The Prince Bishop's Durham City Run

Thu 25th Jul 2019
Palace Green, Palace Green, Durham DH1, UK
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  • Free cancellation protection
  • 24/7 Support

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Tickets £13–£24

    Registration Perks
  • Best price guarantee
  • Free cancellation protection
  • 24/7 Support
  • Official booking partner of Events of the North
  • Closed roads
  • Undulating
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Race packs are posted

From the organizer

Organizer's website


New and improved for 2019, two races and one unforgettable finish! The World Heritage Site provides the stunning backdrop to this exciting event that chases through the narrow cobbled streets and along the beautiful River Wear with the imposing 900 year old Cathedral always beckoning. There can hardly be a more spectacular setting for a Summer Night of racing and fun. Tell me more, tell me more!

Distances in this event

  1. Durham City 10K

    Run 10km
    7:25pm Thu 25th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Durham City 5k

    Run 5km
    7:15pm Thu 25th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
What’s Included
Medal, tech t-shirt and goody bag for all finishers
FREE Park & Ride for all runners (Belmont Car Park ONLY, DH1 1SR)
Secure baggage drop
Electronic Chip Timing
Post race massage
Prizes for top 3 male and female and first V40, V50, V60
Course Details
Whichever you elect for, you will finish at Palace Green in between the Cathedral and the Castle, following in the footsteps of pilgrims who have climbed the hill for almost a thousand years. With a little luck you may have produced you’re own historical performance to match the surrounding splendour!
Raceday Logistics
The 5k and 10k races start 10 minutes apart, facing each other across the ancient Market square. 5k runners will set off first at 7.15pm, with the 10k runners following 10 minutes later.

All competitors have free access to the Durham City Park and Ride system so no need to worry about parking, you can run, recover and relax!

Our volunteers are essential in making sure that race day is a huge success. YOU can be part of our small army of helpers, ensuring that runners and spectators alike have a great experience. You don’t need any special skills, just be RELIABLE, FLEXIBLE and have lots of ENTHUSIASM! There are a whole range of roles available on race day with something for everyone…

Start/Finish Support, Course Marshall, Baggage security, Car Parking duties, manning the water stations, Expo and runner village support, Photographers and our valuable Race Guru’s.

Volunteering is a great way to have fun, make friends, enhance your CV and experience the electric atmosphere of race day. We’ll provide you with an event jacket, refreshments, packed lunch and on the day support through a supervisor as well as all the support you need to undertake your role.

Maybe you have friends or family members running and you too want to be part of the big city event….why not volunteer? Or if you’re part of a local community or youth group that might be interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you!

Please email [email protected] to register your interest.

Race Pack -

Your race pack, including chip timing tag and race number will be mailed to UK residents no later than 10 days before the event. International runners will need to collect their pack from Race Information on Race Day.

Any registrations made after Wednesday 3rd July will not be mailed out and will be available for collection on Race Day from Race Information.

T-shirts will be available for collection after the race, together with your medal and goody bag for finishers only.

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