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UK Marathons: 2022 - 2023

The marathon distance is 26.2 miles, or 42.2km. They are often seen as one of the main goals in a runner's lifetime. Completing one is a real feat of mental and physical resilience, and requires a serious amount of commitment and training if you are seeking a bragworthy time. Most marathons in the UK take part in the major cities, taking you through streets lined with cheering crowds and a vibrant atmosphere and passing historic landmarks. The London Marathon is the most famous of these, and is one of the six world marathon majors. Other marathons might take you out of the city and into the UK's stunning rural scenery. Some routes take in the national parks or the rugged coasts, so these races are a great way to see some incredible views while also achieving something incredible. Marathons are also amazing fundraising opportunities if you're feeling charitable. The London Marathon has raised over £1 billion since it started in 1981.

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Pennine Trail Marathon

Saturday, Aug 27, 2022

Pennine Trail Marathon

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Worsthorne, Lancashire

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£42
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Express to Hornsea
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, Sep 3, 2022

Express to Hornsea

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Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£13 – £50
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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The Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Marathon+
Booked 25 times this week

Saturday, Sep 3, 2022

The Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Marathon+

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Cranleigh, Surrey

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon

Star5

(33 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £70
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Trail Race Festival Brecon Beacons

Friday, Sep 9, 2022

Trail Race Festival Brecon Beacons

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Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£10 – £149
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile

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Swanage, Dorset

Participants

marathon, ultramarathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £56
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Mayor & Tortoise - The Mayor's Big Run

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022

Mayor & Tortoise - The Mayor's Big Run

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Colchester, Essex

Participants

5k, 10k, marathon

FilledTicket£17 – £40
Booking perksFlat trail
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L O L (Lots of Laps)

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

L O L (Lots of Laps)

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Haughley, Suffolk

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£28 – £35
Booking perksRoad
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Sir Titus Trot Autumnal Trail 2022
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Sir Titus Trot Autumnal Trail 2022

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Shipley, West Yorkshire

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10 miles, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£13 – £50
Booking perksFlat road
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Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – September

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – September

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26 – £43
Booking perksFlat trail
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Roman River Trails
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Roman River Trails

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Layer Marney, Essex

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£17.50 – £37
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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BigSky Trail Marathon & 62k Ultra
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

BigSky Trail Marathon & 62k Ultra

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Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£45 – £58
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Milton Keynes Autumn Run 2022
Booked 6 times this week

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Milton Keynes Autumn Run 2022

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Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £34
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Dorney Marathon & Half Marathon - October

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Run Dorney Marathon & Half Marathon - October

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, marathon, 5k, 10k

Star4

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£28 – £40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Atlantic Coast Challenge
Booked 5 times this week

Friday, Oct 7, 2022

Atlantic Coast Challenge

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Upton Towans, Cornwall

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon

FilledTicket£65 – £185
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Race on the Chase
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Race on the Chase

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Salisbury

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£21 – £40
Booking perksFlat trail
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The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Jurassic Coast
Booked 4 times this week

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Jurassic Coast

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Corfe Castle, Dorset

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£35 – £65
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Windsor Lakeside Marathon

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Windsor Lakeside Marathon

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£39
Booking perksRoad
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Running Tribe Series - Race 10, Course 1

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 10, Course 1

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksFlat trail
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Langsett Loop 2022

Sunday, Oct 23, 2022

Langsett Loop 2022

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Participants

10 miles, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£22 – £50
Booking perksFlat trail
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Hubble Bubble
Booked 4 times this week

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022

Hubble Bubble

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Participants

5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£13 – £50
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series South Downs
Booked 8 times this week

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022

The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series South Downs

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Slindon, West Sussex

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon

FilledTicket£35 – £65
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Old Mother Shipton's Shuffle
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

Old Mother Shipton's Shuffle

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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£22 – £50
Booking perksTrail
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Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival (Leeds) 2022
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival (Leeds) 2022

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Participants

half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£23 – £50
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Saturn - Remembrance Day Run
Booked 8 times this week

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022

Saturn - Remembrance Day Run

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Old Elvet, County Durham

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26 – £28
Booking perksTrail
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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 2016, Shannon Foudy became the one millionth runner to complete the London Marathon.

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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