Beginner Friendly Running Events in East of England

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JUL6
Registration Perks
Sublime Rose Fair 5KWisbech, UK

A unique chance to race through the centre of Wisbech on closed roads in front of big crowds as part of the town's annual Rose Fair flower festival,

£19 - £21
5k
Sublime Rose Fair 5K
JUL14
Registration Perks
The Salcey Forest 10kSalcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UK

Join us for this brand new 10k race using the relatively flat forest paths and trails in and around Salcey Forest.

The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes and is perfect for spring marathon training.

And if 10k doesn't quite suit, why not try the 5k option?

There will be bespoke medals and finish line goodies on offer to all finishers.

There are prizes on offer to leading men and ladies plus a variety of age category prizes and team prizes for both male and female (3 to score).

£12 - £18
5k • 10k
The Salcey Forest 10k
APR7
Cookiethon Challenge5 Bedford Rd, Old, Northampton NN4 7AA, UK

A continuation of our food themed runs! We have Cakeathons, Chocathons, Fudgeathons and now we have the Cookiethon! I like cookies, biscuits, shortbread and all those sorts of moorishly addictive goodies, perhaps not quite as much as cake, but not far off and have fueled many an ultra basically on cookies! Perhaps not the text book method, but what works some days!

Following the huge sucess of our runs in Kent we are now having to expand to cope with the demand and the number one request we've had is can there be more outside of Kent, so here it is. Middle of England, Northampton! We've very kindly been offered to take over the route from the excellent Madeyarun folk and jumped at the opportunity to add an SVN twist to this excellent route and venue!

So this a run to indulge a little and we'll have a cookie themed medal and goody bag of course! Run a lap, eat some cookies, run a lap, eat some cookies, you see the theme?

There will be cookies, and we encourage participants to bring their own cookie creations. There will be a trophies for the best cookies of the day.

£39
5k
Cookiethon Challenge
APR13
Roughest – 5K, 6M & 10M4 Mercia Dr, Ancaster, Grantham NG32 3QQ, UK

When running one of our runs, or even two of our runs simply isnt enough you need our ROUGHEST. This run consists of all of our runs, the 5k, then the 6 miles, then the 10 miles for those of you who really want to test yourselves.

$80
5k • 10k • 10 Miles
Roughest – 5K, 6M & 10M
MAY5
Milton Keynes MarathonUnnamed Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ET, UK

Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Were blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. Were also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course thats interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast and different from other marathons.

The MK Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards before running through the lush Ouzel Valley following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto first Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake and superb stadium finish.

£9 - £120
5k • Marathon • Half Marathon • Other
Milton Keynes Marathon
MAY7
Ipswich Summer 5K Series - Race 125 Civic Dr, Ipswich IP1 2AL, UK

The ever-popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the first race in the series which features an undulating two lap course in Christchurch Park. Runners of all standards are welcome, including beginners, and there will be a medal and finish line goodies for all finishers.

You can enter a single race, or purchase a three-race or four race season ticket. The series comprises four 5K races. Points scored in your best three races count towards overall Series prizes (first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points).

There will be prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female.

£8 - £10
5k
Ipswich Summer 5K Series - Race 1
MAY12
Race For Life 5K – NorwichRoyal Norfolk Showground, Dereham Rd, Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT, UK

This is a 5k 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.

The Norwich route is a mixture of pathways and grass and is relatively flat. A lovely, accessible course thats perfect for all abilities.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the stalls well have on the day, whilst waiting to cheer you through the finish.

£10 - £14.99
5k
Race For Life 5K – Norwich
MAY18
Registration Perks
Cransley Hospice Bubble RushWicksteed Park, Barton Rd, Kettering NN15 6NJ, UK

Following the phenomenal success of this years event, Cransley Hospice are delighted to announce the BUBBLE RUSH 2019 at Wicksteed Park on Saturday 18th May 2019.

Bubblers can walk, run, dance or slide their way through the thrilling 5k course as they are blasted with colourful foamy bubbles at each of the four bubble stations. The course is pushchair and wheelchair friendly and families with children of all ages will delight at this unique experience! 5k too much to handle? Dont worry the flexible 2.5k lap means that participants can just tackle the half-distance and then enjoy everything the event-village has to offer!

Bubbles are not just for bath-time and we can guarantee every bubbler will leave with a medal, a t-shirt and a huge smile on their faces. The Bubble Rush atmosphere is infectious and you will have a day out to remember for years to come!

£8 - £22
5k
Cransley Hospice Bubble Rush
MAY19
Alton Water 10k, 5k & 2k RunSchool Barn, Holbrook Rd, Stutton, Ipswich IP9 2RY, UK

The Alton Water Run is a fantastic event, in spectacular scenery. It takes place at the beautiful Alton Water reservoir close to the Suffolk / Essex border. With runs to suit all ages and abilities, it is accessible to all. It is conveniently located, only 20 minutes from Colchester and 10 minutes from Ipswich.

£7 - £21.50
5k • 10k • Other
Alton Water 10k, 5k & 2k Run
MAY28
Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2 Promenade, Harwich CO12 3ST, UK

The Harwich Runners 5k Series will be run on a Tuesday evening and race HQ is the Harwich Rugby Club

The handicap is based on 40 minutes - so if you think it will take you 30 minutes you will have a handicap of 10 minutes and start at 8:10pm, 20 miniute 5k will have a handicap of 20 minutes and start at 8:20 and so on. The idea being that everyone should finish close together. Handicaps are adjusted as you get quicker and by the end of the series many will have improved their 5k PB.

£10 - £20
5k
Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2
JUN2
Race for Life 5K – Welwyn & HatfieldUnnamed Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XF, UK

This is a 5k 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
5k
Race for Life 5K – Welwyn & Hatfield
JUN2
Race for Life 5k – StamfordUnnamed Road, Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, UK

This is a 5k 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
5k
Race for Life 5k – Stamford
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