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8th & 9th May 2021
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Sunderland City Runs will be back in 2021

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May

Events of the North have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Sunderland City Runs event due to the ongoing situation surrounding Covid-19, with all entries to be transferred to 2021. The 2021 event will provisionally take place on 8th-9th May and you are still able to enter for next year.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the VIRTUAL event in May, we and our charity partner St Benedict’s Hospice appreciate your support. If you’d like to take part in more of our virtual events in 2020 you can find out more below.

The first Sunderland city 10km was held in 2011 with just over 1500 taking part. 10 years later the Sunderland City Runs will welcome 5000 participants to the city streets in a celebration of running across a range of distances. You can choose the 10th anniversary 10k,  the stunning Half-Marathon, the Northern Spire 5k or the Big 3k. There is something for everyone. Come and join in one of the norths largest running events that races through the city and along the sea front, with two of its famous bridges providing a stunning backdrop to all 4 distances. No matter if you’re a first-timer or an experienced runner, the course and atmosphere are conducive to fast times as well as a lot of fun. See you on the start line!

Step Up and help us celebrate 10 of the best! 

Saturday 8th May
5K Start6PM
Sunday 9th May
10K Start 10:00AMHalf Marathon Start 10:25AM

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Entries are now open for the 2021 Event
Click the event and category you would like to enter
Unaffiliated
10K
£27.0

Sunday 9th May

Minimum age 16

Affiliated
10K
£25.0

Sunday 9th May

Member of UK Athletics Club Only

Minimum age 16

Unaffiliated
Half Marathon
£37.0

Sunday 9th May

Minimum age 17

Affiliated
Half Marathon
£35.0

Sunday 9th May

Member of UK Athletics Club Only

Minimum age 17

5K
£15.0

Saturday 8th May

Minimum age 12

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Sunderland Big 3K

Sunday 9th May 9am
Organised by Sunderland City Council
for more info and to enter the Big 3K
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1 Week To Go!

Durham City Running Festival is fast approaching and we are thrilled to announce the elite filled plans we have to keep you all entertained!

Thursday 16th July @ 9am : 'Yoga for Runners' live with Amy Williams Yogabird

Friday 17th July @ 5pm : 'That Running Podcast' with Ex British international endurance runners Ross Murray and Colin McCourt in a special episode featuring well-known voices from the world athletics Steve Cram and Tim Hutchings

Saturday 18th July @ 5pm : 'Celebrating the Mile' former British athlete and now successful coach Lewis Moses will host a live Q&A session with Steve Cram, holder of the British record for 8 years. Join the guys as they discuss previous record holders, training & endurance tips New Levels Coaching

Sunday 19th July @ TBC : 'All Stars University Question of Sport' hosted by Steve Cram. The elite team; Paula Radcliffe former World Record Holder; Colin Jackson, World Champion, World Record holder and Olympic Silver Medallist; and Jeanette Kwayke, Olympic 100m finalist and BBC Presenter - take on the University team in quick fire rounds which are not to be missed!
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We're disappointed about the cancellation of 2020 Sunderland but already looking forward to 2021!

Here's a flashback to our highlights last year... who joined us??? We would love to see your favourite pictures!!
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It's with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Sunderland City Runs. The annual festival of running had been postponed until September, but following extensive discussions with Sunderland City Council and other partners, Events of the North have made the difficult decision to now cancel the event.

Everyone involved are committed to hosting safe and inspiring events and remain determined to provide as many opportunities as possible, hopefully in the not too distant future.

All those who have entered have been automatically deferred to 2021 and should have received an email, please refer to this for more information.

Event founder Steve Cram comments: “We’re incredibly disappointed that we now can’t go ahead with this year’s Sunderland City Run’s, but this is absolutely the right decision in the current situation. Sadly, due to the planning involved for major occasions such as this, the timescales required to deliver a successful and safe event are not in our favour. We’re removing any uncertainty or speculation for now, for the sake of all of our runners and volunteers, and every other person and organisation involved in the event. This also allows for us to focus all of our energy and effort on working with Sunderland City Council and our partners to ensure a spectacular return in 2021.”
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Sunflower Day 2020

Please take a second to visit St. Benedict's Hospice Facebook page today. Join in with a day of fundraising for this incredible charity and turn the town yellow for a great cause!! #wearyellow