Running events in Ipswich

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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 Ipswich

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This is part of a series of monthly 10k races around the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is a great value, chip-timed race on this brilliant course passing by the London Aquatics Centre, The London Stadium, ArcelorMittal Orbit and through the park's green space and waterways.

The course consists of 3 laps of the park, and avoids all road crossings. Suitable for runners of all abilities - expect a great atmosphere, instant results printing and goody bags with medals for every finisher, you'll find all you need to bring out your best run!

Taking place on the first Saturday of every month throughout the year, we group them together into a six-month Summer Series and a six-month Winter Series. Points are awarded to anyone completing multiple races in the series, with great prizes up for grabs at the end of each set of six races.

QE Olympic Park 10k – June

London, GB
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A 10k Saturday morning race series, from May to September. All races are traffic free, chip timed events. A mixture of cross country and paved paths over an undulating landscape. Danbury Country Park is set within the former grounds of Danbury Palace and offers a blend of ornamental gardens and lakes, together with adjoining woodland and meadows.

Essex Cross Country – Danbury Woods

Danbury, Essex, GB
1 race
£13£15
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A 10k run on the first Saturday of the month, April-September, within the confines of London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A phenomenal London location avoiding all road crossings. All runners are welcome!

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD

QE Olympic Park Summer 10k – July

London, GB
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Marathon events in Ipswich

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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
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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
1 race
£35£40
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Come experience our new revamped Ambit weekend for 2018!

Our Midnight Marathon is a new addition for 2018. Entrants loved running through the forest in the dark at the Ambit in 2017, this event is perfect for those wanting to experience that for themselves without having to take on the 24-hour challenge.

Our Ambit 12 & 24 is a 12 & 24-hour challenge that can be tackled solo or in pairs. Its perfect for those wanting to experience the cool weekend but not wanting to do the full 24-hours.

Ambit weekend

Brandon, GB
2 races
£45£400
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5k Races in Ipswich

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Join us for our exciting Macmillan run in Regent's Park!

Join hundreds of Macmillan supporters and sign up to run 5k or 10k in one of Londons landmark parks. You dont need to be a regular runner to take part - all you need is energy and enthusiasm to help us support people affected by cancer.

Run Regent’s Park – Macmillan Cancer Support

London, GB
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"The Secret Prosecco Dash!" Is a tantalising summer event where you combine legging it from point to point and drinking Prosecco, whilst seeing some of London's most beautiful places.

With Prosecco pre, during and post race, the event features an optional 5k/10k route and takes place on Saturday June 16th in one of London's coolest neighbourhoods.

This is NOT the race to get a 10k/5k personal best time, more of an interactive event where its team vs team, all in order to battle out who can become Prosecco Champions!

The Secret Prosecco Dash!

London, GB
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The River Run takes place on Sunday 8th July 2018 at Marsh Farm. Marsh Farm is a popular family visitor attraction located within over 300 acres of country park on the edge of the River Crouch. The run takes place on a mixture of open farmland track and the river wall.

The 5km Fun Run is ideal for beginners but the event also offers a more serious challenge in the form of the full 10km River Run.

Marsh Farm River Run – 10k, 5K & 1K

South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, GB
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Ultramarathon events in Ipswich

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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
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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
Official Partner

Come experience our new revamped Ambit weekend for 2018!

Our Midnight Marathon is a new addition for 2018. Entrants loved running through the forest in the dark at the Ambit in 2017, this event is perfect for those wanting to experience that for themselves without having to take on the 24-hour challenge.

Our Ambit 12 & 24 is a 12 & 24-hour challenge that can be tackled solo or in pairs. Its perfect for those wanting to experience the cool weekend but not wanting to do the full 24-hours.

Ambit weekend

Brandon, GB
2 races
£45£400

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