Beginner Friendly Running Events in Portsmouth

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SEP8
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Cosham Firefighters Charity 10k

A team from Cosham Fire Station are embarking on a challenge to reach Everest Base Camp. The challenge is in aid the Firefighters Charity.

Run around the beautiful Portchester Castle, taking in views across the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham Creek.

All profits from the event are going to the charity.

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Cosham Firefighters Charity 10k

Cosham, Portsmouth, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A team from Cosham Fire Station are embarking on a challenge to reach Everest Base Camp. The challenge is in aid the Firefighters Charity.

Run around the beautiful Portchester Castle, taking in views across the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham Creek.

All profits from the event are going to the charity.

£10 - £15
Cosham Firefighters Charity 10k
SEP1
Registration Perks
Meon Valley Trail Half, 10k & 5k (CX)

Whether is be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it is a flat and fast, out and back course, run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

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Meon Valley Trail Half, 10k & 5k (CX)

Wickham, Fareham, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Whether is be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it is a flat and fast, out and back course, run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

£12 - £20
Meon Valley Trail Half, 10k & 5k (CX)
SEP22
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, 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 Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO18 0PX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, 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!

£21 - £32
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
NOV9
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Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

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Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

Portsdown Hill Rd, Portsmouth, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

£15 - £22
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)
DEC8
Registration Perks
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, 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 Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO18 0PX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, 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!

£21
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December
JUN11
Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 3

The Absolute Gosport 5k Summer Series offers a fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.
This is the third race in the five-race series. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three, four or five race season ticket.

Medals for all finishers plus prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories 1 to 7, plus a special series prize for the 1st male and female. Series points are based on your best four results.

There will be a Children's 1k sprint at each race at 7.15pm. The race series is managed by Nice Work on behalf of Absolute Running - Follow the shoe here!

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Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 3

2 Stokes Bay Rd, Gosport PO12 2QU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Absolute Gosport 5k Summer Series offers a fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.
This is the third race in the five-race series. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three, four or five race season ticket.

Medals for all finishers plus prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories 1 to 7, plus a special series prize for the 1st male and female. Series points are based on your best four results.

There will be a Children's 1k sprint at each race at 7.15pm. The race series is managed by Nice Work on behalf of Absolute Running - Follow the shoe here!

£10 - £12
Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 3
JUN16
Gosport Golden Mile and 5k

The Gosport Golden Mile appeals to athletes of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat, point to point one-mile course along the promenade in Gosport. We host a senior race, a Junior Golden Mile, plus a wheelchair event for both classified and unclassified athletes.

And, if you've enough energy left, why not try your luck in the Gosport Golden 5k that follows the Golden Mile? The 5km race is a popular addition to the Hampshire running calendar, a fast and flat, out and back dash along the promenade.

There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, including cash prizes for the winners of the Golden Mile.

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Gosport Golden Mile and 5k

2 Stokes Bay Rd, Gosport PO12 2QU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Gosport Golden Mile appeals to athletes of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat, point to point one-mile course along the promenade in Gosport. We host a senior race, a Junior Golden Mile, plus a wheelchair event for both classified and unclassified athletes.

And, if you've enough energy left, why not try your luck in the Gosport Golden 5k that follows the Golden Mile? The 5km race is a popular addition to the Hampshire running calendar, a fast and flat, out and back dash along the promenade.

There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, including cash prizes for the winners of the Golden Mile.

£11.60 - £18.70
Gosport Golden Mile and 5k
JUN26
Lakeside 5K Series 3

This popular series, which also incorporates the Alexandra Sports Inter-Club Challenge, takes place within the Lakeside North Harbour Complex. All

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Lakeside 5K Series 3

Lakeside North Harbour, Lakeside North Harbour, Western Rd, Portsmouth PO6 3EN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This popular series, which also incorporates the Alexandra Sports Inter-Club Challenge, takes place within the Lakeside North Harbour Complex. All

£6.50 - £8.50
Lakeside 5K Series 3
JUL7
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Portsmouth

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 – Portsmouth

Southsea Common, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3AE, 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.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Portsmouth
JUN9
Whiteley Village 5K & 10K

This year sees the return of the Whiteley Village 10k Run. Set in the beautiful and tranquil 230 acre grounds of the Whiteley Village in Surrey, The Whiteley Village Races offer events for all of the family. On offer are the choice of a 5km or 10km Off-Road Running event with chip timing, and a 1km Junior Fun Run.

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Whiteley Village 5K & 10K

Court Centre, 4000 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7FL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This year sees the return of the Whiteley Village 10k Run. Set in the beautiful and tranquil 230 acre grounds of the Whiteley Village in Surrey, The Whiteley Village Races offer events for all of the family. On offer are the choice of a 5km or 10km Off-Road Running event with chip timing, and a 1km Junior Fun Run.

£6 - £20
Whiteley Village 5K & 10K
JUL9
The Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 4

The Absolute Gosport 5k Summer Series returns to the south coast after another fantastic year in 2016. This fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course is ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is race three of the five race series, with the final race in the series on September 9th. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three or four race season ticket.

Medals for all finishers plus prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories 1 to 7 plus a special series prize for the 1st male and female. Series points based on best three results.

Children's 1k sprint at each race at 7.15.

The race series is managed by Nice Work on behalf of Absolute Running

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The Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 4

Alverbank Country House Hotel, Stokes Bay Rd, Gosport PO12 2QT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Absolute Gosport 5k Summer Series returns to the south coast after another fantastic year in 2016. This fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course is ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is race three of the five race series, with the final race in the series on September 9th. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three or four race season ticket.

Medals for all finishers plus prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories 1 to 7 plus a special series prize for the 1st male and female. Series points based on best three results.

Children's 1k sprint at each race at 7.15.

The race series is managed by Nice Work on behalf of Absolute Running

£10 - £12
The Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 4
AUG13
The Absolute Running Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 5

The Absolute Gosport 5k Summer Series offers a fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is the final race in the five race series. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three, four or five race season ticket.

There will be a Children's 1k sprint at each race at 7.15pm.

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The Absolute Running Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 5

Bayside Cabin, Stokes Bay MHP, Gosport PO12 2QT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Absolute Gosport 5k Summer Series offers a fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is the final race in the five race series. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three, four or five race season ticket.

There will be a Children's 1k sprint at each race at 7.15pm.

£3 - £50
The Absolute Running Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 5
JUN23
Race For Life 5K & 10K – Southampton

Take up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

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Race For Life 5K & 10K – Southampton

A33, Southampton SO17 1UZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Take up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

£10 - £14.99
Race For Life 5K & 10K – Southampton
AUG28
Lakeside 5k Series - August

This popular series, which also incorporates the Alexandra Sports Inter-Club Challenge, takes place within the Lakeside North Harbour Complex.

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Lakeside 5k Series - August

Lakeshore Dr, Portsmouth PO6 3FR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This popular series, which also incorporates the Alexandra Sports Inter-Club Challenge, takes place within the Lakeside North Harbour Complex.

£6.50 - £8.50
Lakeside 5k Series - August
SEP13
Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 5

The Gosport 5k Summer Series offers a fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is the final race in the five race series. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three, four or five race season ticket.

Medals for all finishers plus prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories 1 to 7, plus a special series prize for the 1st male and female. Series points are based on your best four results.

Details

Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 5

2 Stokes Bay Rd, Gosport PO12 2QU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Gosport 5k Summer Series offers a fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is the final race in the five race series. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three, four or five race season ticket.

Medals for all finishers plus prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories 1 to 7, plus a special series prize for the 1st male and female. Series points are based on your best four results.

£10 - £12
Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 5
JUN1
Worthing 10K

The Worthing 10k is one of the largest and friendliest running events in the south east, welcoming runners of all abilities to the flat seafront course.

Don't miss out on this flat and super fast course.

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Worthing 10K

86-94 Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Worthing 10k is one of the largest and friendliest running events in the south east, welcoming runners of all abilities to the flat seafront course.

Don't miss out on this flat and super fast course.

£7 - £22
Worthing 10K
JUN12
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Basingstoke

This is a race 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 – Basingstoke

Down Grange Track, 75-83 Pack Ln, Basingstoke RG22 5SN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a race 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 – Basingstoke
OCT20
Registration Perks
Simplyhealth Great South Run

If youre new to running, or ten miles isnt your thing, you can still be a part of the iconic Simplyhealth Great South Run weekend at this popular 5k. Soak up the atmosphere as you experience your own moment of victory when you cross the line.

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Simplyhealth Great South Run

Stoney Croft, 32 Lennox Rd S, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2HU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

If youre new to running, or ten miles isnt your thing, you can still be a part of the iconic Simplyhealth Great South Run weekend at this popular 5k. Soak up the atmosphere as you experience your own moment of victory when you cross the line.

£15 - £21
Simplyhealth Great South Run
AUG18
Dog Jog – Southampton

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 – Southampton

A33, Southampton SO15, 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 - £14.50
Dog Jog – Southampton
NOV9
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

Details

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

The George Inn, Portsdown Hill Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 1BE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

£15 - £22
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)
NOV30
Patron Saints Series - St Andrew’s Day

The 2019 Patron Saint's Series. Bespoke interlocking medal for each event, 5k or 10k options for each event.

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Patron Saints Series - St Andrew’s Day

Cockleshell Community Centre, Henderson Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 9SJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 2019 Patron Saint's Series. Bespoke interlocking medal for each event, 5k or 10k options for each event.

£22.50
Patron Saints Series - St Andrew’s Day
SEP8
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

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New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

New Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

£15 - £47
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
NOV30
Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Hampshire
Waterlooville, South East, United Kingdom

Welcome to the Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series. If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the dark! It's an amazing experience; your senses are heightened, you immerse yourself deep in the surroundings, with your head torch on the trails streak past you at warp speed, you concentrate on making that perfect foot placement so as not to take a tumble.

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Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Hampshire

A3, Waterlooville PO8 0QE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series. If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the dark! It's an amazing experience; your senses are heightened, you immerse yourself deep in the surroundings, with your head torch on the trails streak past you at warp speed, you concentrate on making that perfect foot placement so as not to take a tumble.

£20
Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Hampshire
NOV10
Beyond New Forest Trail
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

The New Forest is an area of southern England that includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heath-land, forest trails and native ponies.

What better place to experience trail running, regardless of experience, we actively encourage new runners to our events and with no cut offs all you need do is worry about being ready for the event.

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Beyond New Forest Trail

Hollands Wood Campsite, Hollands Wood Campsite, Lyndhurst Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The New Forest is an area of southern England that includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heath-land, forest trails and native ponies.

What better place to experience trail running, regardless of experience, we actively encourage new runners to our events and with no cut offs all you need do is worry about being ready for the event.

Booking Closed
Beyond New Forest Trail
FEB16
The Glatting Beacon Five

Southern Multisports are introducing this new 5 mile race as part of the race series for 2020. Starting at the carpark at Whiteways a short downhill section is followed by a steady climb of just under 2 miles to the turning point at Glatting Beacon. The return route is a long downhil with a small climb to the finish back at the car park.

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The Glatting Beacon Five

Whiteways Lodge, London Rd, Arundel BN18 9LL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Southern Multisports are introducing this new 5 mile race as part of the race series for 2020. Starting at the carpark at Whiteways a short downhill section is followed by a steady climb of just under 2 miles to the turning point at Glatting Beacon. The return route is a long downhil with a small climb to the finish back at the car park.

The Glatting Beacon Five

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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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