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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. Organised to support Pilgrims Hospices by Nice Work, the race...

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

Run around the paths of Brockwell park and battle to get around the course to the finish line before the sun goes down. You can choose from a 5k or 10k ...

£21
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Brixton - August
AUG28
The Nottingham 5K Summer Series – Race 4
Colwick, East Midlands, United Kingdom

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series.

You...

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Nottingham 5K Summer Series – Race 4
AUG29
The Leicester City 5K Summer Series – Race 4
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

This popular summer series returns for the seventh year. A fast two lap circuit, using an accurately measured 5K course, the race would suit runners of all...

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Leicester City 5K Summer Series – Race 4
AUG29
Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
Salford, 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
AUG31
RunThrough Hyde Park 5K & 10K – August
London, London, United Kingdom

Hyde park is such a popular running spot in London but it's so much better running amongst loads of people and in a race situation. RunThrough's...

£24
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
RunThrough Hyde Park 5K & 10K – August
AUG31
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...

£11 - £41
  • Running
  • 5k
Fun Colour Rush - Reading
AUG31
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
SEP1
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
SEP1
Bovingdon Parish 10k
Bovingdon, East of England, United Kingdom

Our friends at the Bovingdon Parish Council are organising the annual Bovingdon 10k and 3k Fun Run. A 10K run through the picturesque village of Bovingdon...

£12 - £14
  • Running
  • 10k
Bovingdon Parish 10k
SEP1
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
SEP1
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
SEP1
Cheshire Half Marathon
Siddington, North West, United Kingdom

The fabulous Cheshire Half Marathon is back and the biggest improvement to this year's race is that there is a new closed route.

The Cheshire...

£26
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Cheshire Half Marathon
SEP1
Kenilworth Half Marathon
Kenilworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom

A fantastic run going through the town centre and also the iconic Kenilworth castle. A couple of new adjustment's to this year's event, with...

Free - £29
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Kenilworth Half Marathon
SEP1
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
SEP1
Regent's Park, Royal Parks 10K - September
London, London, United Kingdom

This is the final part of a series of monthly 10k races around the stunning Regents Park - an outstanding location within the heart of London, mainly flat...

£17 - £19
  • Running
  • 10k
Regent's Park, Royal Parks 10K - September
SEP1
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
SEP6
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
SEP7
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
SEP7
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
SEP7
The Maverick inov-8 Original Somerset
Lansdown, South West, United Kingdom

New for 2019 we are venturing to the historical city of Bath. Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds this incredible city boasts stunning trails that meander...

£20 - £35
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
The Maverick inov-8 Original Somerset
SEP7
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
SEP7
QE Olympic Park 10K - September
London, London, United Kingdom

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...

£16 - £18
  • Running
  • 10k
QE Olympic Park 10K - September
SEP7
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
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
SEP7
PARAS' 10 Catterick
Catterick Garrison, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

The original PARAS'10 race, now firmly established as one of the UK's "must do" endurance challenges. Located at Catterick Garrison in...

£10 - £34.75
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
PARAS' 10 Catterick
SEP8
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
SEP8
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
SEP8
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
SEP8
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
SEP8
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
SEP8
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
SEP8
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

Were delighted to present the Run Through Chase the Sun series! Were back mid-week, evening 5k and 10k events with some new venues; it is a battle to get...

£22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Olympic Park – September
SEP12
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
  • Running
  • 5k
The CityvWharf 5k Run Challenge
SEP14
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
SEP14
The Offas Dyke Path - Northern Quarter
Llangollen, Wales, United Kingdom

The Offas Dyke Path Northern Quarter Run Challenge is a 1 day, fully guided and supported run following the National linear trail, from Froncysyllte in the...

£65
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
The Offas Dyke Path - Northern Quarter
SEP14
Jubilee Hall Trust, Run For Your Life 2K, 5K &10K Trail - September
London, London, United Kingdom

Come and join us on Hampstead Heath Jubilee Hall Trust charity trail run series to help us raise money to get Camden residents more active.There is...

£6 - £15
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Jubilee Hall Trust, Run For Your Life 2K, 5K &10K Trail - September
SEP14
Essex Cross Country, Weald Park 10K - September
Brentwood, East of England, United Kingdom

The Essex Cross Country Series is a 5 event 10k series that takes place annually between April and September, with one race per month. Taking place in 5...

£14 - £16
  • Running
  • 10k
Essex Cross Country, Weald Park 10K - September
SEP15
Richmond Running Festival
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

This 10k is part of the Richmond RUNFEST, London's most exclusive event, which also includes the RUNFEST Marathon and Half Marathon. The 10k takes...

£7 - £46
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Richmond Running Festival
SEP15
Urdd 5K Colour Run Rhyl
Rhyl, Wales, United Kingdom

Being a Colour Runner is a lifestyle choice. A lifestyle full of amazing music, super cool selfies, happy crowds, wicked goodie bags, plus a SHED LOAD of...

£4 - £15
  • Running
  • 5k
Urdd 5K Colour Run Rhyl
SEP15
Richmond Park Half Marathon - September
Greater London, London, United Kingdom

We are excited to have an additional Richmond Park Half Marathon in the calendar for Sunday 15th September 2019. It has been managed as a royal deer park...

£32 - £42
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Richmond Park Half Marathon - September
SEP15
Culworth Fun Run
Culworth, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Culworth Fun Run returns after many years absence! This mixed-terrain undulating loop around the village will stand out from the standard droll tarmac-based...

£4 - £8
  • Running
Culworth Fun Run
SEP15
The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend
Swanage, South West, United Kingdom

Nice Work are pleased to be staging the 2019 Purbeck Outdoor Weekend including the Purbeck Running Festival.

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast...

£10 - £50
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend
SEP15
Cransley Hospice Road Races
Kettering, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Once again, the picturesque village of Cranford will host the annual Cransley Hospice Road Races, sponsored by Western Power Distribution.

Last...

£5 - £22
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Cransley Hospice Road Races
SEP20
Peak District Challenge
Hathersage, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Are you ready to take on the Peak District Challenge? Choose from one of our amazing running challenges - Back Before Dark (10km), Copper (25km), Bronze...

£64 - £169
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Peak District Challenge
SEP21
The Maverick inov-8 X & Ultra Snowdonia
Caernarfon, Wales, United Kingdom

We welcome you to a whole new series; the Maverick Inov-8 X Series events are designed to test your resolve and take you to the upper limits of your...

£30 - £70
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
The Maverick inov-8 X & Ultra Snowdonia
SEP21
Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k – September
London, London, United Kingdom

The RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k is a very special event that races through the incredible grounds of Londons Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This...

£24
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k – September
SEP21
The Bedgebury Forest Twilight 10K
Goudhurst, South East, United Kingdom

Join us within the beautiful confines of Bedgebury Pinetum at Twilight for this 10K head torch race using the undulating forest paths and trails in and...

£4 - £19
  • Running
  • 10k
The Bedgebury Forest Twilight 10K
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More United Kingdom Running Events
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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.

What you need to know about running

With Parkruns, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons, and ultras running events are hugely popular on Let's Do This. 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.