Address: Baltic Square, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
6.30pm Junior Quayside Run (UKA u13, u15, u17)
7.00pm Quayside 5k A-Race (Sub 20mins Entry Standard)
7.30pm Quayside 5k B-Race
UK Athletics Age Categories
Please check your date of birth against your declared Age Group:
U13 aged 11 or 12 on 31st August 2022 (for races before 31st August 2023)
U15 aged 13 or 14 on 31st August 2022 (for races before 31st August 2023)
U17 aged 15 or 16 on 31st August 20212(for races before 31st August 2023)
Senior 5k Race
U20 aged 17, 18 or 19 on 31st August 2022 (for races before 31st August 2023)
Senior aged 20+ on 31st August 2022 (for races before 31st August 2023)
Masters Categories change on your birthday eg V45 is 45 or over on the day of the event.
Late Registration, Race Numbers & Chips
Race numbers and chips are collected from the registration desk at Race HQ Baltic from 5.30pm on race night. Any amendments, lost chips, or late entries (after postal entries) are to be picked up here.
Registration Desks are set out by surname – Please ensure you have BOTH NUMBER AND CHIP with matching numbers and applied correctly. The Numbers have detachable baggage tags to put on your baggage before you put it in the baggage
Registration Desks are set out by surname – Please ensure you have BOTH NUMBER AND CHIP with matching numbers and applied correctly. The Numbers have detachable baggage tags to put on your baggage before you put it in the baggage area.
PB Pacers in the B-Race
Pacers will be in a very obvious bright coloured race T-shirt with their pace time on their back. We have pacers for virtually every minute from 20mins to 45mins with very few gaps.
Toilet facilities are at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Baltic Square and Pitcher & Piano for the event with several other public toilets in the close vicinity.
Travel & Parking
The closest Metro Stations is Gateshead and train station Newcastle Central Station with several large public car parks on the Quayside – Mill Road is closed but Quarryfield Road Car Park will be available a short walk away. There will be NO specific Event Parking.
We encourage runners to arrive by Metro or to use available public & private parking on both sides of Newcastle – Gateshead Quayside.
We recommend using Parkopedia.com to find a suitable parking spot, should you wish to arrive by car.
Water, T-Shirts & Goodie Bags
We have no official water station with the event being 5km, however there will be some limited water at the turn point of the course if needed and there will be water in all goodie bags once you have finished.
As you cross the finish line, please follow instruction from marshals to keep moving up the ramp to collect your water, goodie bags, race T-shirts and baggage.
Please watch the current safety video so you are aware of hazards. There are very few but if you are aware of them in advance you can anticipate and focus on getting those PB’s.
Some KEY safety points are highlighted below: Gateshead Millennium Bridge Bollards, Spray Painted Paving Stones, Turn Point (which is 180 degree turn so take care turning) along with the other street furniture shown in the safety video.
efficient we will be on the day. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.
Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At
the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).
NO CHIP MEANS NO TIME.
When you receive yourracepacks, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runnerInformationform which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!
Please listen closely to MC and marshal instructions on the day as we will be lining runners up in pace order based on expected finish times.
There will be a bag drop area within the Baltic where you can safely leave your belongings whilst you run.
Spectators are more than welcome all the way along the Quayside, on the Millennium Bridge & in Baltic Square!
After the race
Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
There will be water provided at the finish alongside other post race goodies!
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
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We look forward to seeing you there!