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What you need to know about 5k Running

A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.

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There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.

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5km, 10.5km or 21km trail running through the forests of Hurt in the Surrey Hills.

The Route Director was born in the Forests of the Hurtwood and has been running through them ever since he could stand. He knows them thar hills and he knows which will hurt and which will not. In 2018 the routes will be tweaked and some of those hills will be added. As all the distances will be extended, for some it will be a case of we meet again. For others it will be glad to meet you. Ive heard so much about you.

When you enter, assume distances are approximate. ie approximately 5k, approximately 10k and approximately 21k. They will be a couple of kms more than stated. Fear not, this will continue to be trail running at its best!

The Hurt

Peaslake, Surrey, GB
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Join us for a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at Dorney Lake; home to London 2012s Olympic rowing events. Dorney Lake, situated near the village of Dorney in Buckinghamshire, is a purpose built rowing lake with grounds that are a perfect backdrop to running as well as rowing. The flat course is ideal for a chip timed personal best.

Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Windsor, GB
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Join us for our exciting Macmillan run in Regent's Park!

Join hundreds of Macmillan supporters and sign up to run 5k or 10k in one of Londons landmark parks. You dont need to be a regular runner to take part - all you need is energy and enthusiasm to help us support people affected by cancer.

Run Regent’s Park – Macmillan Cancer Support

London, GB
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After a very successful 2017 event, which saw record funds being raised for the villagers during their 100 year celebrations, 2018 sees the return of the Whiteley Village Races. Set in the beautiful and tranquil 230 acre grounds of the Whiteley Village in Surrey. The Whiteley Village Races offer events for all the family.
Why not come along, take part, have loads of fun and, in the process, help us to beat last years donation?

Each participant will receive a medal, and there are prizes for the winners.

On offer are the following:
10km Off-Road Running event with chip timing
5km Off-Road Running event with chip timing
2.5km Youth Run
1km Junior Fun Run
5km Alms Obstacle Challenge
Junior Scoot/Bike/Run (350m/250m/350m)
5km Walk

The Obstacle Race is an Off-Road route, broken up by 7 or 8 Challenging Obstacles. Enter as an individual, or in teams of 2 or 4. To avoid congestion on the obstacles, competitors will be set off at timed intervals. Why not do the Obstacle Race in Fancy Dress?

Changing facilities, toilets, parking, refreshments are all on site

Whiteley Village Races

Hersham, Surrey, GB
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"The Secret Prosecco Dash!" Is a tantalising summer event where you combine legging it from point to point and drinking Prosecco, whilst seeing some of London's most beautiful places.

With Prosecco pre, during and post race, the event features an optional 5k/10k route and takes place on Saturday June 16th in one of London's coolest neighbourhoods.

This is NOT the race to get a 10k/5k personal best time, more of an interactive event where its team vs team, all in order to battle out who can become Prosecco Champions!

The Secret Prosecco Dash!

London, GB
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Taking place within the iconic surroundings of Bushy Park this is the perfect setting for a fast, flat and traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

Race features chip timing - plus finish line goodies and a medal for you at the finish.

Prizes are generously sponsored by Sporting Feet, who have stores in Putney and Richmond. There will be a special spot prize for a 20 voucher for two lucky runners.

Bushy Park 10k & 5k – June

Molesey, GB
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This event offers a wide variety of sports and health focused activities for all the family including:

1) 10k trail run - 9.30 am., 5k trail run - 9.40 am.
2) 5k Walk & Talk through Syon Park - 9.45 am.
3) 10K Corporate Challenge - 9.35 am.
4) Stand-up paddleboarding at Brentford Lock - 11 am to 3 pm.
5) Health and Fitness Village - 10 am to 2 pm.
6) Free family sports activity and funday in Syon Park.

The Brentford Challenge

Brentford, GB
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This great little race is now in its 32nd year. The 5k & 10k both wind their way around the leafy Hertfordshire town of Bushey itself, whilst the Junior Races take place at Race HQ - Queens' School. Chip-timed, with a great route, good organisation and fantastic marshaling these events will be perfect for everyone from novice runners to competitive athletes.

Spire Bushey 10k and 5k

Bushey, Hertfordshire, GB
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This one is just for the females amongst us! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon has evolved into a full female-only multi-sport day. Take your pick; theres something for everyone. So, whether its about taking on a challenge for the first time for the official charity Breast Cancer Care, or just to challenge yourself to better your time, the atmosphere at Dorney Lake makes this the perfect event at which to do this.

The event, held at the Olympic rowing venue Dorney Lake, Eton, provides a flat tarmac run and bike track as well as a lake with clean, calm waters to swim. As well as being a very safe and supportive venue, it also offers superb spectator viewing.The triathlon is always popular, offering a range of distances to either dip your toe into the water for the first time; to push yourself with a longer distance; or even to challenge yourself against the best in the Sprint Distance Triathlon.

9am Scootathlon
9.30 5k run
9.30 Duathlon
9.45 Olympic
10.20 Challenge
10.40 Sprint Wave 1
11am Sprint Wave 2
11.20 SuperSprint Wave 1
11.30 SuperSprint Wave 2
11.45 Novice Triathlon Wave 1
11.55 First Timer Wave
12.00 Prize Giving

Location: Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Berkshire, SL4 6QP

There is plenty of parking at Dorney lake.

Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon and 5k

Windsor, GB
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Join us and celebrate Summer in 2018 at The Richmond Park Summer 10K and 5K. Taking place within the picturesque Richmond Park, it's a perfect setting for a pacy, traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The undulating course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k Series – July

Richmond, GB
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Run, jog or walk the new ATW Prosecco 5k, a scenic, traffic-free route through the enchanting Lee Valley Regional Park on 26th August during our last bank holiday weekend.

The single-lap event takes place close to the impressive Lee Valley White Water Centre which staged canoe slalom events in London 2012.The course is entirely flat, on tarmacked and grass paths.And after completing your 5K course, you can join the Prosecco Procession where you will be treated with the sparkling tipple as soon as youve crossed the line!

Make your way through the procession to collect your special-edition themed medal and perhaps another top up.There will be live commentary, music and photos as you celebrate your achievements with your friends, family and of course your favourite drink!

Prosecco 5K

Enfield, GB
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Join us on an epic voyage through our 6 Glow Zones

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance / walk / jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

Glow in the Park – London

Shepperton, Surrey, GB

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