Beginner Friendly Running Events in Manchester

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MAY30
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - May

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

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Run Media City 5k and 10k - May

Manchester, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City 5k and 10k - May
JUN27
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - June

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

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Run Media City 5k and 10k - June

Manchester, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City 5k and 10k - June
JUL25
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Run Media City – July

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

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Run Media City – July

The Greenhouse, 74 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City – July
JUL28
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July

Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

£18 - £21
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July
AUG29
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August

Manchester, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
JUL20
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Round Res

The Round Res, is an event based on a 5k route around Scammondon Water, the challenge starts and finishers above Scammonden Water (NW of Huddersfield) you & your team, run around the reservoir.

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Round Res

Low Platt Ln, Huddersfield HD3 3FR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Round Res, is an event based on a 5k route around Scammondon Water, the challenge starts and finishers above Scammonden Water (NW of Huddersfield) you & your team, run around the reservoir.

£7.50 - £27.50
Round Res
OCT26
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Glow In The Park – Manchester

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance/walk/jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

It's even more fun in a group! Book for 4 or more people for the reduced rate!

Location: Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW

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Glow In The Park – Manchester

Heaton Park Lodge, Middleton Rd, Manchester M8 4LZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance/walk/jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

It's even more fun in a group! Book for 4 or more people for the reduced rate!

Location: Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW

£18 - £35
Glow In The Park – Manchester
NOV10
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November

270 Middleton Rd, Manchester M8 4NB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

£20 - £24
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November
JUL21
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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
OCT13
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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if thats not enough run back down. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Manchester Road Towngate, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if thats not enough run back down. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

£5 - £18
King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
OCT5
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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
JUN13
City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 2

The City of Manchester 5k Series is a 5k race series held near Manchester centre at Alexandra Park throughout June. Its basically a course designed for one thing and thats allowing all runners, of all abilities to achieve a PB!

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City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 2

Unnamed Road, Manchester M16 7JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The City of Manchester 5k Series is a 5k race series held near Manchester centre at Alexandra Park throughout June. Its basically a course designed for one thing and thats allowing all runners, of all abilities to achieve a PB!

£8 - £10
City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 2
DEC1
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Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December

Outlon Park has been home to many motor racing events since the 1950s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car Championship, British F3 and British Superbikes Championship. This is a unique opportunity to choose from a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon 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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Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December

Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Outlon Park has been home to many motor racing events since the 1950s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car Championship, British F3 and British Superbikes Championship. This is a unique opportunity to choose from a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon 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
Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December
JUN2
Bubble Rush – Tameside

It's a 3k course with four Bubble Stations pumping out huge amounts of brightly coloured foam - blue, green, yellow and pink. It's not timed, so just enjoy running, walking, toddling or even dancing through the environmentally friendly clouds of bubbles. You really will have the best time ever!

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Bubble Rush – Tameside

Dukinfield Rugby Union Football Club, Blocksages Playing Fields, Birch Lane, Dukinfield SK16 5AP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

It's a 3k course with four Bubble Stations pumping out huge amounts of brightly coloured foam - blue, green, yellow and pink. It's not timed, so just enjoy running, walking, toddling or even dancing through the environmentally friendly clouds of bubbles. You really will have the best time ever!

£10 - £20
Bubble Rush – Tameside
JUN20
City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 3

The City of Manchester 5k Series is a 5k race series held near Manchester centre at Alexandra Park throughout June. Its basically a course designed for one thing and thats allowing all runners, of all abilities to achieve a PB!! Its a 3-lap course and (according to Garmin) has only 3 feet rise per lap, it has great wide path surfaces (no trail sections) and long straights with only 4 real turns.

The races can be entered individually or you can enter all 4 races in the series (via the Series entry option). If you miss the series entry, then simply enter 3 from 4 of the races to qualify for the league. There are various prize options for both places and improvers in the league and superb individual and team prizes each race.

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City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 3

Unnamed Road, Manchester M16 7JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The City of Manchester 5k Series is a 5k race series held near Manchester centre at Alexandra Park throughout June. Its basically a course designed for one thing and thats allowing all runners, of all abilities to achieve a PB!! Its a 3-lap course and (according to Garmin) has only 3 feet rise per lap, it has great wide path surfaces (no trail sections) and long straights with only 4 real turns.

The races can be entered individually or you can enter all 4 races in the series (via the Series entry option). If you miss the series entry, then simply enter 3 from 4 of the races to qualify for the league. There are various prize options for both places and improvers in the league and superb individual and team prizes each race.

£8 - £10
City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 3
JUN27
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Run Media City – June

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

Each kilometre will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to encourage you on your way to the finish line. 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!

The race involves laps, the course is flat and quick. There will be 2 lap for the 5k, 4 laps for the 10k.

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Run Media City – June

The Greenhouse, 74 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

Each kilometre will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to encourage you on your way to the finish line. 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!

The race involves laps, the course is flat and quick. There will be 2 lap for the 5k, 4 laps for the 10k.

£20
Run Media City – June
JUN30
Dog Jog – Manchester

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 – Manchester

Unnamed Road, Manchester M25 2SW, 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 – Manchester
JUN30
The Big Fun Run series – Manchester

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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The Big Fun Run series – Manchester

Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UKView event
About the event
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.

£14 - £16.25
The Big Fun Run series – Manchester
MAY29
Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 5

Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

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Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 5

Rose Cottage, Rakewood Rd, Littleborough OL15 0AP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

£8 - £10
Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 5
JUN6
Bowdon 5k

Hosted by Altrincham & District AC

Run under UKA rules Licence No. 2018 licence applied for Min age 12 years

Race enquiries: 0161 927 7401 e-mail [email protected]

Race venue: The Stamford Arms Pub, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2TW

Please share cars to improve race parking.

Accurately measured and certified 5k course. Entries on day allowed if not reached race limit

Course records

Male: A Caine 14:30 (2003)

Female: D Curley 16:33 (2000)

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Bowdon 5k

Chabad House, 3 The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2TN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Hosted by Altrincham & District AC

Run under UKA rules Licence No. 2018 licence applied for Min age 12 years

Race enquiries: 0161 927 7401 e-mail [email protected]

Race venue: The Stamford Arms Pub, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2TW

Please share cars to improve race parking.

Accurately measured and certified 5k course. Entries on day allowed if not reached race limit

Course records

Male: A Caine 14:30 (2003)

Female: D Curley 16:33 (2000)

£7.30 - £9.30
Bowdon 5k
JUN2
Race for Life 5K – Leigh

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 – Leigh

Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh WN7 3UG, 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 – Leigh
DEC15
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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
JUL14
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Manchester

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 – Manchester

Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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 – Manchester
MAY30
Birchwood Brook 5k

Come and run our 5k trail race, which was run for the first time in 2015. It takes place in several parks in Birchwood in Warrington, namely Birchwood Brook Park, Birchwood Forest Park and Oakwood Gate Park.

The route is largely traffic free and is on parkland paths & trails.

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Birchwood Brook 5k

Brock Rd, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7PT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come and run our 5k trail race, which was run for the first time in 2015. It takes place in several parks in Birchwood in Warrington, namely Birchwood Brook Park, Birchwood Forest Park and Oakwood Gate Park.

The route is largely traffic free and is on parkland paths & trails.

£7.30 - £9.30
Birchwood Brook 5k
JUN23
Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k

This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002.

It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities. The updated route was first used in 2015.

There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family.

This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!

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Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k

Black Swan, Manchester Rd, Warrington WA3 6LA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002.

It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities. The updated route was first used in 2015.

There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family.

This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!

£4.20 - £9.30
Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k
JUL6
Abney 5k Trail Run – July

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

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Abney 5k Trail Run – July

Ashfield House, 12 Ashfield Rd, Cheadle SK8 1BB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

Free
Abney 5k Trail Run – July
JUN5
King of the Hill – June

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and ride or run to the top. About 3 miles, or 5 kilometres lets just call it a long climb. The route follows the Kirklees Way, onto the Pennine Way, out onto the road at the top. First Wednesday of every month.

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King of the Hill – June

29 Binn Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6HF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and ride or run to the top. About 3 miles, or 5 kilometres lets just call it a long climb. The route follows the Kirklees Way, onto the Pennine Way, out onto the road at the top. First Wednesday of every month.

£3
King of the Hill – June
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
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Cheshire Tatton Park

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 – Cheshire Tatton Park

Knutsford Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QL, 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 – Cheshire Tatton Park
JUN30
Lymm Festival Trail Races

Whether you are an accomplished runner or a relative beginner; a supporter of a whizzy kid, or just looking for the heart of your community and the perfect picnic venue The Lymm Trail Races is the place to be.

The Lymm Festival Trail Races offer a kids fun run, a 5K and a 10K race, all based at the lovely site that is Lymm High School. A lap around the playing field for the fun run then extends into the woods of Helsdale and Spud Wood for the 5K and 10K races.

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Lymm Festival Trail Races

Lymm High School, Lymm WA13 0RB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Whether you are an accomplished runner or a relative beginner; a supporter of a whizzy kid, or just looking for the heart of your community and the perfect picnic venue The Lymm Trail Races is the place to be.

The Lymm Festival Trail Races offer a kids fun run, a 5K and a 10K race, all based at the lovely site that is Lymm High School. A lap around the playing field for the fun run then extends into the woods of Helsdale and Spud Wood for the 5K and 10K races.

£3 - £10
Lymm Festival Trail Races
JUL3
Forest Park Ladies 5k

Why not come and join in the fun and enter Warringtons Premier Ladies Only 5k race? This race has been ever popular since its debut in 1993 with many runners bringing all the family and having a picnic afterwards.

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Forest Park Ladies 5k

Birchwood Forest Park, Ordnance Ave, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 6QX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Why not come and join in the fun and enter Warringtons Premier Ladies Only 5k race? This race has been ever popular since its debut in 1993 with many runners bringing all the family and having a picnic afterwards.

£7.50
Forest Park Ladies 5k
JUL11
Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race

The 2nd running of this fund-raising 8.5k hill race, with a total ascent of 402m, from Saddleworth Rangers clubhouse, Greenfield, Greater Manchester. The route is mostly off road and covers narrow paths and uneven terrain, with steep, grassy climbs and descents. Junior Races are also available.

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Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race

5 Manchester Rd, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7DW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 2nd running of this fund-raising 8.5k hill race, with a total ascent of 402m, from Saddleworth Rangers clubhouse, Greenfield, Greater Manchester. The route is mostly off road and covers narrow paths and uneven terrain, with steep, grassy climbs and descents. Junior Races are also available.

£5
Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race
JUL27
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2

Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

In conjunction with this tweak, Ive decided to also launch a new era for course records. The Sizzlers hold amazing, nationally ranking 5k records (thats how fast the course is)but several are reasonably out of reach so to give you a new impetus well bank the current ones and begin a new era with last years fastest times.

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Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2

Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 0AB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

In conjunction with this tweak, Ive decided to also launch a new era for course records. The Sizzlers hold amazing, nationally ranking 5k records (thats how fast the course is)but several are reasonably out of reach so to give you a new impetus well bank the current ones and begin a new era with last years fastest times.

£6 - £10
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2
AUG8
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4

Welcome to the 2019 Sale Sizzlers 4 x 5k. The dates are Thursdays 7.30pm on June 27th, July 11th & 25th and August 8th. Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

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Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4

Manchester Harriers Athletics Club, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 0PH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the 2019 Sale Sizzlers 4 x 5k. The dates are Thursdays 7.30pm on June 27th, July 11th & 25th and August 8th. Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

£6 - £8
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4
JUL4
King of the Hill – July

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and ride or run to the top. About 3 miles, or 5 kilometers. lets just call it a long climb. The route follows the Kirklees Way, onto the Pennine Way, out onto the road at the top.

The new KotH 10K, this is just as simple, run up the hill, run down the hill, so choose to run or ride the 5k or run 10k.

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King of the Hill – July

30 Binn Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6HF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and ride or run to the top. About 3 miles, or 5 kilometers. lets just call it a long climb. The route follows the Kirklees Way, onto the Pennine Way, out onto the road at the top.

The new KotH 10K, this is just as simple, run up the hill, run down the hill, so choose to run or ride the 5k or run 10k.

£20
King of the Hill – July
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
JUL14
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Haydock

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
JUN19
Race For Life 5K – Buxton

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 – Buxton

The Pavilion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE, 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 – Buxton
JUN1
Willowbrook Halewood 5k – June

A free to enter race series open to all abilities, from the super fast to the just plain super! Walk, jog, run, all we ask is that you have fun - and a donation to Prostrate Cancer UK would be much appreciated. The race is held over a super fast, flat, all tarmac surface with PB potential, on the first Saturday of every month.

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Willowbrook Halewood 5k – June

89 Hollies Rd, Liverpool L26 0TF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A free to enter race series open to all abilities, from the super fast to the just plain super! Walk, jog, run, all we ask is that you have fun - and a donation to Prostrate Cancer UK would be much appreciated. The race is held over a super fast, flat, all tarmac surface with PB potential, on the first Saturday of every month.

Free
Willowbrook Halewood 5k – June
JUL4
Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 1

Huddersfield 5k Park Series are new weekly 5k races run in July at the stunning Greenhead Park. The popular weekend parkrun regularly has 600 plus runners, so its the perfect venue to organise an accurately measured, UKA licensed, live chip timed 5k event series. The park itself is very easy to get to via the M62, or by bus or rail from all areas of the North West.

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Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 1

Colleta Pavilion, Huddersfield HD1 4HS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Huddersfield 5k Park Series are new weekly 5k races run in July at the stunning Greenhead Park. The popular weekend parkrun regularly has 600 plus runners, so its the perfect venue to organise an accurately measured, UKA licensed, live chip timed 5k event series. The park itself is very easy to get to via the M62, or by bus or rail from all areas of the North West.

£8 - £10
Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 1
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
SEP7
Abney 5k Trail Run – September

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

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Abney 5k Trail Run – September

Ashfield House, 12 Ashfield Rd, Cheadle SK8 1BB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

Free
Abney 5k Trail Run – September
AUG7
King of the Hill - August

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and ride or run to the top. Spot prizes, league table & a Crown.

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King of the Hill - August

29 Binn Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6HF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and ride or run to the top. Spot prizes, league table & a Crown.

£3 - £5
King of the Hill - August
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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.

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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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