10k Runs in United Kingdom

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JUL20
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The 401 Festival of Running - Nottingham
Edwinstowe, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun in the forest!

The 401 Festival of Running is coming to the beautiful setting of Sherwood Pines just outside Nottingham for the first time ever. During The 401 Challenge, the support from the local running community in and around the Nottingham area was outstanding, hence why we picked this location to launch one of our festivals. For this event, we have partnered with the lovely ladies at Notts Womens Runners.

With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 childrens races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.

Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's The Goonies, a true classic!

Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.

Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, youll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, thats what running is all about.

We cant wait to see you in July, its going to be epic!

£3.99 - £9.99
The 401 Festival of Running - Nottingham
JUL21
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Gunnersbury Park 10K
London, London, United Kingdom

Well come along to the Gunnersbury Park 10K which will take place at Gunnersbury Park Museum, Popes Lane, London and meet fellow runners and beat your personal best! It's a Fast and accurately measured course. So, join us for a spectacular 10k race & enjoy with your friends, family & loved one.

£15
Gunnersbury Park 10K
JUL21
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The Caterham Rotary Half Marathon & 10k
Redhill, South East, United Kingdom

The Caterham Rotary Half Marathon & 10K starts and finishes at Redhill Aerodrome. Although the race is not completely traffic free, it takes place on the quiet country lanes around the Aerodrome. The course is undulating but should still give the opportunity for some fast times, plus it's suitable for the first time and experienced runners. The race is organised on behalf of The Rotary Club of Caterham (Charity no: 254116).

£15 - £25
The Caterham Rotary Half Marathon & 10k
JUL21
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Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July
Liverpool, North West, United Kingdom

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, event t-shirt, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

£18 - £26
Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July
JUL21
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Beach Race – Race the Tide (Summer Edition)
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

The event is a low tide beach run along the beautiful shoreline of Bournemouth Beach heading out towards Sandbanks Beach. You start and finish on the west side of the pier. Both 5km and 10km distances are available to enter. The groynes will slow you down which is all part of the fun.

£23 - £27.25
Beach Race – Race the Tide (Summer Edition)
JUL25
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Run Media City – July
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 a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City – July
JUL27
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Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark - July
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 chip timed for you to view after the race. As one of the London 2012 Olympic venues you cant help but feel inspired to give it your all on this course as we are there to cheer you all the way round to the finish!

The Lee Valley VeloPark series returns, offering you a chance to run a Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10k, 5k or Mile on this unique one mile Moto GP styled circuit. We also have a free kids mile for you to bring any young ones along with you and make a day of it.

Free - £22
Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark - July
JUL27
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Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 11
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of this year. They will take you around the superb parkland. Theres a few hills but they make it more fun! There's the option of 5k or 10k. Super fun, friendly and beautiful surroundings!

£16
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 11
JUL28
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West London 10K
London, London, United Kingdom

The Bishops Park 10k Run has been revamped into the West London 10k and will take place at Wormwood Scrubs,

Fast and accurately measured course with PB potential. It is a 4 lap course on pathway which starts and finishes in Bishop's Park, right on the riverside.

£15
West London 10K
JUL28
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Regent's Park, Royal Parks - 10K - July
London, London, United Kingdom

Running alongside London Zoo, lucky runners will spot camels, giraffes or even some big cats, while other sections of the course take you past the tranquil boating lake, floral gardens and centuries-old statues and monuments.

With the start / finish line situated next to The Hub - the park's largest cafe and changing facility, and acres of open space for relaxing and recovering with friends, you'll be able to make a great trip out to celebrate one of your fastest 10K times, recorded by timing chip on this official UK Athletics licensed and measured course.

£17 - £19
Regent's Park, Royal Parks - 10K - July
JUL28
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

£18 - £21
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July
AUG3
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Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - August
London, London, United Kingdom

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k, or half marathon through the incredible grounds of Londons Victoria Park. This course is not only flat and fast, but also inspiring. The event is a great opportunity for a quick time and a fun morning out with a unique themed medal waiting for you at the finish!

Included is a themed medal, water, fruit & mince pies! Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there

£18 - £26
Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - August
AUG3
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QE Olympic Park - 10K - August
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 personal best or simply aiming to complete the course - and our brilliant race day atmosphere, souvenir medals and goody bags will make it a race to remember!

£16 - £18
QE Olympic Park - 10K - August
AUG3
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Green Space 10K
London, London, United Kingdom

Saturday races between February and December: 10K races starting at 8.30am.

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has been organising races in London since 1981. As a family of running enthusiasts we welcome competitive club runners, seasoned trailblazers, fitness lovers and novices. At all of our races you will experience a warm welcome, a supportive team of dedicated volunteers, efficient and professional race management and flat runner-friendly courses.

Our races focus on giving each runner a good experience: an opportunity to transcend their limits and achieve their personal goals. Our inspiration is Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), the founder of our Marathon Team, who was not only an avid athlete and pioneer in the world of running and ultra-running races, but a teacher of meditation. He recognised the sport of running as a powerful way to develop concentration, confidence, determination, peace of mind and happiness.

£10 - £12
Green Space 10K
AUG4
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Regent's Park - 10K - August
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 fifth of this 6 race summer series is great for new and experienced runners to get involved (with only a few small hills). Come for the finisher's medal and goodies.

£17 - £19
Regent's Park - 10K - August
AUG4
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Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon
Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

A race designed by women for women!

This run has been designed with you in mind, and will challenge you in all the right places. We have asked you what you wanted from previous years and we continue to deliver. This 10K event brings you into the beautiful countryside that Newry and Mourne has to offer, whilst keeping you running or walking entirely on tarmac and on an ever-decreasing gradient. What more could you ask for?

£22.50
Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon
AUG4
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The EDF Energy Lydd 10k
Romney Marsh, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for this brand new 10k race using the fast and flat lanes to the north of the Town Centre

The race is on a pancake-flat course through the lanes surrounding the Marsh town of Lydd. Runners of all standards are welcome and race profits are donated to Breast Cancer Now.

The race is generously sponsored by EDF Energy.

£3 - £18
The EDF Energy Lydd 10k
AUG7
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Chase the Sun Olympic Park – August
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 around the course before the sun goes down.

Racing around the incredible grounds of London 2012s Olympic Park, the flat and fast course is the perfect opportunity for a chip timed personal best. Starting at 7pm, you can chose to run a quick 5k or take on a full 10k. At the end of the race you will be rewarded with your well deserved Chase the Sun themed medal!

£22
Chase the Sun Olympic Park – August
AUG7
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The Bedgebury Pinetum Summer 10k & 5k Series - Race 4
Goudhurst, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for the return of this great Summer Series for Kent using the undulating forest paths and trails in and around Bedgebury Pinetum.

The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes. A choice of 10k or 5k are available with 5k runners completing one lap and 10k runners completing two.

£12 - £18
The Bedgebury Pinetum Summer 10k & 5k Series - Race 4
AUG10
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Essex Cross Country, Hadleigh Park - 10K - August
Hadleigh, 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 different spectacular country parks in Essex, these races offer an opportunity to get away from the road and experience trail running in the summer months. Races can be entered individually. Runners taking part in more than one race will receive series points that are accumulated to become eligible for series prizes when 4 or more races are completed.

The fourth of five races, this 10km is a mixture of cross country and paved paths over an undulating landscape. Hadleigh Country Park is one of the largest country parks in Essex surrounding a castle which presents an awesome backdrop for an awesome race.

£14 - £16
Essex Cross Country, Hadleigh Park - 10K - August
AUG11
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Summer 10k Series - August
Aldbury, East of England, United Kingdom

Sign up for the 3rd of this 10k summer series in Aldbury. This event will see you running through woods and picturesque film locations, all the while being provided trail running tips by your experienced guide. Come along if you want running, coaching and sightseeing all rolled into one.

£10
Summer 10k Series - August
AUG11
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London Summer 10k
London, London, United Kingdom

The event returns again in 2019 with this accurately measured scenic 10k within the iconic surroundings of London's Regent's Park. The race will suit both experienced runners and first-timers alike.

The race will be supporting ChildHope, who work with local partners in Africa, Asia and South America helping children transform their futures.

Accurately measured 10k course suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike.

Includes Children's 800m Race and Adults 2 Mile Fun Run.

£3 - £20
London Summer 10k
AUG11
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Draycote Water - 10K - August
Kites Hardwick, 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 alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up kilometre after kilometre. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.

£13 - £15
Draycote Water - 10K - August
AUG11
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South Coast Run
Seaford, South East, United Kingdom

The South Coast Half Marathon, 10K and 5K take place in and around the town of Seaford in East Sussex.

The course is lapped and takes in the scenic views from the seafront.

The event is aimed at all abilities, whether you are a beginner, experienced or professional in running the race guarantees large crowds to cheer you along!

If the Half Marathon is not for you then the South Coast 10K or the 5K take place on the same day, over the same course.

Chip timed event.

£15 - £25
South Coast Run
AUG18
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Regent’s Park - 5K & 10K - August
London, London, United Kingdom

This is race five of this six race series, run totally within the Park - an outstanding location within the heart of London, mainly flat with slight undulations. Races will be the first Sunday in each month, April to September. All abilities welcome.

£15 - £18
Regent’s Park - 5K & 10K - August
AUG18
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The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k
Clacton-on-Sea, East of England, United Kingdom

The Clacton Half Marathon and 10k returns to Clacton and is held as part of the Clacton Carnival. The Half Marathon is a flat out and back course along the seafront and is ideally suited to runners of all standards.

If the Half Marathon isn't quite your distance then why not try the Clacton 10k? A fast and flat 10k along the seafront which will suit runners new to the 10k distance or those hoping for a fast time.

The Clacton Carnival Golden Mile Fun Run should appeal to sprinters of all ages, sizes and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat 1 Mile course.

Bespoke medals and finish line goodies are on offer to all finishers.

£3 - £22
The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k
AUG18
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Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon! Come and run the inaugural event at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday 18th August 2019 and take the opportunity to race around this unique location!

£10 - £24
Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
AUG18
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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 to the race will also secure you free family admission to Mount Ephraim Gardens - the beautiful country estate that has been owned by the Dawes family for over 300 years.

Visitors to the Edwardian Gardens will enjoy a captivating experience with breathtaking views of the Kent countryside.

£15 - £17
The Mount Ephraim 10K
AUG21
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Chase the Sun Wimbledon - August
London, London, United Kingdom

Join us at the common and run either 5k or 10k and race round the course before the sun goes down. Starting at 7pm, you can either play it safe and race around a quick 5k or take on a full 10k before the sun sets. Check out our calendar for a full list of Chase the Sun events this summer.

Run through the picturesque Wimbledon Common; this flat trail course is the perfect way to spend a summers evening!

£21
Chase the Sun Wimbledon - August
AUG22
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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 perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

£6 - £18
Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
AUG24
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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 the North Somerset coast near Bristol. With amazing views over the Bristol Channel, out to Wales and of the Severn Bridge Crossings, watch as the ships pass within metres of the Events Village, such an amazing backdrop to what is fast becoming an event you dont want to miss.

With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 childrens races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.

Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's The Goonies, a true classic!

Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.

Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, youll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, thats what running is all about.

We cant wait to see you in August, its going to be epic!

£3.99 - £59.99
The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead
AUG24
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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, prosecco and much, much more, it's the rootin'est tootin'est family event of the summer!

£15 - £31
Wild West Beer Bonanza 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
AUG25
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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 chip timed for you to view after the race. As one of the London 2012 Olympic venues you cant help but feel inspired to give it your all on this course as we are there to cheer you all the way round to the finish!

The Lee Valley VeloPark series returns, offering you a chance to run a Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10k, 5k or Mile on this unique one mile Moto GP styled circuit. We also have a free kids mile for you to bring any young ones along with you and make a day of it.

Free - £22
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – August
AUG25
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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 in films and the looped circuit including tracks, grass paths, woods, lakes, a short road section and two small hills passes in front of the main house with spectacular views, if you've got time to look.

100% of the money raised goes to charity (this year the Ufton Court educational trust for disadvantaged children) so running numbers won't be sent out beforehand and should be collected from registration on the day.

Unique medal for all finishers plus category medals, chip timing, km markers, water stations, ample free parking, race village, water and refreshments all on site.

£16
Englefield Run 10K
AUG28
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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 play it safe and fly round the 5k to finish before sunset or go for the extra challenge of the 10k.

£21
Chase the Sun Brixton - August
AUG29
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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 a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
AUG31
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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. Theres a few hills but they make it more fun! There's the option of 5k or 10k. Super fun, friendly and beautiful surroundings!

£16
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 12
SEP1
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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 undulating road race which starts and finishes at the Memorial Hall in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. Also 3k fun run.

A 10K run through the picturesque village of Bovingdon and surrounding villages and countryside. The terrain is undulating but the scenery is beautiful. The majority of the race is run on roads although there is a footpath just after the start.

£12 - £14
Bovingdon Parish 10k
SEP1
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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 with BLUE to launch a run with a twist: 200 runners will work together to achieve a shared goal of 1000 miles on one track, on one day, and most importantly, raise 100,000 for BLUE.

Sign up now to a 5k, 10k or half marathon and help protect a piece of the ocean on home surf!

£45
Onetrack1000
SEP1
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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 London.

So get ready for this event. We will make sure your experience from start to finish is one to remember and don't forget to tell friends, family and colleagues to come along and be part of the day. Kew Green is ideal for spectating, enjoying a picnic and soaking up the atmosphere! We hope to see you there.

£20 - £28
The Kew & Richmond 10k Riverside Run
SEP1
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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 summer series is great for new and experienced runners to get involved (with only a few small hills). Come for the finisher's medal and goodies.

£17 - £19
Regent's Park, Royal Parks - 10K - September
SEP1
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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 Cancer Research UK by pounding the pavement for this event.

The 5k Fun Run is popular with families and fundraisers alike. The run is organised by Bridgwater and District Friends of Cancer Research UK and Bridgwater's own Ramblers Carnival Club.

£8 - £20.50
Bridgwater Half Marathon
SEP7
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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 and fields awaits. A fairly level course should make it pretty fast for you P.B. seekers; although we may not be able to resist sending you up and over our few rare fenland hills! Each participant receives a GoFeral medal.

Fun Run also available on the day at 11am, 5 for children aged 5+, to be accompanied by a non-fee paying adult up to 11 years old.

£15
GoFeral 10K Trail Run, Endurance, Fun Run - September
SEP7
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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 personal best or simply aiming to complete the course - and our brilliant race day atmosphere, souvenir medals and goody bags will make it a race to remember!

£16 - £18
QE Olympic Park - 10K - September
SEP7
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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 great event. Take on the ups and downs of Crystal Palace Park. Running around the stunning venue, join us to challenge yourself and meet a load of great people, make new friends and get your Fix Addiction!

£17 - £32.50
Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon

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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