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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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A series of 3 x 10k races which will take place in three of London's most iconic Royal Parks: Greenwich, Regents and Hyde, from June through to August. All three races are traffic free, chip timed events. The Greenwich route is described as hilly, Regents and Hyde are mainly flat.

Royal Parks Summer 10k – Regents Park

London, GB
Royal Parks Summer 10k – Regents Park
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Located in North London, Finsbury Park is the home of Wireless and Madstock festival. Run a 5k or 10k around the wide paths of Finsbury Park to start your Sunday morning right.

As always with run-through, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack on the day. 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. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Finsbury Park 5k and 10k – July

London, GB
Finsbury Park 5k and 10k – July
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Races will be run in and around the beautiful Danson Park. This years 10k will take in a new (faster) course which includes mixed terrain through the the park and nearby roads & takes in a lap around the park then heads out on to the roads before looping back to finish in the park. Chip timing and a medal for all finishers.

Bexley AC Myra Garrett 10k & Fun Run

Welling, GB
2 races
£4£15.50
Bexley AC Myra Garrett 10k & Fun Run
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Marathon events in London

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The fourth staging of The Twilight Ultra takes place at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in East London after another successful year in 2017.

The secure, traffic-free, undulating, tarmac route sees runners covering laps of the cycle circuit and finishing on what will, hopefully, be a balmy summers evening.

With good parking and spectating facilities, the event features a choice of three distances with start times varying according to the distance you select. Aim high and select the ultra distance and you can always step down to a shorter distance.

Runners will be able to take advantage of well-stocked aid stations on each lap with the availability of hot and cold food and drink.

Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon

Ilford, GB
Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon
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A choice of two Summer runs starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre (Kingston), proceeding towards the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along. Both the half marathon and the marathon courses are both at and fast so were expecting some great PBs.

Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer

Kingston upon Thames, GB
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer
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Saturday 15th September 2018: Kew Gardens 10k (All inside Kew Gardens)
Sunday 16th September 2018: Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon

Take on one of London's most exclusive runs - passing through leafy Kew Gardens and alongside the beautiful river Thames. Join our team for this autumn riverside run and help fund our life-saving heart research.

This is the only time you can ever run in the World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens! London's most exclusive race starts inside Kew Gardens and finishes in an all-day family festival in Old Deer Park.

The Borough of Richmond Upon Thames is the most uniquely beautiful part of London given its essential character, history, significance, and its gifts of nature. It is only right that Richmond Upon Thames should have a unique day to celebrate all the wonders this borough has to offer.

Richmond Running Festival

Richmond, GB
Richmond Running Festival
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5k Races in London

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Located in North London, Finsbury Park is the home of Wireless and Madstock festival. Run a 5k or 10k around the wide paths of Finsbury Park to start your Sunday morning right.

As always with run-through, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack on the day. 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. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Finsbury Park 5k and 10k – July

London, GB
Finsbury Park 5k and 10k – July
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Run, jog or walk the new ATW Prosecco 5k, a scenic, traffic-free route through the enchanting Lee Valley Regional Park on 26th August during our last bank holiday weekend.

The single-lap event takes place close to the impressive Lee Valley White Water Centre which staged canoe slalom events in London 2012.The course is entirely flat, on tarmacked and grass paths.And after completing your 5K course, you can join the Prosecco Procession where you will be treated with the sparkling tipple as soon as youve crossed the line!

Make your way through the procession to collect your special-edition themed medal and perhaps another top up.There will be live commentary, music and photos as you celebrate your achievements with your friends, family and of course your favourite drink!

Prosecco 5K

Enfield, GB
Prosecco 5K
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Run 5k around the South Park of the famous Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the 2012 Olympic games.

Starting and finishing on the Community Track, you will also circuit The London Stadium with the ArcelorMittal Orbit as a back drop.

Baton Of Life

London, GB
Baton Of Life
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Ultramarathon events in London

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The fourth staging of The Twilight Ultra takes place at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in East London after another successful year in 2017.

The secure, traffic-free, undulating, tarmac route sees runners covering laps of the cycle circuit and finishing on what will, hopefully, be a balmy summers evening.

With good parking and spectating facilities, the event features a choice of three distances with start times varying according to the distance you select. Aim high and select the ultra distance and you can always step down to a shorter distance.

Runners will be able to take advantage of well-stocked aid stations on each lap with the availability of hot and cold food and drink.

Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon

Ilford, GB
Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon

The Richmond Ultra starts from Albany Canoe & Sailing Centre (KT2 5SL) and is also the final race day of The Thames Challenge and will start at 8.00am, following a race brief.

Continue past Richmond Lock, Kew Palace, and then a whole host of famous bridges: Chiswick Bridge, Barnes Bridge, Hammersmith Bridge and Putney Bridges.
Wandsworth Bridge, Chelsea Harbour Pier, Battersea Bridge, Albert Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Grosvenor Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge and Lambeth Bridge.
Westminster Bridge, Hungerford Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Southwark Bridge, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, through to the races ultimate location The Thames Barrier.

This stage also benefits from two check-points. Water and nutritional nibbles will be available, together with energy bars and gels from our sponsors 9Bar and GU Energy.

The Richmond Ultra

Richmond, GB
The Richmond Ultra

The St Albans Stampede is an ultra marathon running event, organised by the St Albans Striders running club, held in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, covering parts of Heartwood Forest and Nomansland Common. The challenge is to cover the most amount of distance (in miles) over a designated time period of 12hrs 9am - 9pm this can be undertaken solo, as a pair or as a team relay (4 - 8 people options), and is suitable for all abilities! The course is a 4 mile route and it's up to you, or your team how you tackle it to get the most miles clocked!

The event was a fantastic success last year with runners enjoying the beautiful countryside and great HQ atmosphere - open all day for food, cakes, viewing photo's or just resting!

Its worth noting that the category winners will be awarded on distance covered only. In other words, you dont have to run the full 12hrs to have successfully completed the challenge. The 12hr duration is simply the maximum allowable time. All entrants, even those that run for 1-2hrs, will have successfully participated in the event and be awarded a medal for their efforts. And if participants from the 100 Marathon Club want to stop at marathon distance to record a successful completion, this is very much acceptable.

St Albans Stampede – 12hr Enduro

Sandridge, Hertfordshire, GB
St Albans Stampede – 12hr Enduro

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