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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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Ever wondered just how to fit you really are? Wondered if you could do those Military fitness tests? Well you can now try one of them. The Combat fitness test (CFT) is one of the tests used by the British Army to test the fitness of its troops, The test within HM forces is a forced march (Quick walk) over a set distance (10 miles) in full kit (up to 25 kg) completed in under 2 hours.

The event is a 5 mile loop around the drove ways of the Somerset levels, a stunning run on flat (Pan flat) and safe (Limited traffic), tarmacked road, if you're doing the 10 mile run or 10 mile CHALLENGE (TMC), you will do two laps.

The Beast Challenge – Wales

Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, GB
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The 'Marathon of the Coast' is run from St Dogmaels on the North Pembrokeshire / Ceredigion border and takes in the entire 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (The UKs only coastal National Park) and finishes at Amroth on the South Pembrokeshire / Carmarthenshire border.

The path is made up mainly of rugged uneven ground which covers a diverse route that will see you run high along open and exposed sea cliffs as well as underneath them at sea level as you pass through the numerous fishing hamlets, villages and towns as well as taking you through some of the most iconic and historic locations in Wales.

The course is visually stunning and due to the nature of the terrain and the elevation loss and gain being over 30,000ft it is also one of the most difficult you will run anywhere in the world. This really is a bucket list run!

Marathon des Cote (180mile, 3 Day Ultra)

Saint Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, GB
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New for 2018, we have added a beast of a route. This is the toughest Inov-8 X Series route on our calendar, with over 2300m of elevation, it's 300m higher than the Inov-8 Snowdonia X Series event! That should give you some idea of the challenge that awaits you here in Devon.

We are sending you along part of The South West Coast Path which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1,014 km), running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Since it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest

The route starts at Caffyns Farm and heads along the coast path at Lynton, you will be met with towering cliffs and stunning sea views across to South Wales. Soak up the stunning sounds of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. As you venture along the coast you will enter the valley of rocks, a superb section of coast path well know for its herds of feral goats. This section is among the oldest Devonian rocks in north Devon and is highly fossil ferrous.

As you continue on your way you will become lost in the splendour. We take you to Foreland Point, a rocky headland which is the most northerly point along the Devon and Exmoor coastline.

The route then sweeps back inland towards some special forested sections that make you feel like you're back in the heart of Devon. One stand out area is Watersmeet, we know you will be enchanted by this section of the route. There are many other hidden gems on the Exmoor X Series event, we dont want to spoil it too much for you, so come and join us! The outdoors awaits...

Location: Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6JW

Gates open: 7.00
Registration: 7.30
Race start: 9.00

The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Lynton, GB
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Combine trail running and the magic of music in this inspirational 3-day trip into the best of the British countryside. With the outstanding beauty of The Gower Peninsula as your backdrop, you'll explore beaches, cliffs, coastal trails, ancient woodland and dunes on day & night-time guided runs.

Revel in the best trail running has to offer, while only four kilometres away from the festival site you can explore Rhossili Bay, officially named the UK's best beach. Guided trail runs from as short as 3km all the way up to 60km, with varied pace groups, means there is something for everyone and all abilities.

Get involved in the beer mile relay, the legendary pub crawl run, secret adventures, treasure hunts & wild swims, among other adrenaline-spiking activities like surfing before you ease off with some well deserved wellness activities; from outdoor yoga sessions through to an invigorating soak in the open air hot tubs.

At night, settle by the crackling fire of the Campfire Stage and listen to a host of inspirational talks from a carefully curated line-up of adventure athletes, explorers & thought leaders, then let go to the sound of live music and DJs as the sun falls and the stars come out.

Where: Weobley Castle, Gower Peninsular, South Wales
When: 13th - 15th July 2018

Love Trails Festival

Swansea, GB
1 race
£115£135
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The Wales Full & Half Marathon is taking steps into its eighth year, and has grown to be very popular among the UK's runners. The event has become a stage for people to achieve not only personal goals, but as a platform to raise money for charity, or take the first step into endurance running. With a red carpet finish, a pack finish line with plenty of support, as well as being Wales' only fully closed road route, you won't want to miss it.

Vivobarefoot Wales Marathon & Half

Weston Terrace, Pembrokeshire, GB
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The Wales 5K is a 5km out and back run starting from Tudor Square, Tenby and heading out towards Kiln Park on the closed roads of the Wales Marathon.

Finishing on the award winning red carpet, dedicated athletes, fun runners and first timers alike will earn themselves the knowledge that they have raced in the first year of what is sure to be a huge event for years to come.

The Wales 5K

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, GB
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The Wales 10k, now in its second year, will be taking part during the final day of the Long Course Weekend, on the fully closed roads of The Wales Marathon. Heading from Manorbier to Tenby's award winning red carpet finish, dedicated athletes and fun runners alike will earn themselves the knowledge that they have raced in the first year of what is sure to be a huge event for years to come.

The Wales 10k

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, GB
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Take on the dramatic landscape straddling the England & Wales border - an area of outstanding natural beauty. A Chepstow start then through woodlands and the limestone cliffs of the Wye gorge, with the magical twisting riverside path passing Tintern Abbey enroute to Ross-on-Wye at half way. You'll climb Capler Hill to the Iron Age fort, and traverse above the river before Hereford's cathedral comes into view, and a welcome finish line after an amazing 100km journey with full support and the best hospitality all the way.

It's Your Challenge - Your Way.

It will be fun, rewarding, and absolutely achievable with some training, determination and spirit! Join us and 2,000 other adventurers for an unforgettable weekend in this stunning British countryside, and push yourself further in 2018!

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

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Wye Valley Challenge

Coleford, GB
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Starting on the bank of the Usk river in the market town of Brecon, the Beacons100 ultra marathon will take you on a journey across the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, an area we absolutely adore due to its beautiful scenery, and unforgiving terrain.

In a similar fashion to our winter event, the Beacons Ultra, you will find very tough terrain, fell in abundance, changeable weather conditions and the finest support to get you to the finish line. Completion = 6 UTMB points for your efforts.

To enter the Beacons100 it is expected that you will have completed a minimum of one 40 mile trail event in the 2017/2018 season and you can navigate effectively. We will host free navigation and footcare seminars leading up the event so if you are unsure about your navigation ability don't let that put you off. We welcome runners and hikers alike. Be aware that this is an incredibly tough adventure!

The Beacons 100 will begin at 20.00hrs on the 17th of August with a cut off time of 18.00hrs on the 19th of August.

Beacons 100

Brecon, Powys, GB
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Glastonbury is a town in South West England. It's known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels. Once said to be King Arthurs burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Nearby, centuries-old Glastonbury Tribunal has a museum with Iron Age artefacts.

The event is a 5 mile loop around the drove ways of the somerset levels, a stunning run on flat (Pan flat) and safe (Limited traffic), tarmacked road, if you're doing the 10 mile run or 10 mile CHALLENGE (TMC), you will do two laps.

The Beast Challenge – South West

Glastonbury, Somerset, GB
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This event, the most recent addition to the Great Run Series, comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989, and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a tradition in the national running calendar. Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must-do event, with an atmosphere second to none. The scenic sea-level course starts and finishes in Bristol's historic Harbourside, taking runners out and back through the stunning Avon Gorge, around the old city, and twice under Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Great Bristol Half Marathon

Bristol, City of Bristol, GB

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