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Sunderland 5k 2024

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Sunderland 5k
Sunday 2 Jun 2024

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 2 Jun 2024

Time: 11:00

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Herrington Country Park, Chester Road, Penshaw, Sunderland, DH4 7EL View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

Sunderland Race for Life 5k, a single lap that ventures through the breathtaking Herrington Park. The course is designed to take you on an immersive experience, showcasing the stunning lakes and local wildlife, with picturesque views of the Penshaw Monument and the North East region.

The Sunderland route mainly comprises of tarmac paths, but please be aware that some sections are on gravel tracks. The course is also undulating, providing an added challenge for participants. Keep a lookout for the split points along the way, these will be clearly marked and stewarded to guide you on your path.

The event site is just a short walk from the car park, so we advise arriving 40-50 minutes before your scheduled start time of 11:00 to ensure ample time for parking and preparations.

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up. A ScottishPower water re

Meeting point

The start line is located on the field adjacent to the children's play area.

If using what3words, enter ///career.speaks.tasty in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

We positivly encourage the use of public transport, bicycles and car sharing

There are a number of buses that run along Chester Road, all of which are accessible to Herrington Country Park.

you can use North East Travel Line to plan your journey https://travelinenortheast.info/

Free event parking is provided at this venue. Follow directions from stewards and signage on the day.

Bike racks are situated within the Blue Badge parking

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers

We recommend that this event is suitable for wheelchair users however assistance would be required. The course utilises the paths within the park which in places are uneven. The main event site is on grass so may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions. Designated car parking spaces are provided, car parking stewards will direct you on arrival.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk .

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a special badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you.

Our team of Event Managers are proud Dementia Friends.