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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.

Find local Running races

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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A scenic late spring run starting from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre and following the Bewl round the reservoir route. Both courses are run on a combination of undulating rural wooded trail and along some quiet country lanes, with lovely views of the lake for most of the route.

Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K

Wadhurst, East Sussex, GB
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Test your navigation and strategy with this off-road adventure. Using a 1:25,000 OS map which we provide, navigate trails and hills on foot and bike to collect as many check points as you can in the set time.

Experience Adventure Event- 4 hours; navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Starting on foot, there will be one transition to Mountain Bikes.

Sprint Adventure Event- 2 hours; navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Starting on foot, there will be one transition to Mountain Bikes.

Trail Adventure Event- 2 hour Trail Run only; navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.

MTBO Adventure Event- 2 hours; ride your mountain bike and navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.

Shere Adventure Race

Shere, Surrey, GB
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Polesden Lacey, this historic location serves up some incredible trails. This is a delicious house, remarked Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on her honeymoon at Polesden Lacey. This country retreat, only four miles from Dorking and junction 9 of the M25, has glorious views across the rolling Surrey hills and acres of countryside. It was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time. The routes we have designed here in the Surrey hills are intended to test you and if theres one word that describes this event its Brutiful!

With more ups and downs than a ride at Thorpe Park, this course will have you reaching for your water bottles faster than you know it. We dont plot routes to make them easy we want you to become a Maverick and challenge yourself.

With 3 routes to choose from, theres something for everyone here in Polesden. If you have family members who want to soak up the atmosphere then bring them along for a stroll in the historic grounds. Or they can cheer you on and grab a bite to eat from our caterers, Trail Mix. Whatever you decide, were sure youll have an epic day out here with the Mavericks, and remember the outdoors awaits...

The Maverick inov-8 Original Surrey

Great Bookham, Surrey, GB
3 races
£20£35
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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 Tri-Adventure Sprint combines off road running, mountain biking, and navigation over a 2 hour course. These events are perfect for beginners new to Adventure Racing and experienced racers who want to stay sharp in the off season.

Thursley Sprint Adventure Race

Thursley, Surrey, GB
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A breakfast run around beautiful Loselely Park near Guildford. At 11.4km, this is a great start to anyone's summer weekend with medals for all and post race snacks included. A great 11.7km route (same as the Hogs Back Road Race) on a summers morning followed by a slap-up breakfast.

Loseley Park and house are incredibly beautiful, the best kind of mornings are spent in parks like these. So join us for another epic event, excited to see you there.

The Breakfast Run

Guildford, GB
1 race
£23£25
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We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return in 2018, 8th July.

Due to popular demand, the Hever Gauntlet half-iron triathlon will be held bi-annually giving triathletes the option to race alongside the full iron-distance Bastion competitors on 8th July 2018. Whilst these hardy triathletes battle their way around this iconic course, we shall host a further three challenges for those looking for an opportunity to go long.

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

Hever, Kent, GB
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A scenic summer run starting near the Reigate Hill Car Park in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way. The course will follow the North Downs Way trail on an out / back route all the way to the Boxhill lookout point, the course will be one out and back lap for the half marathon and two out and back laps for the marathon.The trail is undulating and varied throughout with some lovely scenery along the way too. Course conditions and the weather at this time of the year can be warm so this will be a challenging trail run, with a unique horse brass medal to reward all finishers.

North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

Reigate, 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 – Brighton

Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove, GB
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The South Coast Half Marathon, 10K and 5K take place in and around the town of Seaford in East Sussex.

The course is lapped and takes in the scenic views from the seafront.The event is aimed at all abilities, whether you are a beginner, experienced or professional in running the race guarantees large crowds to cheer you along!

If the Half Marathon is not for you then the South Coast 10K or the 5K takes place on the same day, over the same course

South Coast Run- Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fun Run

Seaford, East Sussex, GB
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This Challenge takes in some of England's finest scenery as a walk, jog or run. An Eastbourne start, up the infamous Beachy Head, through the Seven Sisters Country Park and along the South Downs Way. A Brighton midpoint, Devils Dyke, stunning views, sunset and sunrise all lie ahead, before the Cathedral spire of historic Arundel comes into view and a welcome finish line after 100k and an amazing personal journey. 50k and 25k options.

Take on some of England's finest scenery - up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way with stunning views to a Brighton mid-point. Devil's Dyke, welcome rest stops, ups & downs all lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing journey you'll never forget.

Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or even a seasoned marathon runner looking to up the distance, your challenge will be unforgettable, with full support & great hospitality all the way.

Eastbourne start on Saturday morning, you'll Walk, Jog, or Run along the coastal path & South Downs Way through day & night (for some) on this 24+ hour challenge all the way to Arundel. The route goes through stunning scenery, with a Brighton half way point, and the undulating path will test you - but will be incredibly rewarding.

With some training and determination you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

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South Coast Challenge

Eastbourne, East Sussex, GB
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Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

Located at the foot of the Sussex Downs, the track is the only classic circuit in the world to remain entirely in its original form. Goodwood Motor Circuit originally opened its gates to the public in September 1948, to host Britains very first post-war motor race meeting at a permanent venue.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee are a Themed medal, Event T-shirt, water and post-race goodies Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Running Grand Prix Goodwood Motor Circuit

Chichester, GB

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