Performance, pride and passion

Whether you’re visiting to spectate, participate or follow in the footsteps of your sporting heroes, the stellar line up premier league football, international cricket, championship golf and the largest half marathon in the world epitomises why this is a region with a proud sporting tradition…

Great North Run ·

Newcastle, Gateshead, South Shields

Renowned as the largest half marathon in the world, this annual event attracts athletes, club runners and a horde of joggers who tackle the 13.1 mile (21km) challenge as an opportunity to fundraise for a good cause. This September event is one to tick off your bucket list.

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Newcastle United Football Club ·


Nothing compares to the electric atmosphere of a premier league match at St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club. Add your voice to the 50,000 strong Toon Army to taunt the opposition and urge the home team on. Join a tour and you can even walk on the famous stadium terrace roof.

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Sunderland Football Club ·


Famous for producing an intense atmosphere, Sunderland’s Stadium of Light attracts a passionate crowd, whether for home matches or the many open-air concerts staged throughout the summer. Running daily, even on match days, the stadium tour casts light on the heritage of the club and includes the dressing rooms, tunnel and press areas.

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Durham Cricket ·


In the shadow of a 14th century castle along a riverside valley in the Durham countryside, the Emirates Riverside is an international cricket ground, home to Durham Cricket and regular stage for open air concerts featuring internationally renowned performing artists.

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Top-flight Rugby ·


The elite of English and European rugby head to Newcastle’s Kingston Park to take on the Newcastle Falcons in regular fixtures of the marquee rugby championships. With occasional Union and League tournaments and international fixtures at St James’ Park, combine the stadium action with exploration, join the pack and tackle the sites.

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Tee Time ·

Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham

From luxury golf resorts, testing links courses and clubs with long heritage and traditions you’re certain to find your perfect place to play. Seek out a world-class course, like the championship course at Close House, or simply enjoy the stunning views and experience some peace and tranquillity.

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