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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 London

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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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This is race three race of this six race series, run totally within the Park - an outstanding location within the heart of London, mainly flat with slight undulations. Races will be the first Sunday in each month, April to September. All abilities welcome.

Regent’s Park Summer 10k – June

London, GB
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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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Marathon events in London

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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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New for 2018, we have added a beast of a route. This is the toughest Inov-8 X Series route on our calendar, with over 2300m of elevation, it's 300m higher than the Inov-8 Snowdonia X Series event! That should give you some idea of the challenge that awaits you here in Devon.

We are sending you along part of The South West Coast Path which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1,014 km), running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Since it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest

The route starts at Caffyns Farm and heads along the coast path at Lynton, you will be met with towering cliffs and stunning sea views across to South Wales. Soak up the stunning sounds of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. As you venture along the coast you will enter the valley of rocks, a superb section of coast path well know for its herds of feral goats. This section is among the oldest Devonian rocks in north Devon and is highly fossil ferrous.

As you continue on your way you will become lost in the splendour. We take you to Foreland Point, a rocky headland which is the most northerly point along the Devon and Exmoor coastline.

The route then sweeps back inland towards some special forested sections that make you feel like you're back in the heart of Devon. One stand out area is Watersmeet, we know you will be enchanted by this section of the route. There are many other hidden gems on the Exmoor X Series event, we dont want to spoil it too much for you, so come and join us! The outdoors awaits...

Location: Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6JW

Gates open: 7.00
Registration: 7.30
Race start: 9.00

The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Lynton, GB
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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
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5k Races in London

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5km, 10.5km or 21km trail running through the forests of Hurt in the Surrey Hills.

The Route Director was born in the Forests of the Hurtwood and has been running through them ever since he could stand. He knows them thar hills and he knows which will hurt and which will not. In 2018 the routes will be tweaked and some of those hills will be added. As all the distances will be extended, for some it will be a case of we meet again. For others it will be glad to meet you. Ive heard so much about you.

When you enter, assume distances are approximate. ie approximately 5k, approximately 10k and approximately 21k. They will be a couple of kms more than stated. Fear not, this will continue to be trail running at its best!

The Hurt

Peaslake, Surrey, GB
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Join us for a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at Dorney Lake; home to London 2012s Olympic rowing events. Dorney Lake, situated near the village of Dorney in Buckinghamshire, is a purpose built rowing lake with grounds that are a perfect backdrop to running as well as rowing. The flat course is ideal for a chip timed personal best.

Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Windsor, GB
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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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Ultramarathon events in London

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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
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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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