BBC Women's Couch to 5K

British Athletics, working in partnership with the BBC, would like to invite all women to ‘Get Inspired’ and take part in the Couch to 5k (C25K) initiative.

This free to enter event will start and finish at the iconic Gateshead International Stadium just hours before the world’s best athletes compete at the stadium as part of the  Müller Grand Prix Gateshead.

If you are interested in taking part in this fun event that celebrates women’s health and fitness, then please register ASAP as entries are restricted. Good luck with your training! Further information will be sent out prior to the event.


Date Sunday 16 August
Price  Free
Bonus Event T-shirt
Venue Gateshead Stadium, Neilson Rd, Gateshead NE10 0EF
Terrain Athletic stadium track, tarmac
07:45 Registration
09:30 Run Starts on the track
10:40 Run ends
10:45 Collect water and T-shirt



By car

Gateshead International Stadium is signposted from major roads in the area.

A1 (from the North)

Follow the A1 Southbound until the turn off for the A184 (Gateshead Town Centre). Keep following the A184 until you come to the Stadium on the left.

A1 (from the South)

Follow the A1 Northbound, turn off the A167 (Gateshead South). Pass the Angel of the North on your left. Follow road to the centre of Gateshead, take the slip road underneath the flyover. Go straight over the roundabout and then turn right onto the A184 at the next roundabout. Follow the A184 until you come to the stadium on the left.

A69 (from the West)

Follow the A69 until you meet the A1. From there follow directions as from the A1 North.

A19 (from the East)

Follow the A19 until you reach the Whitemare Pool roundabout. Turn right onto the A184 (Gateshead). Continue onto the A184 over the Heworth roundabout and the Stadium is on the right.

By bus

93 - between Gateshead Interchange and the Stadium

94 - between Heworth Interchange and the Stadium

These services operate every 15 minutes. Gateshead Interchange provides transport links via bus and Metro to all local destinations as well as Newcastle Airport, Newcastle Central Station and Sunderland Train Station.

By Metro

Gateshead Stadium Metro station is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Stadium. A footpath leads from the Metro station, through St. James Village housing estate to the Stadium.

By rail

The nearest train station is Newcastle Central Station (East Coast Line). Travel from Newcastle Central Station to Gateshead Stadium Metro station using the Metro.