Running events in London July 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 London July 2018

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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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Race the Neighbours is North London's friendliest 10k race - with a little neighbourly rivalry for added spice! It's 10 stunning kilometres through East Finchley and Muswell Hill (most of the run is off road) and we have a warm community feel which has people running with us year after year.

This is Race the Neighbours' fourth glorious year, taking place on 1st July 2018, and once again starting and ending in our home turf of Cherry Tree Wood, N2. While we have an N2 v N10 competition, you don't need to be from Muswell Hill or East Finchley to enter, you just need to fancy a fun 10k run through our beautiful leafy suburbs.

Runners from all over North London (and a good few from further afield) have taken part in our first three events, with over 450 entering in 2017. This has led to huge interest for 2018, places are limited and filling quickly, so if you want to take part - book now!

Race The Neighbours

London, GB
1 race
£16£18
Race The Neighbours
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A 10k run on the first Saturday of the month, April-September, within the confines of London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A phenomenal London location avoiding all road crossings. All runners are welcome!

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD

QE Olympic Park Summer 10k – July

London, GB
QE Olympic Park Summer 10k – July
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Marathon events in London July 2018

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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.

**Want to volunteer at this event? Spend a lovely sunny morning in the North Downs with great people, and get free entry for future races! Get in touch at [email protected]!**

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 July 2018

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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 one is just for the females amongst us! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon has evolved into a full female-only multi-sport day. Take your pick; theres something for everyone. So, whether its about taking on a challenge for the first time for the official charity Breast Cancer Care, or just to challenge yourself to better your time, the atmosphere at Dorney Lake makes this the perfect event at which to do this.

The event, held at the Olympic rowing venue Dorney Lake, Eton, provides a flat tarmac run and bike track as well as a lake with clean, calm waters to swim. As well as being a very safe and supportive venue, it also offers superb spectator viewing.The triathlon is always popular, offering a range of distances to either dip your toe into the water for the first time; to push yourself with a longer distance; or even to challenge yourself against the best in the Sprint Distance Triathlon.

Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon and 5k

Windsor, GB
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon and 5k
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Join us for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k on Sunday 8th July!

The July RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k takes us through the north park running past the copper box arena and through the beautiful wetlands, racing through the incredible grounds of Londons Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This course is beautiful and inspiring! The RunThrough QE Olympic Park 5k & 10k event is a great opportunity for a quick time and a fun morning out with a sensational medal!

Included is a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjacks. 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!

Run Through Olympic Park 5k & 10k – July

London, GB
Run Through Olympic Park 5k & 10k – July
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Ultramarathon events in London July 2018

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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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