Running events in Southampton

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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 Southampton

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A new course for 2018 as the Wickham 10k moves south to the outskirts of the village. Starting in Mill Lane, outside the Community Hall, with plenty of parking, toilets and a nag drop. The route is hilly and all on road (closures applied for).

The Wickham 10k is the final race in the 3 race Meon Valley Villages series.

After the race there will be a prize giving in the nearby (2 minute walk) Roebuck Inn. We have been given permission to use the car park beyond the normal closing time so your car will be safe until after the presentations at The Roebuck Inn.

Parking is in Upperford Copse Car Park, Heath Road, Wickham. It is a Pay & Display Car Park run by the Forestry Commission. The Start/Finish is also just a 5 minute walk from the car park via the Meon Valley Trail.

Wickham 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Wickham 10k
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Whether it be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it's a flat and fast, out and back course - run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

The Race HQ and Race Start returns to the trail on the edge of the village, at the car park, just off Mill Lane, Wickham. The post code for the Start & race HQ is PO17 5HZ.

Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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Come along to the Sandown & Shanklin 10K and meet fellow runners and beat your personal best! As per usual there will be on day registration available but it is advised that you register for your place before hand using the link below. Once registered for the race there will be a confirmation email sent out on the Thursday before the race. Report to the race venue at 10:00am to collect numbers.

Sandown & Shanklin I.O.W Seafront 10k

Sandown, Isle of Wight, GB
Sandown & Shanklin I.O.W Seafront 10k
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Marathon events in Southampton

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The Bournemouth Marathon is Running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Kings Park before making its way down onto the seafront. The rest of the events start from Bournemouth Prom.

Run along this picturesque coastline and take in the views as you run path both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth, Bournemouth, GB
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
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Welcome to ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k! This fantastic event offers runners the choice of either a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race, along with closed roads through the heart of Southampton.

All races start and finish in the heart of Southamptons city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Marys Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.

ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile

Southampton, Southampton, GB
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.

Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

Salisbury, Wiltshire, GB
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs
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5k Races in Southampton

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The Bournemouth Marathon is Running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Kings Park before making its way down onto the seafront. The rest of the events start from Bournemouth Prom.

Run along this picturesque coastline and take in the views as you run path both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth, Bournemouth, GB
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
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The world's leading 10 mile running event returns to Portsmouth on Sunday 21 October 2018 and entries are now open.

This fast and flat course starts and finishes on Southsea sea front, with beautiful views of the Solent. Participants are given special permission to run through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum.

Great South Run, 5K, Junior & Mini

Portsmouth, Portsmouth, GB
Great South Run, 5K, Junior & Mini
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This event, taking in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond, starts after a period of silence to member all those who have fallen in support of their country.

After the 2 minute period of silence, the race will be started with the sound of the 1 o'clock gun. We encourage entries from ALL serving members of HM Forces as well as veterans from ALL the services. Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to the RBL as well as other Service charities and The Rowans Hospice, our charity partner for 2017.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

ALL finishers will get, a stunning, Poppy Themed medal.

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k

Portsmouth, Portsmouth, GB
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k
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Ultramarathon events in Southampton

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.

Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

Salisbury, Wiltshire, GB
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

Stunning ancient woodland, pine forests, ponies and grassy expanses the Pony Express is diverse countryside at its best, making this race a star in the XNRG calendar.

The 60-mile circular route is evenly split into two ultra marathons over two days.

Pony Express

Brockenhurst, Hampshire, GB
Pony Express

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