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Sunderland 10K and Half Marathon

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Sunderland‘s 10K and half marathon take place this Sunday.

Sunderland Marathon of the North Runners Crossing Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation and taking part or plan on visiting Sunderland on Sunday we have the race route and information here to help plan your day.

The start and finish of the 10K is at Keel Square opposite the old Vaux site. The first part of the race is a 2K loop around the city centre before reaching Monkwearmouth Bridge.

Next runners pass the University of Sunderland campus hosts the runners along the river, passing the National Glass Centre before gently rising up the path to then drop down again toward Sunderland Marina.

Sunderland Marina is also the location of the half way point of the 10K route. Runners then follow a path along Roker seafront.

A left turn through the Dene leads into Roker Park. Roker Park’s bandstand is the 6K mark. The race route then loops back onto Roker Terrace before a flat 2K run back to Monkwearmouth Bridge.

Finally a right turn at St Mary’s Way leads to the finish line at Keel Square.

You can see a map of the 10K route below. Tip: click on the map for a larger image (opens in a new window).

Sunderland 10K Route Map

The Sunderland City Half Marathon and start and finish is at Keel Square opposite the old Vaux site.

The first mile of the half marathon passes through the Sunniside area of the city centre.

A left turn at approximately 3.5 miles takes the course down Toward Road past Mowbray Park and back to the city centre area before heading back towards Ryhope Road. The turnaround point is just before the Queen Alexandra pub roundabout.

The halfway point is on the return stretch of Ryhope Road before it reaches Backhouse Park. Next runners travel along Burdon Road back to Monkwearmouth Bridge.

At Monkwearmouth Bridge there is approximately 4.5 miles left to the finish.

Runners then travel along Dame Dorothy Street, circumnavigating St Peter’s Church before heading to the coast and following the sea front along Roker Terrace.

Upon entering Roker Park there are only 2.6 miles left to complete and the route returns to cross Monkwearmouth Bridge via Dame Dorothy Street. With the finish line at St Mary’s Way.

You can see a map of the half marathon route below. Tip: click on the map for a larger image (opens in a new window).

Sunderland Half Marathon Route Map

A video of previous running events in Sunderland including the Sunderland City 10K can be seen here…

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Chinese New Year In Sunderland

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If you are staying with us this weekend then you may be interested in the Chinese New Year celebrations taking place in Sunderland a few miles south of our bed and breakfast accommodation.

Chinese New Year In Sunderland 2018

Sunderland’s Chinese New Year celebrations take place on Sunday 25th February from 12 noon until 4pm.

The event is free and family-friendly.

Traditional entertainment and activities include…

Dragon dancing beginning at Market Square leading to Central Square (Keel Square)
Kirin (chinese unicorn dance)
Traditional dance performed by international school from Daiching China
Lion Dancing
Traditional Chinese instrument performance
Drum display
Kung Fu display
Chinese singing performed by local school pupils
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese brush painting
Children’s art and craft/calligraphy

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Sunderland Keel Square Ice Skating

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Ice Skating at Sunderland‘s Keel Square takes place from Thursday 30th November 2017 until Sunday 7th January 2018.

Sunderland Keel Square Ice Skating

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation this winter then you may like to enjoy ice skating at Sunderland‘s Keel Square a few miles from us. Ice Skating is available from Thursday 30th November 2017 until Sunday 7th January 2018. The full timetable is included here to help you plan your visit.

Ice skating at Sunderland this Christmas kicks off with a gala event on Thursday 30th November 2017 from 6pm until 7pm. The ice rink will be open to the public from 12 noon until 6pm then again from 7pm until 9pm.

Sunderland‘s ice rink opening hours are as follows…

Thursday 30th November until Friday 22nd December 2017
12 noon until 9pm – public skating.

Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 7th January 2018
10am until 9pm – public skating.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Closing time 6pm.

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Closed all day.

Please note that all skating sessions on Christmas Eve must be pre-booked.

Prices

Children age 12 and under – £6.50.
Adults and over 12’s – £7.50.
Family ticket (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) – £24.50.

Each ice skating session is one hour long with a guaranteed minimum of 45 minutes.

The full program of ice skating at Keel Square‘s Christmas-themed Frost Village is bellow…

Thursday 30th November
Ice Gala Extravaganza
Watch professional skaters Gary Beacom and Lisa Brewin take to the ice.

Every Friday night
Skate through the Decades
Don your best retro attire and hit the ice for a flash dance back through the ages. Skating Session from 6pm until 9pm.

Saturday 2nd December
Super Heroes and Princess Skating
Spot prices for best costumed skating, along with face painting and appearances from maybe a character or two.

Saturday 9th December
Snowy Sleepover
Wrap up warm in your onesies for a snowy sleepover on the ice.

Saturday 16th December
Force is Frosty
Come as your favourite Star Wars character in celebration of The Last Jedi showing on cinema screens.

Saturday 23rd December
Christmas Countdown
Santa hats and Rudolph ears are more than welcome for this Christmas countdown on ice.

Christmas Eve
Open from 10am until 6pm (booking advised)

Saturday 30th December
Rockin’ Revel
Old school rock around the rink.

New Year’s Eve
Open from 10am until 6pm (booking advised)

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