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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.

Find local Running races

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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Great challenges need great settings, and none are better than this stunning coastal path. 2,000 adventurers will take on the Island, past the famous Needles, to Cowes at half way, then around back to base camp after a spectacular 106km journey with full support and great hospitality all the way.

It's Your Challenge - Your Way. The Island is easy to get to - and whatever distance you take on - it will be fun, rewarding, and absolutely achievable with some training, determination and spirit!

Join us for an unforgettable weekend - get in shape and push yourself further in 2018.

Key Partner Charities:
Alzheimer's Society
Breast Cancer Now
Cancer Research UK
Young Lives vs Cancer - CLIC Sargent
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Help for Heroes
Macmillan Cancer Support
Children with Cancer UK
British Heart Foundation

Isle of Wight Challenge

Ventnor, GB
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Set your alarms for this Summer Solstice run, as the sun comes up. There'll be hot coffee and bacon rolls to welcome you across the line as you finish in time to get home, get showered and carry on with your day!

This is a timed, all abilities race. Your race - Your pace, no cut off time. Free entries available for VI runners and their guides. Race Numbers to be collected during the week preceding the event. NOT ON THE DAY!

There will, as usual, be a stunning medal!!

Wicor Recreation Ground,
Cranleigh Road,
PO16 9JD

Harry Ledger 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
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After 14 years we are making some changes to the format of the classic South Downs Marathon Day. The routes of marathon and half marathon themselves remain unchanged but we are taking out the marathon relay and introducing a trail 10km in Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Regrettably, the lack of safe parking at two of the relay changeovers make us believe the relay is unsafe as most cars arrive at the changeover points in the same time frame and it has become a hazard and probably an accident waiting to happen. To make up for the loss of this popular element of the marathon we have brought in a 10km route entirely within Queen Elizabeth Country Park that will cover the first 2.5 miles of the half marathon route, divert on the Staunton Way and rejoin the return section of both the marathon and half marathon on the South Downs Way at the Buriton car park entrance.

South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Petersfield, GB
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The Tri-Adventure Sprint combines off road running, mountain biking, and navigation over a 2 hour course. These events are perfect for beginners new to Adventure Racing and experienced racers who want to stay sharp in the off season.

Thursley Sprint Adventure Race

Thursley, Surrey, GB
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The beautiful setting of Portchester Castle in all its glory will be the setting for the inaugural Portchester Castle 10k. Starting and finishing within the walls of this iconic local landmark, the course also takes in the sea wall and continues around the outside of the castle perimeter wall.

Portchester Castle,
Castle Street,

Portchester Castle 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, 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 – Southampton

Southampton, Southampton, GB
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Bournemouth Marathon is Running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Kings Park before making its way down onto the seafront. The rest of the events start from Bournemouth Prom.

Run along this picturesque coastline and take in the views as you run path both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth, Bournemouth, GB

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