Beginner Friendly Running Events in Southampton

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NOV10
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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.

£15
Beyond New Forest Trail
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.

£15 - £22
Remembrance Day 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!

£21 - £32
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
OCT27
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Kiwi Trail Run

Starting on the edge of Salisbury plain, near to Bulford camp, in the shadow of the kiwi, this Half, 10 km and 5 km multi-terrain trail run to include, track, trail, and a little bit of woodland mostly flat.

All routes will start at the old carter barracks.

£12.50 - £27.50
Kiwi Trail Run
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!

£21
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December
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!

£5 - £14.50
Dog Jog – Southampton
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

£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.

£3 - £50
The Absolute Running Gosport 5k Summer Series – Race 5
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!

£15 - £47
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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.

£10 - £12
Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 5
AUG11
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public. This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.

£13 - £31
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs
JUL7
Tarrant Valley 10
Tarrant Monkton, South West, United Kingdom

The Tarrant Valley 10 comprises a multi-terrain 10km race and a separate 1-mile children's race, hosted by the village of Tarrant Monkton, set entirely within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both races start and finish in front of The Langton Arms pub right in the heart of the village.

The 10km race begins on tarmac roads but, after the first kilometer and a challenging ascent into Hogstock Coppice, the course continues on well-surfaced bridleways and farm tracks. Relatively flat through Sing Close, Long Row, and Calcott's Coppices, half-way is reached at Six Cross Ways in Chetterwood. Past Strawberry Coppice and a gentle climb to Launceston Wood, the course then opens out to deliver a quite spectacular view over the North Dorset countryside. An exciting 800m descent on Common Drove leads to the road once again and a 600m sprint through the village to the finish. Approximately half of the race is in shade.

£10 - £12
Tarrant Valley 10
SEP22
Andover Food Bank Lake Run

We are delighted to announce plans for the Andover Lake Run 2019.

Last year we had nearly 500 runners for the three races and Steve Holder a Hampshire fireman and seasoned marathon runner opened the run, and ran the 10k. Our local mayor Councilor Carl Borg-Neal ran the 5k and then presented prizes donated by Alton Sports. Our main sponsor was Vitacress who handed out nutritious shots to all our competitors at the finish line.

It was a fantastic day and all the runners were well supported by family and friends. In addition, over 7,000 was raised for the foodbank.

£8 - £100
Andover Food Bank Lake Run
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.

£15 - £22
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)
OCT5
Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Stunning seaside views, a chance to run on two piers, and a spectacular finish make this event one to remember. Runners will get the chance to feel the crisp sea air, with all routes spending at least a portion of their route along the beautiful coastline. A European Athletic 5 star event, runners can expect accurate chip timing, a finishers medal and a fantastic running experience.

£17.50 - £53.50
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
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.

£20
Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Hampshire
SEP8
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Cosham Firefighters Charity 10k

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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

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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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