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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)!

1,251 events found
Great Scottish Run
Booked 238 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 South Run
Booked 122 times this week

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Participants

5k, 10 miles

Star5

(52 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon
Booked 53 times this week

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

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Reading, Reading

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £75
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Great Manchester Run 2023
Booked 1084 times this week

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£34 – £39
Earlybird entry - 5 days left
Booking perksRoad
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Hackney Moves 2023
Early bird offer ends in 11 days

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Hackney Moves 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£45
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat road
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ASICS London 10k
Booked 271 times this week

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

ASICS London 10k

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k

Star4.5

(43 reviews)

FilledTicket£45 – £49
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Sportathlon Weekend - Woodford Halse

Saturday, Aug 13, 2022

Sportathlon Weekend - Woodford Halse

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Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k, medium (50–100km)

FilledTicket£7 – £34
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat road
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Junior & Mini Great North Run
Booked 25 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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Sportathlon Weekend - Banbury
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Sportathlon Weekend - Banbury

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Banbury, Oxfordshire

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, medium (50–100km)

FilledTicket£8 – £60
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksRoad
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Great Bristol Run
Booked 196 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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Robin Hood Half Marathon
Booked 4 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Robin Hood Half Marathon

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Nottingham, Nottingham

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

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Inverness, Highland Council

Participants

marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£5 – £62
Booking perksGreat sceneryRoad
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BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon and 10k
Booked 25 times this week

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon and 10k

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£29 – £39
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly road
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Oxford Half Marathon
Booked 196 times this week

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Oxford Half Marathon

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(22 reviews)

FilledTicket£51
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

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 – £44
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

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 – £48
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Alcester Summer 10k
Booked 12 times this week

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Alcester Summer 10k

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Alcester, Warwickshire

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£24 – £34
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Jubilee Bridge 10k
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, Jun 5, 2022

RunThrough Jubilee Bridge 10k

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Runcorn, Borough of Halton

Participants

10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £36
Booking perksRoad
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South Downs Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 18 times this week

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022

South Downs Half Marathon & 10k

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Waterlooville, Hampshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£22 – £40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, Jun 12, 2022

RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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ROC Coastal Trail and Sportive
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022

ROC Coastal Trail and Sportive

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Lowestoft, Suffolk

Participants

half marathon, medium (50–100km), long (100–200km)

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£25 – £50
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
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Run Sandringham 2022

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022

Run Sandringham 2022

LocationIndicator

Sandringham, Norfolk

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£7.90 – £27.90
Booking perksTrail
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Leamington Spa Half Marathon
Booked 9 times this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Leamington Spa Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(65 reviews)

FilledTicket£32 – £42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
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Run Northumberland Ashington Mile, 5k & 10k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Run Northumberland Ashington Mile, 5k & 10k

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Ashington, Northumberland

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£12 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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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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