Beginner Friendly Running Events in West Midlands

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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
JUN23
Registration Perks
Fun Colour Rush - Nottingham

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 - Nottingham

Nottingham NG12 2LU, 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 - Nottingham
JUL14
Registration Perks
Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July

Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views.

Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up kilometre after kilometre. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.

You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the Water towards a glorious home straight, where we'll be waiting with a finishers' medal, goody bag and a souvenir item of training kit - anything from a technical t-shirt to cold weather headgear.

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Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July

Rugby, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views.

Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up kilometre after kilometre. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.

You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the Water towards a glorious home straight, where we'll be waiting with a finishers' medal, goody bag and a souvenir item of training kit - anything from a technical t-shirt to cold weather headgear.

£13 - £15
Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July
AUG22
Registration Perks
Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August

Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

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Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August

Prestwold Hall, Loughborough LE12 5SQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

£6 - £18
Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
NOV30
Registration Perks
Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Join the Time2RunEvents Team for this Festive 2 Days of Running around the National Water Sports Center in Nottingham. Both Days There will be Live Music, Great Atmosphere with grandstand Finish, Open to all Abilities with a 7 Hour Cut off Marathon & 4 Hour Half.

You must be 12 years and over for the 5k and 17 years & Over For The Half & 18 Years & Over For Full Marathon.

Please note: 2019 Chips/Race Numbers & Instructions Will be Posted Out 2 Weeks Before the Event There is No Need to Register on the Day Go Straight to the Start.

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Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Water Sports Centre, Nottingham NG12 2LU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join the Time2RunEvents Team for this Festive 2 Days of Running around the National Water Sports Center in Nottingham. Both Days There will be Live Music, Great Atmosphere with grandstand Finish, Open to all Abilities with a 7 Hour Cut off Marathon & 4 Hour Half.

You must be 12 years and over for the 5k and 17 years & Over For The Half & 18 Years & Over For Full Marathon.

Please note: 2019 Chips/Race Numbers & Instructions Will be Posted Out 2 Weeks Before the Event There is No Need to Register on the Day Go Straight to the Start.

£6 - £38
Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
MAY29
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 1

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

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The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 1

4 River Rd, Colwick, Nottingham NG4 2EW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

£8 - £10
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 1
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 & 10K – Nottingham

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 – Nottingham

One Smile Dentist, 2 Victoria Embankment, Nottingham NG2 2JY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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 – Nottingham
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
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
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
JUN7
Heanor Midsummer Festival 5k & 10k

An event incorporating a community 5k and midsummer 10k race evening. A perfect way to spend the Friday evening, families welcome.

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Heanor Midsummer Festival 5k & 10k

7 The Field, Shipley, Heanor DE75 7JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

An event incorporating a community 5k and midsummer 10k race evening. A perfect way to spend the Friday evening, families welcome.

£6 - £13
Heanor Midsummer Festival 5k & 10k
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
Race for Life 5K – Loughborough

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 – Loughborough

Market Pl, Loughborough LE11, 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 – Loughborough
JUN9
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Redditch

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. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Redditch

Arrow Valley country park, Battens Dr, Redditch B98 0LJ, 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. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Redditch
JUN9
Aldridge 10K & 5K

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our 10k, together with our accurately measured 5k and increasingly popular children's races.

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Aldridge 10K & 5K

The Green, Aldridge, Walsall WS9 8NJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our 10k, together with our accurately measured 5k and increasingly popular children's races.

£12 - £17
Aldridge 10K & 5K
JUN12
Park Hall 5k

The Park Hall 5km race has been going for over 30 years. At just over 3 miles on the roads and pavements around Park Hall, it's ideal as a first race or just for judging your speed over a short distance. Most clubs have a 5km in their club championships and this race is great, as it is held on a summer evening, not in the depths of winter like some other 5km races. We have one club member (Steve Nicholls) who has completed every single race since it first began.

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Park Hall 5k

The Venue, Burma Rd, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Park Hall 5km race has been going for over 30 years. At just over 3 miles on the roads and pavements around Park Hall, it's ideal as a first race or just for judging your speed over a short distance. Most clubs have a 5km in their club championships and this race is great, as it is held on a summer evening, not in the depths of winter like some other 5km races. We have one club member (Steve Nicholls) who has completed every single race since it first began.

£8
Park Hall 5k
JUN14
Sunrise City 5k Birmingham

Starting and finishing in front of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the iconic Library building, the route initially takes you out into the City Centre and past landmarks including the Cathedral and Victoria Square.

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Sunrise City 5k Birmingham

236-238 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting and finishing in front of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the iconic Library building, the route initially takes you out into the City Centre and past landmarks including the Cathedral and Victoria Square.

£15
Sunrise City 5k Birmingham
JUN14
Salomon Friday Night 5
Dolgellau, Wales, United Kingdom

On the eve of the mighty Trail Marathon Wales race well be kick starting our big weekend with a 5km run aimed at getting everyone out on the trails of Coed y Brenin.

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Salomon Friday Night 5

Coed y Brenin, Dolgellau LL40 2HZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

On the eve of the mighty Trail Marathon Wales race well be kick starting our big weekend with a 5km run aimed at getting everyone out on the trails of Coed y Brenin.

£5
Salomon Friday Night 5
JUN16
Race for Life – Solihull

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 – Solihull

Malvern Park Ave, Solihull B91, UKView event
About the event
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 – Solihull
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 – 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
JUN16
Cheltenham Challenge

Welcome to the Cheltenham Challenge, a fundraising event operated by Cheltenham-based charity Caring for Communities and People. The Challenge is a multi-terrain event offering 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances. All races are open to runners and walkers. The 5K and 10K are open to all ages, the Half Marathon is for adults 17+ only.

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Cheltenham Challenge

A435, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL50 4SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the Cheltenham Challenge, a fundraising event operated by Cheltenham-based charity Caring for Communities and People. The Challenge is a multi-terrain event offering 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances. All races are open to runners and walkers. The 5K and 10K are open to all ages, the Half Marathon is for adults 17+ only.

£11.50 - £30.50
Cheltenham Challenge
JUN22
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Rugby

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. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Rugby

Draycote Water, Draycote Water, Rugby CV23, 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. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Rugby
JUN23
Wythall Hollywood Fun Run

There will be three races available for you to enter, either the less arduous 1.5Km race, fun for all the family or the more ambitious 10Km and 5Km races* (were closing the roads for your added safety) for the more seasoned runners. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

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Wythall Hollywood Fun Run

Wythall House, Silver St, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6LZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

There will be three races available for you to enter, either the less arduous 1.5Km race, fun for all the family or the more ambitious 10Km and 5Km races* (were closing the roads for your added safety) for the more seasoned runners. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

Free - £15
Wythall Hollywood Fun Run
JUN23
Race For Life 5K – Shrewsbury

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 – Shrewsbury

The Quarry, Shrewsbury SY1 1JA, 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 – Shrewsbury
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom

This is a course 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 – Sutton Coldfield

Thornhill Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield B74, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a course 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 – Sutton Coldfield
JUN26
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 2

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

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The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 2

4 River Rd, Colwick, Nottingham NG4 2EW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

£9.40 - £11.60
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 2
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
Gate Gallop

It is an off road, traffic free event organised by the Peel Road Runners and is part of the Burton District Summer League. Offering a childrens run, a 4.4k fun run (ages 9 and above) and a 10k Race (ages 15 and over) it has something for all the family. The event has been run for over 25 years raising an amazing 100,000 for St Giles Hospice and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Peel Road Runners and all of the Gate Gallop entrants for their continued support!

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Gate Gallop

Brindley Dr, Tamworth B77 3QH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

It is an off road, traffic free event organised by the Peel Road Runners and is part of the Burton District Summer League. Offering a childrens run, a 4.4k fun run (ages 9 and above) and a 10k Race (ages 15 and over) it has something for all the family. The event has been run for over 25 years raising an amazing 100,000 for St Giles Hospice and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Peel Road Runners and all of the Gate Gallop entrants for their continued support!

£3 - £14
Gate Gallop
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
JUN30
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Cheltenham

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 – Cheltenham

Prestbury, Cheltenham, 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 – Cheltenham
JUN30
Race For Life 5K & 10K – Coventry & Warwickshire

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. This is beating cancer

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Race For Life 5K & 10K – Coventry & Warwickshire

Unnamed Road, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8, 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. This is beating cancer

£10 - £14.99
Race For Life 5K & 10K – Coventry & Warwickshire
JUL2
Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix – Victoria Embankment (Race-3)

Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix - Victoria Embankment (Race-3) will be a 5k Running event which will be a very flat riverside circuit.

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Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix – Victoria Embankment (Race-3)

Wilford Grove, Nottingham NG2, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix - Victoria Embankment (Race-3) will be a 5k Running event which will be a very flat riverside circuit.

£10 - £12
Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix – Victoria Embankment (Race-3)
JUL5
Sunrise City 5k Nottingham (July)

Sunrise City is a 5k run or walk that takes place at the unusual time of 5.30am on a Friday morning in the summer. But more than that, it is a community that is growing, with more and more people joining the Purple Movement and adding a wave of colour to their city streets when nobody is expecting it.

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Sunrise City 5k Nottingham (July)

Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2LN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Sunrise City is a 5k run or walk that takes place at the unusual time of 5.30am on a Friday morning in the summer. But more than that, it is a community that is growing, with more and more people joining the Purple Movement and adding a wave of colour to their city streets when nobody is expecting it.

£15
Sunrise City 5k Nottingham (July)
JUL7
Burfold Bolt

Beautiful & scenic challenging 10k in and around Marlow Bottom taking in the rolling hills and predominately off road. Medals, Goody bags, refreshments/food, massage all available. For competitive runners we are also UKA accredited.

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Burfold Bolt

Burford School, Cheltenham Rd, Burford OX18 4PL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Beautiful & scenic challenging 10k in and around Marlow Bottom taking in the rolling hills and predominately off road. Medals, Goody bags, refreshments/food, massage all available. For competitive runners we are also UKA accredited.

£14.50 - £20
Burfold Bolt
JUL7
Race for Life 5K – Dudley

This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands 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 – Dudley

Himley Hall, Himley, Dudley DY3 4DF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Dudley
JUL7
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Leicester

This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands 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 – Leicester

3 Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands 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 – Leicester
JUL13
The Big Fun Run series – Nottingham

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 – Nottingham

The Meadows Recreation Ground, Wilford Grove, Nottingham NG2 2DU, 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 – Nottingham
JUL13
Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Birmingham

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 beating cancer.

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Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Birmingham

Cofton Park, Northfield, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8UN, UKView event
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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 beating cancer.

£10 - £19.99
Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Birmingham
JUL14
Coventry Northbrook 10K

An undulating course through mainly rolling country lanes, offering a challenge to runners of all standards. Plus 2k Children's Fun Run.

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Coventry Northbrook 10K

Ringway Rudge, Coventry CV1 3LD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

An undulating course through mainly rolling country lanes, offering a challenge to runners of all standards. Plus 2k Children's Fun Run.

£13 - £17
Coventry Northbrook 10K
JUL14
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Worcester

This is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Worcester

Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Worcester
JUL21
The Monty 5K
Leamington Spa, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Measured 5k multi-terrain course runs on track, grass, shale and tarmac surfaces over the predominately flat terrain.

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The Monty 5K

8 River Cl, Leamington Spa CV32 6AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Measured 5k multi-terrain course runs on track, grass, shale and tarmac surfaces over the predominately flat terrain.

£5 - £7
The Monty 5K
JUL24
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 3

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

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The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 3

4 River Rd, Colwick, Nottingham NG4 2EW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

£8 - £10
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 3
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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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