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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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The Asda Foundation Leeds 10k - our first and some would still say our best - run. Come and experience the unrivalled atmosphere and the electric finish of this fantastic race. Thousands of runners from across the country head to Leeds each year to be a part of Yorkshire's biggest running event, and 2018 will be no different. This course is flat and fast on closed roads in the heart of the city - come and experience the buzz for yourself. This race is a great choice for beginners as well as those looking for that coveted PB!

Asda Foundation Leeds 10k

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Asda Foundation Leeds 10k
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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 – Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Dog Jog – Leeds
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The Castle Howard Half Marathon will see competitors undertake 2 laps of a spectator friendly almost entirely off-road 10.5K circuit.

Starting on the North Lawn, a few yards from the main entrance to the castle, competitors initially head downhill towards the Boathouse and Lake before circumnavigating the enchanting woodland garden of Ray Wood. The next 5K is on a network of estate tracks and bridle paths that wind their way in a clockwise direction, always in sight of the impressive Mausoleum, passing through the ancient Bog Hall, Spring Wood, Alamo Trekking Centre and High Gaterley Farm.

At the 7K point and just after the well stocked Feed Station, competitors enter the aptly named Pretty Wood passing the Temple of the Four Faces and a couple of curious pyramids. The last 1.5K of the route builds through the formal gardens of the estate starting with New River Bridge and moving onto the South Lake, The Atlas Fountain and the South Lawn.

A final, cruel, climb to the top of Ray Wood is a precursor to a view of the Finish Line from the reservoir at the top of the hill. Lap 1 complete, runners then rejoin the same circuit for their second before entering the 500m long spectator lined finishing straight, crossing the finish line with the world famous castle backdrop, to receive their medal and classy finishing line banquet!

Castle Howard Half Marathon & 10k Run

York, GB
Castle Howard Half Marathon & 10k Run
Charity Tickets

Arguably the most beautiful city in the UK! A rare chance to run through the ancient city walls and marvel at its medieval gems. When it comes to stunning scenery, the York 10K is hard to beat! Extremely popular, the flat route takes runners right through the historic heart of this beautiful city.

A flat, fast course taking runners on a tour past the York Minster, the city walls and attractions such as Clifford's Tower and the Shambles. Starting and finishing at the Knavesmire, the York 10K is a fantastic challenge for all abilities.

Asda Foundation York 10k

York, York, GB
2 races
£20.50£22.50
Asda Foundation York 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

Hyde Park Harriers 8th Annual Summer Mile is a one mile race staged in heats on tarmac paths in Woodhouse Moor (aka Hyde Park). Tell us your predicted time when you enter (a time predictor is at https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/rws-race-time-predictor) and well put you in a heat with others of a similar standard. First race is at 6:45. Evening includes a Race Walk at approx 7:30. We aim to have the final heat no later than 8.50pm. Registration from 6pm. All standards welcome.

Hyde Park Harriers Summer Mile

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£7£9
Hyde Park Harriers Summer Mile

The Award Winning Mizuno Endure24, its like Glastonbury for runners, its a 24 hour running party in the woods. Free camping for runners, friends, family and support crews. 24 hour catering, showers and massage are available throughout the event weekend. The race village will be full of music and entertainment with live result updates screened throughout the race. Ultra-running has never been this much fun.

Endure24 is a unique event in the running calendar, it mixes serious ultra-running with a 24 hour team relay race. Virtually anyone of any ability level can take part and enjoy a challenging but rewarding weekend of trail running. Our five mile woodland and trail routes are incredibly scenic and end with a loop around the event race village where the awesome support from your fellow runners never stops.

Endure24 – Bramham Park

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Endure24 – Bramham Park

A run in the country that starts in the city!

Now in its 25th year, the Eccup 10 is happy to support the Hollybank Trust. Last years course tweaks are retained including the faster finish straight, but it still takes in the rural closed roads in and around Eccup that make this Leeds most popular 10 mile road race! Abbey Runners will be making a donation to both Hollybank Trust and our charity of the year from the race proceeds and you can also support either or both by making an additional donation with your entry.

HollyBank Eccup 10 Mile

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£15£17
HollyBank Eccup 10 Mile

Kilburn 7 Road Race is an annual event run as part of the charity Kilburn Feast weekend.

Kilburn is 20 miles north of York, 6 miles east of Thirsk in the North York Moors National Park. An undulating, scenic route overlooked by the White Horse. The race passes through historic Coxwold Lawrence Sternes Shandy Hall on your left, the Norman Church on your right the Cistercian Byland Abbey the picturesque village of Oldstead back to Kilburn with its Robert Thompson Mouseman Workshops, Museum & Caf, plus the Norman Church & 12th century Forresters Arms.

Kilburn 7 Road Race

South End, North Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£14.50£16.50
Kilburn 7 Road Race

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is our brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.

Pretty Muddy Race for Life – Harrogate

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GB
Pretty Muddy Race for Life – Harrogate

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