Durham City Run Festival

New Routes For Durham Festival

Running festival returns to help County Durham take the sporting lead...

Durham City Run Festival will return in July 2024, with some significant changes, including a new partner and revised race routes. Organised by Events of the North, in partnership with Durham County Council and Durham University, the 2024 Durham City Run Festival will be held from 18-20 July.
The 2024 Durham City Run Festival will once again feature the popular Durham City Run 5K and 10K races, plus Paula Radcliffe’s Families on Track, the Run Like A Legend Mile challenge, and XO urban orienteering.

With support from the Radisson Blu hotel in Durham and new partner Everyone Active gyms, festival organisers will be introducing new routes for the 5K and 10K runs. This year, both races will start outside the Radisson Blu and finish at the Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site.
Festival founder Steve Cram commented: “The Durham City Run Festival has become a big celebration of running and has provided a wonderful showcase for many of the iconic sights in this historic city. As the event has grown, we have had to adapt to accommodate participants and spectators, and ensure that we deliver a great experience for everyone.

“The timing of these developments is ideal. As County Durham takes the lead on sport and culture in the North East, we’re excited about working with Durham County Council and Durham University to host this major summer event in the heart of the region.”

Stuart Lloyd of Radisson Blu Durham, added: “Our tranquil riverside location will be showcased to participants at this year’s festival and provide the perfect starting point for what always proves to be an incredibly scenic and exhilarating run around our historic city.”
Entries are open now with ‘early bird’ prices for the 5K and 10K events available until 29 February. Find out more about the event at the Durham City Runs website.

Image: Durham City Runs/Events of the North

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