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What you need to know about Running

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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Join us for the FIRST EVER Sheffield Defeat Dementia ComicCon/Cosplay Canter on Saturday 14th July 2018. This brand new, family-friendly 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 character costume 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! It's a family-friendly 5k,10k or half marathon with a medal,
FREE celebratory finish-line fizz and cake for all finishers, and trophies for winners in each distance. Bring your family and friends and join us as we take to the streets for the VERY FIRST Sheffield ComicCon/Cosplay Canter. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team.
Totally traffic-free, fast and flat route. Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram-friendly event; even well-behaved dogs are welcome. No time limits, no age restrictions, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race 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 14th July 2018! Fast, flat & beautiful course with huge PB potential.

ComicCon/Cosplay Canter

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
ComicCon/Cosplay Canter
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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
Dog Jog – Sheffield
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Bright lights! Big City! Sheffield's SECOND spectacular neon night race - full of atmosphere and fabulous neon lights. FREE neon for every runner - come and light up the canal with us. The route is totally runner / family / wheelchair / pram friendly with frequent refreshments and friendly marshalls. A scenic, fast and flat out-and-back route great for PBs. Parking, toilets and facilities very close by; choose your distance (5km or 10km). Race starts 7.15pm following race briefing. Bespoke medal, FREE celebratory finish-line fizz and cake for all finishers: friendly marshals. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate available at the start line before the race. A little bit of fun to lighten up those dreary winter nights. Put a spring in your step and a neon on your bum and come join us lighting up the streets in the most fun way possible. "Mug with a Bug" Selfie competition to win a FREE race place, too! Fast, flat, fun course and friendly marshals. Come on - give it a glow! Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly route. No time limits, no age restrictions, no pressure - just lots of fun! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall).

The Gloworm Neon Night Run 5K & 10K

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
The Gloworm Neon Night Run 5K & 10K
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It's back ... following its huge success in its first two years, the much talked-about Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K returns on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Thousands of runners took part in 2017, and its set to be even bigger and better in 2018, so save your place now.

Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, this 10K has a fantastic course right through the heart of the Steel city.

Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£20£22
Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K
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Pontefract Half Marathon is back for it's the second year after the success of the first installment!

Thank you to everybody involved for making 2017 run so successful; we have had some great feedback from the runners, spectators and all of our fantastic volunteers!
Don't hesitate - sign up to run this great course today. Whether you are a seasoned runner, taking on your first half marathon or raising money for a charity close to your heart - the Pontefract Half is a perfect fit for all. With the race starting and finishing in the town center, it's a great place to bring all of the family to cheer you on. We hope to see you there!

Pontefract Half Marathon

Pontefract, West Yorkshire, GB
Pontefract Half Marathon
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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
Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail
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Come along to the Sheffield City 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. Report to the race venue at 09:00am to collect numbers.

Start/finish location:
ROTHER VALLEY COUNTRY PARK,
MANSFIELD ROAD
SHEFFIELD
S26 5PQ

Sheffield City 10k

Kiveton Park, South Yorkshire, GB
Sheffield City 10k
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There are mysterious sounds and sightings being reported around Sheffield. Its up to you and only you to save yourself from the figures lurking in the shadows. We predict that the zombies will attack Sheffield on Saturday 27th October 2018, so its up to you to gather your troops and take on the zombies. The undead will be lurking in the shadows of the trees for an estimated 5km. Are you ready to run for your life? Each runner will be equipped with a utility life belt which contains three life tags. The zombies throughout the course will be aiming to steal your life tags and youll have to be nimble and quick to make it past the infected hordes. If you lose all three dont worry the virus is slow to take effect and you should have time to complete the race. You will still be infected, but our decontamination team will do their best to reverse the effects at the finish line. We promise: 1. Zombies will only ever take one life tag at a time 2. There will be no intentional physical contact between Zombies and Runners 3. Zombies will never intentionally obstruct you The decontamination team will meet you at the finish with your medal and with a FREE glass of celebratory decontamination fizz. There will also be plenty of cake to replace some of the energy you've burned, and your own Survival Certificate. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team. Totally traffic-free, fast and flat route. No time limits, no age restrictions, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall). Fast, flat & beautiful course with huge PB potential.

Zombie Apocalypse Sunset Screamer

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
Zombie Apocalypse Sunset Screamer
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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 5km event with a medal for all finishers! Bring your family and friends and join us as we take to the streets for the Gunpowder Gauntlet Colour Run. Get going before the colour gremlins get you! Run on your own, as a pair or in a team.
Bespoke medal for all runners; FREE celebratory finish-line fizz and cake for all finishers; friendly marshals & refreshments available too. Get your colour on! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall). Fast, flat & beautiful course with huge PB potential.

Gunpowder Gauntlet Colour Run

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
Gunpowder Gauntlet Colour Run
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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
Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

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