THE FULL PROGRAMME FOR THE DURHAM CITY RUN FESTIVAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DURHAM UNIVERSITY WILL BE RELEASED HERE SOON! THIS WILL INCLUDE TECH TALKS, WORKSHOPS, THEMED RUNS, AND MORE. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!
THURSDAY 16th JULY PRINCE BISHOPS DURHAM CITY 5K AND 10K
This spectacular summer evening event has fast built up a popular following. The route winds its way through the famous old streets of the World Heritage site and finishes in front of the stunning backdrop of Durham Cathedral. This event is historically a SELL OUT so don’t wait too long to make sure you are part of the great atmosphere on the night.
FRIDAY 17th JULY RUN LIKE A LEGEND
Supported by Durham University
Here’s your chance to test yourself over the iconic Mile distance. Emulate Sir Roger Bannister and test your limit on a flat and fast route along the banks of the River Wear. Post your electronic time and celebrate breaking your own record as you Run Like A Legend. You decide when the magic happens as the marshalled course will be open all of Friday with medals for all participants and T-Shirts on offer.
Book your time slot to test yourself over this distance, entries are open now!
SATURDAY 18th JULY
PAULA’S FAMILIES ON TRACK Powered by ATOM BANK
World record-holder in the marathon Paula Radcliffe knows better than most the benefits of an active lifestyle and running is obviously her favourite way to stay fit and healthy. As the mother of two energetic children she wants them to enjoy running too, but they can’t usually take part in events together. That provided the inspiration for Families on Track, which debuted at the Durham City Run Festival 2019. A unique event where families can participate together to complete the distance, having fun on the way, and ensuring everyone can join in no matter their age or ability. ENTRIES OPEN NOW!
A series of talks and demonstrations from industry experts covering a range of topics related to running. These will include Injury and Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Technology, Training Tips and Equipment. Many of these will be free to attend but check back here for timings and listings which will be published very soon.
There are many celebrities who have developed a love for running, many with their own inspirational stories. They also though suffer the normal trials and tribulations common to us all as we train and participate in our chosen events. We look forward to meeting some of our favourite running celebs and hearing their stories. Keep watching for news.
RUN FESTIVAL EXTRA DISTANCE!
Get your running shoes on and join in a gentle run with a difference. We will be setting up a few Themed runs with guides, where there will be plenty of chances to stop and chat! All abilities and paces welcome. You never know you might just learn something while you get fitter. Details to follow.
Our Durham City Run Festival main stage will be in Millenium Square which will host various events including live broadcasts by BBC Newcastle at various times as well as a few live pod-casts from contributors and participants. Drop by and have a listen…or join in!
RETAIL AND SOCIAL
There will be a limited number of trade stands as well as the chance to purchase Durham City Run Festival merchandise. Look out for the units in the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre.
We are also anticipating one or two social events across the festival….fun while you run?. Probably best to check out our social media!!