5k Runs in Scotland

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JUL25
Registration Perks
The Prince Bishop's Durham City Run

TAKE ON THE HISTORIC STREETS OF DURHAM FOR A MIDSUMMER EVENING OF RACING IN THE PRINCE BISHOPS DURHAM CITY RUN.

New and improved for 2019, two races and one unforgettable finish! The World Heritage Site provides the stunning backdrop to this exciting event that chases through the narrow cobbled streets and along the beautiful River Wear with the imposing 900 year old Cathedral always beckoning. There can hardly be a more spectacular setting for a Summer Night of racing and fun. Tell me more, tell me more!

£13 - £24
The Prince Bishop's Durham City Run
JUN23
Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon
New Herrington, North East, United Kingdom

Part of the 2018 Urban Trails series of races by Trail Outlaws.The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in beautiful trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, with great views along the river and its broad range of wildlife and wildfowl, before the fabulous finish on Penshaw Monument itself.

We are sure you will agree, the finish and the bling with be worth the challenge. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race.

This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington Country Park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.

£30 - £32
Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon
JUN24
Anita Nott Women Only Run
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

The Anita Nott Memorial Run is a women-only 5K run through Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Anita was a member of Heaton Harriers for a number of years. Anita raced in all disciplines from cross country to road and track and produced some outstanding results. As well as regularly racing for the club and being amongst one of our top performing ladies (winning the Davidson Shield on a number of occasions and the local 5k Sunshine run) she also immersed herself in the organization of club events and also supported many of our younger runners who were just starting out.

This tremendous support and enthusiasm for the club and its members and a real love for running was evident in all that Anita did. Anita never made excuses as to why she couldnt do something she just got out and did it. She was very keen to promote veteran running and as such welcomed generous prize structures in local races that highlighted the strength in depth of the veteran field. For this reason, we have an extensive prize list for our womens only race to encourage everyone to take part and remember not only why we run but show everyone just how well we do it!

Anita tragically lost her life in September 2006 whilst out on a training run. As a club we were heartbroken to lose such an amazing person and as such decided to dedicate our womens only run to her name. This race has been well supported over the years. Anita was very keen to see women getting involved in running and would have welcomed all abilities taking part in the event.

We ask that you come and support our event and remember a great athlete! This could be the start of your athletic journey!

£7 - £9
Anita Nott Women Only Run
JUN30
Registration Perks
The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival

We welcome participants of all ages and abilities from the community and strive to meet the needs of everyone involved. We always provide free places for carers and where possible provide accessible parking opportunities. Any profits made from our activities are reinvested into the business each year to keep running costs down to a minimum wherever possible. We encourage volunteering with us to develop work experience, learn new skills and make new friends.

£5 - £22
The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival
JUN30
Lambton 10K
Houghton le Spring, North East, United Kingdom

This annual event from Foundation of Light, set in the exclusive, beautiful and private Lambton Estate thats not normally accessible to the public, is growing in popularity and is perfectly timed for those training towards the Great North Run.

£10 - £18
Lambton 10K
JUL14
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

This is a race suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. In the event site there will be activities and stalls for all the family.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Newcastle
JUL27
Dog Jog – Glasgow

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 – Glasgow
JUL27
Big Fun Run Glasgow

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

£14 - £16.25
Big Fun Run Glasgow
JUL28
Dog Jog – Edinburgh

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 – Edinburgh
JUL28
Big Fun Run Edinburgh

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

This event takes place in Holyrood Park, which has an array of hills and lochs and provides a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape.

£11.50 - £13.50
Big Fun Run Edinburgh
AUG10
Try on the Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

There is something for everyone, those beginning their Triathlon journey, the Duathlon die-hards, pb chasing runners as well as those just looking for a fun and atmospheric event to do with friends and family in a stunning location. All events are chip timed and all finishers will receive a t-shirt, medal and goody bag.

£8 - £48
Try on the Tyne
AUG17
The River Spey 10k Whisky Swim

The River Spey is a river in the northeast of Scotland. It is the ninth longest river in the United Kingdom, as well as the third longest and fastest-flowing river in Scotland. It is important for salmon fishing and whisky production. This is an unique swim which takes swimmers through the RSPB Insh Marshes nature reserve.

£40 - £65
The River Spey 10k Whisky Swim
AUG18
Coll Half Marathon
Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Coll Half Marathon has become an important annual event on the Isle of Coll, with most of the locals involved in running this very popular day All on an entirely voluntary basis. Many runners return each year, not just to challenge themselves as they enjoy the stunning views on this beautiful island, but also to have a fabulous Coll weekend!

£25
Coll Half Marathon
AUG21
Quayside 5k

The race will be used as the Gateshead Harriers & AC Club Road Championship and will be used as part of the selection process for the Northern 6-Stage Road Relays Championships with the first male and female Gateshead Harriers being awarded The David Mount Cup named after our former Chairman.

And yes the rumours are true there will be 2 races this year due to high demand.. and safety.

£15 - £17
Quayside 5k
AUG24
Killin 10K & 5K

The 'Tay Fitness Killin 10K and 5K' returns and will introducing a new 5K route this year, the event has something for everyone. It takes place in the picturesque village of Killin and is open to people of all fitness levels aged 15 years and older.

£5 - £18
Killin 10K & 5K
SEP7
Ben Nevis Race

A race up and down Britain's highest mountain - at 4406 feet. The Ben Race has been variously described with superlatives - oldest race, toughest race, most iconic race, the supreme test of fitness, etc etc - and whilst these claims are open to challenge, and the race is certainly not for the unfit or faint-hearted, the Ben Nevis Race Association will always defend its status as a very special event, and it is spoken of by participants with awe - and enjoyment. It has been held on the first Saturday in September every year since 1951, bar one, when the elements won.

£26 - £28
Ben Nevis Race
SEP8
Tom’s Cairn Trail Race

The Tom's Cairn 10K Trail Race was first organised in 2016 by members of the Parent Council for Finzean School and Ballogie Nursery.

The 10K starts and finishes at Birse and Feughside Church (with the kind agreement of the congregation and Minister) where there is access to parking, registration space and toilets. The 5K starts at the Church, down the hill and onto the Estate tracks into the woods. After deviating from the 10K route the 5K runners pass the small settlement of Turfgate and onto a small undulating path with glimpses of the hills through the trees.

£5 - £10
Tom’s Cairn Trail Race
SEP20
Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™
Kinlochleven, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra features remote Scottish glens, technical single track, airy ridges, & high mountain passes. Truly, this course is for the boldest all-round ultra-runners. In keeping with the ethos of the Salomon Skyline Scotland races, this route is very challenging with considerable height gain, great variability in the terrain including river crossings, and an airy traverse of one of Scotlands most famous ridges, the Crn Mr Dearg Arte, leading to the summit of Ben Nevis.

£90
Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™
OCT6
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. With spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience its no wonder it was voted in the top 10 UK marathons by Runners World readers in 2016 and is on the bucket list for many runners from around the world.

Breathtakingly beautiful, friendly atmosphere, flawless organisation, felt like a festival not just a race are just some of the comments we had from our runners in 2016 so why not come and experience it for yourself?

The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands.

Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends? Theres plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a free Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, live music, kids activities and a Wee Nessie for under-5s.

£5 - £57
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
DEC1
Christmas Cracker 5k
Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom

If you have entered we would like to thank you for entering your the jogscotland Christmas Cracker and Childrens Santa Dash taking place at Broadwood Stadium on Sunday 1st December 2019. The event is delivered by North Lanarkshire Leisure and is part of the jogscotland challenge series. The route is almost flat and a fast course with only a few inclines.

£3.50
Christmas Cracker 5k
AUG28
South Shields Summer Trail Series - Race 5
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The run is held once per month & has a friendly community feel with a competitive spirit. All abilities of runner are welcome to take part, especially if youre new to trail running! The course includes everything you want in a trail run challenging hills, exciting descents and great views at the top. Join us for a drink after the run in the White Horse Pub.

Coming Soon
South Shields Summer Trail Series - Race 5
OCT26
Lakeland Trails, Helvellyn

Starting and finishing at Jenkins Field (CA11 OUS), on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the NEW! 5km Helvellyn Sport Trail, 10km Helvellyn Trail Run, 15km Helvellyn Trail Race and 15km Helvellyn Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running but can be tricky in places.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

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Lakeland Trails, Helvellyn

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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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