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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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Durham City Run Festival

C’mon, what are you waiting for?

The current mile WR holder Hicham El Guerrouj wishes you all 'Good Luck' for the Run Like A Legend Mile on Friday 26th July.

You can still enter this great event and get your hands on a race medal, T-Shirt and goody bag all for only one mile. The perfect lunchtime lung buster, after work stress release or challenge between you and a colleague, friend or family member for only £5

Sign up now for the last few places here - durhamcityrunfestival.com/run-like-a-legend/

You can also see the amazing story of Sir Roger Bannister in 'Everest on the Track' at the Globe Theatre and engulf yourself in the magic of the mile - www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/a-celebration-of-sir-roger-bannister/

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