Quayside 5k 2018 Event Information For Runners – ENTRIES NOT YET OPEN

Quayside 5k Race Date: Wed 15th August 2018

6.45pm Elite Race (Sub 20mins)

7.15pm  Mass PB Race

*Race numbers and chips are collected from the registration desk at Baltic Square from 5.00pm on race night*

Registration Desks are set out in 6 queues as shown – 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 bus.

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 (see below).

Please take some time to view the Quayside 5k Info & Safety Video – all you need to know basically, where registration, baggage, goodie bags, start, finish, toilets are plus a lot of the hazards to be aware of to stay safe. Any questions then inbox me. Chris (apologies for the wind)

Also feel free to follow event updates via my instagram: chrisparr_athlete

Finally please read current NPCC Run.Hide.Tell. leaflet to familiarise yourself with current government advice.

I hope you enjoy the event and have a great race, GOOD LUCK!!!

Thanks again to our goodie bag sponsoresCheekyTrip.co.uk for all of their support 🙂


Pre-Event Info Below:

Gateshead Harriers & AC are proud to announce the return of the successful Quayside 5k Road Race event on Wed 15th August 2018. The race route is out and back on a very flat and fast course along the River Tyne from the Newcastle side of the Millennium Bridge to Newcastle Business Park, under the famous Tyne Bridge and returning to cross the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge to finish in Baltic Square.

This year’s event will be bigger and better….with even more PBs and prize money.

And yes the rumours are true – there will be 2 races this year due to high demand….. and safety; so look forward to another safety video 😉

Elite Race (Sub 20min) – Based on 2017/18 SB and realistic target time of sub 20mins.

£1500 total CASH prize fund for the Top 6 Men and Women (£250, £150, £100, £75, £50, £25 + £100 CR Bonus)

Men’s CR – Matty Hynes, Gateshead Harriers & AC: 14min44secs (2016)
Women’s CR – Heather Sellars, Abbey Runners: 16min57secs (2014)

Mass PB Race – Featuring ‘Pacers for PB Chasers’ and a great atmosphere with tons of support for runners of all abilities.

Top 3 M/W in this race will be awarded Free Entry to 2019 Event.

Free Entry to the 2019 event to winners of each age category U20/V35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70+ based on Chip Time from the combined race results .

The race will be used as the Gateshead Harriers & AC Club Road Championship and will be used as part of the selection process for the Northern 6-Stage Road Relays Championships with the first male and female Gateshead Harriers being awarded ‘The David Mount Cup‘ – named after our former Chairman.

The event will be Chip Timed with Live Results provided by our partners RaceTimers.co.uk.

All finishers will receive a Race T-Shirt and a goodie bag provided from our friends at CheekyTrip.co.uk who we thank again for their ongoing support 🙂

Entries £15 England Athletics Affiliated / £17 Non-Affiliated


Any email enquiries to chris@runningnortheast.co.uk

Chris Parr

Race Director

UK License – 2018-31721

Entrants must be age 16 or over on the 23/08/2017.

Race Route:


Event Information Subject To Change.

The organisers hold the rights to amend/cancel any event at late notice. This includes any aspect of the event such as race time, date, venue, fees or prizes. In the event of a cancellation that is beyond the control of the organisers, such as adverse weather conditions, attempts will be made to reschedule the event and entries will be automatically transferred. Where an event can not be rescheduled committed contractors will be paid and remaining funds will be offered as partial refunds or donated to charity. Where an event is not fully cancelled or rescheduled and the participant chooses not to race, they will not be entitled to a refund.

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