Mini and Junior
Great North Run

Find out why you should join #TeamPercyHedley for the Mini and Junior Great North Run!

The UK’s biggest and best kids running event is back on Saturday 7th September, giving kids a chance to shine on Great North Run weekend.

Do you have any little ones that would love to get involved with fundraising for Percy Hedley and want to take part in the mini or junior Great North Run?

Event Details

  • When: Saturday 7th September 2023
  • Where: Newcastle Quayside
  • How Much: Our entry is only £20 with a fundraising target of £100

Minis aged 3-8 take on a daring 1.2km dash, while Juniors aged 9-16 tackle a 4km supercharged sprint. There’s nothing quite like the amazing sight of thousands of happy, smiling, active kids taking part for fun, for charity, for a challenge and earning a very special medal for their efforts.

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Our Sponsor: Standby Healthcare

Thank you to Standby Healthcare for being our sponsor for the 2024 Mini and Junior Great North Run!

With over 20 years of experience in healthcare recruitment, Standby Healthcare is a trusted temporary supply agency that truly understands clients’ and candidates’ challenges, needs, and motivations.

“We’re passionate about providing our clients with more than just solutions for their services, we want to directly give back to and uplift the communities we work with. Sponsoring the Percy Hedley Foundation for the Great North Run was another way we could achieve this and is something we’re thrilled to be able to do.”

– Standby Healthcare 

2023 Mini and Junior GNR

Last year our Mini’s and Juniors had a blast, with one of our students Toby getting to meet Mo Farah at the GNR Conference. We thank everyone who got involved.

Fun For All The Family

The AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run takes place on closed roads around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, making it a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. It’s also wheelchair friendly for all.

You can also get the opportunity to meet Tyney, the official Great Run mascot!

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The Route

All runners will start by crossing the Swing Bridge. Junior runners will then do an out and back section towards the Redheugh Bridge, before re-joining the Mini route that heads along the Gateshead Quayside, past the Sage Gateshead and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. All participants will then run across the Millennium Bridge before their big finish on the Newcastle Quayside, near the Law Courts.

Get The Adults Involved!

The Great North Run is the largest and most iconic half marathon in the world, taking place annually each September. Participants run the 13.1 miles from Newcastle City Centre to South Shields, cheered on by the fantastic North East crowds lining the route along the way.

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