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Big changes to route of Great North Run 2021

Great North Run 2019

This year's Great North Run is going to be a special one for many reasons, including Gateshead having a more prominent role than usual.

The race will not be finishing in South Shields for the first time this year, and will instead double back to cross the Tyne Bridge for a second time and finish on the Town Moor in Newcastle.

That means Gateshead residents will see a lot more of the race than we normally do, with the runners going out on the A167 and A184 Felling bypass as usual, going as far as the Whitemare Pool roundabout, briefly leaving Gateshead, but then coming back along the A184, taking in a short loop of the A167 towards Low Fell, and then back north to the Tyne Bridge and through Newcastle city centre to the finish.

That means the runners will run around nine of the 13 miles on Gateshead's streets.

Race organisers The Great Run Company have made the changes to the route this year to ensure all runners can socially distance both at the event and on the transport network before and after they take part.

The start times for the race will also be more staggered than usual, with some runners not starting their race until after 12noon.

Details of road closures and diversions will be announced closer to race day.

Find out more about this year's Great North Run

Great North Run 2019
28 July 2021

This year's Great North Run is going to be a special one for many reasons, including Gateshead having a more prominent role than usual.

The race will not be finishing in South Shields for the first time this year, and will instead double back to cross the Tyne Bridge for a second time and finish on the Town Moor in Newcastle.

That means Gateshead residents will see a lot more of the race than we normally do, with the runners going out on the A167 and A184 Felling bypass as usual, going as far as the Whitemare Pool roundabout, briefly leaving Gateshead, but then coming back along the A184, taking in a short loop of the A167 towards Low Fell, and then back north to the Tyne Bridge and through Newcastle city centre to the finish.

That means the runners will run around nine of the 13 miles on Gateshead's streets.

Race organisers The Great Run Company have made the changes to the route this year to ensure all runners can socially distance both at the event and on the transport network before and after they take part.

The start times for the race will also be more staggered than usual, with some runners not starting their race until after 12noon.

Details of road closures and diversions will be announced closer to race day.

Find out more about this year's Great North Run

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