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UK Running Events: 2023 - 2024

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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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Brighton Marathon Weekend 2023

Sunday, 2 Apr 2023

Brighton Marathon Weekend 2023

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Brighton, Brighton and Hove

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marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£35 – £69.99
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AJ Bell Great North Run 2023

Sunday, 10 Sept 2023

AJ Bell Great North Run 2023

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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half marathon

FilledTicket£62
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AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2023

Sunday, 21 May 2023

AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

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half marathon, 10k and more

Star4.5

(514 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £49
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Popular UK Running Events

Brighton Marathon Weekend 2023

Sunday, 2 Apr 2023

Brighton Marathon Weekend 2023

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Brighton, Brighton and Hove

Participants

marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£35 – £69.99
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AJ Bell Great North Run 2023

Sunday, 10 Sept 2023

AJ Bell Great North Run 2023

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£62
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AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2023

Sunday, 21 May 2023

AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

half marathon, 10k and more

Star4.5

(514 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £49
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Hackney Moves 2023

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Hackney Moves 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£52
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AJ Bell Great Scottish Run 2023

Saturday, 30 Sept 2023

AJ Bell Great Scottish Run 2023

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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Participants

half marathon, 10k and more

Star4.5

(36 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £39
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Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

Thursday, 13 Feb 3000

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k

Star4.5

(60 reviews)

FilledTicket£32 – £200
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TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

Sunday, 5 Mar 2023

TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Participants

half marathon and more

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

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MK Festival of Running

Sunday, 12 Mar 2023

MK Festival of Running

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Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

Star4

(26 reviews)

FilledTicket£8 – £31
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MBNA Chester 10k

Sunday, 12 Mar 2023

MBNA Chester 10k

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Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

Participants

10k and more

Star5

(8 reviews)

FilledTicket£26 – £28
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2023

Sunday, 2 Apr 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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AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run 2023

Sunday, 7 May 2023

AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run 2023

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Birmingham, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 5k and more

Star4.5

(197 reviews)

FilledTicket£14 – £39
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AJ Bell Great Bristol Run 2023

Sunday, 14 May 2023

AJ Bell Great Bristol Run 2023

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Bristol, Bristol City

Participants

half marathon, 10k and more

FilledTicket£12 – £44
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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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