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Gateshead 5k 2021

There has been a change to this event since the original listing, the most up to date information is posted below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

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Gateshead 5k
Sunday 26 Sep 2021

£14.99 Young Adults | £10.00 Children | £14.99 Adults

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

Key Information

Date: Sunday 26 Sep 2021

Time: from 12:00

Young Adults: £14.99
Children: £10.00
Adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead, NE9 5AX View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Gateshead course weaves through the beautiful and historical grounds of Saltwell Park, taking in the lake, Saltwell Towers and the various ornamental gardens and features. The route is entirely contained within the park and is predominantly on paths, with a lap of the main event field at the start and end of the run. The route has several inclines and a sharp descent. The main event site is on grass so can be uneven and may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather.

Please bring a reusable water bottle with you if you require water during the event, as there will only be water available at the finish.

Meeting point

The start line is located on the Northern Fields near the children's play area and the lake.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we’ll be operating a staggered start time in 2021 to ensure your safety on event day. Additional start times may become available as/when needed.

There are a number of bus services that stop just a short walk from Saltwell Park.

No event car parking is provided however nearby public car parks include Gateshead Civic Centre and Cross Keys Lane. Please note that a large section of Lowrey’s Lane car park will be closed on Sunday 26th September 2021 with a road closure in place on the bottom section of Lowrey’s Lane.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

We recommend this event as suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs with assistance due to the gradient of some inclines, a sharp descent and a lap around the event field at the start and end of the course. The event site, start and end of the course is on uneven grass with an incline which could make conditions difficult in bad weather.

Supporter / spectator access

Please note, whilst we hope we can open our events to families and friends supporting on the day, this may not be possible due to government guidelines around COVID-19.  Please refer to the section ‘ how we are keeping you safe’ https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/your-safety for further updates.