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Walking and running news and events

Find the latest information about walking and running events and activities in County Durham.

Durham City Run

The Durham City Run 2017 is now sold out. Come and cheer on the runners on Wednesday 19 July.

If you missed out this year, check back after the event to find out details for 2018.


Parkruns are free weekly 5km runs, organised across the country. There are several parkruns in Durham:

Parkrun for children

There are also free weekly 2km parkruns for children - Durham City Junior Parkrun and Sedgefield Junior Parkrun.

Health walks

Looking to improve your health? Our health walks are a series of led walks which are specifically designed for this. All of the health walks are free and take place at different times and days across the county.

For more information about health walks in your area visit our Walk Durham page.

Guided walks

Download our guided walks programme, no advance booking is necessary. 

Cost: Please pay on arrival - £4 per person (under 16s are free). Carers accompanying a disabled person are free. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

When you attend any of our guided walks, you can give us your guided walks feedback online. Your comments are really important and help us to see what you have enjoyed, what we could have done better and what you'd like to see in the future.

In very bad weather some walks may be cancelled. If you are in any doubt please contact our Countryside team or check our Durham Countryside Volunteers on Facebook page which will give you details of cancelled walks. 

Contact us
Countryside Service
03000 264 589

Culture and Sport
03000 266 555
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
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