Top Rated Flagship Events

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About Top Rated

If you're like us, the first thing you look for when choosing an event is reviews from past attendees. We value reviews so much, we're compiling a series of Top Rated charts to celebrate the best challenge events and organizers each season according to you, the community.


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When does the season start and end?

The current charts recognise events that occurred between 12 August 2018 - 11 Aug 2019.

How are the events ranked?

Events are ranked using an algorithm that takes into account review ratings and volume of reviews.

Why is the Top Rated chart rating different to the event page?

The 1-10 ratings displayed on the Top Rated charts are representative of attendee reviews from the current season for the relevant race e.g. Rotary Shakespeare Marathon. The star rating displayed on event pages is representative of attendee reviews from all seasons for all races at an event e.g. Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon.

What are Flagship Events?

Flagship events are running events that are attended by 10,000+ people. These are the largest events in the UK and are a great experience for runners of all experience levels.

How is the UK divided into North and South?

UK South contains events within the East of England, London, the South East, and the South West. UK North contains events within the East Midlands, the West Midlands, the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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4
The SimplyHealth Great North Run
“Run the Great North Run for 5 years now and it is by far my most favourite run! The atmosphere and the crowds are out of this world. Its the perfect run for newbies as the whole experience keeps you going to the very end. You honestly feel you are a part of something wonderful when you run it. The highlight is running over the Tyne Bridge ”
8.3
AWESOME
19 reviews


6
ASICS London 10K
“It has been a amazing race and very well organized.I enjoy any time and the atmospheare was incredible.All runners should be try to run this race.”
8.3
AWESOME
27 reviews



9
Hackney Half Marathon
“Enjoyed it a lot. Great atmosphere, very busy with lots of food stalls and free samples. Course was good too, not too hilly. Just two points for improvement were that it took over 40 mins from lining up at the required time to actually getting to the start line. Also, the area after the finish line needs opening up. It felt like we were 'kettled in' as we hit a solid mass of people straight after the finish line. Otherwise, the best half I have done except for the Great North Run”
8.1
AWESOME
44 reviews



12
Royal Parks Half Marathon
“I have run this twice, and it is definitely better when the sun is shining, but it is pretty incredible that they can pull this race off right in the middle of London. When running in the sun it was a spectacular event with tonnes of support lining the way and central London in full glory, when it rained it was definitely a little tougher! If you are looking for a particular time then get with the pacers at the start line, if you get caught behind the course can be a little cramped for the first few kilometres to move up. Also dont start thinking you're nearly there when you get back into Hyde Park, there's still another 7 or 8 miles to go...”
7.4
GOOD
8 reviews

13
Cancer Research UK London Winter Run
“I have ran this the last 3 years and love it. This year I introduced my bro in law and sister to it and then couldnt believe how well organised it is..which it is!It did for some reason feel a bit emptier this year but maybe thats cause I was in first wave. A communal warm up in tra square would be awesome rather then everyone trying to do it boxed in in the pens. Keep it up!!”
7.2
GOOD
6 reviews

14
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
“Went to Edinburgh to support friends doing the marathon. Known for really quick times so the course is more focused on that than beauty but it does go past some amazing landmarks in the city and then ends out by the sea. The finish line has a great atmosphere and there are lots of food stalls etc. Managed to see our friends run past in 4 different places. ”
6.5
AVERAGE
12 reviews

15
Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run
“Really well organised course with helpful marshals, clear signage and great support pre-race (training schedules, community support). It was a terrible day weather wise, but the supporters who were out were absolutely brilliant and the bands added to a great atmosphere. There was plenty of water, gels and toilets on route, and the course was predominantly flat or downhill. Not a scenic route, but the parts around broad street, the cricket ground and cannon hill Park were great. I wouldn’t hesitate to do this race again, it was my first half and I loved it! ”
6.3
AVERAGE
5 reviews

Last updated 23rd Aug 2019 at 01:00

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