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RUN RUN RUN: Great North 10k returns July 2021

RUN RUN RUN: Great North 10k returns July 2021

Get involved with the Great 10k set to return this July

Entries are now open for the 2021 Great North 10k, which is scheduled to return to Gateshead on Sunday 4 July.

Organisers are planning for the hugely popular event to be back this year, following its 2020 cancellation due to the impact of the Covid-19. It will also mark the start of the rescheduled 40th Great North Run celebrations

The route of the Great North 10k follows Gateshead’s impressive Quayside, passing some of the best known buildings in the region and taking runners underneath the iconic Tyne Bridge.

The event celebrates the grit and determination of the Geordie Spirit and ‘Slog on the Tyne’, the challenging hill towards the end of the course, has become badge of honour for those taking part.

Together with their partners, The Great Run Company are working hard to deliver a Covid safe event for participants and the local community in 2021.

Paul Foster, Chief Executive of The Great Run Company said, “2020 was one of the toughest in memory, but the start of 2021 offers us a chance to get back on track. Our team has been working hard to put plans in place to deliver the Great North 10K in 2021.

“To keep runners and the local community safe, we’ll be introducing some new Covid-19 procedures. While the day might feel a little different, we hope that unbeatable feeling of crossing the finish line will be even more special this year.”

Nigel Gough, Operations Director at The Great Run Company explained, “This year’s event will be staged with the full support of all key stakeholders, follow the latest government guidance and will be compliant to the latest government regulations.

“Our runners safety is always our top priority, so we’ll continue to plan right up until the date of the event and will stay in regular communication with our customers to let them know of any changes in the build-up to the event.”

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