Quayside 5k 2018 Event Information For Runners

Race Area Quayside 5k

Quayside 5k Race Date: Wed 15th August 2018

6.45pm Elite Race (Sub 20mins)

7.15pm  Mass PB Race

CLICK HERE FOR Quayside 5k Final Entry List 2018

Please email any amendments of names, clubs, age groups, races, missing runners, withdrawals etc to me on chris@runningnortheast.co.uk ASAP

*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.

Toilet facilities are at the Pitcher & Piano for the event with several other public toilets in the close vicinity including Baltic Square until 8pm.

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 were submitted according to available entry data and scaled to 800 and it looks like we may have more XS and less XL than requested when all entries were in; so if you would rather a smaller size ie  XL ->L   S->XS  etc then that will balance things out.

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. We are extremely grateful to our main sponsors Academy Of Fitness Training Gym in Newcastle who will be about on the night to let you know about the services they provide and once again we have CheekyTrip.co.uk 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.

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 chris@runningnortheast.co.uk

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 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 😉

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

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       Click HERE to view Race License

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

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

Main Sponsor:

Academy Of Fitness Training City Campus & Gym – Newcastle

Academy Of Fitness Training Newcastle

Goodie Bags Sponsored By:

CheekyTrip.co.uk – Compare millions of low cost holidays with low deposits & last minute deals

Race Route:

Race map Quayside 5k

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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