Beginner Friendly Running Events in Cardiff

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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.

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Bridgwater Half Marathon

Total Pipework Installation, Rose View/Chedzoy La, Bridgwater TA7 8QW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUL7
Race For Life 5K & 10K – Cardiff

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

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Race For Life 5K & 10K – Cardiff

Cooper's Field, Cardiff CF10, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race For Life 5K & 10K – Cardiff
JUN2
Race for Life 5K – Bridgend

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. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K – Bridgend

Newbridge Fields, Bridgend CF31 4BW, 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. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Bridgend
JUN16
Race for Life 5K – Cwmbran

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 – Cwmbran

North Fields Recreation Ground, Cwmbran NP44 2JJ, 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 – Cwmbran
JUN8
Rainbow Run Bristol

Bristol's 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! Now coming to our brand new location North Somerset Showground in Wraxall, which is on the doorstep of Charlton Farm, Bristol and Somersets local childrens hospice.

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Rainbow Run Bristol

Bristol Rd, Bristol BS48, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Bristol's 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! Now coming to our brand new location North Somerset Showground in Wraxall, which is on the doorstep of Charlton Farm, Bristol and Somersets local childrens hospice.

$12 - $20
Rainbow Run Bristol
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.

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Brean Down Challenge 5/10k

Unnamed Road, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2RS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
MAY24
Sunrise City 5K Bristol

Starting in Millennium Square the route will take you around the harbourside before taking in Queens Square, Castle Park and the main city centre shopping area before a final meander along the river and back into the finish.

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Sunrise City 5K Bristol

Bristol BS1 5SZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting in Millennium Square the route will take you around the harbourside before taking in Queens Square, Castle Park and the main city centre shopping area before a final meander along the river and back into the finish.

£15
Sunrise City 5K Bristol
JUN15
Cheddar Gorge Challenge

The Cheddar Gorge Challenge has been taking places for the last 4 years across a series of summer dates. This year we are focusing on one date as we continue to expand our race series to new locations.

We have a NEW start/finish location, with accessible parking just a short flat walk to registration and the start line. The routes will remain largely unchanged as we are able to jump onto the existing routes from our new base, though as we are effectively starting mid way round the old courses, you will see the route in a differnt and arguably less hilly light.

NEW for 2017, the Cheddar Gorge Challenge in joining the National Trust's South West Outdoor Festival (SWOF). This is a celebration of everything outdoors with trail races, sportives, camping, live music, guest speakers, food foraging, axe throwing (not in the direction of the runners...the race is tough enough) and many others activities taking place across the long weekend of 8th - 10th September 2017.

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Cheddar Gorge Challenge

Cliff Top Gorge Walk, Cheddar BA5 3BT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Cheddar Gorge Challenge has been taking places for the last 4 years across a series of summer dates. This year we are focusing on one date as we continue to expand our race series to new locations.

We have a NEW start/finish location, with accessible parking just a short flat walk to registration and the start line. The routes will remain largely unchanged as we are able to jump onto the existing routes from our new base, though as we are effectively starting mid way round the old courses, you will see the route in a differnt and arguably less hilly light.

NEW for 2017, the Cheddar Gorge Challenge in joining the National Trust's South West Outdoor Festival (SWOF). This is a celebration of everything outdoors with trail races, sportives, camping, live music, guest speakers, food foraging, axe throwing (not in the direction of the runners...the race is tough enough) and many others activities taking place across the long weekend of 8th - 10th September 2017.

£5 - £42
Cheddar Gorge Challenge
JUN30
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Bristol

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 – Bristol

Clifton Down, Bristol BS8, 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 – Bristol
JUN18
Sri Chinmoy Bristol 2 Mile Race – June

Sri Chinmoy Races in Bristol take place on weekday evenings every Summer between early May and late July on the "Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile" in Eastville Park (map at bottom of this page).

For 2018 we once again have two 2 mile races, a 5k and a 3 x 1 mile relay which is open to any team of three runners (and is loads of fun - the highlight of the series!). It is affectionately being called the Ice Cream Relay as every runner gets a free ice cream at the end of the race. The junior runners love this race!

The course is an accurately measured, undulating 1-mile pavement loop around the perimeter of the park. Shaded by trees for much of its length, the course is perfect for summer evening racing or speedwork.

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Sri Chinmoy Bristol 2 Mile Race – June

3 Park Ave, Bristol BS5 6QL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Sri Chinmoy Races in Bristol take place on weekday evenings every Summer between early May and late July on the "Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile" in Eastville Park (map at bottom of this page).

For 2018 we once again have two 2 mile races, a 5k and a 3 x 1 mile relay which is open to any team of three runners (and is loads of fun - the highlight of the series!). It is affectionately being called the Ice Cream Relay as every runner gets a free ice cream at the end of the race. The junior runners love this race!

The course is an accurately measured, undulating 1-mile pavement loop around the perimeter of the park. Shaded by trees for much of its length, the course is perfect for summer evening racing or speedwork.

£2 - £7
Sri Chinmoy Bristol 2 Mile Race – June
AUG25
The 401 Festival of Running – Sunday

Starting on 1st September 2015, Ben Smith famously set off on a journey of a lifetime to complete 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days. His feat made headline news and as well as encouraging almost 10,000 runners to share in his journey, Ben raised over 330,000 for two anti bullying charities and raised the much needed awareness of bullying in the UK.

Ben's adventure may be over, but his journey is not complete and the work continues to carry on the legacy of The 401 Challenge. The setup of The 401 Foundation which offers grants to grassroots projects that focus their efforts on building confidence and self esteem along with tackling mental health and self development issues for all ages is that legacy.

So, why not join us for the return of this fantastic event and get involved with The 401 Foundation through their second Festival of Running? The Festival will in the spirit of The 401 Challenge, appeal to runners and non runners, of all ages, sizes and abilities. With a choice of races for the youngsters as well as 5k, 10k and half marathon distances available. Why not test yourself and take on The 401 Foundation Challenge and complete a series of four distance events including the 401 6.1km to complete the marathon distance. You will also receive a special challenge medal! All routes take place in and around the beautiful location of Portishead near Bristol, Ben's home town.

The Saturday event will kick off with the 401 5k, followed by The 401 500m, The 401 One Mile Dash and The 401 Half Marathon. Followed by The 401 After Party, with food and music! Come dressed in your favourite bright clothes and light accessories to help illuminate the course! The brighter the better, be creative!

Sunday will see The 401 10k, as well as a chance for the Young Runners to do the double and complete the 500m and One Mile Dashes. And for those who have entered the festival will finish the weekend with the new 401 6.1km to complete the iconic marathon distance!

Bespoke medals on offer to all finishers plus prizes and trophies available for leading runners in all races, plus top three overall male and female for those who enter The 401 Foundation Challenge!

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The 401 Festival of Running – Sunday

Lake Rd, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7JE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting on 1st September 2015, Ben Smith famously set off on a journey of a lifetime to complete 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days. His feat made headline news and as well as encouraging almost 10,000 runners to share in his journey, Ben raised over 330,000 for two anti bullying charities and raised the much needed awareness of bullying in the UK.

Ben's adventure may be over, but his journey is not complete and the work continues to carry on the legacy of The 401 Challenge. The setup of The 401 Foundation which offers grants to grassroots projects that focus their efforts on building confidence and self esteem along with tackling mental health and self development issues for all ages is that legacy.

So, why not join us for the return of this fantastic event and get involved with The 401 Foundation through their second Festival of Running? The Festival will in the spirit of The 401 Challenge, appeal to runners and non runners, of all ages, sizes and abilities. With a choice of races for the youngsters as well as 5k, 10k and half marathon distances available. Why not test yourself and take on The 401 Foundation Challenge and complete a series of four distance events including the 401 6.1km to complete the marathon distance. You will also receive a special challenge medal! All routes take place in and around the beautiful location of Portishead near Bristol, Ben's home town.

The Saturday event will kick off with the 401 5k, followed by The 401 500m, The 401 One Mile Dash and The 401 Half Marathon. Followed by The 401 After Party, with food and music! Come dressed in your favourite bright clothes and light accessories to help illuminate the course! The brighter the better, be creative!

Sunday will see The 401 10k, as well as a chance for the Young Runners to do the double and complete the 500m and One Mile Dashes. And for those who have entered the festival will finish the weekend with the new 401 6.1km to complete the iconic marathon distance!

Bespoke medals on offer to all finishers plus prizes and trophies available for leading runners in all races, plus top three overall male and female for those who enter The 401 Foundation Challenge!

£13 - £60
The 401 Festival of Running – Sunday
JUL28
Old Down Estate 5/10k

Aspire Running Events Ltd are extremely proud to announce a further summer event at the stunning Old Down Estate.

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Old Down Estate 5/10k

Old Down House, Foxholes Ln, Bristol BS32 4PG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Aspire Running Events Ltd are extremely proud to announce a further summer event at the stunning Old Down Estate.

£7 - £17
Old Down Estate 5/10k
SEP8
Severn Mud Run

The Severn mud run is fun, exciting and challenging 5 10km mudrun and obstacle course based just 5 minutes from Chepstow in Stroat (NP16 7LR). The Severn Mudrun runs alongside the picturesque River Severn and is made up of both natural obstacles as well as many of our own.

Whether your taking part as a team or competing on your own, you will be sure to leave with more friends than you started with.

Designed for all abilities, this course will test your physical capability, stamina and mental strength.

This isnt about who can cross the finish line first but about competing against yourself, and having some muddy fun along the way! (all obstacles have a by-pass option).

Whether its your first ever mud run or your 50th, this adrenaline-fuelled event will be sure to leave you feeling full of pride and buzzing for the next one!!

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Severn Mud Run

Stroat, Chepstow NP16 7LR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Severn mud run is fun, exciting and challenging 5 10km mudrun and obstacle course based just 5 minutes from Chepstow in Stroat (NP16 7LR). The Severn Mudrun runs alongside the picturesque River Severn and is made up of both natural obstacles as well as many of our own.

Whether your taking part as a team or competing on your own, you will be sure to leave with more friends than you started with.

Designed for all abilities, this course will test your physical capability, stamina and mental strength.

This isnt about who can cross the finish line first but about competing against yourself, and having some muddy fun along the way! (all obstacles have a by-pass option).

Whether its your first ever mud run or your 50th, this adrenaline-fuelled event will be sure to leave you feeling full of pride and buzzing for the next one!!

£20
Severn Mud Run
DEC1
Brean Down Santa Scramble

Aspire Running Events Ltd are extremely proud to announce the Brean Down Santa Scramble. This is Canicross friendly. There are options of either a 1 loop 5k or 2 loops 10k.

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Brean Down Santa Scramble

2 Brean Down Rd, Brean, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2RS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Aspire Running Events Ltd are extremely proud to announce the Brean Down Santa Scramble. This is Canicross friendly. There are options of either a 1 loop 5k or 2 loops 10k.

£16 - £20
Brean Down Santa Scramble

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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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