Running events in Kirkwall October 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.

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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 October 2018

Come and Beat the Bull! Run the Kielder 10K around the stunning Bull Crag Peninsula of Kielder Water. If the full marathon is 20 miles too far for you, panic not you can still enjoy the stunning scenery and join us on Saturday 6th October for possibly the most beautiful 10K in the UK! You will be absorbed by your beautiful surroundings as you churn out the miles Why not make a short break of it and bring your friends and family along? There is plenty to do in and around Kielder Water and the wider Northumberland countryside! Use the accommodation link to look for places to stay. The 10K has sold out for the last 3 years, so make sure you enter now to secure your part in Britains Most Beautiful Marathon Weekend!

Active Northumberland Kielder 10K

Hexham, GB
1 race
£25£27

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

A stunning 15k or 10k course taking, with dramatic mountain views, skirting the slopes of Helvellyn. This course will both test and exhilarate you. Why not make a dirty trail running weekend of it and enter Sunday's Ullswater Trail too and take part in the,Dirty Double'. Plus children's fun trails for under 12s.

Helvellyn Trail Race & Challenge

Keswick, GB
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Marathon events in Kirkwall October 2018

The Dramathon is a marathon distance race along the Speyside Way from Glenfarclas distillery to Glenfiddich distillery. The route takes in several distilleries along the route each offering a whisky experience to ignite your senses. Depending on the distance you run you can pick up the corresponding miniatures at the end of the race.

You have the choice of a full marathon (Glenfarclas to Glenfiddich), a half-marathon (Tamdhu to Glenfiddich), a 10K (Aberlour to Glenfiddich) or a relay race (team of 4 divides up the marathon).
The route uses mainly forest tracks with some occasional short sections on minor roads and some hilly terrain.

"The Dramathon is beautifully structured and well-paced with a great finish. Just like a Speyside malt in fact."

The Dramathon

Dufftown, Moray, GB
1 race
£55£120

The 2018 event will start and finish at Bamburgh Castle. The course will be a 2 lap marathon and a 1 lap half marathon using the rural roads near to Bamburgh Castle and finish on the Green in front of the Castle.

Run Northumberland – Castles Marathon & Half Marathon

Bamburgh, Northumberland, GB
1 race
£34£36
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5k Races in Kirkwall October 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 – Gateshead

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB

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

A stunning 15k or 10k course taking, with dramatic mountain views, skirting the slopes of Helvellyn. This course will both test and exhilarate you. Why not make a dirty trail running weekend of it and enter Sunday's Ullswater Trail too and take part in the,Dirty Double'. Plus children's fun trails for under 12s.

Helvellyn Trail Race & Challenge

Keswick, GB
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Ultramarathon events in Kirkwall October 2018

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
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Dawn breaks and in the crisp autumn air of Scotlands Capital a quite remarkable new event gets underway. Enveloped within the beating heart of this most famous of cities, the runners of the inaugural Ultra Tour of Edinburgh set off with a Braveheart charge down the most famous street in Scotland the Royal Mile. Their course then weaves 50km through streets, alleyways, onto hills, up crags, past monuments, museums, seats of Royalty, Government and up and down 3000 feet of ascent and descent.

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is unique. Many events claim to be. But this one is an Ultra Run in a city a city like no other. Rat Race is the UKs best known adventure sports outfit and our company was forged on the streets of Edinburgh in 2004 with the staging there of our first ever event. It is to our spiritual home that 13 years on, we bring a superlatively doable Ultra. 50km on foot is no mean feat but for all those out there who think they can go that extra mile, you can. And what better place to do so than somewhere so hauntingly beautiful, rugged, gnarled and famous in equal measure.

Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB

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