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Beginner Friendly Running Events

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FEB9
Hot Chocolate Dallas 15/5kDallas, Texas, US

Join the Movement That's Taking Over the Racing World.

Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed back on February 9, 2019! Start and finish in Fair Park amongst Dallas' biggest chocolate aficionados. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.

$39 - $74
5k • Other
Hot Chocolate Dallas 15/5k
FEB16
Hot Chocolate Nashville 15/5kNashville, Tennessee, US

Join the Movement That's Taking Over the Racing World.

Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed to Nashville! Start and finish amongst Nashville's biggest chocolate aficionados. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.

$39 - $74
5k • Other
Hot Chocolate Nashville 15/5k
JUL7
OFFICIAL PARTNER
The Wales 5KTenby, GB

The Wales 5K is a 5km out and back run starting from Tudor Square, Tenby and heading out towards Kiln Park on the closed roads of the Wales Marathon.

The Wales 5k is the perfect race for first timers. Safe, closed roads and an incredible finish line atmosphere make this the ideal choice for your first race.

Finishing on the award winning red carpet, dedicated athletes, fun runners and first timers alike will earn themselves the knowledge that they have raced in the first year of what is sure to be a huge event for years to come.

£20
5k
The Wales 5K
DEC16
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k TampaTampa, Florida, US

Join the Movement That's Taking Over the Racing World.

Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed to Tampa! Run amongst Tampa's biggest chocolate aficionados. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.

While marshmallow sweet stations are dotted along course routes and a Finisher Mug encourages the consumption of decadent fondue, dont write the Hot Chocolate Series off as a race thats all about the glitz.

$44 - $74
5k • Other
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Tampa
FEB2
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k HoustonHouston, Texas, US

Join the Movement That's Taking Over the Racing World.

Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is coming to Houston! Run and party with the biggest chocolate aficionados in Houston. Train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.

$39 - $74
5k • 10k
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Houston
JAN13
OFFICIAL PARTNER
San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half MarathonSan Diego, California, US

Walk, run, skip, crawl, we don't care! Whether this is your first race or you're a trained running professional, there's something for everyone!

So join us for the 12th Annual San Diego Resolution Run 5K/10K/HALF on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Our post-race wellness village is sure to please with tons of freebies and services help you make your 2019 be the best year yet!

$25 - $89
5k • Half Marathon • 10k
San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
AUG11
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Oaktown Half MarathonOakland, California, US

Welcome to Oakland! Get ready for the 6th annual of this summer favorite.

Launched in 2014 as The Towns Half Marathon by Oakland local and sports marketing professional, Ryan Dawkins. Ryan is now spearheading the re-launch of the Oaktown Half to finish his original plans of a runner-focused, hyper-local event, in his hometown.

The course will let runners in on the best of Oakland. Like everything else in Oakland, the experience will never be ordinary and always unexpected.

$10 - $110
5k • Half Marathon • Other
Oaktown Half Marathon
JAN27
OFFICIAL PARTNER
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
JAN12
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Irvine Half MarathonIrvine, California, US

We have begun our preparation for the 2019 event. It is our goal to improve on our past races with new and exciting features. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:00am.

We will continue using chip timing (imbedded in the bib number) in our 2018 Half Marathon and 5K races; we will have finishing medals for the Half Marathon, 5K, and the Kids 1 Mile Race; we will have age-group medals (top 3 in each age category) for the Half Marathon and 5K races; we will have plaques for the top 5 male and the top 5 female finishers in the Half Marathon, 5K, and the Kids 1 Mile Race; and, we will have team plaques (3 of them) for open, corporate, public service and school division in both the Half Marathon and 5K races. A Tech Shirt and our Virtual Goodie Bag will be available in the Expo on race day.

$35 - $100
5k • Half Marathon
Irvine Half Marathon
MAR24
The Fresno Donut RunFresno, California, US

Donut Themed 5k run/walk at Woodward Park! Not only will runners be treated to the best Donuts after the race you will also earn your very own custom Donut Medal! The Fresno Donut Run will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley by donating a portion of the event proceeds.

$30 - $45
5k
The Fresno Donut Run
FEB24
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Awesome 80s San Diego – 5K & 10KSan Diego, California, US

Ready to have some fun? You bring the neon shorts, leggings and big hair and well bring the live music, dancers and awesome course music! Run back to the future with us at the Awesome 80s Run!

Awesome 80s themed run benefiting Free Hugs Project and Honor Flight San Diego. All participants receive a Rubix cube finisher medal and a souvenir T-shirt.

$25 - $38
5k • 10k
Awesome 80s San Diego – 5K & 10K
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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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