Marathons in South West

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MAY12
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Stroud Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

The Stroud Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are a fabulous & challenging mixture of local trails, Cotswold hills, famous Towpaths, disused Railway Tracks, nationally acclaimed Common Land and of course the amazing views on the Cotswold Edge all in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Stroud Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

12 King St, Stroud GL5 3DE, UKView event
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The Stroud Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are a fabulous & challenging mixture of local trails, Cotswold hills, famous Towpaths, disused Railway Tracks, nationally acclaimed Common Land and of course the amazing views on the Cotswold Edge all in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    I arrived in the centre of Stroud an hour before the race started at 7am parking in one of the towns car parks which were free to park in on a Sunday and there were lots of them scattered around. It was a short walk to the start and the registration and I collected my race number no problem and without any waiting. 5 minutes before the start we were given a race briefing in a small courtyard before being set off.The course was beautiful and 95% trail, it took us through woods, across fields along foot paths and along the canal. It was a tough course with some killer hills but the views at the top of them were definitely worth the effort.The aid stations were very basic, offering water and towards the end bottles of sports drink, but the people running the stations were very friendly and super supportive.At the end I received a medal, finishers t-shirt and a goodie bag with drink, flapjack and crisps.I really enjoyed the challenge of the hills and the fantastic views that this race offered
£22 - £49
Stroud Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
MAY19
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Race The Tide

In the glorious private setting of the Flete Estate, Holbeton, Devon (PL81LW) we are hosting a Long marathon/Baby Ultra-Marathon distance race, its actually 29.5 miles. It involves 2 estuary crossings at Burgh Island and the Erme Estuary before finishing in the pretty village of Holbeton.

Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.

On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.

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Race The Tide

3 The Dr, Holbeton, Plymouth PL8 1LY, UKView event
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From the organiser

In the glorious private setting of the Flete Estate, Holbeton, Devon (PL81LW) we are hosting a Long marathon/Baby Ultra-Marathon distance race, its actually 29.5 miles. It involves 2 estuary crossings at Burgh Island and the Erme Estuary before finishing in the pretty village of Holbeton.

Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.

On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    When I first signed up to the race I wasn't too sure what to expect as there wasn't any reviews or much information other than the description on the website.Communication was pretty good. race day instructions were only sent out a few days prior. I guess this is probably because of the variables in weather and route changes but some extra communication a couple of weeks prior would be nice but by no means a deal breaker. Directions to the start were very clear and parking was very easy.Registration and kit check went very smoothly . I would say that a coupe of extra toilets would have gone down well. But I was there early enough not to have to queue too long. Before the start of the race was a nice and short race briefing. They had explained some locals/walkers had removed some of the way markers for some unknown reason so and they were doing their best to make sure we didnt get lost!The race itself was amazing. The route was stunning. First following the River Erme up and down before meandering through some beautiful countryside and villages before dropping into Bigbury then running along the beach out to Burgh Island. There as a little welcome part there cheering us on which was nice as I felt pretty sapped of energy by that point after running for what felt like a couple of miles on the beach.After Burgh Island the real challenge started. The South West Coast Path out to the Mothecombe estuary crossing. The scenary was amazing but the temperature was also starting to rise and it felt tough. After the crossing there was another couple of tough sections of coastal path before again heading inland over some beautiful countryside before making our way back up the River Erme to the finish line.The reception at the finish was amazing lots of cheering and clapping. Just what you want after completing 46.4km with 1300m elevation.All in all I really enjoyed my day runing Race the Tide stunning route I don't think you could tire of. I thought the aid stations were well stocked and supported although I didn't use them to there full potential other than topping up my water/nutrition bottles. There wasn't much in the way of crowds/spectators around the route but for me I wasn't that bothered it was remote so I don't blame people for not standing in the middle of nowhere to cheer us on.Overall I thought it was well organised well. Marshalled and put together I would Definately recomend it to an new or seasoned trail runnerJust one addition I think would have added to the experiance is some sort of bar/food at the finish. I could have murdered a cider and a burger at the end.
  • Did the event in 2017

    There are 3 distances to the Race the Tide events, 10K, 16 mile Half-Marathon and 29  mile Marathon, as you can tell this is a trail event where unusual distances are commonbut Pure Trail tell you the distances beforehand so you know what you are getting.The Pure Trail team are always very friendly and well organised, this is a must do event and I will be back next year, not sure which distance I will do next year, but this year it was the 16 mile option for me, which saw us head uphill from the start and within half a mile, wading through a very wet, muddy water section, which for me is great fun, then single track through woodland, before we crossed a bridige over the estaury and up into more woods, the following downhill through the woods was fast and fun, with estuary glances through the trees, soon we were at mile 6.5 and at the Erme Estuary, the tide was out but it still meant a run through some water, others walked I ran, splashing through the water, then it was a couple of miles of hilly coast path before turning inland through fields and country lanes, before we reentered the woods and had the pleasure of wading through the muddy water again, quick stop for some photos and downhill to the finish, where we got a fab medal and a well stocked finish line of goodies. Do this event!
£23 - £48
Race The Tide
MAY25
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Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Marathon
Stokenchurch, South East, United Kingdom

The last Maverick x TRIBE Run Free was chosen as one of the top ten races of 2018 by Coach Magazine and sold out six weeks before the race. In 2019 were going even bigger and better!

We're heading to the beautiful Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore the trails surrounding Wormsley Park. The routes we have mapped are intended to test you. With a half or Full marathon route to choose from, there's something for everyone. The trails will lead you through the Chilterns up and over undulating hills with panoramic views across the escarpment. Trail running doesn't get better than this.

In true Maverick x TRIBE style, there will be a huge post-race celebration to look forward to! Expect: an epic variety of delicious food and drink to kick back and enjoy; dreamy summer festival vibes; cosy firepit chill-out zones; an awesome selection of live music acts and inspiring speakers. The TRIBE shake shack will be in full operation and the limited edition TRIBE x Maverick Trail Ales ready and waiting when you cross the finish!

Round up your friends and family to explore the stunning Wormsley Park and surrounding area, take a walk around the course and enjoy the full festival village experience. Together, we go further and faster.

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Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Marathon

Unnamed Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe HP14 3YE, UKView event
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From the organiser

The last Maverick x TRIBE Run Free was chosen as one of the top ten races of 2018 by Coach Magazine and sold out six weeks before the race. In 2019 were going even bigger and better!

We're heading to the beautiful Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore the trails surrounding Wormsley Park. The routes we have mapped are intended to test you. With a half or Full marathon route to choose from, there's something for everyone. The trails will lead you through the Chilterns up and over undulating hills with panoramic views across the escarpment. Trail running doesn't get better than this.

In true Maverick x TRIBE style, there will be a huge post-race celebration to look forward to! Expect: an epic variety of delicious food and drink to kick back and enjoy; dreamy summer festival vibes; cosy firepit chill-out zones; an awesome selection of live music acts and inspiring speakers. The TRIBE shake shack will be in full operation and the limited edition TRIBE x Maverick Trail Ales ready and waiting when you cross the finish!

Round up your friends and family to explore the stunning Wormsley Park and surrounding area, take a walk around the course and enjoy the full festival village experience. Together, we go further and faster.

£30 - £50
Maverick x TRIBE Run Free 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
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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
JUN22
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Tsunami Coastal Races

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 Coastal Races

Café Limelight, The Castle, Bude EX23 8LD, UKView event
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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 Coastal Races
AUG24
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I'm a Runner Get Me Out of Here - Gloucestershire

Test your bravery, endurance and mental strength with this multiple distance obstacle run with opportunities to collect stars and place them in your bag, at the finish you will count stars out of your bag which determine what medal you receive. 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon.

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I'm a Runner Get Me Out of Here - Gloucestershire

Cirencester GL7, UKView event
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Test your bravery, endurance and mental strength with this multiple distance obstacle run with opportunities to collect stars and place them in your bag, at the finish you will count stars out of your bag which determine what medal you receive. 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon.

£22 - £47
I'm a Runner Get Me Out of Here - Gloucestershire
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
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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
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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
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
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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!

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  • Did the event in 2018

    A very well organised event. For my first half marathon I thought it was a good location. Parking very efficient.

    Marshalls fantastic and a very good atmosphere

£21 - £32
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
OCT13
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Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
Burton Bradstock, South West, United Kingdom

The marathon will return in 2018, still based at the home of Ciderology, the fantastic Bredy cider farm on the edge of Burton Bradstock, where you can camp the night before if you wish. (You must book through Bredy farm)

With parking close by and the start within 50 meters of the Cider bar, its something to look forward to at the end (as long as someone else is driving!). Its also a great place for your family to relax as you do all the work.

The routes are on nice quiet country roads, with aid stations on route and our as always welcoming environment, we want everyone to finish the marathon who starts and if you can manage 7 hours and under then #PUSHYOURLIMITS and enter now.

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Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k

Dairy House, Bredy Ln, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4ND, UKView event
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From the organiser

The marathon will return in 2018, still based at the home of Ciderology, the fantastic Bredy cider farm on the edge of Burton Bradstock, where you can camp the night before if you wish. (You must book through Bredy farm)

With parking close by and the start within 50 meters of the Cider bar, its something to look forward to at the end (as long as someone else is driving!). Its also a great place for your family to relax as you do all the work.

The routes are on nice quiet country roads, with aid stations on route and our as always welcoming environment, we want everyone to finish the marathon who starts and if you can manage 7 hours and under then #PUSHYOURLIMITS and enter now.

£10 - £30
Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
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
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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)
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
MAY5
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ABP Newport Wales Marathon, 10K & Family Run

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon is a national marathon for Wales, boasting a fast, scenic route arguably one of the UKs flattest marathons with over 70% of participants claiming a PB in 2019.

Starting and finishing on Newports vibrant riverfront, the route offers iconic landmarks, coastal wildlife, picturesque medieval villages and a high-profile opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience the recently regenerated city-centre.

The much-anticipated race has finally satisfied the demand for a premier marathon distance mass-participation event in Wales, made possible by the support of Associated British Ports, Newport City Council and the Welsh Government. Nearly 10,000 runners signed up to take on Marathon, 10K and Family Mile in 2019.x

The flat, fast supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UKs top athletes, gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to get involved in one of Wales biggest weekends of mass participation, without committing to the challenging 26.2-mile distance.

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon, 10K & Family Run

Newport, UKView event
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From the organiser

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon is a national marathon for Wales, boasting a fast, scenic route arguably one of the UKs flattest marathons with over 70% of participants claiming a PB in 2019.

Starting and finishing on Newports vibrant riverfront, the route offers iconic landmarks, coastal wildlife, picturesque medieval villages and a high-profile opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience the recently regenerated city-centre.

The much-anticipated race has finally satisfied the demand for a premier marathon distance mass-participation event in Wales, made possible by the support of Associated British Ports, Newport City Council and the Welsh Government. Nearly 10,000 runners signed up to take on Marathon, 10K and Family Mile in 2019.x

The flat, fast supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UKs top athletes, gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to get involved in one of Wales biggest weekends of mass participation, without committing to the challenging 26.2-mile distance.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    i think the route would be much better in reverse the support is very quiet from mile 10 (Magor) to Mile 21(NISV). the supporters give you a natural boost and it would be much better if this was about mile 16 instead of mile 10 Magor was amazing.Quiet exspensive , a pity that the 10k Tshirt were better than the Marathon ones. yellow is good for night running
  • Did the event in 2018

    Pros- Great to have a flat, fast mass participation marathon in Wales- Fab t-shirt and medal- Easy registration (everything sent through the post in advance)- Good feed stations, regular and offering water/lucozade/gels- Lots of toilets along the route (although they did fill up and run out of toilet roll so were a bit grim at points)- Good environmental ethos, lots of recycling bins throughout the route encouraging runners to bin gel packets and bottles - Great support in certain parts of the route; loved the crowds and live band in Magor, and the crowds at the start/finishCons- Issues with park and ride (organisers well aware, pushed start back by 30mins and have said they will review) Consequence was it took 1hr40 to go 2 miles, we didn’t get to the race village until 9.10 (original start time 9am), in a rush and no signage directing us to start pen added to our pre-race panic!- The route, while flat, suffers from being so rural at times as it meant miles and miles of long country lanes with no supporters - it was tough on morale but then any marathon has its low points - Getting to Magor later on would boost morale as there was so much going on there but we arrived at 10 miles, boost would’ve been nice later on- Out and back to the transporter bridge was a bit soul destroying in the late stages, not sure what can be done there though
  • Did the event in 2018

    As this was the inaugural Newport Marathon and being a proud welsh girl, it had to be done as my first ever marathon outing. Run4Wales always put on a good race (Cardiff Half being one of my favourites!) and they didn't disappoint on this first marathon either.Big bag drop in the car park, which eveyone got through quickly, LOADS of toilets (I wasn't queuing behind more than 3 people for a loo, bravo on this one!).The race did start 30 mins late, due to the park & ride but through no fault of Run4Wales, as the roadworks there are a nightmare.  Rookie error by me for not taking an old jacket to throw away, so was a bit cold.The route is flat (apart from the bridge at mile 1 & 25 but it's only a slight gradient, nothing serious and then there is one more gradient round the course), so it's certainly a fast route if you're going for a PB!Some of the roads are quiet as they are country roads, so not much support on the way (I was already aware of this as I had been helping out at the pre-marathon training session, so I had already run some of the course). If you don't mind not having the crowd support, then it's all good but the people who came out in Magor to cheer everyone on totally made up for it.  Plus lots of runners were chatting to each other, so the moreale around the course was good anyway.Plenty of water stations, aid stations and lots of recycling bins & boxes on the route to throw your empty bottles and gel packs into (yet I still saw some people thowing their empty gel packs to the floor :-(.....)Volunteers were rocking it round the course with loud hailers, big foam fingers & lots of cheers and at the finish with big hugs for us finishers.Surreal points..... Having horses in a field run alongside us, Cows runing up to the fences to see what was going on and the Banging DJ in his pimped up red tractor of decks and speakers, smashing out dance tunes.Only low point for me was the loop run up to the transporter bridge and back (around mile 22-24) longest few miles of my life! The finish line straight was amazing, so lovely to see so many people had come out to support and cheer.  You certainly feel amazing running up that last straight.  Chip timing was spot on, so my supporters knew exactly when I was coming into the finish.Nice medal, good tshirt, congrats to Steve Brace for a super route & to all at Run4Wales for putting on a great event.  I am so coming back next year!
£23 - £52
ABP Newport Wales Marathon, 10K & Family Run
MAY5
Milton Keynes Marathon

Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Were blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. Were also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course thats interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast and different from other marathons.

The MK Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards before running through the lush Ouzel Valley following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto first Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake and superb stadium finish.

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Milton Keynes Marathon

Unnamed Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ET, UKView event
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From the organiser

Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Were blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. Were also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course thats interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast and different from other marathons.

The MK Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards before running through the lush Ouzel Valley following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto first Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake and superb stadium finish.

£9 - £120
Milton Keynes Marathon
MAY5
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile

Welcome to ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k! This fantastic event offers runners the choice of either a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race, along with closed roads through the heart of Southampton.

All races start and finish in the heart of Southamptons city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Marys Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.

35 reviews
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile

18 Palmerston Rd, Southampton SO14 1LL, UKView event
35 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k! This fantastic event offers runners the choice of either a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race, along with closed roads through the heart of Southampton.

All races start and finish in the heart of Southamptons city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Marys Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    hard to find the pacers both 2017 and 2018, race start was easier to find in 2018. parking ok, easy to get out the town after the race, more water is needed after the bridge!
  • Did the event in 2018

    This was my first race! I really enjoyed it. Great organisation, brilliant marshals and volunteers and the local support was amazing too. The Itchen Bridge was my favourite part of the race. Fab medal and race shirt and a bonus banana at the end. Loved it!
  • Did the event in 2018

    This is the first time I have ran around Southampton do I chose the half marathon to gauge the route. Booking process & startI found the booking site easy to use and I later found out that entries could have been upgraded to the full marathon until 3 days before the event. This is the first event I’ve heard of doing this; a nice touch. The start was a bit weird, I didn’t know what was going on nor could I see the pacers. It was forecasted to be a hot day so I wanted to keep a pacer in sight so I kept to the plan without overheating. Turns out that the pacers were wearing an orange t shirt and they were all at the front to start. With the amount of people attending, I believe that the pacers should have been spread out amongst the crowd; this would have meant that the faster runners wouldn’t have had to weave past a few extra people whilst the slower pacers were getting into their rhythm.The route & raceThe route was quite undulating and had various interesting views including running through the football ground, Itchen bridge (twice!!) and a couple of parks which towards the end was a welcome bit of shade.Overall During the race I heard complaints from other runners that there were not enough water stops which I have to agree with. On a cooler day then the planned amount would have been fine but due to the temperature and the build up of heat from the previous days, an extra water stop or two should have been factored in. The mist machine on the course was a nice touch though.The locals were brilliant, and to the people with garden hoses and water guns, whoever you are, thank you!The medal was a good size and the T shirt was nice too.I would do this race again and maybe with a bit more training, may do the full marathon.
£5 - £49
ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile
MAY5
North Dorset Marathon
Sturminster Newton, South West, United Kingdom

A picturesque race, starting from Sturminster Newton High School, along country lanes through the villages of Hinton St Mary, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Todber, Stour Row, Margaret Marsh, West Orchard, Farrington, Child Okeford and Hammoon. Includes Relay.

2 reviews
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North Dorset Marathon

Moores Cottage, 10 Church St, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DB, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

A picturesque race, starting from Sturminster Newton High School, along country lanes through the villages of Hinton St Mary, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Todber, Stour Row, Margaret Marsh, West Orchard, Farrington, Child Okeford and Hammoon. Includes Relay.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    Back again at Sturminster Newton for the 3rd year in a row and this year it was a hot one.This year was the 10th anniversary of this event and to commemerote there was a really top quality tech tee in the welcome pack as well as fireworks (in the daytime but hey, go with it!).A travelling folk band followed us round this year, stopping off at various points, are were a welcome lift in the heat. As usual the organisation was great and the marshals superb.The two drink drops at 20 and 30K were very welcome this year. I had  500ml of tailwind at each and needed every drop on the day.What keeps me coming back? It's a small field (max 450) a lovely setting and really, really friendly.
  • Did the event in 2016

    This is about as far away a you can get from the big city marathon experience while still being on tarmac. I entered this race due to dropping out of Brighton with illness. I didn't want to waste a whole winters training so this was the closest option.There is a field limit of 400 and it's entirely on a first come, first served basis. The price is reasonable at £33.00 for affilliated runners, £36 for non affilliated. The race is entirely on road bar the final half mile, none of it closed to traffic. No headphones allowed because of the traffic.It was a nice sunny morning but not overly warm (around 10° but climbed a bit higher later on) and barely any wind. Drove up early to the school where registration was. There was plenty of parking for all.Registration was easy and what I particularly liked was the facility to have your own drinks available at two points on the course. Less to carry if you want your own sport drink and it makes you feel a little bit like a proper athlete!The start is very near the school so I sat in the changing rooms listening to my pre-race playlist to keep warm until around 10 minutes to go. Warmth and indoor loos - heaven!The start is on a short hill but soon levels out. The race isn't chip timed but due to the size of the field every is over the line in around 30 seconds.The route is well signed and marshalled but you do need to keep an eye out for cars. It's fairly quiet around Sturminster Newton so traffic is not an issue. There are isolated pockets of support around the course but no big cheering crowds and you'll likely find yourself running with just 2 or 3 people after the first couple of miles. It's a very pretty route around the lanes of Dorset. If you love a run in the countryside without getting muddy then this one is for you.Now the course is not flat and there are a few short, sharp hills dotted around that can sap your legs a bit. 8.5 miles and 19 miles are the worst. In total I registered around 590 foot of climb.There are plenty of drinks stations and a great selection of snacks and cake at the later ones. The bottle drops are well organised with your drinks arranged in expected finish time sections to make them easier to find. I really liked this touch.The finish itself is along what used to a railway line. Although straight, flat and only a half mile long it is a bit stony so beware as with tired legs and feet it's not a forgiving surface.When you finish there are further drinks and snacks available and also a welcome free mini bus shuttle to take you back to the school. It's not far but it is up a hill and the last thing you want to do is walk a hill after 26.2! Again, another great touch.When you get back to the school there is a hog roast and the opportunity to shower and change.I really, really enjoyed my day. My entire training had been geared to going sub 4 for the first time and I was so disappointed to not be able to make Brighton. This course is a lot more testing than Brighton so I knew it would be a push. After the hilly section at 19 miles I did slow down but I was hopeful I would have enough in the bag before then. The last two miles hurt, but for me they always do. I was delighted when I finally finished in a gun time of 3:57:47.I never envisaged my first sub four being anywhere else other than at one of the big city events. I am so glad it was here instead. It meant a whole lot more to me to do it here without the crowds. This event wll always be special to me for that reason. I'll treasure the flying pig medal.
£36 - £38
North Dorset Marathon
MAY5
Breast Walk Ever

Sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames riverside. Walking West from Marlow, you will pass through stunning countryside and picturesque villages as you wind your way to a triumphant finish at Beale Park. Choose from the full marathon, a half marathon or a 10 kilometre walk.

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Breast Walk Ever

Marlow SL7, UKView event
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Sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames riverside. Walking West from Marlow, you will pass through stunning countryside and picturesque villages as you wind your way to a triumphant finish at Beale Park. Choose from the full marathon, a half marathon or a 10 kilometre walk.

£11 - £26
Breast Walk Ever
MAY11
Plym Trail Marathon Weekend - Spring

We dare you to find better value for money elsewhere. We would like to welcome you to enjoy running our second firstandlastrunning event, Devon and Cornwall's best newest secret!

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Plym Trail Marathon Weekend - Spring

1 Hazel Grove, Yelverton PL20 6DX, UKView event
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We dare you to find better value for money elsewhere. We would like to welcome you to enjoy running our second firstandlastrunning event, Devon and Cornwall's best newest secret!

£24.25 - £31.50
Plym Trail Marathon Weekend - Spring
MAY11
Plym Trail Marathon- SPRING Weekend Series

The Plym Trail is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the National Park of Dartmoor. The stunning views of the forests and valleys are breathtaking and you are likely to see Peregrin Falcons in the summer as well as an abundance of incredible flora and fauna.

Formerly an historic railway, this area is now enjoyed throughout the year by runners, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

You will also see the wild ponies and sheep that permanently reside on the Moors as well as the smaller rodents and fowl that thrive in this wonderful community.

We would like to welcome you to enjoy running our second firstandlastrunning event, Devon and Cornwall's best newest secret !

1 reviews
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Plym Trail Marathon- SPRING Weekend Series

Village Hall, 18 High St, Halberton, Tiverton EX16 7AF, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Plym Trail is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the National Park of Dartmoor. The stunning views of the forests and valleys are breathtaking and you are likely to see Peregrin Falcons in the summer as well as an abundance of incredible flora and fauna.

Formerly an historic railway, this area is now enjoyed throughout the year by runners, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

You will also see the wild ponies and sheep that permanently reside on the Moors as well as the smaller rodents and fowl that thrive in this wonderful community.

We would like to welcome you to enjoy running our second firstandlastrunning event, Devon and Cornwall's best newest secret !

Reviews
  • Did the Day 1- Half Marathon in 2018

    The course is an out and back route along the beautiful Plym Valley Trail, surrounded by trees and woodland.There are drink/snack stations at about 3 miles and at the halfway point, then again at the 10 mile point (10miles is the same location as the 3 mile point due to the out and back route).There are also drinks and snacks at the finish line.The organisation is super and the medals from each race in the series join together by interlocking. All finishers also receive a goody bag with post race snacks and water.Davey who organises the race is very personable and an experienced runner himself.Although the course can feel a bit monotonous, it is a beautiful route and there is a great community atmosphere created by the race directors and runners.
£24.25 - £31.50
Plym Trail Marathon- SPRING Weekend Series
MAY11
Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge

The Brecon Beacons are located in South Wales offering some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Starting out at Gilestone Farm, Talybot-on-Usk (1 hour from Cardiff) we offer four distances for this event. The Ultra Marathon, Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K routes all take in the scenic trail runs of Brecon. Canicross friendly.

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Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge

Brecon LD3, UKView event
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The Brecon Beacons are located in South Wales offering some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Starting out at Gilestone Farm, Talybot-on-Usk (1 hour from Cardiff) we offer four distances for this event. The Ultra Marathon, Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K routes all take in the scenic trail runs of Brecon. Canicross friendly.

£30
Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge
MAY12
Run Hereford Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

A must in most running diaries, the race continues to grow each year and is a firm favourite in Herefordshires running calendar.

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Run Hereford Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Herbie Samuels Way, Hereford HR4 9UD, UKView event
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A must in most running diaries, the race continues to grow each year and is a firm favourite in Herefordshires running calendar.

£8 - £44
Run Hereford Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
MAY19
Exeter Marathon

THE Exeter Live Better Marathon, a perfect opportunity to complete what could be one of the biggest challenges in a lifetime in your own City or County.

8 reviews
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Exeter Marathon

581 Well St, Exeter EX4 6QF, UKView event
8 reviews
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From the organiser

THE Exeter Live Better Marathon, a perfect opportunity to complete what could be one of the biggest challenges in a lifetime in your own City or County.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    My local marathon and my second time running the route. I’ll continue to support it but not one I’d recommend to those travelling from afar if you are looking for a big event. Pavements and paths can get congested with runners, walkers and cyclists. Quite a small field so towards the end I was often on my own. But for us locals I’d definitely recommend it.
  • Did the event in 2018

    Lovely course, well organised event and good value for money. However it was spoiled by very poor quality feed stations- water only, no gels, bananas or anything else. Support along the course was almost limited to marshals only who were excellent. Race briefing was longer than most I’ve come across but failed to mention the 180 degree turn 200 yards into the race which caused great confusion and runners to bump into each other: rest of the course was excellent.
  • Did the event in 2018

    Only 2 Toilets at start for men and women had to share. No isotonic drinks on route on a very hot day. Course not accurate about 800 metres over. No goody bag at finish. Would not recommend. Had to avoid cyclists walkers. Dogs and lead runners coming in other direction. A rip off
£36 - £38
Exeter Marathon
MAY19
Imerys Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
Saint Austell, South West, United Kingdom

The Imerys trail offers a unique running experience. For one day only, the land of Cornwalls China Clay Industry will be open for you to discover. The Marathon and Half Marathon routes all take in the scenic trail runs of china clay country. The Half Marathon is part of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Race Series (MTRS).

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Imerys Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

John Keay House, Tregonissey Rd, Saint Austell PL25 4DJ, UKView event
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The Imerys trail offers a unique running experience. For one day only, the land of Cornwalls China Clay Industry will be open for you to discover. The Marathon and Half Marathon routes all take in the scenic trail runs of china clay country. The Half Marathon is part of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Race Series (MTRS).

£15 - £23
Imerys Trail Marathon and Half 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

12 reviews
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Heineken Race To The Tower

Harefield Farm, Stroud GL6 6JR, UKView event
12 reviews
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
Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    This is an amazing event.
    I left it very much to the last minute to enter. Not really convinced that i was up to doing the full 52miles in one go having never done more than a half marathon before.
    I trained doing back to back sessions and promised myself i would not push it on the day.
    The pit stops where set out evenly so i just completed each section in my head rather than worrying about the full thing. The feed stations where really well supplied with just what we need at each time. We even stopped for lunch at the halfway point.
    The views where outstanding and made the entire event. Everyone was extremely friendly.
    I am so pleased I made the effort to do it.
  • Did the event in 2018

    I booked to run non stop . You have to pay to park your car at the finish and pay for the shuttle to the start. The cost is quite a lot so with these add ons it all mounts up. The coach to the start is seamless with people having their breakfast or a last minute sleep. The race HQ is spacious and bag drop is well organised . There are vendors selling drinks, food and running goods. It's a great atmosphere with different start times and ground settings off separately. There's music which adds to a party atmosphere. The race itself is very well marked and checkpoints are around every 10 km. these are really well stocked, have toilets and music and chairs and the most enthusiastic Marshalls. The Marshalls become more enthusiastic as the night draws in. They offer to make you soup at 11pm and one marshal lent me his head torch as mine died which was very lovely. There were some road crossings and it would have been nice to have had Marshalls here went it became dark as the filed spread out and seemed quite isolating. The scenery was outstanding . At half way some runners were camping , myself and many others sat down to eat a hot meal then went back out again for the second marathon. Signage was great telling you distance and also how many km til next checkpoint which was great to keep you going. The finish was all up hill and tough which was a little demoralising as you always want to finish strong. Regardless of whether you did non stop or camped and did the second marathon the next day you all received the same medal and ribbon. I would have been nice to have a different ribbon for running non stop
  • Did the event in 2018

    Until his years London Marathon I had never ran a marathon.  I joined some friends of mine and registered for this years RTTT and I have never looked back since.I had no idea what I had signed up for, yes it was hard and yes at times it hurt but I loved it to bits.The fuel stations were full of at least one or two things that you would eat or drink.  The signage was great even all 160 gates.the half way camp had great showers, good and a massage.  The tents were there just to get some sleep before you are up to attack day 2 and get ready for that last hill to the finish and the tower.a great experience, and one I would recommend to anyone and has left me waiting for RTTK next year
£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.

48 reviews
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The Hampshire Hoppit

4 Basingstoke Rd, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5NN, UKView event
48 reviews
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.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    If you’re looking for a flat fast half, this is not you’re race but sign up anyway because the scenery, atmosphere and challenge of this course is something that you’ll not regret. The added bonus of having your beautifully engraved glass in the beer tent at the end is the icing on the cake.
  • Did the event in 2018

    I have ran the half marathon twice (2017 & 2018). It's great trail race - Demanding and beautiful at the same time. A very friendly atmosphere, wonderful marshals, and the organisation was brilliant. I'll be back in 2019, possibly for the full marathon this time.
  • Did the event in 2018

    A challenging marathon but definitely worth it for the scenery. Well organised, friendly and great value. Will certainly be doing it again.
£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
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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
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.

2 reviews
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Midnight Mountain Marathon

268 B4558, Brecon LD3 7UX, UKView event
2 reviews
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.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    Brilliant race, unfortunately couldn't quite fit in the hall for the race brief and the second. Checkpoint is just a check point but the aid stations were well stocked and a squirrel even filled my water bottle.
  • Did the event in 2018

    I did the Brutal Midnight Marathon yesterday (you have to finish before midnight) and it lives up to its billing.....it's brutal! A seriously tough course (especially on a hot day), with well stocked aid stations and a seemess check in procedure; what's not to like?I would recommend this race to anyone who fancies something 'different' and who isn't worried about fast times.....this isn't a quick course! Check it out, you won't be disappointed!
£30 - £135
Midnight Mountain Marathon
JUN30
North Devon AONB Marathon

The North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the most challenging and visually stunning events in the UK. Race HQ is in the idyllic village of Woolacombe on Devon's north coast, overlooking one of the country's most popular surfing beaches and right in the middle of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (where the race gets its 'AONB' name from).

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North Devon AONB Marathon

1 Barton Rd, Woolacombe EX34 7BA, UKView event
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The North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the most challenging and visually stunning events in the UK. Race HQ is in the idyllic village of Woolacombe on Devon's north coast, overlooking one of the country's most popular surfing beaches and right in the middle of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (where the race gets its 'AONB' name from).

£37 - £49
North Devon AONB Marathon
JUL4
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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.

2 reviews
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Love Trails Festival

Gower Peninsula, Swansea SA3, UKView event
2 reviews
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.

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  • Did the Pub Crawl Run in 2017

    Amazing to combine a weekend of epic running, music, and a field full of like-minded people. Very unique experience!
  • Did the event in 2018

    I found out about Love Trails on Instagram and thought it looked amazing... and it was! We camped for two nights in our van, enjoying many opportunities to run with likeminded people, listen to fantastic speakers, eat great food, drink cider and dance like a maniac to the live music sets. Some of the events on offer included: run to surf, run to coasteering, run to wild swim, run to pub crawl, sessions on hill running, plogging (my absolute favourite!), ultrarunning, injury prevention, yoga... and the epic beer mile relay - there really was something for everyone. Highly recommended if you want to go to a summer festival with a bit more of a healthy atmosphere, daylight activities and potentially less chance of hangover!
£39 - £139
Love Trails Festival
JUL7
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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
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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
JUL25
Dorset Invader
Lower Street, South West, United Kingdom

The Dorset Invader Marathon and Half take us back to East Farm.

The marathon is hilly 95% trail. The half is a big loop, there will be aid stations on the way round and the Lovestation will return. Dorset goody bag, with East Farm jam and Roman Buffalikess for all runners.

Second Chaos race of the year for some family fun, a little running, alt of laughing and an amazing medal at the end.

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Dorset Invader

1 E Farm Cottages, Lower Street, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford Forum DT11 9AW, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Dorset Invader Marathon and Half take us back to East Farm.

The marathon is hilly 95% trail. The half is a big loop, there will be aid stations on the way round and the Lovestation will return. Dorset goody bag, with East Farm jam and Roman Buffalikess for all runners.

Second Chaos race of the year for some family fun, a little running, alt of laughing and an amazing medal at the end.

£27.50 - £140
Dorset Invader
AUG4
Something Wild Trail Running Festival

The Summit Wild Ultra is back at the Something Wild Trail Running Festival. It is the ideal distance for your first ultra even though it is by no means an easy ultra. It starts alongside the marathon and incorporates the marathon circuit plus one lap of Sundays 10K route.

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Something Wild Trail Running Festival

Huccaby Farm Cottage, Hexworthy, Princetown, Yelverton PL20 6SB, UKView event
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The Summit Wild Ultra is back at the Something Wild Trail Running Festival. It is the ideal distance for your first ultra even though it is by no means an easy ultra. It starts alongside the marathon and incorporates the marathon circuit plus one lap of Sundays 10K route.

£5 - £42
Something Wild Trail Running Festival
AUG11
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public. This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.

9 reviews
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Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

5 Fish Row, Salisbury SP1 1EX, UKView event
9 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public. This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    It was a very rain,y August. Thankfully the registration was in the fire station. Lots of volunteers to direct you, queues minimal. Frequent emails and info prior to the race. The race starts on paths and then goes into trail. The last 10 miles were very hard as they seemed to be all road and going through housing which led to,some confusion as to whether we were going the right way. Thankfully some small very helpful volunteers (scouts) came to our rescue. The checkpoints were great especially the one which had home made bread pudding. I could have stayed there all day. Some road crossings could have done with more Marshalls. The Marshall at the last checkpoint didn't seem to know how much further . This was when we started to run through the town centre which seemed as though we were just making up the distance. The trail sections which state,y homes and castles were amazing it was just the last section which seemed to let it down. It was then when. You needed some nice scenery most on heavy cold tired legs. The medal was a generic one for all the race distances which was a little disappointing
  • Did the event in 2018

    My First Ultra.Back in December last year I was looking to fill up my race calender for 2018. Whilst searching for events in the summer months, I managed to stumble on a few Ultras listed, from 50k to 100K’s. For some reason, over the next few days my mind kept toying with an idea on completing one.So I spent time looking into Ultra races that were suitable for me. And that’s when I found Salisbury 54321 Trail Ultra 50K.50k (31 Miles) doesn’t sound too bad if you have done a marathon before, only an extra five miles, quite easy to be over confident. I didn’t really think about the trail bit when signing up at the time to be honest.So after paying my entrance fee for a value price of £27.00 I had 8 months to prepare.Fast forward to July one month before.After missing March out because of an injury, my plan was to really start increasing my mileage in late June/July. My minimum goal was to run at least run 31 miles a week, but with a lot of 5k and 10k league races most weekends, I did find it difficult finding enough time to complete and recover from my long runs. Race DayAfter training through the hot months, it was just my luck that had to rain on the one day I wanted it to be dry.The start and race number collection was at Salisbury fire station. It was quite a relaxing atmosphere and everyone was really friendly and helpful. This event had a few different choices of distance from 10k-50k’s, walkers and all.The 50k started at 9:30am and I felt good, with music on trying to be chilled and to slow my pace down. The first few miles felt reasonable flat and I was running between 7:30-8 minute miles, way faster than I should have. Then we hit the Old Sarum and this is where it seems to be the beginning of the inclines and fields, you have to be very careful where you plant your foot. (I did see two people slip over at the Old Sarum loop around) By now it’s 8K completed and the route links you up with the 42k runners. I made the mistake of keeping with the same pace with the new set of fresh 42k runners.I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t look up more and check my surroundings more, as I only seem to remember the grind of hills and long grass fields, I was pushing it too fast.I did remember running through the lovely Langford Castle grounds and passing the race course.But by mile 21 my legs weren't having it and were in pain. Running that hard on a multi terrain with an elevation of 1680ft at the same pace was a big error, now I’m paying for it.My upper body felt reasonably fine, it was my legs that were struggling. Have I hit the wall or was it the lack of training and going too fast? Maybe if I started off at 10 minute pace from the start I would’ve been ok? I admit the last 10 miles were a struggle, I was on my own at this point as most of the runners were running at a sensible pace and were miles behind. I was a tad concerned at getting lost and really had stay focused and look up more, as you could easily miss a sign and head off in the wrong direction when not being in a group. I really didn’t need that mistake now.With my legs in pain, my plan was to be positive mentally and I found myself jogging 200 yards, then walking for 10 seconds, it worked well, but felt like forever until I got to Salisbury Cathedral, where I knew I was near the finish line. It seemed to lift me, so I manage to run the last mile through the town centre to the finish line without walking with a time of 4:24:09.My overall position was 15th, with amongst a lot experience ultra runners, so that was an achievement I am proud off.It certainly was not sensible running by me by any means, and I would strongly advise any first time Ultra runners to slow down considerably especially off road terrain races as it does take a lot more out of you, or even run with a friend.But I’m delighted to tick off completing an Ultra off the running bucket list :)
  • Did the event in 2018

    The event is based at Salisbury Fire Station and registration,bag drop and race briefing were all satisfactory. I did the 21k and the first couple of k are flat however after that it is up a steep hill. This is a trail race and you go through quite a few gates. Some of the tracks are very narrow and if your are 6ft+ tall like me i had to bend down on several occassions to miss bushes. The first half of the course seemed more hilly than the second half. The course is well signposted, however when you get near the end and go through the town centre it is easy to get lost. There was cup of water at regular intervals and fruit at one station. On completion you are given your medal and drinks and jelly babies are available. This event charges the same £32 for all events 50/42/33/21K so it is probabley better value if you do the longer distances. I felt a bit short changed since there was no t-shirt handed out and i feel they should have a graduated pricing structure. £25 is more than enough. Overall i enjoyed the event and the local countryside is a big plus point.
£13 - £31
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs
AUG18
Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August

A fast out and back course with lots of PB potential through Bath's Combe Down and Devonshire Tunnels - disused railway tunnels which until 2013 were sealed and inaccessible. This unique and truly special race takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions, and also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!

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Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August

47 King George's Rd, Bath BA2 1BJ, UKView event
7 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

A fast out and back course with lots of PB potential through Bath's Combe Down and Devonshire Tunnels - disused railway tunnels which until 2013 were sealed and inaccessible. This unique and truly special race takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions, and also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!

Reviews
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    It was hot!! The event organisers planned for this with lots of reminders about how to run the race prior to setting us off. This was a brilliant event. I thoroughly enjoyed running this race and will definitely do it again!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Great organisation and brilliant food stops. Everything was covered in email including park & ride etc
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Food stations were amazing. Organisation and transport to and from park and ride. Stress free marathon. Planning to do it again next year
£8 - £60
Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August
SEP7
Crafty Fox

We are starting and finishing in the village of Ansty bang middle of Darzzet. In the bottom of a valleythats the critical wordbottom. Now we have a fantastic pair of routes for you 2 lap marathon and 1 lap half

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Crafty Fox

1 Sellars Villas, Dorchester DT2 7PN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are starting and finishing in the village of Ansty bang middle of Darzzet. In the bottom of a valleythats the critical wordbottom. Now we have a fantastic pair of routes for you 2 lap marathon and 1 lap half

$27.50 - $39.50
Crafty Fox
SEP8
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

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New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

New Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

£15 - £47
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
OCT5
Bournemouth Marathon Festival

The Bournemouth Marathon is Running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Kings Park before making its way down onto the seafront. The rest of the events start from Bournemouth Prom.

Run along this picturesque coastline and take in the views as you run path both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers.

75 reviews
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Bournemouth Marathon Festival

4 Terrace Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EL, UKView event
75 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Bournemouth Marathon is Running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Kings Park before making its way down onto the seafront. The rest of the events start from Bournemouth Prom.

Run along this picturesque coastline and take in the views as you run path both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers.

Reviews
  • Did the Bournemouth Half Marathon in 2018

  • Did the Bournemouth Half Marathon in 2018

    It was an early start at 8 am. The sun was very welcome as it helped warm up a cold morning. We ran through the neighborhoods and headed for the coastal roads. Some beautiful views here looking out to the coastline. There were also a couple of small hills as we went down to the boardwalk and then back-up to the roads. There's a pretty tough hill around mile 9 that slowed us down. Once we caught our breath back, the final two to three miles was exciting as we made our way to the crowds and ran along the piers and onto the finish line.
  • Did the Bournemouth Marathon in 2017

    Researched it well so no.
£17.50 - £53.50
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
OCT6
Isle of Wight Marathon

A brand new course (first used 2013) of one lap featuring the much quieter roads on the west of the island.These are the undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield, Shalfleet, Yarmouth, Afton, Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood, Cowes.

2 reviews
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Isle of Wight Marathon

24 Magdalen Cres, Cowes PO31 8EP, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

A brand new course (first used 2013) of one lap featuring the much quieter roads on the west of the island.These are the undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield, Shalfleet, Yarmouth, Afton, Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood, Cowes.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    I picked this for my first marathon, partly because I love the Isle of Wight, and also with such a low entry fee it was hard to turn down.For that entry fee, you get a really well organised race - a well marked course, plenty of aid stations (and the option to send your own drink to one of them) and a lovely course.The course itself is reasonably tough, being undulating for most of the route with some long climbs (especially from mile 24-25 which is pretty much all uphill), although there is a flat section around miles 10-13. Despite it's difficulty, it's a very scenic course and if you can pace yourself well (which I definitely didn't!!) you can take in he course and really enjoy it.Forma race that's actually pretty small, the Marshall Andy spectator support was really good around most of the course, giving it a really nice local feel.Despitmmaki a complete hash of my own race, this is a really good event, and if I ever decide to do snore marathon I'll definitely be considering coming back!
  • Did the event in 2017

    This is a lovely course, a little hilly, but with good views on thwe countryside and to the sea. Few participants make the whole process of registration, going to the toilet and starting very easy and stress free.The course is out and back, most of it on quiet roads, with feed stations every 3 miles and the opportunity of leaving your personal drink to be collected at each feed station, at registration.Local support is great, the last hill, at mile 23 never ending. All together a very pleasant and well organised event.
£21 - £24
Isle of Wight Marathon
OCT13
Eden Project Marathon

Cornwalls biggest running event, the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns with a multi-terrain route through spectacular countryside.

A firm fixture in the running calendar, the Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon offers hilly multi-terrain courses around the famous site, following a challenging route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.

We created the course through Cornwall's dramatic Clay Country not only to offer a unique sporting experience for runners nationwide, but to showcase the unique region on our doorstep. The idea came from a conversation with the local St Austell Running Club, whose commitment, enthusiasm and passion have been invaluable in putting on the event.

The Marathon is just one of the many ways Eden aims to act as a catalyst for economic growth in the local region. If we could build this place, in a former clay pit, surely together we can all take on even bigger challenges

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Eden Project Marathon

Bodelva Rd, Par PL24 2FZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Cornwalls biggest running event, the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns with a multi-terrain route through spectacular countryside.

A firm fixture in the running calendar, the Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon offers hilly multi-terrain courses around the famous site, following a challenging route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.

We created the course through Cornwall's dramatic Clay Country not only to offer a unique sporting experience for runners nationwide, but to showcase the unique region on our doorstep. The idea came from a conversation with the local St Austell Running Club, whose commitment, enthusiasm and passion have been invaluable in putting on the event.

The Marathon is just one of the many ways Eden aims to act as a catalyst for economic growth in the local region. If we could build this place, in a former clay pit, surely together we can all take on even bigger challenges

£30 - £37
Eden Project Marathon
OCT20
Abingdon Marathon

The marathon entry has grown over the years but has an entry limit of 1,200 again this year. We expect this number to be reached by the beginning of April, well before the closing date, so make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment.

The Abingdon Marathon will again incorporate the following championship events: Oxfordshire County Marathon Championships and Army AA Marathon Championships. In addition, the event has also hosted the Twin Towns competition where we have always extended a big welcome to our friends from overseas, especially from Argentina, France, Abingdons twin town.

8 reviews
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Abingdon Marathon

Dunmore Rd, Abingdon OX14 1YW, UKView event
8 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The marathon entry has grown over the years but has an entry limit of 1,200 again this year. We expect this number to be reached by the beginning of April, well before the closing date, so make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment.

The Abingdon Marathon will again incorporate the following championship events: Oxfordshire County Marathon Championships and Army AA Marathon Championships. In addition, the event has also hosted the Twin Towns competition where we have always extended a big welcome to our friends from overseas, especially from Argentina, France, Abingdons twin town.

Reviews
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    I didn't realise there was quite abit of running on uneven roads. No gels available like on bigger marathon events. I didn't like being handed a full bottle of lucozade as after a few swigs I had to ditch it as didn't want to run with it. A cup would have been sufficient.
  • Did the event in 2018

    A really well organised marathon. Small in comparison to the city ones. Strict rules, stops time wasters! Plenty of water stations and sponge stations. 100% doing the 2019 event!
  • Did the event in 2018

    My first Marathon!
    I chose Abingdon purposely as I know it is flat.
    I was wary beforehand having been told it can be a lonely race due to the small field of runners and boring due to the industrial estate based course.
    I shouldn't have worried about either.
    There was loud, all inclusive support everywhere - from the running track start/finish to the most remote country lanes, residential/town areas or industrial estates.
    Aid stations were every 3 miles - with varied water, squash, lucozade options, while in the industrial estate was a huge fruit platter!
    The road crossing sections were slick with clear and fair stop/go signals.
    The laps - well they're laps, I like knowing what's coming. The mile markers were exact and every single mile :-)
    And a great compère announced each of us coming round the track
    There was a lovely weighty medal and T-shirt with a Mars bar at the finish.
    Just a perfect experience all round. I highly recommend.
£46 - £48
Abingdon Marathon
NOV9
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower

Gower was the first place in Britain to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The unique peninsula is a protected haven for some of the richest and most varied wildlife habitats in the UK. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.

5 reviews
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Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower

1 Coastguard Cottages, Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PR, UKView event
5 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Gower was the first place in Britain to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The unique peninsula is a protected haven for some of the richest and most varied wildlife habitats in the UK. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.

Reviews
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Nothing out of the ordinary for a coastal trail event. Course was more or less as expected. I keep going back-and-forth on whether I would've preferred to run in the other direction. The majority of the muddiest spots were towards the end when legs were quite wobbly already. Saw a few people slip and fall. Advice to future runners - shoes w/ excellent traction.
  • Did the Ultra in 2018

    All was great , location , organisation, route. Only problem we had was my super supporter wife couldn't get to all the recommended view points, roads inaccessible, no parking etc.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

    Stunning views of Gower peninsula, bit wet and wild but worth it!
£33 - £66
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower
NOV16
Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra

The Beacons Ultra is a mere 46ish mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the middle of November, when climatic conditions can vary quite considerably. In the events 11 year history the race has taken place in everything from sparkling Sunshine through to minus 8 degrees, with obligatory rain and mist thrown in to remind the athletes that they are running in Wales in all its glory.

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Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra

2 The Struet, Brecon LD3 7LH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Beacons Ultra is a mere 46ish mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the middle of November, when climatic conditions can vary quite considerably. In the events 11 year history the race has taken place in everything from sparkling Sunshine through to minus 8 degrees, with obligatory rain and mist thrown in to remind the athletes that they are running in Wales in all its glory.

£31 - £47
Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra
NOV30
Endurancelife Jurassic Quarter – Dorset

The Jurassic Quarter is an undulating 46 mile Ultra Marathon along the South West Coast Path in the UK. The course covers almost half of England's only natural World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast.

The task is brutally simple: to run non-stop from Portland Bill Lighthouse to the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast at Old Harry Rocks.

This challenge can be undertaken as a solo, relay team of two (pair) or relay of four (quad). The atmosphere is of keen and friendly rivalry.

Following 46 miles of mesmerising coastline, there are innumerable steep climbs and descents. This is the ultimate trail runner's rush. Be under no mistake, every runner must be well prepared both mentally and physically.

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Endurancelife Jurassic Quarter – Dorset

S W Coast Path, Portland DT5 2JT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Jurassic Quarter is an undulating 46 mile Ultra Marathon along the South West Coast Path in the UK. The course covers almost half of England's only natural World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast.

The task is brutally simple: to run non-stop from Portland Bill Lighthouse to the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast at Old Harry Rocks.

This challenge can be undertaken as a solo, relay team of two (pair) or relay of four (quad). The atmosphere is of keen and friendly rivalry.

Following 46 miles of mesmerising coastline, there are innumerable steep climbs and descents. This is the ultimate trail runner's rush. Be under no mistake, every runner must be well prepared both mentally and physically.

£33 - £66
Endurancelife Jurassic Quarter – Dorset
NOV30
Endurancelife Dorset Marathon

Given World Heritage status in 2001, The Jurassic Coast Path through Dorset is quite simply unique. This is the only location on the planet where in a few short hours of trail running you will travel through a few million years of earth time - all with the ocean as a glorious backdrop. Oh yes, and those years are represented in hills...

Come and join us for our Dorset 10K, half marathon, marathon, ultra and ultra PLUS courses a tough trail runner's paradise.

6 reviews
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Endurancelife Dorset Marathon

S W Coast Path, Wareham, UKView event
6 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Given World Heritage status in 2001, The Jurassic Coast Path through Dorset is quite simply unique. This is the only location on the planet where in a few short hours of trail running you will travel through a few million years of earth time - all with the ocean as a glorious backdrop. Oh yes, and those years are represented in hills...

Come and join us for our Dorset 10K, half marathon, marathon, ultra and ultra PLUS courses a tough trail runner's paradise.

Reviews
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Be prepared for the changeable weather conditions, try to be self sufficient only a few jelly babies and banana at check points, It was exceedingly slippery in places so good trail shoes are essential
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    It was really tough. I was ready for hills and v bad weather, but didn't quite realize that the entire course would turn into a mud bath. I had the gear, but this also made the flatter sections tough. One thing I personally didn't like were the stairs - if it's that steep that it needs stairs, I'd rather not have it in the race. Overall I would have liked a course where the ascents and (some of) the descents were a bit more gradual, but then, I knew what I was getting into.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    Very tough course, the half marathon is about 16 miles of steep ups and downs! Worth it for the amazing views and sense of achievement at the end
£33 - £77
Endurancelife Dorset Marathon
APR27
Red Kite Trail Series - Spring
Llanharan, Wales, United Kingdom

Don't be fooled by our beautiful hills. They may not be as high as the Brecon Beacons or as tough as the Mountains in the North but what they can certainly do is test you - and they will don't you worry! This is an ideal event for the hardy & experienced trail runner to the novice and first timer alike.

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Red Kite Trail Series - Spring

Llanharan Miner's Welfare hall and grounds, Llanharan, Pontyclun CF72 9NR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Don't be fooled by our beautiful hills. They may not be as high as the Brecon Beacons or as tough as the Mountains in the North but what they can certainly do is test you - and they will don't you worry! This is an ideal event for the hardy & experienced trail runner to the novice and first timer alike.

Red Kite Trail Series - Spring

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