Friday 7th July

Starting in Victoria Park, the route takes you down the beautiful New Walk into the city centre.  You then take in famous landmarks such as the clock tower and the cathedral before returning up New Walk and back to the finish.


Unfortunately we have now reached capacity for this event and there will be no on the day entries.

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

  • Getting There & Parking
  • You and Your Stuff
  • On Arrival
  • The Route
  • Finish
  • The event starts and finishes in front of the War Memorial in Victoria Park.

    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 Victoria Park Car Park will be open.  This is approximately a 200 metre walk from the start.  Alternative parking is also available at the NCP on East Street.

    Please note that normal parking fees apply.

    For alternative modes of transport, please click here

  • 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 at Vista, 1a Salisbury Road, Leicester, LE1 7QR.  This is accessible via New Walk and has parking in front.

    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 Victoria Park will be open before and after the event.

  • If you have already collected your t-shirt then you have everything you need.  Just gather near the War Memorial 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 near the War Memorial and our team will look after you.

  • NEW Leicester 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 some traffic management in place to help with key crossings, so please ensure that you cross at the designated points.

    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 medal and a bottle of water.

    There will be a coffee provider in place for you to purchase from after your run.

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