The Great British Bake Run 2024 (North)
Herrington Country Park, Chester Road, Penshaw, New Herrington, Houghton le Spring, UK
7 hours to run any distance you want from 5km to Ultra-marathon
Tyne & Wear
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About The Event
Who doesn't like cake?! Our Great British Bake Run is back for another year!
The medal is a fantastic cupcake which doubles up as a magnet to go on your fridge!
We will also hold a baking competition with prizes for best tasting cake, best looking cake, best effort cake - all of which will be on the aid table to be eaten during the run!"
Distance & Time
This is a 7hr Time Challenge event which allows you full control over the distance you want to run. The minimum distance is 5km, which is part of a lap. A full lap is 4.37 miles (7km) and you can run as many or as few of these laps as you wish in the 7hr time limit which starts from the official event start time. It is 3 laps for a half marathon, 6 for a marathon and 7 or over for an ultra, we also have a 50km distance available.
The course is mainly on well maintained footpaths with fantastic views of Penshaw Monument and surrounding countryside.
Medals & Pins
As long as you complete one lap, you will be an official finish and you will receive our fantastic medal. We also have distance pins available for anyone who runs a half-marathon distance or more. Pins available to collect are our Half-Marathon, Mega-Half, Marathon, 50km and Ultra pins. You will receive one pin on the ribbon of your medal to reflect your achievement.
Absolutely! You earned the calories after all, so all our finishers get a goody bag. As well as our standard goody bag, with a selection of various goodies to choose from, we also have a fabulous vegan goody bag for our vegan runners.
We have a fantastic aid table and drinks table at the start / finish of each lap. There is a great selection of savoury, sweet, fruit, cheese and vegan items at the aid table.
If our event is a special event for you, for instance your 50th, 99th, 100th, 200th, 250th etc., half or full marathon then please let us know. You will receive a special running number with your name on it and the date of the event. Also, if it is your birthday run then again please let us know as we have a fabulous special birthday number for you too.
Toilets are available at the race HQ. The venue has no changing facilities. Bag drop is next to the start and finish line. Bag drop is not staffed and runners are reminded to ensure valuables are not left and the organisers have no liability or responsibility for lost items.
There is free parking at the venue
Race Day Instructions & Number Pick Up
Final race day instructions will be sent out via email 4-5 days prior to the event with full race day information. Number pick up is on the day at race registration before the start of the event.
Headphones are allowed on the course. Our running events are help on public footpaths, which means other path users will be on the course.
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