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What you need to know about Running

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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Great challenges need great settings, and none are better than this stunning coastal path. 2,000 adventurers will take on the Island, past the famous Needles, to Cowes at half way, then around back to base camp after a spectacular 106km journey with full support and great hospitality all the way.

It's Your Challenge - Your Way. The Island is easy to get to - and whatever distance you take on - it will be fun, rewarding, and absolutely achievable with some training, determination and spirit!

Join us for an unforgettable weekend - get in shape and push yourself further in 2018.

Key Partner Charities:
Alzheimer's Society
Breast Cancer Now
Cancer Research UK
Young Lives vs Cancer - CLIC Sargent
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Help for Heroes
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mind
NSPCC
Parkinson's
Children with Cancer UK
British Heart Foundation

Isle of Wight Challenge

Ventnor, GB
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A return of the very popular Bridport 5 km & 10 km will start and finish at St Mary's field by the football club on the western edge of Bridport.
The route will be open to traffic, however, there are plenty of places you run on wide pavements and cycle-paths and with plenty of marshals around the course (32 Last year), the run is a safe, scenic route around Bridport Town.

With lots of places for family and friends to cheer you on as with last year we have tried to make the route touch as many parts of the Town we could within the 10 km route, the 5 km is mostly through the parks and cycle paths to encourage 14's and under to run, and this makes it super safe.

Prizes for first place Male, Female and child, but everyone gets a superb medal.

Bridport 10km & 5km

Bridport, Dorset, GB
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Set your alarms for this Summer Solstice run, as the sun comes up. There'll be hot coffee and bacon rolls to welcome you across the line as you finish in time to get home, get showered and carry on with your day!

This is a timed, all abilities race. Your race - Your pace, no cut off time. Free entries available for VI runners and their guides. Race Numbers to be collected during the week preceding the event. NOT ON THE DAY!

There will, as usual, be a stunning medal!!

Location:
Wicor Recreation Ground,
Cranleigh Road,
Portchester,
Hants
PO16 9JD

Harry Ledger 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
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After 14 years we are making some changes to the format of the classic South Downs Marathon Day. The routes of marathon and half marathon themselves remain unchanged but we are taking out the marathon relay and introducing a trail 10km in Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Regrettably, the lack of safe parking at two of the relay changeovers make us believe the relay is unsafe as most cars arrive at the changeover points in the same time frame and it has become a hazard and probably an accident waiting to happen. To make up for the loss of this popular element of the marathon we have brought in a 10km route entirely within Queen Elizabeth Country Park that will cover the first 2.5 miles of the half marathon route, divert on the Staunton Way and rejoin the return section of both the marathon and half marathon on the South Downs Way at the Buriton car park entrance.

South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Petersfield, GB
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The beautiful setting of Portchester Castle in all its glory will be the setting for the inaugural Portchester Castle 10k. Starting and finishing within the walls of this iconic local landmark, the course also takes in the sea wall and continues around the outside of the castle perimeter wall.

Location:
Portchester Castle,
Castle Street,
Portchester,
Hants
PO169QW

Portchester Castle 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
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The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

Dog Jog – Southampton

Southampton, Southampton, GB
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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
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Come and join us for a jaunt in the summer sun, on the Meon Valley Trail. If you thought it was fun in the dark, come and do it in the twilight on a summer evening.

Its flat, and its fun, and its as fast as you like, at your own pace.

If you did the Wickham Torchlight in January, and you also the do the Wickham Torchlight in October, there will be a special medal for the 3 race series.

Wickham Twilight 10k

Shedfield, Hampshire, GB
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Dorset's fabulous Jurassic Coast provides a stunning setting for this new and testing challenge - with some glorious views enroute and a few hills in between! A Saturday morning start in Poole, past Sandbanks, a short ferry ride, and 100km of trails and famous landmarks before the finish line and an overwhelming sense of achievement.

Whether you're a regular walker and new to endurance events, or an occasional marathon runner looking to up the distance, this challenge is for you, with full support & the best hospitality through day & night. Your journey will be unforgettable, and with some determination, spirit, and resolve - anyone can take on the Jurassic Coast!

Key Partner Charities:
Alzheimer's Society
Breast Cancer Now
Cancer Research Uk
Clic Sargent
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Help for Heroes
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mind
NSPCC
Parkinson's Uk
Down's Syndrome Association
Cats Protection
Make a Wish
Bowel Cancer UK
Diabetes UK

Jurassic Coast Challenge

GB
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A return of the popular powder fun from 2016 and 2017, gets entrants covered from head to toe in a variety of colours at various points of the course. Oh, and did we mention it's not even a run? You can choose to walk, skip or hop your way around if you feel like it. Its all about the fun and what gives you the biggest smiles!

It's not timed or really a proper run, its more for fun and we would encourage you to raise money for local charities, charities that normally don't have large-scale donations. So not only will you have great fun, get a really cool medal but you can help local good causes as well!

A return of the bouncy castle, face painting, food and drink, Its going to be a fun packed day, we strongly encourage you to bring blanket and just chill in the sun, hopefully it will build into another great community event, with your help that is.

Please share the event via social media, and lets make it a great event.

Bridport Powder Run

Bridport, Dorset, GB
1 race
£5£15
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A new course for 2018 as the Wickham 10k moves south to the outskirts of the village. Starting in Mill Lane, outside the Community Hall, with plenty of parking, toilets and a nag drop. The route is hilly and all on road (closures applied for).

The Wickham 10k is the final race in the 3 race Meon Valley Villages series.

After the race there will be a prize giving in the nearby (2 minute walk) Roebuck Inn. We have been given permission to use the car park beyond the normal closing time so your car will be safe until after the presentations at The Roebuck Inn.

Parking is in Upperford Copse Car Park, Heath Road, Wickham. It is a Pay & Display Car Park run by the Forestry Commission. The Start/Finish is also just a 5 minute walk from the car park via the Meon Valley Trail.

Wickham 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
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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

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