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Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

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Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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After a successful 1st year, the Cotswold Way Challenge returns in 2018. Over 2,000 adventurers take on the historic path from Bath to Cheltenham - with most walking - others jogging, and some on the run of their life! It's a start by the magnificent Royal Crescent, and then the famous rolling hills with fantastic views towards the Severn Estuary, and idyllic villages nestling in between on an epic 100km journey - with full support and great hospitality all the way to the finish line.

The magical Cotswold Way crosses areas of outstanding natural beauty, with fantastic panoramic views and picturesque villages. It'a great setting for a new Ultra Challenge that heads out from the heart of historic Bath and 100k later, with a few hills en route, it's a finish line celebration in Cheltenham. 50k option available.

It's Your Challenge - Your Way and will be fun, rewarding, and absolutely achievable with some training, your resolve, and spirit. Join us for an unforgettable weekend in the magnificent countryside - and push yourself further in 2018!

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Cotswold Way Challenge

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, GB
Cotswold Way Challenge
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The Frome Half Marathon 2018 will be held on the 15th of July. All races start at the Frome Town Football Ground at 10:00 am and make their way through the streets of the town and surrounding countryside returning through the Town centre to the Frome Town football Ground for the finish line. Sign up now to guarantee your place! The Frome Half Marathon is sponsored by Sound Foundation Community Care. The Frome 10k is sponsored by Gracewell Healthcare.

Frome Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Frome, Somerset, GB
1 race
£19.50£22.50
Frome Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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Glastonbury is a town in South West England. It's known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels. Once said to be King Arthurs burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Nearby, centuries-old Glastonbury Tribunal has a museum with Iron Age artefacts.

The event is a 5 mile loop around the drove ways of the somerset levels, a stunning run on flat (Pan flat) and safe (Limited traffic), tarmacked road, if you're doing the 10 mile run or 10 mile CHALLENGE (TMC), you will do two laps.

The Beast Challenge – South West

Glastonbury, Somerset, GB
The Beast Challenge – South West
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This event, the most recent addition to the Great Run Series, comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989, and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a tradition in the national running calendar. Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must-do event, with an atmosphere second to none. The scenic sea-level course starts and finishes in Bristol's historic Harbourside, taking runners out and back through the stunning Avon Gorge, around the old city, and twice under Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Great Bristol Half Marathon

Bristol, City of Bristol, GB
Great Bristol Half Marathon

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

The Bristol route mostly follows the perimeter of The Downs, is a fairly flat course with a mixed terrain, which takes in amazing views of the Gorge and Suspension Bridge. There are lots of cheering points along the way and the whole event has a fantastic atmosphere.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the stalls and activities, have a go on the bouncy castle, enjoy the refreshments on offer, and then listen to Heart while waiting to cheer you through the finish. Afterwards you can stay, perhaps have a picnic in the park and reflect on your achievement and reason for taking part.

Race For Life 5K – Bristol

Bristol, City of Bristol, GB
Race For Life 5K – Bristol

10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

The Bristol route is a 2 lap course which mostly follows the perimeter of The Downs. It is a fairly flat course with a mixed terrain which takes in amazing views of the Gorge and Suspension Bridge. There are lots of cheering points along the way and the whole event has a fantastic atmosphere which you'll really enjoy.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the stalls and activities, have a go on the bouncy castle, enjoy the refreshments on offer, and then listen to Heart while waiting to cheer you through the finish. Afterwards, you can stay, perhaps have a picnic in the park and reflect on your achievement and reason for taking part.

Race For Life 10k – Bristol

Bristol, City of Bristol, GB
1 race
£10£14.99
Race For Life 10k – Bristol

Sri Chinmoy Races in Bristol take place on weekday evenings every Summer between early May and late July on the "Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile" in Eastville Park (map at bottom of this page).

For 2018 we once again have two 2 mile races, a 5k and a 3 x 1 mile relay which is open to any team of three runners (and is loads of fun - the highlight of the series!). It is affectionately being called the Ice Cream Relay as every runner gets a free ice cream at the end of the race. The junior runners love this race!

The course is an accurately measured, undulating 1-mile pavement loop around the perimeter of the park. Shaded by trees for much of its length, the course is perfect for summer evening racing or speedwork.

Sri Chinmoy Bristol 2 Mile Race – July

Bristol, City of Bristol, GB
3 races
£2£7
Sri Chinmoy Bristol 2 Mile Race – July

A truly special race that not only takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions but also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!

Cutting right under the city of Bath, the two tunnels offer a truly unique running experience. The Somerset & Dorset Railway closed in 1966 and until April 2013 the tunnels have been sealed and inaccessible. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Two Tunnels Group and Sustrans over 7 years, the two tunnels now have a new lease of life as a shared use path. The first tunnel; The Devonshire Tunnel is 408m long and the second Combe Down Tunnel is 1672m long. Both tunnels are well lit and well surfaced, and have recently been converted into a shared use path for the enjoyments of runners, walkers and cyclists looking to make the most of the city whilst remaining a flatter ground.

With a marathon, 3 different half marathons, 2 different 10kms, 5kms and 500m races there are events for all the family, and if they are not taking part, bring your friends and family to cheer you on; our start and finish will be in Brickfields Park in the middle of the city. A green park complete with children's playground and table tennis table, a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic after the race.

Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – July

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, GB
2 races
£8£12
Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – July

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

The Bath route winds itself around the park, Royal Avenue, and surrounding areas. The terrain is varied but mostly on paved paths with some grass areas and a few hilly sections. Central and picturesque, this is a venue with ample space and opportunity for families to spectate and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Race for Life.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the stalls and activities we'll have - including refreshments, a bouncy castle, and facepainting - while listening to Heart FM as they wait to cheer you through the finish.

Then afterwards you can stay, perhaps have a picnic in the park and reflect on your achievement and reason for taking part.

Race for Life 5K – Bath

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, GB
Race for Life 5K – Bath

10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

The Bath 10k route winds itself around the park, Royal Avenue, and surrounding areas. This is a two lap course which gives spectators the opportunity to move around the course to watch runners on multiple occasions. The terrain is varied but mostly on paved paths with some grass areas and a few hilly sections. Central and picturesque, this is a venue with ample space and opportunity for families to spectate and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Race for Life.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the stalls and activities we'll have - including refreshments, a bouncy castle, and face painting - and then listen to the music as they wait to cheer you through the finish.

Then afterwards you can stay, perhaps have a picnic in the park and reflect on your achievement and reason for taking part.

Race for Life 10k – Bath

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, GB
1 race
£10£14.99
Race for Life 10k – Bath

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