Running events in Leicester August 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 Leicester August 2018

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Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

Leicestershire Chase The Sun

Prestwold, Leicestershire, GB
Leicestershire Chase The Sun
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Draycote Water is set in the heart of Warwickshire and is an ideal place for a run. Last year's 10k sold out and we had a record number of runners taking part in the race, be sure to book your place early for this popular 10k. A mixed ability race, all runners are welcome.

Draycote Water Summer 10k – August

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, GB
1 race
£13£15
Draycote Water Summer 10k – August
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The Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K is proving popular as ever, with 2018 set to be our biggest and best yet. Demand is so high, that weve had to increase capacity for this years event!

The flat and fast route starts and finishes at Nottingham Rugby club with the course taking runners on a journey through the scenic Lady Bay area, where youll be cheered on by crowds of enthusiastic spectators.

Runners then travel on to the stunning Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home to the National Watersports Centre, where they will take a lap of the Regatta Lake, before heading for home and a grand finish back at the Rugby Club!

ASDA Foundation Nottingham 10K

West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, GB
ASDA Foundation Nottingham 10K
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5k Races in Leicester August 2018

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Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

Leicestershire Chase The Sun

Prestwold, Leicestershire, GB
Leicestershire Chase The Sun

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

Nottingham Summer 5K Series – Race Four

Colwick, Nottinghamshire, GB
Nottingham Summer 5K Series – Race Four

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

You can enter a single race or save money by purchasing a three race season ticket or a series entry.

Nottingham Summer 5K Series Race Four

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, GB
Nottingham Summer 5K Series Race Four

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