16th July 2021

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.

Our official charity for Derby is When You Wish Upon a Star.  More info can be found in the official charity tab below.


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

  • T-Shirts & Sizing
  • Upgrade to a Running Vest
  • Getting There & Parking
  • You and Your Stuff
  • On Arrival
  • The Route
  • Finish
  • Official Charity
  • We are pleased to reveal our stunning new t-shirts for the  series. All of the sizes are unisex.  Scroll down to see the sizing chart so you get the right fit for you.  We do go up to 5XL on sizes.

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

    Young male with blank white t-shirt, front and back. Ready for your design or logo.

    Titan Sports Size Chart (Customer Version)

  • Upgrade your included t-shirt to a running vest for £5.

    Orders for vests must be placed by 20th March, they will not be available to order after this date.

    Please note that this is an upgrade.  You do not get both the shirt and the vest.

  • 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 5pm.

    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.

  • 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.

  • WYWUAS_Logo_Pantone072_BlueWe are delighted to be working with When You Wish Upon a Star as our official charity in Derby.  Please read on for more information about the charity.

    When You Wish Upon a Star is a Nottingham founded charity dedicated to granting the special Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness, making their dreams come true.

    Our Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990, we have proudly granted over 17,500 across the UK. We believe every child deserves to smile and with your support we can give children and their families something to look forward to through times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain. Wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories together.

    With the charity’s help every December children are able to swap hospital wards for sleigh rides as they go on a magical adventure to Lapland to meet Father Christmas. The special trips every year are made possible not only from the dedicated support of our supporters but also by the wonderful team of doctors and paramedics that join us to meet Father Christmas.

    Every donation we receive, big or small, brings a poorly child’s Wish closer to being granted.

    Visit www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk to see the difference your donations make by clicking on the Wishes link and for more information on upcoming fundraising events. We’re on social media too – ‘Like’ us on Facebook or join us for a chat on Twitter. If you require any help with your fundraising please do not hesitate to call 0115 979 1720 or email fundraising@whenyouwish.org.uk

    If you would like to support the charity we would be delighted to send you a sponsor form and fundraising pack. Thank you for taking part – good luck with your fundraising and we look forward to seeing you there!