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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)!

989 events found
Hackney Moves 2023
Booked 301 times this week

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Hackney Moves 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£52
Booking perksFlat road
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Warrington Running Festival 2023
Booked 272 times this week

Sunday, 24 Sept 2023

Warrington Running Festival 2023

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Warrington, Warrington

FilledTicket£10 – £50
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Great Birmingham Run 2023
Booked 240 times this week

Sunday, 7 May 2023

Great Birmingham Run 2023

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Birmingham, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(197 reviews)

FilledTicket£14 – £39
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Great Manchester Run 2023
Booked 235 times this week

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(514 reviews)

FilledTicket£42 – £49
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Farnborough Winter Half Marathon
Booked 178 times this week

Sunday, 22 Jan 2023

Farnborough Winter Half Marathon

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Farnborough, Hampshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£21 – £39
Booking perksFlat road
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Great Bristol Run 2023
Booked 175 times this week

Sunday, 14 May 2023

Great Bristol Run 2023

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Bristol, Bristol City

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£12 – £44
Booking perksRoadIcon series
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Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
Booked 155 times this week

Sunday, 26 Mar 2023

Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

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Molesey, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(98 reviews)

FilledTicket£26.70 – £48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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TTP Cambridge Half Marathon
Booked 134 times this week

Sunday, 5 Mar 2023

TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£48 – £99
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2023
Booked 113 times this week

Sunday, 5 Mar 2023

London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£25 – £44
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Great South Run 2023
Booked 136 times this week

Saturday, 14 Oct 2023

Great South Run 2023

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Participants

10 miles, 5k

FilledTicket£19 – £46
Booking perksFlat roadIcon series
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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - December
Booked 89 times this week

Sunday, 18 Dec 2022

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

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£20 – £40
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Surrey Half
Booked 95 times this week

Sunday, 12 Mar 2023

RunThrough Surrey Half

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Woking, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 5k, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £46
Booking perksRoad
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Santa in the City - Wednesday
Booked 66 times this week

Wednesday, 7 Dec 2022

Santa in the City - Wednesday

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£24.95 – £28.95
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Tatton 10k - December
Booked 64 times this week

Saturday, 10 Dec 2022

RunThrough Tatton 10k - December

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Knutsford, Cheshire East

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£16.67 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k Santa Run - December
Booked 65 times this week

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k Santa Run - December

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Greenwich Park Christmas 5k & 10k – December
Booked 71 times this week

Saturday, 17 Dec 2022

RunThrough Greenwich Park Christmas 5k & 10k – December

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£16.70 – £38
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - December
Booked 77 times this week

Sunday, 18 Dec 2022

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

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£20.90 – £42
Booking perksTrail
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Warwick Half Marathon
Booked 82 times this week

Sunday, 5 Feb 2023

Warwick Half Marathon

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Warwick, Warwickshire

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£5 – £44
Booking perksFlat road
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Outlaw Half Nottingham 2023
Booked 72 times this week

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Outlaw Half Nottingham 2023

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Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £225
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Outlaw Half Holkham Weekend 2023
Booked 71 times this week

Saturday, 8 Jul 2023

Outlaw Half Holkham Weekend 2023

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Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Participants

10k, half ironman

Star4.5

(11 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £225
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Santa in the City - Thursday
Booked 39 times this week

Thursday, 8 Dec 2022

Santa in the City - Thursday

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k

Star4

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£24.95 – £28.95
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Southampton 10k
Booked 40 times this week

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

RunThrough Southampton 10k

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Southampton, Southampton

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£23.40 – £42
Booking perksRoad
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Southend Rudolph Run 2022
Booked 55 times this week

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

Southend Rudolph Run 2022

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Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea

FilledTicket£5 – £18
Booking perksFlat trail
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The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k
Booked 46 times this week

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k

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Richmond, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(16 reviews)

FilledTicket£16 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat 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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