Beginner Friendly Running Events in South West

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JUN13
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Dinton 5km + 10km - June

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 follows 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!

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Dinton 5km + 10km - June

Davis St, Reading, UKView event
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 follows 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!

£13 - £19
Dinton 5km + 10km - June
JUN16
Registration Perks
Heyford Airbase - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - June

Fast, flat, fantastic! Choice of half marathon, 10k, 5k. Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the Heyford Park Airbase's Runway, RAF Taxiway & NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat and traffic-free. These races are timed perfectly if you are planning to run a Spring marathon, but equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times.

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Heyford Airbase - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - June

Izzard Rd, Bicester OX25 5HE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Fast, flat, fantastic! Choice of half marathon, 10k, 5k. Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the Heyford Park Airbase's Runway, RAF Taxiway & NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat and traffic-free. These races are timed perfectly if you are planning to run a Spring marathon, but equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times.

£10 - £25
Heyford Airbase - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - June
JUL4
Registration Perks
Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park

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.

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Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park

Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UKView event
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.

£5 - £19
Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park
JUL11
Registration Perks
Dinton 5km + 10km - July

This series back for the EIGHTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council 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!

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Dinton 5km + 10km - July

Davis St, Reading, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This series back for the EIGHTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council 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!

£13 - £19
Dinton 5km + 10km - July
JUL21
Registration Perks
Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July

The Frome Half Marathon 2019 will be held on the 21st July. All races start at the Frome Town Football Ground at 10:00 am and make their way through the streets of the town and surrounding countryside returning through the Town centre to the Frome Town football Ground for the finish line. Sign up now to guarantee your place!

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Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July

8 King St, Frome BA11 1BT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Frome Half Marathon 2019 will be held on the 21st July. All races start at the Frome Town Football Ground at 10:00 am and make their way through the streets of the town and surrounding countryside returning through the Town centre to the Frome Town football Ground for the finish line. Sign up now to guarantee your place!

£5 - £25
Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July
AUG8
Registration Perks
Dinton 5km + 10km - August

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!

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Dinton 5km + 10km - August

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis St, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0TH, UKView event
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!

£13 - £19
Dinton 5km + 10km - August
AUG31
Registration Perks
Fun Colour Rush - Reading

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

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Fun Colour Rush - Reading

Prospect Park, Liebenrood Rd, Reading RG30 2ND, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

£15 - £55
Fun Colour Rush - Reading
SEP1
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Bridgwater Half Marathon

The Bridgwater Half Marathon, in aid of Cancer Research, features a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k route. Expect over 200 runners showing their support for Cancer Research UK by pounding the pavement for this event.

The 5k Fun Run is popular with families and fundraisers alike. The run is organised by Bridgwater and District Friends of Cancer Research UK and Bridgwater's own Ramblers Carnival Club.

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Bridgwater Half Marathon

Total Pipework Installation, Rose View/Chedzoy La, Bridgwater TA7 8QW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Bridgwater Half Marathon, in aid of Cancer Research, features a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k route. Expect over 200 runners showing their support for Cancer Research UK by pounding the pavement for this event.

The 5k Fun Run is popular with families and fundraisers alike. The run is organised by Bridgwater and District Friends of Cancer Research UK and Bridgwater's own Ramblers Carnival Club.

£8 - £20.50
Bridgwater Half Marathon
SEP1
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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)
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
SEP22
Registration Perks
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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Glow in the Park – Exeter

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: Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

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Glow in the Park – Exeter

Bishop's Ct Ln, Exeter EX5 1DQ, 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: Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

£16 - £35
Glow in the Park – Exeter
NOV9
Registration Perks
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
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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
MAY24
Sunrise City 5K Bristol

Starting in Millennium Square the route will take you around the harbourside before taking in Queens Square, Castle Park and the main city centre shopping area before a final meander along the river and back into the finish.

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Sunrise City 5K Bristol

Bristol BS1 5SZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting in Millennium Square the route will take you around the harbourside before taking in Queens Square, Castle Park and the main city centre shopping area before a final meander along the river and back into the finish.

£15
Sunrise City 5K Bristol
MAY25
Ultra Plog

Plogolution has been set up to help support fit and happy communities that are dedicated to protecting the environment so we can be proud to hand our planet down to future generations.

We arrange regular 'plogs' which are run/walk and rubbish pick ups. Getting rubbish off our streets, away from our rivers and oceans and raising endorphin levels at the same time!

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Ultra Plog

Wysis Way, Cirencester GL7 6NY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Plogolution has been set up to help support fit and happy communities that are dedicated to protecting the environment so we can be proud to hand our planet down to future generations.

We arrange regular 'plogs' which are run/walk and rubbish pick ups. Getting rubbish off our streets, away from our rivers and oceans and raising endorphin levels at the same time!

Free
Ultra Plog
MAY26
Wells Fun Run

Welcome to Wells Fun Run, an well organised race with brilliant atmosphere at the start line, very good support on the course, nice to run on closed roads, you will really enjoy the event along with your friends, family & loved ones.

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Wells Fun Run

Town Hall, Wells BA5, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to Wells Fun Run, an well organised race with brilliant atmosphere at the start line, very good support on the course, nice to run on closed roads, you will really enjoy the event along with your friends, family & loved ones.

£3 - £15
Wells Fun Run
MAY26
Race For Life 5K – Winchester

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 – Winchester

Winchester, 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 – Winchester
MAY26
The Sonning 10K, 5K & Fun Run

This is a family-friendly event and our 5k and 10k routes both start at the BCSC clubhouse in Sonning Lane. These have been designed for participants to take in the beautiful village of Sonning and the Thames Path.

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The Sonning 10K, 5K & Fun Run

Berkshire County Sports Club, Berkshire County Sports Club, Reading West Berkshire, Sonning Ln, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a family-friendly event and our 5k and 10k routes both start at the BCSC clubhouse in Sonning Lane. These have been designed for participants to take in the beautiful village of Sonning and the Thames Path.

£3 - £18
The Sonning 10K, 5K & Fun Run
MAY31
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RunFestRun

The nations big new running party! Join us for a weekend of epic running, awesome music, inspirational talks, tonnes of festival fun and the opportunity to camp in Wiltshires beautiful Bowood House & Gardens.

We cant wait to see you there.

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RunFestRun

82 Studley Ln, Studley, Derry Hill, Calne SN11 9NQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The nations big new running party! Join us for a weekend of epic running, awesome music, inspirational talks, tonnes of festival fun and the opportunity to camp in Wiltshires beautiful Bowood House & Gardens.

We cant wait to see you there.

£5 - £350
RunFestRun
JUN1
Poole Festival of Running

The Poole Hospital Charity have been chosen as the nominated charity for this years Poole Festival of Running and they would like to thank everyone for their support.

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Poole Festival of Running

Poole Park, Poole BH15, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Poole Hospital Charity have been chosen as the nominated charity for this years Poole Festival of Running and they would like to thank everyone for their support.

£8 - £25
Poole Festival of Running
JUN2
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Hereford

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 – Hereford

Halo Hereford Leisure Centre, Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9UD, 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 – Hereford
JUN2
Race for Life 5K – Bridgend

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 – Bridgend

Newbridge Fields, Bridgend CF31 4BW, 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 – Bridgend
JUN2
West Wycombe Trails 5k & 10k
High Wycombe, South East, United Kingdom

Extremely challenging new courses that are totally unique no other race has access to the areas you will run on the incredible and stunningly beautiful multi-terrain private areas of West Wycombe Park.

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West Wycombe Trails 5k & 10k

National Trust - West Wycombe Park, Park, Village and Hill, High Wycombe HP14 3AJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Extremely challenging new courses that are totally unique no other race has access to the areas you will run on the incredible and stunningly beautiful multi-terrain private areas of West Wycombe Park.

£10 - £12
West Wycombe Trails 5k & 10k
JUN5
Hereford Couriers 5K – Race 3

A Series Of Three Fast, Flat Urban Races. Entry Is For The Series As A Whole Only. No Individual Race Entries. If You Want To Do Only One Race, You Must Still Enter For The Series And Do So At Least Two Days In Advance Of Your First Race.

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Hereford Couriers 5K – Race 3

Herbie Samuels Way, Hereford HR4 9UD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A Series Of Three Fast, Flat Urban Races. Entry Is For The Series As A Whole Only. No Individual Race Entries. If You Want To Do Only One Race, You Must Still Enter For The Series And Do So At Least Two Days In Advance Of Your First Race.

£8 - £10
Hereford Couriers 5K – Race 3
JUN8
Run The Rock 5K & 10K
Stokenchurch, South East, United Kingdom

The Run The Rock course takes place on an undulating, mainly off-road course, throughout natural beauty. You will experience tracks, fields, woods, footpaths, open lanes, chalklands, grasslands and our local residents otherwise known as the Red Kites.

A 5k race is available for the more novice runner or keen walker. Or alternatively, take on the 10k race for the more experienced athlete looking for a challenge.

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Run The Rock 5K & 10K

1 Park Ln, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe HP14 3TQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Run The Rock course takes place on an undulating, mainly off-road course, throughout natural beauty. You will experience tracks, fields, woods, footpaths, open lanes, chalklands, grasslands and our local residents otherwise known as the Red Kites.

A 5k race is available for the more novice runner or keen walker. Or alternatively, take on the 10k race for the more experienced athlete looking for a challenge.

£15 - £18
Run The Rock 5K & 10K
JUN8
Rainbow Run Bristol

Bristol's Rainbow Run is the brightest sponsored 5k around. Walk, jog or run your way through colour bursts of powder paint and raise money for Childrens Hospice South West! Now coming to our brand new location North Somerset Showground in Wraxall, which is on the doorstep of Charlton Farm, Bristol and Somersets local childrens hospice.

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Rainbow Run Bristol

Bristol Rd, Bristol BS48, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Bristol's Rainbow Run is the brightest sponsored 5k around. Walk, jog or run your way through colour bursts of powder paint and raise money for Childrens Hospice South West! Now coming to our brand new location North Somerset Showground in Wraxall, which is on the doorstep of Charlton Farm, Bristol and Somersets local childrens hospice.

$12 - $20
Rainbow Run Bristol
JUN9
Race For Life 5K & 10K - Llanelli

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 - Llanelli

Sandy Rd, Llanelli SA15 4DP, 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 - Llanelli
JUN9
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

This race is 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 – Milton Keynes

Redway WW02, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This race is 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 – Milton Keynes
JUN9
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Bournemouth

This is a 5k 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 – Bournemouth

W Undercliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH2, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a 5k 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 – Bournemouth
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
JUN9
Lacock Road Races

Step back in time at the wonderfully preserved National Trust Village of Lacock. With its central grid of four streets, Lacock today looks much like it did 200 years ago. Its oldest house is older than the thirteenth century abbey but since the loss of the village's main source of income from wool in the nineteenth century, new development has been minimal.

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Lacock Road Races

1 High St, Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2LQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Step back in time at the wonderfully preserved National Trust Village of Lacock. With its central grid of four streets, Lacock today looks much like it did 200 years ago. Its oldest house is older than the thirteenth century abbey but since the loss of the village's main source of income from wool in the nineteenth century, new development has been minimal.

£5 - £32
Lacock Road Races
JUN9
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Gloucester

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 – Gloucester

Park Rd, Gloucester GL1 1LH, 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 – Gloucester
JUN9
Chiltern Chase

What started out as a simple fundraiser has now become an annual spectacle with runners coming from all over the country to run the Chiltern Chase. We are so grateful to be able to support local organisations that so desperately need the funds.

If you would like to make a difference and help fund worthwhile charities then why not register for the Chiltern Chase race today!

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Chiltern Chase

10 The Cloisters, Ewelme, Wallingford OX10 6HS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

What started out as a simple fundraiser has now become an annual spectacle with runners coming from all over the country to run the Chiltern Chase. We are so grateful to be able to support local organisations that so desperately need the funds.

If you would like to make a difference and help fund worthwhile charities then why not register for the Chiltern Chase race today!

£13 - £19
Chiltern Chase
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
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
JUN12
Summer 5K Series 3

A fast flat course with personal best potential - also wheelchair friendly.

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Summer 5K Series 3

Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Heathcote Rd, Yeovil BA22 8HT, UKView event
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From the organiser

A fast flat course with personal best potential - also wheelchair friendly.

£6 - £8
Summer 5K Series 3
JUN15
Cheddar Gorge Challenge

The Cheddar Gorge Challenge has been taking places for the last 4 years across a series of summer dates. This year we are focusing on one date as we continue to expand our race series to new locations.

We have a NEW start/finish location, with accessible parking just a short flat walk to registration and the start line. The routes will remain largely unchanged as we are able to jump onto the existing routes from our new base, though as we are effectively starting mid way round the old courses, you will see the route in a differnt and arguably less hilly light.

NEW for 2017, the Cheddar Gorge Challenge in joining the National Trust's South West Outdoor Festival (SWOF). This is a celebration of everything outdoors with trail races, sportives, camping, live music, guest speakers, food foraging, axe throwing (not in the direction of the runners...the race is tough enough) and many others activities taking place across the long weekend of 8th - 10th September 2017.

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Cheddar Gorge Challenge

Cliff Top Gorge Walk, Cheddar BA5 3BT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Cheddar Gorge Challenge has been taking places for the last 4 years across a series of summer dates. This year we are focusing on one date as we continue to expand our race series to new locations.

We have a NEW start/finish location, with accessible parking just a short flat walk to registration and the start line. The routes will remain largely unchanged as we are able to jump onto the existing routes from our new base, though as we are effectively starting mid way round the old courses, you will see the route in a differnt and arguably less hilly light.

NEW for 2017, the Cheddar Gorge Challenge in joining the National Trust's South West Outdoor Festival (SWOF). This is a celebration of everything outdoors with trail races, sportives, camping, live music, guest speakers, food foraging, axe throwing (not in the direction of the runners...the race is tough enough) and many others activities taking place across the long weekend of 8th - 10th September 2017.

£5 - £42
Cheddar Gorge Challenge
JUN15
Registration Perks
Brutal Pyestock – Hampshire

5KM, 10KM or 20KM of BRUTAL running at Pyestock!

The race starts with a very fast run out into the dry Zig Zag Gully and down to the little switch-back hill. Then onto the mud trail, into the Lily Pond to get nice and soggy before a succession of 3 short hills. Then wade through the elephant grass, race through the shallow river and into a bog and linier marsh - which cleverly gets deeper as the race progresses!

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Brutal Pyestock – Hampshire

5 Pyestock Cres, Farnborough GU14 9SN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

5KM, 10KM or 20KM of BRUTAL running at Pyestock!

The race starts with a very fast run out into the dry Zig Zag Gully and down to the little switch-back hill. Then onto the mud trail, into the Lily Pond to get nice and soggy before a succession of 3 short hills. Then wade through the elephant grass, race through the shallow river and into a bog and linier marsh - which cleverly gets deeper as the race progresses!

£19.50 - £31.50
Brutal Pyestock – Hampshire
JUN16
Race for Life 5K – Yeovil

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Race for Life 5K – Yeovil

Yeovil College, Mudford Rd, Yeovil BA21 4DR, UKView event
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From the organiser

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Yeovil
JUN16
Heyford Airbase Races

Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the base's Runway, RAF Taxiway and NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed! Choose between the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon - all equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times. Something for the whole family and a safe environment for spectators with refreshments and plenty of history around you!

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Heyford Airbase Races

1 Broad Way, Bicester OX25 5AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the base's Runway, RAF Taxiway and NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed! Choose between the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon - all equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times. Something for the whole family and a safe environment for spectators with refreshments and plenty of history around you!

£13 - £25
Heyford Airbase Races
JUN16
Race for Life 5K – Cwmbran

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 – Cwmbran

North Fields Recreation Ground, Cwmbran NP44 2JJ, 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 – Cwmbran
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