9 unmissable running events in the South this autumn

9 unmissable running events in the South this autumn

With just a few months left of 2018, we take a look at some of the best running events in the South of England taking place before the end of the year. From fun 5K’s to scenic half marathons, we showcase a range of events for all abilities.

Autumn falls between Sun 23 Sep & Fri 21 Dec this year, and with the temperature dropping slightly but gradually, its presence is feeling ever closer. However, autumn is jam-packed full of excellent running events to keep you active – below you’ll find our top picks for the South of England.

From a coastal half marathon in Bournemouth to a night-time, neon-fuelled 5K in London’s Olympic Park, the South plays host to running events suitable for all ages and abilities. So go on, find an event which suits you!

Great Bristol Half Marathon | 23 Sep

Steeped in history, the Great Bristol Half Marathon reels in over 10,000 runners every year, making this a must-do event with an atmosphere second to none.

Great Bristol Half Marathon

Cheltenham Half Marathon | 30 Sep

Cheltenham's Half Marathon is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm.

Cheltenham Half Marathon

Bournemouth Half Marathon | 7 Oct

Taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along a stunning coastal route, the Bournemouth Half Marathon offers a festival atmosphere which the whole family can get involved in.

Bournemouth Half Marathon

Salisbury Half Marathon | 7 Oct

One of the most popular half marathons in the South, the flat and ultra-fast Salisbury Half Marathon course is ideal for those aiming for a personal best but also for first timers who want to ease into the distance.

Salisbury Half Marathon

Rough Runner Bristol | 13 Oct

Rough Runner is returning to the heart of Bristol! Enjoy an awesome game-show inspired obstacle course challenge featuring some of the most feared obstacles ever to grace TV.

Rough Runner Bristol

Supernova 5K - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park | 26 Oct

The fantastic Supernova 5K route is a great opportunity to explore the grounds of the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Expect to be swept away on a distinctly magical experience as dusk falls.

Supernova 5K

Big Fun Run Crystal Palace | 27 Oct

Run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun…just run! Big Fun Run is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

Big Fun Run Crystal Palace

RSBC Blindfold Run | 4 Nov

Do something most people would never dream of. Sign up for this unique running experience, testing trust & teamwork. Partner up, take it in turns to be blindfolded and navigate a 5 or 10km route without your sight.

RSBC Blindfold Run

Santa in the City | 5 Dec

Santa in the City - London's iconic 5K Santa Run - is back, providing the perfect way to get you, your friends and family into the festive spirit of London!

Santa in the City

Looking for something up North?

Check out all upcoming running events in Yorkshire, the North West, North East and Scotland.

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