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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 whole rainbow of fun with a whole lot of running thrown in too.

Burn off some energy, work up a bit of colour and have a WHOLE lot of fun!. It's a family friendly 5k,10k, 10 miler or half marathon with a medal and a FREE goody bag for all finishers!

Bring your family and friends and join us as we take to the streets for the 2018 Sheffield Colour Run. Choose your distance - 5km, 10km, 10 miles or half marathon -and get going before the colour gremlins get you. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team. FREE white t-shirt and bespoke medal for all runners; friendly marshals & refreshments available too. Get your colour on!

Full route details will be available shortly but the event will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall, meaning that you shouldn't have any parking problems). Afterwards you can head off to the Meadowhall to grab yourself a bargain, or have lunch. Its time to dust off your running shoes, earn a medal, and sign up for this amazingly colourful event on 13th May 2018!

Choose your distance (5km, 10km, 10 miles, 13.1 miles)

Parking & toilets close by. Fast, flat course with huge PB potential. Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly; no time limits, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us!

JailBreak 12-hour Challenge Race
12hr BreakOut race. Solos/Teams/Pairs.

Are YOU tough enough to break out in time? Only the tough need apply.

Tough team event involving six individual challenges that must be met in order to find the key to free the team's medals. 12 hour challenge involving tough terrain, tough conditions, and tough challenges. Only the strong (or certifiable) need apply.

Food will be available, but be prepared to rough it: this is a test of fitness, character, teamwork and grit. Are YOU game enough?

This is a six-part challenge event designed to take anywhere between two and 12 hours, depending on how many parts of the challenge you complete and how fast you/your team are. Food and refreshments will be available for the real hardcore amongst you. How many km can you complete within the time - and can you crack all six parts of the challenge?

It's rough, it's tough, and it's hard. Are you SURE you're up to the challenge?

Location: Meadowhall Way, Sheffield S9 1EA
Start time: 10am

MAYhem Colour Run

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
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The whole of the UK (and most of the world) will be glued to their TV's this afternoon to watch Harry and Meghan get hitched. Whether you're celebrating with them or sick to death of the whole thing, come and join us in a splash of red, white & blue as we colour up the Sheffield Tinsley canal towpath.

The route is totally runner/ family/wheelchair/pram friendly with frequent refreshments and friendly marshals. A scenic, fast and flat out-and-back route great for PBs. Parking, toilets, and facilities very close by; choose your distance (5km, 10km, 13.1 miles).

Bespoke medal and goody bag for all finishers: friendly marshals, scones and jam (what else?) at the finish line. Fancy dress is optional (but encouraged!) : there will be flags, tea & coffee, and souvenirs available at the start line. Fast, flat, fun course.

Come on - give it a go! Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly route. No time limits, no pressure - just lots of fun!

Location: Sheffield Tinsley Canal Towpath, Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1BX
Start time: 10am (if you're quick you can still be home in time to watch the main event on your own TV!)

Right Royal Rumble 5km, 10km & Half Marathon

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
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KAPOW!!! Defeating Dementia one step at a time!

Join us for the FIRST EVER Sheffield Defeat Dementia Superhero Sprint on Saturday 9th June 2018.

This brand new Superhero/Supervillain sprint event consists of a 5km fun run, a 10km and a half marathon race and costume contest on the beautiful Sheffield/Tinsley canal towpath. Wear your favourite superhero or supervillain gear and use your superpowers to walk, run or sprint to the finish line. Its going to be a whole comic strip of fun with a whole lot of running thrown in too!

Burn off some energy, use your superpowers and have a WHOLE load of superhero or supervillain fun!. It's a family friendly 5k,10k or half marathon with a medal and a FREE goody bag for all finishers!

Bring your family and friends and join us as we take to the streets for the VERY FIRST Sheffield Superhero Sprint. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team. FREE goody bag and bespoke medal for all runners; friendly marshals & refreshments available too. Get your capes on!

The event will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall). Afterwards you can head off to the Meadowhall to grab yourself a bargain, or have lunch. Its time to dust off your running shoes, earn a medal, and sign up for this amazingly comical event on 9th June!

Choose your distance: 5km, 10km, or 13.1 miles

Fast, flat & beautiful course with huge PB potential. Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly; no time limits, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us!

Sheffield Superhero/Supervillain Sprint 5km, 10km & Half Marathon

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
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Are YOU tough enough to break out in time?

Team event involving 6 individual challenges that must be met in order to find the key to free the team's medals. 12 hour challenge involving tough terrain, tough conditions, and tough challenges.

Food will be available, but be prepared to rough it: this is a test of fitness, character, teamwork and grit. Are YOU game enough?

This is a 6-part challenge event designed to take anywhere between two and 12 hours, depending on how many parts of the challenge you complete and how fast you/your team are. Food and refreshments will be available for the real hardcore amongst you. How many km can you complete within the time - and can you crack all six parts of the challenge?

It's rough, it's tough, and it's hard. Are you SURE you're up to the challenge?

Note: if booking for a group, only one's person's details are needed. We will follow up with you to get your teammates' details.

Starting point: Castleton, Derwent Edge
Start time: 10am

JailBreak 12-hour Challenge Race

Hope Valley, GB
1 race
£35£175
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The race takes in the idyllic beauty spots of the reservoir, along with the elevated fells high above. The whole course gives you panoramic views of the surrounding Dark Peak district. This area is described by fellow runners as,the most scenic trail running route in the Peak District'. So whether you're new to running, an experienced athlete or simply looking for a new challenge, then this race will be right down your street.

The Ladybower Trail Marathon is set in the idyllic beauty spot of the Peak District national park, the course is surrounded by the elevated fells set within the Derwent Valley. Described by fellow runners as one of the most scenic trail marathons in the Peak District this one is not to be missed.

Ladybower Trail Marathon

Hope Valley, GB
1 race
£32.50£35
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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 – Sheffield

Kiveton Park, South Yorkshire, GB
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With great success from lasts year inaugural Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail, and some fantastic feedback from competitors.
Being described by the elite field of runners as one of the best but hardest 30 mile ultras they have ever raced and truly a classic in the making. We where excited to bring this event back!!!

Starting from the village of Hope, This Ultra will take you into the heart of the Peak District national park, where the total elevation will be well over 7000ft!!

Starting off on the iconic Pennine way you will soon be greeted with some brutal climbs, high ridge lines and fast technical descending, with the time of year and the nature of this course this one will surely push you to your limits!!

Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail

Hope, Derbyshire, GB
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Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.

From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.

With gentle rolling tracks along the Derwent water, you will eventually be hit head-on with some tough gritty climbs onto the outer edges of the Derwent valley.

This will lead you to the final climb onto the last ridge before you descend back to the finish for a well-earned cuppa!!!!

Navigation skills essential, lower parts of the course will be marked. A GPX file will be available to download and map of the route will be available on the website to print also the map will be handed out at registration.

Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, GB
2 races
£22.50£35

A challenging mixed terrain 10k run in the stunning grounds of the Chatsworth estate.

(Due to the mixed terrain, 10k is approx)

Chatsworth 10k and 3k Fun Run

Helens Trust Unit 2 Granby Road Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1ES

A 10k multi-terrain race across the prestigious Chatsworth Estate.

If the 10k is a bit of stretch, why not take part in our 3k, which is a section of the same route. It really is great fun and we encourage everyone, of all abilities, to join in! The cheer at the end will spur you to run down the hill to the finish line.

Chatsworth 10k & 3k Fun Run

Bakewell, GB
2 races
£4£20

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

The route is a 2 lap course of the Park starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the Guide hut. It is a trail and care should be taken, watching out for low branches and tree roots. We are guests in the Park and should respect other park users. Marshals will be present to show the route.

Abney 5k Trail Run – May

Cheadle, Greater Manchester, GB

Roche Abbey is definitely a hidden gem, its not very well known, and nevertheless its very beautiful. Roche Abbey is nestled away in South Yorkshire near the picturesque village of Maltby. The races will start and finish within the grounds of the glorious Roche Abbey and will encompass trail and track running through Lord Scarboroughs land, which originally formed part of Sherwood Forest.

Roche Abbey was founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks; it was once home to 50 monks and 20 lay brothers. It is beautifully set in a valley landscaped by Capability Brown. The ruins of Roche Abbey are now the centre piece of the beautifully designed landscape.

Apparently Roche Abbey is a paranormal hotspot with lots of scary activity. The Abbey house which is only 240 years old, which now houses the Abbey shop as many tales surrounding it. One tale is of a Lady in Grey who can be seen looking out of the upstairs window where the sound of a wailing child can also be heard. Towards the end of the Abbey there lies a small stone coffin and it is said if one stares at it long enough, a face will appear.. Yikes!
So come running with us for miles with smiles and enjoy the hidden away treasures in this lesser known part of the world.

Roche Abbey Trail Running Festival

Maltby, South Yorkshire, GB

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