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Lace up, warm up and get ready to run! Known as the world’s most accessible sport, all you need is a pair of trainers, a little bit of get-up-and-go and you’re off! You choose your distances and you set your own pace - whether that’s a gentle 5 minute run around the block, a quick 5k, a leisurely 10k trail run or a next-level, stamina-testing, multi-hour ultra marathon - it’s up to you. There’s something out there for all levels and abilities and absolutely everyone is welcome. So, type in your desired dates, location or distance, book your chosen event and prepare to get your endorphins pumping as you explore even more of the glorious outdoors (while working some magic for your physical and mental health too)!
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Great South Run
Booked 135 times this week

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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5k, 10 miles and more

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(52 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
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Great South Run
Booked 135 times this week

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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5k, 10 miles and more

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(52 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
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Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon
Booked 52 times this week

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

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Reading, Reading

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half marathon and more

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(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £75
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Popular runs UK

Great Scottish Run
Booked 257 times this week

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Great Scottish Run

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Glasgow, Glasgow City

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half marathon, 10k and more

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(38 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £39
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Great South Run
Booked 135 times this week

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Participants

5k, 10 miles and more

Star5

(52 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
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Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon
Booked 52 times this week

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

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Reading, Reading

Participants

half marathon and more

Star5

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £75
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Great Manchester Run 2023
Booked 1208 times this week

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

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half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£34 – £39
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Hackney Moves 2023
Early bird offer ends in 10 days

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Hackney Moves 2023

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London, Greater London

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half marathon

FilledTicket£45
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ASICS London 10k
Booked 284 times this week

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

ASICS London 10k

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London, Greater London

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10k

Star4.5

(43 reviews)

FilledTicket£45 – £49
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Sportathlon Weekend - Woodford Halse

Saturday, Aug 13, 2022

Sportathlon Weekend - Woodford Halse

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Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire

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half marathon, 5k, 10k and more

FilledTicket£7 – £34
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Junior & Mini Great North Run
Booked 25 times this week

Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

Junior & Mini Great North Run

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

FilledTicket£21.50 – £22.50
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Sportathlon Weekend - Banbury
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Sportathlon Weekend - Banbury

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Banbury, Oxfordshire

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marathon, half marathon, 10k and more

FilledTicket£8 – £60
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Robin Hood Half Marathon
Booked 4 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Robin Hood Half Marathon

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Nottingham, Nottingham

Participants

half marathon and more

Star5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £60
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Great Bristol Run
Booked 213 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Great Bristol Run

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Bristol, Bristol City

Participants

10k, half marathon and more

Star5

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £44
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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

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Inverness, Highland Council

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marathon, 10k, 5k and more

FilledTicket£5 – £62
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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. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I start running?
Running is the most accessible sport, and London boasts infinite opportunities to get those running shoes on with parkruns, color runs, and numerous beginner-friendly 5ks to ease you into your running journey. To stay motivated, pick a training plan and find a friend to train and run with.
What types of running races are there?
There are running races for all levels, from beginners looking to complete their first race to advanced athletes looking to set a PR or pushing their mileage in an ultramarathon. For those looking for a fun experience with friends and family, there are a number of obstacle course races or fun runs. Normal road races usually come as 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, or marathons. Ultramarathons, anything above 26.2 miles, tend to be on trails.
What are the best running events in the UK?
The best running events in the UK are the London Marathon, the Great North Run, and the Hackney Half Marathon.
Are there trail races in the UK?
There are a number of trail races in the UK, from the 100-km Race to the Stones to the Coastal Trail Series Suffolk on the south coast.
What are the best UK running events for beginners?
There are plenty of parkruns all around the UK every Saturday which are free to enter. For crowds and atmosphere, two of the most popular 10ks in the UK are the Vitality London 10000 and the Asda Foundation Leeds 10k.
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