Local athletics heroes from the past and the future launched the Bupa Great North 10k Gateshead, earlier this year, which will take place on Sunday 17 July.

Showing their support for the newly relocated event was former Gateshead Harrier and Olympic Marathon bronze medallist Charlie Spedding, the winner of the first and second Great North Run Mike McLeod and 2012 Olympic hopeful and current Gateshead Harrier, Great Britain’s Stacey Smith.

More than 2000 people have already signed up for the 10k event which will finish on the track at Gateshead International Stadium. The event is organised by Nova International in conjunction with Gateshead Council.

The organisers unveiled the proposed 10 kilometre route, which is subject to approval from relevant authorities. Organisers hope that the route will start outside Gateshead International Stadium and take runners down onto the Quayside. Here the route will take in some of the finest buildings the North East has to offer, including BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art and Gateshead Millennium Bridge on one side and The Sage Gateshead on the other. The route heads under the Tyne Bridge, east along the river before turning around and heading back to the stadium, finishing in front of the main stand.


Also at the launch was Metro Radio’s Anna Foster, from the Tony Horne in the Morning breakfast show, who is




running for Cash 4 Kids, one of the many charities that will have participants running for their cause at the event.  

Anna Foster, said: “Cash 4 Kids aims to deliver initiatives for sick and underprivileged children in the North East. Events such as the Bupa Great North 10k Gateshead are a fantastic way to raise money locally to help and benefit local children and give the youngsters a better and brighter future.”

Next event date:

17 July 2011




Taking place on Sunday 14th August walkers from across Yorkshire and the Pennies will pull on their walking boots to take part in the Yorkshire Dales biggest walking festival. With distances suitable for everyone, participants will have the opportunity to either take on a marathon challenge or simply enjoy a steady stroll with friends and family.


During the festival, 2500 people will take to the dales and enjoy some breath-taking views as they take part in one of the festival's four distances, either the 26 mile marathon walk, 14 mile, 5 mile or 4.5 mile Walk and Wheel route.


Following on from the highly successful Run For All Series and the recently launched Swim For All, the Yorkshire Walk Festival is the latest addition to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal events calendar.


Mike Tomlinson said: “Since the launch of the Appeal, the plan has always been to put on a mass participation walk and what better setting is there than Settle and the Yorkshire Dales. Having grown up in Settle and as a family having done numerous walks throughout the Dales, putting on the Yorkshire Walking Festival was an easy decision. Jane and I often used to escape the city and jump on the train out to Settle for the day and enjoy a day of exploring the Dales.”


Northern Rail has also generously teamed up with Walk For All to offer 300 return tickets on Sunday 14th


August, with all fees from these tickets going straight to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.


Whether entrants are keen walkers, families looking for something to do with the children this summer, individuals looking for a new challenge and fancy taking on the marathon walk or simply looking for an excuse to visit the Dales then this is the event for them. As the name suggests it's a Walk For All.

Next event date:

14 August 2011



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