Starts - 09:00
The Junior and Mini courses both start on the Newcastle side of the River and take the young runners across to Gateshead via the Swing Bridge.
The Juniors have a slightly extended version that loops along the river, but both the Juniors and the Minis will cross back across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge towards the finish line on the Newcastle side.
Starts - 09:00
Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.
From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained many bands on the run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.
From that point there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish gantry.
Claremont Road, Newcastle, Northumberland, NE24NL, GB
The Great North Run is definitely one for the experience bucket list. The course is buzzing the whole way round but is mostly boring roads. There are plenty of feed stations, lots of people and an amazing atmosphere. Lovely to finish on the iconic coast
Whether you're a fun runner or an elite, the Great North Run is a fantastic experience. The event organisers, the volunteers, the supporters, and even the runners all play a vital part in making this run an amazing weekend. With stars like Mo Farrah and Nell McAndrew joining in, who wouldn't want to take part? As for the charities, their part is also just as important as they are being represented by the runners to spread awareness and raise cash for their cause whilst supporting from the sidelines and at the finish in the charity village where emotions run high from the sheer relief of crossing that line either in memory of a loved one or simply just to help, either way the people in the charity village are extremely helpful and it's a great place to meet your family and friends. All in all a fantastic day out!!