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    The Tissington Trail Marathon
    Sun 28th Apr
    £33 - £35
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    The Tissington Trail Marathon

    Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1DR, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the brand new Tissington Trail Marathon through picturesque derbyshire countryside.

    Brought to you by the same team that manages the Tissington Trail Half Marathon which has established itself as a real favourite with runners, often selling out months in advance. We're proud that the race regularly features in the Runner's World top 10 UK trail races.

    The route gently climbs up through glorious Peak District scenery before turning round with a 13.1 mile downhill finish so fast times are likely.

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    The Bosworth Half Marathon
    Sun 12th May
    Market Bosworth, England, United Kingdom
    £22 - £24
    2 reviews
    Details

    The Bosworth Half Marathon

    Wellsborough Rd, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 6PD, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This well established event aims to offer our runners a safe, well organised, great value event on a course that takes in some lovely Leicestershire scenery around the historic town of Market Bosworth.

    We are very pleased to welcome the Lecestershire Road Running League. The Half is the first Summer League race for the League - we're sure runners new to this great event will find it a very rewarding and enjoyable event.

    Our official charity - Keepthebeat are pleased to continue the success of the 1 mile event, held entirely within Market Bosworth Water Park. This is a fantastic venue that has many on-site facilites - toilets, showers, shop, cafe, crazy golf, children's play area as well as many water sports. Camping/Caravaning is also available - pre-booking essential!

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      This run was a well organised, very scenic and friendly run. Organisation was great, pre run details sent out were spot on and precise. The drink stations on the way round were plentiful for a very hot day. The local scouts were running one of them and they were great and encouraging. There was also a sponge stop too which I was very grateful for.The run is not on closed roads, however I did not feel unsafe at any time. They are rural roads, the marshals were plentiful and they were giving plenty of warning about both cars and runners as needed. There is a cut off time of 3 hours for the run. There was a fab medal at the end and I did need to see the first aiders at the end who did an amazing job.2 small problems:there was a timing issue so the results were late coming out and then there were some discrepancies. However a quick email and it was quickly rectified. All the photos are free to download, however if you are a slower runner there isn't many photos and none at the finish line. The person who finished about 2 mins in front of me was the last person to be photographed. I finished in 2hrs 40, well within the time limit.
    • Did the event in 2017

      Nice, flat course. Easy to get to, we'll organised and a great medal!
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    CHASEWATER COUNTRY PARK 5K/10K
    Sun 19th May
    £5 - £15
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    CHASEWATER COUNTRY PARK 5K/10K

    Chasewater Country Park, Burntwood, Walsall WS8 7NL, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Please join us for our series of 5k and 10K runs that will take place in 2019 all over the Midlands. We are organising these events to raise money for male types of cancers including prostate and testicular cancer.

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    Peterborough Midsummer 10K
    £19 - £21
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    Peterborough Midsummer 10K

    Nene Park, Peterborough PE2 5UR, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A hard-standing surfaced course through the beautiful Ferry Meadows. The course is relatively flat in the main, with a few ups and downs and you will take in the varied and beautiful landscapes of meadows, lakes and woodland in one of the largest country parks in the region. Situated at the heart of Nene Park, its all less than three miles from Peterborough city centre.

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    Walsall Aboretum 5k & 10k Run
    Mon 24th Jun
    £5 - £15
    2 reviews
    Details

    Walsall Aboretum 5k & 10k Run

    109 Lichfield St, Walsall WS1 1SZ, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    5K & 10K run to raise money for prostate cancer. Men and women, all ages welcome, refreshments on site and facilities of the park available. FREE Manuptocancer T-Shirt.

    There will be a published finishing order, certificates, Manuptocancer T-Shirt and a small prize for 1st in each category.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      I had not been before, I was worried about the route, but the marshalls were brilliant.Great race, me and the team will do it next year.Neil
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      Sunny, hot day but mostly under trees and shaded
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    Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
    Thu 22nd Aug
    Prestwold, England, United Kingdom
    £6 - £18
    1 review
    Details

    Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August

    Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough LE12 5SQ, UKView event
    1 review
    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!

    Reviews
    • Did the 5k in 2018

      As this was my very first race I've every done, the atmosphere was really good and there was lots going on too. Everyone helped each other by cheering you especially the volunteers who helped run the series. Very well done can't wait til next year. The medal and t-shirt were a awesome addition.
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    Chase the Sun Leicestershire - May
    £6 - £18
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    Chase the Sun Leicestershire - May

    Leicester, 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!

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    Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
    £6 - £33
    6 reviews
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    Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    Water Sports Centre, Nottingham NG12 2LU, UKView event
    6 reviews
    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.

    Reviews
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      Go to bed before midnight.Run more.
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      I enjoyed this event, I know many people dont like laps as it can be boring, but it has its advantages as you nearly always have company, And easier to pace yourself, the only complaint the car park at 5 pound is a bit much, I managed to pay at reception, but was frustrated at the car park as a debit card was wanted to park as a runner I dont take my cards with me.
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      Great organisation! Yes the course is a little dull BUT there were toilets every mile, a well stocked feed station with water, electrolytes and food every lap and the course was flat. Perfect for me as a first timer
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    Leicester’s Big 10K
    £19 - £21
    7 reviews
    Details

    Leicester’s Big 10K

    Abbey Park, Abbey Park Rd, Leicester LE4 5AQ, UKView event
    7 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This beautiful and significantly flat 10K takes place in stunning Abbey Park in Leicester. The 2018 race had over 1200 runners choosing to take part in Leicesters Big 10K either as their first ever 10K race or else the more experienced runners choose it to try and beat their PBs.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Excellent value for money with fab medal.
    • Did the event in 2018

      This year was a slightly different course to last year and had twice as many participants, too.The course consisted of circuits of the park, a road section and a canal side section. The course was narrow in parts but this did not cause much of a problem, although my sister was hit rather heavily on the elbow by someone who was pushing through’s mobile phone.The last 100 metres of the race was on rather muddy grass which did slow down any sprint finish.The weather was cold and wet but it was still an enjoyable race.At the end of the race, we were presented with a rather large medal, a banana and some water.I’m looking forward to the Stratford version of the race in September.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Second year I have done this event although the course had been altered slightly this year. Its basicly a lap within the Park, a lap on the road running around the edge of the park (one part closed road the second part a coned of lane) along the canal tow path back into the park for another lap back onto the road cut through the park onto the tow path again back into the park for the finish. At the start there is no particular area for different ability runners so you will find yourself either dodging around people or being dodged round by quicker runners but once the first kilometer is out the way things settle down. There is one water station provided at 5k and this year they had mini bottles of water which I liked perfect fit for the hand and not as much waste. Plenty of people at points within the park to cheer you on. Chunky medal at the finish along with water and bananas.
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    Wymeswold Waddle
    Sun 5th May
    £5 - £14
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    Wymeswold Waddle

    126A Brook St, Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6TU, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Fantastic undulating out and back 5 mile race on closed roads organised in support of The Wolds Community First Responders.

    Cash prizes for first 3 men and women and bonus for course record. Prizes for first male and female V50,V60 and V70 runners.

    Forms part of the famous Wymeswold "Duck Race" day - a traditional village fete. You might even see a 6' duck or two!! Features RAF Historic Flight flypast (weather permitting).

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    Uttoxeter Half Marathon
    Sun 5th May
    £13 - £22
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    Uttoxeter Half Marathon

    1 Wood Ln, Uttoxeter ST14 8JR, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A half marathon and 10k races are happening in a fantastic scenic course taking in the local countryside at Uttoxeter Race Course on 6th may,2018!

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    Sleaford Half Marathon
    Sun 5th May
    £22
    3 reviews
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    Sleaford Half Marathon

    Sleaford Town Junior Football Club, Eslaforde Park, Boston Rd, Sleaford NG34 9GH, UKView event
    3 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    VOTED BEST 10K IN THE EAST MIDLANDS IN 2018!

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      This was the second time I had run the Sleaford Half Marathon, and I enjoyed it just as much as last year. It is a relatively flat course, with the first and last couple of miles on closed roads, and the remainder on very quiet local single track roads. There are friendly marshals out on the course, mainly from the Sleaford Striders running club who organise the race, and there are 4 water stations which were definitely needed today in the heat. The entry fee is reasonable, you get a nice medal and finishers t-shirt, and there's a home made slice of flapjack when you cross the line. Oh, and an upgrade to race numbers with timing chip built in this year, rather than tying it on to your shoe. Great event - thanks to all the organisers and volunteers!
    • Did the event in 2017

      This was my first ever half marathon, and I thought it was a great event. The entry price was reasonable, and the marshals and fellow runners were very friendly. As it was mostly on quiet country roads there are only small pockets of spectators to cheer you on. Overall, though I really enjoyed it and will be back next year.
    • Did the event in 2016

      A half is a half right? That depends on how many other factors you're fighting against, that you're unable to control.The Sleaford half is without a doubt a popular event but with a few miles of mud swamps, raging winds and regular inclines, even the most durable runner was going to feel some discomfort in this years Sleaford half.I'll certainly try it again but I might pay closer attention to the weather forecast next time.
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    Langtoft Road Race
    Sun 5th May
    £3 - £15
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    Langtoft Road Race

    Post Office, 4-6 W End, Langtoft, Peterborough PE6 9LS, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We look forward to you joining us to run, support and celebrate our villages largest event in the calendar!

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    Woodhouse May Day Challenge
    Mon 6th May
    Woodhouse Eaves, East Midlands, United Kingdom
    £4 - £15
    1 review
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    Woodhouse May Day Challenge

    63 Main St, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE12 8RY, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The main event is a 13.5 mile route through the beautiful Charnwood forest, with a category for both runners and walkers.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      This was my first Woodhouse May Day Challenge despite the event being in its 10th year. It’s a small, chip timed race with about 600 entrants split between walkers and runners across the hills and lanes of Charnwood in Leicestershire. It’s slightly more than a half marathon and comes in at 13.5 miles with a variety of terrain but mostly trail. There are two notable tarmac sections, one long uphill inside the first 2 miles and then the long tarmac path that crosses the beautiful Bradgate Park. Getting to the event has to be done by road and there is ample on street parking or you can park in a field provided by the organisers, a short walk from the start. The event starts at the Woodhouse Eaves village hall which is also where you collect your race numbers on the day. Tea and coffee is available for the runners before the off and there is a friendly atmosphere all round.The walkers set off at 8:30am and the runners at 9:30 which means the fastest walkers and runners are coming in at similar times. The organisation was excellent and extra water stops had been added to account for it being the hottest May Day on record. As well as water and juice, there was flapjack, jelly babies and most usefully, buckets of water with sponges in you could use to cool yourself down. The martials were all excellent and allowed us to efficiently cross the few roads that we had to and worked really hard out in the sun all day.The closing stretch of the 13.5 mile course has you climbing up hill back into Woodhouse Eaves and circling around the edge of a field behind the village hall. This is where most of the spectators are and as you cross the finish line they call in your name over the loud speaker: ‘representing Shepperton Running Group, number 17 Jonathan Ashdown’ etc which is a nice touch.There is no medal for this event but there is always a momento, in previous years there have been tshirts, this year it is a soft draw cord trainer bag. Personally I prefer this. Bling is nice but I like getting other things I can actually use. Anyway, the bag is only the start! Staggering weary legged back up to the village hall about 100m from the finish, all competitors receive free food. This year it was a delicious chilli backed potato! There is also an enormous spread of free sandwiches and hundreds of homemade cakes, biscuits and fruit. Tea, coffee, water and squash is all complimentary... but that’s not all! Comllimentary massages for all competitors is a really nice touch and something a lot of people take up. I had one and it was brilliant. They ask if there is a certain area you want them to work on (I had hamstrings) and then they work on each person for 15 minutes or so. There are collection buckets for local charities in the tea room (separate from the massages) but you are under no pressure to donate. There is also a pay as you go BBQ for non competitors which is very reasonably priced.For £18 you struggle to find a better value for money race. It was friendly, fun and a great way to spend the May bank holiday! My thanks go out to the organisers! Highly recommended!!!
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    Lichfield Half Marathon
    Sun 12th May
    £10 - £27
    5 reviews
    Details

    Lichfield Half Marathon

    170 Upper St John St, Lichfield WS14 9EF, UKView event
    5 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The highly popular Lichfield Half Marathon attracts in excess of 1,500 competitors. It is located in the historic market city of Lichfield, famous for its three spired cathedral and Dr Johnsons birthplace (author of the first English dictionary). Lichfield retains an unspoilt quality with many listed buildings leaving a Georgian legacy. The city is located 16 miles north of Birmingham and easily accessible via the M6 Toll and A38.

    The start area for the Lichfield Half Marathon is King Edwards VI School in Lichfield Staffordshire, this is located on Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Post Code for sat nav is WS14 9EE.

    The Lichfield Half Marathon will start from playing fields in front of King Edward VI School, turn left on to the A51 and proceed along Tamworth Road. The route will take runners towards and through Whittington and then on through rural roads past the outskirts of Fradley, before heading back towards Lichfield via Netherstowe and finally ending at Stowe Fields which is situated between Stowe Pool and the Cathedral. The first part of the route (along A51 to Whittington Barracks) will be closed to traffic. The remainder of the route is along quiet country lanes but marshalls will patrol each stage of the route guiding competitors and ensuring traffic is controlled.

    The first three runners of the Ladies and Gents races will be presented with trophies. Every finisher will be presented with a medal showing their participation in the Lichfield Half Marathon along with a goody bag containing water, energy bar and a piece of fruit. Refreshment stations will situated at several places around the course. The race will use chip timings.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      I always enjoy this marathon. I think it's quite hilly,  not big hills but lots of ups and downs. It stars about a 15-20 minute walk from the finish but this is not a problem.
    • Did the event in 2018

      well what can I say that was one off the toughest mid distance runs to date . It was ridiculously hot 25•c + P20 sun protection was definitely needed today . As per   Usual the stunning scenery didn’t let us down especially oh a clear sunny not a cloud in the sky kinda day and playing find the shade along the way which was somewhat difficult at times when there was none ahaha . Love this event very well supported throughout and feed stations decently stocked could be better stocked for the later runners at the back just in case . It’s not a flat course nor is it too hilly but it’s a really good course  especially finishing in front off Lichfield Cathedral.
    • Did the event in 2018

      A nice event and always well organised. I love the event. I would say however, that the start and the finish are about a mile apart, which is not a problem. I also think it's quite expensive but I think lots of events are expensive. Anyway, I loved it.
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    Sinfin Classic 10k
    Sun 12th May
    £3 - £16
    Details

    Sinfin Classic 10k

    5 Morledge, Derby DE1 2AW, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    One lap, fast flat course around the beautiful Elvaston Castle and Country Park and river paths. This will be our 21st Anniversary race and an extra special bigger event than ever!

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    Orston Spring Dash
    Sun 12th May
    £13 - £15
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    Orston Spring Dash

    3 Church St, Orston, Nottingham NG13 9NW, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is a 10km run on mixed terrain through the villages and lanes around the village of Orston in Nottinghamshire. The previous runs have been in the beautiful spring sunshine with a great atmosphere amongst the competitors and volunteers. This year there will be medals for all runners and prizes for the first male and female runners in both events. We have also gained a reputation for serving up delicious cake free to all runners after the event!

    We are in the process of affiliating to runbritain (as we have been in previous years) and will have a race adjudicator present on race day. Please note that the total distance of this run is slightly more than 10km but as it is mixed terrain it is stilled classed as a 10km run under runbritain guidelines.

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    Peat Pits Woods Fell Races – 2
    Sun 12th May
    £5
    Details

    Peat Pits Woods Fell Races – 2

    Chapel Hill, Belper DE56, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The main event is over 2 laps and there's a one lap event for under12s, under 14s, beginners and the not-so-fit! The lap is 2.45km making the main event 4.9km. TThere's a flat start of about 700m before a gradual descent, then a gradual ascent, then a downhill section just prior to the end of the lap.

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    Pretty Muddy Race for Life – Leicestershire
    Sun 12th May
    Prestwold, England, United Kingdom
    £10 - £19.99
    Details

    Pretty Muddy Race for Life – Leicestershire

    1 Prestwold Ln, Prestwold, Loughborough LE12 5SH, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Get down and dirty by taking part in a Pretty Muddy Race for Life event this year. It's a mud run where those of all abilities climb, jog and walk all over cancer - it can be as challenging as you want to make it!

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    British Masters Road Relays
    Sat 18th May
    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    £10
    Details

    British Masters Road Relays

    Pilkington Donkey Centre, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YT, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A team event for master athletes involving three races, with the first starting at 10.30am. 10 year age groups are covered by M/W35+ to M75+ and W35+

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    Evening Mini Mountain Marathon
    Sat 18th May
    £11
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    Evening Mini Mountain Marathon

    Dovedale, Dovedale, Ashbourne DE6 1NL, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Two hours of superb fell running & navigation in a Mini Mountain Marathon type score event. Ideal as a training event, a nice active evening out in the outdoors or to try out the Mini Mountain Marathon format. As it is a score event everybody can set out a route that matches their ability. Strong walkers are welcome as well.

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    White Peak Marathon
    Sat 18th May
    £25 - £27
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    White Peak Marathon

    Wintercroft Ln, Ashbourne DE6 2AW, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    As in all previous years, both are off-road events which will run concurrently over the White Peak Trails, starting at 11.00 am on Saturday the 18th May. The marathon is the traditional route from Thorpe to Cromford Meadows following first the Tissington Trail to Parsley Hay, then the High Peak Trail to Cromford, while the half marathon follows the High Peak Trail from Friden to Cromford.

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    Burton 10 Mile
    Sun 19th May
    Burton-on-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    £16 - £18
    Details

    Burton 10 Mile

    Meadowside Dr, Burton-on-Trent DE14 1TL, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The races will start and finish from the Washlands, adjacent to the Meadowside Centre, Meadowside Drive, Burton on Trent, DE14 1TL. Regrettably the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes. Changing and shower facilities are available at the Meadowside Leisure Centre.

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    Carsington 7+
    Sun 19th May
    £17 - £19
    2 reviews
    Details

    Carsington 7+

    Visitor Centre, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Carsington 7+ will follow a route starting and finishing close to the Carsington Water Visitor Centre. The course will take runners on a full clockwise circuit of the reservoir, taking in spectacular, and (we hope) sunny views across the water and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Mainly on cycle track, the course is flat in places but includes some moderate inclines. We welcome everyone over 17 who wants to run whatever their ability or experience.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Really well organised and enjoyable event!
    • Did the event in 2018

      The Carsington 7+ is a realy enjoyable route, taking in one complete circuit of Carsington Reservoir, to and from the visitor centre.  Don't be fooled into thinking a route by the shores will be easy though, it's deceptively hilly.  There are 3 or 4 steep climbs as the higher level paths are taken, which are very attractive and interesting to run on.The whole event was well-organised from start to finish. 2018 saw a very hot day and the 2 water stations at approxamately 2.5 and 5 miles were much needed.  Finishers received a T-Shirt, bottle of water and an energy gel.  The only negative was the absence of a medal, which has become an integral part of so many events nowadays.  Apart from that, this event is much recomended.
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    Beeston AC Trent 5 mile Race
    Wed 22nd May
    £6 - £8
    Details

    Beeston AC Trent 5 mile Race

    WEIRFIELDS SPORTS GROUND, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1NG, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Beeston AC Trent 5 mile Race is being organised for Wednesday May, 22nd at 19.15hrs. Numbers will not be posted but collected on the night. The event will be opened to a maximum of 300 participants. The event starts and finishes at the Weirfields Recreation Ground, Beeston Rylands and consists of anti-clockwise route along cycle paths and footpaths with a short section of public road at the start. The course distance has been measured and is deemed to be 5 miles.

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    Tour of the Derwent Valley Race 2
    Sat 25th May
    £5 - £7
    Details

    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.

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    The Grand Union Canal Race
    £60 - £91
    2 reviews
    Details

    The Grand Union Canal Race

    Gas Street Basin, 42A Gas St, Birmingham B1 2JT, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Regarded by many as Britains premier Ultra, this is a 145 mile continuous race from Gas Street Basin in the Centre of Birmingham, to Little Venice in the heart of London. Run entirely on the waymarked Grand Union Canal Towpath, the easy to navigate, and relatively flat route, takes runners through a variety of urban and rural scenery there should be something for everyone.

    This is a race organised by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts. It is definitely old school; definitely low key, and definitely a long way. There are no entry qualifications (other than that you must be over eighteen and willing to give it a good try) so runners of all abilities are welcomed. Entrants should, though, be aware that they must be able to maintain a rate of progress in line with an overall time limit of 45 hours.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      It's a ballot to get in, typically register interest 1st July and then names out of a hat.  Approx 100 runners take to the start line every year to run from Birmingham to Little Venice in London.This race is an epic, both in terms of distance and the experience. Previously runners and crew will wax lyrical about the old school feel of the event, a shared experience where everyone becomes family.Most runners travel up on Friday and register in the Travelodge reception for the race then meet up in the pub opposite for beers and food. Then up early for a 6am start at a side street in Birmingham.I've run three 100 milers all by Centurion prior and they have a similar small and friendly feel, but aid stations here are much more spread out (13+ miles) so need to carry a bit more fluid and food with you. Also worth the £10 deposit for a waterways key so you can access the taps on the canal.Getting access to your drop bag at all checkpoints is good so you can run very minimalistic to start with and layer up, pick up headtorch etc later on.  Also pack some battery packs to charge watch and phone etc.I'd recommend having an emergency pot noodle or something in the drop bag in case you don't fancy the food on offer.Also recommend carrying cash and debit card in case you want to stop at pub or cafe on route.Navigation is pretty easy, if you look on Facebook group there is a files section to help judge pacing and has the idiots guide to directions, it's basically a single side of A4 with about 30-40 turns on, most are a simple as "Bridge 86, cross to Left Hand Side". The route itself is unmarked unlike Centurion events. One navigation tip is to double check bridge numbers. Newer bridges are often added on route and then have a suffix letter, therefore if you’ve just passed bridge 78 don’t assume the next is 79, if it looks fairly new and shiny it may well be 78A so not the one you’re after.You’re allowed buddy runner from Stoke Bruene and I would recommend them if you can sort some. The race gets very spread out at night and especially for women I would say either grouping up with another runner or having a buddy is a good safety tip. Also stops you walking in the canal when tired! Also don’t underestimate how cold it can get at night. Most will be running very slow over night and generating little heat. I ran in 2018 during a heatwave, think about 28degC in the day but at night still needed three layers to keep warm and had a spare longsleeve base layer in a ziplock bag in my race vest as a backup. If you’re wondering if the race is for I would recommend either volunteering at an aid station of seeing if anyone needs a buddy runner (not allowed to call them pacers) to get a feel for the event. It’s very low key, understated but brilliant.Full blog here -https://atkosite.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/grand-union-canal-race-gucr145-beer-fuelled-ultra/
    • Did the event in 2017

      2017 was the 2nd time I have taken part in this race. I, like everyone that enters this iconic race, fell in love with it last year despite getting to 133 miles right on the cut off and not finishing. The comaraderie amongst the runners and organisers is fantastic and completers of this race even describe each other as 'GUCR family'. The entire route is canal/river side, extremely scenic in parts other areas being very industrial harking back to the 1800's. Navigation is very easy, it is a flat path if occasionally rutted on the mud/grass sections. Checkpoints are generously stocked with all sorts of snacks, hot/cold food and drinks. This is a tough race but one that any entrant would never regret entering. An existential experience that'll never be forgotten.
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    Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K
    £28
    30 reviews
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    Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K

    93 Handsworth New Rd, Birmingham B18 4QQ, UKView event
    30 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Soak up the atmosphere and support from the community, as you run through the heart of Birmingham on this 10k tour of the city.

    Plus, if you sign up for the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run too you'll receive 10 off the second event you enter.

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    • Did the event in 2018

    • Did the event in 2018

      This is my 4th (I think) time of running this race. The course is fast, but does have a nasty uphill finish.It was a really hot year this year, so not good for PB setting and with the 10:30 start (and later for some waves), it was getting really warm!!The goody bag included leaflets and water with a couple of small chocolates, and the medal was the worst yet. Great Run need to step up with what they charge, I'd rather a banana than all the leaflets that went in the bin!!
    • Did the event in 2018

      Since this was my first official running event, the course as a whole was perfect. Majority of the course was on levelled-ground, with inclines on the start and end of the course. The welcoming atmosphere and the music bands played an excellent part into motivating the runners. For those who want to start running, I would suggest for the Great Birmingham 10k to be your first event. What I was really impressed is how it was all organised. Giving people information leading prior to the event such as road closures or anything else of importance gives people plenty of time to prepare for how the day turns out i.e. hot weather. One thing I could suggest is more water stations as having one at the halfway point of the course isn't a good idea for the less-experienced runners. Having a water station at 2.5km, 5km and 7.5km would give runners more options whether or not they need a drink. The cooling shower at 6km is an excellent addition to the course, particularly if the weather is hot. I will definitely take part in this event next year. It's in my hometown and I couldn't be prouder joining the masses and representing Birmingham.  I would like to say thank you to the Great Run Company and Simplyhealth to making this such a splendid day for me and my family.
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    The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 1
    Wed 29th May
    £8 - £10
    1 review
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    The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 1

    4 River Rd, Colwick, Nottingham NG4 2EW, UKView event
    1 review
    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.

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    • Did the event in 2018

      A beautiful 4 mile course in the beautiful Rushcliffe country park. We set off after a short pre-run briefing consisting of “it’s pretty hot so if you feel like you’re going to collapse, stop running just before you do” – wise words! Thankfully there was quite a lot of shade as the course took us through trails and wooded sections as well as a few more exposed areas of fields and hills. It was a lovely undulating route with varied terrain and I felt very thankful to have forced myself out for an evening’s running in such beautiful surroundings, rather than being sat on the sofa watching TV moaning about how hot it is (typically British).This was the first of a series of four races, you can read my full review on my blog!
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    Leicester City 5K Summer Series – May
    £9.40 - £11.60
    3 reviews
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    Leicester City 5K Summer Series – May

    Victoria Business Centre, 172-174 London Rd, Leicester LE2 1ND, UKView event
    3 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This popular summer series returns for another year. A fast two lap circuit, using an accurately measured 5K course, the race would suit runners of all standards including beginners. The race carries a UKA license.

    Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the leading runners and age category winners, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female across all races. The series comprises four 5K races and points are awarded by race position, with the best three races counting towards the series results.

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    • Did the event in 2018

      This is year 7 of this series of 4 summer races. This year the start and finish of the race were moved and in my opinion this was a good thing.  The rest of the 5k course was unchanged - 2 laps in and outside of Victoria Park.The race attracts many local clubs but is also very suitable for first timers and novices.The race is reasonably priced and you always get a decent medal. Water and plentiful supply of Jaffa cakes are available at the finish. This is a race that I rarely miss.
    • Did the event in 2017

      I chose to sign up for this race series as it is near to where I work. Although described as the summer series the weather was far from summery. As a relatively new (and unattached) runner I was a bit intimidated by the number of club vests around me. I needn't have worried as the was a good mix of ages and abilities taking part.  I didn't hang around too long after finishing as it started to rain so can't comment on presentation but I was really pleased to receive a good quality medal.
    • Did the event in 2017

      This series of four 5k races has been around for six years and I have taken part in each one. Last night was the first in this year's series.The race is ideal for runners of all abilities and has grown from  a few locals to now including quite a few running clubs. This, however, has not made it an elitist race.Last night's race was one of the lowest fields that I can remember. This was due to the fact that Leicester City FC were playing at home and this caused chaos on the roads. Also the weather was not very summer-like!However, the organisers - NiceWork- did their usual good job of providing an enjoyable, no-frills race with plenty of Jaffa cakes and drinks at the end. A nice touch was that I was handed my medal and a cup of water as soon as I crossed the line.I look forward to race 2 next month.
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Stamford
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Stamford

    Unnamed Road, Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, 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.

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    Swithland 6
    Sun 2nd Jun
    £11 - £13
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    Swithland 6

    197 Halstead Rd, Mountsorrel, Loughborough LE12 7HE, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is a 6 Mile, 1 lap course on this popular route around Swithland reservoir.

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    The Gordon Whelbourn Running Week
    Mon 3rd Jun
    £4
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    The Gordon Whelbourn Running Week

    19 Jubilee St, Newark NG24 4DA, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Organised by Newark Athletic Club, the event consists of 5 races, run on the Monday to Friday of the week, normally in the first week of June. Racers can run in as many races as they like but those running all 5 races will get a souvenir and be eligible for the Gordon Whelbourn Running Week prizes. The 10k road race run on Friday can also be run as an open event, there are separate prizes.

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    Sunrise City 5K - Peterborough
    £15
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    Sunrise City 5K - Peterborough

    6A Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH, 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.

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    Heanor Midsummer Festival 5k & 10k
    Fri 7th Jun
    £6 - £13
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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.

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    Market Harborough Carnival of Running
    Sat 8th Jun
    Market Harborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom
    £2.50 - £27.50
    41 reviews
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    Market Harborough Carnival of Running

    96 Burnmill Rd, Market Harborough LE16 7JG, UKView event
    41 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This event continues to grow from strength to strength. With nearly a thousand runners across all distances last year, it is sure to be a great day of running. This year we are delighted that we are sponsored by both the Market Harborough Building Society and the Training Shed, St. Mary's Road.

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    • Did the event in 2018

      I had ran a number of short distance races and it was time to tackle a half marathon distance again. I was hoping to complete it in sub 90 minutes but didn’t quite make it (92 minutes in the end).It was still an enjoyable race; it was well supported as it was the same day as Market Harborough Carnival.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Nice course and good drinks stations, great support too. Only downside were the shower facilities at the school were locked at the start even though they were meant to be available. Marshalls weren’t able to help either.
    • Did the event in 2018

      This is the fourth time I have run this half marathon and I have to say, this was the best year yet! The earlier start time, and cooler weather made for ideal running conditions. This year saw the addition of a 5km race, and together with the fun run, meant there really was something for everyone.Registation was easy, with the option of collecting your race number and timing chip in the weeks before, or registering on the day. The clear pre-race information email covered everything from parking to water stops.The course is varied, starting in the town, with the support of the carnival crowds, and leading out through the villages to quieter country lanes. There were plenty of amazing marshals  along the route with some traffic control measures at road crossing points. The route is undulating, with a nice hill towards the end for both the 10km and half marathon routes, followed by a gradual downhill towards the finish show ground.  A free massage was on offer for competitors. Overall a well organised, friendly and enjoyable run, with some challenging parts - thank you Race Harborough
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    Aldridge 10k
    Sun 9th Jun
    £12.75 - £17.75
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    Aldridge 10k

    26 Norbury Ave, Walsall WS3 4NE, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    In its 28th year this is a popular event (sold out last year) organised by Aldridge Running Club. The accurately measured, chip timed and well supported 10k and 5k races will have you digging deep on a challenging undulating course.

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    Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon
    Sun 9th Jun
    £30
    19 reviews
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    Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon

    Unnamed Road, Derby DE24 8BW, UKView event
    19 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon is set to be a hugely popular addition to our running calendar.

    A great new challenge for runners old and new, the event, formerly known as the Ramathon, boasts a great city centre course and a truly incredible atmosphere.

    Starting and finishing at Derby Countys Pride Park Stadium, the race now in its fifth-year takes runners into the city centre, through the historic Market Place and past the beautiful cathedral.

    Its then on to the stunning Elvaston Castle County Park, before returning for the grand finale at Pride Park where youll collect your top-quality souvenirs, including a bespoke T-shirt and medal, and a packed goody bag full of post-event treats!

    Make sure you celebrate your achievement in our event village, with a host of activities.

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    • Did the event in 2018

      Yet another very hot racing day in 2018. Could be a fast course in different conditions.
      Quite a lot of runners were struggling with the temperatures on this day - there was plenty of water, but there seemed a lot of areas on route with no cover - can't really be helped. Medical staff were needed for a few people and did a grand job as far as I could tell.
      Starting and finishing at Pride Park was a nice touch - the course went through the city for the first half, and the second half was more along the river, which was really nice.
      Free medal engraving was an added bonus and well worth queuing for.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Would do it again, enjoyed myself and the course
    • Did the event in 2018

      thought the second half of the route through Elvaston Castle park and along the river was very lovely and a nice change from the road. Great local support and very well staffed. A great experience for my first half.
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    Race for Life 5K – Loughborough
    Sun 9th Jun
    Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K – Loughborough

    Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EB, 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

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    Sunrise City 5k Birmingham
    £15
    1 review
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    Sunrise City 5k Birmingham

    236-238 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HG, UKView event
    1 review
    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.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      A well organised and friendly event. It is not a closed road event but is held nice and early as the name suggests to most road traffic and pedestrian traffic is avoided!

      The T-Shirt and medal are great quality and very appealing to the eye also which is always a great bonus. As a local I will attend this event again and would happily recommend to any other runners looking for a 5K in Birmingham.

      There is a friendly warm up hosted by the organisers at the start and a nice welcome by them at the finish line also. This was a fast course with only two slight inclines and I was able to PB!

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    Wollaton Park 10K & 3K Fun Run
    £5
    2 reviews
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    Wollaton Park 10K & 3K Fun Run

    173 Sutton Passeys Cres, Nottingham NG8 1EA, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Wollaton park 10k run course begins near the rear entrance of bluecoat academy at harrow road. The start and finish of the course are a short distance up a track leading from the pedestrian entrance to the park, readily accessible from bluecoat academy's grounds. The race comprises two laps of a 5k circuit, across undulating terrain, composed of paths and grass in Nottingham's Wollaton Park. Although runners may park in the Wollaton park 'pay & display' car parks, there is ample space and closer parking on the academy grounds.

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    • Did the event in 2018

      Great course around a very scenic park. Lovely t-shirt and medal. Will definitely do this event again next year.
    • Did the event in 2018

      An enjoyable event, well worth doing.We arrived for registration on a rainy morning. Parking was easy, although charged at £2.50, in the grounds of the school that hosted the race.  Marshalls were directing cars, so the whole process was easy. Race numbers were ready and waiting in the marquee in the race village, along with timing chips which were fixed to trainers with the ties provided. In the hour before the race was due to start, most people were using the various tents and tree cover to shelter from the rain.  As the organised warm up began though the sun came out and the day brightened up.  The start line was a couple of hundred yards away from the grounds of the school.The race briefing was not able to be heard by the majority of runners. The excellent PA system in the school grounds was replaced for this by the starter with a megaphone, which all but the runners at front couldn't hear, so i do not know what the briefing consisted of.  This was the only negative of the whole day though.The route was described as 'undulating', which was bang on. No big climbs but 3 or 4 ups and downs as the route progressed around the lovely grounds of Wollaton Park.  Marshalls were plenty and they were very supportive and encouraging.  Three water stations was plenty on the 2 laps of 5k route.For the £20 entry fee we received a technical race T Shirt, a very nice medal and a 5 day pass to the Virgin Active Helath Club, which I would describe as good value.  The race is certainly recommended and I will be returning.
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    The Longest Day Challenge
    Fri 21st Jun
    £24 - £26
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    The Longest Day Challenge

    Hartshill Hayes Country Park, Oldbury Rd, Nuneaton CV10 0TE, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Longest Day Challenge is a 6 hour running event at Harsthill Hayes Country Park, 155 Oldbury Road, Nuneaton, CV10 0TH on Friday 21st June 2019 at 09:00

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    Grimsthorpe Gallop
    Sun 23rd Jun
    £8 - £34
    34 reviews
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    Grimsthorpe Gallop

    Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens, Estate Office, Grimsthorpe, Bourne PE10 0LY, UKView event
    34 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Grimsthorpe Gallop back for it's 3rd year! Join us on this beautiful trail run...

    Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, in the delightfully charming Lincolnshire countryside just 10mins off the A1. This event makes for a perfect summer race, whether you take on the family friendly 5k or go for the longer challenges of 10k, 10miles or 13.1 miles.

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    • Did the event in 2018

      Wonderful course, as beautiful as it is a challenge! And the feeling at the end is great.Don't wear yellow, green or orange though.
    • Did the event in 2018

      SBR event and superb organisation as usual. It was a very hot day and plenty of water was available.Marshalls were at all the crucial points so no chance of taking a wrong turn.Beautiful scenery and interesting course.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Relay enjoyed this run well organised great marshals different location regular water stops there were just 2 down sides to me 1 no way of spectators getting around corse to cheer us on 2 start time 1050am on a very hot day does not work we were all running in midday heat . If the start time was changed or time of year would love to do it again

      Organiser replied:
      Hi - We will be making the route earlier next year - but I can't promise the sunshine! Spectators were welcome to walk around parts of the route that are open to the public - we didn't close the course down. The grounds are open to the public :-) Amanda
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    Race for Life 10k – Sutton Coldfield
    Sun 23rd Jun
    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    £10 - £14
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    Race for Life 10k – Sutton Coldfield

    Unnamed Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YR, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

    The Sutton Coldfield course takes a scenic route through the very popular Sutton Park with a mixture of terrain including woodland paths and grassed areas. There are some flat and hilly areas within the course. The 10k course is a double lap of the 5k course.

    This is a day for all so why not bring your friends and family along to support you. There will be some activities such as face painting, spectator cheering points, merchandise and refreshments so don't forget your change. Sutton Park has some resident cows that roam the park, so please be aware of this on the day.

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