32 Fun runs in North East

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A family-friendly fun run as part of an awesome day of running on the streets of Sunderland! This 3K run takes place on closed roads and is perfect for getting families active together and having fun.
  • Sun 12 May
  • £5-£20
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK

Sunderland City Runs | Big 3K

A family-friendly fun run as part of an awesome day of running on the streets of Sunderland! This 3K run takes place on closed roads and is perfect for getting families active together and having fun.

  • 3 km road running
This fun 1.5km race for children aged 6 to 10 takes place within the Kielder Waterside Park boundary and juniors get to cross over the iconic Marathon finish line alongside the stunning Kielder Water.
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £8-£9
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Active Northumberland Kielder Junior | The Ospreys

This fun 1.5km race for children aged 6 to 10 takes place within the Kielder Waterside Park boundary and juniors get to cross over the iconic Marathon finish line alongside the stunning Kielder Water.

  • 1.5 km trail running
The Falcons cover 2.5km within the Kielder Waterside Park boundary and is for children age 11-15. Cross over the iconic Marathon finish line alongside the stunning Kielder Water!
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £8-£9
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Active Northumberland Kielder Junior | The Falcons

The Falcons cover 2.5km within the Kielder Waterside Park boundary and is for children age 11-15. Cross over the iconic Marathon finish line alongside the stunning Kielder Water!

  • 2.5 km trail running
  • Sun 25 Feb
  • £25
Consett, County Durham, UK

Derwent Reservoir Trail Runs | 5 Mile

Wild Deer Events return for the 5th year of these popular winter trail runs.

  • 5 miles trail running
  • Wed 6 Mar
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 3

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 9 Mar
  • £10
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

TRAILDOG Druridge Bay Night Run | Family Wolfpack Run

Back for the third year... Grab your head torch and join TRAILDOG Events for a night run under the Northumberland coastal dark skies,

  • 1 mile trail running
  • Sun 24 Mar
  • £10
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

TRAILDOG Kielder Waterside | Family Wolfpack Run

TRAILDOG Events are honoured to be able to host an event at the stunning Kielder Waterside.

  • 1 mile trail running
  • Mon 1 Apr
  • £10
Seaham, County Durham, UK

Run Durham Dalton Park Junior Run Easter

Run Nation are pleased to include a Dalton Park Junior Run event for anyone aged 5-16.

  • 2 km multi terrain running
  • Wed 3 Apr
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 4

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Wed 10 Apr
  • £5-£10
Darlington, County Durham, UK

Children With Cancer 5K Fun Run

5km fun run, open to all ages and abilities.

  • 5 km road running
  • Wed 24 Apr
  • £5
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK

Quayside 5K & Junior Quayside 3K | Junior Quayside 3K

Run around the flat, out-back course along the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside and take the opportunity to go for a personal best.

  • 3 km road running
  • Wed 1 May
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 5

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Wed 8 May
  • £11-£14
Redcar, North Yorkshire, UK

Locke Park Pie & Peas 5 Mile

Locke Park Pie & Peas 5 Mile

  • 5 miles road running
  • Sun 12 May
  • £5-£6
Darlington, County Durham, UK

Raby Races | 2.5K

The 20th Annual Raby Races will take place in 2024, hosted once again by Teesdale AC within the spectacular scenery offered up by Raby Castle and its surrounding 200-acre estate.

  • 2.5 km road running
  • Sun 26 May
  • £10
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Run Northumberland Alnwick Castle Junior Trail 2K

Part of Run Nation Events 2024 Run Northumberland Castles Challenge Series

  • 2 km multi terrain running
  • Wed 5 Jun
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 6

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £39.90-£49.90
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Color Obstacle Rush - Newcastle

Color Obstacle Rush is the biggest run in the world that combines the fun of colour and obstacles.

  • 5 km multi terrain running
  • Wed 12 Jun
  • £10
Seaham, County Durham, UK

Run Durham Dalton Park Junior Run Sundowner

Run Nation are pleased to include a Dalton Park Junior Run event for anyone aged 5-16.

  • 2 km multi terrain running
  • Wed 19 Jun
  • £8-£10
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Run Gateshead Sundowner Junior Run

Run Nation is pleased to present our mid summer evening summer race at Derwent Country Park in 2024.

  • 4 km multi terrain running
  • Wed 3 Jul
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 7

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Fri 19 Jul
  • £9
Durham, County Durham, UK

Durham City Run Festival | Run Like A Legend

Events of the North in partnership with Durham University and supported by Durham County Council are excited to announce the return of the Durham City Run Festival 2024.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • £35-£45
Durham, County Durham, UK

Durham City Run Festival | Families on Track

Events of the North in partnership with Durham University and supported by Durham County Council are excited to announce the return of the Durham City Run Festival 2024.

  • 10 km road running
  • Wed 7 Aug
  • £5
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK

Quayside 5K & Junior Quayside 3K | Junior Quayside 3K

Run around the flat, out-back course along the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside and take the opportunity to go for a personal best.

  • 3 km road running
  • Wed 7 Aug
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 8

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 31 Aug
  • £15-£17
Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Cheviots Challenge | Fun Run

The 42nd Cheviots Challenge is organised to raise funds for the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

  • 8.5 miles trail running
  • Wed 4 Sep
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 9

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Fri 6 Sep
  • £23
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

AJ Bell Great North 5K

The AJ Bell Great North 5K is the curtain-raiser event for the North East’s biggest weekend of sport: the AJ Bell Great North Run.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £23.50
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run | Junior

The Junior event of the Great North Run! Junior runners (age 9–16) can run by themselves or with a parent/guardian around the 4km course.

  • 4 km road running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £23.50
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run | Mini

The Mini event of the Great North Run! Mini runners (age 3–8) must be accompanied by an adult around the 1.5km course.

  • 1.2 km road running
  • Wed 2 Oct
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 10

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Wed 6 Nov
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 11

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running
  • Wed 4 Dec
  • £4
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

The Monthly Mile South Shields - Run 12

The Monthly Mile is a timed 1 mile race each month for all ages & a wide range of abilities from 4 minutes up to 15 minute runners.

  • 1 mile road running

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