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Fine weather and enthusiastic spectators welcomed over 2,000 participants at the 2022 Durham City Run Festival. Over three days, a series of races, family events and themed runs took over the city centre, with the fine weather encouraging large crowds of supporters. There was also a musical backdrop to this year’s festival, which coincided with...
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Runners of all ages and abilities are being urged to book a place at this year’s Durham City Run Festival before the entry deadline passes. Organised by Events of the North, in partnership with Durham County Council and Durham University, the 2022 festival will see the return of the popular Durham City Run 10K and...
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Northumberland’s new Iron-distance triathlon is a summer success Athletes from the North East and around the country descended on Northumberland over the weekend to take part in the first staging of a new Iron-distance triathlon. Hundreds of competitors had signed up for The Northumbrian, which was hosted by Kielder Waterside, and took participants into the...
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Around 3,000 participants enjoyed sunny weather on Wearside during the 2022 Sunderland City Runs. Organised through a partnership between Events of the North, Sunderland City Council and its Active Sunderland team, the Northern Spire 5K, Sunderland City 10K and Half Marathon and Active Sunderland 3K were hosted on 7 and 8 May, kicking off a summer...
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In honour of International Women’s Day, the team at Events Of The North, along with a selection of our partners and chosen charities have nominated these amazing, inspiring women. Here is a little about each of them Rachel Smith : Mountain Rescue Team & EOTN Volunteer Events enable all members of society to come together and participate...
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Events of the North will return to the City of Sunderland on the 7th and 8th May 2022 to deliver four events in partnership with Sunderland City Council and Active Sunderland. The routes and distances are suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced runners. Choose from the Northern Spire 5K, city 10K, stunning Half Marathon or Big...
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Marathon legend Paula Radcliffe is urging UK families to get involved in a Christmas fundraising event to support the building of the first children’s cancer hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. On Christmas Eve, along with her daughter Isla, who was diagnosed with cancer last year, Paula will lead a group of runners including the world’s greatest...
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On the day of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon, two competitors will be limbering up to take on the challenge from more than 4,500 miles away. Travel restrictions mean that Dawn Haworth, originally from Newcastle, and Diane Woollard, originally Milton Keynes, won’t be able to make the trip from Canadato the banks of Kielder Reservoir...
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Racing has returned to the heart of Durham at the 2021 Prince Bishops Place Durham City 10K and 5K Runs. Organised by Events of the North in partnership with Durham University and supported by Durham County Council, the runs were able to go ahead after an event-specific plan was implemented to ensure the safety of...
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Thousands of people enjoyed a return to mass participation racing at the 2021 Sunderland City Runs this weekend. Organised through a partnership between Events of the North, Sunderland City Council and its Active Sunderland team, the Sunderland City 5K, 10K and Half Marathon were hosted on 19 and 20 June, with COVID-related measures in place...
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