UK Running Events

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FEB22
Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k – FebruaryLondon, GB

A 5k race, usually around the Serpentine in Hyde Park, at lunchtime on the last Friday of every month. There will be two races: an A race for those expecting to run under 22 minutes and a B race for everyone else, setting off 3 minutes later.

8 reviews
£3 - £6
5k
Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k – February
FEB23
Stanley Park 10k WeekendBlackpool, GB

A beautiful two lap course around Stanley Park. A fun event for all abilities and ages. Due to increased demand and popularity, the Stanley Park 10k is staged over 2 days. You choose which one, or why not both? The event uses the same beautiful course in the park as the Autumn Breaker 10k later in the year. Starting and finishing on the running track the route follows the well-maintained pathways around the park. It is a two lap course, so is great for spectators who wish to stay at the track.

It is also very flat and accurately measured.

20 reviews
£15 - £20
10k
Stanley Park 10k Weekend
FEB23
Registration Perks
Brutal Run – BordonBordon, GB

BRUTAL runs are seriously tough trail / cross-country races featuring natural obstacles. Everyone is welcome.

Surely our muddiest BRUTAL run needs no introduction...

Run 1 lap (5km) or 2 laps (10km) of our popular 5km course at Bordon - which was revamped in 2018 make it EVEN MORE MUDDY!! Prepare to weave through marshes, struggle up hills, wade through ponds and dance through bogs. Spectating friends and family will enjoy this race almost as much as you, as they get to witness runners charge through water features a number of times within 100m of the Event Village. Only one question remains...do you dare take on BRUTAL run's muddiest race?

£24.50 - £26.50
10k • 5k
Brutal Run – Bordon
FEB23
Registration Perks
Manuptocancer Telford Park 5K & 10KTelford, GB

Please join us for our series of 5k and 10K runs that will take place in 2019 all over the Midlands. We are organising these events to raise money for male types of cancers including prostate and testicular cancer.

Men and women, all ages welcome. A small 1k run will be set up for children under the age of 8.

Event Summary

5K or 10K distance (measured accurately)

Timed RFID

Optional published time

Optional race league entrance

Finishers Medal

Manned water stations on route

Free Water bottle at the finish

Park facilities

£5 - £15
10k • 5k
Manuptocancer Telford Park 5K & 10K
FEB24
Registration Perks
Hameldown Hammer and 7evenWidecombe in the Moor, Devon, GB

This is the 4th Edition of the Hameldown Hammer half-marathon - Devons biggest trail half marathon, and the 3rd Edition of the Hameldown 7EVEN - The Long 10k. The races start and finish in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown massif and surrounded by some of Dartmoors most iconic granite tors.

The Hameldown Hammer and 7EVEN rise high and steep. They afford spectacular views of the Moor and Tors, with some of the best trail running Dartmoor has to offer.

The shorter race, the Hameldown 7EVEN The Long 10k, has in excess of 300 metres of ascent and still includes a double ascent of the Hameldown ridge.

21 reviews
£22 - £34
Half Marathon • 10k
Hameldown Hammer and 7even
FEB24
Registration Perks
Thorpe & Egham Half MarathonEgham, GB

The Thorpe & Egham Half Marathon is open to runners of all abilities whether it will be your first Half Marathon or your 50th, this fast route offers a perfect chance for a chip timed, personal best with full road closures during the event.

This fast course has produced some great performances over the last couple of years with Great Britain Olympians Andy Vernon & Scott Overall featuring at the top end of the race. With a brand new and improved start and finish area in Egham the Thorpe Half 2019 will be more accessible for all runners.

69 reviews
£32
Half Marathon
Thorpe & Egham Half Marathon
FEB24
Registration Perks
Exeter City 10KUniversity of Exeter Duckes Meadow, Salmon Pool Lane, Exeter, UK

Welcome to the Exeter City 10K

The course is 2 laps around Duckes Meadow Park & Riverside Valley Park with Accurately measured course. A fast and flat PB potential course around Duckes Meadow & Riverside Meadow Park in Exeter. The run will start and finish at the Quay.

1 reviews
Booking Closed
10k
Exeter City 10K
MAR1
The Fix Events Run Richmond Park 5K and 10K Race 5 2019Richmond, GB

Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of 2018. They will take you around the superb parkland. Theres a few hills but they make it more fun! There's the option of 5k or 10k. Super fun, friendly and beautiful surroundings!

These runs are very limited and do sell out quickly so secure your place today. All runners receive full race chip timing, instant race results, medals, trophies for winners, snacks and drinks on the day and further discounts to other Fix Events.

£15 - £18
10k • 5k
The Fix Events Run Richmond Park 5K and 10K Race 5 2019
MAR2
Carlingford Half Marathon & 10KCarlingford, County Louth, IE

The Half Marathon begins in the picturesque village of Carlingford and takes in the beautiful surrounds of the Cooley peninsula, Ballagan Point, Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough, finishing back in the village.

€30
10k • Half Marathon
Carlingford Half Marathon & 10K
MAR2
The Welcome UltraOtley, West Yorkshire, GB

A Big Welcome to the Punk Panther 2018 series, our first event of the season starts off from Weston Lane Community Centre in Otley and heads up to Clifton then across to Askwith then to Denton before crossing an iron bridge over the River Wharfe to Ben Rhydding then Burley-in-Wharfedale, up onto Burley Moor over to Shipley Glen then Baildon Moor, Guiseley, Yeadon over The Chevin to Surprise View and across to Bramhope and finally down to the finish in the village of Pool-in-Wharfedale where a hot meal awaits (vegetarian and vegan option available upon request when entering) along with your well deserved Tech T-Shirt, medal and certificate. Please be aware that part of this race is over open moorland providing stunnings views and challenges as well as sometimes boggy paths!

£40
Ultramarathon
The Welcome Ultra
MAR2
The Green Man UltraLong Ashton, North Somerset, GB

The Green Man Ultra comes in two formats the 45 mile distance and the 30 mile distance. Both races are held on the same course on the same day and have the same checkpoints and finish, just with differing start locations.

The Green Man Ultra 45 is a full loop of the Community Forest Path, starting and finishing at the stunning Ashton Court Mansion House just outside the centre of Bristol. Parking for the event is strictly in the Church Lodge car park and then walk up to the Mansion House, following the race signs.

The Green Man Ultra 30 (affectionately known as The Green Boy) is a partial loop of the Community Forest Path, starting in Keynsham at checkpoint two of the 45 mile route and finishing at the stunning Ashton Court Mansion House just outside the centre of Bristol. Other than the start time, distance and location, all information for the 45 mile event is also relevant for the 30 mile event.

£65 - £140
Ultra 30 Miles • Ultra 45 Miles
The Green Man Ultra
MAR2
Registration Perks
QE Olympic Park 10k – MarchThe Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, London, UK

Run in the footsteps of legends around the iconic sights of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It's here for everyone, whether you're chasing a 10K personal best or simply aiming to complete the course - and our brilliant race day atmosphere, souvenir medals and goody bags will make it a race to remember!

£16 - £18
10k
QE Olympic Park 10k – March
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Running in the UK

The United Kingdom has a busy running calendar with the biggest and most hotly anticipated running event being the London Marathon at the end of April, with over 40,000 participants each year. Events like the Cardiff Half, Brighton Marathon and Edinburgh Marathon also draw big crowds, ranging from 10,000 to 22,000 participants. Expect to meet amazing people from all over the world, and probably get overtaken by a giant foam beer bottle.

What you need to know about running

Running is the world's most accessible sport. Parkruns, 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 just starting out, 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing if you're training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Broadly speaking, running a 5k can take anything from 20 minutes to an hour, and a 10k anything from an hour upwards, depending on your goals and fitness. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You're much more likely to hit a better time if there's a crowd cheering you on and a big celebration at the finish line. Two of our favourites include the Vitality London 10k and the Asda Foundation Leeds 10k.

For the more experienced runners, check out our pages on the half marathon and marathon. The two most famous half marathons in the UK are the Royal Parks Half and the Great North Run, although there's hot competition from the Reading Half.

For the truly fearless, an ultramarathon is basically anything over the 26.2 marathon distance. 'Shorter' events will start at around 30 miles while the longest can be up to 150 miles. Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones is an example with great reviews from last year's runners. The key at these events is to make sure you're properly fuelled up and prepared for anything. In our experience, the crowds at ultra races are usually some of the friendliest. Expect to go slowly, chat to fellow runners and appreciate the scenery.

Training for a running event

Training can be tough, particularly if you're going it alone. Generally, runners find sticking to a training plan helps with motivation and achieving the Holy Grail of work/life/training balance. Whether you're about to tackle your first 5k or your second marathon, take a look at some of our pre-race training plans to help you reach your goals: 5k Training Plan; 10k Training Plan; Half Marathon Training Plan; Marathon Training Plan; Ultramarathon Training Plan.

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