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

Sunderland Superheros 2020
Paul Mustard
Michelle and Paul are leaders of Silky Striders. Hearts of Gold and always a phone call away.
Michelle Mustard
Michelle and Paul are Leaders of Silky Striders. Hearts of Gold and always a phone call away.
Deborah Smith
Deborah's nominator has recently completed treatment for cancer undergoing a major operation and chemotherapy, and Deb has supported her and encouraged her through this very difficult time helping her regain her fitness from starting walking again and then back into running into running.
Sandra Dormand
Sandra had breast cancer five years ago, then recovered from a brain tumour, despite all of this she is the most determined, kind and caring woman we know.
George Harden
George has running coursing through his veins and has been part of the regions running community longer than most can remember. He gives up his own time to volunteer to train C25K runners, junior athletes in Washington every week, at schools and at council events whenever asked.
Darren Tate
Darren is currently working in his spare time to help set up a community interest company to help put men into employment by offering them free interview clothing and advice. It's called Suitability.
Scott Baker
Completed his 1000 10K runs in 1000 consecutive days raising money for Ovarian Cancer. Mixing it up at Sunderland 2020 by completing the Half!
June Hindmarch
Amazing woman, amazing friend, supportive run buddy. She is 72, only been running a couple of years and doesn't appreciate how wonderful she is.
Dominic Lavelle
Dominic is 31, has a young family to look after and has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), for the last two years he’s had gruelling chemotherapy type treatment after big relapses which have left him unable to get out of bed or pick our sons up. He completed his two years of treatment and started running in February this year starting at 1 mile and worked himself up all the way to a half marathon!
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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

Support St Benedict's Hospice with your token the next time you are shopping in Asda! https://t.co/myAl9VxJVC
St Benedict's Hosp @stbenedicts1984

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!

Thank you for your support 👏👏👏 https://t.co/lF4vcs7By4

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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to celebrate Valentines Day we are giving TWO people the chance to win a Two Course Sunday Dinner for 2 The Engine Room at The Fire Station

How to enter;
1) Share your race entry confirmation to any one of the Sunderland City Runs events in 2020 on your profile page and tag our page, Events Of The North and The Engine Rooms in the comment
2) Make sure you are following our page, Events Of The North and The Engine Rooms

If you haven’t yet signed up to one of our Sunderland City Runs events don’t worry there’s plenty of time. Our competition is open until midnight Monday 17th February. Head over to our website for more details!!

Ts & Cs
- we will pick one winner from Facebook and one winner from Instagram.
- winner will be chosen at random 18.02.2020 and contacted by private message.
- You will be issued with a voucher code to claim your free Sunday lunch.
- voucher redeemable at @engineroomsunderland only
- voucher includes 2 course Sunday Lunch (set menu) for two people on any Sunday between issue and 31.03.2020 (excludes Mothers Day, 22.03.2020)
- drinks not included
- table to be booked in advance over the phone or by emailing thefirestation@pubculture.com Quoting voucher code
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Sunderland City Runs is feeling excited.
So its our 2nd amazing #SMUFS running session tomorrow night at 6:15pm! Bridges Sunderland is the meeting point...The last session was completely full booked!! Who's coming tomorrow night then????