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Lace up, warm up and get ready to run!Known as the world’s most accessible sport, all you need is a pair of trainers, a little bit of get-up-and-go and you’re off! You choose your distances and you set your own pace - whether that’s a gentle 5 minute run around the block, a quick 5k, a leisurely 10k trail run or a next-level, stamina-testing, multi-hour ultra marathon - it’s up to you.There’s something out there for all levels and abilities and absolutely everyone is welcome. So, type in your desired dates, location or distance, book your chosen event and prepare to get your endorphins pumping as you explore even more of the glorious outdoors (while working some magic for your physical and mental health too)!

1,055 events found
Warrington Running Festival 2023
Booked 1547 times this week

Sunday, Sep 24, 2023

Warrington Running Festival 2023

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Warrington, Warrington

FilledTicket£10 – £50
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Great Scottish Run
Booked 737 times this week

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Great Scottish Run

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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star5

(35 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £39
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Great South Run
Booked 512 times this week

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Participants

5k, 10 miles

Star5

(55 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Tissington Half Marathon 2023
Booked 381 times this week

Saturday, Sep 23, 2023

Tissington Half Marathon 2023

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Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£30 – £32
Booking perksFlat trail
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London South East Spartan Trifecta Weekend and European Championships
Booked 205 times this week

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

London South East Spartan Trifecta Weekend and European Championships

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Nutley, East Sussex

Participants

medium (10–20km), long (20–40km)

FilledTicket£15 – £204
Booking perksTrail
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Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race
Booked 204 times this week

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022

Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

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Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

10k, half marathon

Star4

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k
Booked 188 times this week

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022

Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

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Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £50
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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RunThrough Chester Zoo 10k - October
Booked 123 times this week

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

RunThrough Chester Zoo 10k - October

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Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£27.50 – £50
Booking perksRoad
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RunThrough Hampton Court Palace 10k - November
Booked 132 times this week

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022

RunThrough Hampton Court Palace 10k - November

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Molesey, Greater London

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£23.40 – £48
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Brighton Marathon
Booked 123 times this week

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Brighton Marathon

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Brighton, Brighton and Hove

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£82.50
Booking perksRoad
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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October
Booked 90 times this week

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£20.90 – £30
Booking perksFlat trail
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RunThrough Hertfordshire Half Marathon & 10k - October
Booked 111 times this week

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

RunThrough Hertfordshire Half Marathon & 10k - October

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Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £44
Booking perksTrail
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London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Booked 90 times this week

Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(21 reviews)

FilledTicket£25 – £44
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Farnborough Winter Half Marathon
Booked 92 times this week

Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

Farnborough Winter Half Marathon

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Farnborough, Hampshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£17 – £39
Booking perksFlat road
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Great Manchester Run 2023
Booked 99 times this week

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£42 – £49
Booking perksRoad
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - September
Booked 75 times this week

Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

Run Media City 5k and 10k - September

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Salford, Greater Manchester

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October
Booked 73 times this week

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£24 – £40
Booking perksFlat road
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Great North 5k
Booked 65 times this week

Friday, Oct 7, 2022

Great North 5k

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£23
Booking perksRoad
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RunThrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k - October
Booked 74 times this week

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

RunThrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k - October

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£20 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Jurassic Coast
Booked 63 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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Oswestry 10k 2022
Booked 78 times this week

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Oswestry 10k 2022

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Oswestry, Shropshire

Participants

10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£19.99 – £21.99
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
Booked 81 times this week

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023

Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

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Molesey, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(98 reviews)

FilledTicket£26.70 – £38
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Hastings Half Marathon
Booked 81 times this week

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023

Hastings Half Marathon

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Saint Leonards, East Sussex

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Great Birmingham Run 2023
Booked 67 times this week

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Great Birmingham Run 2023

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Birmingham, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£14 – £39
Booking perksRoad
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Running in the UK

The United Kingdom has a busy running calendar with the biggest and most hotly anticipated running event being the London Marathon at the end of April. Events like the Cardiff Half, Brighton Marathon and Edinburgh Marathon also draw big crowds, ranging from 10,000 to 22,000 participants. Expect to meet amazing people from all over the world, and probably get overtaken by a giant foam beer bottle.

Frequently asked questions

How can I start running?
Running is the most accessible sport, and London boasts infinite opportunities to get those running shoes on with parkruns, color runs, and numerous beginner-friendly 5ks to ease you into your running journey. To stay motivated, pick a training plan and find a friend to train and run with.
What types of running races are there?
There are running races for all levels, from beginners looking to complete their first race to advanced athletes looking to set a PR or pushing their mileage in an ultramarathon. For those looking for a fun experience with friends and family, there are a number of obstacle course races or fun runs. Normal road races usually come as 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, or marathons. Ultramarathons, anything above 26.2 miles, tend to be on trails.
What are the best running events in the UK?
The best running events in the UK are the London Marathon, the Great North Run, and the Hackney Half Marathon.
Are there trail races in the UK?
There are a number of trail races in the UK, from the 100-km Race to the Stones to the Coastal Trail Series Suffolk on the south coast.
What are the best UK running events for beginners?
There are plenty of parkruns all around the UK every Saturday which are free to enter. For crowds and atmosphere, two of the most popular 10ks in the UK are the Vitality London 10000 and the Asda Foundation Leeds 10k.
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