Official “Sleepover” in the City – GNR Athlete Village


The 8-court Sport’s Hall at Newcastle University’s new revolutionary Sport and Fitness Centre – within the Great North Run Athlete Village – is the venue for this years “Sleepover in the City”.  With 100’s of athletes and Spectators staying in the Great North Run Athlete Village it will have that “Olympic Village” vibe, with all kinds of group sessions and activities taking place over race weekend.

Exclusive to Nirvana customers, “Sleepover in the city” is ideal for the budget conscience runner that wants an overnight stay close to the start line area.  You will be allocated a single, inflatable mattress in your own small area within the spacious Sports Hall, plus have access to all of the facilities including Wifi, toilet and shower facilities, the onsite cafe selling pre-race breakfast packs and tea and coffee making facilities.  (Please note sleeping bags/bedding are not provided).

Before heading up to the start line on Race Morning, drop your bag into the Nirvana “Bag Drop Area” and we will store it safely until you return – hopefully with a finishers medal!


  • Ideal for budget conscience runner/spectator
  • Closest to the start area
  • In the centre of Newcastle, close to shops, bars and restaurants
  • Access to toilets and showers


If you would like to book more than 1 inflatable bed, please select 1 room for each “traveller” in the drop down menu below.


The Great North Run Start Line is around 0.4 miles from the Athlete Village, and the finish line is around 12.4 miles away.

Shuttle services are available to both athletes and spectators from the finish line back to the start line area after the race. (Additional fees apply and this service must be booked in advance.  Option to add this to your booking on the following pages).

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