5k Runs in South West

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JUL4
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Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park

After our inagurual year last year, we are pleased to have this event firmly back on the calendar with headline sponsors, Macbeths Insurance supporting us and you every step of the way.

Beale Park and the surrounding area really is a stunning location for an evening run - with parts of the course near the Thames and others through the woods. One not to miss.

£5 - £19
Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park
JUL11
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Dinton 5km + 10km - July

This series back for the EIGHTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities.

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

The course follow a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

£13 - £19
Dinton 5km + 10km - July
JUL21
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Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July

The Frome Half Marathon 2019 will be held on the 21st July. All races start at the Frome Town Football Ground at 10:00 am and make their way through the streets of the town and surrounding countryside returning through the Town centre to the Frome Town football Ground for the finish line. Sign up now to guarantee your place!

£5 - £25
Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July
AUG8
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Dinton 5km + 10km - August

This series back for the EIGHTH year has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities.

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

The course follow a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

£13 - £19
Dinton 5km + 10km - August
AUG24
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The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead

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
SEP1
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Bridgwater Half Marathon

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
SEP15
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Purbeck Running Festival

Nice Work are pleased to be helping stage the 2019 Purbeck Outdoor Weekend including the Purbeck Running Festival.

NEW for 2019 In addition to the Purbeck Marathon and 16 Mile race, we are pleased to be adding three more events to the weekend. For the first time there will be a choice of Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, 10k and 5k!

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast has spectacular history, landscapes and views and has been home to The Purbeck Marathon for the last three years and now we have The Purbeck 16! A step up from a half marathon with the same fantastic scenery and big hills!

Taking place on the 14th September this series of events brings runners from all over the region.

The courses are challenging however the scenic routes make it all worth while!

£10 - £50
Purbeck Running Festival
SEP22
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£21 - £32
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
OCT27
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Kiwi Trail Run

Starting on the edge of Salisbury plain, near to Bulford camp, in the shadow of the kiwi, this Half, 10 km and 5 km multi-terrain trail run to include, track, trail, and a little bit of woodland mostly flat.

All routes will start at the old carter barracks.

£12.50 - £27.50
Kiwi Trail Run
NOV9
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Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

£15 - £22
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)
NOV9
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Glow in the Park – Exeter

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: Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

£16 - £35
Glow in the Park – Exeter
NOV10
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Beyond New Forest Trail
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

The New Forest is an area of southern England that includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heath-land, forest trails and native ponies.

What better place to experience trail running, regardless of experience, we actively encourage new runners to our events and with no cut offs all you need do is worry about being ready for the event.

£15
Beyond New Forest Trail
DEC8
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£21
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December
JUN22
Misbourne 5k Trail Race
Great Missenden, South East, United Kingdom

An undulating multi terrain 5k and 10k in the countryside and woods behind The Misbourne School, five minutes from the A413. The course consists primarily of footpaths and bridleways with a very small section of road at the beginning and end of the race. The race finishes on the school playing field. It includes some ascents and descents. Run under UK Athletics rules. In line with the Trail Association health and safety recommendations.

£12
Misbourne 5k Trail Race
JUN22
Rainbow Run Exeter

Exeters Rainbow Run is the brightest sponsored 5k around. Walk, jog or run your way through colour bursts of powder paint and raise money for Childrens Hospice South West! Anyone aged 5 years and over can join the fun, so gather your friends, family or colleagues! Turn up in your white T-shirt and leave with a big smile, happy memories and covered in every colour of the rainbow!

£12 - £20
Rainbow Run Exeter
JUN22
The Gurkha Doko Challenge

Can you take on The Gurkha Doko Challenge?

Have you got what it takes to match the bravest of the brave?

Based on the traditional Gurkha Recruitment Doko race, this challenge sees a 5km run carrying a traditional Doko basket weighing either 5kg, 10kg or 15kg with a time to beat of 46 minutes- are you up for it?

Fundraising
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The fundraising target for The Gurkha Doko Challenge is 150 per person.

£20 - £25
The Gurkha Doko Challenge
JUN23
Rainbow Run - Newquay

Newquays Rainbow Run is the brightest sponsored 5k around. Walk, jog or run your way through colour bursts of powder paint and raise money for Childrens Hospice South West! Anyone aged 5 years and over can join the fun, so gather your friends, family or colleagues! Turn up in your white T-shirt and leave with a big smile, happy memories and covered in every colour of the rainbow!

£12 - £20
Rainbow Run - Newquay
JUN25
The ROC 5k Charity Fun Run

The annual ROC 5K (3 mile) Charity Fun Run will take place after work on Tuesday 26 June 2018 starting and finishing at Lemon Quay, Truro. This is the fifth year of the run and it raised just over 15,000 last year. We will be raising funds again for the ROC Wellbeing Social Club in Truro and for IT equipment for the Chapel, Wheal Busy near Chasewater.

£15
The ROC 5k Charity Fun Run
JUN29
Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon & 10K

Run The Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon, 10K or 5K and take on the challenge of beautiful undulating miles set along Britain's oldest path. Race or run part of the historical ancient trail walked by soldiers and herdsman 5000 years ago. Experience the mystical Alfred's Castle and classical Ashdown House set within the beautiful countryside of the Wiltshire Downs. A trail run not to missed.

£23
Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon & 10K
JUN29
Bracknell Samaritans Run

We are proud and excited to bring you the annual Bracknell Samaritans Run returning to Easthampstead Park Community School. This very popular local run is an important fundraising event for the local Samaritans Branch, based in Bracknell. The Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & District Samaritans Branch organises this amazing running event for the local community every year and all profits raised directly benefit the local branch. Samaritans offer a confidential listening service to those having thoughts of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Our local branch is fully operated by local volunteers and offers support to our callers 365 days per year.

£11 - £17
Bracknell Samaritans Run
JUL6
Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K
Newport Pagnell, South East, United Kingdom

Finishing touches have been made to this fantastic and exciting new running event. Heading out of the Newport Pagnell Carnival and in front of around 8000 spectators lining the fully closed streets of the Town. There will be different waves depending on your selected 5K estimated pace, with a family run also included. Everyone will of course receive one of our fantastic medals, and a free entry to the carnival show, making this not only a great race, run or jog but a fab day out.

£20
Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K
JUL7
Burfold Bolt

Beautiful & scenic challenging 10k in and around Marlow Bottom taking in the rolling hills and predominately off road. Medals, Goody bags, refreshments/food, massage all available. For competitive runners we are also UKA accredited.

£14.50 - £20
Burfold Bolt
JUL7
Tarrant Valley 10
Tarrant Monkton, South West, United Kingdom

The Tarrant Valley 10 comprises a multi-terrain 10km race and a separate 1-mile children's race, hosted by the village of Tarrant Monkton, set entirely within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both races start and finish in front of The Langton Arms pub right in the heart of the village.

The 10km race begins on tarmac roads but, after the first kilometer and a challenging ascent into Hogstock Coppice, the course continues on well-surfaced bridleways and farm tracks. Relatively flat through Sing Close, Long Row, and Calcott's Coppices, half-way is reached at Six Cross Ways in Chetterwood. Past Strawberry Coppice and a gentle climb to Launceston Wood, the course then opens out to deliver a quite spectacular view over the North Dorset countryside. An exciting 800m descent on Common Drove leads to the road once again and a 600m sprint through the village to the finish. Approximately half of the race is in shade.

£10 - £12
Tarrant Valley 10
JUL9
The Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 4

The Absolute Gosport 5k Summer Series returns to the south coast after another fantastic year in 2016. This fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course is ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is race three of the five race series, with the final race in the series on September 9th. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three or four race season ticket.

Medals for all finishers plus prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories 1 to 7 plus a special series prize for the 1st male and female. Series points based on best three results.

Children's 1k sprint at each race at 7.15.

The race series is managed by Nice Work on behalf of Absolute Running

£10 - £12
The Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 4
JUL14
Brean Down Challenge 5/10k
Burnham-on-Sea, South West, United Kingdom

This multi-terrain 5/10k will start from near the foot of Brean Down, ascending straight into the steep hill to the top. You will then be taken up and over the challenging undulating hills with a gradual descent to the fort which is the turnaround point. The route will then take you along the adjacent side and back down to the finish. The 10k runners will then take on this enduring route for the 2nd time. There will be a halfway water/feed station just past the 5k point.

The route will again be marked out with run route sign signs and orange/yellow waymarker flags throughout the course, ensuring that Brean Down is preserved and not damaged in any way.

£13 - £17
Brean Down Challenge 5/10k
JUL14
Race for Life 5K – Taunton

The Taunton route runs through the picturesque Longrun Meadow taking in views across Taunton. The route has a mixed terrain with gentle slopes but is mainly on gravel paths. There are lots of opportunities for supporters to cheer on their loved ones and the whole event has a fantastic atmosphere.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Taunton

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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