Great CityGames

Great North CityGames

Now entering its fifth year, the Great North CityGames has become an established highlight in an action packed sporting weekend for the region.

Staged the day before the Bupa Great North Run, the event is once again set to bring world class competition to the NewcastleGateshead Quayside.

This year for the first time the event will be an individual, as opposed to team competition, featuring some of the most recognisable names athletes from across the globe.

Taking place on a unique, purpose built track in the heart of the city, the exciting format lets spectators get up close to the action, and best of all - it’s completely free to spectate.

Last year crowds of over 25,000 watched performances from some of the most recognisable names in international sport - including Team GB’s Double Olympic Champion Mo Farah and Olympic Champion Greg Rutherford, and Olympic Champion,Christian Taylor of the USA.

No need for tickets, come down and enjoy international athletics in in the North East - completely free of charge!


To see who is lining up in 2013 visit the live results and startlists page which will update through out the event.


Great North CityGames Site Map

Event Guide

Alternatively, the Event Guide can be downloaded in PDF format

Schedule of Events *

13:00-14:30 | LIVE ON BBC ONE & BBC ONE HD

10:00 | Pole Vault – Men


13:10 | 100m Hurdles – Women

13:15 | Long Jump- Men

13:18 | Bupa Great North 1 Mile – Women

13:28 | 150m – Men

13:34 | 100m – Women

13:43 | Bupa Great North 1 Mile – Men

13:56 | IPC T43/44 100m – Men

14:05 | 110m Hurdles – Men

14:12 | 100m – Men

14:22 | 150m – Women

14:30 | BBC OFF AIR

* timetable subject to change


15 September 2012
Great North CityGames

Double Olympic Champion Mo Farah wows the crowds with in a victorious performance on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside in the Men’s 2 Mile road race.