The Races

The Morpeth To Newcastle road race captured the imagination of runners the world over for a century. After the fantastic success of the first year 2017 is going to be an amazing event. Staying true to its heritage there will be three races for runners of all ages and abilities. And cyclists can join in the fun too. Sign up to what promises to be a very special addition to the North East’s sporting calendar. Supporters will line the streets cheering on serious athletes and charity champions alike. A race across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle make M2N a tantalising prospect for both runners and cyclists. Make your mark. Make history. Make it Morpeth To Newcastle.
MARATHON: MORPETH TO NEWCASTLE

 Morpeth to Newcastle

With the history and heritage of the original Morpeth To Newcastle road race at its heart this marathon breathes new life into an old favourite - Finishing on the iconic Newcastle Quayside on the 29th of October.

 HALF MARATHON: N. TYNESIDE TO NEWCASTLE

An imaginative and inspirational addition to the half marathon scene, the N2N offers acourse suitable for those attempting their first half marathon or club runners the chance to clock a personal best. Wait for the gun under the world famous dome of Spanish City, Whitley Bay before you head towards Newcastle Quayside.

MINI MILE: KIDS TO NEWCASTLE
 Morpeth to NewcastleSaturday 28th October 2pm The Mini Mile means the next generation can join in the celebrations surrounding the M2N event. Enjoy a fun and healthy family day out at an event focused on meeting the goals of the National Health Agenda for children.
CYCLE SPORTIVE: CYCLE TO NEWCASTLE
 Morpeth to NewcastleCycling has never been more popular or accessible and our 26-mile Sportive captures the magic of the original Morpeth To Newcastle event - for those who love their bikes! Well marshalled and closely controlled, enjoy a scenic route from your saddle and finish up in the heart of Newcastle.

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Morpeth to Newcastle - M2N

The Morpeth to Newcastle road race was one of the oldest and longest running road races in the world. Officially it began in 1904 and came to an end in 2004 due to road traffic management issues, essentially an old traditional race could no longer find its way along its historic route due to modernisation. We would like to bring this race back. Many of the worlds greatest runners have graced this event, many of whom were Olympians, World record holders and simply legends. People who whether we know it or not have affected many of us today. Runners who blazed a trail through an era which we will never see again and runners who we should never forget. The Morpeth should not be consigned to the history books and instead should be celebrated and enjoyed for generations to come. Please support it and become a friend of the Morpeth to Newcastle road race.
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Morpeth to Newcastle - M2NWednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 1:00am
🎽 20-WEEK HALF MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE 🎽
With less than 5 months to go until the big weekend, check out this detailed training schedule for both beginners & experienced runners! 👉 http://bit.ly/2sa4ac6
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Morpeth to Newcastle - M2NSunday, June 25th, 2017 at 11:45pm
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Morpeth to Newcastle - M2NSaturday, June 24th, 2017 at 11:00pm
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Morpeth to Newcastle - M2NSaturday, June 24th, 2017 at 12:30am
The #MiniMile 2017 returns! Get the kids involved in one of the biggest #NorthEast sporting events this year! 👍
If you agree for your child to be sponsored by Sport Newcastle, they can enter for FREE! 😀
This is a limited offer, so get in touch for more details today!
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Morpeth to Newcastle - M2NFriday, June 23rd, 2017 at 1:00am
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The North East boasts a road race heritage the envy of Britain. Thousands of world-class athletes, dedicated club runners and charity champions pound our streets every year in the pursuit of personal glory. From famous half marathons to celebrated 10k events, we are home to many of the most exciting events in the country. But one race started it all. Cemented our reputation. Showed we were serious. The Morpeth To Newcastle Road Race resonates with generations of runners. And for a century it held a special place in the hearts of the North East’s sporting public. Fusing time-honoured tradition with world-class talent, the Morpeth - as locals know it - was the oldest road running event in England. First run in 1904, it covered 13.6 miles (21/9km) of public roads from Morpeth to Newcastle. In 1983 organisers tweaked the route to 14.1 miles (22.7km) and in 2002 a standardised half marathon distance was run. But months after the centenary event was completed it was announced the Morpeth’s future was in doubt. Runners will line the historic route. And this time cyclists can join in the fun. Follow in the footsteps of five-time winners Jim Alder and Mike McLeod. And evoke memories of seven-times winner Dunky Wright as you weave your way through the streets of Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle

The Morpeth To Newcastle Road Race resonates with generations of runners.
And for a century it held a special place in the hearts of the North East’s sporting public.
Fusing time-honoured tradition with world-class talent, the Morpeth - as locals know it - was the oldest road running event in England.
First run in 1904, it covered 13.6 miles (21/9km) of public roads from Morpeth to Newcastle.
In 1983 organisers tweaked the route to 14.1 miles (22.7km) and in 2002 a standardised half marathon distance was run.
But months after the centenary event was completed it was announced the Morpeth’s future was in doubt.
Runners will line the historic route. And this time cyclists can join in the fun.
Follow in the footsteps of five-time winners Jim Alder and Mike McLeod.
And evoke memories of seven-times winner Dunky Wright as you weave your way through the streets of Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle.

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