10 popular runs in the North of England

10 popular runs in the North of England

The North plays host to some of the most popular running events, not just in the UK, but across Europe and beyond. We look at 10 runs in fantastic locations across the North, with various distances to suit all abilities.

Whether you’re in Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and of course, anywhere in Yorkshire, you’re guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and incredible crowd support at major running events.

From running alongside 60,000 others in the world’s biggest half marathon to experiencing the buzzing atmosphere of Europe’s biggest 10K, right down to enjoying a colourful 5K in Liverpool with family & friends – there’s a running event in the North for everyone!

Take a look at what’s coming up...

Yorkshire 10 Mile | 14 Oct

Always a popular, sell-out event, the Yorkshire 10 Mile is set in the heart of York, where you’ll enjoy passing various historic landmarks including the stunning York Minster and the impressive medieval City Walls.

Yorkshire 10 Mile

Manchester Half Marathon | 14 Oct

Possibly the fastest half marathon in the UK (if not the world)! Prepare yourself for a PB in the speedy Manchester Half Marathon. Friendly & supportive with a great route and upbeat atmosphere.

Manchester Half Marathon

Big Fun Run 5K - Gateshead | 20 Oct

There’s no pressure at the Big Fun Run 5K, it’s all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day with family or friends.

Big Fun Run Gateshead

Scouse 5K | 28 Oct

Jog, walk or run around this amazing Liverpool city centre route in the Scouse 5K, with plenty of bands, colour and fun to keep you going. Free colourful wig and glittery medal!

Scouse 5K

Tatton Park 10K | 3 Nov

Set in the incredible venue of Tatton Park in rural Cheshire, the scenic Tatton Park 10K route offers a fast closed-road race.

Tatton Park 10K

Sheffield Half Marathon | 14 Apr

The Sheffield Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city's streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes.

Sheffield Half Marathon

Leeds Half Marathon | 12 May

The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon is one of the highlights of Leeds' sporting calendar, starting on The Headrow and finishing at the Millennium Square.

Leeds Half Marathon

Great Manchester Run - 10K | 19 May

Buzzing atmosphere, incredible supporters and booming Manchester anthems - it has to be Europe's biggest 10K - the Great Manchester Run!

Great Manchester Run

Great North Run | 8 Sep

Join almost 60,000 other runners in 2019 and secure your charity place in the world's biggest half marathon, the Great North Run.

Great North Run

Looking for something down South?

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