The start of last year's Big Family Fun Run in Mowbray Park.

Sunderland is once again getting active with the 2016 programme of Active Sunderland BIG Events starting in the city this April.

The Active Sunderland BIG Family Fun Run will be the first of a series of BIG events and takes place on Saturday 30 April in the city’s award winning Mowbray Park. This year it will include both a 1.5k and a 3k run suitable for all ages and abilities.

The BIG Family Fun Run is one of many fantastic running events for people of all ages and abilities happening in Sunderland across the weekend which also includes the Siglion Sunderland City 10K and Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon.

Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture said: “The Active Sunderland BIG Events programme will once again consist of the Fun Run, Bike Ride and Big Walk. All of the events have been completely revamped for 2016, they really will be bigger and better than ever.”

“There are many exciting things to look forward to, including new locations, new and revised routes, extended programme times and new activities with something for everyone. In addition the entry fee this year will include a technical t-shirt and goody bag for all participants.”

The next Active Sunderland Event in the calendar hugely popular Sunderland BIG Bike Ride which takes place on Saturday 12.

2016 BIG Event Dates

30 April – BIG Family Fun Run
12 June – BIG Bike Ride
25 September – BIG Walk

For details on how to enter and more information visit www.activesunderland.org.uk or emailactive@sunderland.gov.uk