Pier to Pier 2018

The 2018 Pier to Pier race is at 10am on the 20th of May 2018.
Early Bird entries end 31st Jan



Proud Main Sponsors of the Sunderland Strollers Pier to Pier Race 2018




We’re pleased to announce for 2018 the race has a new sponsor PGS Law who are a leading full service law firm in South Shields, providing expert legal advice to private and business clients. We’re looking forward to seeing plenty of their team joining us on the day. We welcome the involvement of local businesses in supporting our event, if you would like to get involved please contact the Race Director.

You can enter online here.

This is one of the most scenic runs in the north east along the coastline from South Shields to Sunderland following the coastal paths.

The Run starts besides the Pier at South Shields (A bus sevice is available from finish to the start before the race, please choose this with your entry if you require it). After roughly a mile along the sandy beach the race moves to The Leas, here you can choose any route apart from the road or footpath down to Souter lighthouse.

Anyone using the road or footpath WILL be disqualified.

At Souter Lighthouse there is a water station and then the race moves to the coastal path down to Sunderland, eventually moving back to the beach for the finish.

The Whole race is approx 7 miles (11k) and starts at 10am.

In accordance with UK Athletics rules the use of headphones is NOT PERMITTED

You can enter the race here


Last year we received a large number of questions in relation to the race so we have created a FAQ which hopefully will answer any questions you may have

  1. Do I have to be a member of a running club to enter
    No anyone is able to enter whether they are affiliated to a running club or not.
  2. Can I enter on the day
    Any remaining entries on the day will be available from 8:15am in the car park by the amusement arcade in South Shields. They will cost £25. Note this race has been a sell out for the last 2 years.
  3. Is there a set time I need to be able to run the course in to participate
    The race has a cut off time of 2 hours, the distance is approximately 7 miles. Therefore providing you are faster than around 17 minute miles you’ll be absolutely fine and very welcome. Last years final finisher completed the course in 108 minutes (that’s an average pace of over 15 minute miles).
  4. How do I amend my race entry (change of club or swap my number to someone else)
    Please mail the Club Secretary ClubSecretary@sunderlandstrollers.co.uk. If you wish to transfer your number please send you replacements name replacement, name / DOB / email / UKA number (if applicable) and Club. Note transfers will be allowed until Midnight on 12 May.
  5. Are there any any mementos for this run
    There will be a goodie bag for all finishers. We pride ourselves on providing unusual and innovative goodies and we aim to do the same this year.
  6. Hi can you run to raise money for a charity?
    Yes your more than welcome to run in aid of your chosen charity
  7. Is there any return transport to south Shields after the race.
    No sorry there is only transport from Sunderland to the start before the race
  8. Do we collect our race number on the day or is it posted to us?
    Race numbers will be posted out before the race, for late entries they can be collected on the day, this will be communicated on the website.
  9. What time will the Buses leave Roker
    First bus will leave Roker at 8am, the last at 9:30am
  10. I entered the Pier2pier but haven’t received an email confirmation
    Every entrant should have receive an email, please check your  junk or spam folder.
  11. Is it possible to defer an entry should I be unable to run
    I’m sorry but the policy is no refunds or deferrals, numbers however can be transferred up until Midnight on 16 May.

7 Responses

  1. Jean Bradley says:

    I have tried 6 times to enter. Re tried tonight again twice and it just times me out when it comes to payment. Is anyone else having any problem?

  2. Higgins says:

    I have sent a FB message to the race director with regards to payment.
    I have concerns about the payment page.

    • Harry Harrison says:

      Have checked all of the payment arrangements, no concerns but due to the site being hosted in Germany it can offer some unusual options.

      Harry Harrison
      Pier to Pier Race Director

  3. Kim Matthews says:

    I have had a problem with registering. I get right processing payment, then nothing!

    • Harry Harrison says:

      I’m afraid that the problem must be at your end as the website is working fine and taking new entries all the time. It may be that your anti-virus software is not liking that the website is Germany based, others have also experienced problems trying to register from work computers (NHS, HMRC etc) rather than from home.

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