9th & 10th May 2020
Sunderland City Runssupported by Active Sunderland
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Sunderland City Runs 2020

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May

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!

Active Sunderland have challenged the city to STEP UP through to the summer of 2020, walking and running to encourage a more active lifestyle for us all. The Sunderland City Runs on May 9th and 10th 2020 will be the climax of the campaign and we are delighted that so many will be really helping to make Sunderland a city that runs. Millions of steps forward!

Step Up and help us celebrate 10 of the best! 

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

The Route

Half Marathon Route

10K Route

5K Route

Entries are now open for the 2020 Event
Click the event and category you would like to enter

Early Bird Price until 30th November

Minimum age 16


Early Bird Price until 30th November

Member of UK Athletics Club Only

Minimum age 16

Half Marathon

Early Bird Price until 30th November

Minimum age 17

Half Marathon

Early Bird Price until 30th November

Member of UK Athletics Club Only

Minimum age 17


Minimum age 12

Sunderland Big 3K

Sunday 10th 9am
Organised by Sunderland City Council
for more info and to enter the Big 3K
click enter now

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Thanks to event partner @bbcnewcastle and @BBCNEandCumbria for a great piece on our Sunderland Superheroes last night. Catch us at 22:26 and meet some of the team! https://t.co/UUPruap3qH

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By simply visiting Asda, Leechmere collect your token at the checkout and then placing it in the St Benedict's Hospice 'slot' (look for the 'vote for your favorite charity board at the exit), you could help us win £500!

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So excited to announce our Sunderland Superhero team this afternoon outside the Grand Hotel! Join them and enter now at https://t.co/f2rUEr9xOI https://t.co/iuqtwJGYAi

THANK YOU to our partners @RightLinesComms & @hssportsuk for the extra motivation and fuel to get out running over the Christmas period.
Don’t forget, that entries are open for the Sunderland City Runs 2020 and you can give the gift of running this Christmas too! 🎄 https://t.co/WdFy0GpXYN
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Thanks to event partner BBC Newcastle - Radio for the North East and BBC North East and Cumbria for this great piece on our Superheroes. Catch them at 22:26 and meet some of the team!
Sunderland City Runs
Sunderland City Runs
Yesterday we unveiled our team of Aly Dixon's Superheroes outside the Grand Hotel Sunderland as we count down to the Sunderland City Runs supported by Active Sunderland. With 5 months to go, join our team and ENTER NOW at www.sunderlandcity10k.com
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Do you fancy a different type of challenge in 2020?

Check out our sister event the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend - www.kieldermarathon.com

Early Bird, reduced entry is available until midnight tonight so take the challenge and head over to #BritainsMostBeautiful race weekend in the stunning Kielder Water & Forest Park