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UK Running Events: 2022 - 2023

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Great South Run

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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5k, 10 miles and more

Star5

(55 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
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Great South Run

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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5k, 10 miles and more

Star5

(55 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
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Great Manchester Run 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

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half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£42 – £49
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Great Scottish Run

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Great Scottish Run

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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Participants

half marathon, 10k and more

Star5

(35 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £39
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Great South Run

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Participants

5k, 10 miles and more

Star5

(55 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
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Great Manchester Run 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£42 – £49
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London South East Spartan Trifecta Weekend and European Championships

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

London South East Spartan Trifecta Weekend and European Championships

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Nutley, East Sussex

FilledTicket£15 – £204
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Oxford Half Marathon

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Oxford Half Marathon

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£51
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Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022

Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

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Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

10k, half marathon and more

Star4

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £48
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TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

Sunday, Mar 5, 2023

TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£44 – £99
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Brighton Marathon

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Brighton Marathon

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Brighton, Brighton and Hove

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£82.50
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Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

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Reading, Reading

Participants

half marathon and more

Star5

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £75
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2023

Sunday, Apr 23, 2023

ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2023

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Southampton, Southampton

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

Star4.5

(8 reviews)

FilledTicket£5.37 – £48.33
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Great Birmingham Run 2023

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Great Birmingham Run 2023

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Birmingham, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 5k and more

FilledTicket£14 – £39
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Asics London 10k 2023

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Asics London 10k 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£40
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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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