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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 Asda Foundation Leeds 10k - our first and some would still say our best - run. Come and experience the unrivalled atmosphere and the electric finish of this fantastic race. Thousands of runners from across the country head to Leeds each year to be a part of Yorkshire's biggest running event, and 2018 will be no different. This course is flat and fast on closed roads in the heart of the city - come and experience the buzz for yourself. This race is a great choice for beginners as well as those looking for that coveted PB!

Asda Foundation Leeds 10k

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Asda Foundation Leeds 10k
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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 – Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Dog Jog – Leeds
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Arguably the most beautiful city in the UK! A rare chance to run through the ancient city walls and marvel at its medieval gems. When it comes to stunning scenery, the York 10K is hard to beat! Extremely popular, the flat route takes runners right through the historic heart of this beautiful city.

A flat, fast course taking runners on a tour past the York Minster, the city walls and attractions such as Clifford's Tower and the Shambles. Starting and finishing at the Knavesmire, the York 10K is a fantastic challenge for all abilities.

Asda Foundation York 10k

York, York, GB
2 races
£20.50£22.50
Asda Foundation York 10k
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Pontefract Half Marathon is back for it's the second year after the success of the first installment!

Thank you to everybody involved for making 2017 run so successful; we have had some great feedback from the runners, spectators and all of our fantastic volunteers!
Don't hesitate - sign up to run this great course today. Whether you are a seasoned runner, taking on your first half marathon or raising money for a charity close to your heart - the Pontefract Half is a perfect fit for all. With the race starting and finishing in the town center, it's a great place to bring all of the family to cheer you on. We hope to see you there!

Pontefract Half Marathon

Pontefract, West Yorkshire, GB
Pontefract Half Marathon
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Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.

From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.

With gentle rolling tracks along the Derwent water, you will eventually be hit head-on with some tough gritty climbs onto the outer edges of the Derwent valley.

This will lead you to the final climb onto the last ridge before you descend back to the finish for a well-earned cuppa!!!!

Navigation skills essential, lower parts of the course will be marked. A GPX file will be available to download and map of the route will be available on the website to print also the map will be handed out at registration.

Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, GB
2 races
£22.50£35
Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

The 2018 Staveley Stampede 10K race was held on Sunday 24th June 2018. For results, please see the Staveley Stampede community page.
10K multiterrain race through the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside via the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve,country trails and bridle paths to Copgrove and then by road back to Staveley.

Staveley Stampede 10k

Staveley, North Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£12.50£14.50
Staveley Stampede 10k

The Penistone 10K (formerly the Penistone Show 10K) was established over 30 years ago. It is run under UK Athletics rules of competition on roads and the Trans-Pennine Trail around Penistone.

In February 2018 the race was awarded the prestigious Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy for 2017/18 by the British Association of Road Races.

Penistone 10K

Penistone, South Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£14£16
Penistone 10K

Gargrave is a beautiful village nestling in the Yorkshire Dales about 4 miles from the lovely market town of Skipton. It boasts, among many things, a fish and chip shop, a couple of very nice cafes, a couple of even nicer pubs, lots of accommodation and a Co-Op, oh and a Premier Inn for anyone wishing to stay.
Gargrave straddles the River Aire, and it has the Leeds and Liverpool Canal running through it. Gargrave is a popular tourist destination and is known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. It is also part of the Pennine Way.
The course is an out and back course, firstly going towards Skipton and then back to Gargrave and out towards the Dales and back (dependant on your distance). Underfoot is made up of some towpath but it is mainly grass and it is traily but very picturesque.

Glorious Gargrave – Leeds Liverpool Canal

Gargrave, North Yorkshire, GB
Glorious Gargrave – Leeds Liverpool Canal

The scenic, hilly, one-lap course follows public roads and tracks through Pudsey Valley and Black Carr Woods and has open views across the valley. Plus Fun Runs. (date tbc)

Pudsey 10k

Pudsey, West Yorkshire, GB
Pudsey 10k

Hyde Park Harriers 8th Annual Summer Mile is a one mile race staged in heats on tarmac paths in Woodhouse Moor (aka Hyde Park). Tell us your predicted time when you enter (a time predictor is at https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/rws-race-time-predictor) and well put you in a heat with others of a similar standard. First race is at 6:45. Evening includes a Race Walk at approx 7:30. We aim to have the final heat no later than 8.50pm. Registration from 6pm. All standards welcome.

Hyde Park Harriers Summer Mile

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£7£9
Hyde Park Harriers Summer Mile

The Award Winning Mizuno Endure24, its like Glastonbury for runners, its a 24 hour running party in the woods. Free camping for runners, friends, family and support crews. 24 hour catering, showers and massage are available throughout the event weekend. The race village will be full of music and entertainment with live result updates screened throughout the race. Ultra-running has never been this much fun.

Endure24 is a unique event in the running calendar, it mixes serious ultra-running with a 24 hour team relay race. Virtually anyone of any ability level can take part and enjoy a challenging but rewarding weekend of trail running. Our five mile woodland and trail routes are incredibly scenic and end with a loop around the event race village where the awesome support from your fellow runners never stops.

Endure24 – Bramham Park

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Endure24 – Bramham Park

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