Race details for the Race for Life Gateshead 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details Sun 01 Jun 2014
This venue is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance.
Show cancer who’s boss by taking on a 5k or a 10k Race for Life event. Run, walk or dance your way through the course and help us say "cancer we're coming to get you."
Adult entry (16+ women-only) - £14.99
Child entry (6-15 girls and boys under 13) - £10
Under 6 entry (boys and girls) - free and no registration needed
You and your friends can also take part by volunteering. Our events can't take place without the hundreds of people who give up their time for a few hours to set up the courses and get everyone in the Race for Life mood. Find out more and register to be a volunteer.
The course is a circular, single lapped course around the beautiful, historical and peaceful grounds of Saltwell Park. The majority of the route is contained within the park, but a small stretch is on the road. A predominantly flat course with a mix of terrain and an amazing atmosphere; you couldn’t ask for anything better.
The start and finish is on the Northern Fields of the park, by the lake.
On the day
Facilities within Saltwell Park include ornamental and woodland gardens, a boating lake, bowling greens, play areas, a maze educational centre and of course the stunning Saltwell Towers. So bring along your friends and family to support you and make a day of it, enjoying all the park has to offer.
Map and directions
To prevent congestion, we strongly recommend you use public transport or car share to your Race for Life event.
Please plan your route before your event to ensure you arrive on time. For help planning your route, visit or call:
- National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950
- Traveline (public transport information) 0871 200 2233
- AA Routefinder
Parking and travel information
Please arrive at least an hour before the start of your Race for Life event to avoid queuing.
Parking is available at the football fields – Alexander Road. Go NorthEast operate the 53 and 54 bus to Saltwell Park.