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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 Exeter

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Set your alarms for this Summer Solstice run, as the sun comes up. There'll be hot coffee and bacon rolls to welcome you across the line as you finish in time to get home, get showered and carry on with your day!

This is a timed, all abilities race. Your race - Your pace, no cut off time. Free entries available for VI runners and their guides. Race Numbers to be collected during the week preceding the event. NOT ON THE DAY!

There will, as usual, be a stunning medal!!

Location:
Wicor Recreation Ground,
Cranleigh Road,
Portchester,
Hants
PO16 9JD

Harry Ledger 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
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New for 2018, we have added a beast of a route. This is the toughest Inov-8 X Series route on our calendar, with over 2300m of elevation, it's 300m higher than the Inov-8 Snowdonia X Series event! That should give you some idea of the challenge that awaits you here in Devon.

We are sending you along part of The South West Coast Path which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1,014 km), running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Since it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest

The route starts at Caffyns Farm and heads along the coast path at Lynton, you will be met with towering cliffs and stunning sea views across to South Wales. Soak up the stunning sounds of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. As you venture along the coast you will enter the valley of rocks, a superb section of coast path well know for its herds of feral goats. This section is among the oldest Devonian rocks in north Devon and is highly fossil ferrous.

As you continue on your way you will become lost in the splendour. We take you to Foreland Point, a rocky headland which is the most northerly point along the Devon and Exmoor coastline.

The route then sweeps back inland towards some special forested sections that make you feel like you're back in the heart of Devon. One stand out area is Watersmeet, we know you will be enchanted by this section of the route. There are many other hidden gems on the Exmoor X Series event, we dont want to spoil it too much for you, so come and join us! The outdoors awaits...

Location: Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6JW

Gates open: 7.00
Registration: 7.30
Race start: 9.00

The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Lynton, GB
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The Wales 10k, now in its second year, will be taking part during the final day of the Long Course Weekend, on the fully closed roads of The Wales Marathon. Heading from Manorbier to Tenby's award winning red carpet finish, dedicated athletes and fun runners 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.

The Wales 10k

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, GB
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Marathon events in Exeter

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Conquer the Cotswolds. Take on the Tower.
A double marathon through the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds
Unrelentingly beautiful. Unforgettably challenging.

HEINEKEN Race to the Tower is a true outdoor challenge. The current full route is slightly over a double marathon at 52.6 miles. Through quaint traditional villages and medieval burial grounds, youll finish at the magnificent Broadway Tower, home to one of the best views in the country.

Find the package to suit you:
We know one size doesnt fit all. That is why we have a range of packages on offer over the weekend. Check out the options below and then get rallying a team of people to join you on the start-line. If youre thinking about breaking it into two days and are not sure about camping, rest assured that it is a highlight of any weekend with Threshold. Forget pokey showers and cold beans; think proper food, good bars, and an awaiting tent. Its not 5 star luxury its a lot more fun!

Heineken Race to the Tower

Stroud, GB
2 races
£109£204
Charity Tickets

After 14 years we are making some changes to the format of the classic South Downs Marathon Day. The routes of marathon and half marathon themselves remain unchanged but we are taking out the marathon relay and introducing a trail 10km in Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Regrettably, the lack of safe parking at two of the relay changeovers make us believe the relay is unsafe as most cars arrive at the changeover points in the same time frame and it has become a hazard and probably an accident waiting to happen. To make up for the loss of this popular element of the marathon we have brought in a 10km route entirely within Queen Elizabeth Country Park that will cover the first 2.5 miles of the half marathon route, divert on the Staunton Way and rejoin the return section of both the marathon and half marathon on the South Downs Way at the Buriton car park entrance.

South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Petersfield, GB
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New for 2018, we have added a beast of a route. This is the toughest Inov-8 X Series route on our calendar, with over 2300m of elevation, it's 300m higher than the Inov-8 Snowdonia X Series event! That should give you some idea of the challenge that awaits you here in Devon.

We are sending you along part of The South West Coast Path which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1,014 km), running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Since it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest

The route starts at Caffyns Farm and heads along the coast path at Lynton, you will be met with towering cliffs and stunning sea views across to South Wales. Soak up the stunning sounds of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. As you venture along the coast you will enter the valley of rocks, a superb section of coast path well know for its herds of feral goats. This section is among the oldest Devonian rocks in north Devon and is highly fossil ferrous.

As you continue on your way you will become lost in the splendour. We take you to Foreland Point, a rocky headland which is the most northerly point along the Devon and Exmoor coastline.

The route then sweeps back inland towards some special forested sections that make you feel like you're back in the heart of Devon. One stand out area is Watersmeet, we know you will be enchanted by this section of the route. There are many other hidden gems on the Exmoor X Series event, we dont want to spoil it too much for you, so come and join us! The outdoors awaits...

Location: Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6JW

Gates open: 7.00
Registration: 7.30
Race start: 9.00

The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Lynton, GB
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5k Races in Exeter

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This series back for the SEVENTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and 2018 marks our seventh summer season!

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Berks, RG10 0TH

Dinton Summer Series – June

Hurst, Wokingham, GB
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Join us and fundraise for Ty Hafan at the bubbliest 5k run yet as we give you four bubble stations positioned around the course filled with frothy coloured foam.

Run, walk or jog with friends, family, colleagues or even on your own through our mountains of bubbles. Our trained team of bubble blasters will make sure you get covered head to toe in the colored foam.

Don't let the fun end at the finish line, join us back at the event village for food and drink, children`s entertainment and games. Make a day of it with Ty Hafan.

By taking part in our Cardiff Bubble Rush you will receive a free exclusive t-shirt which you can pick up on the event day.

(Sponsor forms and fundraising packs will be sent to you directly by Ty Hafan)

Bubble Rush

Cardiff, Cardiff, GB
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For 2018 BRUTAL's muddiest race has been revamped to make it even muddier!! There are 2 more marshes and a pond to conquer as well as the familiar hills and bogs. Go for a single 5km or double 10km lap of this mud-fest. This is an excellent race for spectators - who are able to see the runners race through the water a number of times within 100m of the event village.

Brutal Run – Bordon

Bordon, Hampshire, GB
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Ultramarathon events in Exeter

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Over the May Bank Holiday 3,000 adventurers will take on 100km from Capital to Coast in the 6th annual London to Brighton Challenge. Most will be walking at a pace that suits them, quite a few will jog parts, and some will run the whole course. You can sign up and fundraise for a Charity of your choice, or just do it for yourself and go for it.

Key Partner Charities:
Alzheimer's Society
Bowel Cancer UK
MS Society
Stroke Association
Children with Cancer UK
Teenage Cancer Trust

London 2 Brighton Challenge

Richmond, GB
Official Partner

Conquer the Cotswolds. Take on the Tower.
A double marathon through the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds
Unrelentingly beautiful. Unforgettably challenging.

HEINEKEN Race to the Tower is a true outdoor challenge. The current full route is slightly over a double marathon at 52.6 miles. Through quaint traditional villages and medieval burial grounds, youll finish at the magnificent Broadway Tower, home to one of the best views in the country.

Find the package to suit you:
We know one size doesnt fit all. That is why we have a range of packages on offer over the weekend. Check out the options below and then get rallying a team of people to join you on the start-line. If youre thinking about breaking it into two days and are not sure about camping, rest assured that it is a highlight of any weekend with Threshold. Forget pokey showers and cold beans; think proper food, good bars, and an awaiting tent. Its not 5 star luxury its a lot more fun!

Heineken Race to the Tower

Stroud, GB
2 races
£109£204
Official Partner

The 'Marathon of the Coast' is run from St Dogmaels on the North Pembrokeshire / Ceredigion border and takes in the entire 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (The UKs only coastal National Park) and finishes at Amroth on the South Pembrokeshire / Carmarthenshire border.

The path is made up mainly of rugged uneven ground which covers a diverse route that will see you run high along open and exposed sea cliffs as well as underneath them at sea level as you pass through the numerous fishing hamlets, villages and towns as well as taking you through some of the most iconic and historic locations in Wales.

The course is visually stunning and due to the nature of the terrain and the elevation loss and gain being over 30,000ft it is also one of the most difficult you will run anywhere in the world. This really is a bucket list run!

Marathon des Cote (180mile, 3 Day Ultra)

Saint Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, GB

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