The Gateshead Trail 10k that winds through the Derwent Walk Country Park is a fast, fun, and scenic race, with only a few inclines. It is a race that is suitable for all levels of runner. Mid-race you will find the race has a section of the route that doubles up creating a fantastic social element. Thanks to the rangers all the paths are also well maintained so although it is a trail race the 'off road' sections of path are hard packed and easy to run on. Essentially its a great introduction to world of trail running, away from the busy roads amongst scenery.
The start / finish area in Blaydon rugby club will welcome you with a relaxed family atmosphere. Bacon sandwiches, burgers and other delightful treats will be available from our street food vendors as well as freshly brewed Coffee from our artisan Coffee guys. and a massage tent to smooth out any sore muscles.
A bespoke designer top quality finishers medal
Free professional photos on FB
Entry to on-site parking area open until full.
GT10 route starting and finishing at Blaydon Rugby Club
Pre race warm up 9.45am
Race start 10:00am
10km of great trails & Parkland
Cheering fellow competitors mid race on the crossover sections is encouraged!
40m of total vertical elevation
1 drinks stations on route, as well as refreshments at the finish line.
1km distance markers and marshalled course to provide support and encouragement
NOTE: There may be a change to a Time Trial format with a staggered start depending on COVID restrictions.
Any changes we will communicate thoroughly to all participants
Blaydon Rugby Club - NE16 3BN (Start Line + Parking)
Overflow Parking - Spa Well Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 6JA
Updating Entry Information
You can edit your registration details up to 1 month before the event.
If you would like to change any details such as running club then follow the link in your registration email.
Race number distribution TBC depending on restrictions. We will announce with 4 weeks to go.
The registration tent will be open at Blaydon Rugby Club on the day of the race at 8:00am.
All race numbers with embedded timing chips can be picked up from Northern Runner from late July (date to be announced via email and Facebook) or the registration desk prior to the start.
Please bring your registration email or ID.
It is recommended that runners arrive at least an hour before the start to get parked, warm up and register.
Baggage can be stored at runner's risk at the baggage tent. You will be required to show your race number which will correspond to an attached a label on collection.
(Bags may need to be stored in cars if restrictions exist)
Toilets will be available at the Start/Finish area
No special kit required – trail shoes probably the best shoe choice
Appropriate dress for the day dependant on conditions
Water station on route at the 5km point
Group warm-up session from 0945
Mass start at 1000
(Unless format changes to Time Trial - this will be confirmed at least 2 weeks prior)
A single lap of the route. There is one section that you will run over twice around 600m long. Don't miss the turn off and don't run under the viaduct twice. Please pay attention to the signs and listen to the marshals directing you which way to go.
The start / finish area at Blaydon Rugby club will welcome you with a relaxed family atmosphere.
Runners must hand in their timing equipment to the timing desk to ensure download of data.
Fantastic Finishers Medal for all Finishers.
Post run massages available in return for a small donation to Cash for Kids.
Results of the race will be available as soon as you cross the line LIVE. Prize winners will be announced on the day and online 24 hours after the event, prizes will be presented on the day.
Male and female prizes
1st Vets 40+
1st Vets 50+
1st Vets 60+
1st, 2nd, 3rd overall position
Fantastic medals for all finishers
Other Facilities Available
Secure bag storage
Post race food vans
Some parking available onsite as well as surrounding area.
Please don't park in residential areas.
We strongly recommend car sharing as parking is limited AND to make exiting the event easier. (if restrictions allow)
Further Parking on Derwenthaugh Park and Spa Well Rd Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 6JA
Parking in the Woodland Centre has limited to no access between 9.45am and 12.30pm due to runners.
The GT10 will need some dedicated training before the event so please prepare accordingly.
Full medical support will be provided for the event.
If required please approach the first aid tent or a GT10 race marshal.
If you feel ill on the day or have experienced flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea or a fever two to three days prior to the event, do not run.
If you start to feel unwell during the race, slow your pace.
Seek advice early from a race marshal or medical staff if you do not improve.
It is recommended that runners do not use devices with headphones, as they may not hear GT10 marshals' instructions or traffic.
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