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    Manuptocancer Beacon Park 5k/10k
    Sat 27th Apr
    £5 - £15
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    Manuptocancer Beacon Park 5k/10k

    Unnamed Road, Lichfield WS13 7AG, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Please join us for our series of 5k and 10K runs that will take place in 2019 all over the Midlands. We are organizing these events to raise money for male types of cancers including prostate and testicular cancer.

    Men and women, all ages welcome. A small 1k run will be set up for children under the age of 8.

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    CHASEWATER COUNTRY PARK 5K/10K
    Sun 19th May
    £5 - £15
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    CHASEWATER COUNTRY PARK 5K/10K

    Chasewater Country Park, Burntwood, Walsall WS8 7NL, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Please join us for our series of 5k and 10K runs that will take place in 2019 all over the Midlands. We are organising these events to raise money for male types of cancers including prostate and testicular cancer.

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    Walsall Aboretum 5k & 10k Run
    Mon 24th Jun
    £5 - £15
    2 reviews
    Details

    Walsall Aboretum 5k & 10k Run

    109 Lichfield St, Walsall WS1 1SZ, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    5K & 10K run to raise money for prostate cancer. Men and women, all ages welcome, refreshments on site and facilities of the park available. FREE Manuptocancer T-Shirt.

    There will be a published finishing order, certificates, Manuptocancer T-Shirt and a small prize for 1st in each category.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      I had not been before, I was worried about the route, but the marshalls were brilliant.Great race, me and the team will do it next year.Neil
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      Sunny, hot day but mostly under trees and shaded
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    Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July
    Sun 14th Jul
    £13 - £15
    8 reviews
    Details

    Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July

    Rugby, UKView event
    8 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

    You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the Water towards a glorious home straight, where we'll be waiting with a finishers' medal, goody bag and a souvenir item of training kit - anything from a technical t-shirt to cold weather headgear.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      A really nice summer route that is mostly flat. We were lucky enough that the weather was perfect for the 7am run. There was a great turnout for an (almost full) loop around the reservoir. Unfortunately DPD had let the race organisers down and the t-shirts hadn't arrived but I organised for mine to be sent on. The medal is a nice medal and the goodie bag had water, chocolate and haribo in what more could you want before heading to Parkrun.Overall great little summer route that I would definately consider doing again next year.
    • Did the event in 2018

      The concept is simple, a 7 km race at 07:00 (and if you're up for it another at 19:00 \ 07:00 pm) on the 7th day of the 7th month at Severn Trent's Draycote water. Hence Seven @ Severn.This year it was a warm Saturday morning, and a great turnout for the 07:00 race. 341 runners. The Race Organiser has a well established routine at it's Draycote races. So turn-up, park, pick-up race number, warm-up, run, collect medal etc.I've done a few races at Draycote now, and there was a special feeling about this 07:00 race, no doubt helped by the sun, the temperature etc.The course is a partial lap of the reservoir, so there's a short walk from event HQ to the start and then the familiar lap. There was a drinks station part way round, water from cups. And drinks available at the end. A nice medal in the shape of a 7 (what else). Unfortuantely DPD had let the organsiers down and there were no tees at the morning race, but I collected mine in the evening and I understand that they were prepared to send to people who left their address.For those who've never been, there's plenty of parking and toilets at the visitor centre which also has a restaurant. There's also a playground suitable for younger kids if they want to tag along.
    • Did the event in 2018

      This is the second year that I’ve run both races i.e. the 7am and the 7pm race.The field was larger, this year, owing to the fact that the 7/7 was a Saturday. There is very little to criticise about this event. The organisation is excellent. The venue is picturesque, with a slightly undulating route. The medals are excellent quality and the t shirts are decent enough.I really enjoy this race and look forward to next year!
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    Race for Life 5k & 10k – Birmingham Cannon Hill
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5k & 10k – Birmingham Cannon Hill

    1 The Russells, Birmingham B13 8RT, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

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    10k Baggeridge
    Sun 28th Apr
    £12 - £17
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    10k Baggeridge

    Baggeridge Country Park, 117 Attingham Dr, Dudley DY3 4HB, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Hi, welcome to Kickass Endurance. 2019 will see the Weston Park 10k trail Run at Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard TF11 8LE return for the 6th year and growing in numbers year on year with a field of over 500 in 2018. The date is set for Sunday November 24th 2019 for the memorable 10k alongside the new 5k, with prizes at the finish line, chip timing through Stu Web and all results will be submitted to Run Britain website and Kickass Facebook once the results are finalised, remember we sold out fast last year so dont delay!

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    Sunrise City 5k Birmingham
    £15
    1 review
    Details

    Sunrise City 5k Birmingham

    236-238 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HG, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Starting and finishing in front of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the iconic Library building, the route initially takes you out into the City Centre and past landmarks including the Cathedral and Victoria Square.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      A well organised and friendly event. It is not a closed road event but is held nice and early as the name suggests to most road traffic and pedestrian traffic is avoided!

      The T-Shirt and medal are great quality and very appealing to the eye also which is always a great bonus. As a local I will attend this event again and would happily recommend to any other runners looking for a 5K in Birmingham.

      There is a friendly warm up hosted by the organisers at the start and a nice welcome by them at the finish line also. This was a fast course with only two slight inclines and I was able to PB!

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    Knowle Fun Run
    Sun 19th May
    £15
    1 review
    Details

    Knowle Fun Run

    Arden Academy, Station Rd, Knowle, Solihull B93 0PT, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to our charity fundraising Fun Run!

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      The 34th running of this event. Great idea this year extending the run for the first time from 5 miles to 10K. Excellent event as in previous years. The support from the community was as impressive as anywhere. Thank you to organisers, marshals and all who helped make it once again such a great occasion. Look forward to the 35th!
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    Race for Life – Solihull
    Sun 16th Jun
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life – Solihull

    Malvern Park Ave, Solihull B91, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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    Wythall Hollywood Fun Run
    Sun 23rd Jun
    Free - £15
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    Wythall Hollywood Fun Run

    Wythall House, Silver St, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6LZ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    There will be three races available for you to enter, either the less arduous 1.5Km race, fun for all the family or the more ambitious 10Km and 5Km races* (were closing the roads for your added safety) for the more seasoned runners. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Sutton Coldfield
    Sun 23rd Jun
    Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Sutton Coldfield

    Thornhill Rd, Sutton Coldfield B74 3EW, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is a course suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Redditch
    Sun 9th Jun
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Redditch

    Arrow Valley country park, Battens Dr, Redditch B98 0LJ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is a race suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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    Race for Life 5K – Wolverhampton
    Sun 16th Jun
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K – Wolverhampton

    West Park, Park Rd W, Wolverhampton WV1 4PH, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of the hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is beating cancer.

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    Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Birmingham
    Sat 13th Jul
    £10 - £19.99
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    Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Birmingham

    Cofton Park, Northfield, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8UN, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Race for Life Pretty Muddy is our brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends, and raise valuable funds for beating cancer.

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    Race for Life 5K – Dudley
    Sun 7th Jul
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K – Dudley

    Himley Hall, Himley, Dudley DY3 4DF, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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    £5 - £13.50
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    Dog Jog – Birmingham

    Queen's Ride, Birmingham B5, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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!

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    The Big Fun Run Birmingham
    £14 - £16.25
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    The Big Fun Run Birmingham

    Cannon Hill Park, Russell Rd, Birmingham B13 8RD, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Gate Gallop
    Sun 30th Jun
    £3 - £14
    1 review
    Details

    Gate Gallop

    Brindley Dr, Tamworth B77 3QH, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    It is an off road, traffic free event organised by the Peel Road Runners and is part of the Burton District Summer League. Offering a childrens run, a 4.4k fun run (ages 9 and above) and a 10k Race (ages 15 and over) it has something for all the family. The event has been run for over 25 years raising an amazing 100,000 for St Giles Hospice and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Peel Road Runners and all of the Gate Gallop entrants for their continued support!

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      second time doing this as it’s not every race you get a next bag with aftershave for the boys and perfume for the girls! Not sure whether they mean we stink when we are done tho
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    Race For Life 5K & 10K – Coventry & Warwickshire
    Sun 30th Jun
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race For Life 5K & 10K – Coventry & Warwickshire

    Unnamed Road, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is a race suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer

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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Telford
    Sun 2nd Jun
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Telford

    Telford Town Park, Telford, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Take up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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    Runforjoel Colour Blast
    Sun 8th Sep
    £5 - £15
    Details

    Runforjoel Colour Blast

    Sandwell Valley Country Park, Salter's Ln, West Bromwich B71 4BG, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us on Sunday 9th Sept to take part in a 5K Competitive Race or a 3K Fun Run for all ages and abilities at Sandwell Valley Country Park. This year we have added the option for all runners to join in the fun at our Colour Blast Party.

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    Coventry Northbrook 10K
    £13 - £17
    2 reviews
    Details

    Coventry Northbrook 10K

    Ringway Rudge, Coventry CV1 3LD, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    An undulating course through mainly rolling country lanes, offering a challenge to runners of all standards. Plus 2k Children's Fun Run.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      This was only my second time of running this popular 10k race. There was a large turnout despite the very hot weather. This race forms part of the Warwickshire Road Race League and so is very popular with all of the local clubs.The course remained the same undulating, rural route. The course has an uphill start and the the first 6k is mainly in an upward direction! However, the last 4K is largely downhill and makes for a fast finish under normal conditions. This year was even hotter than last year but plenty of water was available.A quality bespoke medal and commemorative mug were awarded upon completion. A quality event!
    • Did the event in 2017

      This was part of the Warwickshire Road Race League series. The organisation was excellent. The race had about 650 starters, with a large contingent of local clubs.There was an uphill start which went on for the first kilometre. The course itself was very undulating but was set firmly in the Warwickshire countryside. The weather was very hot with little opportunity for shade on the course. However, water stations were plentiful and well manned.At the finish of the race we were given a goody bag with a medal, a mug, water and a flapjack. As challenging as the course is, I would do this race again.
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Rugby
    Sat 22nd Jun
    £10 - £14.99
    Details

    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Rugby

    Draycote Water, Draycote Water, Rugby CV23, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Worcester
    Sun 14th Jul
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Worcester

    Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

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    Mencap Birmingham Sutton Park 5K &10K
    Sat 5th Oct
    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    £5 - £30
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    Mencap Birmingham Sutton Park 5K &10K

    Jamboree Stone, Thornhill Rd, Sutton Coldfield B74 3EW, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres for Mencap you're tackling the inequalities faced by people with a learning disability head on. Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, it's the money you raise that improves lives and fights for a future where everyone is valued equally, listened to and included.

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    The Big Fun Run series – Coventry
    £14 - £16.25
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    The Big Fun Run series – Coventry

    War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Rd, Coventry CV3 6PT, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Worcester City Half Marathon & 10K
    Sat 14th Sep
    £8 - £33
    11 reviews
    Details

    Worcester City Half Marathon & 10K

    Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ, UKView event
    11 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Worcester City Runs Weekend returns with a brand new event on the evening of Saturday 14th September. Worcester City 1, 2, 3 will see runners take on a 1km loop in the city centre, you choose how many laps you want to complete! Run with you kids, friends, family or just set yourself a target time! The 10K and Half Marathon will be taking place on the morning of Sunday 15th September. Come and be part of 5000 runners taking part across the weekend!

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Not a lot to add to my previous reviews of this one! This is one of my favourite races - well organised with a good route, excellent marshals, and great support throughout. Goodie bags, t-shirts & medals are always excellent, and it's one I'll do every year & would recommend to anyone. Love it!
    • Did the event in 2018

      Almost a "local" race for me. Only 20 odd miles up the road! The day was really well organised and got to see friends from many different running clubs.

      The course is described as flat and fast, however there are plenty of twists and turns so you will never get bored! It's a great PB course and the scenery amongst the riverside is lovely. The crowd are really encouraging and the volunteers are first class.

      Lastly, the goody bag is well worth waiting for. For the more adventurous amongst you, there is also the option for a half marathon route.

    • Did the event in 2018

      I actually did the half marathon and it is the second time I have completed it. I love this race. It is well organised, the start is easy to get to with plenty of loos and a big bag storage room. The course is a mixture of city and countryside which was perfect, very picturesque and very well supported. The goody bag at the end was great as well. I would definitely recommend this to anybody and I will back again next year.
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    Apley Estate Autumn Challenge
    Sun 29th Sep
    £13 - £24
    1 review
    Details

    Apley Estate Autumn Challenge

    21 Cheswardine Ln, Norton, Shifnal TF11 9EQ, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    5k, 10k and 21k multi-terrain running event within the private grounds of Apley Estate.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      Really tough race but beautiful scenery and superbly marshalled. Nice medal and t-shirt and friendly post race atmosphere. The distance was a little out (.7) but I will be back next year.
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    Dorridge Fun Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    2 reviews
    Details

    Dorridge Fun Run

    Manor Rd, Dorridge, Solihull B93, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      This is a local charity event, held every year for the last 15 years.The event consists of an 8 mile cycle ride, an 8 mile run or a 3 mile run. This year, the cycle race started 20 mins before the runs. Both runs start at the same time which can be quite hectic. Anyway there is no chip timing and some years no times are recorded.The course is very picturesque and this year the weather was very hot. There were plenty of water stations to cover this. There is a downhill start and, as the finish is at the same place, there is an uphill finish.There is a quality medal at the finish, although it was identical to last year’s.
    • Did the event in 2017

      The Dorridge Fun Run event is in its 14th year. It is a multi discipline event - an 8 mile cycle, 8 mile run and a 3 mile run or walk.i chose to run the 8 mile race. The start was a little chaotic as the 3 mile and 8 mile races started together without seeding. The cycle race started 15 mins earlier.However, after the slow start the field soon thinned out and the race proper was underway. After about 2 miles the 3 mile racers were diverted away and the 8 milers and cyclists carried on around a very scenic route.There were many water stations which were welcome as it was a warm day.The race finished on a slight upward incline but we were welcomed across the line by volunteers offering sweets, drinks and of course a nice medal. I would recommend this local, charity raising event.
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    £5 - £16.25
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    Dog Jog – Coventry

    13 Leamington Rd, Coventry CV3 6GF, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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!

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    Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k
    Wed 4th Sep
    Details

    Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k

    Ancellor Drive, Newport TF10 8NB, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to Telford Athletic Club & Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k. The race is on paths and roads from Harper Adams Agricultural College.

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