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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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The Hadrian's Wall Half Marathon* is a unique opportunity to run close to a section of Hadrian's Wall with outstanding views of the World Heritage Site. Now in its 7th year, the route is of mixed terrain grass path, forest track and approx 4.4miles of a road. Suitable for road running and trail shoes.

Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon

Haltwhistle, Northumberland, GB
Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon

Once you've climbed the hill it's easy... A hilly 10k road race from Derwent Athletic Club in Cockermouth.

Lambfoot Loop 10K

Cockermouth, Cumbria, GB
Lambfoot Loop 10K

Make sure to take in all the stunning vistas this route has in abundance. Now in its eighth year, Borrowdale Trail Runs are a classic on the trail race calendar. The courses are a trail runners dream, incorporating everything in terms of scenery and variation of terrain.

Borrowdale Trail Run

Keswick, Cumbria, GB
Borrowdale Trail Run

You do not have to be super fast or an elite athlete to enter, this will be an awesome challenge if you're looking to push yourself that bit further! However, the event is not suitable for novice trail runners as the terrain on the 42k is tough mountain trails and the ability to navigate the route is essential. A gpx file of the route is also available to entrants. Approx. 90% of the route is singletrack trails.

Scafell Pike Trail Marathon

Keswick, Cumbria, GB
Scafell Pike Trail Marathon

The 31st Lowther Lakeland Trail Run starts from the field beside Lowther Castle. This scenic 13 mile route takes runners across Askham Fell and the Lowther Valley. It's a fully marked 13 mile route with about 1400ft of ascent. There are a few short but flattish sections on rough ground, about 3 miles of tarmac, about 2 miles crossing rough pasture, and the rest across mostly open country with grassy and gravel tracks. (date tbc)

Lowther Lakeland Trail Run

Penrith, GB
Lowther Lakeland Trail Run

This race has taken place on two previous occasions: in 2013 it was called the Longtown 10, in 2014 the Sport in Action 10. For several reasons it was then put on the back burner, but the time is right for it to return, so 2017 sees the first running of the Arthuret 10. The route is mainly on quiet country roads and starts from Longtown Primary School at an elevation of 63ft. It gradually climbs to 416ft at approximately 5.75m, so don't go mad at the start! But what goes up must come down and the next 4.25m is all downhill to the finish.

Sport in Action 10K

Carlisle, Cumbria, GB
1 race
£13£15
Sport in Action 10K

A flat and fast City Centre started 10km road race utilising some quieter roads to leave the city beofer a looped return.
The event uses a mixture of park paths and quiet country roads which are generally flat or gently undulating. The road surfaces are generally okay. Caution should be taken at all turns, paying attention to marshals wherever necessary. The route is officially measured 10km route using mainly park paths and quiet country roads.

Sport in Action 10km

Carlisle, Cumbria, GB
1 race
£13£16
Sport in Action 10km

Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick (CA12 4NF), the 5km Derwentwater Sport Trail, 10km Derwentwater Trail Run, 15km Derwentwater Trail Race and 15km Derwentwater Trail Challenge is a circuit along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to trail running, but expect a bit of everything! The course has no stiles, so there is nothing but the hills and the infamous Glendereterra bogs to break up your rhythm.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Lakeland Trails – Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria, GB
Lakeland Trails – Keswick

A ten-mile road race run on scenic rural roads. The race starts & finish at the Brewery, Courtesy of Jennings Brewery.

The Cumberland Ale 10

Cockermouth, Cumbria, GB
The Cumberland Ale 10

Starting and finishing at Jenkins Field (CA11 OUS), on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the NEW! 5km Helvellyn Sports Trail, 10km Helvellyn Trail Run, 15km Helvellyn Trail Race and 15km Helvellyn Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshaled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running but can be tricky in places.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Lakeland Trails in Helvellyn

Keswick, GB
Lakeland Trails in Helvellyn

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