28 Apr

Sunderland Shapes Up For New Look Event

A rainy start to last year's eventMomentum is building for the new look Run Sunderland Festival on Sunday (1 May). The events will see both the half marathon and 10k moving their base from the Stadium of Light to Keel Square.

Since the first festival in 2011, the Sunderland City 10K and, later, the half marathon have become firmly established on the North East calendar, with thousands of runners taking part each year.

After five years based at the Stadium of Light, the Siglion Sunderland City 10K and Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon will move closer to the city centre, but will retain most of the races’ popular routes, taking in many of Sunderland’s most iconic landmarks. The move to Keel Square is seen as representative of the city’s renewal and regeneration.

Local hero and London Marathon 2016 star Aly Dixon is the official race starter and Newcastle band HERO will be providing the motivational beats on the day for runners and spectators at Keel Square.

More information is available on the event website here.