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Durham County Council and Events of the North are delighted to announce the first ever Run Festival to be held over 3 days Thursday July 25th-Saturday July 27th in and around one of the world’s most historic cities.

Building on the huge success of the Prince Bishops 5k and 10k races held over the previous 3 years, the Run Festival will be centered around 4 Primary Features, supported by a host of exciting activities and events aimed at all ages and abilities, even if you’ve never run before!

It will proudly feature the world premiere of a new running concept created by running icon Paula Radcliffe. Families on Track powered by Atom Bank.

Events and activities will be held throughout the city with the main hub being at the Gala Theatre.

The Run Festival will include entertainment, Tech-talks, Themed-runs, celebrity appearances, exhibitions and plenty of running opportunities. The full Run Festival programme will continue to be developed in the coming weeks with lots on offer which will be free to attend but make sure you book/enter early for our key events as demand is anticipated to be high.

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An amazing suggestion over on our twitter page from Ray Spencer after hearing that Big Pink Dress ,Breast Cancer Now is doing a talk all about his fundraising achievements and incredible feats.

You can see the many Big Dresses worm by Colin at the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre exhibition.

Sign up to this and our other free talks and you can witness the action figure inspiring achievements of our guests

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Can anyone clarify which park & ride is to be used the parking for Thursdays 5k/10k run. The info leaflet with my race number gives two options but online says one only .
Online ... FREE Park & Ride for all runners (Belmont Car Park ONLY, DH1 1SR)
Picture below from leaflet

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