Last week saw the launch of the 2015 edition of the Morrisons Great North 10K, which, over the past seven years, has established itself as one of the north east’s most popular events. Even though the race is often thought of as preparation for September’s Great North Run, the 10k has seen its stock rise considerably and is set to attract up to 5,000 runners on Sunday 5 July.
This year’s course will again include iconic landmarks on the Quayside including Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, with a grandstand finish at the Gateshead International Stadium.
David Hart, communications director at The Great Run Company, commented on the event’s rise in popularity: “Since the first staging in 2007, the Morrisons Great North 10K Gateshead has grown in status to the region's biggest 10k run.”
It's also the sister event to the Morrisons Great North Run, and the perfect opportunity to get some miles in ahead of the big one in September, which is exactly what World and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich did last year. We look forward to welcoming thousands of people to the start line in July, and whether they're taking part for fundraising, fitness or fun, it will be a day to remember.”
Entry for the race is priced at £25. More information is available here.