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Junior and Mini Great North Run 2023

Big Kids Step Aside For The Real Thing

The UK’s biggest and best kids event is back on Newcastle Gateshead Quayside...

The UK’s biggest and best kids event is back on Newcastle Gateshead Quayside on Saturday 9 September as AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run forms a central part of the iconic Great North Run Weekend. Minis aged 3-8 take on a 1.2K dash while Juniors aged 9-16 tackle a 4K supercharged sprint.

The route sees all runners cross 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.

There will be loads to keep the little ones engaged with fantastic on course music and entertainment and lots of local crowd support with all runners being rewarded with a finisher’s bag and medal.

The 2022 running of AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run was a compete sell out so, if you want to get your kids involved in the 2023 running, be sure to get your entries sorted now for what is being deemed 'Super Saturday.'

In celebration of Sir Mo Farah's last professional race in the toon on Sunday and his incredible part in the iconic day in 2012, this year’s AJ Bell Junior and Mini Great North Run is 'Super Saturday.' Organisers want to see all Junior, Mini’s and Mini 50s in HERO fancy dress – pick your favourite superhero, sports hero or local hero to dress up as and get down to the start line to champion your costume – be fearless with your outfits! Along with mascot Tyney the Tortoise who will be giving out high fives, selfies, and keeping runners motivated, there are some super special guests lined up to start the epic races….

To make sure your kids are part of what will be a historic running weekend sign up to the AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run right here.

Image courtesy: Great Run Company.

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