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Great North Run 2016

Great North Run

Every year thousands of spectators, supporters and well-wishers line the streets of South Tyneside to encourage the runners on the last leg of their Great North Run journey. This warm welcome combined with the spectacular coastal views provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate crossing the finish line.

Good luck to everyone taking place in the Great North Run 2016. 



Road closures

Information about road closure times and restricted routes.


Race route

The race route from the A167 in Newcastle to the Leas in South Shields.

South Shields Ferry

Travel information

Find out more about travel information , car parking and public transport for the Great North Run 2016.


There's lots to see and do!

Make the most of your visit to the North East by taking time to explore the home of the Morrisons Great North Run seaside finish.

GNR - Attraction 2

Opening times for South Tyneside attractions

Please find listed the opening times for some of our main attractions.

Fish and chips in South Tyneside!

Eating and drinking

We have a great choice of restaurants, cafes and bars to help you refuel after the Run, all within a short distance of the finish line!