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The Active Sunderland Big 3K – A Run for Everyone

RUNNERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES are getting ready for the Active Sunderland BIG 3k Run on 13 May.

The annual family event is the perfect introduction to running designed to encourage more people to get active. The BIG 3k Run is part of the Run Sunderland Festival on Sunday 13 May and provides everyone with a great opportunity to take part in running for either fun or fitness with family and friends.

Sunderland City Council Head of Events, Victoria French, said: “The Active Sunderland BIG 3k Run is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get involved in a family running event in our city. It’s not about winning or trying to set the fastest time, it’s about having fun and being involved.”

The BIG 3k run is ideal for those new to running. Bill Wright, aged 70, took part in his first ever Active Sunderland 3k run at last year’s event and is hoping to take part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k this year.

Bill from Grangetown in Sunderland said: “As a keen walker I wasn’t sure if running was for me, but I really enjoyed the Active Sunderland 3k run last year, it really is a running event for people of all ages and abilities. I have continued to improve my fitness by taking part in the weekly Great Run Local events in Mowbray Park and I now regularly run 5k.”

He added: “The Active Sunderland 3k run is a great event and I would totally recommend that everyone give it a try.”

The Active Sunderland BIG 3k will use the same start and finish line, and takes place on part of the same city centre closed road course, as the Siglion Sunderland City 10k and Half Marathon.

Entry is only £10 per person and includes an Active Sunderland BIG Events technical t-shirt, medal and a goody bag. Entries are open until Monday 7 May!

To enter please go to www.activesunderland.org.uk  or, for further information email active@sunderland.gov.uk or telephone a member of the Active Sunderland Team on 0191 5614578.

Over 16s are also encouraged to enter the Siglion Sunderland City 10k or Half Marathon. Please visit www.sunderlandcity10k.com for more information 


  • BIG Bike Ride, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June
  • BIG Walk, Sunday 30 September
  • BIG Community Sports and Activity Festivals, every Wednesday from 1st to 29th August..
  • For further information on The Active Sunderland BIG Events and Festivals programme please visit www.activesunderland.org.uk . You can also check the Active Sunderland Facebook page, email active@sunderland.gov.uk  or ring a member of the Active Sunderland Team on 561457

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