Beginner Friendly Running Events in Leicester

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JUL14
Registration Perks
Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July

Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views.

Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up kilometre after kilometre. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.

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

£13 - £15
Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July
AUG22
Registration Perks
Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August

Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

£6 - £18
Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
NOV30
Registration Perks
Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Join the Time2RunEvents Team for this Festive 2 Days of Running around the National Water Sports Center in Nottingham. Both Days There will be Live Music, Great Atmosphere with grandstand Finish, Open to all Abilities with a 7 Hour Cut off Marathon & 4 Hour Half.

You must be 12 years and over for the 5k and 17 years & Over For The Half & 18 Years & Over For Full Marathon.

Please note: 2019 Chips/Race Numbers & Instructions Will be Posted Out 2 Weeks Before the Event There is No Need to Register on the Day Go Straight to the Start.

£6 - £38
Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
AUG29
Leicester City 5K Summer Series – August

This popular summer series returns for the seventh year. A fast two lap circuit, using an accurately measured 5K course, the race would suit runners of all standards including beginners. The race carries a UKA license.

This is the fourth and final race in the series, with the previous races taking place in May, June, and July.

Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the leading runners and age category winners, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female across all races. The series comprises four 5K races and points are awarded by race position, with the best three races counting towards the series results.

£12
Leicester City 5K Summer Series – August
JUN26
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 2

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

£9.40 - £11.60
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 2
JUN30
Gate Gallop

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

£3 - £14
Gate Gallop
JUL24
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 3

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

£8 - £10
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 3
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.

£8 - £34
Grimsthorpe Gallop
AUG25
Dog Jog – Coventry

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 - £16.25
Dog Jog – Coventry
AUG11
The Big Fun Run series – Derby

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.

£14 - £16.25
The Big Fun Run series – Derby
AUG11
Dog Jog – Derby

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 – Derby
AUG28
Nottingham Summer 5K Series – Race Four

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

£8 - £10
Nottingham Summer 5K Series – Race Four
OCT5
Mencap Birmingham Sutton Park 5K &10K
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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

£5 - £30
Mencap Birmingham Sutton Park 5K &10K
OCT27
Holdenby XCountry Run

Cross country run set within the beautiful grounds of Holdenby House.

We are pleased to be working closely with Holdenby House to offer you the opportunity to run through the beautiful estate at Holdenby House. On offer is the opportunity for a late season 5 or 10km cross-country run to test your fitness levels or simply to enjoy running through the beautiful estate at Holdenby House.

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Holdenby XCountry 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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