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Durham City Run Festival – Thursday 18th July 2024

July 18

Join #TEAMREDSKY in the Durham City Run Festival and Help Red Sky Foundation Save Every Heartbeat!

Thursday 18th July 2024

Run for Red Sky Foundation, the official charity partner of Durham City Runs and help us to save every heartbeat to keep on saving lives.  We help and support babies, children and adults who are born with or who may develop heart conditions in County Durham and the North East.  If you are running this year, we would love you to register here for your fundraising link to raise vital funds for our charity and help us install more life saving public access defibrillators across the Cathedral City of Durham and the wider North East.

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!

The 5k and 10k races start 20 minutes apart, facing each other across the ancient Market square. 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! 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!

  • Team Red Sky Top
  • 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