13th July

Starting in the Market Place in front of the Guildhall Theatre, the route starts by taking in the Cathedral Quarter of the city before heading up the footpaths alongside the River Derwent to Darley Park.  You are then brought back to the City via a quiet residential area before enjoying the nature reserve behind the bus station.  You then return to the Market Place to finish.



Until 1 July 2018

  • Late - £17.50

    From 2 July 2018

All entrants receive a technical t-shirt and a medal for taking part in the event

  • T-Shirts & Sizing
  • Getting There & Parking
  • You and Your Stuff
  • On Arrival
  • The Route
  • Finish
  • We are pleased to reveal our stunning new t-shirts for the 2018 series.  It’s a better quality shirt and all of the sizes are unisex.  Scroll down to see the sizing chart so you get the right fit for you.

    These are technical shirts, so play on the safe side and go a little bigger if you’re unsure.

    SunriseCity5kShirtProofOrangeV2 Titan Sports Size Chart (Customer Version)

  • The event starts and finishes in the Market Place in front of the Guildhall Theatre.

    With this being a very early start, public transport will be intermittent depending on where you are coming in from.  Please check local bus timetables.

    If you are driving to the event, then the Assembly Rooms car park will be open.

    Please note that normal parking fees apply.

  • Every runner is required to wear their Sunrise City 5k t-shirt while taking part as this identifies you as a participant in the event.

    If you’d like to give yourself a bit more time in bed, then you can collect your t-shirt the day before the event between 10am and 4pm.

    The venue for t-shirt collection will be The Guildhall Theatre.

    Given the nature of the event, we ask that you arrive ready to run as  there is no bag storage available unfortunately.

    The public toilets in the Guildhall Theatre will be open before and after the event for you to use.

  • If you have already collected your t-shirt then you have everything you need.  Just gather near the Guildhall Theatre and you’ll be led to the start line when it’s time to run.

    If you do need to collect a shirt or would like to register on the day, then please visit registration which is located in front of the Guildhall Theatre and our team will look after you.

  • NEW Derby Map

    You can download a full sized version of the map using the button above.

    Please note that Sunrise City is different to your normal running event.  We don’t close roads, there are no barriers and the event isn’t timed.  We have stewards in place to help with key crossings, so please ensure that you cross at the designated points and listen to their instructions.

    We appreciate that when you’re out running, you don’t like to stop, but please be aware of everything around you and don’t expect vehicles or other path users to get out of your way.  If you need to stop to remain safe, please do so.

  • At the end of your run, you will receive a fantabulous medal and a bottle of water.

    Please be sure to send us your photos to become part of the family and share your experiences with us on social media.