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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)!

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2024 TCS London Marathon

1. 2024 TCS London Marathon

Star4.9

(53 reviews)

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2024 Race to the King

2. 2024 Race to the King

Star5.0

(3 reviews)

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2024 Race to the Stones

3. 2024 Race to the Stones

Star4.8

(114 reviews)

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TTP Cambridge Half Marathon 2024
Booked 973 times this week

4. TTP Cambridge Half Marathon 2024

Star4.8

(565 reviews)

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AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2024
Booked 955 times this week

5. AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2024

Star4.7

(514 reviews)

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AJ Bell Great Bristol Run 2024
Booked 665 times this week

6. AJ Bell Great Bristol Run 2024

Star4.6

(103 reviews)

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AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run 2024
Booked 439 times this week

7. AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run 2024

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2024 The Big Half
Booked 432 times this week

8. 2024 The Big Half

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AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run 2024
Booked 362 times this week

9. AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run 2024

Star4.5

(314 reviews)

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2024 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon
Booked 292 times this week

10. 2024 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon

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High Performance London Half & 10k at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Booked 256 times this week

11. High Performance London Half & 10k at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Star4.6

(218 reviews)

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2024 Brighton Marathon Weekend
Booked 248 times this week

12. 2024 Brighton Marathon Weekend

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MK Festival of Running
Booked 219 times this week

13. MK Festival of Running

Star4.6

(110 reviews)

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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
Booked 237 times this week

14. Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

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AJ Bell Great Scottish Run 2024
Booked 227 times this week

15. AJ Bell Great Scottish Run 2024

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2024 TCS London Marathon MyWay
Booked 188 times this week

16. 2024 TCS London Marathon MyWay

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AJ Bell Great South Run 2024
Booked 177 times this week

17. AJ Bell Great South Run 2024

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2024 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & Half
Booked 148 times this week

18. 2024 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & Half

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2024 Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay 10K
Booked 146 times this week

19. 2024 Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay 10K

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AJ Bell Great North 10k 2024
Booked 152 times this week

20. AJ Bell Great North 10k 2024

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London 10k 2024
Booked 147 times this week

21. London 10k 2024

Star4.7

(1269 reviews)

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Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon and 10k
Booked 157 times this week

22. Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon and 10k

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Oxford Half 2024
Booked 159 times this week

23. Oxford Half 2024

Star4.6

(365 reviews)

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RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024
Booked 125 times this week
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24. RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024

Star4.7

(77 reviews)

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Middlesbrough Half Marathon and Juniors - March 2024
Booked 119 times this week

25. Middlesbrough Half Marathon and Juniors - March 2024

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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March
Booked 119 times this week

26. RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

Star4.7

(96 reviews)

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RunThrough Leicestershire Half Marathon 2024
Booked 99 times this week
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27. RunThrough Leicestershire Half Marathon 2024

Star4.4

(220 reviews)

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RunThrough Chase the Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024
Booked 97 times this week
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28. RunThrough Chase the Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024

Star4.6

(82 reviews)

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Running GP Oulton Park - March
Booked 107 times this week

29. Running GP Oulton Park - March

Star4.6

(159 reviews)

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RunThrough Tatton 5k & 10k – March 2024
Booked 93 times this week

30. RunThrough Tatton 5k & 10k – March 2024

Star4.8

(69 reviews)

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Carlisle Half Marathon & 10k 2024
Booked 97 times this week

31. Carlisle Half Marathon & 10k 2024

Star4.6

(34 reviews)

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Wolverhampton 10k 2024
Booked 98 times this week

32. Wolverhampton 10k 2024

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2024 Brighton Miles
Booked 97 times this week

33. 2024 Brighton Miles

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Shakespeare Marathon & Half Marathon - April 2024
Booked 112 times this week

34. Shakespeare Marathon & Half Marathon - April 2024

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X Border 10k 2025
Booked 91 times this week

35. X Border 10k 2025

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 TEC Lulworth Cove 2024
Booked 66 times this week
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36. TEC Lulworth Cove 2024

Star4.7

(208 reviews)

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RunThrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k - March
Booked 69 times this week

37. RunThrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k - March

Star4.6

(54 reviews)

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HSW Solicitors Nantwich 10k
Booked 67 times this week

38. HSW Solicitors Nantwich 10k

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Gloucester Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 84 times this week

39. Gloucester Half Marathon & 10k

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2024 ABP Newport Wales 10K
Booked 86 times this week

40. 2024 ABP Newport Wales 10K

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Colchester Stampede 10k 2024
Booked 70 times this week

41. Colchester Stampede 10k 2024

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RunThrough Battersea Park Half Marathon - May 2024
Booked 79 times this week

42. RunThrough Battersea Park Half Marathon - May 2024

Star4.7

(61 reviews)

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2024 Vitality London 10,000
Booked 82 times this week

43. 2024 Vitality London 10,000

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RunThrough Regents Park 5k & 10k - February
Booked 61 times this week
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44. RunThrough Regents Park 5k & 10k - February

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Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Hampshire 2024
Booked 60 times this week

45. Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Hampshire 2024

Star4.8

(229 reviews)

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Granite Way 10 and 20 Mile Event 2024
Booked 41 times this week

46. Granite Way 10 and 20 Mile Event 2024

Star4.3

(7 reviews)

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Croft Motor Circuit Running GP
Booked 39 times this week

47. Croft Motor Circuit Running GP

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Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March
Booked 39 times this week

48. Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

Star4.5

(111 reviews)

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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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