5k Runs in North West

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JUL21
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Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July

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
JUL25
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Run Media City – July

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
JUL28
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July

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
OCT5
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Run Aintree - October

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, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

£18 - £26
Run Aintree - October
OCT19
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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if that's not enough run, back down again. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

£8 - £18
King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
OCT26
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Glow In The Park – Manchester

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance/walk/jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

It's even more fun in a group! Book for 4 or more people for the reduced rate!

Location: Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW

£18 - £35
Glow In The Park – Manchester
NOV10
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November

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.

£20 - £24
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November
DEC15
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Run Aintree - December

Join us for the final chance to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon in 2019 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, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

£18 - £26
Run Aintree - December
JUN23
Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k

This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002.

It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities. The updated route was first used in 2015.

There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family.

This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!

£4.20 - £9.30
Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k
JUN23
RunFest Wales

RunFest Wales really is a festival of Personal Bests, set along the promenade at the seaside town of Rhyl. Each race distance is designed with one thing in mind, helping you achieve your goals, so if your a club runner or a fun runner you can be sure of a good time.

$14 - $32
RunFest Wales
JUN27
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Run Media City – June

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.

Each kilometre will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to encourage you on your way to the finish line. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

The race involves laps, the course is flat and quick. There will be 2 lap for the 5k, 4 laps for the 10k.

£20
Run Media City – June
JUN30
Dog Jog – Manchester

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

£5 - £13.50
Dog Jog – Manchester
JUN30
Lymm Festival Trail Races

Whether you are an accomplished runner or a relative beginner; a supporter of a whizzy kid, or just looking for the heart of your community and the perfect picnic venue The Lymm Trail Races is the place to be.

The Lymm Festival Trail Races offer a kids fun run, a 5K and a 10K race, all based at the lovely site that is Lymm High School. A lap around the playing field for the fun run then extends into the woods of Helsdale and Spud Wood for the 5K and 10K races.

£3 - £10
Lymm Festival Trail Races
JUL4
King of the Hill – July

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and ride or run to the top. About 3 miles, or 5 kilometers. lets just call it a long climb. The route follows the Kirklees Way, onto the Pennine Way, out onto the road at the top.

The new KotH 10K, this is just as simple, run up the hill, run down the hill, so choose to run or ride the 5k or run 10k.

£20
King of the Hill – July
JUL4
Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 1

Huddersfield 5k Park Series are new weekly 5k races run in July at the stunning Greenhead Park. The popular weekend parkrun regularly has 600 plus runners, so its the perfect venue to organise an accurately measured, UKA licensed, live chip timed 5k event series. The park itself is very easy to get to via the M62, or by bus or rail from all areas of the North West.

£8 - £10
Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 1
JUL7
Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride
Merseyside, United Kingdom

Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride is a non competitive bike ride which covers a range of distances from 5 miles to 100 miles, for all the family and abilities depending on the chosen route. Many riders start outside the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool, which offers a unique opportunity to ride approximately 2.5 miles through the Tunnel under the river Mersey, traffic free (courtesy of Merseytravel). Depending on the route chosen, riders can also start from a lively event site at the Countess of Chester Health Park.

£24 - £28
Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride
JUL11
Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race

The 2nd running of this fund-raising 8.5k hill race, with a total ascent of 402m, from Saddleworth Rangers clubhouse, Greenfield, Greater Manchester. The route is mostly off road and covers narrow paths and uneven terrain, with steep, grassy climbs and descents. Junior Races are also available.

£5
Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race
JUL27
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2

Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

In conjunction with this tweak, Ive decided to also launch a new era for course records. The Sizzlers hold amazing, nationally ranking 5k records (thats how fast the course is)but several are reasonably out of reach so to give you a new impetus well bank the current ones and begin a new era with last years fastest times.

£6 - £10
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2
JUL31
Wirral Seaside 5K Run - Race 5

Wirral Seaside Runs is a series of six races of 5 km, organised by Pensby Runners. The runs are held monthly from March to August each year. All races are online entry only and numbers can be collected on the day from Leasowe Lighthouse. There is ample free parking available.

£5 - £7
Wirral Seaside 5K Run - Race 5
AUG8
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4

Welcome to the 2019 Sale Sizzlers 4 x 5k. The dates are Thursdays 7.30pm on June 27th, July 11th & 25th and August 8th. Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

£6 - £8
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4

What you need to know about 5k Runs

A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.

Find local 5k running races

There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.

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