Running events in Reading 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.

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 July 2018

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After a year's break, we are pleased to take on the organisation of this popular run and introduce a 5km option too.

Beale Park really is a stunning location for an evening run - with parts of the course near the Thames and others through the woods. One not to miss.

Location: Beale Park, Pangbourne, RG8 9NW.

Thames 10km & 5km at Beale Park

Reading, GB
Thames 10km & 5km at Beale Park
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The classic Gut Buster just got hotter! It's the 2nd race in the new Summer Trail Series

You'll find a completely different challenge to the legendary December event, with a reasonable chance of seeing a lot less mud! Instead you'll see our beautiful course in a whole new light, and we know you'll love it.

With a race start at 6pm on a Sunday evening this will be something different; you can finish in time for tea!

Summer Gut Buster 10k

Reading, GB
Summer Gut Buster 10k
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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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5k Races in Reading July 2018

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After a year's break, we are pleased to take on the organisation of this popular run and introduce a 5km option too.

Beale Park really is a stunning location for an evening run - with parts of the course near the Thames and others through the woods. One not to miss.

Location: Beale Park, Pangbourne, RG8 9NW.

Thames 10km & 5km at Beale Park

Reading, GB
Thames 10km & 5km at Beale Park
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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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This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

The 5k course is mostly on grass, and flat throughout. You will have nice views of the racecourse throughout.

Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the many stalls well have on the day, while waiting to cheer you through the finish.

Race for Life 5K – Newbury

Newbury, West Berkshire, GB
Race for Life 5K – Newbury
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Ultramarathon events in Reading July 2018

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The Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones is a fully supported 100km challenge along the iconic Ridgeway. You can run it or walk it from the start line in Oxfordshire to the finish next to the 5,000-year-old stone circle at Avebury. Complete the 100km non-stop or break it into two days staying at our overnight basecamp.

Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

Watlington, Oxfordshire, GB
7 races
£54£214
Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

The "Chiltern 50Km Challenge" is run on National Trails and Footpaths and has some excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. However, since it's made up of sections of these trails and paths the route will be comprehensively marked with signs and confidence tape. In addition, you will be given a map, which is designed to help on any tricky sections, to provide information on any route changes and to indicate where the checkpoints are. The event is supported by a course manager to maintain event safety and to manage any serious incidents. A fully qualified medical crew are in attendance, to give first aid and to manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services.

Chiltern Challenge Ultra

Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, GB
Chiltern Challenge Ultra

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