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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)!

1,174 events found
TTP Cambridge Half Marathon
Booked 626 times this week

Sunday, Mar 5, 2023

TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£44 – £99
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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Great Scottish Run
Booked 477 times this week

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Great Scottish Run

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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star5

(38 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £39
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Great Bristol Run
Booked 383 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Great Bristol Run

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Bristol, Bristol City

Participants

10k, half marathon

Star5

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £44
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Great South Run
Booked 237 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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RunThrough Solihull Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 176 times this week

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022

RunThrough Solihull Half Marathon & 10k

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Solihull, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.40 – £46
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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London South East Spartan Trifecta Weekend and European Championships
Booked 185 times this week

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

London South East Spartan Trifecta Weekend and European Championships

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Nutley, East Sussex

Participants

long (20–40km), medium (10–20km)

FilledTicket£15 – £199
Booking perksHilly trail
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Junior & Mini Great North Run
Booked 140 times this week

Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

Junior & Mini Great North Run

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

FilledTicket£21.50 – £22.50
Booking perksRoad
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Run Cheltenham
Booked 136 times this week

Sunday, Sep 4, 2022

Run Cheltenham

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(9 reviews)

FilledTicket£3 – £40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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RunThrough Altrincham 10k
Booked 89 times this week

Sunday, Sep 4, 2022

RunThrough Altrincham 10k

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Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£20 – £42
Booking perksRoad
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Hackney Moves 2023
Booked 110 times this week

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Hackney Moves 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£49
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k – August
Booked 82 times this week

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022

RunThrough Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k – August

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£16.70 – £25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - August
Booked 67 times this week

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022

RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - August

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£20 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 75 times this week

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k

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Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4

(38 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £26
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 74 times this week

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k

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Dorking, Surrey

Participants

marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£56
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race
Booked 85 times this week

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022

Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

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Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon

Star4

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k
Booked 87 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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Brighton Marathon
Booked 65 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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London Summer 10k
Booked 42 times this week

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022

London Summer 10k

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k

Star4.5

(35 reviews)

FilledTicket£4 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Leeds Running Festival
Booked 52 times this week

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

RunThrough Leeds Running Festival

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksFlat trail
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The Regent's Park 5k & 10k - August
Booked 42 times this week

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

The Regent's Park 5k & 10k - August

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£20 – £26
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
Booked 38 times this week

Thursday, Aug 25, 2022

Run Media City 5k and 10k - August

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Salford, Greater Manchester

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - August
Booked 39 times this week

Sunday, Aug 28, 2022

Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - August

LocationIndicator

Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£20 – £30
Booking perksFlat road
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Outlaw Half Bowood Weekend
Booked 62 times this week

Saturday, Sep 3, 2022

Outlaw Half Bowood Weekend

LocationIndicator

Derry Hill, Wiltshire

Participants

10k, half ironman

FilledTicket£10 – £225
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Hampstead Heath 10k, 5k & Fun Run Trail
Booked 51 times this week

Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

Hampstead Heath 10k, 5k & Fun Run Trail

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(9 reviews)

FilledTicket£8 – £18
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
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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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