Great North Run Weekend Events

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The Great North Run is more than just a half marathon, it’s a calendar of events and celebrations throughout the entire weekend. Here we have included a list of all the events taking place on both Saturday and race day, Sunday 13 September 2020, so that you can make sure that you do not miss a thing.

What's happening on Friday 11th September?

Great North 5K Race

The Great North 5K is the perfect way to set the scene for the Great North Run weekend with many runners taking part both competitively and for fun. Starting on the Newcastle start of the Tyne River, the Great North 5K take participants over both the Swing Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

What’s happening on Saturday 12th September?

Below you will find a list of events, in a rough agenda, taking place on Saturday 12th September, the day before the Great North Run. These events will pave the way to the 40th Great North Run.

Mini Great North Run

The Mini Great North Run is an excellent opportunity for young children to be more active and take a greater interest in exercise and running. The fun and educational 1.5K race teaches children about leading a healthy lifestyle and is open to children between the ages of 3 – 8 years.

Junior Great North Run

For those who are a little older, between the ages of 9 – 16 years, the Junior Great North Run is the perfect next step above the Mini Great North Run and a comfortable lead up to the challenge of the half marathon. This 4K course still has places available should you want to enter.

Junior Great North Wheelchair Race

Also taking part on a similar course to the Junior Great North Run and the Mini Great North Run, the Junior Great North Wheelchair Race is both a fun and exciting race for wheelchair users to take part and is also the perfect stage for future Great North Run participants.

What’s happening on Sunday 13th September?

After an action packed Saturday, all of the weekend events have led up to one thing, the main even – the Simplyhealth Great North Run! Use the links below to find out more about the half marathon, including a timetable, and also check out what entertainment is available whilst the race is taking place.

Find out more about the Great North Run timetable and book accommodation today.

Find out what entertainment, food and drink and other activities are available during the event.

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