Fast 5K

Thank you to everyone who took part in Fast 5K at Sunderland City Runs 2022
Look out for news about 2023 soon, or you can join us at Fast 5K at Try on the Tyne this August!

Saturday 7th May 18:00

CASH and Nike kit prizes...

Events of the North returned to the City of Sunderland on the 7th and 8th May 2022 to deliver four events in partnership with Sunderland City Council and Active Sunderland. As part of the 2022 event the Northern Spire 5K course has been redesigned meaning the course is flatter and faster than ever before!

In celebration of this new route, Events of the North are inviting a field of elite athletes to take part in the Fast5K, an event founded by Steve Cram in 2020. The Fast5K, which has been held on two previous occasions at the Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan, has seen British and International Olympic athletes such as Laura Weightman, Jessica Hall and Callum Hawkins all battle for victory.

The Fast5K will be incorporated into the Northern Spire 5K. A combined prize fund of over £3,000 cash and Nike running kit will be up for grabs! The new 5K route provides runners and spectators with a fantastic opportunity to line up with some of the UK’s top athletes.

Entries are invited from all athletes, please ensure to tick the box stating you are interested in being considered for the Fast 5K field on entry

Suggested MEN 16:30 mins - WOMEN 19:00 mins

There will be one mass race with the elite Fast 5K field assembled at the front of the Sunderland City 5K. Entrants meeting the suggested standards will be invited to be part of the elite assembly area prior to the event.

Anything else? Enter via the link above or send queries to, we look forward to welcoming you to the inaugural Fast 5K as part of Sunderland City Runs!