Newcastle Quayside

Next Event: To be confirmed
Where: Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne
Distance: 5K & 2K

Every Thursday, 12:45pm (starts at the Swirle Pavillion next to the Pitcher & Piano)


About the event

In partnership with Newcastle NE1 Ltd, Great Run Local Newcastle Quayside will be organised voluntarily by colleagues from Great Run, North Group, Barclays & Ward Hadaway along with other regular volunteers from across our North East Great Run Locals.

Course Map

2k course 

Newcastle Quayside (2k)

5k course 

Newcastle Quayside (5k)

Course Description

2k - Starting on line with the Millenium Bridge, the 2k route is a simple out and back along the Newcastle side of the river. Runners will head south towards the Copthorne Hotel and when reaching the end of this building will make a U-turn before heading back to the finish point located at the bandstand up from the Pitcher & Piano.

5k - The 5K route starts at the bandstand up from the picture and piano, and heads north past Malmo Quay. Once runners reach the gravelled section of the route, they will make a U-turn and head back towards the Pitcher & Piano, running on the path behind the bar (as opposed to infront of the bar). When runners rejoin the path adjacent to the Millenium Bridge, they will run towards the Copthorne Hotel, making a U turn after the hotel before heading back towards the pitcher and piano. Runners will continue and run infront of the Pitcher and Piano this time, back towards the gravelled section of the course, before making another U-turn and returning to the finish line at the bandstand.

Both routes will be fully signed and marshalled and cater for all ages and abilities. 

Event Cancellations

In the unlikely event that this Great Run Local is cancelled, an announcement will be made on the website prior to the day of the event.

All cancellations made on the day of the event will be communicated via the events social media channels.


Interested in becoming part of the Great Run Local team? Email us at

We can't wait to have you on board!

Event Coordinators

Volunteers from Great Run, North Group, Barclays & Ward Hadaway


Bandstand up from the Pitcher & Piano,
108 Quayside,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Parking Free parking available at Cycle Hub or paid parking available in allocated bays along the Quayside

WC No toilets provided

Cafe Numerous cafes situated along the Quayside


5K Results

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2K Results

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