Durham will be the setting for a new event this summer with confirmation of a 5k and 10k race on the evening of Wednesday 20 July. The Durham City Run, organised by Events of the North in conjunction with Durham County Council, will take runners past many of the iconic landmarks in the ancient city, including a finish point on Palace Green.
Participants in the Durham City Run can choose to enter a one lap 5K or two lap 10K event with an undulating course on offer. The route, which boasts Durham Cathedral and Castle as its backdrop, has been designed to offer excellent vantage points for spectators—the race time, which has been set at 7pm, will offer a further draw for those looking to come along and see the city in its evening splendour.
On the launch of the race, Steve Cram of Events of the North, comments: “Durham is one of the UK’s most beautiful and historic cities and it is a fantastic venue for running. We’re delighted to be working with Durham County Council to deliver what I believe can develop into an iconic event in the North East.
Cram added: “The route will challenge both novice and experienced runners, but also reward them with some magical views and a finishing line that’s on a World Heritage Site. On a summer’s evening, this is going to be a wonderful occasion for participants and spectators alike.”
Entries for the race are now open with registration priced at £24 or £22 for affiliated runners. More information is available here.