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Chariots Of Fire On Roker Beach

Chariots of Fire celebration starts build up to Sunderland City Runs...

Runners from around the North East celebrated an iconic movie in Sunderland last week. Around 60 athletes who have signed up for the 2024 Sunderland City Runs took part in a free event, which involved a training session followed by a special screening of the film Chariots of Fire at the Fire Station.

The occasion was part of the build up to this year’s Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10K, which will be held on Sunday 12 May.

Runners from around the region met near Roker Beach, where they were welcomed by Sunderland City Runs founder Steve Cram, before being led on a training run by local Olympic athlete Aly Dixon. After their run, participants were treated to refreshments at Fausto Coffee, before heading to the Fire Station to watch Chariots of Fire, at a screening that was attended by its producer David Puttnam and one of its stars, Nigel Havers.
 
The event was organised by the Sunderland City Runs team, with support from Everyone Active and Fausto, and was an opportunity to thank local runners for supporting the Sunderland City 10K and Sunderland City Half Marathon, which is organised by Events of the North in partnership with Active Sunderland.

A fixture on the grass roots sports calendar for over a decade, the popular 5K, 10K and half marathon races will see leading club athletes and charity fun runners tackle routes that take in many of Sunderland’s iconic landmarks, with the 10K and half marathon starting and finishing alongside Keel Square and the recently completed City Hall.

If you'd like to know more, visit the Sunderland City Runs.

Image: Events of the North

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