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.

Runners at Gibside

Sports at Gibside

On Saturday the 24th of November 2018, 700 runners will set off up the hills of Gibside wearing head torches and smeared in glow paint. You can run, walk or crawl the 5 kilometre route, everyone is a winner here. You can also join the weekly parkrun on Saturdays at 9am, or the Great Run Local on Sundays at 9.15am. If you're looking for a more of a challenge. we host a range of challenging events throughout the year.

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.