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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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A return of the very popular Bridport 5 km & 10 km will start and finish at St Mary's field by the football club on the western edge of Bridport.
The route will be open to traffic, however, there are plenty of places you run on wide pavements and cycle-paths and with plenty of marshals around the course (32 Last year), the run is a safe, scenic route around Bridport Town.

With lots of places for family and friends to cheer you on as with last year we have tried to make the route touch as many parts of the Town we could within the 10 km route, the 5 km is mostly through the parks and cycle paths to encourage 14's and under to run, and this makes it super safe.

Prizes for first place Male, Female and child, but everyone gets a superb medal.

Bridport 10km & 5km

Bridport, Dorset, GB
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Ever wondered just how to fit you really are? Wondered if you could do those Military fitness tests? Well you can now try one of them. The Combat fitness test (CFT) is one of the tests used by the British Army to test the fitness of its troops, The test within HM forces is a forced march (Quick walk) over a set distance (10 miles) in full kit (up to 25 kg) completed in under 2 hours.

The event is a 5 mile loop around the drove ways of the Somerset levels, a stunning run on flat (Pan flat) and safe (Limited traffic), tarmacked road, if you're doing the 10 mile run or 10 mile CHALLENGE (TMC), you will do two laps.

The Beast Challenge – Wales

Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, GB
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The 'Marathon of the Coast' is run from St Dogmaels on the North Pembrokeshire / Ceredigion border and takes in the entire 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (The UKs only coastal National Park) and finishes at Amroth on the South Pembrokeshire / Carmarthenshire border.

The path is made up mainly of rugged uneven ground which covers a diverse route that will see you run high along open and exposed sea cliffs as well as underneath them at sea level as you pass through the numerous fishing hamlets, villages and towns as well as taking you through some of the most iconic and historic locations in Wales.

The course is visually stunning and due to the nature of the terrain and the elevation loss and gain being over 30,000ft it is also one of the most difficult you will run anywhere in the world. This really is a bucket list run!

Marathon des Cote (180mile, 3 Day Ultra)

Saint Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, GB
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New for 2018, we have added a beast of a route. This is the toughest Inov-8 X Series route on our calendar, with over 2300m of elevation, it's 300m higher than the Inov-8 Snowdonia X Series event! That should give you some idea of the challenge that awaits you here in Devon.

We are sending you along part of The South West Coast Path which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1,014 km), running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Since it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest

The route starts at Caffyns Farm and heads along the coast path at Lynton, you will be met with towering cliffs and stunning sea views across to South Wales. Soak up the stunning sounds of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. As you venture along the coast you will enter the valley of rocks, a superb section of coast path well know for its herds of feral goats. This section is among the oldest Devonian rocks in north Devon and is highly fossil ferrous.

As you continue on your way you will become lost in the splendour. We take you to Foreland Point, a rocky headland which is the most northerly point along the Devon and Exmoor coastline.

The route then sweeps back inland towards some special forested sections that make you feel like you're back in the heart of Devon. One stand out area is Watersmeet, we know you will be enchanted by this section of the route. There are many other hidden gems on the Exmoor X Series event, we dont want to spoil it too much for you, so come and join us! The outdoors awaits...

Location: Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6JW

Gates open: 7.00
Registration: 7.30
Race start: 9.00

The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Lynton, GB
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Combine trail running and the magic of music in this inspirational 3-day trip into the best of the British countryside. With the outstanding beauty of The Gower Peninsula as your backdrop, you'll explore beaches, cliffs, coastal trails, ancient woodland and dunes on day & night-time guided runs.

Revel in the best trail running has to offer, while only four kilometres away from the festival site you can explore Rhossili Bay, officially named the UK's best beach. Guided trail runs from as short as 3km all the way up to 60km, with varied pace groups, means there is something for everyone and all abilities.

Get involved in the beer mile relay, the legendary pub crawl run, secret adventures, treasure hunts & wild swims, among other adrenaline-spiking activities like surfing before you ease off with some well deserved wellness activities; from outdoor yoga sessions through to an invigorating soak in the open air hot tubs.

At night, settle by the crackling fire of the Campfire Stage and listen to a host of inspirational talks from a carefully curated line-up of adventure athletes, explorers & thought leaders, then let go to the sound of live music and DJs as the sun falls and the stars come out.

Where: Weobley Castle, Gower Peninsular, South Wales
When: 13th - 15th July 2018

Love Trails Festival

Swansea, GB
1 race
£115£135
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The Wales 5K is a 5km out and back run starting from Tudor Square, Tenby and heading out towards Kiln Park on the closed roads of the Wales Marathon.

Finishing on the award winning red carpet, dedicated athletes, fun runners and first timers alike will earn themselves the knowledge that they have raced in the first year of what is sure to be a huge event for years to come.

The Wales 5K

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, GB
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The Wales 10k, now in its second year, will be taking part during the final day of the Long Course Weekend, on the fully closed roads of The Wales Marathon. Heading from Manorbier to Tenby's award winning red carpet finish, dedicated athletes and fun runners alike will earn themselves the knowledge that they have raced in the first year of what is sure to be a huge event for years to come.

The Wales 10k

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, GB
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The Wales Full & Half Marathon is taking steps into its eighth year, and has grown to be very popular among the UK's runners. The event has become a stage for people to achieve not only personal goals, but as a platform to raise money for charity, or take the first step into endurance running. With a red carpet finish, a pack finish line with plenty of support, as well as being Wales' only fully closed road route, you won't want to miss it.

Vivobarefoot Wales Marathon & Half

Weston Terrace, Pembrokeshire, GB
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Dorset's fabulous Jurassic Coast provides a stunning setting for this new and testing challenge - with some glorious views enroute and a few hills in between! A Saturday morning start in Poole, past Sandbanks, a short ferry ride, and 100km of trails and famous landmarks before the finish line and an overwhelming sense of achievement.

Whether you're a regular walker and new to endurance events, or an occasional marathon runner looking to up the distance, this challenge is for you, with full support & the best hospitality through day & night. Your journey will be unforgettable, and with some determination, spirit, and resolve - anyone can take on the Jurassic Coast!

Key Partner Charities:
Alzheimer's Society
Breast Cancer Now
Cancer Research Uk
Clic Sargent
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Help for Heroes
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mind
NSPCC
Parkinson's Uk
Down's Syndrome Association
Cats Protection
Make a Wish
Bowel Cancer UK
Diabetes UK

Jurassic Coast Challenge

GB
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A return of the popular powder fun from 2016 and 2017, gets entrants covered from head to toe in a variety of colours at various points of the course. Oh, and did we mention it's not even a run? You can choose to walk, skip or hop your way around if you feel like it. Its all about the fun and what gives you the biggest smiles!

It's not timed or really a proper run, its more for fun and we would encourage you to raise money for local charities, charities that normally don't have large-scale donations. So not only will you have great fun, get a really cool medal but you can help local good causes as well!

A return of the bouncy castle, face painting, food and drink, Its going to be a fun packed day, we strongly encourage you to bring blanket and just chill in the sun, hopefully it will build into another great community event, with your help that is.

Please share the event via social media, and lets make it a great event.

Bridport Powder Run

Bridport, Dorset, GB
1 race
£5£15
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The Thorney run fest is a running festival in every sense of the word, its a pan flat off-road trail run, we have purposely designed it to be inclusive to all, with open spaces, woodland and circumventing two spectacular fishing lakes with distances including, 5km, 10km, Half and 6 Hour Enduro (INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM), you can even pick a start time.
Whether youre setting yourself a fitness target, looking to achieve a new PB, raising money for your good cause or just coming to join the Hundreds of other runners who are running for their own goals, you know you can also run just for fun.
With on-site camping, including electric hook up (Fee payable), free parking, showers and a relaxation Marquee, we will even have a very small bar for Friday and Saturday evening, with DJ entertainment, food and drink are also available to purchase.

Thorney Run Festival

Thorney, Somerset, GB
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This genuinely epic ultra starts in Lynmouth and finishes in Ivybridge (100 miles) with the option of continuing to Wembury if you finish within 30 hours (111 miles). You will run through the night and anyone who gets to Ivybridge inside 24 hours will receive a special prize!

This is a very challenging self navigation ultra, and isn't to be taken lightly. You'll be crossing two national parks: Exmoor in the north of Devon, Mid Devon and Dartmoor National Park, following the recently relaunched Two Moors Way. Despite the minimal ascent, only experienced ultra runners or participants with good navigation skills will be accepted. Even in September, good weather can not be assured and parts of the route can become boggy.

Dont be fooled, this is no baby ultra! Its a fully fledged Dartmoor Crossing, following the Two Moors Way, which will require self navigation skills.

Two Moors Ultra Exmoor to Dartmoor

Manor Gardens, Devon, GB

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