Running events in Kirkwall

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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 Kirkwall

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On the go since 2004, the Mens 10K Glasgow has firmly set itself as THE run for men in the west. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and three years less than in England and Wales.

Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people (18-34) in Scotland and almost three out of four suicides are by men. Our aim is to help change this, little by little and the Mens 10K is how we are doing it!

Glasgow Men’s 10K

Glasgow, Glasgow City, GB
1 race
£17£21
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Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, VisitAberdeenshire & Aberdeen Inspired our aim is to produce a world class event experience for local residents and to attract the wider UK and International running community to Aberdeen.

Whether youre new to running, looking for a challenge or are a club runner aiming for a record PB there is a distance and wave to suit your ability. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and be part of something Great!

Starting and finishing on Union Street in the heart of the city centre, youll join thousands of runners on a route that skirts through the most scenic parts of the Granite City.
Run, jog or walk over Brig oBalgownie, through Old Aberdeen and take in the beautiful views of Aberdeen Bay.

Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, GB
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With its striking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied routes, rousing support, exceptional organisation and carnival atmosphere, this race has something for everyone. Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends? And if marathons aren't your thing why not enter one of the other races? With the River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K Fun Run and Wee Nessie, there's a race for all running abilities and ages.

Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

Inverness, Highland, GB
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Marathon events in Kirkwall

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With its striking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied routes, rousing support, exceptional organisation and carnival atmosphere, this race has something for everyone. Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends? And if marathons aren't your thing why not enter one of the other races? With the River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K Fun Run and Wee Nessie, there's a race for all running abilities and ages.

Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

Inverness, Highland, GB
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Welcome to the Glencoe Marathon Gathering, featuring the full 26.2 mile Glencoe Marathon, the Mamores Half Marathon and the Glen Nevis 10K.

The off-road marathon is an epic trail run that ascends a total of 1,608 metres through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

The route snakes through the pass of Glencoe, surrounded by the towering remains of this ancient super volcano, before climbing 500 metres up the fearsome Devils Staircase. From the eastern edge of the Aonach Eagach Ridge you look straight onto the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor (the great herdsman) before dropping back to sea level at Kinlochleven where the Mamores Half Marathon starts. Climbing up through the Mamores the route undulates until the descent into Glen Nevis and the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, the UKs highest peak.

The Glencoe Marathon Gathering is organised by WildFox Events, Scotland's original adventure challenge company. Over the past fifteen years Wildfox Events has have offered participants an unrivalled experience and a range of events in some of the most stunning parts of the UK.

Glencoe Marathon Gathering

Ballachulish, GB

In A Place Far Away From Everyday Life

Atlantic Airways Trshavn Marathon 3rd of June 2018 takes place in the beautiful and stunning scenery surrounding Trshavn, the smallest capital of the world. Take in the cosy atmosphere of the city and the breathtaking view along the fjord surrounded by waterfalls and exceptionally green hills and mountains.

Tórshavn Marathon

Tórshavn, Streymoy, FO
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5k Races in Kirkwall

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The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

Dog Jog – Glasgow

Glasgow, Glasgow City, GB
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The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

Dog Jog – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
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With its striking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied routes, rousing support, exceptional organisation and carnival atmosphere, this race has something for everyone. Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends? And if marathons aren't your thing why not enter one of the other races? With the River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K Fun Run and Wee Nessie, there's a race for all running abilities and ages.

Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

Inverness, Highland, GB
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Ultramarathon events in Kirkwall

Beginning at St Bees on the West coast, this 190 mile route along Britain's most popular long distance path crosses the North of England through three National Parks, finishing in Robin Hood's Bay on the East coast. Taking in iconic mountains, valleys, moors and over 16,000 feet of ascent, the Northern Traverse is one of the most spectacular ultra races in the World.

Northern Traverse

Saint Bees, Cumbria, GB

The Salomon Trail Running Festivals will be held this June in two specially selected locations across the UK; the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh and Box Hill, London. Whether you are a seasoned trail runner or eager to find out about the benefits of trail running, these activity-filled days will help you on your trail running journey. With trail running workshops and talks, timed races, demo pools and specialist Salomon advice throughout the day and a relaxed evening with live music and a bar, there's something for everyone. Our festivals are the perfect opportunity to get involved in the trail running community, enjoy the freedom nature offers us and find your local trails. It's time to play.

Salomon Trail Running Festival – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, GB
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Take on the UKs most iconic ultra in 2018 back for the 7th year running. Take on 69 stunning miles through the historic Hadrians wall country in a continuous fully supported and way marked adventure.

Your journey will take you from Carlisle Castle to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge over a mixed-terrain route that incorporates both on and off-road sections. There are 69 miles to be conquered in just one day. The Wall awaits.

THE ATMOSPHERE IS ELECTRIC, THE SUPPORT IS AMAZING, THE SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL, THE CAMARADERIE IS AWESOME A TRUE TEST OF YOURSELF!

The Wall

Ypres Block, Cumbria, GB
1 race
£190£235

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