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What you need to know about Marathon Running

The marathon is the benchmark for any runner. Its history stretches back to the Ancient Greeks, and it now includes all the world’s most iconic running races. At 26.2 miles, it’s a massive test of physical and mental resilience. If it’s a PB you’re after, you can choose a fast, flat city course, or else go for a more challenging trail run in one of the world’s most stunning locations.

Think a marathon might be pushing it? Why not ease yourself in with a 5k or 10k run instead?

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Wherever you are based, you are sure to find a fantastic marathon event that’s local to you. If you are looking for marathon events close by, simply use our search to see which marathon’s near you are taking place this year and beyond.

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The ASICS Greater Manchester marathon in Trafford on the same super fast course that is the flattest marathon course in the UK and one of the flattest in the world.

For 2018, the race village will be at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club and will be sited on the car park in front of the stadium. You will start the race just a short walk away on the A56 White City Roundabout and finish on Talbot Road outside Emirates Old Trafford. The venue change is in line with our growth plans for the event and now allows us to have an 8m wide finish giving you a spectacular finale to your great day.

Some highlights of the route:

- The flattest marathon course in the UK - flatter than London, Edinburgh, New York, Chicago and many others
- Perfect PB course
- The race village situated at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, on the car park in front of the pavilion.
- The race will start on the A56 near the White City roundabout, a short walk from the race village at Emirates Old Trafford
- Awesome entertainment and support along the course - see the comments page to hear what our runners said
- The route will be held entirely on closed, main roads
- More of the route in Altrincham where the crowd support was amazing
- We have a new 8m wide finish outside Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) on Talbot Road

At our 2017 event 86% of the top 50 recorded a PB or SB and 50% of the top 250 got a PB. This race is YOUR best chance to get a marathon PB!

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

Stretford, Greater Manchester, GB
ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon
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The Brighton Marathon is now one of the UKs favourite 26.2-milers. It became the 12th largest European marathon in just six years, and attracts runners from all around the world. With unbeatable crowd support and amazing sea views, the Marathon is a truly unique running event, backgrounded by the cosmopolitan City of Brighton & Hove.

The first running of the race took place on 18th April 2010 and the tenth running of the race will take place on the 14th April 2019. The course bests for the men and women are well under 2:10 and 2:29, making it the second fastest marathon in the UK. It is also the second-largest marathon in the UK and twelfth largest in Europe.

Since its inauguration, the Brighton Marathon has dramatically developed to become the Brighton Marathon Weekend, comprising the Brighton Marathon, BM10k, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races, and the Event Village.

Brighton Marathon

Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove, GB
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Brighton Marathon
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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
1 race
£47.99£49.99
ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile
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The Jurassic trail is not only a visually spectacular run along the Jurassic coast but also a challenge that some would class as undulating. The run has four route options and dependent on your choice depends on how much of a challenge you will have.

5km
Starting just next to Marsh barn, in the old pitch and putt gravel area the trail run takes us through the beautiful golf club and onto freshwater its flat for the first 3 km which is where the Aid station is located, after this the route follows the Jurassic coastal path through freshwater and you return to West Bay (Marsh Barn) along the Jurassic cliffs, and the views along the coastline.

10km
Again Starting just next to Marsh barn, in the old pitch and putt gravel area the trail run takes us through the beautiful golf club and onto freshwater its flat for the first 3 km which is where the first Aid station is located, after this the route follows the Jurassic coastal path out to Hive beach, Burton Bradstock, before we head westwards and then follow the path back to the Aid station at 8 km, its cliff path, and sea views all the way back to West Bay (Marsh Barn) along the Jurassic cliffs.

Half Marathon 21.1km
The Half marathon is a test in places and not to be taken lightly , starting just next to Marsh barn, in the old pitch and putt gravel area the trail run takes us through the beautiful golf club and onto freshwater its flat for the first 3 km which is where the First Aid station is located, after this we meet our first hill, its short and sharp.
At the top we get our first glimpse of the sea before we head for Burton Bradstock's hive beach, once through the fields, we follow the coastline and head inland for a km, and the second feed at 10 km before heading back towards Hive beach, its all downhill and is track and trail.
We link back up with the 10 km route here and head towards the third feed at 17 km, this is when the fun really begins, once on the cliff path, you will realize why we have chosen this location,
its simply breathtaking, and the views (If there is no mist) are to die for, Its the Jurassic coast at its most superb.
The first parts of the Half are relatively flat but its the Jurassic coast so at some point its an up and down challenge that is not for the faint hearted.

Marathon 42.2km
An addition to the 2019 event will see us add a full trail marathon, its tough, very tough, and the cut off at 18.5 km will be strictly enforced,
but for those that are up for the challenge, come and run spectacular scenery.

Jurassic Trail

Bridport, GB
Jurassic Trail

Take on the ultimate 26.2-mile distance or set yourself the challenge of the half marathon through stunning scenery past castles, beautiful countryside and historic towns in the beating heart of Scotland.

Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run

Stirling, Stirling, GB
Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run

The Longhorn is back! Sunday April 28th 2019

Choose 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon or 60k Ultra set in private areas of Sherwood Forest & the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park; next to a Grade1 listed 19th Century country house in north Nottinghamshire; Thoresby Hall.

Running over old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in the most scenic countryside & forest. The elevation is noted on the downloadable course map. The course has very firm hard ground if dry (2015) but if we get rain (or snow!) then there can also be considerable amount of muddy areas to run through (2016). The event will be held 1 week later in 2019 from 2018 & we had glorious sunshine but in April - who knows?!

The Longhorn

Newark, GB
1 race
£35£37
The Longhorn

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