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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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This series back for the SEVENTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and 2018 marks our seventh summer season!

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Berks, RG10 0TH

Dinton Summer Series – May

Hurst, Wokingham, GB
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The Henley Half Marathon and 10k Trail Run is now in its 5th year. If you have never visited the beautiful Henley-on-Thames, this could be the perfect opportunity. Take part in these scenic Trail Runs that start and finish by the Temple Island Meadows - The Official Start line for the Royal Henley Rowing Regatta.

If you have time, when you run, jog or walk to keep looking around, you will see some of the best views around Henley and the surrounding areas.

Henley Half Marathon and 10k Trail Run

Henley-on-Thames, GB
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Maverick Race and Jimmy's Iced Coffee are proud to present to you the Summit Festival at Culden Faw Estate. If you want the most epic festival atmosphere coupled with great running then this is an event you cannot miss.

Our festival is designed to bring our runners together to celebrate, eat, drink and, of course, race! You'll need to bring a tent and camping gear and tickets are available for both runners and spectators (under 12s go for free). You'll get a free beer on entry as well as having the opportunity to buy food and drink from our amazing vendors.

There will be 2 race routes to choose from, each at around 8km and you will be aiming to run as many loops as you can in 6 hours. You'll be able to enter our race in one of three categories; Solo (just you and your running shoes), Pairs (hand over to a mate when you need a break!), or Team Entry (4 runners to spread the load). Whatever you choose, the atmosphere will inspire you and the music is sure to drive you to the finish.

Race! Run as many loops as you can in 6 hours. Further entertainment will be available throughout the day including: a 9 metre climbing wall with kids' bouldering wall (3-10yrs), mobility sessions including stretching and strengthening tips, yoga classes, sponsors and trade stands, catering, a kids 2km fun loop, and a mini assault course.

Maverick and Jimmy’s Summit Festival

Fawley, Buckinghamshire, GB
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Fast, flat, fantastic! Choice of half marathon, 10k, 5k. Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the Heyford Park Airbase's Runway, RAF Taxiway & NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed! These races are timed perfectly if you are planning to run a Spring marathon, but equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times.

Heyford Park Airbase Races – Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, GB
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This series back for the SEVENTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and 2018 marks our seventh summer season!

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Berks, RG10 0TH

Dinton Summer Series – June

Hurst, Wokingham, GB
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The Marlow Classic Twilight runs are a new addition to 2018. The course is a beautiful run along the River Thames and surrounding Marlow. Soak up the atmosphere at twilight when the sun starts to set and the moon and starts start to appear. A relaxed vibe along a relatively flat course.

Accurate & scenic 5km/10km. Race is timed using STUWEB chips with timing mats at both the start and finish.

Marlow Classic Twilight Run – 5 & 10KM

Marlow, Buckinghamshire, GB
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After a year's break, we are pleased to take on the organisation of this popular run and introduce a 5km option too.

Beale Park really is a stunning location for an evening run - with parts of the course near the Thames and others through the woods. One not to miss.

Location: Beale Park, Pangbourne, RG8 9NW

Thames 10km & 5km at Beale Park

Reading, GB
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The Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones is a fully supported 100km challenge along the iconic Ridgeway. You can run it or walk it from the start line in Oxfordshire to the finish next to the 5,000-year-old stone circle at Avebury. Complete the 100km non-stop or break it into two days staying at our overnight basecamp.

Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

Watlington, Oxfordshire, GB
1 race
£124£144
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The Marlow Fugitive Twilight runs are a new addition to the highly popular 2018 Fugitive Triathlon event. The course is a beautiful run along the River Thames and surrounding Marlow. Soak up the atmosphere at twilight when the sun starts to set and the moon and starts start to appear. A relaxed vibe along a relatively flat course.

Accurate & scenic 5km/10km. Race is chip timed chips with timing mats at both the start and finish, and all finishers will receive a bespoke medal.

Fugitive Twilight Run – 5 & 10km

Marlow, Buckinghamshire, GB
2 races
£15£18
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This series back for the SEVENTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and 2018 marks our seventh summer season!

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Berks, RG10 0TH

Dinton Summer Series – August

Hurst, Wokingham, GB
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A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'PB POTENTIAL' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 8th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

Maidenhead Half Marathon

Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
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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 – Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, GB

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