Beginner Friendly Running Events in East of England

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MAY26
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Fun Colour Rush - Cambridge

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

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Fun Colour Rush - Cambridge

Coldhams Common, Coldhams Ln, Cambridge CB1 3JB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

£15 - £55
Fun Colour Rush - Cambridge
JUN9
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St Albans Half Marathon

A community focused event, St Albans Half Marathon aims to raise money for local charities and organisations as well as put on a great day out for all the family.

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St Albans Half Marathon

Verulamium Park, 1 St Peter's St, St Albans AL3 4SL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A community focused event, St Albans Half Marathon aims to raise money for local charities and organisations as well as put on a great day out for all the family.

Booking Closed
St Albans Half Marathon
JUL14
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The Salcey Forest 10k
Northamptonshire, East Midlands, United Kingdom

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).

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The Salcey Forest 10k

Salcey Forest, Salcey Forest NN7, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
The Salcey Forest 10k
JUL28
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Fun Colour Rush Northampton

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

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Fun Colour Rush Northampton

Abington Park, Northampton NN1 5LW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

£14 - £55
Fun Colour Rush Northampton
OCT27
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RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or marathon around the flat and fast Bedford Autodrome.

Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome 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!

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RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October

Bedford Aerodrome Helipad 1, Bedford MK44 2DD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or marathon around the flat and fast Bedford Autodrome.

Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome 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!

£18 - £30
RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October
MAY28
Run your Paws Off - May

A new series of evening canicross races based in the Cambridgeshire countryside, to be held at Holly Lodge Farm in Upton. Whether you are a seasoned experienced runner, or someone looking for a new way for you and your pet to get fit, this is for you! We also have a run dogless option. This is for anyone who wants to run without a dog; which may be because they are running with a family member, or feel it is too hot on the day for their dogs to run.

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Run your Paws Off - May

Holly Lodge Farm, Holly Lodge Farm, Huntingdon PE28 5XZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A new series of evening canicross races based in the Cambridgeshire countryside, to be held at Holly Lodge Farm in Upton. Whether you are a seasoned experienced runner, or someone looking for a new way for you and your pet to get fit, this is for you! We also have a run dogless option. This is for anyone who wants to run without a dog; which may be because they are running with a family member, or feel it is too hot on the day for their dogs to run.

£16
Run your Paws Off - May
MAY28
Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2

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.

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Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2

Promenade, Harwich CO12 3ST, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2
JUN2
Race for Life 5K – Welwyn & Hatfield
Welwyn Garden City, East of England, United Kingdom

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 – Welwyn & Hatfield

Stanborough Park, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6DF, 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 – Welwyn & Hatfield
JUN2
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Stamford

This is a race 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 – Stamford

Unnamed Road, Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a race 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 – Stamford
JUN3
The Gordon Whelbourn Running Week

Organised by Newark Athletic Club, the event consists of 5 races, run on the Monday to Friday of the week, normally in the first week of June. Racers can run in as many races as they like but those running all 5 races will get a souvenir and be eligible for the Gordon Whelbourn Running Week prizes. The 10k road race run on Friday can also be run as an open event, there are separate prizes.

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The Gordon Whelbourn Running Week

19 Jubilee St, Newark NG24 4DA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Organised by Newark Athletic Club, the event consists of 5 races, run on the Monday to Friday of the week, normally in the first week of June. Racers can run in as many races as they like but those running all 5 races will get a souvenir and be eligible for the Gordon Whelbourn Running Week prizes. The 10k road race run on Friday can also be run as an open event, there are separate prizes.

£4
The Gordon Whelbourn Running Week
JUN4
Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 2

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the second 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.

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Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 2

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the second 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
Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 2
JUN7
Marston Forest 5k
Marston Moretaine, East of England, United Kingdom

A 5K race around the Marston Vale Forest centre on multi-terrain

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Marston Forest 5k

The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0PR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 5K race around the Marston Vale Forest centre on multi-terrain

£7 - £13
Marston Forest 5k
JUN9
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

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.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Milton Keynes

Redway WW02, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Milton Keynes
JUN13
Wroxham 5k Series – Race 2

A set of three 5 kilometer races, held on the country roads of Wroxham and Hoveton. Suitable for newcomers and those pursuing a 5k time.

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Wroxham 5k Series – Race 2

Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A set of three 5 kilometer races, held on the country roads of Wroxham and Hoveton. Suitable for newcomers and those pursuing a 5k time.

£11 - £15
Wroxham 5k Series – Race 2
JUN14
Friday 5 Series Race 3

The Friday 5 is a popular series of 6 open races, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summers evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

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Friday 5 Series Race 3

71 Nursery Rd, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0NJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Friday 5 is a popular series of 6 open races, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summers evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

£14
Friday 5 Series Race 3
JUN16
Bubble Rush - Kings Lynn

The Bubble Rush is a fun run up to 5k that you can walk, jog or run! It is not about speed or winning, its about having fun and enjoying the bubbles! Participants run or walk the course which has four Bubble Stations each with a different coloured foam. The route will be 2 laps so you get double the bubbles you can choose to complete the route once if you have little ones or by going around twice and completing the full 5K.

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Bubble Rush - Kings Lynn

The Walks, London Rd, King's Lynn PE30 1PE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Bubble Rush is a fun run up to 5k that you can walk, jog or run! It is not about speed or winning, its about having fun and enjoying the bubbles! Participants run or walk the course which has four Bubble Stations each with a different coloured foam. The route will be 2 laps so you get double the bubbles you can choose to complete the route once if you have little ones or by going around twice and completing the full 5K.

£9 - £55
Bubble Rush - Kings Lynn
JUN23
Grimsthorpe Gallop

Grimsthorpe Gallop back for it's 3rd year! Join us on this beautiful trail run...

Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, in the delightfully charming Lincolnshire countryside just 10mins off the A1. This event makes for a perfect summer race, whether you take on the family friendly 5k or go for the longer challenges of 10k, 10miles or 13.1 miles.

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Grimsthorpe Gallop

Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens, Estate Office, Grimsthorpe, Bourne PE10 0LY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Grimsthorpe Gallop back for it's 3rd year! Join us on this beautiful trail run...

Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, in the delightfully charming Lincolnshire countryside just 10mins off the A1. This event makes for a perfect summer race, whether you take on the family friendly 5k or go for the longer challenges of 10k, 10miles or 13.1 miles.

£8 - £34
Grimsthorpe Gallop
JUN23
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon

This is a hilly, measured course on country roads. It follows an out and back route from Hitchin up to Preston via Offley Holes hill.

This beautiful but tough 10k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course up to Preston, with the hill into Preston the biggest challenge to overcome! This race was added to the Hard Half in 2015 for runners looking to enjoy a challenging 10k run.

This beautiful 5k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course for some of its distance. It's a more gentle route and gives you the chance to enjoy a good run through some of the most attractive parts of Hitchin and Gosmore.

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Hitchin Hard Half Marathon

70 Fairfield Park, Hitchin SG5 4FD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a hilly, measured course on country roads. It follows an out and back route from Hitchin up to Preston via Offley Holes hill.

This beautiful but tough 10k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course up to Preston, with the hill into Preston the biggest challenge to overcome! This race was added to the Hard Half in 2015 for runners looking to enjoy a challenging 10k run.

This beautiful 5k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course for some of its distance. It's a more gentle route and gives you the chance to enjoy a good run through some of the most attractive parts of Hitchin and Gosmore.

£8 - £10
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Ipswich

This is 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 beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Ipswich

Trinity Park, Ipswich IP3 8UX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is 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 beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Ipswich
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Northampton

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.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Northampton

28 Abington Park Crescent, Northampton NN3 3AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Northampton
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Bedford

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.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Bedford

Priory Country Park, Barkers Ln, Bedford MK41 9DJ, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Bedford
JUN28
Friday 5 Series – Stowmarket

The Friday 5s is a series of six 5 mile races that take place on Friday evenings The Stowmarket Striders Friday 5 mile race is leg 3 of the prestigious Friday 5 Series of races.

We have a beautiful new route this year for one year only. It's fast, its flat, down beautiful country lanes - it may just be 5 mile PB potential starting just outside the village of Buxhall. The course is an accurately measured five miles, is chip timed and is run under UKA rules.

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Friday 5 Series – Stowmarket

Gipping Way, Stowmarket IP14 1EP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Friday 5s is a series of six 5 mile races that take place on Friday evenings The Stowmarket Striders Friday 5 mile race is leg 3 of the prestigious Friday 5 Series of races.

We have a beautiful new route this year for one year only. It's fast, its flat, down beautiful country lanes - it may just be 5 mile PB potential starting just outside the village of Buxhall. The course is an accurately measured five miles, is chip timed and is run under UKA rules.

£12 - £14
Friday 5 Series – Stowmarket
JUN30
Nayland 10k

Hello! Welcome to the annual Nayland 10k sponsored by Peake Fitness, and how excited we are to be organising the third event of it's kind in Nayland, this year on Sunday 30 June. We are trying to be greener and careful of our beautiful environment and surroundings this year, so are proposing the following changes:

Reducing event waste and promoting recycling

Promote cupless water stations with Ooho water capsules

Award finishers a wooden, very unique Finisher's medal made from sustainable wood

Reduce and reuse event signage/printed materials where possible

Commit to partnering with local businesses to enhance the event and support the community

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Nayland 10k

Nayland Village Hall, Church Ln, Nayland, Colchester CO6 4JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Hello! Welcome to the annual Nayland 10k sponsored by Peake Fitness, and how excited we are to be organising the third event of it's kind in Nayland, this year on Sunday 30 June. We are trying to be greener and careful of our beautiful environment and surroundings this year, so are proposing the following changes:

Reducing event waste and promoting recycling

Promote cupless water stations with Ooho water capsules

Award finishers a wooden, very unique Finisher's medal made from sustainable wood

Reduce and reuse event signage/printed materials where possible

Commit to partnering with local businesses to enhance the event and support the community

£5 - £17
Nayland 10k
JUN30
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Peterborough

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 – Peterborough

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Farm House, Ham Ln, Peterborough PE2 5UU, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Peterborough
JUL2
Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 3

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the third 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.

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Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 3

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the third 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
Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 3
JUL3
Peterborough Grand Prix 5K - Ferry Meadows

The Peterborough 5K Grand Prix is a series of 5 x 5k races hosted by local running clubs throughout the summer. Each fixture takes place on a Wednesday evening and includes a 3k junior race for under 15s and under 13s. A free t-shirt is given to all entrants who compete in 3 of the 5 races.

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Peterborough Grand Prix 5K - Ferry Meadows

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Farm House, Ham Ln, Peterborough PE2 5UU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Peterborough 5K Grand Prix is a series of 5 x 5k races hosted by local running clubs throughout the summer. Each fixture takes place on a Wednesday evening and includes a 3k junior race for under 15s and under 13s. A free t-shirt is given to all entrants who compete in 3 of the 5 races.

£3 - £7
Peterborough Grand Prix 5K - Ferry Meadows
JUL3
Wroxham 5k Series – Race 3

A set of three 5 kilometer races, held on the country roads of Wroxham and Hoveton. Suitable for newcomers and those pursuing a 5k time.

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Wroxham 5k Series – Race 3

Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A set of three 5 kilometer races, held on the country roads of Wroxham and Hoveton. Suitable for newcomers and those pursuing a 5k time.

£12 - £14
Wroxham 5k Series – Race 3
JUL6
Colour 5k Norwich
Hoveton Hall Estate, East of England, United Kingdom

Colour 5K is a crazy fun run that anyone can take part in and enjoy. It's all about COLOUR! Every kilometre you run or walk, you pass through a Colour Zone and meet a bunch of enthusiastic Colour Bandits who will do there best to cover your nice clean white t-shirt with coloured powder.

At each kilometre, a new colour is added until you reach the finish line and join up with all the other runners for the grand finale, 'The Colour Extravaganza'. This is a great event to enjoy with family and friends. There's also a mini 1k colour fun run for kiddies and parents.

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Colour 5k Norwich

Hoveton Hall Estate, Hoveton Hall, Hoveton, Hoveton Hall Estate, Norwich NR12 8RJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Colour 5K is a crazy fun run that anyone can take part in and enjoy. It's all about COLOUR! Every kilometre you run or walk, you pass through a Colour Zone and meet a bunch of enthusiastic Colour Bandits who will do there best to cover your nice clean white t-shirt with coloured powder.

At each kilometre, a new colour is added until you reach the finish line and join up with all the other runners for the grand finale, 'The Colour Extravaganza'. This is a great event to enjoy with family and friends. There's also a mini 1k colour fun run for kiddies and parents.

£16 - £60
Colour 5k Norwich
JUL6
Colour5K Norwich

Colour5k is one of the craziest fun runs you will ever experience and the aim is to have a good time. Every kilometre you will pass through a colour zone where,Colour Bandits' are waiting to shower you and your white t-shirt with 100% safe colour powder. As you go, the colours build, until by the end of the course you have become a masterpiece! There is one rule - you wear white at the start!

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Colour5K Norwich

Costessey Rd, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6SY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Colour5k is one of the craziest fun runs you will ever experience and the aim is to have a good time. Every kilometre you will pass through a colour zone where,Colour Bandits' are waiting to shower you and your white t-shirt with 100% safe colour powder. As you go, the colours build, until by the end of the course you have become a masterpiece! There is one rule - you wear white at the start!

£10 - £60
Colour5K Norwich
JUL6
Sublime Rose Fair 5K

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,

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Sublime Rose Fair 5K

Wisbech, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
Sublime Rose Fair 5K
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.

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Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K

Newport Pagnell, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUL6
Lord Mayor’s 5k City Centre Classic

Run over two laps of a traffic-free city centre course, this event was first staged on 1996 and now attracts the best quality field for a 5k road race in the east of England.

The Lord Mayors 5k immediately precedes the annual Lord Mayors Street Procession through the city centre of Norwich. It provides an opportunity to race on traffic-free streets in front of an enthusiastic crowd estimated to exceed 50,000. Those who have taken part in previous years tell us that the buzz and excitement generated by these spectators is quite unique.

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Lord Mayor’s 5k City Centre Classic

Tombland House, 13 Tombland, Norwich NR3 1HF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run over two laps of a traffic-free city centre course, this event was first staged on 1996 and now attracts the best quality field for a 5k road race in the east of England.

The Lord Mayors 5k immediately precedes the annual Lord Mayors Street Procession through the city centre of Norwich. It provides an opportunity to race on traffic-free streets in front of an enthusiastic crowd estimated to exceed 50,000. Those who have taken part in previous years tell us that the buzz and excitement generated by these spectators is quite unique.

£18
Lord Mayor’s 5k City Centre Classic
JUL7
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Stevenage

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 – Stevenage

Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG2 0BL, 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 – Stevenage
JUL7
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Cambridge

One in two people will get cancer in their lifetime, and our research saves lives. Lets come together, raise money and beat cancer. Join a Race for Life event and help raise valuable funds for cancer-beating research.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Cambridge

Jesus Green, Cambridge CB4 3BD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

One in two people will get cancer in their lifetime, and our research saves lives. Lets come together, raise money and beat cancer. Join a Race for Life event and help raise valuable funds for cancer-beating research.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Cambridge
JUL7
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Luton

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.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Luton

Stockwood Park, Luton LU1 4BQ, UKView event
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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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Luton
JUL14
Race for Life 5K – Colchester

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.

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Race for Life 5K – Colchester

High St, Colchester CO1, UKView event
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From the organiser

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
Race for Life 5K – Colchester
JUL16
Race for Life 5K – King's Lynn

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 – King's Lynn

Houghton Hall & Gardens Norfolk, Bircham Rd, King's Lynn PE31 6TY, UKView event
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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 – King's Lynn
JUL21
Race for Life 5K & 10K – St Albans

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 – St Albans

32 King Harry Ln, St Albans AL3 4AU, UKView event
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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 – St Albans
AUG1
Dog Jog – Ipswich

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 – Ipswich

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
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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 – Ipswich
AUG6
Ipswich 5k Summer Series Race Four

The ever-popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the final 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).

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Ipswich 5k Summer Series Race Four

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
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From the organiser

The ever-popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the final 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).

£8 - £10
Ipswich 5k Summer Series Race Four
AUG18
Pukka Races – ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES

STICK A PONY IN ME POCKET..ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is a 5K / 10K themed Obstacle Race over a cross country equestrian course!

The race takes you over 30+ obstacles, tough hills, water, woodland, some Del Boy challenges and plenty of surprises!

ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is low on the mud factor, but what it lacks in mud it makes up with pure FUN!

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Pukka Races – ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES

Stratford Hills XC, Colchester CO7 6PA, UKView event
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From the organiser

STICK A PONY IN ME POCKET..ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is a 5K / 10K themed Obstacle Race over a cross country equestrian course!

The race takes you over 30+ obstacles, tough hills, water, woodland, some Del Boy challenges and plenty of surprises!

ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is low on the mud factor, but what it lacks in mud it makes up with pure FUN!

£34 - £39
Pukka Races – ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES
AUG18
Dereham 5k

The Dereham 5k is a 2-lap course around the Town on mostly closed roads, it is a fast & flat ideal for those seeking a PB.

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Dereham 5k

Lynn Hill Service Station, London Rd, Dereham NR19 1AS, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Dereham 5k is a 2-lap course around the Town on mostly closed roads, it is a fast & flat ideal for those seeking a PB.

£13 - £15
Dereham 5k
AUG31
Big Fun Run Ipswich

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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Big Fun Run Ipswich

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
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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.

£11.50 - £13.50
Big Fun Run Ipswich
SEP1
Beccles & District Lions Club Fun Run

Thank you for considering taking part in our First Annual Fun Run.

As you may know, the Beccles Lions which is a Registered Charity, raise money to support a wide variety of local needs.

We regularly help local individuals such as those with disabilities who find it impossible to self fund special equipment which they require or indeed even able bodied local people who are struggling with their circumstances.

In addition we are always willing to hear from schools, hospitals, clubs and societies where we can give help which will benefit a wider number of both Children and Adults.

We hope that by organising this event, we will raise funds to enable us to help even more Local people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

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Beccles & District Lions Club Fun Run

20 Common Ln, Beccles NR34 9RH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Thank you for considering taking part in our First Annual Fun Run.

As you may know, the Beccles Lions which is a Registered Charity, raise money to support a wide variety of local needs.

We regularly help local individuals such as those with disabilities who find it impossible to self fund special equipment which they require or indeed even able bodied local people who are struggling with their circumstances.

In addition we are always willing to hear from schools, hospitals, clubs and societies where we can give help which will benefit a wider number of both Children and Adults.

We hope that by organising this event, we will raise funds to enable us to help even more Local people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

$8 - $10
Beccles & District Lions Club Fun Run
SEP1
Dog Jog – Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

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 – Milton Keynes

A509, Milton Keynes MK15, 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 – Milton Keynes
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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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