Marathon events in Bristol May 2018

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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?

Find local Marathon running races

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 course is a single lap, traffic free route on closed roads and cycle paths or redways as they are known locally. It combines the tree lined City Centre boulevards with many miles of leafy surrounding suburbs, lake & canal side redways. Crowd support in the town is fantastic & plenty of groups out on the more rural sections as well.

The course is gently undulating with a short hill at mile 24 and has PB potential, but you have to work hard to earn it. Stadium finish is great, you will feel like a hero covering the last mile as you head in towards the finish line and you will receive a cracking medal as well.
We offer a Big Marathon experience with lots of entertainment en route to help motivate you and to attract crowds of spectators to cheer you on. On the event day, you will receive a premium event experience.

MK Marathon Weekend

Bletchley, Milton Keynes, GB
1 race
£46£48
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A scenic late spring run starting from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre and following the Bewl round the reservoir route. Both courses are run on a combination of undulating rural wooded trail and along some quiet country lanes, with lovely views of the lake for most of the route.

Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K

Wadhurst, East Sussex, GB
1 race
£36£38
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One or two laps through beautiful woodlands in the Forest of Dean. A fantastic, fairly flat 5k or 10k route starting from the Speech House Hotel near Coleford.

Skechers Trail Run

Coleford, GB
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Whether youre a newbie marathon runner or a more seasoned athlete looking for a personal best, The Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon offer runners much more than a great course, which is superbly marshalled and brilliantly organized. This is a chance to experience world famous Stratford-upon-Avon and to run amongst some of the most historical buildings in the the country and through miles of beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Youll enjoy a mainly flat, fast course, starting in the centre of the town, opposite Shakespeares old school, taking in sights such as the River Avon, Holy Trinity Church (home to the grave of William Shakespeare) and the Royal Shakespeare Theatres. Youll run through quintessential English villages, where chocolate box thatch roof cottages, hump back bridges and pretty dry stone walls are a joy to behold.

Shakespeare Marathon & Half Marathon

Leamington Spa, GB
1 race
£34£36
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Race through the city where Rock laid its Roots! Walk or run in the steps of the Beatles, and let the beat go on as you discover Liverpools rock/ pop history along your marathon or half marathon journey.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k

Liverpool, Merseyside, GB
1 race
£56£58

Come and join us in the beautiful Scottish Borders for a tough, hilly and 'proper' off road Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon. No laps, no mucking around, just a great 'out there' course!.

Selkirk Trail Run

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, GB

The Plym Trail is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the National Park of Dartmoor. The stunning views of the forests and valleys are breathtaking and you are likely to see Peregrin Falcons in the summer as well as an abundance of incredible flora and fauna.

Formerly an historic railway, this area is now enjoyed throughout the year by runners, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

You will also see the wild ponies and sheep that permanently reside on the Moors as well as the smaller rodents and fowl that thrive in this wonderful community.

The course is a quick 0.8 mile 'out and back' in Clearbrook village followed by a 12.31 miles 'out-and-back' run on the well-signposted Cycle Route 27 which will be well marshalled.

Toilets and refreshment stations will be situated at the Race HQ near the Start/Finish Line and at the Turnaround point at Coypool.

Another refreshment station will be manned at Bickleigh Barracks which is situated approximately halfway between Clearbrook and the turnaround point at Coypool and you must display your official running number at all times.

If you follow the Cycle Route 27 signs then you cant go wrong, but we will Marshall the crossings.

We would like to welcome you to enjoy running our second firstandlastrunning event, Devon and Cornwall's best newest secret !

Plym Trail Marathon- SPRING Weekend Series

Halberton, Devon, GB
2 races
£29.40£31.50

Welcome and join us for the sister event to the now famous May the Fourth race which takes place the day before on Friday 4th May.

Revenge of The Fifth

Church Stretton, GB

Roche Abbey is definitely a hidden gem, its not very well known, and nevertheless its very beautiful. Roche Abbey is nestled away in South Yorkshire near the picturesque village of Maltby. The races will start and finish within the grounds of the glorious Roche Abbey and will encompass trail and track running through Lord Scarboroughs land, which originally formed part of Sherwood Forest.

Roche Abbey was founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks; it was once home to 50 monks and 20 lay brothers. It is beautifully set in a valley landscaped by Capability Brown. The ruins of Roche Abbey are now the centre piece of the beautifully designed landscape.

Apparently Roche Abbey is a paranormal hotspot with lots of scary activity. The Abbey house which is only 240 years old, which now houses the Abbey shop as many tales surrounding it. One tale is of a Lady in Grey who can be seen looking out of the upstairs window where the sound of a wailing child can also be heard. Towards the end of the Abbey there lies a small stone coffin and it is said if one stares at it long enough, a face will appear.. Yikes!
So come running with us for miles with smiles and enjoy the hidden away treasures in this lesser known part of the world.

Roche Abbey Trail Running Festival

Maltby, South Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£29£31

A picturesque race, starting from Sturminster Newton High School, along country lanes through the villages of Hinton St Mary, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Todber, Stour Row, Margaret Marsh, West Orchard, Farrington, Child Okeford and Hammoon. Includes Relay.

North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay

Sturminster Newton, Dorset, GB
1 race
£16£40

The Stroud Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are a fabulous & challenging mixture of local trails, Cotswold hills, famous Towpaths, disused Railway Tracks, nationally acclaimed Common Land and of course the amazing views on the Cotswold Edge all in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

New for 2018: The Stroud Trail Quarter Marathon will be fully Marshalled & a new ultra distance of 35 miles will be introduced. registration is due to open late December 2017.

Stroud Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GB

Known as "The Tough One" the Three Forts Marathon (approximately 27.2 miles) includes a total of c. 3450 ft of climb with stiles and rough tracks underfoot. The route runs northwards from Hill Barn to Cissbury Ring, then eastwards towards Coombs then to Botolphs and the River Adur crossing. The route then goes to Devils Dyke and back to the River Adur. It continues on the South Downs Way to Chanctonbury Ring, where it swings south-west to Findon Park Farm. It stays on public bridleways to Cissbury Ring and back to Hill Barn.

The Half Marathon, with a total climb of c.1450 takes a shorter route to Steyning Bowl and picks up the last part of the Marathon route. The map shows the route in more detail and can be used in conjunction with the appropriate OS map.

The routes will be clearly sign posted and marshals will be placed at key places. In addition there are 8 Aid Stations spaced along the route providing refreshments and support to entrants. The start/finish is on the Recreation Ground at Hill Barn, Worthing.

Three Forts Marathon & Half Marathon

Worthing, West Sussex, GB

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