Marathons in United Kingdom

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JUN2
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Huddersfield Marathon & Half Marathon

Huddersfield Marathon is a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and the HD3 Fitness fun run at HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

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Huddersfield Marathon & Half Marathon

32 Hadrian's Cl, Huddersfield HD3 3XZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Huddersfield Marathon is a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and the HD3 Fitness fun run at HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

£20 - £25
Huddersfield Marathon & Half Marathon
JUN2
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River Meon Marathon

The River Meon Marathon, run through the Meon Valley, following the line of the River Meon, as it meanders through Hampshire. Run on compacted trail and country lanes.

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River Meon Marathon

Wickham, Fareham, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The River Meon Marathon, run through the Meon Valley, following the line of the River Meon, as it meanders through Hampshire. Run on compacted trail and country lanes.

£28
River Meon Marathon
JUN8
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Ladybower Trail Marathon

The Ladybower Trail Marathon is set in the idyllic beauty spot of the Peak District national park, the course is surrounded by the elevated fells set within the Derwent Valley. Described by fellow runners as one of the most scenic trail marathons in the Peak District this one is not to be missed.

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Ladybower Trail Marathon

Derwent Ln, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Ladybower Trail Marathon is set in the idyllic beauty spot of the Peak District national park, the course is surrounded by the elevated fells set within the Derwent Valley. Described by fellow runners as one of the most scenic trail marathons in the Peak District this one is not to be missed.

£32 - £35
Ladybower Trail Marathon
JUN22
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Tsunami Ocean Trails

A Tidal Wave of Trail Running. The TSUNAMI series of trail races is due to hit the North Devon and Cornish coastline this summer.

Weve chosen the most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails between Westward Ho! and Bude (Ultra-Marathon, 16 miles), Clovelly and Bude (Marathon), Hartland Quay and Bude (16 miles).

Weve procured the iconic Clovelly harbour for the start of the Marathonuphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path and finish on the lawns of Castle Bude taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route. Its a tidal wave of endurance trail running.

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Tsunami Ocean Trails

Café Limelight, The Castle, Bude EX23 8LD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A Tidal Wave of Trail Running. The TSUNAMI series of trail races is due to hit the North Devon and Cornish coastline this summer.

Weve chosen the most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails between Westward Ho! and Bude (Ultra-Marathon, 16 miles), Clovelly and Bude (Marathon), Hartland Quay and Bude (16 miles).

Weve procured the iconic Clovelly harbour for the start of the Marathonuphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path and finish on the lawns of Castle Bude taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route. Its a tidal wave of endurance trail running.

£23 - £98
Tsunami Ocean Trails
JUN30
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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

Taking place on June 30th, the 2019 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

A multi-terrain course with hills - one or two big hills - and some fantastic views! The last two or three miles is a lovely long downhill. A great excuse for you, your family, your pets and all your friends to have some fun, raise some much needed funds for a very worthy local charity, and eat cake, lots of cake! Plus family fun run.

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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

Dean clough, Crib Ln, Halifax HX3 5DB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Taking place on June 30th, the 2019 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

A multi-terrain course with hills - one or two big hills - and some fantastic views! The last two or three miles is a lovely long downhill. A great excuse for you, your family, your pets and all your friends to have some fun, raise some much needed funds for a very worthy local charity, and eat cake, lots of cake! Plus family fun run.

£15
Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon
JUL7
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North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

This challenging half marathon / marathon route will start near the Reigate Hill Car Park (Surrey) in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way trail.Both courses entail running on lovely forested undulating trails all along the North Downs Way out towards the Betchworth Lime Quarry then onwards to the Boxhill lookout where the half marathon and marathon turnaround points will both be. The half marathon will comprise of one lap of this out and back course and the marathon route will be two laps. The terrain is comprised of a mixture of challenging uphill assents or descents on these sandy and rutted trails offering the runner spectacular views throughout.

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North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

59 Wray Ln, Reigate RH2 0HX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This challenging half marathon / marathon route will start near the Reigate Hill Car Park (Surrey) in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way trail.Both courses entail running on lovely forested undulating trails all along the North Downs Way out towards the Betchworth Lime Quarry then onwards to the Boxhill lookout where the half marathon and marathon turnaround points will both be. The half marathon will comprise of one lap of this out and back course and the marathon route will be two laps. The terrain is comprised of a mixture of challenging uphill assents or descents on these sandy and rutted trails offering the runner spectacular views throughout.

£28 - £37
North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
JUL20
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Round Res

The Round Res, is an event based on a 5k route around Scammondon Water, the challenge starts and finishers above Scammonden Water (NW of Huddersfield) you & your team, run around the reservoir.

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Round Res

Low Platt Ln, Huddersfield HD3 3FR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Round Res, is an event based on a 5k route around Scammondon Water, the challenge starts and finishers above Scammonden Water (NW of Huddersfield) you & your team, run around the reservoir.

£7.50 - £27.50
Round Res
AUG4
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Vanguard Way Marathon and Half Marathon
Greater London, London, United Kingdom

We will run part of the Vanguard Way Route The whole national trail is 66 miles from East Croydon to Newhaven on the South Coast it is an exceptionally varied and beautiful course for both walkers and runners. An out 13.1 mile and back 13.1mile route following the undulating route. You will see the most amazing scenery along the way.

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Vanguard Way Marathon and Half Marathon

Coombe Rd, United KingdomView event
About the event
From the organiser

We will run part of the Vanguard Way Route The whole national trail is 66 miles from East Croydon to Newhaven on the South Coast it is an exceptionally varied and beautiful course for both walkers and runners. An out 13.1 mile and back 13.1mile route following the undulating route. You will see the most amazing scenery along the way.

£32 - £38
Vanguard Way Marathon and Half Marathon
AUG10
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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer
Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

A choice of two Summer runs starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre (Kingston), proceeding towards the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along. Both the half marathon and the marathon courses are both at and fast so were expecting some great PBs.

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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer

Wedding Flicks (Pozella Productions), Eden St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A choice of two Summer runs starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre (Kingston), proceeding towards the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along. Both the half marathon and the marathon courses are both at and fast so were expecting some great PBs.

£30 - £40
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer
AUG18
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Whitworth Trail Marathon

The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new. Routes all fully marked for an easy days trail running without the need for to much thought!

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Whitworth Trail Marathon

Whitworth Rake, Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8XJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new. Routes all fully marked for an easy days trail running without the need for to much thought!

£20 - £35
Whitworth Trail Marathon
AUG25
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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

The Woldingham Half and Full will be an out and back course (once for the half, twice for the full marathon). The race will start at Woldingham School itself and head on out of the gates along the private road along the green valley heading south towards the North Downs Way for about 1 mile at the end road we turn left of the side of the hill between bushes and fence eventually reach an open area with amazing views south of Kent and Surrey and the distant M25.

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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

Woldingham School, Marden Park, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Woldingham Half and Full will be an out and back course (once for the half, twice for the full marathon). The race will start at Woldingham School itself and head on out of the gates along the private road along the green valley heading south towards the North Downs Way for about 1 mile at the end road we turn left of the side of the hill between bushes and fence eventually reach an open area with amazing views south of Kent and Surrey and the distant M25.

£34 - £38
Woldingham Marathon & 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.

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Andover Trail Marathon

Enham Trust, Head Office Trust Enham, Enham Place, Enham Alamein, Andover SP11 6JS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
SEP14
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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.

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!

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Purbeck Running Festival

9 Shore Rd, Swanage BH19 1LA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

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!

£25 - £40
Purbeck Running Festival
SEP15
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Richmond Running Festival

Lace up get ready for this full range of races in the exclusive Kew Gardens. Friends and family can enjoy free entry to the Gardens and you will love the food on offer and live music of the 2-day festival. Come for the Nike tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.

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Richmond Running Festival

Syon Vista, Richmond TW9 3JT, UKView event
About the event
Lace up get ready for this full range of races in the exclusive Kew Gardens. Friends and family can enjoy free entry to the Gardens and you will love the food on offer and live music of the 2-day festival. Come for the Nike tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.
£7 - £46
Richmond Running Festival
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!

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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO18 0PX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
OCT13
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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if thats not enough run back down. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Manchester Road Towngate, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if thats not enough run back down. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

£5 - £18
King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
OCT20
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The Chelmsford Marathon

Be part of this major sporting event that takes you from the center of Chelmsford out into the Essex countryside before returning to the city to cross the finish line in Central Park. Rise to the challenge and youll be helping The Js Hospice charity to support young adults with life-limiting conditions across Essex.

Entry fee includes a bespoke medal, technical runner shirt, goody bag, refreshments on route and chip timing. The race village will have toilets, baggage, and changing facilities, as well as refreshments. The race is expected to attract over 1,000 participants - so an early entry is advised.

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The Chelmsford Marathon

Callow Court, Seymour St, Chelmsford CM2 0RW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Be part of this major sporting event that takes you from the center of Chelmsford out into the Essex countryside before returning to the city to cross the finish line in Central Park. Rise to the challenge and youll be helping The Js Hospice charity to support young adults with life-limiting conditions across Essex.

Entry fee includes a bespoke medal, technical runner shirt, goody bag, refreshments on route and chip timing. The race village will have toilets, baggage, and changing facilities, as well as refreshments. The race is expected to attract over 1,000 participants - so an early entry is advised.

£38 - £42
The Chelmsford Marathon
NOV2
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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Winter
Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

Welcome to Thames Meander Marathon & Half Marathon - November. A choice of two Winter runs through the scenic Richmond Park, meandering along the Thames Path on an out and back, well marked, mostly riverside route. Both runs are moderately undulating and start and finish at Marymount School in Kingston Upon Thames.

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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Winter

1 Cromwell Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6BJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to Thames Meander Marathon & Half Marathon - November. A choice of two Winter runs through the scenic Richmond Park, meandering along the Thames Path on an out and back, well marked, mostly riverside route. Both runs are moderately undulating and start and finish at Marymount School in Kingston Upon Thames.

£30 - £40
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Winter
NOV13
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Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge
Heath Charnock, North West, United Kingdom

Hell of a Hill Marathon is arguably the toughest 26.2 miles in the UK, and the toughest 5 consecutive marathons in 5 days in the World - only the toughest dare to challenge the Hill for 5 consecutive days! The mighty Rivington Pike stands 1,191ft tall on the West Pennine Moors, and runners have to pass over the summit a massive 40 times to complete the challenge of a lifetime. A total of 30,000ft of elevation gain (Mount Everest!) and 131 miles of tough stone and mud trail running in the cold Winter months!.

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Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge

Bibbys Farm, Back Ln, Heath Charnock, Chorley PR6 9DL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Hell of a Hill Marathon is arguably the toughest 26.2 miles in the UK, and the toughest 5 consecutive marathons in 5 days in the World - only the toughest dare to challenge the Hill for 5 consecutive days! The mighty Rivington Pike stands 1,191ft tall on the West Pennine Moors, and runners have to pass over the summit a massive 40 times to complete the challenge of a lifetime. A total of 30,000ft of elevation gain (Mount Everest!) and 131 miles of tough stone and mud trail running in the cold Winter months!.

£36 - £180
Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge
NOV30
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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
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.

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The Turkey & Tinsel Trot (CX)

Portchester Castle, Church Ln, Portchester, Fareham PO16 9QW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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)
DEC7
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Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.

From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.

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Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

The White House, Langsett, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 4GY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.

From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.

£22 - £35
Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon
DEC8
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December

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

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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO18 0PX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

£21
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December
MAY27
Bridgnorth Lions Walk & Marathon

The Bridgnorth Lions Walk and Junior Walk is an established source of funds for many charities and organisations. With up to 1200 competitors, supporters and walk officials, the event involves many people from the local community. Since 2017 the walk is organised by Bridgnorth Lions ClubEvery entrant except for the Marathon is expected to gain sponsorship for a charity of their choice.

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Bridgnorth Lions Walk & Marathon

29A High St, Bridgnorth WV16 4DB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Bridgnorth Lions Walk and Junior Walk is an established source of funds for many charities and organisations. With up to 1200 competitors, supporters and walk officials, the event involves many people from the local community. Since 2017 the walk is organised by Bridgnorth Lions ClubEvery entrant except for the Marathon is expected to gain sponsorship for a charity of their choice.

£5 - £25
Bridgnorth Lions Walk & Marathon
JUN2
SSE Walled City Marathon

The Walled City Marathon sees athletes from Ireland, Britain and across the world arrive in Derry to compete over a stunning 26.2 mile course that takes in all the sights and sounds of the city.

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SSE Walled City Marathon

Londonderry, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Walled City Marathon sees athletes from Ireland, Britain and across the world arrive in Derry to compete over a stunning 26.2 mile course that takes in all the sights and sounds of the city.

£50
SSE Walled City Marathon
JUN2
Lakeland Trails – Coniston

Marathon & Half Marathon in Coniston

Starting and finishing at Coniston Hall Landing Point, on the shores of Coniston Water (LA21 8AS), the Lakeland Trails Marathon takes in a complete circuit of Coniston Water along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways. Taking in the idyllic beauty spot of Tarn Hows, and the elevated Beacon Tarn, the whole course gives panoramic views of Lake Coniston and the surrounding peaks of the Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crags. Described by Runners' World magazine as 'the most scenic trail Marathon in Britain' this event is quickly becoming a classic European trail marathon.

For those wanting a shorter option, the Lakeland Trails Half Marathon utilises the first 17km section of the marathon course as far as Tarn Hows, before heading back to Coniston. The Lakeland Trails Mini Marathon 10K utilises the beautiful Torver Trail route from 2014, starting and finishing from Land's Point in Coniston.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

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Lakeland Trails – Coniston

8 A593, Coniston LA21 8HZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Marathon & Half Marathon in Coniston

Starting and finishing at Coniston Hall Landing Point, on the shores of Coniston Water (LA21 8AS), the Lakeland Trails Marathon takes in a complete circuit of Coniston Water along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways. Taking in the idyllic beauty spot of Tarn Hows, and the elevated Beacon Tarn, the whole course gives panoramic views of Lake Coniston and the surrounding peaks of the Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crags. Described by Runners' World magazine as 'the most scenic trail Marathon in Britain' this event is quickly becoming a classic European trail marathon.

For those wanting a shorter option, the Lakeland Trails Half Marathon utilises the first 17km section of the marathon course as far as Tarn Hows, before heading back to Coniston. The Lakeland Trails Mini Marathon 10K utilises the beautiful Torver Trail route from 2014, starting and finishing from Land's Point in Coniston.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

£29 - £44
Lakeland Trails – Coniston
JUN2
Golden Phoenix Marathon
Walton-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

Golden Phoenix Marathon

If you only do a couple of Phoenix events this year or even just one, then this or the Silver Phoenix are the ones to look at!

What can we tell you about it at this stage?

Well, in 2018 we brought you the Explorer - the world's 'largest' finisher's medal and this year we're aiming to bring you the 'best' medals you've ever seen. A bold statement by anyone's standards (and clearly a subjective thing), but if you know our medals, then when we ask you to 'trust us', we hope you will.

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Golden Phoenix Marathon

Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Golden Phoenix Marathon

If you only do a couple of Phoenix events this year or even just one, then this or the Silver Phoenix are the ones to look at!

What can we tell you about it at this stage?

Well, in 2018 we brought you the Explorer - the world's 'largest' finisher's medal and this year we're aiming to bring you the 'best' medals you've ever seen. A bold statement by anyone's standards (and clearly a subjective thing), but if you know our medals, then when we ask you to 'trust us', we hope you will.

£52.95 - £54.95
Golden Phoenix Marathon
JUN8
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Heineken Race To The Tower

Tackle a double marathon with a friendly atmosphere. This fully supported ultramarathon through the picturesque Cotswolds is perfect for those looking to take on the distance for the first time, as well as those looking for a PB. Come for the scenic challenge, stay for the cold beers at the campsite

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Heineken Race To The Tower

Harefield Farm, Stroud GL6 6JR, UKView event
About the event
Tackle a double marathon with a friendly atmosphere. This fully supported ultramarathon through the picturesque Cotswolds is perfect for those looking to take on the distance for the first time, as well as those looking for a PB. Come for the scenic challenge, stay for the cold beers at the campsite
£64 - £194
Heineken Race To The Tower
JUN9
The Hampshire Hoppit

BMHAC are organizing two new trail races in Hampshire. They are a marathon and half marathon that we have named The Hampshire Hoppit (for reasons that will become apparent see below!). The South of England seems to have less trail events compared to the rest of the country, so we are hoping that these two new races will become a welcome and enjoyable addition to the UK trail racing calendar.

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The Hampshire Hoppit

4 Basingstoke Rd, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5NN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

BMHAC are organizing two new trail races in Hampshire. They are a marathon and half marathon that we have named The Hampshire Hoppit (for reasons that will become apparent see below!). The South of England seems to have less trail events compared to the rest of the country, so we are hoping that these two new races will become a welcome and enjoyable addition to the UK trail racing calendar.

£37 - £43
The Hampshire Hoppit
JUN15
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The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Race through the brilliant Exmoor national park. This is a tough and gruelling track perfectly suited to experienced trail runners looking for something special.

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The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Unnamed Road, Lynton EX35 6JW, UKView event
About the event
Race through the brilliant Exmoor national park. This is a tough and gruelling track perfectly suited to experienced trail runners looking for something special.
£30 - £50
The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor
JUN15
Midnight Marathon

The Marathon starts at 8 pm Saturday evening. If you finish by Midnight you will receive a special finisher top saying I beat the Midnight Marathon. All finishers will also receive a bespoke Finishers Medal.

The feedback from last years race was amazing 100% on Runners world web site

Dont worry there is not a cut of time.

Due to the heat, we will have 2 water stations on the run lap.

The start list is now on the web site above along with the race brief.

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Midnight Marathon

Binnie Rd, Dartford DA1 5RQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Marathon starts at 8 pm Saturday evening. If you finish by Midnight you will receive a special finisher top saying I beat the Midnight Marathon. All finishers will also receive a bespoke Finishers Medal.

The feedback from last years race was amazing 100% on Runners world web site

Dont worry there is not a cut of time.

Due to the heat, we will have 2 water stations on the run lap.

The start list is now on the web site above along with the race brief.

£27 - £37
Midnight Marathon
JUN15
Salomon Trail Marathon Wales

The Salomon Trail Marathon Wales will have full (26 mile / 42km) and half (13mile / 21 km) marathon race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin forest in the Snowdonia National Park.

This unique marathon is already established as one of Wales finest trail marathons taking in fully marked trail single track, forest roads and paths in some of the most stunning forestry and heathland in the UK.

The marathon race will have the traditional 9.00am start time, with the half marathon starting at 10.00am.

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Salomon Trail Marathon Wales

Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre Dolgefeiliau, Ganllwyd, Dolgellau LL40 2HZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Salomon Trail Marathon Wales will have full (26 mile / 42km) and half (13mile / 21 km) marathon race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin forest in the Snowdonia National Park.

This unique marathon is already established as one of Wales finest trail marathons taking in fully marked trail single track, forest roads and paths in some of the most stunning forestry and heathland in the UK.

The marathon race will have the traditional 9.00am start time, with the half marathon starting at 10.00am.

£28 - £38
Salomon Trail Marathon Wales
JUN15
South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

After 14 years we are making some changes to the format of the classic South Downs Marathon Day. The routes of marathon and half marathon themselves remain unchanged but we are taking out the marathon relay and introducing a trail 10km in Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

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South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

35 School Hill, Slindon, Arundel BN18 0RS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

After 14 years we are making some changes to the format of the classic South Downs Marathon Day. The routes of marathon and half marathon themselves remain unchanged but we are taking out the marathon relay and introducing a trail 10km in Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

£20 - £35
South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
JUN21
Colworth Marathon Challenge

The Marathon Challenge is a suite of three races which take place over three consecutive days. The races consist of a 5 mile run, an 8.1 mile trail race, and a half marathon; all of which adds up to a full marathon distance. Races may be entered in any combination, i.e. you may enter one, two or all three. The dates for the 2018 races have now been set as 22/23/24 June.

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Colworth Marathon Challenge

Unnamed Road, Bedford MK44 1YY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Marathon Challenge is a suite of three races which take place over three consecutive days. The races consist of a 5 mile run, an 8.1 mile trail race, and a half marathon; all of which adds up to a full marathon distance. Races may be entered in any combination, i.e. you may enter one, two or all three. The dates for the 2018 races have now been set as 22/23/24 June.

£12 - £45
Colworth Marathon Challenge
JUN22
Registration Perks
Race To The King

A double marathon might sound intimidating, but this South Downs event really is for everyone. You have the option to run, jog or walk the 52.4 mile route and can choose to split the race across two days or complete it in just one if you're looking for an extra challenge.

Time will fly by as you take in the picturesque British countryside on show along the route. The grand finale is certainly something to look forward to as you cross the finish line by Winchester Cathedral to celebrate amongst the very first Kings and Queens of England.

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Race To The King

Proffesional Tiler, 65 Ford Rd, Arundel BN18 9EB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A double marathon might sound intimidating, but this South Downs event really is for everyone. You have the option to run, jog or walk the 52.4 mile route and can choose to split the race across two days or complete it in just one if you're looking for an extra challenge.

Time will fly by as you take in the picturesque British countryside on show along the route. The grand finale is certainly something to look forward to as you cross the finish line by Winchester Cathedral to celebrate amongst the very first Kings and Queens of England.

£69 - £199
Race To The King
JUN29
Midnight Mountain Marathon

This is no ordinary marathon. It's a tough, beautiful, off-road event, through forests, over streams, past waterfalls and up mountains, with the added task of running into the night. With a start time of 5.30pm, the aim is to finish before midnight. And with Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and a few others in the way, that maybe not as easy as it sounds.

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Midnight Mountain Marathon

268 B4558, Brecon LD3 7UX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is no ordinary marathon. It's a tough, beautiful, off-road event, through forests, over streams, past waterfalls and up mountains, with the added task of running into the night. With a start time of 5.30pm, the aim is to finish before midnight. And with Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and a few others in the way, that maybe not as easy as it sounds.

£30 - £135
Midnight Mountain Marathon
JUN30
North Devon AONB Marathon

This is a Marathon and Half set amongst what is truly one of the UK most breathtaking areas of outstanding natural beauty, boasting fantastic views of the coast as well. Both courses are demanding, with plenty of steep climbs to challenge even the fittest and most experienced long distance runners.

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North Devon AONB Marathon

1 Barton Rd, Woolacombe EX34 7BA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a Marathon and Half set amongst what is truly one of the UK most breathtaking areas of outstanding natural beauty, boasting fantastic views of the coast as well. Both courses are demanding, with plenty of steep climbs to challenge even the fittest and most experienced long distance runners.

£37 - £49
North Devon AONB Marathon
JUL4
Registration Perks
Love Trails Festival

Love Trails Festival is a music, running, adventure and wellbeing festival. From the main stage, an eclectic mix of iconic and new artists soundtrack three jam-packed days feat. running adventures, talks, workshops, yoga, hot tubs and more! The backdrop is pristine beaches, tidal islands, woodland and coastal paths surrounding the festival site.

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Love Trails Festival

Gower Peninsula, Swansea SA3, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Love Trails Festival is a music, running, adventure and wellbeing festival. From the main stage, an eclectic mix of iconic and new artists soundtrack three jam-packed days feat. running adventures, talks, workshops, yoga, hot tubs and more! The backdrop is pristine beaches, tidal islands, woodland and coastal paths surrounding the festival site.

£39 - £139
Love Trails Festival
JUL6
Shere 42k, Half & 10k

Trek Hire UK (aka Shere Trekking & Outdoors) are pleased to announce that we have added a half marathon to our usual 10k and 42k multi-terrain event next year. We believe that this is one of the most stunning trail runs in the south-east of England, dont just take our word for it check out Rocket Runners video blog on this page.

Dont just talk about it, come and RUN IT, WALK IT, even NORDIC WALK IT

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Shere 42k, Half & 10k

Seaforth Cottage, Gomshall Ln, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Trek Hire UK (aka Shere Trekking & Outdoors) are pleased to announce that we have added a half marathon to our usual 10k and 42k multi-terrain event next year. We believe that this is one of the most stunning trail runs in the south-east of England, dont just take our word for it check out Rocket Runners video blog on this page.

Dont just talk about it, come and RUN IT, WALK IT, even NORDIC WALK IT

£20 - £75
Shere 42k, Half & 10k
JUL7
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
Hever Castle, South East, United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Due to popular demand the Gauntlet half iron distance triathlon is returning with athletes racing alongside the full iron distance or Bastion competitors around much the same course. Whilst these two epic triathlons are taking place a further 4 sets of endurance challenge races are taking place including an Aquabike, an Aquathlon, Long Distance Running and Long Distance Swimming making this a true celebration of the art of going long. Please read on for more details.

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The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

1 Stable Flats, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Due to popular demand the Gauntlet half iron distance triathlon is returning with athletes racing alongside the full iron distance or Bastion competitors around much the same course. Whilst these two epic triathlons are taking place a further 4 sets of endurance challenge races are taking place including an Aquabike, an Aquathlon, Long Distance Running and Long Distance Swimming making this a true celebration of the art of going long. Please read on for more details.

Free
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
JUL7
St Magnus Marathon & 10k

The marathon route follows that associated with the journey undertaken by his followers after the martyrdom of the Viking Earl Magnus to the ancient Christs Kirk in Birsay, finishing at the nearby Birsay Community Hall.

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St Magnus Marathon & 10k

Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The marathon route follows that associated with the journey undertaken by his followers after the martyrdom of the Viking Earl Magnus to the ancient Christs Kirk in Birsay, finishing at the nearby Birsay Community Hall.

£13 - £43
St Magnus Marathon & 10k
JUL7
Registration Perks
The Wales Marathon

Run along the dramatic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in this one of a kind marathon perfect for all levels. You don't need to worry about traffic or beeping horns as the route will be closed just for runners. Best yet, you'll be treated like a star with the events' infamous red carpet finish and cheering crowds!

Marathon and Half Marathon options available.

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The Wales Marathon

Greggs, 48 High St, Tenby SA70 7AA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run along the dramatic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in this one of a kind marathon perfect for all levels. You don't need to worry about traffic or beeping horns as the route will be closed just for runners. Best yet, you'll be treated like a star with the events' infamous red carpet finish and cheering crowds!

Marathon and Half Marathon options available.

£40 - £50
The Wales Marathon
JUL13
Hallow 12 Parish Challenge

We are offering 10 mile, 14 mile, 18 mile, 26 mile and a 40 mile route for both runners and walkers. The 10 and 18-mile routes will be marked, the 26 and 40-mile routes will not be marked.

This is not a race, its a challenge. Walk, jog, run - its up to you.

Come back next year and see if you can better your time.

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Hallow 12 Parish Challenge

1 Church Ln, Hallow, Worcester WR2 6PF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are offering 10 mile, 14 mile, 18 mile, 26 mile and a 40 mile route for both runners and walkers. The 10 and 18-mile routes will be marked, the 26 and 40-mile routes will not be marked.

This is not a race, its a challenge. Walk, jog, run - its up to you.

Come back next year and see if you can better your time.

£10 - £15
Hallow 12 Parish Challenge
JUL14
Snowdonia Trail Marathon
Llanberis, Wales, United Kingdom

Welcome to the On Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2019, a stunning Trail Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k, starting and finishing in Wales's outdoor capital, Llanberis. Entering the On Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2019 is your ticket to compete in one of the UK's most challenging trail races. This is a race to shout about - an astonishing 99% of participants taking part in 2018 would recommend the Snowdonia Trail Marathon to a friend or family member!

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Snowdonia Trail Marathon

15 Capel-Coch Rd, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the On Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2019, a stunning Trail Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k, starting and finishing in Wales's outdoor capital, Llanberis. Entering the On Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2019 is your ticket to compete in one of the UK's most challenging trail races. This is a race to shout about - an astonishing 99% of participants taking part in 2018 would recommend the Snowdonia Trail Marathon to a friend or family member!

£25 - £75
Snowdonia Trail Marathon

About Marathons in the UK

Marathons are 26.2 miles long (or 42.2k) and make up some of the most popular and spectacular races held in the UK. People run marathons for many different reasons, either for a loved one, a personal goal or for a great cause. In fact, the London Marathon has raised over £770 million for charity since it began in 1981, and in 2016, Shannon Foudy, became the one millionth runner to complete it.

What are the best marathons?

The most famous is the London Marathon, which last year produced a record 40,000+ finishers and over 800,000 spectators flooded the streets to cheer them on. If you're thinking of running a marathon, London is not only the most popular but also one of the flattest, so it's a great place to push for a PB. If you missed out on a ballot place, other super flat marathons include ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, Brighton Marathon, and Edinburgh Marathon. These are held in the spring / early summer, around the same time as the London Marathon. If you're looking for something a little more off the beaten path, the New Forest Marathon, Baxters Loch Ness Marathon (watch out for Nessie) and Yorkshire Marathon all run from late summer into autumn.

How long will it take me to run a marathon?

The average time for London Marathon finishers in 2018 was 3h48m for males and 4h23m for females. This is significantly faster than the global average of around 4h13m and 4h42m for men and women respectively. Don't focus too much on what others are doing, keep your own pace and don't worry if you're overtaken by an inflatable T-Rex, they can be pretty speedy!

Keep in mind that your finishing time can be greatly affected by the course, some marathons are particularly fast (e.g. Berlin, London), and the average time for different marathons can vary - make sure you check out the course maps and elevation profiles to get a feel for the route.

For trivia fans, the world record for women was set in London by Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at 2h15m25s and is still proving tough to beat. The men's record was beaten in Berlin in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge and at 2h01m39s is pushing close to breaking the elusive 2 hour barrier.

How do you train for a marathon?

To ensure you are ready come race day, check out our free marathon training plan, with nutrition and race tips included. Training for a marathon takes time and dedication. We recommend starting 16 weeks prior to race day, regardless of whether you are entering your first race or looking to hit a new PB.

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