Running in the North East

Swap the gym for the open air and find a beautiful running route to motivate you to exercise. Or if you like company to spur you on, have a look at one of our weekly parkruns

Fell Foot parkrun

Join a parkrun

parkrun is a weekly, timed run with a firm focus on fun. You need to register first - take a look at the parkruns at The Leas or Gibside.

Visitor running through the woods

Sports at Gibside

If like us you're ready to shake off the party season and are looking for places to start, join us for a weekly parkrun on Saturdays at 9am, or the Great Run Local on Sundays at 9.15am. It's the perfect time for some morning reflection and the frosty mornings offer some fantastic surroundings.

Marsden Rock at Marsden Bay, Tyne & Wear.

The Leas, Tyne and Wear

Running from Souter Lighthouse over the grassy cliff tops, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the North Sea’s many winged residents. Kittiwakes, Fulmar, Cormorants, Shags and Guillemots can all be seen diving into the sea, nesting in the limestone cliffs, and filling the sky.