Durham City Run Festival

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Booked 3 times in the last week
£16 - £27
Booked 3 times in the last week
Take on the historic streets of Durham with this midsummer evening of running. With two distances to choose from and an iconic backdrop, you won't want to miss out. Race across the finish line to claim you well deserved medal and goody bag.
5k and 10k
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7:00pm Fri 14th Jul 2023 - 7:20pm Fri 14th Jul 2023
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Racecourse, Durham DH1 3BN, UK
Start times
7:00pm Fri 14th Jul 2023
7:20pm Fri 14th Jul 2023
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Durham City Run Festival
£25 - £27
Route information
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.
5k runners will set off first at 7.00pm, with the 10k runners following 20 minutes later. Whichever you elect for, you will finish at Millennium Place, the new city centre hub. With a little luck you may have produced your own historical performance to match the surrounding splendour!
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
How to get there
The Racecourse, Durham DH1 3BN, UK
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Park and Ride
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!
Event day logistics
19:00 5k starts
19:20 10k starts
Age Requirements
  • 10k: All runners must be aged 15 or older on the day
  • 5k: All runners must be aged 11 or older on the day
Race Information
Your race number, timing chip & race information pack will be posted to all UK residents after registering. Race information packs will be available for download on the website prior to the event. If you are an overseas entrant your pack will be available for collection from Race Information on event weekend.
If you forget your race number - Please go to RACE INFORMATION at the venue. One of the team will check your entry and issue you with an alternative race number. This must be done 45 mins before the start time
Race Schedule
Assemble at the start 20 minutes before your race start time, wearing your race number (incorporates your timing chip) and join the crowds by the start line.
Wheelchair Entrants
No separate self-propelled wheelchair race will be staged, and hand cycles will NOT be allowed. If you are competing as an assisted wheelchair entrant, (competing in a regular wheelchair), your assistant/pusher must be a successful entrant into the event also. Please note: for safety reasons assisted wheelchair participants will be allocated a race number at the rear of the field. Self-propelled wheelchair entrants may be allowed to start ahead of the main field - the organiser will contact you following acceptance of your registration.
Visually Impaired Entrants
The organiser will include a GUIDE RUNNER bib number in your race pack. If your guide runner would like to receive a medal, t-shirt, goody bag and finish time, please note they must also register for the event individually. If your guide is also registered to take part please ask them to wear their individual race number on their front, and their GUIDE RUNNER number on their back. If they are not an individual entrant please ask them to wear the GUIDE RUNNER number on their front.
Will there be parking at the Durham City Run Festival?
There will be very little parking available in the city centre. The Park & Ride system is available to all runners, however.
Are there any age requirements at the Durham City Run Festival?
Yes, all 10k runners must be aged 15 or older and all 5k runners must be aged 11 or older on the day.
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