Durham Castle & Cathedral overlooking the River Wear -  Metaforz Photography
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Durham Cathedral Cross Country Relays

In 2014 the Cathedral Relays will be held on Sunday 12th January.


The Cathedral Relays is a cross country running event for teams of 3 runners, each runner completing two laps of a fast, mainly flat grass course. Each leg is 3km approx. There are separate races for veteran men (ages 35 years and over), senior and veteran women (veteran women ages 35 years and over) and senior men. Competitors must be 16 years of age or over on 31st August of the year prior to the year of the event. The event incorporates the Veteran Athletic Association North East Open Relay Championships. 

In 2014 the course used will be the same one that was used in the Summer Relays. Click here to see a map of the course.

To see the Location of the event in Durham City click here

To download information and an entry form click here

The programme is the same each year, with the first event, the veteran men's relay, starting at 10.15am. The senior and veteran women's relay starts at 10.55am and the senior men's race is at 11.35am. Race HQ is Durham University Cricket Pavilion. There are prizes for the first three senior men's and women's teams, the first veteran men's and women's team by 10 year age band and fastest leg prizes by 5 year age band.

2011 Durham Cathedral Relays Veterans Race on YouTube courtesy of George Routledge

Download previous results using the links below:


Senior Women and Vets Results

Vets Men Results



Senior Men's Results

Senior Vets Women's Results

Prize List

VAANE Open Relay Championship Awards


Event cancelled due to snow and ice on course