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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 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 – Southampton

Southampton, Southampton, GB
Dog Jog – Southampton
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Come and join us for a jaunt in the summer sun, on the Meon Valley Trail. If you thought it was fun in the dark, come and do it in the twilight on a summer evening.

Its flat, and its fun, and its as fast as you like, at your own pace.

If you did the Wickham Torchlight in January, and you also the do the Wickham Torchlight in October, there will be a special medal for the 3 race series.

Wickham Twilight 10k

Shedfield, Hampshire, GB
Wickham Twilight 10k
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A new course for 2018 as the Wickham 10k moves south to the outskirts of the village. Starting in Mill Lane, outside the Community Hall, with plenty of parking, toilets and a nag drop. The route is hilly and all on road (closures applied for).

The Wickham 10k is the final race in the 3 race Meon Valley Villages series.

After the race there will be a prize giving in the nearby (2 minute walk) Roebuck Inn. We have been given permission to use the car park beyond the normal closing time so your car will be safe until after the presentations at The Roebuck Inn.

Parking is in Upperford Copse Car Park, Heath Road, Wickham. It is a Pay & Display Car Park run by the Forestry Commission. The Start/Finish is also just a 5 minute walk from the car park via the Meon Valley Trail.

Wickham 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Wickham 10k
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Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

Located at the foot of the Sussex Downs, the track is the only classic circuit in the world to remain entirely in its original form. Goodwood Motor Circuit originally opened its gates to the public in September 1948, to host Britains very first post-war motor race meeting at a permanent venue.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee are a Themed medal, Event T-shirt, water and post-race goodies Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Running Grand Prix Goodwood Motor Circuit

Chichester, GB
Running Grand Prix Goodwood Motor Circuit
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Whether it be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it's a flat and fast, out and back course - run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

The Race HQ and Race Start returns to the trail on the edge of the village, at the car park, just off Mill Lane, Wickham. The post code for the Start & race HQ is PO17 5HZ.

Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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The Winchester Half Marathon is a beautiful run that starts and finishes in the centre of Winchester outside the Guildhall. It's a very scenic route through the idyllic setting of the countryside and takes in landmarks such as St Catherines Hill, Winchester Cathedral and King Alfred the Great.

The route incorporates the high street, Romsey Road and Sparsholt Road to take the runners into the heart of the Winchester countryside.

Towards the end of the route, runners will pass by St Catherines Hill, though fortunately not up the hill! The race finishes back outside the Guildhall with a picture perfect view of King Alfred. This is a day for everyone to get involved from athletes, first time runners, charities, corporate teams, and volunteers.

Winchester Half Marathon

Winchester, Hampshire, GB
Winchester Half Marathon
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Come along to the Sandown & Shanklin 10K and meet fellow runners and beat your personal best! As per usual there will be on day registration available but it is advised that you register for your place before hand using the link below. Once registered for the race there will be a confirmation email sent out on the Thursday before the race. Report to the race venue at 10:00am to collect numbers.

Sandown & Shanklin I.O.W Seafront 10k

Sandown, Isle of Wight, GB
Sandown & Shanklin I.O.W Seafront 10k
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The night train to nowhere departs Wickham along the disused railway line at 7pm for an out & back 10k. Now known as the Meon Valley Trail, mostly under the cover of trees, the trail takes you out to Soberton, under the watchful eye of the 'night birds'.

There will of course, be a bespoke medal for all finishers!! Come on night owls, climb aboard, it'll be a 'hoot'.

Wickham Torchlight 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Wickham Torchlight 10k
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What could be better than to finish a race and be handed a medal as you cross you the line, together with a freshly cooked bacon roll!

Sign up for the 'Bacon Roll 5k or 10k' on the 14th October!

The races start at Wicor Recreation Ground in Portchester and take in an out and back course with a short second lap, along part of the Portchester Foreshore and Fareham Creek.

Your entry fee includes a bespoke medal and the all-important bacon roll! handed to you as you cross the line!

Bacon Roll Run

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
Bacon Roll Run
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The world's leading 10 mile running event returns to Portsmouth on Sunday 21 October 2018 and entries are now open.

This fast and flat course starts and finishes on Southsea sea front, with beautiful views of the Solent. Participants are given special permission to run through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum.

Great South Run, 5K, Junior & Mini

Portsmouth, Portsmouth, GB
Great South Run, 5K, Junior & Mini
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This event, taking in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond, starts after a period of silence to member all those who have fallen in support of their country.

After the 2 minute period of silence, the race will be started with the sound of the 1 o'clock gun. We encourage entries from ALL serving members of HM Forces as well as veterans from ALL the services. Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to the RBL as well as other Service charities and The Rowans Hospice, our charity partner for 2017.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

ALL finishers will get, a stunning, Poppy Themed medal.

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k

Portsmouth, Portsmouth, GB
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k
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This event will see runners complete a 2 lap run around Southampton Common on an accurately measured course which will be perfect for setting a new personal best. T-shirts and medals for all finishers.

Southampton Common 10k

Southampton, Southampton, GB
Southampton Common 10k

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