Running events in Scarborough

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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 Scarborough

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The Castle Howard Half Marathon will see competitors undertake 2 laps of a spectator friendly almost entirely off-road 10.5K circuit.

Starting on the North Lawn, a few yards from the main entrance to the castle, competitors initially head downhill towards the Boathouse and Lake before circumnavigating the enchanting woodland garden of Ray Wood. The next 5K is on a network of estate tracks and bridle paths that wind their way in a clockwise direction, always in sight of the impressive Mausoleum, passing through the ancient Bog Hall, Spring Wood, Alamo Trekking Centre and High Gaterley Farm.

At the 7K point and just after the well stocked Feed Station, competitors enter the aptly named Pretty Wood passing the Temple of the Four Faces and a couple of curious pyramids. The last 1.5K of the route builds through the formal gardens of the estate starting with New River Bridge and moving onto the South Lake, The Atlas Fountain and the South Lawn.

A final, cruel, climb to the top of Ray Wood is a precursor to a view of the Finish Line from the reservoir at the top of the hill. Lap 1 complete, runners then rejoin the same circuit for their second before entering the 500m long spectator lined finishing straight, crossing the finish line with the world famous castle backdrop, to receive their medal and classy finishing line banquet!

Castle Howard Half Marathon & 10k Run

York, GB
Castle Howard Half Marathon & 10k Run

This event is in it's 9th year and in 2016 over 85 runners entered. With the interest since then we anticipate a bigger entry in 2017 perhaps towards 200 runners. The race is not for the fainthearted and starts & finishes at Filey Country Park and after approximately 1km on road the whole of the race is on the Beach where runners run to Hunmanby Gap where the turning point is and then return to Filey on the sandy beach then via the much liked but brutal Sailing Club Hill back to the Filey Country Park to the finish line.

Filey Lions 10K Beach Race

Filey, GB
1 race
£12£14
Filey Lions 10K Beach Race
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Marathon events in Scarborough

Wholly located within the National Park, and utilising sections of the Cleveland Way, this area is superbly suited to trail running. The course is rich and varied with reminders to Yorkshire's fine heritage all around - from the dry stone walls and disused railway lines, to the hardy sheep flocks up on the moors. The world famous Whitby Abbey is just a few miles up the road, so there is plenty to make a weekend long visit well worthwhile.

Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – North York Moors

Peakside, North Yorkshire, GB
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – North York Moors

Goathland Trail Marathon circular routes starting from Goathland Village Hall for:- Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k.

Circular routes for Marathon/Half Marathon/10k

All routes will be signed but runners most carry the below attached route map and a race route description.

Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series – Goathland

Goathland, North Yorkshire, GB
Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series – Goathland
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5k Races in Scarborough

Two events which both take place in the beautiful North York Moors amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Each race is well marked and marshalled so no navigational skills are needed, so whether you're new to trail running, a budding athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the North York Moors, a family-friendly atmosphere and some beautiful trail running awaits you. Both races start from the The Moors National Park Centre, Danby.

Turnpike Trot 10k & Rabbit Run 5k

Danby, North Yorkshire, GB
Turnpike Trot 10k & Rabbit Run 5k
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Ultramarathon events in Scarborough

Wholly located within the National Park, and utilising sections of the Cleveland Way, this area is superbly suited to trail running. The course is rich and varied with reminders to Yorkshire's fine heritage all around - from the dry stone walls and disused railway lines, to the hardy sheep flocks up on the moors. The world famous Whitby Abbey is just a few miles up the road, so there is plenty to make a weekend long visit well worthwhile.

Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – North York Moors

Peakside, North Yorkshire, GB
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – North York Moors

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