Summer Sport Activities

On campus over summer, we've got a haul of activites for you to get involved in. Whether thats competing in the Great North Run 5K or keeping the kids busy with our Kids Camps. We've got something for everyone! 


Great North Run 5K - FREE PLACES

9 September. Friday evening. FREE for students/Staff

The Great North 5k kicks off the Great North Run weekend celebrations in style on Friday 9 September. The Friday evening event provides a party atmosphere with the celebrations on the Quayside continuing long after you cross the finish line!

We hope to get 300 Northumbria staff, students, friends and family running/walking/moving together around the fun 5km route in an exclusive NORTHUMBRIA wave on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside!

Click here to register your interest for the event


Fitness Memberships

Wanting to start your journey or continue developing into the world of keeping active? We have an exclusive summer offer for you. Starting from £20 a month with no contract, you can purchase a Gym membership. This deal runs throughout June, July & August. This includes access to all our group classes, gym, sauna, steam room and the swimming pool as well as discounts on personal training and sports massages. 

Find out more information here


Personal Training

Needing that extra boost? Need someone to help you get motivated during your workouts? Just starting out and not sure what to do? Our Personal Trainers are here to help you! We have a number of personal trainers available, all of who are available to create your own personalised workouts. 

We have an summer offering running at the moment where you can get 10x 30 minute sessions for only £99! 

Purchase your personal training sessions here


Kids Camps

After a 3 year hiatus, our renowned summer kids camps are back! Northumbria Sports Camps will run from Monday 25 July to 2 September. Our sports camps are fun and exciting way for your child to meet new friends, develop their sporting skills and keep active during the school holidays. 

Your child will get to try a number of different sports such as football, kwik cricket, basketball, netball, table tennis and many more. We have a swimming sessions provided by Swim North East who will ensure your child has a great time during their pool sessions. 

Find out more information here


Gym Buddy

We have recently introduced a new scheme called 'Gym Buddy' for new and existing members. Gym Buddies are here to help you become more familiar with our facility. They are all regular gym and class goers, you will have likely seen them about before! You can't miss them they'll be wearing their 'Gym Buddy' T-Shirts. 

Click here to find out more about Gym Buddy


5K Race, Duathlon and Family 10K Run

In partnership with Events of the North (managed by Northumbria Alumini Steve Cram!) has organised a number events which you can get involved in. The events are: 

5K Run: This is your chance to try the the distance for the first time or improve on your previous one. Run with friends and celebrate with brunch afterwards. Its a flat, fast and the crowds will cheer you on. 

Duathlon - A 5k run, 20k bike and 3k run to finish. This gives you the opportunity to try a duathlon with the stunning backdrop and iconic quayside location and an atmosphere to keep you going

Family 10K Run (Families on Track) - As a team you must complete 10KM continious relay by running loops of various distances. Founded by Paula Radcliff, join in the fun with all the family down the Quayside. 

There are limited number of free entries for Northumbria University staff and students.To apply for your free entry please email Sue Vout stating which event you would like to enter.

To find out more about the event itself click here