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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.

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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This is a hilly, measured course on country roads. It follows an out and back route from Hitchin up to Preston via Offley Holes hill.

This beautiful but tough 10k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course up to Preston, with the hill into Preston the biggest challenge to overcome! This race was added to the Hard Half in 2015 for runners looking to enjoy a challenging 10k run.

This beautiful 5k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course for some of its distance. It's a more gentle route and gives you the chance to enjoy a good run through some of the most attractive parts of Hitchin and Gosmore.

Hitchin Hard Half Marathon

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, GB
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon

When: From Thursday 28th June, 8am
Where: The Academy, Church farm, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5AX

This was the first 10 in 10 multi-terrain marathon event in the UK, with 10 marathons in 10 days on offer. Runners can choose which marathons to run, or can tackle all 10. The event is very flexible. Mixed terrain event in the heart of Suffolk.

Maps and routes etc will be given out on the day along with your race numbers.

We are just 8 miles from Bury St Edmunds and will try to give lifts back and forward to stations etc with enough notice and availability. The events start and finish at The Academy so transport is not required during your stay. There are 2 convenience stores in Barrow, and they're open 7am - 8pm Monday to Saturday.

THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – 10 in 10

Barrow, Suffolk, GB
11 races
£28£650
THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – 10 in 10

Commencing Thursday 28th June to Saturday 7th July 2018.

Marathons commencing at 8am, except Monday 2nd July which starts at 10am.

EVENT
An 8am start for a 26.2 mile Marathon along a well mapped, marked and marshalled course. Four Marathons, all registered with the 100 Marathon Club, will be run over the course of four days.

There are toilets and refreshments along the route and for those who complete their distance there is a medal waiting at the finish line, with a special medal for those completing all four Marathons. There will be access to sports massage (additional fee), medical team, ice baths and more as part of the fee. The meals served are tailored to the nutritional needs of Marathon runners.

FULL BOARD
The Full Board option covers the cost of four daily marathons and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner along with accommodation.

The site provides showers, toilets, bar and communal areas along with phone charging facilities.

THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – Quad Marathon

Barrow, Suffolk, GB
1 race
£112£260
THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – Quad Marathon

When: From Thursday 28th June, 8am
Where: The Academy, Church farm, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5AX

This was the first 10 in 10 multi-terrain ultramarathon event in the UK, with 10 ultramarathons in 10 days on offer. Runners can choose which ultramarathons to run, or can tackle all 10. The event is very flexible. Mixed terrain event in the heart of Suffolk.

Maps and routes etc will be given out on the day along with your race numbers.

We are just 8 miles from Bury St Edmunds and will try to give lifts back and forward to stations etc with enough notice and availability. The events start and finish at The Academy so transport is not required during your stay. There are 2 convenience stores in Barrow, and they're open 7am - 8pm Monday to Saturday.

THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – 10 in 10 Ultra Marathons

Barrow, Suffolk, GB
THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – 10 in 10 Ultra Marathons
Booking Closed

Commencing Thursday 28th June to Saturday 7th July 2018.

Marathons commencing at 8am, except Monday 2nd July which starts at 10am.

EVENT
An 8am start for a 32 mile ultra Marathon along a well mapped, marked and marshalled course. Four Marathons, all registered with the 100 Marathon Club, will be run over the course of four days.

There are toilets and refreshments along the route and for those who complete their distance there is a medal waiting at the finish line, with a special medal for those completing all four ultra marathons. There will be access to sports massage (additional fee), medical team, ice baths and more as part of the fee. The meals served are tailored to the nutritional needs of Marathon runners.

FULL BOARD
The Full Board option covers the cost of four daily ultra marathons and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner along with accommodation.

The site provides showers, toilets, bar and communal areas along with phone charging facilities.

THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – Quad Ultra Marathon

Barrow, Suffolk, GB
1 race
£112£260
THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE – Quad Ultra Marathon

This was the first 10 in 10 multi-terrain marathon event in the UK, with 10 marathons in 10 days on offer, also 10 x 32 mile ultras, a QUAD marathon or ultra challenge, individual marathons and ultras and half marathon. Mixed terrain run/walk events in the heart of Suffolk. Also BBQ, beers, fireworks, and all the fun of the fair at a final festival. Date and details tbc.

The Great Barrow Challenge – 10 in 10

Barrow, Suffolk, GB
The Great Barrow Challenge – 10 in 10

Take on the Marathon Challenge on Saturday 30th Jun or Sunday 1st July, starting at 8am

A 13 mile half Marathon along a well-mapped, marked and marshalled course. There are toilets and refreshments along the route and for those who complete their distance there is a medal waiting at the finish line. Our medical team will be available to runners.

Join in the fun!

Where: The Academy, Church farm, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5AX

THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE Summer Half Marathon – weekend 1

Barrow, Suffolk, GB
THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE Summer Half Marathon – weekend 1

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.

This course is a single lap 10k that winds its way through the scenic Priory Country Park, taking in beautiful scenes of natural spaces, the River Ouze and Priory Lake along the way. It is a mostly flat course with a mixture of pathways, woodland and grassy terrains. This event has an amazing atmosphere with plenty of spectator points along the course.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the stalls including face painting, healthy foods and sweet treats and be inspired by the amazing atmosphere of the event, before cheering you on as you walk, jog or run.

Race for Life 10k – Bedford

Bedford, Bedford, GB
1 race
£10£14.99
Race for Life 10k – Bedford

This years race will form part of the Suffolk County Athletics Association 2018 Grand Prix

We have named the race The Marcus Gynn Newmarket 10k in memory of our club mate Marcus Gynn who sadly passed away on 11th February 2016. This year we will be making a donation and raising funds for Sarcoma UK cancer charity.

This increasingly popular race has a beautiful undulating scenic route; it is ideal for both novice and experienced runners.

The Marcus Gynn Newmarket 10K

Stetchworth, Cambridgeshire, GB
1 race
£14£16
The Marcus Gynn Newmarket 10K

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.

This course winds its way through the scenic Priory Country Park, taking in beautiful scenes of natural spaces and Priory Lake along the way. It is a mostly flat course with a mixture of pathways, woodland and grassy terrains. This event has an amazing atmosphere with plenty of spectator points along the course.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the stalls including face painting, healthy foods and sweet treats and be inspired by the amazing atmosphere of the event, before cheering you on as you walk, jog or run.

Race for Life 5k – Bedford

Bedford, Bedford, GB
Race for Life 5k – Bedford

Take on the Marathon Challenge on Saturday 7th July, starting at 8am

A 13 mile half Marathon along a well-mapped, marked and marshalled course. There are toilets and refreshments along the route and for those who complete their distance there is a medal waiting at the finish line. Our medical team will be available to runners.

Join in the fun!

Where: The Academy, Church farm, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5AX

THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE Summer Half Marathon – weekend 2

Barrow, Suffolk, GB
THE GREAT BARROW CHALLENGE Summer Half Marathon – weekend 2

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. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

The Cambridge route takes in some of the most impressive sites and views of this beautiful historic city. On a mix of tarmac, grass and cobbles, this largely flat route will take you running through the bustling city centre, coursing past market square, journeying through the stunning grounds of Kings College, before finally reaching the festival atmosphere of Jesus Green to enjoy a well earned afternoon in the park.

The start and finish will be at Jesus Green, where there is plenty of ongoing entertainment and spectators can enjoy numerous stalls, activities and delicious food.

Race For Life 5K – CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, GB
Race For Life 5K – CAMBRIDGE

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