Running Events in the United Kingdom

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The Mount Ephraim 10K
Faversham, South East, United Kingdom

The Mount Ephraim 10K is a well organised and popular race.

The race will once again be looking to support local charities throughout Kent. Your entry...

£15 - £17
  • Running
  • 10k
The Mount Ephraim 10K
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The Derby Summer 5K Series – Race 4
Derby, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Join us for the return of this Tuesday night summer series around the picturesque Darley Park. The event will welcome runners of all standards, including...

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Derby Summer 5K Series – Race 4
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Chase the Sun Wimbledon - August
London, London, United Kingdom

Head over to Wimbledon Common for the third race in this twilight series. The scenic course will see you winding your way through leafy paths and over tree...

£21
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Wimbledon - August
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Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
Loughborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a...

£6 - £18
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
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The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead
Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun by the seaside!

The 401 Festival of Running is coming back for the 3rd year to the sunny town of Portishead on...

£3.99 - £59.99
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead
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The Big Day Out
Okehampton, South West, United Kingdom

A real taste of Dartmoor trail running. A fully marked and marshalled course with 2 drinks and refuelling stops. Bespoke medal to all finishers. Bespoke...

£34 - £107
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
The Big Day Out
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Wild West Beer Bonanza 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

Saddle up for THE race of the summer on 24th August! With Rodeo bull, medieval stocks, LAPD Law Enforcement officers & REAL LAPD car, music, pizza, BBQ, beer,...

£15 - £31
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Wild West Beer Bonanza 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
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RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – August
London, London, United Kingdom

The Lee Valley VeloParks one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split...

Free - £22
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10 Miles
  • 10k
  • 5k
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – August
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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon
Woldingham, South East, United Kingdom

The Woldingham Half and Full will be an out and back course (once for the half, twice for the full marathon). The race will start at Woldingham School...

£34 - £38
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon
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Englefield Run 10K
Englefield, South East, United Kingdom

A rare opportunity to run a tough 10k multi-terrain course set in the magnificent grounds of the iconic Englefield House. This private estate is often used...

£16
  • Running
  • 10k
Englefield Run 10K
AUG26
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Canterbury Half Marathon
Canterbury, South East, United Kingdom

A popular part of the Kent sporting calendar, the Canterbury Half Marathon returns again in 2019. Organised to support Pilgrims Hospices by Nice Work, the...

£4 - £24
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Canterbury Half Marathon
AUG28
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Chase the Sun Brixton - August
London, London, United Kingdom

Escape from work and get to Brockwell Park for the second of two races in the "Chase the Sun" series. The course covers a mix of paved road and undulating...

£21
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Brixton - August
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The Nottingham 5K Summer Series – Race 4
Colwick, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Get involved in the fourth of this four-race summer series. This monthly event takes place on Wednesday evenings and is great for runners of all abilities....

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Nottingham 5K Summer Series – Race 4
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The Leicester City 5K Summer Series – Race 4
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Soak up the summer weather in the summer series in Leicester. The flat and well-measured course is perfect for speed demons hunting for PBs and for new...

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Leicester City 5K Summer Series – Race 4
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around...

£20
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
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Fun Colour Rush - Reading
Reading, South East, United Kingdom

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in...

£15 - £55
  • Running
  • 5k
Fun Colour Rush - Reading
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Beat the Bore
Gloucester, South West, United Kingdom

Challenging one of natures amazing natural phenomenon, a tidal wave on the river Severn. The Severn has one of the largest tides in the world, which creates...

£25 - £44
  • Running
Beat the Bore
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Run Richmond Park - 5k and 10k - Race 12
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of the year. They will take you around the superb parkland....

£16
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Run Richmond Park - 5k and 10k - Race 12
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Onetrack1000
London, London, United Kingdom

Welcome to Onetrack1000, a 1000-mile run to save our oceans in support of Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE). To mark World Oceans Day, Onetrack Club teamed up...

£45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Onetrack1000
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Bovingdon Parish 10k
Bovingdon, East of England, United Kingdom

Our friends at the Bovingdon Parish Council are organising the 3rd annual Bovingdon 10k and 3k Fun Run on Sunday 1st September 2019. The 10k is an...

£12 - £14
  • Running
  • 10k
Bovingdon Parish 10k
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Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run - September
Maidenhead, South East, United Kingdom

A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'Pb Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year...

£10 - £34
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run - September
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Andover Trail Marathon
Enham Alamein, South East, United Kingdom

26.2 miles of everything North Hampshire has to offer! From thigh-burning climbs with a maximum elevation of 280m, to fast downhill sections taking in the...

£25 - £35
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Andover Trail Marathon
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Cheshire Half Marathon
Siddington, North West, United Kingdom

The Cheshire Half starts and finishes outside the stunning Capesthorne Hall and runs around the flat and rural closed roads of Cheshire, this Run...

£26
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Cheshire Half Marathon
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The Kew & Richmond 10k Riverside Run
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Love Running! Get all your friends and come and join us for this superb 10k run. A stunning flat and fast 10k at one of the loveliest locations in...

£20 - £28
  • Running
  • 10k
The Kew & Richmond 10k Riverside Run
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Kenilworth Half Marathon
Kenilworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom

A new 2 lap fast course starting and finishing in the town centre and going through Kenilworth Castle

We have a new main sponsor WASPS RUGBY...

£22 - £29
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Kenilworth Half Marathon
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Meon Valley Trail Half, 10k & 5k (CX)
Wickham, South East, United Kingdom

Whether is be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it is a flat and fast, out and back course, run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from...

£12 - £20
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
Meon Valley Trail Half, 10k & 5k (CX)
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Wineathlon – Cambridge
Foxton, East of England, United Kingdom

An easy trail run/walk with feed stations every few miles, stocked with optional WINE samples!

So run, walk or crawl your way around this wine themed...

£17 - £28
  • Running
Wineathlon – Cambridge
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The Clwydian 5, 15 & 30 Mile Races
Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom

Starting in the pretty village of Llangynhafal in the Vale if Clwyd, here you have 3 beautiful routes, taking in the very best of Clwydian terrain! Lots of...

£13.50
  • Running
The Clwydian 5, 15 & 30 Mile Races
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Regent's Park, Royal Parks 10K - September
London, London, United Kingdom

It's no secret that Regent's Park is one of London's most picturesque locations, so don't miss the opportunity to race around it. The sixth of this 6 race...

£17 - £19
  • Running
  • 10k
Regent's Park, Royal Parks 10K - September
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Bridgwater Half Marathon
Bridgwater, South West, United Kingdom

The Bridgwater Half Marathon, in aid of Cancer Research, features a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k route. Expect over 200 runners showing their support for...

£8 - £20.50
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Bridgwater Half Marathon
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The Rye Summer Classic Series 5K Race Three – September
Rye, South East, United Kingdom

The Rye Summer Classic Series is a popular series of three Friday evening events. Featuring two 10K races and a season-ending final 5K.

This...

£3 - £10
  • Running
  • 5k
The Rye Summer Classic Series 5K Race Three – September
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The Bronsens Cotswold Classic
Witney, South East, United Kingdom

The Cotswold Classic is a firmly established event in the local running calendar and is once again part of the Oxfordshire County 10 Mile Road Race...

£16 - £18
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
The Bronsens Cotswold Classic
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GoFeral 10K Trail Run, Endurance, Fun Run - September
Abbots Ripton, East of England, United Kingdom

Take a run through the stunning Estate at Abbots Ripton near Huntingdon.

10k of varied terrain and surroundings - mixed terrain of forest, farm track...

£15
  • Running
  • 10k
GoFeral 10K Trail Run, Endurance, Fun Run - September
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The Brenig Way Run Challenge
Corwen, Wales, United Kingdom

The Brenig Way Run Challenge is a 1 day, fully guided and supported run following the 32 mile linear trail, from Corwen, in the Vale of Llangollen to the...

£45
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
The Brenig Way Run Challenge
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Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
London, London, United Kingdom

It's time to conquer our Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon and have a morning out with family, friends, or colleagues and be part of this...

£17 - £32.50
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
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QE Olympic Park 10K - September
London, London, United Kingdom

As the weather cools, race around the Olympic Park's red Orbit Tower in this speedy 10k. This consistently flat course is a great event for runners looking for...

£16 - £18
  • Running
  • 10k
QE Olympic Park 10K - September
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PARAS' 10 Catterick
Catterick Garrison, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

Founded by WO1 JJ Wilson PARA The PARA'S 10, was hosted by The Parachute Regiment in Aldershot 1982 - 1993. Since the Paras left Aldershot in 1993,...

£10 - £34.75
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
PARAS' 10 Catterick
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Dartmoor Volcano Race
Scorriton, South West, United Kingdom

A 10.25 mile trail race, with almost 500 metres of ascent. Its not a walk in the park, its a tough 10 miles over Dartmoor. The Dartmoor VOLCANO race was the...

£26 - £48
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
Dartmoor Volcano Race
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Wandsworth Park 10K
London, London, United Kingdom

Well come along to the Wandsworth Park 10K which will take place at Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Road, London and meet fellow runners and beat your...

£15
  • Running
  • 10k
Wandsworth Park 10K
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The Beast of Bedford Half Marathon and Triathlon
Bedford, East of England, United Kingdom

The Beast of Bedford Half Marathon will have its inaugural event this summer at Box End Park.

This event is run & delivered by an experienced race...

£30 - £120
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Triathlon
The Beast of Bedford Half Marathon and Triathlon
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Draycote Water 10k, 10 Mile & 20 Mile - September
Rugby, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views.

Running...

£13 - £18
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
  • 10k
Draycote Water 10k, 10 Mile & 20 Mile - September
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Rye Ancient Trails 30K & 15K
Rye, South East, United Kingdom

After a successful debut in 2018 when over 250 runners completed this multi-terrain race through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East...

£18 - £27
  • Running
Rye Ancient Trails 30K & 15K
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Little London 10K
Enham Alamein, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for this lovely 10K that caters to runners of all abilities, hosted by Andover Trail Runners!...

£12.50
  • Running
  • 10k
Little London 10K
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Brighton K9 Challenge
Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Why simply walk your dog every day when you can take part in an event and earn yourself and your dog a matching medal! The Brighton K9 Challenge is a...

£18
  • Running
  • 5k
Brighton K9 Challenge
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Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World – September
Weybridge, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for a unique opportunity to run at this Surrey Half Marathon, 10k or 5k around the incredible Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, organised by RunThrough...

£21
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World – September
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Chase the Sun Olympic Park – September
London, London, United Kingdom

Escape from work to take part in the final of six races around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This course is super flat, so it's good for runners looking to get...

£22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Olympic Park – September
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The CityvWharf 5k Run Challenge
London, London, United Kingdom

Take on this challenge individually or get running for your company!

Enter individually and run for your location and company or get a corporate team...

£18 - £26
  • Running
  • 5k
The CityvWharf 5k Run Challenge
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Greenwich Park 5k & 10k – September
London, London, United Kingdom

You can choose to run a chip timed 5k or 10k around the beautiful Greenwich Park passing some of London's favourite attractions: the Royal Observatory,...

£22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Greenwich Park 5k & 10k – September
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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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