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Beginner Friendly Running Events

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Balboa Park 5K Running TourDaniel's Coffee, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA, USA

We run a 3.5-mile course at a very easy pace, weaving through El Prado, gardens, museums, and along the Zoo.We stop about 10 times during the run at best photo spots, and to learn about Balboa Park's fun facts and history.We end the tour with 5-7 minutes of "Yoga for Runners" stretching, and provide a complimentary hydration beverage.

Balboa Park 5K Running Tour
Griffith Park Run Half Marathon & 5KLos Angeles, California, US

5th Annual community road race in Griffith Park, the heart of LA

READY, SET, GET FIT!A Half Marathon and 5K road race through iconic Griffith Park. Both courses are USATF Certified! All proceeds support Los Angeles City Parks.EXPO with music, local vendors and fun for the whole family!

$30 - $65
5k • Half Marathon
Griffith Park Run Half Marathon & 5K
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Run For Chocolate – BristolBristol, GB

What greater motivation is there to get out there and be active?

Achieve your fitness goals and enjoy a fun challenge this winter in a town or city near you run, jog or walk our 5km route (all levels, ages and speeds are welcome). Enter as an individual or why not get your family and friends involved too, run as a team and join the party!

When you cross the finish line, youll receive a Run for Chocolate finisher's medal and a well deserved mug of Hot Chocolate (sprinkles optional!)

So, rally your friends, family or work colleagues and make Run for Chocolate part of your Bucket List!

£5 - £22.50
5k • 10k
Run For Chocolate – Bristol
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Gayton Run 5K – 10KBlisworth, Northamptonshire, GB

Marathon training or winter triathlon training? This is the new year's resolution, get fit, fat busting event to train for.

This January event will be your post festive season target; something to entice you to pull on your running shoes on those cold winter days Choice of a fairly flat 5k or a challenging 10k run.

28 reviews
£15 - £18
5k • 10k
Gayton Run 5K – 10K
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Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10KSimi Valley, California, US

The race will start at Rancho Simi Park at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 and run along the Arroyo bike path . Which is lined with beautiful trees for shade and makes a wonderful environment. The bike path runs through the center of Simi Valley and along the Arroyo Creek. This is still home to ducks and herons, (not cranes), who are soaking up the sun while playing in the gently flowing spring /summer time water. There will be Aid stations every 1.5 miles.

$35 - $95
5k • Half Marathon • 10k
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
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Hundred Acres Winter ‘Souper’ 5 – Race 4Wickham, Hampshire, GB

Welcome to Hundred Acres Winter Souper 5 - Race 4. This is the fourth of a 5 race 5km race series, around the Forest of Bere.

Hot soup and a bread roll, plus a series medal.

Hundred Acres Winter ‘Souper’ 5 – Race 4
Best Damn Race – Safety HarbourSafety Harbor, Florida, US

The 7th Annual Best Damn Race Safety Harbor 2019 features a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 5K + 10K Challenge on February 2, 2019. Best Damn Race is a running series created for runners by runners. Our goal is to provide a big race experience at a local race price. It doesnt matter if you are an elite runner, first timer, walker, or using a baby jogger, we want you to have the best DAMN race experience.

15 reviews
$30 - $95
5k • Half Marathon • Other • 10k
Best Damn Race – Safety Harbour
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Run the RidgeSpringvale, Otago, NZ

The date has been set for the 2nd of February 2019 and we are thrilled to have several sponsors come on board to ensure next years event is bigger and better than this years.

Camille who was an event organizer last year and her husband (former Blackcap cricketer) Shayne OConnor and their company Perspective Personal Solutions have taken over the Event Management. Also assisting with the event organization is Camilles father Neville who has managed several multisport events in the past including the Goldrush Multisport Race.

Our focus for the McArthur Ridge Runs the Ridge is to provide something that is fun, a challenge for all levels and provides a platform for you to achieve a personal goal surrounded by a supportive, encouraging and festival-like atmosphere.

We are fortunate once again to have the support of McArthur Ridge as well as neighbouring Mt Dunstan vineyards to create a challenging event for everyone and this year some of the proceeds raised from the event will go back into our community as we support local groups and charities.

AUD $35 - AUD $120
5k • Half Marathon • Other • 10k
Run the Ridge
Nun Run 5K & 1 MileThousand Oaks, California, US

We are grateful for your participation in the 4th annual Sisters of Notre Dame Nun Run 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run and Community Service Fair. Proceeds will support the SND Life & Ministry Fund, providing spiritual, educational and social outreach, both locally and around the world.

$20 - $40
5k • Other
Nun Run 5K & 1 Mile
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Super Bowl 5K – Run Denver SeriesDenver, Colorado, US

You spent months preparing for this day with sweat, blood, and tears (and maybe a few beers), now it is time to hit the line and test your running back speed at Denver's largest Super Bowl Run. Come out for the Super Bowl 5K Run & Walk and Kids Fun Run. Don't forget to dress in your craziest football fan gear!

$30 - $35
Super Bowl 5K – Run Denver Series
Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5kSan Francisco, California, US

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon is a runners favorite for its scenery and value. A fast and certified course through San Franciscos scenic Golden Gate Park, the race has been selected as Road Race of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America several times.

The 5K is a fast, downhill 3.1 mile course certified by USA Track & Field.

This year, in addition to the Half Marathon and 5K, there is a new 10K option.

After the race, follow the runners and walkers into the post-race area for food, drinks, free massages, and other offerings.

$55 - $95
5k • Half Marathon • 10k
Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k
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GTH+ Super SaturdayGoondiwindi, Queensland, AU


Many people have said that they would like to have had a go at Hell of the West Triathlon but have felt not quite ready to take on the heat, the distances and the flies.

The Hell of the West Headquarters have always been about putting on inclusive events, so after putting their heads together, they came up with 'Super Saturday'. Three races brand new Hell of the West races in addition to the Hell Kids Triathlon.

Firestarter - Enticer Triathlon
Gundy Inferno - 5k & 10k Charity Fun Runs
Hell Kids - Mini Triathlons

These events are designed to provide a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Experience the joy and pride that comes with accomplishing a personal goal.

Plus Super Saturday gives competitors the tremendous thrill of being part of the iconic Hell of the West in Goondiwindi!

AUD $35 - AUD $38.50
5k • Other • 10k
GTH+ Super Saturday

What you need to know about Beginner Friendly running

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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