Full schedule for Great North extra events including the Quayside 5k and junior and mini runs this weekend

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The half marathon isn’t the only event taking place this weekend.

Great North Run weekend is within touching distance now and in addition to the world famous half marathon, there are a series of other events taking place across Newcastle this weekend.

The weekend of sporting action kicks off on Friday evening when the UK One Mile and 5k Road Championships head to the Quayside.

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The races attract some of the best athletes from across the country and will get the weekend underway before the public Great North 5k starts later that day.

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Race organisers have set out their plans for the first day of action with the schedule as follows:

  • 4:30pm: UK One Mile Road Championships (Women)
  • 4:45pm: UK One Mile Road Championships (Men)
  • 5:00pm: UK 5k Road Championships (Women)
  • 5:20pm: UK 5K Road Championships (Men)

After the elites have completed their races, it is the turn of the general public. The Great North 5k assembly opens at 5:40pm with a mass warm up taking place at 6pm before the race gets underway at 6:10pm.

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The 5k route will see participants start on Newcastle’s famous Quayside before crossing the Swing Bridge into Gateshead and heading west before a U turn takes them back over the Millenium Bridge. From here they will run up towards Ouseburn and back along the Quayside to the finish line.

Junior and Mini Great North Runs

Entries have now closed for the two kids events which make up the entertainment for the Saturday of the Great North Run weekend.

The races will take place along the Tyne on both the Newcastle and Gateshead sides, mirroring the events from the previous evening, although the routes will be in use for much longer due to the amount of races taking place.

All mini races will be 1.2km long while the junior events will take palce over a 4km course.

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Organisers have confirmed the day’s full schedule as follows:

7:00am: Event village and information point opens

8:45am: Junior Great North Run for girls, organge start (9-10 years old)

9:35am: Junior Great North Run for boys, organge start (9-10 years old)

10:25: Junior Great North Run for girls, green start (11-12 years old)

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11:05am: Junior Great North Run for boys, green start (11-12 years old)

1:45am: Junior Great North Run for boys, red start (15-16 years old)

11:50am: Junior Great North Run for girls, red start (15-16 years old)

11:55am: Junior Great North Run for boys, blue start (13-14 years old)

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12 noon: Junior Great North Run for girls, blue start (13-14 years old)

12:50pm: Mini50 race on the Quayside’s finish straight

1:25pm: Wheelchair race starts

1:45pm: Mini Great North Run, pink wave

2:25pm: Mini Great North Run Orange Wave

3:05pm: Mini Great North Run Green Wave

3:45pm: Mini Great North Run Blue Wave

4:25pm: Mini Great North Run Yellow Wave

5:05pm: Mini Great North Run Red Wave

5:45pm: Mini Great North Run Purple Wave

6:30pm: Event village closes

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