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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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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 – Gateshead

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB
Dog Jog – Gateshead

The Anita Nott Memorial Run is a women-only 5K run through Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Anita was a member of Heaton Harriers for a number of years. Anita raced in all disciplines from cross country to road and track and produced some outstanding results. As well as regularly racing for the club and being amongst one of our top performing ladies (winning the Davidson Shield on a number of occasions and the local 5k Sunshine run) she also immersed herself in the organization of club events and also supported many of our younger runners who were just starting out.

This tremendous support and enthusiasm for the club and its members and a real love for running was evident in all that Anita did. Anita never made excuses as to why she couldnt do something she just got out and did it. She was very keen to promote veteran running and as such welcomed generous prize structures in local races that highlighted the strength in depth of the veteran field. For this reason, we have an extensive prize list for our womens only race to encourage everyone to take part and remember not only why we run but show everyone just how well we do it!

Anita tragically lost her life in September 2006 whilst out on a training run. As a club we were heartbroken to lose such an amazing person and as such decided to dedicate our womens only run to her name. This race has been well supported over the years. Anita was very keen to see women getting involved in running and would have welcomed all abilities taking part in the event.

We ask that you come and support our event and remember a great athlete! This could be the start of your athletic journey!

Anita Nott Women Only Run

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, GB
Anita Nott Women Only Run

The Kirkley 10k is an undulating course on local roads looping through Kirkley and Ogle, finishing on the Equestrian Drive at Kirkley Hall. Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured route through Kirkley and Ogle. All finishers will receive a medal and an optional race t-shirt is available at extra cost.

Run Northumberland Kirkley 10k

Milbourne, Northumberland, GB
1 race
£16.50£18.50
Run Northumberland Kirkley 10k

10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

The Hartlepool route is along the promenade to Seaton Carew and is a double lap, flat route that looks out across the North Sea. The route is mainly on footpaths and roads.

Dont forget to bring the family along to cheer you on. They can also take part in our family activities and have a great day out.

Race for Life 10k – Hartlepool

Hartlepool, Hartlepool, GB
1 race
£10£14.99
Race for Life 10k – Hartlepool

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

The Hartlepool route is along the promenade to Seaton Carew and is a single lap, flat route that looks out across the North Sea. The route is mainly on footpaths and roads.

Dont forget to bring the family along to cheer you on. They can also take part in our family activities and have a great day out.

Race for Life 5k – Hartlepool

Hartlepool, Hartlepool, GB
Race for Life 5k – Hartlepool

Join thousands of women in the fight against cancer - enter one of hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive. There are almost 300 events in 2018, making Race for Life cancers worst enemy. Enter now and show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run.

Race for Life – Durham

Durham, County Durham, GB
Race for Life – Durham

Starting on the Newcastle Quayside, the route of this flat fast road race takes runners on an out-and-back course along Newcastle quayside, West on the riverside path, passing seven Bridges of the Tyne. (Date tbc)

Bridges of The Tyne 5 Mile Road Race

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, GB
Bridges of The Tyne 5 Mile Road Race

The North East's biggest 10k running event returns to Gateshead in 2018, when thousands of triumphant participants will finish their run inside the iconic Gateshead International Stadium, cheered on by friends and family. The scenic route takes insights along the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, including Sage Gateshead, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Great North 10k

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB
Great North 10k

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