Sunderland 5k

Picture special on the new 5k run held as part of Sunderland City Runs Weekend

Organisers of the first Sunderland City 5k run have hailed it as a big success.

Some 600 runners took part in the event on Saturday evening, which started and finished at the city's new Northern Spire bridge. Many were raising money for the weekend's official charity partner, St Benedict's Hospice. Is anyone you know pictured in our gallery?

Aly Dixon was the fastest female finisher in the new Sunderland 5k race.
Aly Dixon was the fastest female finisher in the new Sunderland 5k race.
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Thunderbirds are go! Some of the runners donned fancy dress for the Sunderland 5k.
Thunderbirds are go! Some of the runners donned fancy dress for the Sunderland 5k.
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Time for a quick selfie before the start of the Sunderland 5k.
Time for a quick selfie before the start of the Sunderland 5k.
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Having a chat before the Sunderland 5k gets under way.
Having a chat before the Sunderland 5k gets under way.
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