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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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Race the Neighbours is North London's friendliest 10k race - with a little neighbourly rivalry for added spice! It's 10 stunning kilometres through East Finchley and Muswell Hill (most of the run is off road) and we have a warm community feel which has people running with us year after year.

This is Race the Neighbours' fourth glorious year, taking place on 1st July 2018, and once again starting and ending in our home turf of Cherry Tree Wood, N2. While we have an N2 v N10 competition, you don't need to be from Muswell Hill or East Finchley to enter, you just need to fancy a fun 10k run through our beautiful leafy suburbs.

Runners from all over North London (and a good few from further afield) have taken part in our first three events, with over 450 entering in 2017. This has led to huge interest for 2018, places are limited and filling quickly, so if you want to take part - book now!

Race The Neighbours

London, GB
1 race
£16£18
Race The Neighbours
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Now in its second year, the Simplyhealth Great Team Relay offers an affordable opportunity for companies, or groups of friends and family, to enjoy a memorable night of fitness, fundraising, and fun.

Each team of four will be able to invite four supporters (free of charge) to cheer them on as they complete each baton changeover inside the Stadium.

With plenty of entertainment on the course, big screens and music inside the Stadium, teams and their supporters can look forward to a great night!

Great Team Relay

London, GB
Great Team Relay
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A 10k run on the first Saturday of the month, April-September, within the confines of London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A phenomenal London location avoiding all road crossings. All runners are welcome!

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD

QE Olympic Park Summer 10k – July

London, GB
QE Olympic Park Summer 10k – July
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This one is just for the females amongst us! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon has evolved into a full female-only multi-sport day. Take your pick; theres something for everyone. So, whether its about taking on a challenge for the first time for the official charity Breast Cancer Care, or just to challenge yourself to better your time, the atmosphere at Dorney Lake makes this the perfect event at which to do this.

The event, held at the Olympic rowing venue Dorney Lake, Eton, provides a flat tarmac run and bike track as well as a lake with clean, calm waters to swim. As well as being a very safe and supportive venue, it also offers superb spectator viewing.The triathlon is always popular, offering a range of distances to either dip your toe into the water for the first time; to push yourself with a longer distance; or even to challenge yourself against the best in the Sprint Distance Triathlon.

Timetable:
9am Scootathlon
9.30 5k run
9.30 Duathlon
9.45 Olympic
10.20 Challenge
10.40 Sprint Wave 1
11am Sprint Wave 2
11.20 SuperSprint Wave 1
11.30 SuperSprint Wave 2
11.45 Novice Triathlon Wave 1
11.55 First Timer Wave
12.00 Prize Giving

Location: Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Berkshire, SL4 6QP

There is plenty of parking at Dorney lake.

Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon and 5k

Windsor, GB
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon and 5k
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Join us for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k on Sunday 8th July!

The July RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k takes us through the north park running past the copper box arena and through the beautiful wetlands, racing through the incredible grounds of Londons Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This course is beautiful and inspiring! The RunThrough QE Olympic Park 5k & 10k event is a great opportunity for a quick time and a fun morning out with a sensational medal!

Included is a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjacks. 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. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Run Through Olympic Park 5k & 10k – July

London, GB
Run Through Olympic Park 5k & 10k – July
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We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return in 2018, 8th July.

Due to popular demand, the Hever Gauntlet half-iron triathlon will be held bi-annually giving triathletes the option to race alongside the full iron-distance Bastion competitors on 8th July 2018. Whilst these hardy triathletes battle their way around this iconic course, we shall host a further three challenges for those looking for an opportunity to go long.

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

Hever, Kent, GB
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
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Join us and celebrate Summer in 2018 at The Richmond Park Summer 10K and 5K. Taking place within the picturesque Richmond Park, it's a perfect setting for a pacy, traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The undulating course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k Series – July

Richmond, GB
Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k Series – July
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A scenic summer run starting near the Reigate Hill Car Park in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way. The course will follow the North Downs Way trail on an out / back route all the way to the Boxhill lookout point, the course will be one out and back lap for the half marathon and two out and back laps for the marathon.The trail is undulating and varied throughout with some lovely scenery along the way too. Course conditions and the weather at this time of the year can be warm so this will be a challenging trail run, with a unique horse brass medal to reward all finishers.

North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

Reigate, GB
North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
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A 10k Saturday morning race series, May to September. All races are traffic free, chip timed events. A mixture of cross country and paved paths over an undulating landscape. This beautiful country park contains a diverse range of habitats and is managed both for people and for its precious wildlife. A surfaced track connects the wooded and heathland areas of Thorndon North with the more open parkland of Thorndon South, where the majority of the racing will take place.

Essex Cross Country – Thorndon Park

Brentwood, Essex, GB
1 race
£13£15
Essex Cross Country – Thorndon Park
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The A3 Series 2018 will be four 8k Races taking place off road in the Wimbledon / Coombe area.

Perhaps you are used to running 5K or 10k. Try in the middle. Give 8K a go!

Races are open to individuals of all levels (M/F).

Perhaps you are a club runner and want to test yourself on a new course against your teammates. All welcome for a super social gathering. Clubhouse facilities, changing rooms, showers etc.

The A3 Run – July

Kingston upon Thames, GB
1 race
£12£14
The A3 Run – July
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A series of 3 x 10k races which will take place in three of London's most iconic Royal Parks: Greenwich, Regents and Hyde, from June through to August. All three races are traffic free, chip timed events. The Greenwich route is described as hilly, Regents and Hyde are mainly flat.

Royal Parks Summer 10k – Regents Park

London, GB
Royal Parks Summer 10k – Regents Park
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Run this gloriously scenic, flat, multi-terrain, point-to-point half marathon along the Thames towpath. Mainly traffic free.

Run in reverse directions each year; this year it is "Up Flow" therefore starting in Windsor and finishing in Marlow, taking in Bourne End, Cookham & Maidenhead along the way.

As this is a point-to-point race, you can park at the finish in Windsor and take the coach provided to the start - once you've finished the race your car will be there waiting for you! Spectator friendly route and finish area with refreshments, so bring the family!

Starts: Alexandra Gardens, Barry Ave, Windsor, SL4 3HY
Finishes: Riverwoods Drive, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1QU

Up Flow Down Tow Half Marathon

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
Up Flow Down Tow Half Marathon

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