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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 Sheffield

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Are you ready to take on the Peak District Challenge?; Choose from one of our amazing running challenges - Back Before Dark (10km), Copper (25km), Bronze (50km), Silver (75km) or Gold Ultra (100km) and test your endurance skills in the stunning Peak District National Park; It's a chance to trek or run through some breathtaking scenery, put yourself to the test and to raise money for good causes. You can choose to raise money for a charity of your choice or to not raise money but to give a small donation to the chosen charity of the event S.A.L.V.E. International. S.A.L.V.E. International is working to reduce the number of children living on the street of Uganda through education and care.

Peak District Challenge

Hathersage, Derbyshire, GB
Peak District Challenge
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Bright lights! Big City! Sheffield's SECOND spectacular neon night race - full of atmosphere and fabulous neon lights. FREE neon for every runner - come and light up the canal with us. The route is totally runner / family / wheelchair / pram friendly with frequent refreshments and friendly marshalls. A scenic, fast and flat out-and-back route great for PBs. Parking, toilets and facilities very close by; choose your distance (5km or 10km). Race starts 7.15pm following race briefing. Bespoke medal, FREE celebratory finish-line fizz and cake for all finishers: friendly marshals. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate available at the start line before the race. A little bit of fun to lighten up those dreary winter nights. Put a spring in your step and a neon on your bum and come join us lighting up the streets in the most fun way possible. "Mug with a Bug" Selfie competition to win a FREE race place, too! Fast, flat, fun course and friendly marshals. Come on - give it a glow! Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly route. No time limits, no age restrictions, no pressure - just lots of fun! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall).

The Gloworm Neon Night Run 5K & 10K

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
The Gloworm Neon Night Run 5K & 10K
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It's back ... following its huge success in its first two years, the much talked-about Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K returns on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Thousands of runners took part in 2017, and its set to be even bigger and better in 2018, so save your place now.

Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, this 10K has a fantastic course right through the heart of the Steel city.

Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£20£22
Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K
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Marathon events in Sheffield

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Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.

From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.

With gentle rolling tracks along the Derwent water, you will eventually be hit head-on with some tough gritty climbs onto the outer edges of the Derwent valley.

This will lead you to the final climb onto the last ridge before you descend back to the finish for a well-earned cuppa!!!!

Navigation skills essential, lower parts of the course will be marked. A GPX file will be available to download and map of the route will be available on the website to print also the map will be handed out at registration.

Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£32.50£35
Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of beautiful grounds. The idyllic village of Cawthorne is close by and the two are surrounded by ample fields and trails that provide the perfect setting for an evening race.

Cannon Hall was originally owned by Gilbert Canun, sold on in later years to John Spencer, despite significant investments the hall was found almost empty when it was sold to the corporation in 1951, it is to their credit that a passion to reignite the interest and passion for this beautiful historic building has resulted in it been a place by many visitors and families.

Cannon Hall Dash

Cawthorne, South Yorkshire, GB
Cannon Hall Dash

The Northern Jumble- A great opportunity to build up the bling and take one of the bespoke medals designed for Its Grim Up North Running all for the bargain price of 10.

The lovely village of Slaithwaite provides the perfect setting for another out and back along the canal. The lovely mill town captures the North in every sense, friendly folk, beautiful hillsides and plenty of tea shops, what more could anyone ask for.

"Slaithwaite (pronounced 'slawit' or 'Slaithwaite' by locals) is a true "Yorkshire grit" mill town straddled by the viaduct and bisected by the canal. Slaithwaite retains its essential character, despite being used as the setting for the television series, "Where the Heart is" and for some of "Last of the Summer Wine". A lovely church, the fine 17th Century Dartmouth Estate Manor House, and other buildings dating from the 18th Century combine with large central mills to give quality to this industrial village that was once home to Luddites".

Northern Jumble

Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, GB
Northern Jumble
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5k Races in Sheffield

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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 – Sheffield

Kiveton Park, South Yorkshire, GB
Dog Jog – Sheffield
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Bright lights! Big City! Sheffield's SECOND spectacular neon night race - full of atmosphere and fabulous neon lights. FREE neon for every runner - come and light up the canal with us. The route is totally runner / family / wheelchair / pram friendly with frequent refreshments and friendly marshalls. A scenic, fast and flat out-and-back route great for PBs. Parking, toilets and facilities very close by; choose your distance (5km or 10km). Race starts 7.15pm following race briefing. Bespoke medal, FREE celebratory finish-line fizz and cake for all finishers: friendly marshals. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate available at the start line before the race. A little bit of fun to lighten up those dreary winter nights. Put a spring in your step and a neon on your bum and come join us lighting up the streets in the most fun way possible. "Mug with a Bug" Selfie competition to win a FREE race place, too! Fast, flat, fun course and friendly marshals. Come on - give it a glow! Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly route. No time limits, no age restrictions, no pressure - just lots of fun! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall).

The Gloworm Neon Night Run 5K & 10K

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
The Gloworm Neon Night Run 5K & 10K
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There are mysterious sounds and sightings being reported around Sheffield. Its up to you and only you to save yourself from the figures lurking in the shadows. We predict that the zombies will attack Sheffield on Saturday 27th October 2018, so its up to you to gather your troops and take on the zombies. The undead will be lurking in the shadows of the trees for an estimated 5km. Are you ready to run for your life? Each runner will be equipped with a utility life belt which contains three life tags. The zombies throughout the course will be aiming to steal your life tags and youll have to be nimble and quick to make it past the infected hordes. If you lose all three dont worry the virus is slow to take effect and you should have time to complete the race. You will still be infected, but our decontamination team will do their best to reverse the effects at the finish line. We promise: 1. Zombies will only ever take one life tag at a time 2. There will be no intentional physical contact between Zombies and Runners 3. Zombies will never intentionally obstruct you The decontamination team will meet you at the finish with your medal and with a FREE glass of celebratory decontamination fizz. There will also be plenty of cake to replace some of the energy you've burned, and your own Survival Certificate. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team. Totally traffic-free, fast and flat route. No time limits, no age restrictions, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall). Fast, flat & beautiful course with huge PB potential.

Zombie Apocalypse Sunset Screamer

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
Zombie Apocalypse Sunset Screamer
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Ultramarathon events in Sheffield

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Are you ready to take on the Peak District Challenge?; Choose from one of our amazing running challenges - Back Before Dark (10km), Copper (25km), Bronze (50km), Silver (75km) or Gold Ultra (100km) and test your endurance skills in the stunning Peak District National Park; It's a chance to trek or run through some breathtaking scenery, put yourself to the test and to raise money for good causes. You can choose to raise money for a charity of your choice or to not raise money but to give a small donation to the chosen charity of the event S.A.L.V.E. International. S.A.L.V.E. International is working to reduce the number of children living on the street of Uganda through education and care.

Peak District Challenge

Hathersage, Derbyshire, GB
Peak District Challenge
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With great success from lasts year inaugural Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail, and some fantastic feedback from competitors.
Being described by the elite field of runners as one of the best but hardest 30 mile ultras they have ever raced and truly a classic in the making. We where excited to bring this event back!!!

Starting from the village of Hope, This Ultra will take you into the heart of the Peak District national park, where the total elevation will be well over 7000ft!!

Starting off on the iconic Pennine way you will soon be greeted with some brutal climbs, high ridge lines and fast technical descending, with the time of year and the nature of this course this one will surely push you to your limits!!

Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail

Hope, Derbyshire, GB
Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail

The individual event will hold six categories Senior Male, Senior Female, Veteran Male, Veteran Female, Male over 50 and Female over 50.

The UTPD is a tough event which covers some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the UK. At around 60 miles the route takes in some of the finest trails and climbs in the Peak District. The route has roughly 3222 metres of ascent and whilst there are no monster climbs the continued hilly nature of the course earmarks this race as a tough one to complete.

Please note that the UTPD is a qualifying race (4 points) for the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc

Ultra Tour of the Peak District

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
Ultra Tour of the Peak District

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