Great North 10K 2020

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When: Sunday 28 June 2020

Where: Gateshead

What: North East’s biggest 10K running event

How Much: £29 per entry

Status: Entries for 2020 now on sale


The Simplyhealth Great North 10K which takes place in Gateshead is the biggest 10K running event in the North East and one of most iconic and celebrated sporting events in the country.

The event is set to take place on Sunday 28 June 2020 and offers something for everyone whether taking on a 10k run for the first time or training for the Simply Health Great North Run in September, while the Simply Health Great North Family Run allows children from 3 – 16 to run a 1 mile course alongside older family members. Although many treat the 10k event as a formal test of training in preparation of the upcoming half marathon, participants are not required to be running Great North Run in to take part. This event is open to all who wish to run.

The scenic route takes runners along the iconic Newcastle and Gateshead quayside, on the Gateshead side, taking them past some of the town’s most popular attractions, including Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and also the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Great North 10k participants will have the opportunity to gaze across the Quayside as they pass by as well as pass under the Tyne Bridge, an iconic feature of its sister event, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.

Simplyhealth Great North 10k Route

The below map of the Great North 10k route was the course for 2019 and has been supplied by the Great Run website. More detailed information about the course will be available closer to the time.

Great North 10k run course map 2019


SimplyHealth Great North Family Run

The 1-mile family run starts and finishes in Gateshead International Stadium. Families can register to enter at the dedicated event page.

Great North 10k Business Challenge Information

Combining the challenge of the 10k run with the comradery of the workplace, the Great North 10k Business Challenge is designed to get the entire office involved. Get fit, raise money for charity and have a bit of competitive fun; all excellent reasons why you and your business should take part.

Who can take part in the Business Challenge?

  • Any business regardless of size

  • Any given team can be made up of men, women and/or both, however, mixed teams require a minimum of 2 male and 2 female participants

  • Teams must include a minimum of 4 members and a maximum of 8

  • A business can submit as many teams as they want

  • Members must be 16 years+ on race day

How does the Great North 10k Business Challenge work?

  • Scores are generated by accumulating the finishing times of the first 4 team members across the line

  • Each team is submitted into a specific category

  • The fastest accumulated time in each category wins

What are the prizes and how are they allocated?

  • Prizes are awarded to the fastest three teams within each category

  • The winning team in each category will receive and engraved trophy

  • The top three teams in each category will receive engraved plaques

  • If a company enters 12 or more members then they will receive a personalised company engraved plaque

How much is the Business Challenge?

The price breakdown for the Great North 10k Business Challenge is as follows:-

  • Price: £20.83 + £4.17 VAT

  • Total: £25 per person

(VAT can be claimed back if purchased as a business transaction)

How to enter the Business Challenge

Follow the link below and enter your company details in order to apply for the Business Challenge:-

Enter here - Business challenge form

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