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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 Reading

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The Marlow Fugitive Twilight runs are a new addition to the highly popular 2018 Fugitive Triathlon event. The course is a beautiful run along the River Thames and surrounding Marlow. Soak up the atmosphere at twilight when the sun starts to set and the moon and starts start to appear. A relaxed vibe along a relatively flat course.

Accurate & scenic 5km/10km. Race is chip timed chips with timing mats at both the start and finish, and all finishers will receive a bespoke medal.

Fugitive Twilight Run – 5 & 10km

Marlow, Buckinghamshire, GB
2 races
£15£18
Fugitive Twilight Run – 5 & 10km
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With a race starting at 6 pm on a Saturday evening in August, the first edition of the new Summer Mapledurham 10km will give you a completely new challenge if you've tackled our muddy December races before.
This is one of our favourite places to run and the 10km course takes in a stunning route through woodlands, up hills, across fields and along private estate roads.

Summer Mapledurham 10k

Mapledurham Village, Oxfordshire, GB
Summer Mapledurham 10k
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This series back for the SEVENTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and 2018 marks our seventh summer season!

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Berks, RG10 0TH

Dinton Summer Series – August

Hurst, Wokingham, GB
Dinton Summer Series – August
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Marathon events in Reading

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Due to demand & following the hugely successful Royal Windsor Marathon and Half Marathon River Trail Run, we are excited to announce the NEW Windsor Marathon Half Marathon River Trail Run taking place this October!

This awesome event takes place in an iconic setting. Runners will pass the historical sites of Windsor, Boveney Lock, Bray, Dorney, Maidenhead and Eton, finishing with Windsor Castle in front of you!

Windsor Marathon & Half Marathon River Trail Run

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
Windsor Marathon & Half Marathon River Trail Run

With five challenges, we have something for everyone. Whether you are already fit or wanting to kick-start your own or your familys fitness in 2018, the right experience to suit you is just a click away.

Were also encouraging everyone to fundraise. Wed like you to support our nominated charity the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, part of the Community Foundation for Surrey, by getting your family and friends to sponsor you. Your fundraising can make a real difference for local charities and help in the repair and maintenance of the Surrey Hills. Please click here to find out more about how to fundraise.

By completing the Surrey Hills Challenge youll take away memories of a challenge you'll never forget and leave a lasting legacy through your fundraising.

The Surrey Hills Challenge

Woking, Surrey, GB
The Surrey Hills Challenge

The Abingdon Marathon was first held in 1982 and 2018 will mark the races 37th year since its inception. This will be the 36th running of the race unfortunately, the 2007 event had to be abandoned.

The marathon entry has grown over the years but has an entry limit of 1,200 again this year. We expect this number to be reached by the beginning of April, well before the closing date, so make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment.

The 2018 Abingdon Marathon will again incorporate the following championship events: Oxfordshire County Marathon Championships and Army AA Marathon Championships. In addition, the event has also hosted the Twin Towns competition where we have always extended a big welcome to our friends from overseas, especially from Argentan, France, Abingdons twin town.

Abingdon Marathon

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, GB
Abingdon Marathon
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5k Races in Reading

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This series back for the SEVENTH year organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and 2018 marks our seventh summer season!

Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Berks, RG10 0TH

Dinton Summer Series – August

Hurst, Wokingham, GB
Dinton Summer Series – August
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Chip-timed Half Marathon, 10km, 5km trail runs taking in views of the River Thames and Windsor Castle.

Theres a 1km event (walk or run) for those who want to enjoy the beer run experience with less running (!!) and a Family Fun Run for those with young children.

All participants receive medals.

British Beer Run – Windsor

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
British Beer Run – Windsor
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The Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km & 15km Run is perfect for anyone looking to get fit and take part in their first event, or for more experienced runners looking to set a great time. Dorney Lake is a great venue for running events as it's flat and picturesque. The race takes place on very flat, smooth tarmac roads and paths - and it's completely traffic free.

Arrival from 11:30am
All distances will start together @ 12:30pm

The event location is one of the most iconic 2012 London Olympic Games venues, which hosted the rowing and canoe disciplines. Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre is conveniently located along the M4 Motorway, only 20 mins from London and 15 mins from the M25 and M40 motorways.

Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km, 15km Run

Windsor, GB
Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km, 15km Run
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Ultramarathon events in Reading

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A stunning route with scenery that's steeped in history, and a superb backdrop for a festival of river-side challenges - with 3 unique events to join!

Join the 'Main Thames Path Challenge' - 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley or on either 50km Half Challenge, or a Quarter section. Most will Walk at their own pace, some will Jog, and quite a few will Run the whole course!

Or perhaps the 'Thames Bridges Trek' - 25k from Putney Bridge through the heart of central London zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges, and a finish beyond Tower Bridge.
On Sunday it's 'The Henley 10K' for all the family to enjoy down by the river.

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Thames Path Challenge

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, GB
Thames Path Challenge

The Round Reading Ultra Marathon (RRUM) takes place on Saturday July 28th 2018, taking in a fabulous multi terrain course that circumnavigates the town of Reading, Berkshire.

Youll have a choice of a 50km route or a 100km route. The course will include a variety of terrain, including flat river and canal towpaths, undulating woodland trails, country lanes and paths through Reading's many urban green spaces.

Round Reading Ultra Marathon

Earley, Wokingham, GB
2 races
£48£65
Round Reading Ultra Marathon
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Race HQ is at St. Polycarps Primary School in Farnham a short walk from Farnham station. The race itself starts at the trail head of the North Downs Way. Farnham Station is directly between race HQ and the start point, around 200 metres from both. Runners will walk down to the race start following the race briefing.

The finish is at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford.

The 2018 race route follows the North Downs Way footpath, from Farnham in the west to Ashford in the East, for it's duration with two deviations only, to the 50 mile aid station, and the finish location.

A map of the route can be found at the bottom of this page. The distance of the route is 103 miles. The race is still called the NDW100.

North Downs Way 100

Farnham, Surrey, GB
North Downs Way 100

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