Ten of the UK's best 10Ks
From obstacle races to road runs, there's a 10K for everyone and here's a selection of our favourites...
Great Manchester Run - May
Europe's biggest 10K - the Great Manchester Run - featuring a great course, bands, activities, entertainment and a 'run through' shower to keep you cool.
"It's the pride and the passion of the people. They come out and they give their support 100%." - Nicky Aldcroft
ASDA Foundation Leeds 10K - July
The original 'Race For All' event and a lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson. A flat and fast route makes the Leeds 10K a firm favourite as the city centre is closed off to traffic.
"What people tell us is that our events are very inclusive - we make sure every last person who comes across that line gets the full welcome. It's the 'Run For All' philosophy." Vicki Robinson, Marketing Manager, Jane Tomlinson's Run For All
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10K - August
Here's your chance to create your own Olympic moment by taking part in The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Summer Race Series this August.
"It's a great location and these events attract a wide range of ages and abilities." Martin Mallat, MD, The Race Organiser
Great Aberdeen Run 10K - August
Run past Aberdeen's Town Hall and country house, head towards the famous Castle Gate and take a loop around Pittodrie football stadium in the iconic Great Aberdeen Run.
Kew Gardens 10K - September
The Kew Gardens 10K boasts a pancake-flat course in which you'll discover the profound beauty and history of Richmond, with a music festival in Old Deer Park afterwards.
"Great flat route with loads of water stations. Love the festival at the finish line as well. Enjoyed it so much, I've entered for next year already." - Andy Gallagher
Running 4 Women Windsor 10K - September
Starting in the Deer Park, the popular Windsor Women's 10K is traffic free and spectacularly beautiful with fantastic views of Windsor Castle from 8k down to the finish.
Bournemouth Marathon Festival Supersonic 10K - October
Take in the stunning coastline and iconic pier at the Bournemouth Supersonic 10K, then chill out in the gorgeous Lower Gardens for a well-deserved ice cream!
"Fab organisation. Stunning scenery. Inspiring to see so many different people loving their running!" - Naomi Johns
Gloucester 10K Run
Come and join us for the Gloucester 10K Run, on what is a largely flat and traffic-free course with entirely closed tarmac roads. Runners of all abilities are welcome including club athletes, elites, recreational runners and charity runners!
RSBC Blindfold Run - November
Take on a 10K with a difference at the RSBC Blindfold Run! Partner up, take it in turns to be blindfolded and navigate the route without your sight around Olympic Park.
"Better than any run I’ve done to be honest! RSBC have something special here. Great idea, great support team, and great location" - Stephanie
Coastal Trail Series Dorset 10K - December
Enjoy a dramatic 10K trail run at the Coastal Trail Series in Dorset, featuring Durdle Door, one of the most iconic natural rock formations in the country.
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