Great North Run 2021 will take place in Newcastle and Gateshead this year with a main focus for their smaller events on NewcastleGateshead Quayside. 

Find out more about the new Great North Run route for 2021 here 

Please note that the following road closures outline the legal road closure times which have been permitted by the relevant authorities, however the actual closure times when participants are using the roads will be managed by professional stewards to minimise disruption.

Great North event weekend

Newcastle Quayside CLOSED 

Friday 10 Sept 2021, 2pm until Saturday 11 Sept 2021, 6pm

Swing Bridge CLOSED

Friday 10 Sept 2021: 3pm - 8pm

Saturday 11 Sept 2021: 7.30am - 6pm

Newcastle road closures

  • A167 (CME) – from a point 200 metres west of Cowhill Interchange to its junction with Great North Road. Roads Closed 7:00am to 8:00pm Sunday 12th September 2021
  • Great North Road – between its junctions with Grandstand Road and Barras Bridge.
  • Forsyth Road – between its junctions with Great North Road and Highbury. 
  • Clayton Road – between its junctions with Great North Road and Abbotsford Terrace. Roads Closed 7:00am to 6:00pm Sunday 12th September 2021: 
  • A167 CME – from its junction with Great North Road to Tyne Bridge. 
  • Jesmond Road (A1058) – between its junctions with A167(M) and Osborne Road. 
  • Claremont Road – between its junctions with Queen Victoria Road and Barras Bridge. 
  • Barras Bridge – for its entire length. 
  • Percy Street – from its junction with St Mary’s Place in a southerly direction for a distance of 75 metres. 
  • St Mary’s Place – between its junctions with Percy Street and College Street. 
  • John Dobson Street – for its entire length. 
  • Durant Road (Saville Place) – from its junction with John Dobson Street in an easterly direction for a distance of 40 metres. 
  • Market Street – for its entire length. 
  • Tyne Bridge – for its entire length within Newcastle City boundary. 
  • New Bridge Street West – between its junctions with John Dobson Street and Pilgrim Street. 
  • Blackett Street - for its entire length. 
  • Pilgrim Street – between its junctions with Blackett Street and Shakespeare Street. 
  • Hood Street – for its entire length. 
  • Grey Street – between its junctions with Blackett Street and Shakespeare Street. 
  • Grainger Street – between its junctions with Blackett Street and Nelson Street. Roads Closed 6:45am to 2:30pm Sunday 12th September 2021: 
  • Claremont Road – between Grandstand Road and Queen Victoria Road.2
  • Hunters Road – between its junctions with Claremont Road and Sheraton Street.

Gateshead road closures

From just after midnight Saturday, September 11 to 11.59pm on September 12

  • A167 Tyne Bridge and Tyne Bridge approach, High Street and Gateshead Highway
  • A184 Askew Road (from West Street to A167 High Street); Quaysgate; Eastgate (from High Street to Oakwellgate); Park Lane; Park Road, Felling Bypass to its junction with A194 (M), A194 and White Mare Pool.

Download more information about the Great North Run (11- 12 Sept) road closures here.

Download more information about the Junior North Run (10 - 11 Sept) road closures here.

Great North Run main event road closures in Newcastle 2021

  • Closures apply from Saturday 11 September 2021 at 8pm until Sunday 12 September 2021 at 8pm. 
  • Find more information about specific roads on Newcastle City Council's website here.
  • Discover more information about Gateshead road closures on the website for Gateshead Council

Travel Information from Nexus about travelling by Metro during 10 - 12 September 

  • Allow extra time for your journeys if you are using the Tyne and Wear Metro over the Great North Run weekend
  • Pre-book your Metro ticket to avoid queues. BOOK HERE 
  • Masks are recommended to protect you and your fellow travellers

Temporary Metro station closures on Sunday 12 September

Some metro stations will be closed temporarily in Newcastle or will have reduced access to assist with the movement of Great North Run customers and improve crowd control.

  • Haymarket - No entry into the station (exit only) until about 1.00pm. Please use Jesmond as an alternative.
  • Monument - Closed all day. Please use Central Station or Haymarket (after 1.00pm) to travel north or south and St James to travel towards Whitley Bay.
  • West Jesmond - Closed all day. Please use Jesmond.
  • Ilford Road - Closed all day. Please use South Gosforth.

For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the Metro Live Travel map.

Visit Nexus.org.uk/greatnorthrun for up-to-date travel information. 

Road closure timetable

Great North 5K

Time

Great North 5k - Friday 10 September 2021

14:00

Road closures around the area commence

16:00

Information point opens

17:40

5k assembly area opens

18:00

5k race starts

19:30

5k race finishes

20:00

Road reopen














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