Mini and Junior
Great North Run

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

Entry for the 2023 Mini and Junior Great North Run is now closed.

The UK’s biggest and best kids running event is back on Saturday 9 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? For the first time ever, we have our very own places up for grabs.

Event Details

  • When: Saturday 9th 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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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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