In the lead up to what will be the Great North Run’s 35th year, organisers have scheduled a special edition of the Great Run Local event in Gibside. Due to take place on the evening of Thursday 8 September, the run will be attended by a number of world-class athletes before their exertions at the Great North Run and Great North CityGames.
Participants can choose from a 2k or 5k distance at the Gibside route, with the run beginning at 18:15. After the event, runners are invited to stick around for refreshments and discounted pizza from the Earth and Fire Bakery.
The Great Run Local offers a national network of free weekly, friendly running events and aims to increase participation in the sport. Prospective participants are required to register, wait for their free wristband, find their local event and decide whether to tackle the 2k or 5k distance.
Anyone looking to attend the special edition of the event should register here.