Details of Road Closures and “Traffic Gap” openings can be found here.
Residents in the affected areas will receive a letter in early July providing the specific detail.
Due to the nature of the event and for the safety of all athletes, all roads used for the cycling and running elements must be kept clear of all traffic (including parked vehicles). We therefore kindly ask residents to remove their vehicles from the public highway in any affected streets. Regretfully, we may need to remove vehicles parked anywhere along the event route. A cost associated with removal of any vehicle may be recovered from the vehicle owners.
Getting to the Event
There are a range of options available, please look out for the wayfinding signs. Please note there will not be a park & ride for this event. Due to the event, Marine Walk and Harbour View car parks and the disabled bays on Marine Walk will be closed for the duration of the event.
Public Transport - Visitors can get to the event using bus or metro services. Please visit https://www.nexus.org.uk/bus/timetables for the latest information.
Park & Walk - a range of city centre car parks are available as well as free parking at Seaburn Camp SR6 8AD.
Cycling – Secure cycle parking will be available at Cliffe Park.
Event weekend parking is available at £3 per day.
Participant event parking will be available on a pre-booked basis only at the University of Sunderland (SR6 0DD). This is a 10-15 minute walk to the event registration and transition areas.
Free spectator parking is available at Seaburn Rec Ground (SR6 8AA), which is a 15 minute walk along the seafront to the Fan Zone and a further 10-15 minute walk to the start/finish area.
View a map of the Car Parks within the Event Venue by clicking here.
Please note: Overnight parking in the participant car parks is not allowed and anyone doing so is at risk of their car being towed away.
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Seafront Parking - Limited Seafront Parking is available on Saturday 29 July at Dykelands Road, SR6 7QE on a first come, first served basis, however parking fees apply to these areas.
Blue Badge parking - There is limited Blue Badge parking on the Seafront including Whitburn Road opposite Queens Parade and Dykelands Road Car Park, SR6 7QE. These operate on a first come, first served basis.
We would ask all visitors to park responsibly and not park within residential areas. Regretfully, we may need to remove vehicles parked anywhere along the event route. A cost associated with removal of any vehicle may be recovered from the vehicle owners.