Start Fitness Quayside 5k 2019 Event Information For Runners

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Start Fitness Quayside 5k Race Date: Wed 14th August 2019

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

CLICK HERE FOR Quayside 5k Final Entry List 2019

Please email any amendments of names, clubs, age groups, races, missing runners, withdrawals etc to me on ASAP

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

Race Area Quayside 5k

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 area.

Toilet facilities are at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts 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 – the large car park by the Sage Gateshead is very popular for the event and some choose to park at Gateshead Stadium and jog down for a warm up.

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.

*The T-Shirt size orders are submitted according to available entry data and scaled to 1000. If you have a T-Shirt issue on the night then leave your name and email address at the T-shirt desk on the night or email after the event.

Flyers & Sponsors

To reduce paper waste we have decided to place sponsors flyers on the registration tables for you to pick up those that are of interest. This year our main sponsors are Start Fitness who have supported the race behind the scenes from our first event and we are extremely grateful for their support once again. Once again we have sponsoring, making and providing your goodie bags with the super popular Cheeky Monkey teddy’s to fight over again! Look out for the supersize Cheeky Monkey in the raffle.

BALTIC Kitchen

Our Race HQ have moved into BALTIC Kitchen for this year and they will be producing a special ‘take-away’ menu on the night for food and drinks which will be a fantastic edition to the event.

Safety Briefing

Please watch the current safety video so you are aware of hazards (last year’s are also below). There are very few but if you are aware of them in advance you can anticipate and focus on getting those PB’s.

Finally please read current NPCC Run.Hide.Tell. leaflet to familiarise yourself with current government advice and we advice all to download Citizen Aid App.

Keep Up to Date On Facebook and Instgram Below and any questions email me on

See you Wednesday night. I hope you enjoy the event and have a great race, GOOD LUCK!!!

Chris Parr (Race Director)

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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).

Pre-Event Info Below:

Gateshead Harriers & AC are proud to announce the Start Fitness Quayside 5k Road Race event on Wednesday 14th August 2019. 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 big prize money incentives.

There will be a Junior Quayside Run over approximately 3km added to the program this year along with two 5k races split by a sub-20min entry standard for the A-Race.

*The split is to avoid 2-way runner traffic at a jetty chicane on the course*

Quayside 5k A-Race (Sub 20min) – Based on 2018/19 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 – Lewis Moses, Darlington Harriers & AC: 14min34secs (2018)
Women’s CR – Danielle Hodgkinson, Wallsend Harriers & AC: 16min41secs (2018)

Quayside 5k B-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 the 2020 Event.

Free Entry to the 2020 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

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

Entries £17 England Athletics Affiliated / £19 Non-Affiliated


Any email enquiries to

Chris Parr

Race Director

UK License – TBC      Click HERE to view Race License

Certificate of Course Accuracy – 14/010  Click HERE to view Course Accuracy Certificate

Entrants must be aged 11 or over on the 14/08/2019 and under 17 on 31 August 2019 for the Junior Quayside 3k Race.

Runners aged 16 or over on the 14/08/2019 also are eligible to enter the Quayside 5k races.

Main Sponsor:

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Race Route:

Race map Quayside 5k

Event Information Subject To Change.


TRANSFERS CHARGED £5 PER TRANSFER with code from Race Director.

This is necessary as all athlete information must be collected for safety reasons.

Please respect this as administration of changes is not manageable in the days leading into the event.

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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