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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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Returning in 2018 the Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K on Sunday 25th November 2018, runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.

Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Summer

Kennington, Kent, GB
Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Summer

A popular part of the Kent sporting calendar, the Canterbury Half Marathon returns again in 2018. Organised to support Pilgrims Hospices by Nice Work, the race attracts a large Bank Holiday Monday entry to confirm its position as one of Kent's favourite half marathons.

Canterbury Half Marathon

Canterbury, Kent, GB
Canterbury Half Marathon
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For the 5th year, runners get the chance to stretch their legs in the beautiful surroundings of Chilham Castle, with the Chilham Castle 5K & 10K runs.
This is a multi-terrain run and the surface you will be covering during the run will be grass, country fields and woods in places i.e., uneven ground for all of the run. Wear off-road shoes.

Chilham Castle Challenge sees runners compete in a demanding 5K or 10K race on the grounds of a 17th-century manor house. The course includes challenging hills and off road track as well as more ambient aspects such as a 500-year-old avenue of trees plus views of sculptured gardens, horticulture, rare flowers, and Jacobean and Norman architecture.

Doggy dash wave starting at 9.15am. All doggy dash to be registered by 9am for smooth running of all events.

Chilham Castle Trail Runs

Canterbury, GB
Chilham Castle Trail Runs
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Returning in 2018 the Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K on Sunday 25th November 2018, runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.

Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter

Kennington, Kent, GB
Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter

This Summer evening series takes place in the unique setting of Samphire Hoe - a nationally important and protected landscape in the shadow of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Samphire Hoe is one of the few places that you can truly appreciate the drama of the White Cliffs. The series comprises four fast and flat 5km races, which suit runners of all standards including beginners.

There will be a memento and finish line goodies for all finishers, plus prizes will be awarded to the leading runners and age category winners. You can enter a single race in the series or save money by purchasing a series ticket for all four races, or a three race season ticket. The races all feature chip timing.

The Samphire Hoe 5K Series Race Two June

Dover, Kent, GB
The Samphire Hoe 5K Series Race Two June

The Herne Bay 10K Les Golding Memorial is a well established race in the calendar. The coastal route is almost entirely flat so PBs are often attainable. The race raises significant charitable funds. Team & Individual Prizes and Medals for all runners. The race has chip timing and there is 1500m U15 children race aswell.

The Running Outlet Herne Bay 10K Les Golding Memorial

Herne Bay, Kent, GB
1 race
£18£20
The Running Outlet Herne Bay 10K Les Golding Memorial

The 2018 East Kent Road Relay Series dates have now been announced, kicking off on Tuesday 22nd May with a trip to Folkestone, with events every fortnight up to the grand finale at Canterburys track on 10th July.

We have a very good record in this in recent years, but although the competition is fierce at the sharp end of the field the road relays have a lot more to offer. This series of races has always been a popular way to sharpen up and get in some speed work for the summer whilst enjoying the fun of being in a team and the company of club-mates, not to mention the traditional (and now much copied) nosh up after the final race while waiting for the overall series results to be confirmed.

East Kent Road Relay Series – Round 5

Canterbury, Kent, GB
East Kent Road Relay Series – Round 5

Fowlmead Country Park, near Deal, East Kent, now known as Betteshanger Country Park, has a lovely tarmac cycle track and we're going to use this to host what we hope will be a very straightforward mid length ultra that will appeal to a range of runners, including those who want to step up to mid range but without the complications - no navigation, no mud, no kit required, an aid station every 2 miles - and those who aren't sure if they can run 50 miles. There are no DNFs at this event, anyone may drop down to the 12 hour challenge. This is a 50 mile run with a strict 12 hour time limit.

Fowlmead 50 & 12 hour Challenge

Deal, Kent, GB
Fowlmead 50 & 12 hour Challenge

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 Margate route offers you plenty of beautiful coastal scenery. The route is reasonably flat with a mixture of terrains. This is the perfect event to bring along friends and family, as there are opportunities to support along the route.

Dont forget to invite your friends and family to support you on the day. They can stroll around the stalls that will be hosting various activities and refreshments, all whilst listening to entertainment by our radio partner, Heart.

Race for Life 10k – Margate

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

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 Margate route offers you plenty of beautiful coastal scenery. The route is reasonably flat with a mixture of terrains. This is the perfect event to bring along friends and family, as there are opportunities to support along the route.

Dont forget to invite your friends and family to support you on the day. They can stroll around the stalls that will be hosting various activities and refreshments, all whilst listening to entertainment by our radio partner, Heart.

Race for Life 5k – Margate

Margate, GB
Race for Life 5k – Margate

Lace up your trainers and prepare to take on the Race for Life Half Marathon. We will be there to support you every step of the way.

The Margate route offers you plenty of beautiful coastal scenery. The route is reasonably flat with a mixture of terrains. This is the perfect event to bring along friends and family, as there are opportunities to support along the route.

Dont forget to invite your friends and family to support you on the day. They can stroll around the stalls that will be hosting various activities and refreshments, all whilst listening to entertainment from the stage.

Race for Life Half Marathon – Margate

Margate, GB
Race for Life Half Marathon – Margate

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