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Newcastle Frontrunners LGBT5K Running Festival - 5k and Childrens Race

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Date and time

05:45 pm

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Event Location

The Boat House, Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PZ

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5k Race Starts 6.15pm - Childrens Race Starts 5.45pm

Event Description

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Newcastle Frontrunners LGBT5k Festival of Running

Our first annual run started out as a Gay 5K back in 2012 being renamed as the LGBT5k the following year. As entrants increased it morphed into the LGBT5k Festival of Running with our first children's race and a relay in addition to the traditional 5k back in 2018. In 2020 the event became virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic but on Friday 23rd July 2021 we were able to celebrate our 10th anniversary with an in-person event on Newcastle's Town Moor.  Adults (inc. those age 11 and over on race day) are invited to run in the 5k, while children can enter the 1 mile race.  There is also the option to run either distance virtually if you prefer.
Run Britain event licence: 2022-43959
Registration will be online only
Entries close 5pm 21st July 2022
Start Time
Friday 22nd July 2022
Children’s Race starts at 5.45pm
5K starts at 6.15pm
Entry Limits, Age and Time Restrictions
5k - 900 participant limit (age 11 and over on 22 July 2022 for 5K)
Children's race - 100 participant limit 
Participants can run or walk the 5K adult race or the 1 mile childrens’ race. The event will be to promote having fun, support and celebrate the LGBT+ community. We encourage fancy-dress!
We will have a tail walker to ensure that everyone has finished the course safely. 
As some people may be nervous or not able to join us on the day, there is also a virtual option for those who want to participate.
If you're on social media, follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for more updates and previews of the route. Hashtag your training pics with #LGBT5k as we love to see them! 
Feel free to contact us on if you have any questions that are not answered here or on the bookings page.
Entry Costs
£18 (Non-affiliated participants)
£16 (Affiliated participants)
£18/£16 for Virtual 5K
Children's Race
£5 for Virtual run
Is there a medal?
All in-person participants receive a medal and a goody bag
Virtual participants will receive a medal in the post following the event day.
Best Individual Fancy Dress
Best Team Fancy Dress
5K 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for each category (Male, Female, Non-Binary)
Childrens’ Race – Best Fancy Dress
Deferrals, Transfers & Refunds Policy
Whilst we have a no refunds and no deferrals policy, you will be able to transfer your place to another runner. Please see FAQ page for procedure. The deadline for transfer requests is the 18th July 2022.
Public Health Message - Think Covid
Covid-19 is still transmitting in our communities. You can see the current case rates here
Keep yourself and others safe, as well as our local businesses. 
Race HQ
There will be race HQ on the day at the Boat House in Exhibition Park for race number collection and bag drop. (see map below)
The bag drop will be staffed by volunteers from Newcastle Frontrunners Club
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Provisional course map below.
Starting and finishing on the Town Moor, just a couple of minutes from the race HQ. 
Facilities on the day
Portable toilets available next to the start/finish area
A small bottle of water will be included within the finish-line goody bag (please ensure you have hydrated before the event)
Urban Green Café in Exhibition Park will remain open throughout the event for a range of food and refreshments
Newcastle Frontrunners charity of the year - Albert Kennedy Trust
We aim to donate a proportion of any profit raised from the LGBT5K festival to our chosen charity, the Albert Kennedy Trust.  The charity supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.  If you would like to find out more, or make a donation to the charity please see the Albert Kennedy website or click the image below.
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Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: David Rushton

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Newcastle Frontrunners LGBT5K Running Festival - 5k and Childrens Race

The Boat House, Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PZ

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