Running Events in South West

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JUL4
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Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park

After our inagurual year last year, we are pleased to have this event firmly back on the calendar with headline sponsors, Macbeths Insurance supporting us and you every step of the way.

Beale Park and the surrounding area really is a stunning location for an evening run - with parts of the course near the Thames and others through the woods. One not to miss.

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

This series back for the EIGHTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities.

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

The course follow a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

£13 - £19
Dinton 5km + 10km - July
JUL12
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The Hazelbury Hurrah!

Corsham Running Club are delighted to announce that the Hazelbury Hurrah! will see a second running in 2019. With the popularity of our inaugural event in 2018, we are excited to be able to announce a few improvements making this a truly great evening for the whole family.

£4 - £10
The Hazelbury Hurrah!
JUL14
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Hell-Fire Half and 10K
High Wycombe, South East, United Kingdom

Exciting news! From 2019 the Wycombe Half Marathon will be known as The Hell-Fire Half and 10k

To better reflect the history of the magnificent West Wycombe Park we are privileged to run through and its association with the rather scandalous Hell-Fire Club we have decided on the name change.

£16 - £24
Hell-Fire Half and 10K
JUL14
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The Selsley & Little Sizzler
King's Stanley, South West, United Kingdom

A run in beautiful Cotswold countryside on the edge of Kings Stanley, through Middleyard and elevates you to the top of Selsley Common with spectacular views.

Both Selsley Sizzler & Little Sizzler runners will be starting from the Kings Stanley Village Green, and complete a 3/4 lap of the green, before disappearing down some woodland steps into the trees, to join the Cotswold Way headed towards the Stanley Mills.

£5 - £18
The Selsley & Little Sizzler
JUL21
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Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July

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

£5 - £25
Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July
JUL21
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The Ridgeway Run Festival

Take on the challenge of the beautiful undulating Ridgeway recognised as the oldest path in Britain. The inaugural 2019 Ridgeway Run Festival is set in the Chilterns around the Oxfordshire village of Lewknor.

The Ridgeway Run Family Festival -

The Ridgeway Run Family Festival will take place in the grounds of Field Farm, Shirburn Road, Lewknor in Oxfordshire where the Ridgeway Trail Run starts and finishes. With activities throughout the day for the whole family and free entry for spectators, the day is set to be fun for all.

£25
The Ridgeway Run Festival
JUL28
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Portchester Castle 10K

The beautiful setting of Portchester Castle in all its glory will be the setting for the inaugural Portchester Castle 10k. A multi lap 10k around the grounds of Portchester Castle and the local countryside.

£19 - £21
Portchester Castle 10K
AUG8
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Dinton 5km + 10km - August

This series back for the EIGHTH year has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities.

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

The course follow a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

£13 - £19
Dinton 5km + 10km - August
AUG24
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The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead

Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun by the seaside!

The 401 Festival of Running is coming back for the 3rd year to the sunny town of Portishead on the North Somerset coast near Bristol. With amazing views over the Bristol Channel, out to Wales and of the Severn Bridge Crossings, watch as the ships pass within metres of the Events Village, such an amazing backdrop to what is fast becoming an event you dont want to miss.

With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 childrens races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.

Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's The Goonies, a true classic!

Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.

Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, youll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, thats what running is all about.

We cant wait to see you in August, its going to be epic!

£3.99 - £59.99
The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead
AUG24
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The Big Day Out

A real taste of Dartmoor trail running. A fully marked and marshalled course with 2 drinks and refuelling stops. Bespoke medal to all finishers. Bespoke t-shirts can be. purchased in the application process.

£34 - £107
The Big Day Out
AUG25
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Englefield Run 10K

A rare opportunity to run a tough 10k multi-terrain course set in the magnificent grounds of the iconic Englefield House. This private estate is often used in films and the looped circuit including tracks, grass paths, woods, lakes, a short road section and two small hills passes in front of the main house with spectacular views, if you've got time to look.

100% of the money raised goes to charity (this year the Ufton Court educational trust for disadvantaged children) so running numbers won't be sent out beforehand and should be collected from registration on the day.

Unique medal for all finishers plus category medals, chip timing, km markers, water stations, ample free parking, race village, water and refreshments all on site.

£16
Englefield Run 10K
AUG31
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Beat the Bore

Challenging one of natures amazing natural phenomenon, a tidal wave on the river Severn. The Severn has one of the largest tides in the world, which creates the famous Severn Bore

£25 - £44
Beat the Bore
SEP1
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Maidenhead - Half Marathon & Fun Run - September

A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'Pb Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 9th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

£10 - £34
Maidenhead - Half Marathon & Fun Run - September
SEP1
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Bridgwater Half Marathon

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

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

£8 - £20.50
Bridgwater Half Marathon
SEP1
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Andover Trail Half Marathon
Enham Alamein, South East, United Kingdom

13.1 miles full marked course with all the stunning views North Hampshire has to offer.

This event will be chip timed with instant results.

A very chilled out event for all level of runner with a great family atmosphere

£25
Andover Trail Half Marathon
SEP1
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Andover Trail Marathon
Enham Alamein, South East, United Kingdom

26.2 miles of everything North Hampshire has to offer from thigh burning climbs with a maximum elevation of 280 m to long fast down hill section taking in the the views of the beautiful meadows and valleys.

£35
Andover Trail Marathon
SEP7
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The Bronsens Cotswold Classic

The Cotswold Classic is a firmly established event in the local running calendar and is once again part of the Oxfordshire County 10 Mile Road Race Championship. Its a beautiful meandering route through a number of Cotswold stone villages. It's undulating with one particularly long climb known locally as the hillzakilla (total elevation gain is 518ft). There is however, a very fast finish with the last mile and a half being more or less downhill from New Yatt. Finishers will receive a long-sleeve technical shirt and a beer at the finish!

£16 - £18
The Bronsens Cotswold Classic
SEP7
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Glow in the Park - Longleat

Glow In The Park is back for its final year at Longleat!

Join us for the ultimate night time neon event a 6k fun run for families & friends. Dance, walk, jog and run on an epic voyage through our glow zones!

Take in the stunning views of Longleat House as well as enjoying the thrill of running along the safari perimeter - With the route taking you past the homes the lions, gorillas, tigers and wolves!

It's your final ever chance to experience the glow run at Longleat, so grab all of your friends and family and join us!

£14 - £51
Glow in the Park - Longleat
SEP8
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Little London 10K
Enham Alamein, South East, United Kingdom

This is a lovely 10km run for all abilities Starting in Enham Alamein with a stunning forest loop through Doles wood and Rag copse.

This is a fairly flat course with some great PB potential.

£12.50
Little London 10K
SEP8
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Dartmoor Volcano Race

A 10.25 mile trail race, with almost 500 metres of ascent. Its not a walk in the park, its a tough 10 miles over Dartmoor. The Dartmoor VOLCANO race was the first race of the pureTRAIL race series. A 10.25 mile trail race, with almost 500 metres of ascent. Its not a walk in the park, its a tough ten miles over Dartmoor. Visiting the high points of Pupers Hill, Snowdon, and South Dartmoors highest point, Ryder's Hill.

£26 - £48
Dartmoor Volcano Race
SEP15
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Purbeck Running Festival

Nice Work are pleased to be helping stage the 2019 Purbeck Outdoor Weekend including the Purbeck Running Festival.

NEW for 2019 In addition to the Purbeck Marathon and 16 Mile race, we are pleased to be adding three more events to the weekend. For the first time there will be a choice of Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, 10k and 5k!

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast has spectacular history, landscapes and views and has been home to The Purbeck Marathon for the last three years and now we have The Purbeck 16! A step up from a half marathon with the same fantastic scenery and big hills!

Taking place on the 14th September this series of events brings runners from all over the region.

The courses are challenging however the scenic routes make it all worth while!

£10 - £50
Purbeck Running Festival
SEP22
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Harwell Half Marathon

After a year's break, it's back.....with the super help of the Harwell Harriers Running Club

A slightly different start/finish area from past years, but still based within the futuristic site of Harwell Campus.

A mixed terrain route with some gentle undulations along footpaths, bridleways, and tracks meandering up onto the Ridgeway National Path from where you can enjoy some stunning views of the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.

We are pleased to be supporting BE FREE YC charity this year, who support young carers in Oxfordshire and are based at Harwell Campus.

£23 - £25
Harwell Half Marathon
SEP22
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Sandown & Shanklin I.O.W Seafront 10k

Come along to the Sandown & Shanklin 10K and meet fellow runners and beat your personal best! As per usual there will be on day registration available but it is advised that you register for your place before hand using the link below. Once registered for the race there will be a confirmation email sent out on the Thursday before the race.

£15
Sandown & Shanklin I.O.W Seafront 10k
SEP22
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£21 - £32
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
SEP29
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Cheltenham Half Marathon

The Still Moving Cheltenham's Half Marathon is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm. Now moving into its seventh year, this popular half marathon has grown in size and is now hosted at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse.

£5.50 - £38
Cheltenham Half Marathon
OCT4
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Atlantic Coast Challenge
Upton Towans, South West, United Kingdom

The more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge. The route starts near Padstow and finishes at Lands End. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling, putting your mental and physical prowess against some of the wildest coastlines in Britain.

Dare to complete 1, 2 or 3 days. Every Atlantic Coast Challenge starter receives an event T-shirt and every finisher receives a classic challenge medal and Cornish Pasty. Monday morning proof to your work colleagues or family that you completed the toughest 3-day Votwo challenge!

£60 - £410
Atlantic Coast Challenge
OCT5
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Dartmoor 3-In-One

Starting and finishing in the Moorland village of Peter Tavy and nestled below the wild Tors of West of Dartmoor. The Dartmoor 3 in ONE offers 3 races of 3 distances, all in ONE day. 22.25 miles in total.

All races start and finish from Peter Tavy Village Hall with a mass start for each race. You have to finish the first to be on the start line for the second. How much time you have to recover between races is down to the individual. Do you go all out and rest, or pace it out and go for negative splits? Its up to you

Start times are generous to a degree but the cumulative effect of 3 race starts in 5 hours is certain to have an effect on performance. Its a long race broken into 3 faster, shorter events. In itself, this is a new concept and we think its going to be a real test of endurance and tenacity to be the pureTrail Dartmoor 3 in ONE overall winner.

£11 - £62
Dartmoor 3-In-One
OCT6
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Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon

Welcome to the Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon Event.

The event takes place on Sunday 6th October 2019 and we have three fantastic races on offer: the Half Marathon, The Ten Miler, and Half Marathon Relay.

All races include a mixture of road, cross country, and cycle path terrain. The routes take in the historic sites of Chichester, including the Cathedral and the city walls, before heading up to the pinnacle of the South Downs - the Trundle - and winding back down to Chichester via the Centurion Way.

£27 - £31
Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon
OCT6
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Reading, O2O - 1K, 3K & 10K - October

This flat 10km race route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering a wonderful, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. Friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a 10km PB!

Superb spectator-friendly start and finish by the river, with refreshments available. As well as the 10km main race, there will be 1km & 3km fun runs covering all age groups, so bring the family! Plenty of free car parking

£10 - £20
Reading, O2O - 1K, 3K & 10K - October
OCT11
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Cornish Coastal Adventure 10km, 15km, 20km

New for 2019, the Run the Wild Cornish Coastal Adventure. In this multi-day trail running adventure you will get to explore the beautiful coastal trails of the South West Coast Path of Cornwall and nearby footpaths. There will be breath-taking views of the sea, guided runs, hashing trails, entertainment, storytelling, local Cornish pub food, cosy accommodation and of course lots of fun! As with all Run the Wild trips all you have to do is turn up and run!

Discover the rugged coastline of Mounts Bay where wreckers would once tempt boats onto the rocks below and smugglers would steal the precious cargo. The remains of the once thriving tin mines dotted along the coast path. See the chapel where Ross married Demelza and the home of Dr Enys made famous in the TV series Poldark.

Accommodation will be at the National Trust owned Penrose Bunk House on the beautiful Cornish coast.

£280 - £330
Cornish Coastal Adventure 10km, 15km, 20km
OCT12
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Wayfarer's Way Ultra

This amazing run follows the Wayfarers Way from Coombe gibbet in the North of Hampshire to Emsworth in the South.

71 miles of lovely trail. The footpath approximates an ancient route that might have been used by drovers taking cattle for export. It passes through the towns of New Alresford, Droxford, Hambledon, Havant and Emsworth and the villages of North Oakley, Deane, Dummer, Brown Candover, Abbotstone, Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Kilmeston, Soberton, and Denmead.

£70 - £80
Wayfarer's Way Ultra
OCT27
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Kiwi Trail Run

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

All routes will start at the old carter barracks.

£12.50 - £27.50
Kiwi Trail Run
NOV9
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Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)

This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to Service charities and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, our charity partner for 2018.

£15 - £22
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)
NOV9
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Glow in the Park – Exeter

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance/walk/jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

It's even more fun in a group! Book for 4 or more people for the reduced rate!

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

£16 - £35
Glow in the Park – Exeter
NOV10
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Beyond New Forest Trail
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

The New Forest is an area of southern England that includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heath-land, forest trails and native ponies.

What better place to experience trail running, regardless of experience, we actively encourage new runners to our events and with no cut offs all you need do is worry about being ready for the event.

£15
Beyond New Forest Trail
DEC1
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The Turkey & Tinsel Trot (CX)

Lets kick off the festive celebrations for the second year with our own Turkey Trot. Starting at Portchester Castle, our festive event is a multi lap, trail race, taking in views across Fareham Creek and the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour.

£19
The Turkey & Tinsel Trot (CX)

What you need to know about Running Events

Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

Find local Running races

Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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