.

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We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?
  • Sat 15 Jun
  • £37.10-£47.70
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Drop | Newcastle Summer

We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?

  • 10 miler
  • Multi-terrain run
This is the ultimate triathlon. Individuals and teams will conquer the beautiful waters, forests and terrain that give Northumberland and Kielder its unique character.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £175-£345
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

The Northumbrian

This is the ultimate triathlon. Individuals and teams will conquer the beautiful waters, forests and terrain that give Northumberland and Kielder its unique character.

  • Ironman
  • Half Ironman
This 10K transforms ordinary people into local heroes along a city centre route that shares the same iconic start line as it's famous big sister. Expect a party atmosphere and some brilliant bling!
  • Sun 7 Jul
  • £32
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North 10K

This 10K transforms ordinary people into local heroes along a city centre route that shares the same iconic start line as it's famous big sister. Expect a party atmosphere and some brilliant bling!

  • 10 km road running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £35
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Northumberland Festival of Sport | Swim Challenge 750M

VO2MaxRacing is pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the...

  • 750 m lake swimming
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £35
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Northumberland Festival of Sport | Swim Challenge 1.5K

VO2MaxRacing is pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the...

  • 1.5 km lake swimming
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £35
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Northumberland Festival of Sport | Swim Challenge 3K

VO2MaxRacing is pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the...

  • 3 km lake swimming
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £26
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Northumberland Festival of Sport | Junior Triathlon - Tristar Start

VO2MaxRacing is pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the...

  • 100 m lake swimming
  • 1500 m road cycling
  • 600 m trail running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £26
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Northumberland Festival of Sport | Junior Triathlon - Tristar 1

VO2MaxRacing is pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the...

  • 200 m lake swimming
  • 3 km road cycling
  • 1100 m trail running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £26
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Northumberland Festival of Sport | Junior Triathlon - Tristar 2

VO2MaxRacing is pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the...

  • 300 m lake swimming
  • 5 km road cycling
  • 1600 m trail running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £26
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Northumberland Festival of Sport | Junior Triathlon - Tristar 3

VO2MaxRacing is pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the...

  • 400 m lake swimming
  • 7.5 km road cycling
  • 2100 m trail running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £18-£20
Consett, Northumberland, UK

Dark Skies Run @ Derwent 5K

Dark Skies Run @ Derwent 5K - Finders, Keepers, Loosers, Sweepers

  • 5 km trail running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £25-£27
Consett, Northumberland, UK

Dark Skies Run @ Derwent 10K

Dark Skies Run @ Derwent 10K - Finders, Keepers, Loosers, Sweepers

  • 10 km trail running

Autumn events in the North East

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Great North Run
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Great North Run

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Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £64
  • 41 charities
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North Run

Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!

  • 13.1 miles road running
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep
  • £20-£25
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Mighty Hikes | Northumberland Coast

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.

  • Hike 2
Britain's Most Beautiful Marathon returns complete with trail runs, a gravel duathlon and junior fun runs, all enjoying the stunning backdrop of Kielder Water and warm northern spirit.
  • Sat 5 - Sun 6 Oct
  • £8-£78
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Kielder Marathon Weekend

Britain's Most Beautiful Marathon returns complete with trail runs, a gravel duathlon and junior fun runs, all enjoying the stunning backdrop of Kielder Water and warm northern spirit.

  • Standard duathlon
  • 10K run
  • Marathon
  • Half marathon
  • Fun run 2
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £130-£150
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Geordieman | Half Distance Triathlon

Do you have what it takes to be a GEORDIEMAN?

  • 1.2 miles lake swimming
  • 56 miles road cycling
  • 13.1 miles trail running
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £100
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Geordieman | Half Aquabike

Do you have what it takes to be a GEORDIEMAN?

  • 1.2 miles lake swimming
  • 56 miles road cycling
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £175
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Geordieman | Full Distance Triathlon

Do you have what it takes to be a GEORDIEMAN?

  • 2.4 miles lake swimming
  • 112 miles road cycling
  • 26.2 miles trail running
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £140
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Geordieman | Full Aquabike

Do you have what it takes to be a GEORDIEMAN?

  • 2.4 miles lake swimming
  • 112 miles road cycling
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £100
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Geordieman | Duathlon

Do you have what it takes to be a GEORDIEMAN?

  • 10.5 km trail running
  • 56 miles road cycling
  • 13.1 miles trail running
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £69
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Kielder Borders Gravel Epic | Medium Route

The biggest gravel weekend of the year at the home of gravel riding in England.

  • 59 km gravel riding
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £69
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Kielder Borders Gravel Epic | Long Route

The biggest gravel weekend of the year at the home of gravel riding in England.

  • 100 km gravel riding
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £30
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Geordieman | Swim 1/2 Mile

Do you have what it takes to be a GEORDIEMAN?

  • 1.5 miles lake swimming
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £35
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Geordieman | Swim 1.2 Mile

Do you have what it takes to be a GEORDIEMAN?

  • 1.2 miles lake swimming

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