Beginner Friendly Running events in Exeter April 2018

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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.

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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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Join us back at Crystal Palace Park located in the South-East London suburb of Crystal Palace on Sunday 15th April and run a 5k or 10k. The park is situated on the Norwood Ridge, offering views of Central London, Greenwich and the North Downs. This undulating route in the beautiful park is the perfect opportunity for a fun morning out, even passing a few dinosaurs along the course!

Included is a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjacks. Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Crystal Palace 5k & 10k – April

London, GB
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Why not get your Easter Sunday off with a bounce at the Chasewater Easter Egg 10k & 5k?

Using the undulating paths and trails around Chasewater Reservoir, this race is a real running treat! Dress up as your favourite Easter character and take part in the either a 10k or 5k race. The event also includes a short childrens race.

There are seasonal goodies on offer plus a special Easter medal available to all finishers. There will also be prizes on offer for leading runners and age category winners.

The Chasewater Easter Egg 10k & 5k

Burntwood, Staffordshire, GB
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The event is based at Pen Selwood Village Hall (BA9 8LR).

The hall will be open from 9.30am with the start scheduled for 11am.

There are toilets available which can be used for changing but space is limited. Refreshments will be available after the event.

The 10k route is a single loop on hilly scenic country roads. The 5k route is the last half of the 10k loop. Whilst the route is on quiet country lanes it will not be closed to traffic and care must be taken at all times.

Pen Selwood 10k and Fun Runs

Penselwood, Somerset, GB
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Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 sees South Cheshire Harriers popular 10K race takes place on a course that promises to be one of the fastest road races in Cheshire. With minimal elevation, the majority of the route follows wide pathways making it safe for experienced and inexperienced runners alike.
Start Times: 5K 09:30 10K 10:15

Air Products 10K

Crewe, Cheshire East, GB
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Day one of a three day festival of running in different parts of the Isle of Man open to all standards. The festival includes a 10k road race on Good Friday evening, a hill race on Easter Saturday afternoon and 4 x 5k road relay (men) and 5k road race for women on Easter Sunday morning

Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running

Shore Road Port Erin Isle of Man Port Erin Isle of Man
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An Easter 5K race and 1K Fun Run on closed roads through the town centre of the picturesque North Norfolk market town of Fakenham. This is a lap race. Open to all ages and abilities this will be the opening event of a days running and cycling races. All children entering the Fun Run will get an Easter Goodie Bag. A great event to join in with or to watch.

Active Fakenham Easter Sunday 5K Run and 1K Fun Run

Fakenham, Norfolk, GB
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A Series Of Three Fast, Flat Urban Races. Entry Is For The Series As A Whole Only. No Individual Race Entries. If You Want To Do Only One Race, You Must Still Enter For The Series And Do So At Least Two Days In Advance Of Your First Race.

Hereford Couriers 5K – Race 1

Hereford, Herefordshire, GB

A monthly race over 3 miles for road runners, but with a difference: it's a handicap race - the slowest runners start first. The first time you enter you'll be consulted about your expected time, then, more often than not, everyone comes belting up the finishing straight in close order. Held on the first Wednesday of every month - since June 1988, with no plans to stop!

Woking 3 Miles Monthly Handicap – April

Woking, Surrey, GB
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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.

It's even more fun in a group! Book for 4 or more people for the reduced rate!

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8 2LZ
Date: 7th April 2018

Glow In The Park – Midlands

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, GB

The Chocathlon is a 9 km easy trail run with feed stations stocked with chocolate. So run, walk or crawl your way around this chocolatey event!
Prizes for 1, 2, and 3rd place, best team name, best fancy dress... MEDALS and spot prizes.

And now, the ChocAthlon Mini

At just under 5km (3Miles), the ChocAthlon Mini makes it possible for all abilities and ages to take part in ChocAthlon.

Best team name, best fancy dress... MEDAL and spot prizes.

Be one of the first 50 entrants for either race to get a special early bird price!

Chocathlon

Huddersfield, GB

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. It is a trail and care should be taken, watching out for low branches and tree roots. We are guests in the Park and should respect other park users. Marshals will be present to show the route.

Abney 5k Trail Run – April

Cheadle, Greater Manchester, GB

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