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Try on the Tyne

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

B1600, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3, United Kingdom

Sat 13th August 2022

Starting at 09:30

3 races

£12.00 - £42.00

Organiser's Description

Join in the summer of sport when you come and TRY our fabulous event on the stunning NewcastleGateshead Quayside! With returning favourites of the 5K and Sprint Duathlon. The runs and duathlon will start in on the Quayside this year, with transition at Baltic Square in Gateshead. The routes will take in a selection of the Tyne’s famous bridges, all on completely closed roads.

There is something for everyone, from those beginning their multi-sport journey as an adult or junior, to those chasing a PB in the 5K.

Races

  • 5k

    £16.00

    Minimum Age 12

    CLOSED
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5km/20km/2.5km

    £42.00

    Minimun Age 15

    CLOSED
  • Junior Duathlon 1.7km/6km/550m

    £12.00

    Age 11-14

    CLOSED

Book

  • 5k

    £16.00

    Minimum Age 12

    CLOSED
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5km/20km/2.5km

    £42.00

    Minimun Age 15

    CLOSED
  • Junior Duathlon 1.7km/6km/550m

    £12.00

    Age 11-14

    CLOSED

What's Included

Electronic chip timing
Fully closed roads
T-shirt, medal and goody-bag for all finishers
FREE finisher photos

  • Electronic chip timing
  • Fully closed roads
  • T-shirt, medal and goody-bag for all finishers
  • FREE finisher photos

How to Get There

For those coming by public transport, Newcastle Monument Metro and Newcastle central Stations are the closest to the start and finish area for the 5k and sprint duathlon.

Parking

Full car parking details will be updated nearer the event, there will be limited specific parking sign posted as EVENT CAR PARKING. There are additional car parks within a mile of the start that will be open for runners; Please see below link to a full city centre parking.

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/parking/car-parks-and-on-street-parking

There is a good public transport service operating within a few minutes’ walk of the start. Metros will be running to Gateshead and Newcastle city centres. National train service will also be running to Newcastle central station.

Parking in the city is limited, so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to use public transport

Location

5k & Duathlon Start/Finish: Next to Urban Garden, Newcastle Quayside, NE1 3DH

Course Details

RUN
5K - this is your chance to TRY the distance for the first time, or maybe improve your best so far on this exciting course. Run with friends and celebrate with brunch afterwards! Its flat, fast and the crowds will cheer you the whole way.

DUATHLON
Sprint - Closed roads give you the opportunity to TRY a duathlon beginning with a 5k run, 20k bike and 3K run. The stunning city backdrop and iconic quayside location should inspire everyone, with a mass start on Newcastle Quayside creating a fantastic atmosphere.

FAQs

  • Roughly how long will it take to complete the course?

    We would expect the majority of runners to complete the: 5K: 15 minutes – 45 minutes Sprint Duathlon: 1 hour – 2 hours Remember – it’s not a race…. you can take your time.

  • If I have been sent my race number, do I need to register on the day?

    5K runners and duathletes will need to pick up their number on the day. Assemble at the start 20 minutes before your race start time, wearing your race number (incorporates your timing chip) and join the crowds by the start line. Registration is located at Baltic Square, Gateshead Quayside, NE8 3BA. This is also the location for transition and where duathletes will need to drop their bikes.

  • What time does the race start? Subject to change – please keep an eye on the website and event emails in the run up to event day.

    The Junior events will be held first, with approximate start times around 08:45. Please check your race information pack for confirmed timings. The 5K and Sprint Duathlon will start at 9.30.

  • Will there be any refreshments?

    Each runner will be provided with water on completion of the course. Isotonic energy drinks will be available during the duathlon and triathlons.

  • I’m injured can’t run what should I do?

    Oh no and after all that hard work too! We are sorry you are missing out on the event. Please contact [email protected] to inform the event team of your withdrawal. DO NOT PASS YOUR RACE NUMBER on to anyone else, it potentially puts them at a medical risk, we have no medical information or emergency contact details for them. The entry fee is non-transferable and non-refundable, however there could be the possibility of deferring your entry to the following year on production of an official letter from your doctor or physio. The deadline for medical deferrals is 4 weeks prior to the race date.

  • Can I wear headphones and earphones?

    For safety reasons, any such items are not permitted to wear during the event

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