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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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Draycote Water is set in the heart of Warwickshire and is an ideal place for a run, and this race is an ideal opportunity to enjoy an evening run with friends, family or colleagues, or just for the love of running! A mixed ability evening 7k race, starting at 7pm - all runners welcome.

Draycote Water Seven @ Severn

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, GB
2 races
£13£15
Draycote Water Seven @ Severn
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Draycote Water is set in the heart of Warwickshire and is an ideal place for a run. Last year's 10k sold out and we had a record number of runners taking part in the race, be sure to book your place early for this popular 10k. A mixed ability race, all runners are welcome.

Draycote Water Summer 10k – July

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, GB
1 race
£13£15
Draycote Water Summer 10k – July
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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 – Nottingham

Colwick, Nottinghamshire, GB
Dog Jog – Nottingham
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Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

Leicestershire Chase The Sun

Prestwold, Leicestershire, GB
Leicestershire Chase The Sun
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Draycote Water is set in the heart of Warwickshire and is an ideal place for a run. Last year's 10k sold out and we had a record number of runners taking part in the race, be sure to book your place early for this popular 10k. A mixed ability race, all runners are welcome.

Draycote Water Summer 10k – August

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, GB
1 race
£13£15
Draycote Water Summer 10k – August
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The Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K is proving popular as ever, with 2018 set to be our biggest and best yet. Demand is so high, that weve had to increase capacity for this years event!

The flat and fast route starts and finishes at Nottingham Rugby club with the course taking runners on a journey through the scenic Lady Bay area, where youll be cheered on by crowds of enthusiastic spectators.

Runners then travel on to the stunning Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home to the National Watersports Centre, where they will take a lap of the Regatta Lake, before heading for home and a grand finish back at the Rugby Club!

ASDA Foundation Nottingham 10K

West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, GB
ASDA Foundation Nottingham 10K
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Marathon training, setting your sights on your first half marathon, or want to enjoy a summer 5 or 10k road race the Battlefield Run at historic Naseby is a great event to add to your calendar
Set in the heart of Northamptonshire, the Battlefield Run starts and ends in Naseby, home of the famous Battle of Naseby wherein 1645 Oliver Cromwell defeated Charles I in the key battle of the English Civil War.

Taking advantage of the rolling Northamptonshire countryside this beautiful and peaceful road run covers 2 laps for half marathon, one lap 10k and an out and back 5k.

Battlefield Run

Northampton, GB
Battlefield Run
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And to celebrate, entrants are being offered a fantastic one-week only sign up price of just 20.

Next years event takes place on Sunday 9th September and will see thousands of runners take to the streets of this vibrant, energetic city!

Last years event, which was started by Leicester Tigers legend Rory Underwood, was lauded by participants who loved its route, incredible atmosphere and their runner souvenirs, such as the bespoke medal and tech T-shirt.

The 2018 event is set to be bigger and better still, having secured its place in the regions must-do running calendar.

Starting and finishing in beautiful Abbey Park, the route will once more take the runners across the Grand Union Canal and into the city centre, past the Richard III visitor centre, and the cathedral. Runners will then twice cross the River Soar before ending with a final lap of the park.

Join us in 2018!

Asda Foundation Leicester 10K

Leicester, Leicestershire, GB
1 race
Charity Tickets
Asda Foundation Leicester 10K
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Draycote Water is set in the heart of Warwickshire and is an ideal place for a run. Last year's 10k sold out and we had a record number of runners taking part in the race, be sure to book your place early for this popular 10k. A mixed ability race, all runners are welcome.

Draycote Water Summer 10k – September

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, GB
1 race
£13£15
Draycote Water Summer 10k – September
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Draycote Water is set in the heart of Warwickshire and is an ideal place for a run. Course: 10 Miles & 20 Miles. For details of 10 Mile please visit the link below.

Draycote Water 10 Mile & 20 Mile

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, GB
Draycote Water 10 Mile & 20 Mile
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Draycote Water is set in the heart of Warwickshire and is an ideal place for a run. Last year's 10k sold out and we had a record number of runners taking part in the race, be sure to book your place early for this popular 10k. A mixed ability race, all runners are welcome.

Draycote Water Winter 10k – October

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, GB
1 race
£13£15
Draycote Water Winter 10k – October
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We are pleased to be working closely with Holdenby House to offer you the opportunity to run through the beautiful estate at Holdenby House. On offer is the opportunity for a late season 5 or 10km cross-country run to test your fitness levels or simply to enjoy running through the beautiful estate at Holdenby House.

Holdenby XCountry Run

Holdenby, Northamptonshire, GB
Holdenby XCountry Run

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