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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.

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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 Wick

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On the go since 2004, the Mens 10K Glasgow has firmly set itself as THE run for men in the west. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and three years less than in England and Wales.

Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people (18-34) in Scotland and almost three out of four suicides are by men. Our aim is to help change this, little by little and the Mens 10K is how we are doing it!

Glasgow Men’s 10K

Glasgow, Glasgow City, GB
1 race
£17£21
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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
1 race
£27£30
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Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, VisitAberdeenshire & Aberdeen Inspired our aim is to produce a world class event experience for local residents and to attract the wider UK and International running community to Aberdeen.

Whether youre new to running, looking for a challenge or are a club runner aiming for a record PB there is a distance and wave to suit your ability. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and be part of something Great!

Starting and finishing on Union Street in the heart of the city centre, youll join thousands of runners on a route that skirts through the most scenic parts of the Granite City.
Run, jog or walk over Brig oBalgownie, through Old Aberdeen and take in the beautiful views of Aberdeen Bay.

Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, GB
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Marathon events in Wick

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With its striking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied routes, rousing support, exceptional organisation and carnival atmosphere, this race has something for everyone. Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends? And if marathons aren't your thing why not enter one of the other races? With the River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K Fun Run and Wee Nessie, there's a race for all running abilities and ages.

Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

Inverness, Highland, GB
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Welcome to the Glencoe Marathon Gathering, featuring the full 26.2 mile Glencoe Marathon, the Mamores Half Marathon and the Glen Nevis 10K.

The off-road marathon is an epic trail run that ascends a total of 1,608 metres through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

The route snakes through the pass of Glencoe, surrounded by the towering remains of this ancient super volcano, before climbing 500 metres up the fearsome Devils Staircase. From the eastern edge of the Aonach Eagach Ridge you look straight onto the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor (the great herdsman) before dropping back to sea level at Kinlochleven where the Mamores Half Marathon starts. Climbing up through the Mamores the route undulates until the descent into Glen Nevis and the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, the UKs highest peak.

The Glencoe Marathon Gathering is organised by WildFox Events, Scotland's original adventure challenge company. Over the past fifteen years Wildfox Events has have offered participants an unrivalled experience and a range of events in some of the most stunning parts of the UK.

Glencoe Marathon Gathering

Ballachulish, GB
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Take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and explore the beautiful views of Edinburgh. It will be held on 26/27th May and offers a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k.

The Edinburgh Marathon was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World. Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route taking in some of Edinburghs most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.

Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same fast and flat route, offering genuine PB potential. This increasingly popular race distance is a fantastic alternative for those that dont fancy the big 26.2.

The 10K & 5k fall on the Saturday of the Festival weekend and are run in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park. Starting and finishing near Dynamic Earth, this routes offer striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
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5k Races in Wick

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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 – Glasgow

Glasgow, Glasgow City, GB
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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 – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
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With its striking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied routes, rousing support, exceptional organisation and carnival atmosphere, this race has something for everyone. Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends? And if marathons aren't your thing why not enter one of the other races? With the River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K Fun Run and Wee Nessie, there's a race for all running abilities and ages.

Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

Inverness, Highland, GB
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Ultramarathon events in Wick

The Ridge Challenge, Ireland's toughest and longest foot race, follows the Irish Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail. Starting at Gortin, the route runs East to West following rural roads and open hillsides, crosses the Sperrin Mountains before crossing the Blue Stacks and finishing along the Atlantic Coast at Bunglas, 112 miles away.

Gortin to Killeter:
Starting in the village of Gortin and Gortin Forest Park , this section of the Ridge Challenge follows quiet country roads, areas of woodland, before picking up the Ulster Way on the northern slopes of Bollaght Mountain. The route is waymarked from here using yellow on blue Ulster Way signage. You ascend Bessy Bell, where panoramic views of the western Sperrins can be enjoyed. The route continues to the village of Killeter itself.

Killeter to Glenties:
This is the second section of the Ridge Challenge, leading from Killeter, past Lough Eske, across the border with Northern Ireland, through Killeter Forest and ending at the village of Glenties.
The waymarking on this section is a yellow on black walking man and arrow disk with 'Bluestack Way' written on it to Glenties towards the Clar Chapel junction.

Glenties to Bunglas:
his section is the third section of the Ridge Challenge, following Ardara, Glencolmcille, past Slieve League and then along the Atlantic Coast ending at Bunglas. The route is waymarked from Glencolumbcille to Ardara with a yellow arrow and yellow walking man (Sl Columbcille) and with yellow on black walking man and arrow disk with 'Bluestack Way' written on it from Glenties to Ardara.

The Ridge Challenge

Gortin, Omagh, GB

All competitors must have completed a single stage race/challenge event of a minimum of 40 trail miles or if road a minimum of 50 miles to be able to enter the Hardmoors 110. Information provided will be checked up on.

The 2018 race will start at 0800 hrs on Saturday 26th May 2018

Registration for the Hardmoors110 will open from 0600hrs until 0745hrs at the
FILEY BRIGG

Unsupported runners will have a longer list of compulsory items to carry for their own safety, bag checks will be made at the start and at various other checkpoints along the way.

Hardmoors 110

Filey, GB
1 race
£140£160

A simply breathtaking 74 miles route passing through some of the finest mountain ranges and coastal trails in the UK.

You can compete in this event without any support, we will ferry your drop off bags to the four CP's, you can include food,clothes,shoes etc,
any contents not used will be returned to race finish where you can collect them.

the route follows much of the stunning Trotternish Ridge,then passes between the jagged Black Cuillin and the less rugged Red Cuillin.
these are some of the finest mountains in the UK, there are rarely visited coastal cliffs,trails above steep drops and the haunting ruins of villages deserted at the time of the Highland clearances.
You can enter this race without the need for any support, we will ferry your drop bags, containing your food, to the 4 check points, any unused items in the bags will be returned to Race Control at Broadford. .....

Skye Trail Ultra

Portree, GB

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