Sunderland Running Festival

Calling all Club Runners…Sunderland Festival of Running offers Dublin trip as prize incentive to club runners 

Sunderland Festival of Running – Sunday May 4th 2014. 

This year’s Sunderland Festival of Running will return to the streets of the city on Sunday May 4th, with the club challenge returning once again.  The Sunderland City Club Challenge is being sponsored by North East based online travel company HolidayDiscountCentre and will offer three cash prizes with the first prize also including a trip for four to Ireland. 

The events will include the Sunderland City 10K and Half Marathon which will both start and finish at the Stadium of Light.  The Sunderland City 10K has grown into a popular established road race in the North East sporting calendar and introduced last year, the Half Marathon will follow a new route designed to produce fast times for those chasing a PB!

It couldn’t be easier to qualify for the Sunderland City Club Challenge.  All your club needs to do is enter (and have finish) at least SIX runners in both events, 3 in the 10K and 3 in the Half Marathon, one of whom must be female (again one in each race).  The team with the lowest cumulative time from their best two performances in the 10K and Half Marathon (including at least one female counting in each event) will be crowned Sunderland City Club Challenge winners.  The winners will take home a cash prize of £500 as well a trip for four to the Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon in August.  The prize includes entry to the race, travel and accommodation.  The second team prize is £200 and the third team will win £100 for their club.

As well as the Club Challenge there will also be individual prizes in all three races…first, second and third man and woman as well as age group categories V40, V50 and V60.

With less than 100 days to go, now is the time to commit!!  To give your club the best possible chance of winning this amazing prize…oh and beating the reigning champions Sunderland Harriers(!) Just pass this email to all your running club mates and get them to enter today! 

Enter online at

10K is £23 for Club Runners – Enter Here

Half Marathon is £32 for Club Runners – Enter Here

Good luck with the training and we look forward to seeing you on May 4th…..let the battle commence! 

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