Race Information

Gateshead Half Marathon and 10k – Sunday 1st May 2022 

Address: Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF

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Start Time: 10k- 9:00am HM- 9:15

*Please note that due to the road closures in place, there is a 3 hour cut off time for the event. *

Race Packs 

If you entered before the 18th April, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after, a pack will be waiting for you to collect on the day. If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by the Sunday, please head to the information desk before the start of your race and we will issue you with another one.

The entry list can be found HERE.

You will not be able to run without a race number and chip.


When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!


If you’ve purchased an £8 event T-shirt with your race entry, this will be posted to you separately. Any additional RunThrough kit, including socks and RT branded T-shirts can be collected from the Kit Stall on the day. Please have your order number ready to collect these.

Race Start 

We will line runners up based on estimated finish times to avoid any congestion at this point.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions to do this, and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you. 


Address: Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF

We recommend you arrive as early as possible, as with many large sporting events there will be traffic coming into the venue. Please plan your journey accordingly!

Event car parking is at Bede Primary School (NE10 0DJ) which is opposite Gateshead Stadium and will be signed as the event parking from all inbound directions.

Please note there is a £5 CASH ONLY fee for this car park which is ran by volunteers of the local housing association.


The car park at Bede Primary School will open at 7:00am and we would advise arriving before 7:45am to avoid queuing into the carpark. Please expect a short queue if arriving after 7:30am.


The postcode for the event is: NE10 0EF

Road closures by the event and Quayside market will affect the Quayside roads and Swing Bridge from both sides of the river.

Gateshead International Stadium is signposted from major roads in the area, however routes will be affected by road closures for the event.

A1 (from the North)
Follow the A1 Southbound until the turn off for the A184 (Gateshead Town Centre). Follow diversions along Sunderland Road to event car park at Bede Primary School OR preferable park at the most convenient Park & Ride Metro station (see above).

A1 (from the South)
Follow the A1 Northbound, turn off the A167 (Gateshead South). Pass the Angel of the North on your left. Follow road to the centre of Gateshead then follow diversions along Sunderland Road to event car park at Bede Primary School OR preferable park at the most convenient Park & Ride Metro station (see above).

A69 (from the West)
Follow the A69 until you meet the A1. From there follow directions as from the A1 North.

A19 (from the East)
From the A19, follow signs to the A184 (Gateshead).


The nearest train station is Newcastle Central Station (East Coast Line). Travel from Newcastle Central Station to Gateshead Stadium Metro station using the Metro.

We advise planning your journey before the race to ensure you arrive at the train station with as much time as possible. Newcastle to Gateshead Stadium is a 5min Metro journey with a 5min walk to the arena from Gateshead Stadium Metro.


Gateshead Stadium Metro station is a short walk from Gateshead International Stadium.

Metro trains run a frequent service from Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle Airport and North Tyneside.
For service information and timetables please check nexus.org.uk/metro

There is a Metro Park & Ride to Gateshead Stadium Metro station from:
Callerton Parkway, Regent Centre, Four Lane Ends, Northumberland Park, Heworth and Stadium of Light Metro Stations.


The event is also accessible by bus, however routes will be affected by road closures for the event. It is possible to get bus services to Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead or Heworth Metro Stations then use the Metro to get to Gateshead Stadium Metro Station.

You can plan your journey in advance using Live Travel Map at nexus.org.uk


For this event we will use portaloos outside of Gateshead Stadium in the main car park, these will be accessible for all runners. There will also be access to toilets inside Gateshead Stadium for spectators.


The car park is located next to the stadium and we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car after your warm up and only enter the stadium ready to run.

We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage staff and they will help you find your baggage.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as mile signs and arrows.

Please note that there is a strict 3 hour cut off time for the half marathon due to the road closures!

10km – 1 lap

Half Marathon – 2 laps, plus out and back on the 1st lap.

See course map here.


Results will be available on www.gatesheadhalf.com after the race.


We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be available to view here after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!


Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.

You will have access to the stadium to watch the start and finish of the races.

We will have refreshments available to purchase, you can take these into the stand, but not onto the track itself. 


There will be water provided at the water station on the Quayside which will be passed 4 times during the Half marathon race, and twice in the 10k (see map), and there will also be water available at the finish. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Love Corn, Bounce protein bar, Alcohol free Lucky Saint Beer and ORS Hydration which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE

​If you had any further questions please  contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Gateshead Half and 10k Team 🙂