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Run festival cancelled

by Group Office on 28 August, 2020

We regret to inform you of the cancellation of this year’s Durham City Run Festival due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival was postponed by Events of the North from July until October due to the coronavirus outbreak. A successful virtual festival was held in July, raising funds for charity partners St. Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Since announcing the postponement, event partners have been closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 restrictions. They have concluded that, in the context of the latest guidelines from the Government and Public Health England, it will not be possible to safely deliver mass participation races in October.

The Prince Bishops Durham City 5K and 10K, Run Like a Legend Mile, Paula’s Families on Track and other festival features will therefore not take place in 2020. Planning will now begin for a full return in 2021.

All those who have booked places for a race at this year’s festival have been contacted with the news and their entries will automatically be deferred to 2021 unless they indicate otherwise.

For the latest news about the Durham City Run Festival, visit, follow @durhamcityrun on Twitter and Instagram, or find the event on Facebook.

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