Cock Crow 5k and Junior Fun Run 2021 – EVENT CANCELLED

Jarrow and Hebburn AC have decided to cancel the Cock Crow 5k in 2021 to focus our efforts on ensuring a safe return to club training and competition. The event normally takes place in late July, and whilst we anticipate restrictions on social contact will be lifted from 21 June, there is still a great deal of uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, obtaining the necessary Council permissions and medical cover. Given the narrow start and finish area, it would also be difficult for the club to ensure adequate social distancing, if any restrictions are still in place. Our focus this year will instead be on smaller, club and local inter-club competitions. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2022 for a bigger and better event.

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Race information

The Cock Crow 5k is a 5 kilometre multi-terrain race hosted and delivered by Jarrow and Hebburn AC. The race starts on the Bowes Railway Path near Monkton Business Park in Hebburn and follows undulating gravel and tarmac footpaths through countryside and parkland, before finishing back at the Business Park. There is also a 2km fun run for juniors and beginners, which starts and finishes at the same point, heading 1 km out and back along the Bowes Path. Race headquarters, registration and awards presentation is at the Cock Crow Inn.

The last Cock Crow 5k race and Junior 2km fun run took place on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Race results from 2019 and previous years can be found on the Harrier League website here.

Race report from the 2019 race is available here.

Start times: 5km race start is 19:15. Junior fun run starts at 18:45.

5k race entry fees: £10 for affiliated online entries, £12 unaffiliated online entries, £13 entries on the night.

2k fun run fees: £3 per person, on the night only.

There are prizes for first three male and female finishers, plus veteran age categories and team prizes.

The course map for the 5km race is below (Course was revised in 2018):

Car parking is usually provided at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Mill Lane, Hebburn NE31 2ET. There is very limited parking at The Cock Crow Inn, but this is prioritised for race officials, volunteers and pub customers. The nearest Metro stations are Hebburn and Pelaw (1.5 miles each) or Fellgate (1.6 mile).

The Cock Crow 5k has been made possible through the kind support of our event sponsors and partners MICC Ltd, Gateshead Senators American Football Team, St. Josephs Catholic Academy and The Cock Crow Inn