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The Race 

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.

Entry Fee

  • A bespoke designer top quality finishers medal

  • Free professional photos on FB

  • Post race goodies

  • Onsite parking

  • Chip timing

Key Info
  • 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

  • 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 Area

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.

If you drive, we suggest bags be stored in your car. 


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

Race Format

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. ​

  • Fantastic 'Finishers Medal' for all Finishers.


Results of the race will be available as soon as you cross the line LIVE.  You can also check them out at or through this website. 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 U18

  • 1st Vets 40+

  • 1st Vets 50+

  • 1st Vets 60+

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall position

  • Fantastic medals for all finishers

Other Facilities Available

Onsite parking

Toilet facilities

Secure bag storage

Onsite retailer

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 ALSO less cars makes exiting the event carpark easier.


Further Parking on A694 and Spa Well Rd Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 6JA

Parking in the Swalwell Visitor Centre has limited to no access between 9.45am and 12.30pm due to runners.

Medical Information

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.

Terms and Conditions

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