Beginner Friendly Running Events in Blackpool

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JUN16
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Blackpool Music Run 10K & 5K

Blackpool Music Run 2019 10K and 5K Fun Run with live music on 9 performance areas along Blackpool Promenade, which will be closed to traffic.The run will start and finish from inside the Tower Festival Headland, where there will be live music and entertainment leading up-to the events.There will be a Finishers Festival after the Fun Run's with live music and entertainment for all the family. There will also be an opportunity to purchase food, drink, souvenirs and much more.

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Blackpool Music Run 10K & 5K

Blackpool, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Blackpool Music Run 2019 10K and 5K Fun Run with live music on 9 performance areas along Blackpool Promenade, which will be closed to traffic.The run will start and finish from inside the Tower Festival Headland, where there will be live music and entertainment leading up-to the events.There will be a Finishers Festival after the Fun Run's with live music and entertainment for all the family. There will also be an opportunity to purchase food, drink, souvenirs and much more.

£16 - £30
Blackpool Music Run 10K & 5K
JUL21
Registration Perks
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!

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Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July

47 Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 5AF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
OCT5
Registration Perks
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!

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RUN AINTREE OCTOBER

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 5AS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
DEC15
Registration Perks
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!

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RUN AINTREE DECEMBER

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 5AS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUL10
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Blackpool

This is race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women 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 – Blackpool

Promenade, Blackpool, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Blackpool
JUN16
Race for Life 5K & 10K - Preston

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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Race for Life 5K & 10K - Preston

Moor Park, Moor Park Ave, Preston PR1 6AS, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K - Preston
JUL7
Catforth Canter 5k Series – July

Accurately measured flat course around the village of Catforth.

Registration is at Catforth Village hall Catforth Rd Preston Lancs

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Catforth Canter 5k Series – July

Catforth Village Hall, Catforth Rd, Catforth, Preston PR4 0HH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Accurately measured flat course around the village of Catforth.

Registration is at Catforth Village hall Catforth Rd Preston Lancs

£9 - £27
Catforth Canter 5k Series – July
JUN7
Tidal Triple Series – Rampside
Barrow-in-Furness, North West, United Kingdom

Day 1 will start at Rampside Village Hall and consist of a two lap course. The 13.7 mile route runs along the "Old Line" coastal path that goes back towards Barrow, then the route switches back towards Roa Island. Then the route switches back and heads back a short way down the coastal path before taking a trail that leads back to the village hall.

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Tidal Triple Series – Rampside

Rampside Village Hall, Rampside Village Hall, Rampside, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Day 1 will start at Rampside Village Hall and consist of a two lap course. The 13.7 mile route runs along the "Old Line" coastal path that goes back towards Barrow, then the route switches back towards Roa Island. Then the route switches back and heads back a short way down the coastal path before taking a trail that leads back to the village hall.

£10 - £32
Tidal Triple Series – Rampside
AUG24
Run the Lights

Run the lights... The brightest night run ever. Experience the world famous Blackpool Illuminations on a traffic free promenade. Take in the Golden Mile and all the sights and sounds the amazing light show has to offer.

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Run the Lights

2 Louise St, Blackpool FY1 5HA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run the lights... The brightest night run ever. Experience the world famous Blackpool Illuminations on a traffic free promenade. Take in the Golden Mile and all the sights and sounds the amazing light show has to offer.

£8 - £18
Run the Lights
AUG24
Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run

Run the lights... The brightest night run ever. Experience the world famous Blackpool Illuminations on a traffic free promenade. Take in the Golden Mile and all the sights and sounds the amazing light show has to offer.

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Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run

9 Middle St, Blackpool FY1 5EZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run the lights... The brightest night run ever. Experience the world famous Blackpool Illuminations on a traffic free promenade. Take in the Golden Mile and all the sights and sounds the amazing light show has to offer.

£10 - £15
Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run
JUL26
Scorcher Run Festival

This is 7 races for 7 days and 7 distances. The event location is Salwick Nr Preston. Lancashire. The dates are from Fri 26th July - Sun 4th August 2019.

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Scorcher Run Festival

Salwick Rd, Preston PR4 3SN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is 7 races for 7 days and 7 distances. The event location is Salwick Nr Preston. Lancashire. The dates are from Fri 26th July - Sun 4th August 2019.

£4 - £44
Scorcher Run Festival
JUL6
Lostock Hall Carnival 5K
Lostock Hall, North West, United Kingdom

A flat course on closed roads with excellent PB potential, with the legendary carnival crowds to cheer you on as you chase down that elusive 5k PB!

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Lostock Hall Carnival 5K

23 Watkin Ln, Lostock Hall, Preston PR5 5RE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A flat course on closed roads with excellent PB potential, with the legendary carnival crowds to cheer you on as you chase down that elusive 5k PB!

£10
Lostock Hall Carnival 5K
MAY29
Wirral Seaside Run 3

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.

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Wirral Seaside Run 3

Leasowe Lighthouse, Lingham Ln, Birkenhead, Greasby, Wirral CH46 4TA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£7
Wirral Seaside Run 3
JUN26
Race for Life 5K – Blackburn

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

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Race for Life 5K – Blackburn

46 Tower Rd, Blackburn BB2 5LE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Blackburn
JUN12
Horwich Festival of Racing

Welcome to the Horwich Festival of Racing which over the past 16 years has grown to become one of the most popular sporting events in the North of England. This unique event attracts competitors not only from the local areas but all over the United Kingdom and from abroad.

Originally known as Horwich Carnival Races, the event was renamed to reflect the wide variety of sporting activities which take place on closed roads in the center of Horwich.

The Festival has a strong heritage as a proving ground for competitors who have gone on to success on the Olympic and world stages including local hero Jason Kenny, Laura Trott, Lizzie Armistead and Dame Sarah Storey.

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Horwich Festival of Racing

27 Berne Ave, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7QZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the Horwich Festival of Racing which over the past 16 years has grown to become one of the most popular sporting events in the North of England. This unique event attracts competitors not only from the local areas but all over the United Kingdom and from abroad.

Originally known as Horwich Carnival Races, the event was renamed to reflect the wide variety of sporting activities which take place on closed roads in the center of Horwich.

The Festival has a strong heritage as a proving ground for competitors who have gone on to success on the Olympic and world stages including local hero Jason Kenny, Laura Trott, Lizzie Armistead and Dame Sarah Storey.

£7.30 - £9.30
Horwich Festival of Racing
JUN16
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Liverpool - Aintree

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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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Liverpool - Aintree

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 5AS, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Liverpool - Aintree
JUN29
Dog Jog – Liverpool

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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Dog Jog – Liverpool

2 Flint Dr, Liverpool L12 0HR, 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!

£5 - £13.50
Dog Jog – Liverpool
JUN26
Wirral Seaside Run 4

A regular series of 6 monthly races along the seaside coast in Wirral.

The 5km route starts from Leasowe Lighthouse and travels along the sea front to Harrison Drive.

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Wirral Seaside Run 4

Leasowe Lighthouse, Lingham Ln, Birkenhead, Greasby, Wirral CH46 4TA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A regular series of 6 monthly races along the seaside coast in Wirral.

The 5km route starts from Leasowe Lighthouse and travels along the sea front to Harrison Drive.

£5 - £7
Wirral Seaside Run 4
JUN30
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Wirral

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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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Wirral

Birkenhead Park, Park Dr, Birkenhead CH41 4HY, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Wirral
OCT31
Halloween 5k Herons Reach, Blackpool

Enter this event for a special trick, treat, or surprise..... We dare you! Open to all runners aged 11yrs and over. Lawsons Showground, Herons Reach, Blackpool.

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Halloween 5k Herons Reach, Blackpool

Unnamed Road, Blackpool FY3 8LL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Enter this event for a special trick, treat, or surprise..... We dare you! Open to all runners aged 11yrs and over. Lawsons Showground, Herons Reach, Blackpool.

£8 - £12
Halloween 5k Herons Reach, Blackpool
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.

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Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride

Queensway Tunnel, United KingdomView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUL14
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Haydock
Newton-le-Willows, North West, United Kingdom

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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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Haydock

Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows WA12 0HQ, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Haydock
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.

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Wirral Seaside 5K Run - Race 5

Leasowe Lighthouse, Moreton, Greasby, Wirral CH46 4TA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUL30
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Wirral

This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women 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 – Wirral

Birkenhead Park Pavilion, Park Dr, Birkenhead CH41 4HY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Wirral
SEP4
Ulverston Charter 5K Race

A flat road course starting from Glaxo Sports Club North Lonsdale Road following an out and back loop on minor roads and finishing in front of the Glaxo Sports Club house.

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Ulverston Charter 5K Race

Rascals Day Nursery, 70 N Lonsdale Rd, Ulverston LA12 9DX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A flat road course starting from Glaxo Sports Club North Lonsdale Road following an out and back loop on minor roads and finishing in front of the Glaxo Sports Club house.

£3.20 - £8.30
Ulverston Charter 5K Race
AUG25
Run for Rhys

The Run For Rhys is set to reinforce an aspirational and positive initiative to Croxteth. BTR, Merseyside's biggest running event organisation is working with the Rhys Jones Community Centre Management Board and Directors to bring the second family-based event to Croxteth Park.

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Run for Rhys

2 Flint Dr, Liverpool L12 0HR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Run For Rhys is set to reinforce an aspirational and positive initiative to Croxteth. BTR, Merseyside's biggest running event organisation is working with the Rhys Jones Community Centre Management Board and Directors to bring the second family-based event to Croxteth Park.

£10
Run for Rhys
AUG28
Wirral Seaside Run 6

The Seaside Runs provide a regular 5k race for both regular runners and beginners. Although each race is intended to be a lower key race than other established events locally it still attracts not only the beginner runners who may not yet have the confidence to go for a big race but also the more established club runners who like a regular measure of their training and standard.

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Wirral Seaside Run 6

Leasowe Lighthouse, Lingham Ln, Birkenhead, Greasby, Wirral CH46 4TA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Seaside Runs provide a regular 5k race for both regular runners and beginners. Although each race is intended to be a lower key race than other established events locally it still attracts not only the beginner runners who may not yet have the confidence to go for a big race but also the more established club runners who like a regular measure of their training and standard.

£7
Wirral Seaside Run 6
DEC1
3-1-5 Half Marathon

The 3-1-5 Half Marathon includes a 5km fun run (see Fun Run page for more details). The races aim to be a friendly race organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a superb event for every type of runner as well as supporting local charities.

To new runners, and those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support. You'll be greeted with some breathtaking views of the Lune and Lancaster countryside and but we recommend some serious training and we look forward to seeing you cross the finish line!

Regardless if you are an elite runner with prize winning ambitions, chasing a new personal best time, or one of the many unsung heroes for whom a race is an ultimate challenge for yourself or for your chosen charity we promise you a race that is tailored specifically for you that you will not forget it in a while!!

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3-1-5 Half Marathon

Lancaster Business Park, 2 Caton Rd, Lancaster LA1 3SU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 3-1-5 Half Marathon includes a 5km fun run (see Fun Run page for more details). The races aim to be a friendly race organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a superb event for every type of runner as well as supporting local charities.

To new runners, and those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support. You'll be greeted with some breathtaking views of the Lune and Lancaster countryside and but we recommend some serious training and we look forward to seeing you cross the finish line!

Regardless if you are an elite runner with prize winning ambitions, chasing a new personal best time, or one of the many unsung heroes for whom a race is an ultimate challenge for yourself or for your chosen charity we promise you a race that is tailored specifically for you that you will not forget it in a while!!

£8.30 - £29.40
3-1-5 Half Marathon
SEP8
The Aintree Classic Run

The Aintree Classic Run is the second event in the series. Aintree racecourse sits twenty minutes north of the city of Liverpool. Home of one of the most famous rock bands of all time, The Beatles, as well as football teams Liverpool F.C and Everton F.C, Liverpool has a bit of everything.

Aintree racecourse, home of the world famous Grand National, is usually not open to the public. However, our event allows you to compete within the historic grounds and create your own memories where many champions have been crowned.

This is a day for all the family to get involved. From the serious club runner to the beginner, our 10km event is flat and fast, perfect for the first timer, or the personal best seeker.

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The Aintree Classic Run

2 Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 0JB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Aintree Classic Run is the second event in the series. Aintree racecourse sits twenty minutes north of the city of Liverpool. Home of one of the most famous rock bands of all time, The Beatles, as well as football teams Liverpool F.C and Everton F.C, Liverpool has a bit of everything.

Aintree racecourse, home of the world famous Grand National, is usually not open to the public. However, our event allows you to compete within the historic grounds and create your own memories where many champions have been crowned.

This is a day for all the family to get involved. From the serious club runner to the beginner, our 10km event is flat and fast, perfect for the first timer, or the personal best seeker.

Booking Closed
The Aintree Classic Run
SEP8
Shlads 5k fun run

All are welcome for our community-led 5km fun run (and walk!) to support Shlads.

On the day entries accepted.

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Shlads 5k fun run

Paper Mill Rd, Bolton, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

All are welcome for our community-led 5km fun run (and walk!) to support Shlads.

On the day entries accepted.

Shlads 5k fun run

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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