The start of a race at the Sunderland City Runs eventImage: courtesy of Chris Lines (Right Lines Communications)

Sunderland City Runs on a safe course for June

The event is marking its 10th anniversary.

Next month sees the Sunderland City Runs make a welcome return after last year’s event was cancelled due to Covid-19. It is also the 10th birthday of this big city event which is two good reasons to celebrate on the weekend 19 – 20 June. 

Organisers Events of the North were, following discussions with Sunderland City Council, Public Health England and other relevant partners, able to go ahead with their preparations for June. It will be a Covid-secure event but with the same lively atmosphere, sea front courses and range of activities as before and a tech t-shirt, medal and goody bag for every finisher. Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

There is pent up demand for races after 14 months of stay at home orders and restrictions which Event Director Steve Cram confirms, saying: “People have missed the sense of occasion of being part of a big event.” Not to mention the physical and mental benefits from getting outside and being active with others that we have all missed.  

The wait will be over in 6 weeks time as runners take to the streets on Saturday (19 June) at 6pm for the 5K, and on Sunday (20 June) for the 10K and Half Marathon. The Sunderland Big 3K also takes place on Sunday at 9am followed by the 10K at 10am then the Half Marathon at 10.25am. The four distances make this an event for every type of runner and youngsters can also enter. 

For more information about the event and entry details, visit the Sunderland City Runs website.

Image courtesy of Chris Lines (Right Lines Photography). 

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