Beginner Friendly Running Events in Middlesbrough

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JUN9
Race for Life 5K – Middlesbrough

Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of hundreds of Race for Life fundraising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive. Making Race for Life cancer's worst enemy.

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Race for Life 5K – Middlesbrough

129 Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2PQ, UKView event
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Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of hundreds of Race for Life fundraising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive. Making Race for Life cancer's worst enemy.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Middlesbrough
JUN30
Ali Brownlee Riverside Run

Both events offer a flat fast course ideal for those seeking a personal best time and also for those looking to complete their first ever running event.

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Ali Brownlee Riverside Run

37a Shepherdson Way, Middlesbrough TS3 6RS, UKView event
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Both events offer a flat fast course ideal for those seeking a personal best time and also for those looking to complete their first ever running event.

£13
Ali Brownlee Riverside Run
JUN23
The Kirkleatham 5K Fun Run

Taking in the beautiful grounds by the enchanting Kirkleatham Museum. This course is fast and flat with a mix of all terrains, suitable for all levels of ability, whether you are aiming for a pb or running/walking with the kids. This family fun run will take you through a beautiful woodland area (watch out for the squirrels, they may want to join in)!

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The Kirkleatham 5K Fun Run

Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham, Redcar TS10 5NW, UKView event
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From the organiser

Taking in the beautiful grounds by the enchanting Kirkleatham Museum. This course is fast and flat with a mix of all terrains, suitable for all levels of ability, whether you are aiming for a pb or running/walking with the kids. This family fun run will take you through a beautiful woodland area (watch out for the squirrels, they may want to join in)!

£5 - £7
The Kirkleatham 5K Fun Run
JUN30
Race for Life 5K– Durham

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run.

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Race for Life 5K– Durham

County Hall, Durham DH1 5UZ, UKView event
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From the organiser

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K– Durham
JUN16
Bunny Run

The North York Moors National Park in conjunction with the Hardmoors Race Series present the Bunny Run 5k + Trail Race. The Bunny Run is staged in the beautiful North York Moors amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. The BunnyRun Trail Race is well marked and marshalled so no navigational skills are needed.

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Bunny Run

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The North York Moors National Park in conjunction with the Hardmoors Race Series present the Bunny Run 5k + Trail Race. The Bunny Run is staged in the beautiful North York Moors amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. The BunnyRun Trail Race is well marked and marshalled so no navigational skills are needed.

£10 - £12
Bunny Run
JUN23
Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon
New Herrington, North East, United Kingdom

Part of the 2018 Urban Trails series of races by Trail Outlaws.The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in beautiful trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, with great views along the river and its broad range of wildlife and wildfowl, before the fabulous finish on Penshaw Monument itself.

We are sure you will agree, the finish and the bling with be worth the challenge. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race.

This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington Country Park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.

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Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon

Unnamed Road, New Herrington, Houghton le Spring DH4 7NJ, UKView event
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From the organiser

Part of the 2018 Urban Trails series of races by Trail Outlaws.The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in beautiful trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, with great views along the river and its broad range of wildlife and wildfowl, before the fabulous finish on Penshaw Monument itself.

We are sure you will agree, the finish and the bling with be worth the challenge. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race.

This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington Country Park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.

£30 - £32
Pieces of 8 Penshaw Half Marathon
JUN30
Lambton 10K
Houghton le Spring, North East, United Kingdom

This annual event from Foundation of Light, set in the exclusive, beautiful and private Lambton Estate thats not normally accessible to the public, is growing in popularity and is perfectly timed for those training towards the Great North Run.

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Lambton 10K

11 Forge Ln, Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street DH3 4PD, UKView event
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From the organiser

This annual event from Foundation of Light, set in the exclusive, beautiful and private Lambton Estate thats not normally accessible to the public, is growing in popularity and is perfectly timed for those training towards the Great North Run.

£10 - £18
Lambton 10K
SEP4
Autumn Coast Road 5k

This race is part of the Everyone Active Coast Road series consisting of two 10km races and three 5km races.

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Autumn Coast Road 5k

28 Green Ln, Redcar TS10 3RW, UKView event
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From the organiser

This race is part of the Everyone Active Coast Road series consisting of two 10km races and three 5km races.

£8
Autumn Coast Road 5k
JUN9
Race for Life 5K – Gateshead

Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of the hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive.

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Race for Life 5K – Gateshead

Saltwell Park, E Park Rd, Gateshead NE9 5AX, UKView event
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From the organiser

Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of the hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Gateshead
JUL25
Durham City Run

The 5k and 10k races start 10 minutes apart, facing each other across the the ancient Market square. With a little luck you may have produced youre own historical performance to match the surrounding splendour!

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Durham City Run

Gatehouse, N Bailey, Durham DH1 3RQ, UKView event
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From the organiser

The 5k and 10k races start 10 minutes apart, facing each other across the the ancient Market square. With a little luck you may have produced youre own historical performance to match the surrounding splendour!

£13 - £24
Durham City Run
JUL7
Bottoms Up Cup 5K Race

Washington Running Club host an annual 5k race aptly named The Bottoms Up Cup, running through the heart of the iconic Princess Anne Park in the centre of Washington on a Sunday morning during the summer.

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Bottoms Up Cup 5K Race

The Princess Anne Park, 14 Creevelea, Washington NE38 7TU, UKView event
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Washington Running Club host an annual 5k race aptly named The Bottoms Up Cup, running through the heart of the iconic Princess Anne Park in the centre of Washington on a Sunday morning during the summer.

£8 - £10
Bottoms Up Cup 5K Race
AUG21
Quayside 5k

The race will be used as the Gateshead Harriers & AC Club Road Championship and will be used as part of the selection process for the Northern 6-Stage Road Relays Championships with the first male and female Gateshead Harriers being awarded The David Mount Cup named after our former Chairman.

And yes the rumours are true there will be 2 races this year due to high demand.. and safety.

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Quayside 5k

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The race will be used as the Gateshead Harriers & AC Club Road Championship and will be used as part of the selection process for the Northern 6-Stage Road Relays Championships with the first male and female Gateshead Harriers being awarded The David Mount Cup named after our former Chairman.

And yes the rumours are true there will be 2 races this year due to high demand.. and safety.

£15 - £17
Quayside 5k
AUG29
Watergate 5k (Incorporating the NEMAA Masters Championships) and junior races

A fast 2 lap traffic free course in Watergate Park Lobley hill Gateshead juniors one 2km lap approx.

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Watergate 5k (Incorporating the NEMAA Masters Championships) and junior races

Watergate Cafe, Gateshead NE11 0BG, UKView event
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From the organiser

A fast 2 lap traffic free course in Watergate Park Lobley hill Gateshead juniors one 2km lap approx.

£10 - £12
Watergate 5k (Incorporating the NEMAA Masters Championships) and junior races
AUG28
Newham Grange 5K
Coulby Newham, North East, United Kingdom

A range of healthy races which take in the countryside sites across the Tees Valley . Weve organised a series of great runs to put something back into the local running scene as well as to keep the popular series going all year round. We attract a wide variety of different abilities and always support and encourage novice or less experienced runners to participate. So come along, meet some new people and take part in a fun, healthy run! Improving your Health and well-being as well as meeting new running buddies along the way. Come along and join in you never know you just might get hooked! Everyone is welcome.

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Newham Grange 5K

Newham Grange Farm, Wykeham Way, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough TS8 0TG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A range of healthy races which take in the countryside sites across the Tees Valley . Weve organised a series of great runs to put something back into the local running scene as well as to keep the popular series going all year round. We attract a wide variety of different abilities and always support and encourage novice or less experienced runners to participate. So come along, meet some new people and take part in a fun, healthy run! Improving your Health and well-being as well as meeting new running buddies along the way. Come along and join in you never know you just might get hooked! Everyone is welcome.

Newham Grange 5K
AUG28
South Shields Summer Trail Series - Race 5
South Shields, North East, United Kingdom

The run is held once per month & has a friendly community feel with a competitive spirit. All abilities of runner are welcome to take part, especially if youre new to trail running! The course includes everything you want in a trail run challenging hills, exciting descents and great views at the top. Join us for a drink after the run in the White Horse Pub.

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South Shields Summer Trail Series - Race 5

178 Quarry Ln, South Shields NE34 7QZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The run is held once per month & has a friendly community feel with a competitive spirit. All abilities of runner are welcome to take part, especially if youre new to trail running! The course includes everything you want in a trail run challenging hills, exciting descents and great views at the top. Join us for a drink after the run in the White Horse Pub.

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South Shields Summer Trail Series - Race 5

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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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