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    Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK
    £14 - £19
    2 reviews
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    Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K

    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Warmer weather and (possibly) more sunshine can only mean one thing spring is arriving! And with that comes the return of the Richmond Park Spring 10K and 5K race, located in the beautiful London park itself. Weave your way through the greenery as you spend your Sunday morning taking on a 10K or 5K run.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      I am only reviewing negatively as I am tying to get in touch with the organisers through the link in my acceptance email (have been for two weeks) but cant get hold of anyone. Hoping a negative review may prompt a response!
    • Did the 10k in 2017

      This is a great race, it's not huge so don't expect any crowds or people cheering you on. But, it's a perfect training race. It's well organised and Richmond Park is so beautiful, you feel like you're in the countryside.
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    Wokingham 10K & 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
    1 review
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    Wokingham 10K & 5K

    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Whatever the weather at Dinton Pastures, there is always something new to see and we always have a back-up plan up our sleeves if the paths are flooded; rain doesn't stop play!! Open to all abilities.

    Every time we have an event at Dinton Pastures we see it in a different light, see new animals and hear new sounds there is never a dull moment at this gorgeous Country Park and there is an amazing cafe onsite too!

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      This was my first proper race and I loved it. Well organised and great atmosphere. I have 2 suggestions though. 1 more person at least handing out the water and is it possible to stop spectators standing in front of the clock at the halfway/finish line?
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    Thames Valley Spring 5km, 10km and 15km Run
    Sat 6th Apr
    Unnamed Road, Windsor SL4 6QF, UK
    £22.50 - £30
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    Chase the sun Olympic Park - April
    Wed 10th Apr
    London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST, UK
    £22
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    The Bushy Park Spring 10k & 5k
    Sun 14th Apr
    Cobbler's Walk, Teddington TW11 0EB, UK
    £14 - £18
    2 reviews
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    The Bushy Park Spring 10k & 5k

    Cobbler's Walk, Teddington TW11 0EB, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Celebrate Spring at the Bushy Park Spring 10k & 5k.

    Taking place within the iconic surroundings of Bushy Park which is the perfect setting for a fast, flat and traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

    Race features chip timing - plus finish line goodies and a medal for you at the finish.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      The only complaint I have is that the race start was very hard to find given the directions provided and where the bus dropped me off. Both myself and another runner spent 25 minutes searching for the place and ended up starting the race 10 minutes late. A single sign on the outside of the park (to the south) would have solved this problem. Other than that... amazing staff and amazing atmosphere as usual :)
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      Good, flat course, a bit congested at the start though. Having different start times for the 5k and 10k races might help.
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    Running Grand Prix Goodwood Motor Circuit
    Sun 14th Apr
    Claypit Ln, Chichester PO18 0PH, UK
    £21 - £32
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    RunThrough Chase the Sun Brixton 5k & 10k
    Wed 17th Apr
    Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA, UK
    £21
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    Victoria Park Easter Run
    Fri 19th Apr
    1 St Marks Gate, London E9 5HT, UK
    £18 - £26
    1 review
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    Victoria Park Easter Run

    1 St Marks Gate, London E9 5HT, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for a 5k, 10k or half marathon in Londons oldest public park. Victoria Park borders South Hackney and Bow in the East end of London. The wide, flat paths offer a brilliant opportunity for a personal best. Each Mile is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

    Run and earn a themed medal a new medal will be revealed shortly! The race is fully chip-timed.

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Since you've asked, my race experience was one of a kind....Due to not properly, or at all, depending on which way you look at it, training for the half marathon, it was a challenge like no other. With it being my first outdoor run ever, my limbs did not know what hit them. The only way I can describe the excruciating pain that my body experienced is to imagine your legs being grated down to bare bone with a blunt cheese grater, while at the same time, slowly but surely being stabbed vigarously in the lungs with a wooden spoon, until no more blood could bleed out but just enough to keep the pulse beating.Other than the above, it was a great experience and a great course, and would recommend it to anyone. Top event. All the best! Ethan
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    Glow In The Park – Brighton
    Sat 27th Apr
    madeira drive, 286A Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN, UK
    £29 - £154
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    Dinton Summer Series – May
    Thu 9th May
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
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    Chase the Sun 5k & 10k – Crystal Palace
    Wed 15th May
    1 Bowley Ln, Dulwich, London SE19 1LH, UK
    £21
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    The Rye 10 Mile
    Sun 26th May
    Rye TN31 6YD, UK
    £16 - £18
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    Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World
    Sun 26th May
    Mercedes-Benz Brooklands & Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands Dr, Weybridge KT13 0SL, UK
    £21 - £24
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    Rapid Rabbit 5K
    Mon 27th May
    Battersea Park Fitness Trail, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4BE, UK
    £5 - £7
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    Speedy Steeds 5K
    Mon 3rd Jun
    Battersea Park Fitness Trail, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4BE, UK
    £5 - £7
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    Whiteley 5k and 10k
    Sun 9th Jun
    Whiteley Village, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames KT12 4BT, UK
    £12 - £20
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    The Bushy Summer 10k & 5k
    Sun 9th Jun
    Cobbler's Walk, Teddington TW11 0EB, UK
    £14 - £19
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    Dashing Deer 5K
    Mon 10th Jun
    Battersea Park Fitness Trail, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4BE, UK
    £5 - £7
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    Dinton Summer Series – June
    Thu 13th Jun
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
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    The Kent Golden Mile
    Wed 19th Jun
    Dymchurch, Romney Marsh TN29, UK
    £5 - £16
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    Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park
    Thu 4th Jul
    Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UK
    £5 - £19
    1 review
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    Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park

    Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    After our inagurual year last year, we are pleased to have this event firmly back on the calendar with headline sponsors, Macbeths Insurance supporting us and you every step of the way.

    Beale Park and the surrounding area really is a stunning location for an evening run - with parts of the course near the Thames and others through the woods. One not to miss.

    Reviews
    • Did the 5k in 2018

      Fantastically run even, unfortunately tough course with very challenging terrain.
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    Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k
    Sun 7th Jul
    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK
    £14 - £19
    2 reviews
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    Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k

    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us and celebrate Summer in 2018 at The Richmond Park Summer 10K and 5K. Taking place within the picturesque Richmond Park, it's a perfect setting for a pacy, traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The undulating course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      I do looked forward to this run but unfortunately the heat just got the better of me. Such a pity this run started so late as by 10am it was Scorturing hot. Very disappointed in the result and the whole experience.
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    Run Hadleigh Park
    Sun 7th Jul
    Hadleigh Park, Chapel Ln, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2PP, UK
    £5 - £22
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    Kangaroo Hop 5K
    Mon 8th Jul
    Battersea Park Fitness Trail, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4BE, UK
    £5 - £7
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    Dinton Summer Series – July
    Thu 11th Jul
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
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    Spire Bushey 10k, 5k and Junior Races - July
    Sun 14th Jul
    21 Palmer Ave, Bushey WD23 3NB, UK
    £10 - £20
    1 review
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    Spire Bushey 10k, 5k and Junior Races - July

    21 Palmer Ave, Bushey WD23 3NB, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This great little race is now in its 34th year. The 5k & 10k both wind their way around the leafy Hertfordshire town of Bushey itself, whilst the Junior Races take place at Race HQ - Queens' School. Chip-timed, with a great route, good organisation and fantastic marshaling these events will be perfect for everyone from novice runners to competitive athletes.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2017

      Not a PB course!! Great medal. Ok route but had a short SHARP hill.
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    Colour Me Krazy 5k
    Sun 14th Jul
    Walton Ln, Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames, UK
    £15 - £24
    2 reviews
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    Colour Me Krazy 5k

    Walton Ln, Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This Brand New Colour Run 5k is coming to Weybridge, July 2019. Colour Me Krazy is an exciting Race that brings together the Challenge of a 5k Race with a Splash of Colour, ideal for all the Family!

    Organised by the Team behind the Weybridge 10k, we have brought over 2500 Runners to the Streets of Weybridge over the last 2 years and we can't wait to introduce this Brand New Event.

    The Goal is to have a Good Time and Achieve a 5k Run that you can Walk, run, jog and if youre feeling brave cartwheel the whole way!! And for those who want to achieve even more they can try for their Personal Best. Create a team or go solo and totally work it! Bring your Friends and Family to cheer you on and add some colour to your white tees. Start and Finish by the River Thames and Enjoy a Route that takes you along the Famous 10k Tow Path that is talked about by our very own 10K finishers.

    Every 1k mark there is a Colour Station that you Pass through but we ensure you, you wont be coming out with a white tee anymore. Here, our Race Team Shower with our Special 100% Safe Colour Powder. As you go, the Colours build, until by the end of the course where youll be covered in all the colours of the rainbow.

    At the Finish Line we have a Huge Colour Party, where you get to Throw Coloured powder and light up the sky and make it rain colour. To make it even more fun we challenge you to cover your friends and family in all the colour so they have no white showing.

    #ColourMeKrazy #RunWeybridge

    Reviews
    • Did the Colour 5k in 2018

      I am excited to be taking part in the new Colour Me Krazy next July, it looks like a really exciting new Colour Run and it will definitely bring a big crowd to Weybridge! Along with the food, drink and family stalls I am looking forward to running a 5k that doesn't have the pressure of getting a fast time, I can just relax and have fun whilst enjoying completing my first 5k
    • Did the Colour 5k in 2018

      I am really looking forward to doing this in 2019 in its very first year, the route & atmosphere will be just like the famous Weybridge 10k!
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    Silver Starling 5K
    Mon 15th Jul
    Battersea Park Fitness Trail, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4BE, UK
    £5 - £7
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    The Eastbourne Golden Mile & 5k
    Wed 17th Jul
    Eastbourne Pier, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3EL, UK
    £5 - £16
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    Flying Falcon 5K
    Mon 29th Jul
    Battersea Park Fitness Trail, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4BE, UK
    £5 - £7
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    Hasty Hare 5K
    Mon 5th Aug
    Battersea Park Fitness Trail, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4BE, UK
    £5 - £7
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    Dinton Summer Series – August
    Thu 8th Aug
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
    11 reviews
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    Dinton Summer Series – August

    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UKView event
    11 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This series back for the EIGHTH year has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities.

    Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

    The course follow a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

    Reviews
    • Did the 10km in 2017

      Enjoyable 10k. The only downside being a two lap course but that's the nature of the setting. Though being two laps enabled a 5km split on the chip which is good. Big puddles too and sloppy in places but not a lot you can do about that.
    • Did the 10km in 2017

      Great friendly atmosphere, felt like a proper local, community event. Loved the 'shout-outs' from the announcer at the halfway stage and finishing line, using our race numbers to give personalised 'shout-outs'.
    • Did the 5km in 2017

      I'm still a relatively new runner and older than most but was made to feel really part of the run series. The only reason I gave the course an OK was the huge lakes on part of the course! The organisation is tip top, i've never had to wait for a bar code and getting the time immediately is a nice bonus.
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    South Coast Run 2019
    Sun 11th Aug
    Corsica Hall, College Rd, Seaford BN25 1JX, UK
    £15 - £25
    2 reviews
    Details

    South Coast Run 2019

    Corsica Hall, College Rd, Seaford BN25 1JX, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The South Coast Half Marathon, 10K and 5K take place in and around the town of Seaford in East Sussex.

    The course is lapped and takes in the scenic views from the seafront.

    The event is aimed at all abilities, whether you are a beginner, experienced or professional in running the race guarantees large crowds to cheer you along!

    If the Half Marathon is not for you then the South Coast 10K or the 5K take place on the same day, over the same course.

    Chip timed event.

    Reviews
    • Did the 5k Fun Run in 2018

      This was my first ever race! And boy, I don't think the weather got the message, but if anything it made my race what it was, a sub 40" 5K in sideways rain!!! loved it
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    Regent’s Park Summer 10K – 18 August 2019
    Sun 18th Aug
    3 Clarkson Row, Kings Cross, London NW1 7RA, UK
    £15 - £19
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    Brighton K9 Challenge
    Sun 8th Sep
    Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9PU, UK
    £18
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    RUNNING GRAND PRIX AT GOODWOOD MOTOR CIRCUIT – SEPTEMBER
    Sun 22nd Sep
    Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO18 0PX, UK
    £21 - £32
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    Beat Box Hill 5k & 10k
    Sun 29th Sep
    Zig Zag Rd, Tadworth KT20 7LF, UK
    £25
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    Chase The Moon - Olympic Park
    Wed 9th Oct
    Thornton Street, London E20, UK
    £22
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    Kiwi Trail Run
    Sun 27th Oct
    26 Newmans Way, Bulford, Salisbury SP4 9HT, UK
    £12.50 - £27.50
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    Beyond New Forest Trail
    Sun 10th Nov
    Hollands Wood Campsite, Hollands Wood Campsite, Lyndhurst Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, UK
    £15
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    Goodwood Running Grand Prix - December
    Sun 8th Dec
    Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO18 0PX, UK
    £21
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    Run Whitstable Spring 5k & 10k
    Sun 24th Mar
    45 Hampton Pier Ave, Herne Bay CT6 8EL, UK
    £15 - £20
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    Harbour Club Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k – March
    Fri 29th Mar
    A4, London WC2N 5DU, UK
    £3 - £6
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    The Bolt trail run
    Sat 30th Mar
    South Downs District Office, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham GU10 4LS, UK
    £7 - £48
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    Treehouse 5k, 10k & Family Run
    Sun 31st Mar
    22 Station Rd, Cholsey, Wallingford OX10 9PT, UK
    £3 - £17
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    Hundred Acres Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
    Sat 6th Apr
    Hundred Acres Rd, Fareham PO17, UK
    £11 - £25
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    Hundred Acres (CX)
    Sat 6th Apr
    6 Hundred Acres Rd, Wickham, Fareham PO17 6JB, UK
    £10 - £25
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    Highworth 5 Mile Race
    Sun 7th Apr
    21 Shrivenham Rd, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7BZ, UK
    £12 - £14
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