Sikhs In The City

Running club for all

Join Us On Our Run

Few Words About Us

The club was formed over 10 years ago by five individuals aged between 79 and 88 in the Golden Oldies team which ran the Edinburgh Marathon relay in 2009. The SITC running group are a now a well-established team based in East London, running marathons across the world with interfaith groups and raising money for Fauja Singh's charities.

The Name

Sikhs In The City (SITC) is the successor name of the North East London road running club with an international reach. SITC was formerly known as ‘Team Fauja’.

The Founders

Fauja Singh from East London, Ajit Singh from Huddersfield passed away, Karnail Singh from Ilford, Amrik Singh from Glasgow and Gurbaksh Singh from Gravesend


Organised and led by the Golden Oldies group who were exceedingly enthusiastic about their training, who meet early (before 7:00am) every Sunday morning whatever the weather to train for long distance runs.

SITC Dawn To Dusk Ultra

The Event is a multiple lap comprising three distances (Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Ultra Marathon 50km plus) all starting at Sunrise and finishing by Sunset. There is also a 10km race that happens on the same day. Each lap is officially measured at 2.014k and is registered as the Fauja Singh Training Course. There is a feeding station at the start/finish of each lap.

D2D 2022 result

D2D course records

For the Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k


To receive the Ultra Marathon medal the participants will have to complete 25 or more laps (minimum 50k)

Jose Rodriguez

The record held at 48 lap
Total distance 96.672 km
Time 7h51:23
Achieved in 2022

Toni Mcintosh

The record held at 41 lap
Total distance 82.57 km
Time 7h48:19
Achieved in 2019


To receive the Marathon medal the participants will have to complete 21 laps (Total distance of 42k)

Patrick Brown

The record time completed at 2h59:43
Achieved in 2019


The record time completed at 3h36:24
Achieved in 2022

Half Marathon

To receive the Half Marathon medal the participants will have to complete 11 laps (Total distance of 22k)

Paul Quinton

The record time completed at 1h23:50
Achieved in 2015

Hilary Wood

The record time completed at 1h49:27
Achieved in 2021


To receive the 10k medal the participants will have to complete 5 laps

Gary Towers

The record time completed at 34m:46.0
Achieved in 2021

Sharon Wright

The record time completed at 43m:55.0
Achieved in 2016

Summer Samosa Ultra

2024 coming soon

Sign up for our new event. Same as D2D but in the summer. The Event is a multiple lap comprising three distances (Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Ultra Marathon 50km plus)



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SITC have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY By registering you agree to the following. Sikhs In The City (SITC) running club is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive global running community to promote accessible running for all. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, event staff, volunteers, and participants. It is the policy of SITC, and by extension, its participants, to foster an environment that respects people's dignity, ideas and beliefs thereby ensuring a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and hate. Violation of this policy will lead to the review of your continued participation and may result in immediate removal from the event and possibly future SITC events. By agreeing to the zero tolerance policy, you acknowledge your commitment to upholding SITC inclusion policy.

Fauja Singh ClubHouse Appeal

A Project to Honour Fauja Singh BEM

The Aim of the clubhouse

We at Sikhs In The City (SITC) Registered Charity No.1179621 have embarked on a project to build a multi-use eco-friendly Clubhouse, which will be used by the local community to encourage health and well being. We are now seeking financial support from everyone around the globe.

When donating please be aware by default the gofundme site prompts a donation percentage 'tip' when donating, please change this to £0.00 so you don't incur any other fees, please also tick the Gift Aid box if your a UK taxpayer as we can claim another 25% on your donations. Many thanks in advance from Fauja Singh and the SITC team

The Interview with Fauja Singh


Our meeting point for training & races is at the junction of Roding Lane South & Woodford Bridge Road opposite the PDSA centre, nearest postcode for SatNav IG4 5PS, every Sunday morning 6.00am - 9.00am (Please note: no changing facilities or WC, bring your own water/drinks)

Sikhs In The City - 47 Wellesley Road Ilford Essex IG1 4JX

07958 946 868