Sun 12 May 2024 Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK

Sunderland City Runs | 10K

Join thousands of runners on the streets of Sunderland in this swift 10K run, heading past the marina to the beach and back to the city centre with top reviews and an awesome day out.

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  • Sun 12 May 2024
Saint Mary's Way, Sunderland




Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running


Race through the centre of Sunderland and along coastal roads, in one of the North's biggest running events!

The first Sunderland city 10km was held in 2011 with just over 1500 taking part. 12 years later the Sunderland City Runs will welcome 5000 participants to the city streets in a celebration of running across a range of distances.

Come and join in one of the north's largest running events that races through the city and along the sea front, with two of its famous bridges providing a stunning backdrop to all three distances. No matter if you’re a first-timer or an experienced runner, the course and atmosphere are conducive to fast times as well as a lot of fun. 

With spectacular coastal views and a brilliant atmosphere, a superbly organised event is guaranteed with plenty of support on the route and an army of enthusiastic volunteers to make it a great day for all taking part. 


  • An inclusive event

    Everybody is welcome to run - no matter how fast you are!

  • Prize categories

    If you do fancy racing, there are prizes up for grabs for podium finishers.

  • Kings of the North

    The Sunderland City Runs are some of the biggest races in the North.

See you on the start line! 

This event is part of Sunderland City Runs.

Event video

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Saint Mary's Way
Saint Mary's Way
Tyne and Wear

  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations


  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Trees not tees

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Traffic-free, picturesque course
  • Medal
  • Tech t-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Secure baggage drop
  • Electronic chip timing


  • 1st Place Β£150 and Nike Kit
  • 2nd Place Β£75 and Nike Kit
  • 3rd Place Β£50 and Nike Kit
  • 1st Vet O40/O50/O60/O70 Β£60 of Nike Kit

  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
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Absolutely fab experience. Janice W

Excellent event. Well marshalled. Great interaction by organisers. Great value for money. Plenty of drink stations. Great atmosphere. Michael B

Loved the pre-race village and watching the participants of the5 k race, great having the events together. Lovely local route, taking in the coast and Roker park - should appeal to visitors travelling to take part from other areas. Great marshalling, had no problems. Love my medal - thank you, will be back next year! Lindsay W

First local 10k run I've taken part in, absolutely loved it, such a good day. Have to say it was very well organised, and everyone was very helpful and friendly and such a great atmosphere all over. Angela L

Best race in the North east. Shaun R

I have ran both the 10k and the half and I have loved both run. There is something special running the streets of your home town. I would recommend both runs to all abilities they are really a fantastic route to run. Lisa H

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