Running events in Carlisle

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Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

Find local Running races

Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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10k Races in Carlisle

A flat and fast City Centre started 10km road race utilising some quieter roads to leave the city beofer a looped return.
The event uses a mixture of park paths and quiet country roads which are generally flat or gently undulating. The road surfaces are generally okay. Caution should be taken at all turns, paying attention to marshals wherever necessary. The route is officially measured 10km route using mainly park paths and quiet country roads.

Sport in Action 10km

Carlisle, Cumbria, GB
1 race
£13£16
Sport in Action 10km

This race has taken place on two previous occasions: in 2013 it was called the Longtown 10, in 2014 the Sport in Action 10. For several reasons it was then put on the back burner, but the time is right for it to return, so 2017 sees the first running of the Arthuret 10. The route is mainly on quiet country roads and starts from Longtown Primary School at an elevation of 63ft. It gradually climbs to 416ft at approximately 5.75m, so don't go mad at the start! But what goes up must come down and the next 4.25m is all downhill to the finish.

Sport in Action 10K

Carlisle, Cumbria, GB
1 race
£13£15
Sport in Action 10K
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Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick (CA12 4NF), the 5km Derwentwater Sport Trail, 10km Derwentwater Trail Run, 15km Derwentwater Trail Race and 15km Derwentwater Trail Challenge is a circuit along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to trail running, but expect a bit of everything! The course has no stiles, so there is nothing but the hills and the infamous Glendereterra bogs to break up your rhythm.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Lakeland Trails – Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria, GB
Lakeland Trails – Keswick
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Marathon events in Carlisle

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5k Races in Carlisle

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Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick (CA12 4NF), the 5km Derwentwater Sport Trail, 10km Derwentwater Trail Run, 15km Derwentwater Trail Race and 15km Derwentwater Trail Challenge is a circuit along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to trail running, but expect a bit of everything! The course has no stiles, so there is nothing but the hills and the infamous Glendereterra bogs to break up your rhythm.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Lakeland Trails – Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria, GB
Lakeland Trails – Keswick
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Starting and finishing at Jenkins Field (CA11 OUS), on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the NEW! 5km Helvellyn Sports Trail, 10km Helvellyn Trail Run, 15km Helvellyn Trail Race and 15km Helvellyn Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshaled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running but can be tricky in places.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Lakeland Trails in Helvellyn

Keswick, GB
Lakeland Trails in Helvellyn
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Starting and finishing at Jenkins Field (CA11 OUS), on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the NEW! 5km Helvellyn Sport Trail, 10km Helvellyn Trail Run, 15km Helvellyn Trail Race and 15km Helvellyn Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running but can be tricky in places.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Lakeland Trails – Helvellyn – 2018

Keswick, GB
Lakeland Trails – Helvellyn – 2018
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Ultramarathon events in Carlisle

Let Open Adventure set you on your journey across the beautiful Lake District!

Soak up your surroundings as you travel from Caldbeck, on the northern edge of the Lakes, to Cartmel, in the south. Your route will take in the summits of Blencathra, Helvellyn and Fairfield before descending to Ambleside and following the western shore of Windermere.

The 2018 event will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018. Entries will open at midday on Monday 6th November 2017

50 miles, 4000m ascent - a journey on foot from the very top of the Lake District at Caldbeck to the very bottom, at Cartmel, via the stunning Helvellyn Ridge and the western shoreline of Lake Windermere. It might not be the easiest traverse but it will be the most spectacular!

It will be a day never to be forgotten

Lakes In A Day

Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria, GB
Lakes In A Day

TdeH which has fast become a classic winter mountain run, traditionally run on the shortest Saturday in December. The route starts at Askham and runs around Helvellyn, mainly on mountain trails and bridleways, but climbing to a height of nearly 600m, and a distance of around 38 miles.

A winter run of this type is tough and requires good navigational skills, experience and self reliance. The event is 'low key' with minimal support and all participants will need to be suitably experienced and equipped. Individual support teams, pacing or 'crew' are not allowed

Tour de Helvellyn

Askham, Cumbria, GB
Tour de Helvellyn

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