10k Runs in UK

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The Bolt trail runSouth Downs District Office, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham GU10 4LS, UK

Bolt round The Holt 2019 will open for entry very soon! The Bolt is in its 11th year and will be the biggest and best year!

The course is predominantly on man made, traffic free compact forest tracks. There will be some cheeky inclines and if wet, a little bit of mud thrown in. As with all previous Bolts, the route is a 5k lap. Choose either 1 lap, 2 laps or 4 laps with an extra 1k.

The nearest train station is Farnham. The venue is a 15 minute taxi ride from there.

4 cross-country, traffic free, running races on 2 courses.

Team 21k Challenge Enter as a team of 2, 3 or 4. If there are less than 4 of you, It's up to you to decide how many laps your team members do. If there are 4 of you, one of you does 6k the other 3 each do 5k. At the end of your lap, you pass the time chip onto your team mate.

£7 - £48
10k • Half Marathon • 5k • Other
The Bolt trail run
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Brynkinalt 10km & 20km & 5km4 Queen's Square, Church St, Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5HB, UK

There is plenty of variety in terrain over the route with forest tracks, footpaths and fields. It has a unique elevation (as you can see from the elevation graph). There is a total of 210metres* of elevation for the 10km* and 420metres* of elevation for the 20km*. There is an entry limit of 500 (across all races) and we expect it to fill quickly, so get in now! There will also be a children's race on the day for the budding trail runners.

Our event centre provides a great family day out for both competitors and also spectators, with food and drinks available, children's activities, race commentary all at the start / finish line located in the grounds. Spectators will have a great view of the starters and finishers. There will be toilets provided and some shelter in the registration marquee, which hopefully we won't need. But as it is Wales in March you can't be sure what the weather will do so make sure you dress for the conditions.

Due to the fact that all our events are held on private land, we are not able to provide you with course maps. As it is private land the route cannot be run before or after the race, so please don't try. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the day.

£14.50 - £23
10k • Other • 5k
Brynkinalt 10km & 20km & 5km
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The Daffodil DashTemple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0BG, UK

Temple Newsam is a Tudor Jacobean house in Leeds, West Yorkshire with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown.

Temple Newsam is in the Doomsday book and was given to the Knights Temple in 1154. Lord Darnley the ill-fated husband of Mary Queen of Scots was born here. Temple Newsam has a chequered history and makes an interesting read.

The house and estate are now owned by Leeds City Council and it isopen to the public and well worth a visit.

Temple Newsam is believed to have many hauntings and ghosts. Mary Ingram was 14 years old when she fell victim to a highwayman who tore her Grandmothers necklace from her throat. She was returned to the house sobbing and in a state of collapse. The shock of the assault caused Mary to lose her memory; though she knew she had lost something important to her, she continued to search for something. She died 2 weeks later and to this day she is seen searching for the necklace. Mary is known to many as the blue lady.

Another tragedy to occur at Temple Newsam was on a hot sultry night in 1704. The inhabitants were celebrating Britains victory at the Battle of Blenheim, one of the servants William Collinson was known to be a vulgar and lowly man. William had had too much to drink and fancied his chances with the servant girl Phoebe Gray. William waited on the back stairs of the great house and pounced on Phoebe has she was passing. Phoebe screamed and struggled but not knowing his own strength, William felt her, simply go limp in his arms. William was hanged for her murder, but even to this day staff within the house can still hear Phoebes screams for help and the sound of bumping as if someone is being dragged down the stairs.

£17 - £31
10k • Marathon • Other • Half Marathon
The Daffodil Dash
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Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5KSheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK

Warmer weather and (possibly) more sunshine can only mean one thing spring is arriving! And with that comes the return of the Richmond Park Spring 10K and 5K race, located in the beautiful London park itself. Weave your way through the greenery as you spend your Sunday morning taking on a 10K or 5K run.

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Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K

Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UKView event
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Warmer weather and (possibly) more sunshine can only mean one thing spring is arriving! And with that comes the return of the Richmond Park Spring 10K and 5K race, located in the beautiful London park itself. Weave your way through the greenery as you spend your Sunday morning taking on a 10K or 5K run.

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  • Did the 10k in 2018

    I am only reviewing negatively as I am tying to get in touch with the organisers through the link in my acceptance email (have been for two weeks) but cant get hold of anyone. Hoping a negative review may prompt a response!
  • Did the 10k in 2017

    This is a great race, it's not huge so don't expect any crowds or people cheering you on. But, it's a perfect training race. It's well organised and Richmond Park is so beautiful, you feel like you're in the countryside.
£14 - £19
10k • 5k
Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K
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Treehouse 5k, 10k & Family Run22 Station Rd, Cholsey, Wallingford OX10 9PT, UK

The course includes a mixture of quiet roads, farm tracks and footpaths.

£3 - £17
10k • 5k • Other
Treehouse 5k, 10k & Family Run
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Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay RunRoald Dahl Plass, Cardiff CF10, UK

Set in the heart of Cardiffs historic Bay, the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run is a flat, fast and friendly event for all ages and abilities.

The popular spring-time race, which attracts some of the UKs top athletes, boasts a stunning 10km course around Cardiff Bay. In 2019, the race will incorporate the Welsh 10 Kilometre Championships.

The route takes in all of Cardiff Bays most iconic landmarks, starting and finishing in Roald Dahl Plass and passing the Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, the Pierhead Building, Senedd, Porth Teigr and the Cardiff Bay Barrage.

Its a perfect challenge for elite and club athletes as well as those looking to keep fit, raise money for charity or take on their first 10K!

£23 - £25
10k
Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run
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Wickham 20 miles, 20k & 10kNational Glass Partitions, Mill Ln, Fareham, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5GT, UK

The brand new race on the 2019 Rural Running Calendar is aimed at those of you that want a long training run for your Spring marathons, be it London, Southampton, Brighton or any other. The race is run on closed roads around the beautiful countryside of the Meon Valley, to the North of the village of Wickham, famous for its annual Horse Fair. The course consists of 3 laps (20M) or 1 lap (10k)

Marathon running is more than a physical challenge, it's also a great mental challenge. Overcoming the mental challenges when running helps overcome the physical ones.

The Wickham 20 is the ideal race in which to test your grit, in preparation for those Spring marathons, including London. The undulating course, on closed roads takes you out from Wickham, taking in some glorious scenery to the north of the village. As a marathon training 'long run' this race will sell out so if you already have a spring marathon place, be it a charity place at London or are planning on competing in the Southampton or Brighton Marathons, enter now!

Registration for entrants will be from The Wickham Centre on Saturday 30th March from 8am to 12 noon, on race day from 8am and during the week preceding the race, from Rural Running, 58 Kelviin Grove, Portchester, PO16 8LE between 5pm and 8pm, Monday-Friday.

£18 - £26
10k • Other
Wickham 20 miles, 20k & 10k
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Lilleshall Monumental 10K28 Church Rd, Lilleshall, Newport TF10 9HE, UK

The Lilleshall Monumental 10K, now in its ninth year loops around this beautiful historic village. It has raised over 14,000 for local sporting facilities. The route follows remnants of the industrial revolution weaving its way along disused canal paths, past ponds, through woods and onwards past the eleventh century church and then on up to the iconic monument itself, which boasts one of the best views in Shropshire.

The multi terrain course is chip timed well marshalled and has a water station. Free car parking is provided. As well as category prizes we have a goody bag for all 10k finishers and a free massage courtesy of Stafford University Physios.. There is also a fun run, entry on the day, for young and old at 10.45am.A free 'tots and toddlers' event takes place just prior to the 10k start at 11.30.

A barbeque and cake stall will be in operation, or for those who'd prefer, the bar at the cricket club will be open. A great friendly fun day, don't miss it!

This event has sold out for the last two years!

£10 - £15
10k
Lilleshall Monumental 10K
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Leighton 10kThe Brambles, Vandyke Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 3DY, UK

Meeting at Vandyke Upper School, Vandyke Rd, LU7 3DY, the route takes place mostly on country roads around the Leighton Buzzard area. With great countryside views throughout, the undulating course is pleasant but challenging and is chip timed. Runners are required to complete the course in 95mins runners who go over this time will be asked to leave the course and will not receive an official time.

£16 - £18
10k
Leighton 10k
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Clock Change Challenge – SpringWhite Horse Way, Calne SN11 0SP, UK

These 10km & 5km accurately measured road races are suitable for runners aged 15 and over, along with a 1.5km supporting fun run which is suitable for all ages. This course is capable of producing your personal best, fast and flat. We will have a range of activities to keep the family here during the event too. Each runner will receive a special medal for the event and category winners will receive a special gift in a presentation.

Category prizes for the 5km will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall.

£5 - £14
10k • 5k • Other
Clock Change Challenge – Spring
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Mel’s Milers 10k366 Christ's Hospital Rd, Horsham RH13 0NB, UK

Scenic route, mostly off road

£10 - £12
10k
Mel’s Milers 10k
MAR31
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Tiger Beetle 10KAinsdale, Southport PR8 3HW, UK

This is a measured 10k route around the beautiful Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve. The route is undulating with mixed terrain including Trail, Sand & Mud. Suitable for all abilities with a 2 hour cut off.

£22 - £24
10k
Tiger Beetle 10K

About 10k events in the UK

10k (6.2 miles) events are hugely popular with runners of all levels, either as a challenging starter event for beginners or as practice for longer distances. Event organisers will often give you a choice between 5k and 10k routes, so when you're ready to take that step up, you can. Much like for 5k events, some large 'running festivals' such as the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and Bournemouth Marathon Festival also host 10k races, with big crowds to cheer you on to the finish line.

What are the best 10k events?

If it's a big city race with thousands of participants and closed roads, then look no further than the Great Manchester Run, which is Europe's largest 10k. Swiftly following Manchester you can look to the Leeds 10k and the Vitality London 10,000 which are hugely popular. Many of these events will sell out or have ballot entry, so we'd recommend a fastest-finger-first approach when the tickets come out. If it's a smaller, more low key event you're looking for, check out our list of upcoming 10k runs near you.

How long will it take to run 10k?

If you've never run before, or are currently running 5k or less per week check out our 10k training plan. It's worth noting that some 10k events have a cut off time of around the 3 hour mark, as with the Cancer Research Winter Run.

The men's and women's world records for 10k road racing stand at 26m44s and 29m43s respectively, held by Leonard Patrick Komon and Joyciline Jepkosgei (who also holds the record for the women's half marathon). The average runner, who runs 5-10k a week, could expect to finish in around 1 hour. If you're new to running, don't sweat it, everyone starts somewhere. At these bigger events, everyone starts in waves depending on their estimated finishing time. This means that you won't come last, or be overtaken by the world and his wife.

How do you train for a 10k race?

Training for a 10k will differ depending on your current fitness levels, running experience and what goals you set yourself. If you're already doing exercise during the week, you can prepare for race day by checking out our 6 weeks to 10k training plan. Even if you're regularly crunching those miles, make sure to follow a training plan in the build up to the race. This will help to minimise the risk of injury, while giving you the best chance to smash your PB.

Fancy something more challenging? Check out our half marathon and marathon event calendars to find something near you.

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