Beginner Friendly Running Events in Stoke

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JUN4
Race for Life 5K – Stoke on Trent
Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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

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Race for Life 5K – Stoke on Trent

54 City Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Stoke on Trent
DEC1
Registration Perks
Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December
Little Budworth, North West, United Kingdom

Outlon Park has been home to many motor racing events since the 1950s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car Championship, British F3 and British Superbikes Championship. This is a unique opportunity to choose from a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon 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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Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December

Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Outlon Park has been home to many motor racing events since the 1950s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car Championship, British F3 and British Superbikes Championship. This is a unique opportunity to choose from a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon 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!

£18 - £30
Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December
AUG15
Dave Clarke 5K
Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom

This is a chip timed multi-terrain race over an undulating course including road and trails.

The 2019 race forms part of the Trentham Triple series which includes the Trentham 10k and Werrington 10k.

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Dave Clarke 5K

14 Renfrew Pl, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8RW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a chip timed multi-terrain race over an undulating course including road and trails.

The 2019 race forms part of the Trentham Triple series which includes the Trentham 10k and Werrington 10k.

£9.30 - £11.50
Dave Clarke 5K
MAY25
Tour of the Derwent Valley Race 2

The start and finish are in the same place, about 300m from the Malt Shovel. The first 100m is slightly downhill before a left turn on to Breamfield Lane. After 1.7miles, and just before Alport Heights, you do a left hand loop before turning right to rejoin the course (2.9miles) and return by the same route as you started along.

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Tour of the Derwent Valley Race 2

52 Wash Green, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4BS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The start and finish are in the same place, about 300m from the Malt Shovel. The first 100m is slightly downhill before a left turn on to Breamfield Lane. After 1.7miles, and just before Alport Heights, you do a left hand loop before turning right to rejoin the course (2.9miles) and return by the same route as you started along.

£5 - £7
Tour of the Derwent Valley Race 2
JUN19
Race For Life 5K – Buxton

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 – Buxton

The Pavilion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE, 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 – Buxton
MAY23
Dunham Massey 5K Race 1

A 2 lap race over tarmac and paths entireley within the grounds of Dunham Massey park. Picturesque and traffic freee. Undulating

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Dunham Massey 5K Race 1

Dunham Castle, Main Dr, Altrincham WA14 4SJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 2 lap race over tarmac and paths entireley within the grounds of Dunham Massey park. Picturesque and traffic freee. Undulating

£7.30 - £9.30
Dunham Massey 5K Race 1
JUN2
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Telford

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 – Telford

Telford Town Park, Telford, 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 – Telford
SEP15
Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Stoke on Trent
Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom

The Pretty Muddy Stoke on Trent course is within Central Forest Park and is the perfect venue for the our muddy obstacles. The course is a circular route around the grounds and is made up of a mixture of path, tracks and grass. There are some flat areas but also some hills offering some scenic views over Stoke On Trent.

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Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Stoke on Trent

Central Forest Park Car Park, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 6BD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Pretty Muddy Stoke on Trent course is within Central Forest Park and is the perfect venue for the our muddy obstacles. The course is a circular route around the grounds and is made up of a mixture of path, tracks and grass. There are some flat areas but also some hills offering some scenic views over Stoke On Trent.

£10 - £19.99
Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Stoke on Trent
JUN6
Bowdon 5k

Hosted by Altrincham & District AC

Run under UKA rules Licence No. 2018 licence applied for Min age 12 years

Race enquiries: 0161 927 7401 e-mail [email protected]

Race venue: The Stamford Arms Pub, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2TW

Please share cars to improve race parking.

Accurately measured and certified 5k course. Entries on day allowed if not reached race limit

Course records

Male: A Caine 14:30 (2003)

Female: D Curley 16:33 (2000)

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Bowdon 5k

Chabad House, 3 The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2TN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Hosted by Altrincham & District AC

Run under UKA rules Licence No. 2018 licence applied for Min age 12 years

Race enquiries: 0161 927 7401 e-mail [email protected]

Race venue: The Stamford Arms Pub, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2TW

Please share cars to improve race parking.

Accurately measured and certified 5k course. Entries on day allowed if not reached race limit

Course records

Male: A Caine 14:30 (2003)

Female: D Curley 16:33 (2000)

£7.30 - £9.30
Bowdon 5k
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Cheshire Tatton Park

This is a race 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 – Cheshire Tatton Park

Knutsford Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a race 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 – Cheshire Tatton Park
JUN16
Race for Life 5K – Wolverhampton

Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of the hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K – Wolverhampton

West Park, Park Rd W, Wolverhampton WV1 4PH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join thousands of people in the fight against cancer - enter one of the hundreds of Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK and help more people survive. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Wolverhampton
JUN29
Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Derby

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is our brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Derby

Markeaton Park, Markeaton Ln, Derby DE22 4AA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is our brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

£10 - £19.99
Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Derby
JUN30
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Derby

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 & 10K – Derby

Markeaton Park, Markeaton Ln, Derby DE22 4AA, 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 & 10K – Derby
JUL6
Abney 5k Trail Run – July

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

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Abney 5k Trail Run – July

Ashfield House, 12 Ashfield Rd, Cheadle SK8 1BB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

Free
Abney 5k Trail Run – July
JUN23
Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k

This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002.

It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities. The updated route was first used in 2015.

There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family.

This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!

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Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k

Black Swan, Manchester Rd, Warrington WA3 6LA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002.

It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities. The updated route was first used in 2015.

There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family.

This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!

£4.20 - £9.30
Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k
JUL27
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2

Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

In conjunction with this tweak, Ive decided to also launch a new era for course records. The Sizzlers hold amazing, nationally ranking 5k records (thats how fast the course is)but several are reasonably out of reach so to give you a new impetus well bank the current ones and begin a new era with last years fastest times.

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Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2

Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 0AB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

In conjunction with this tweak, Ive decided to also launch a new era for course records. The Sizzlers hold amazing, nationally ranking 5k records (thats how fast the course is)but several are reasonably out of reach so to give you a new impetus well bank the current ones and begin a new era with last years fastest times.

£6 - £10
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 2
AUG8
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4

Welcome to the 2019 Sale Sizzlers 4 x 5k. The dates are Thursdays 7.30pm on June 27th, July 11th & 25th and August 8th. Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

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Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4

Manchester Harriers Athletics Club, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 0PH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the 2019 Sale Sizzlers 4 x 5k. The dates are Thursdays 7.30pm on June 27th, July 11th & 25th and August 8th. Sizzling news is weve tweaked the course to now have a common start and finish located close to the 400m start line. Youll use lane 1 inbound. Outbound youll run clockwise and inbound anti clockwise. It was Confucius who said, To grow is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often so hope its even faster with that final 350m blast to the finish when you get back onto the track.

£6 - £8
Sale Sizzler 4 x 5k – Race 4
AUG11
The Big Fun Run series – Derby

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

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The Big Fun Run series – Derby

Markeaton Park, Markeaton Ln, Derby DE22 4AA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

£14 - £16.25
The Big Fun Run series – Derby
AUG11
Dog Jog – Derby

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 – Derby

Markeaton Ln, Derby DE22 4NH, 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 - £13.50
Dog Jog – Derby
SEP29
The Tissington Trail Half Marathon Sunday

The Tissington Trail Half Marathon has established itself as a real favourite with runners, often selling out months in advance, and we hold this race on two dates across one weekend to accommodate as many runners as possible. We're proud that the race regularly features in the Runner's World top 10 UK trail races.

The Tissington Trail, the site of a former railway line from Ashbourne to Buxton, runs along a 13 mile route from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for a cracking half marathon and, because the route is slightly downhill all the way, you've got gravity on your side!

This race features chip timing, a quality bespoke medal for all finishers, plus well-stocked aid stations and finish line goodies! Commemorative finisher's technical t-shirts will also be available to purchase.

Prizes from the event are generously sponsored by Big Bobble Hats who will be present on the day of the event.

We are also pleased to welcome Much Better Adventures on board as one of our event partners, an award-winning platform for booking unique, ready-made adventure weekends with amazing local hosts. Join a small social group of like-minded people, or book privately just for you and friends. From Kayaking and Wildcamping the Norwegian Fjords to climbing Mt Toubkal in Morocco, check out the amazing adventures you could have on your next weekend away.

As an event entrant, you can get 25 credit to use on any adventure weekend and we'll also have one place on one of their trips available to win for one lucky entrant!

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The Tissington Trail Half Marathon Sunday

Chapel House, Station Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1AA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Tissington Trail Half Marathon has established itself as a real favourite with runners, often selling out months in advance, and we hold this race on two dates across one weekend to accommodate as many runners as possible. We're proud that the race regularly features in the Runner's World top 10 UK trail races.

The Tissington Trail, the site of a former railway line from Ashbourne to Buxton, runs along a 13 mile route from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for a cracking half marathon and, because the route is slightly downhill all the way, you've got gravity on your side!

This race features chip timing, a quality bespoke medal for all finishers, plus well-stocked aid stations and finish line goodies! Commemorative finisher's technical t-shirts will also be available to purchase.

Prizes from the event are generously sponsored by Big Bobble Hats who will be present on the day of the event.

We are also pleased to welcome Much Better Adventures on board as one of our event partners, an award-winning platform for booking unique, ready-made adventure weekends with amazing local hosts. Join a small social group of like-minded people, or book privately just for you and friends. From Kayaking and Wildcamping the Norwegian Fjords to climbing Mt Toubkal in Morocco, check out the amazing adventures you could have on your next weekend away.

As an event entrant, you can get 25 credit to use on any adventure weekend and we'll also have one place on one of their trips available to win for one lucky entrant!

£10 - £28
The Tissington Trail Half Marathon Sunday
SEP7
Abney 5k Trail Run – September

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

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Abney 5k Trail Run – September

Ashfield House, 12 Ashfield Rd, Cheadle SK8 1BB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

Free
Abney 5k Trail Run – September
NOV9
Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – November

We organise a free monthly 5K run in Buxtons Pavilion Gardens. These runs are open to everyone of all standardsthe only qualification is that you must feel like running 5K on a Saturday morning. No prior registration required just turn up and run!

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Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – November

The Pavilion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We organise a free monthly 5K run in Buxtons Pavilion Gardens. These runs are open to everyone of all standardsthe only qualification is that you must feel like running 5K on a Saturday morning. No prior registration required just turn up and run!

Free
Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – November
DEC14
Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – December

We organise a free monthly 5K run in Buxtons Pavilion Gardens. These runs are open to everyone of all standardsthe only qualification is that you must feel like running 5K on a Saturday morning. No prior registration required just turn up and run! All runs are held on the same course, starting from the Burlington Rd end of Broadwalk and taking in 3 laps of the beautiful Pavilion Gardens. The runs usually attract anywhere between 50 and 100 runners.

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Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – December

The Pavilion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We organise a free monthly 5K run in Buxtons Pavilion Gardens. These runs are open to everyone of all standardsthe only qualification is that you must feel like running 5K on a Saturday morning. No prior registration required just turn up and run! All runs are held on the same course, starting from the Burlington Rd end of Broadwalk and taking in 3 laps of the beautiful Pavilion Gardens. The runs usually attract anywhere between 50 and 100 runners.

Free
Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – December
SEP4
Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k

Welcome to Telford Athletic Club & Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k. The race is on paths and roads from Harper Adams Agricultural College.

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Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k

Ancellor Drive, Newport TF10 8NB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to Telford Athletic Club & Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k. The race is on paths and roads from Harper Adams Agricultural College.

Sexarathon Harper Scarper 5k
SEP14
Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – September

A monthly, multi-terrain, flat 5k race in Buxton's Pavilion Gardens. These races are open to runners of all standards - the only qualification is that you must feel like running 5k on a Saturday morning! And registration is free! All races are held on the same course on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

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Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – September

The Crescent, Buxton SK17, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A monthly, multi-terrain, flat 5k race in Buxton's Pavilion Gardens. These races are open to runners of all standards - the only qualification is that you must feel like running 5k on a Saturday morning! And registration is free! All races are held on the same course on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – September

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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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