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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 event offers a wide variety of sports and health focused activities for all the family including:

1) 10k trail run - 9.30 am., 5k trail run - 9.40 am.
2) 5k Walk & Talk through Syon Park - 9.45 am.
3) 10K Corporate Challenge - 9.35 am.
4) Stand-up paddleboarding at Brentford Lock - 11 am to 3 pm.
5) Health and Fitness Village - 10 am to 2 pm.
6) Free family sports activity and funday in Syon Park.

The Brentford Challenge

Brentford, GB
1 race
£15£17.50
The Brentford Challenge
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This great little race is now in its 32nd year. The 5k & 10k both wind their way around the leafy Hertfordshire town of Bushey itself, whilst the Junior Races take place at Race HQ - Queens' School. Chip-timed, with a great route, good organisation and fantastic marshaling these events will be perfect for everyone from novice runners to competitive athletes.

Spire Bushey 10k and 5k

Bushey, Hertfordshire, GB
Spire Bushey 10k and 5k
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This is race four 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 – July

London, GB
Regent’s Park Summer 10k – July
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Marathon events in London

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We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return in 2018, 8th July.

Due to popular demand, the Hever Gauntlet half-iron triathlon will be held bi-annually giving triathletes the option to race alongside the full iron-distance Bastion competitors on 8th July 2018. Whilst these hardy triathletes battle their way around this iconic course, we shall host a further three challenges for those looking for an opportunity to go long.

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

Hever, Kent, GB
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
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A scenic summer run starting near the Reigate Hill Car Park in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way. The course will follow the North Downs Way trail on an out / back route all the way to the Boxhill lookout point, the course will be one out and back lap for the half marathon and two out and back laps for the marathon.The trail is undulating and varied throughout with some lovely scenery along the way too. Course conditions and the weather at this time of the year can be warm so this will be a challenging trail run, with a unique horse brass medal to reward all finishers.

North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

Reigate, GB
1 race
£36£38
North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
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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
1 race
£28£40
Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon
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5k Races in London

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This event offers a wide variety of sports and health focused activities for all the family including:

1) 10k trail run - 9.30 am., 5k trail run - 9.40 am.
2) 5k Walk & Talk through Syon Park - 9.45 am.
3) 10K Corporate Challenge - 9.35 am.
4) Stand-up paddleboarding at Brentford Lock - 11 am to 3 pm.
5) Health and Fitness Village - 10 am to 2 pm.
6) Free family sports activity and funday in Syon Park.

The Brentford Challenge

Brentford, GB
1 race
£15£17.50
The Brentford Challenge
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This great little race is now in its 32nd year. The 5k & 10k both wind their way around the leafy Hertfordshire town of Bushey itself, whilst the Junior Races take place at Race HQ - Queens' School. Chip-timed, with a great route, good organisation and fantastic marshaling these events will be perfect for everyone from novice runners to competitive athletes.

Spire Bushey 10k and 5k

Bushey, Hertfordshire, GB
Spire Bushey 10k and 5k
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Join us and celebrate Summer in 2018 at The Richmond Park Summer 10K and 5K. Taking place within the picturesque Richmond Park, it's a perfect setting for a pacy, traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The undulating course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k Series – July

Richmond, GB
1 race
£16.53£17
Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k Series – July
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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
1 race
£28£40
Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon

The Salomon Trail Running Festivals will be held this June in two specially selected locations across the UK; the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh and Box Hill, London. Whether you are a seasoned trail runner or eager to find out about the benefits of trail running, these activity-filled days will help you on your trail running journey. With trail running workshops and talks, timed races, demo pools and specialist Salomon advice throughout the day and a relaxed evening with live music and a bar, there's something for everyone. Our festivals are the perfect opportunity to get involved in the trail running community, enjoy the freedom nature offers us and find your local trails. It's time to play.

Salomon Trail Running Festival – Box Hill

Tadworth, GB
Salomon Trail Running Festival – Box Hill

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

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