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Great North City Games

About

The Great North Run is the world’s largest half marathon. It has become an iconic feature of NewcastleGateshead’s cultural and sporting programme and welcomes 52,000 runners to the North East from all over the world. Not just one day and one event - emerse yourself in a weekend-long programme of spectacular and inspiring races and events. Whether you're a runner taking part, a spectactor cheering on a brave friend or family member or you're just looking for a free event to inspire you - the Great North Run Weekend promises to deliver a great time!

This year, the Great North Run will also form part of the exciting finale weekend of Great Exhibition of the North 2018 - the biggest event in England this year!

Fill the streets of Tyneside to watch the event on Sunday 9 September to watch the Great North Run and soak up the inspiring atmosphere. The event will also be broadcast live on the BBC.

Junior and Mini North Run: The extremely popular children’s programme will take place the day before the iconic half marathon on Saturday 8 September 2018. Entries are now closed.

Great North 5K: The perfect way to kick off the biggest sporting weekend in the North East. Runners start on the Newcastle side of the River Tyne and follow the Quayside route over the Swing Bridge and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Taking place on Saturday 8 September and suitable for ages 14 and over. Entries for this race are open now.

Great North CityGames: Cheer on the world's greatest athletes on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside on Saturday 8 September as they compete in a range of athletic events including Long Jump, Pole Vault and spring races. 

 

Opening Times

Simplyhealth Great North Run Weekend 2018 (8 Sept 2018 - 9 Sept 2018)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

 

 

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  1. St. Mary’s Heritage Centre

    The Heritage Centre is based within the former St Mary’s Church which dates from the 12th...

    0.1 miles away
  2. Swing Bridge

    The Swing Bridge was built by the River Tyne Commission, under powers conferred by the...

    0.1 miles away
  3. Bessie Surtees House

    These two five-storey 16th and 17th-century merchant's houses are fine examples of...

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  2. Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne

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  3. Newcastle Castle

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  5. South Shore Road

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    0.24 miles away
  6. Holy Jesus Hospital


    Please note: The Holy Jesus Hospital is no longer open to the public, except for...

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  7. St Nicholas Cathedral

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  9. Gateshead Old Town Hall

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  10. Gateshead Millennium Bridge

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    0.29 miles away
  11. Aldermans Fenwicks House

    Aldermans Fenwicks House

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    0.29 miles away
  12. Culture Lab OnSite

    Culture Lab OnSite is a project space in the city centre of Newcastle.

    0.32 miles away
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