Running events in Plymouth

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What you need to know about Running

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 Plymouth

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The 6 Moor Miles race provides a unique opportunity to run a one lap course of approximately 6 miles, in the picturesque surroundings of the Maristow Estate, across open moorland on a well marshalled course with one water station. Toilets and local shops are situated nearby (additional toilets also available at start area). Parking, refreshments and baggage storage are available. Due to the terrain, this race is not suitable for wheelchair competitors.

6 Moor Miles

Yelverton, GB
1 race
£12.50£14.50
6 Moor Miles
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Marathon events in Plymouth

The Cornish Marathon is Cornwall's only all road marathon. It began in 1984 and originally started out from Saltash following the A38 and A390 to Lostwithiel. It started out as a wager between two organisers John Foster and Stephen Henderson that one could run faster than the other. Despite being run for charity, only 27 runners took the plunge, the winner managing 2.29 minutes and 15 secs, something to make all race winners this millenium envious. 78 runners turned out the next year and in 1987 it was handed over to East Cornwall Harriers.

Relocating to Rilla Mill in 1994, taking in much of the present route, it presented competitors with 3 miles of steady climbing from the gun. Finally changing to Pensilva, it starts from Millenium House, a much gentler introduction to the scenic circular out and back route which takes runners along the Draynes Valley, through the 'Poldark' country of Bodmin Moor, past King Arthur's legendary Dozmary Pool, Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn at Bolventor and back along the Fowey Valley, taking in a climb to Foredown between miles 24 and 25, which most runners will remember for a long time, and not just for the fabulous views !

Cornish Marathon

Pensilva, Cornwall, GB
Cornish Marathon
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5k Races in Plymouth

A 5k run starting and finishing on the track at Tavistock College, and taking place on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This event is modelled on the increasingly popular park runs; it uses canal and riverside paths, but to eek out a 5k traffic-free course it will also be using footpaths.

The TAVY 5k – August

Tavistock, Devon, GB
The TAVY 5k – August

A 5k run starting and finishing on the track at Tavistock College, and taking place on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This event is modelled on the increasingly popular park runs; it uses canal and riverside paths, but to eek out a 5k traffic-free course it will also be using footpaths.

The 5Kool RuN – September

Tavistock, Devon, GB
The 5Kool RuN – September

A 5k run starting and finishing on the track at Tavistock College, and taking place on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This event is modelled on the increasingly popular park runs; it uses canal and riverside paths, but to eek out a 5k traffic-free course it will also be using footpaths.

The 5Kool RuN – October

Tavistock, Devon, GB
The 5Kool RuN – October
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Ultramarathon events in Plymouth

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