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Walking and running news and events

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


Some walking, runing and cycling activities are on hold due to Covid 19 guidance, please check before you attend. 

Durham City Run

The next Durham City Run festival is 15 to 18 July 2021.

Couch to 5K

Visit our running page for more information on local Couch to 5K sessions.


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

See our guided walks programme on our Countryside events and guided walks page, no advance booking is necessary. 

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
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
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