Running events in Luton

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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 Luton

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Our friends at the Bovingdon Parish Council are running the inaugural Bovingdon 10k and Fun Run on Sunday 2nd September. A new 10k undulating road race which starts and finishes at the Memorial Hal in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. Also 3k fun run.

A 10K run through the picturesque village of Bovingdon and surrounding villages and countryside. The terrain is undulating but the scenery is beautiful. The majority of the race is run on roads although there is a footpath just after the start. This is the first year of this event hence the limited numbers

Bovingdon Parish 10k & Fun Run

Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, GB
1 race
£12£14
Bovingdon Parish 10k & Fun Run
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Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee are a Themed medal, Event T-shirt, water and post-race goodies Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome

Bedford, GB
Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome

A 10K road race on cycle paths between Bedford and Willington. Entirely traffic free. Starting and finishing near Priory Marina in Priory Park, Bedford. Race HQ at Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford. MK41 9SB.

Beds AAA 10K

Bedford International Stadium Barkers Lane Bedford Bedfordshire MK41 9SB
Beds AAA 10K
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Marathon events in Luton

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Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee are a Themed medal, Event T-shirt, water and post-race goodies Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome

Bedford, GB
Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome

23rd-October-2018 - Three Lakes Challenge - Willen
24th-October-2018 - Three Lakes Challenge - Furzton
25th-October-2018 - Three Lakes Challenge - Caldecotte (Reverse Route)

30 entrants per event. Six hour time limit.

The Enigma Three Lakes Challenge

Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, GB
The Enigma Three Lakes Challenge

The Christmas Enigma Marathon 2 is a loop of the lake, then an out and back followed by a partial loop of the lake. You start in front of the pub and follow the lakeside path and within 200 yards you will pass the drinks station from here you need to run one complete lap of the lake sticking to the lakeside path that runs closest to the lake.

Continue along canal past Globe pub until you reach the Grove pub & lock where you need to touch the lock gate - this is the turn around point & you need to retrace your route along the canal remembering to cross the canal twice & turn off the canal just after the Kissing gate but before the Red Lion pub.

Follow trail path head under A5 bridge turn right across the wooden bridge then turn right onto to lake.

Complete 3/4 of a lap of lake in reverse direction to earlier in the day finishing behind the pub car park where the drinks station is located.

Christmas Enigma

Caldecotte, Milton Keynes, GB
Christmas Enigma
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5k Races in Luton

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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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The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

Dog Jog – Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, GB
Dog Jog – Milton Keynes
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Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee are a Themed medal, Event T-shirt, water and post-race goodies Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome

Bedford, GB
Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome
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Ultramarathon events in Luton

A continual running event, 86 miles along a 5000 year old trackway through the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs (along Grim's Ditch for several miles); 9,000 feet of ascent. Starts on the top of Ivinghoe Beacon. Entrants must be at least 21 years old. Incorporating the UK Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance. 26/27 August.

Ridgeway Challenge 86 Mile Ultra

Ivinghoe Aston, Buckinghamshire, GB
Ridgeway Challenge 86 Mile 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

Donate 48 or pledge to raise as much as you can instead of paying to enter an ultra marathon - saving & changing the lives of children in developing countries who desperately need surgery.
The XNRG Tring Ultra is a unique chance to get a place on an amazing one day ultra for FREE if you fundraise for a Humanity Direct patient, or donate 48.
After a successful Humanity Direct Ultra in 2017, XNRG are partnering with the charity funding vital operations for little children again on 22nd September 2018.

Starting and finishing at the Tring Cricket Club, HP23 5NG, the 31-mile route takes in many areas of natural beauty in the Chilterns, including Ashridge Forest, the Grand Union Canal and Wendover Woods. You'll run on National Trails and Footpaths, which have excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs, along with our own signs and confidence tape. The event is supported by a course manager to maintain event safety and a fully qualified medical crew will be in attendance throughout.

Humanity Direct Tring Ultra 2018

Tring, Hertfordshire, GB
Humanity Direct Tring Ultra 2018

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