Running events in Kirkwall July 2018

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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 July 2018

10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

The Hartlepool route is along the promenade to Seaton Carew and is a double lap, flat route that looks out across the North Sea. The route is mainly on footpaths and roads.

Dont forget to bring the family along to cheer you on. They can also take part in our family activities and have a great day out.

Race for Life 10k – Hartlepool

Hartlepool, Hartlepool, GB
1 race
£10£14.99

Once you've climbed the hill it's easy... A hilly 10k road race from Derwent Athletic Club in Cockermouth.

Lambfoot Loop 10K

Cockermouth, Cumbria, GB
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Marathon events in Kirkwall July 2018

Without doubt, one of the most scenic marathons in the Country. From Alnmouth Beach the route follows a scenic coastal path passing Boulmer, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Low Newton Sands. It then takes you up to Long Nanny Bridge, where, after a short run on the beach, it returns to Alnmouth along the same route. A half marathon options follows the same route to Craster then returns back to Alnmouth.

Northumberland Coastal Marathon

Alnmouth, Northumberland, GB

You do not have to be super fast or an elite athlete to enter, this will be an awesome challenge if you're looking to push yourself that bit further! However, the event is not suitable for novice trail runners as the terrain on the 42k is tough mountain trails and the ability to navigate the route is essential. A gpx file of the route is also available to entrants. Approx. 90% of the route is singletrack trails.

Scafell Pike Trail Marathon

Keswick, Cumbria, GB

Set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the Fort William Marathon will take you on a journey through some of the areas most stunning scenery.

It is a challenging multi-terrain route taking in the spectacular sites of Fort William, including Ben Nevis, Thomas Telford's Caledonian Canal and Neptune's Staircase, The Commado Memorial, General Wade's High Bridge and the old railway viaduct.

Fort William Marathon

Nevis Range, Torlundy, Fort William
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5k Races in Kirkwall July 2018

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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

Both events offer a flat fast course ideal for those seeking a personal best time and also for those looking to complete their first ever running event.

Ali Brownlee Riverside Run

Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, GB
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Ultramarathon events in Kirkwall July 2018

The 39 or 24 mile mountain trail runs follow a classic sections of The Pennine Way, in the Cumbrian/Durham Pennines. Both routes run from Bowlees Visitor Centre in Middleton-in-Teesdale up glorious riverside trails, past Cauldrons Snout. From here they split, with the full route going via High Cup Nick to Dufton, and then over Crossfell to Alston. Both routes start at Bowlees and finish at Alston. They are linear routes with a bus ride to the start. The routes share common first and last parts with each other but are stand alone events in their own right. P39 is a key stage of the Pennine Way, and takes in the highest point of England outside of the Lake District.

The P24 route will leave Cauldrons Snout and head past Cow Green Reservoir and head for the South Tyne Trail. Whilst you will miss out on High Cup Nick and Crossfell, it is still a very worthwhile route and a good days run or walk

Pennine 39 / 24

Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, GB

After the immense success of the Cowal Chase and Ultra in 2017 we are delighted to again be working with the Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust, to bring you the second Cowal Way Ultra, for 2018 the will be using a more northern section of the Cowal Way starting and finishing in Lochgoilhead. New for 2018 we are introducing an 18-mile trail run option, a Relay option of and the Ultra at a little over thirty miles, the route is designed to challenge the toughest and most seasoned of athletes, with the relay and the 18-mile trail run we believe that there is something for everyone. (please note the running events will be run in conjunction with the Gravel race.)

With almost 900m of ascent, it is fair to say that the route will take you over some varied terrain with hard packed paths, loose gravel and slightly technical forest roads,?giving you views over some of the best scenery that one of Scotland's greatest long-distance trails has to offer.

The Cowal Way Chase Ultra

Cairndow, GB

Trail Outlaws present Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra. Bridging the national borders between Scotland and England, this inspiring 45 mile route start at Wooler. The route heads Westwards crossing large sections of the Northumberland National Park and the beautiful Scottish Borders region. Finishing at Melrose, which is where Saint Cuthbert's journey is thought to have started. This reduced mileage route still captures many of the most scenic and undulating sections of the Saint Cuthbert's Way. Free camping is also included on Friday and Saturday night, just a 5 minute walk from where the race finishes. The race qualifies for 2(4 new)) UTMB points.

Saint Cuthbert’s Way 45M

Wooler, Northumberland, GB

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