The Newcastle – Gateshead Marathon will take place on Sunday 5th May and is a ROAD CLOSED event.

Please note the following timings are approximate.

Gateshead Side:

Neilson Road Stadium Road Tyne Main Road –  6:00 to 13:00
Tyne Main Road Green Lane Neilson Road –  7:30 to 13:00 (expect for full access to The Schooner)
Saltmeadows Road Neilson Road Hawks Road – 7:30 to 13:00
Deptford Road Saltmeadows Road Southshore Road – 7:30 to 13:00
South Road Saltmeadows Road Southshore Road – 7:30 to 13:00
Albany Road Saltmeadows Road Southshore Road – 7:30 to 13:00
South Shore Road Albany Road Hillgate – 7:30 to 13:00
Hillgate South Shore Road Bridge Street – 7:30 to 13:00
Hillgate Quay South Shore Road Extents – 7:30 to 13:00
Bridge Street Bottle Bank Swing Bridge – 8:30 to 12:30
Swing Bridge Bridge Street Sandhill – 8:30 to 12:30
Bottle Bank Tyne Bridge Curzon Place – 8:30 to 12:30
Pipewellgate Bridge Street Centrelink – 7:30 to 13:00
Centrelink Pipewellgate Autumn Drive – 7:30 to 13:00

Newcastle Side:

Close 8:30 – 12:30
Sandhill 8:30 – 12:30
Bridge Street 8:30 – 12:30

Please note the above closure times are the latest roads will reopen and we will endeavour to open the roads asap after the last runner passes and the closure is safe to be lifted by our Traffic Management team.


The Gateshead Race Village & Finish Area is in Gateshead International Stadium.

We advise all runners to travel by Metro to Gateshead Stadium Metro station which is a short walk from Gateshead International Stadium.
Metro trains run a frequent service from Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle Airport and North Tyneside.
For service information and timetables please check

There is a Metro Park & Ride to Gateshead Stadium Metro station from:
Callerton Parkway, Regent Centre, Four Lane Ends, Northumberland Park, Heworth and Stadium of Light Metro Stations.

The event is also accessible by bus, however routes will be affected by road closures for the event. It is possible to get bus services to Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead or Heworth Metro Stations then use the Metro to get to Gateshead Stadium Metro Station.
You can plan your journey in advance using Live Travel Map at

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

There will be NO Event Parking at Gateshead Stadium (excluding Blue Badge Holders).
We encourage runners to arrive by Metro or to use available public & private parking away from the venue.
Please also note, there will be NO parking at Bede Primary School this year and the following car parks are CLOSED by the event road closures: Pipewell Gate, South Shore Road, Baltic Car Park, Close Swing Bridge.

The closest public car parks are:
Quarryfield Road (10min walk)
Sage Gateshead (15min walk)
Mecca Bingo (15min walk)
Gateshead Town Centre (many) (20mins walk)
Quarryfield Road Car Park

Please also be aware that some public car parks have reserved spaces for permit holders so don’t use these spaces to avoid being fined.