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19th & 20th June 2021
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Sunderland City Runs is back up and running for 2021

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June

Entries for the 2021 event are now closed! We can’t wait to welcome runners to the streets of Sunderland on 19th & 20th June! The 2021 Sunderland City Runs will look and feel a little different to previous editions, but we have made plans to ensure that everyone involved enjoys the opportunity to be part of the return to running events.

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! 

We are not encouraging spectators at the event, if you would like to watch your friends and family completing their run you can join them by watching our LIVE finish line stream on Facebook from 9.45AM on Sunday 20th June, or through the link below:
Saturday 19th June
5K Start6.15PM
Sunday 20th June
10K Start 09:50AMHalf Marathon Start 10:30AM
5K Prizes
1st Place £75
2nd Place £50
3rd Place £25
10K Prizes
1st Place £300
2nd Place £150
3rd Place £50
1st Vet O40/O50/O60 £30
Half Prizes
1st Place £400
2nd Place £150
3rd Place £50
1st Vet O40/O50/O60 £40

The Route

5K Route

10K Route

Half Marathon Route

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

Sunday 20th June

Minimum age 16

Affiliated
10K
£25.0

Sunday 20th June

Member of UK Athletics Club Only

Minimum age 16

Unaffiliated
Half Marathon
£37.0

Sunday 20th June

Minimum age 17

Affiliated
Half Marathon
£35.0

Sunday 20th June

Member of UK Athletics Club Only

Minimum age 17

5K
£15.0

Saturday 19th June

Minimum age 12

Active
Sunderland Big 3K

Saturday 19th June 5.45pm
Organised by Sunderland City Council
for more info and to enter the Big 3K
click enter now

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#sunderlandcityruns #SunderlandMedalSelfie @SunderlandLive - @EventsOTN @Sunderland10K Last one done - 5K on slightly heavy legs after the 10K on Saturday and Half Marathon yesterday. Fast first mile with wind at back then turned into it doing the reverse South Shields parkrun! https://t.co/Q6QiGzWcZV

Today is your last chance to sign up for the Virtual Runs!! We have medals on offer and you could win a @SCramTraining goody bag just for signing up!! Head to our website or Facebook now to find out more! https://t.co/0WAHMQ61jl

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Whos joining me to take part in the @EventsOTN Sunderland City Runs this weekend? (Apologies for the lockdown hair!) 🙈😂👩‍🦳
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No more days to go! The Virtual Sunderland City Runs officially start at 9am today! You have until Monday Midnight to submit your runs to us and our entry deadline has been stretched to Midnight Sunday! Such a fantastic response to what will be a fantastic event! Good luck! https://t.co/8VQ6vwxgEx
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🗣Meet our Ambassador, Georgia Wilding

“My last blog for Events of the North was over a year ago! A year ago we were just starting lockdown and I don’t think anyone would know what was to come. I joined the vaccine trial and our work changed a lot, no visitors, patients with families hundreds of miles away relying on facetime...

...It’s been really good the last few weeks being able to do running club again and be able to run with more than one friend! It’s so much easier running with others and I’m really excited to be able to get back to races!”

👏🏼 Check out Georgia’s full blog post on our website along with all of the details on how to get involved in Sunderland City Runs 🤸🏻‍♀️
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A little Bank Holiday Monday motivation (much needed if it’s raining as much with you as it is here!!)

It’s now less than 7 weeks until your toes are on the start line... our #Sofa2Sunderland tip of the day: increase your mileage by 10% this week... even if that’s just an extra 1K, it’s 1K closer to your 5K target and one step closer to that finish line 🏁

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Sofa to Sunderland!

Your first Workout Wednesday coming to you from former Great Britain and England international Matty Hynes!

Matty has shared a workout that he believes is great for beginners who are wanting to take on the Sofa to Sunderland 5K challenge.

Warm up
5 minutes of a brisk walk or slow run to slowly increase your heart rate.

Session
Once the warm up is complete we begin the session.

1 minute of running followed by 2 minutes of walking or very slow jogging. We are going to repeat this 6 to 8 times. Try and keep moving for the 2 minutes rest period. Try not to completely stand still.

Cool down
Cool down for 5 minutes. Aim for a slow cool down walk or a very slow jog for the 5 minute duration to gradually bring your heart rate down !

Good luck and let us know how it goes using #sofa2sunderland and feel free to comment with your questions below
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It’s only 8 weeks to go to Sunderland City Runs 😱😱!

We are one of the first mass participation events in the UK to go ahead after a year of COVID disruption and we couldn’t be happier about it 🏃‍♂️🎽🏃‍♀️💨🎊🎉🥳👏🏻

If you need a little motivation to get you back in to training or compete your first 5K, we are going to be here to help guide you through to the finish line! Look out for our launch of Sofa To Sunderland tomorrow 👀👌🏾🎊🎉