Cross-country runs

Cross-country runs

The UK's most comprehensive calendar of cross-country runs over fields, open moorland and through forests! Search by date, location or map to find a xc run near you or browse to discover your perfect event.

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Cross-country runs in the UK

Cross-country runs are running events over natural terrain like dirt, grass and gravel paths. Often held during winter, these events are perfect for athletes training out of season as well as non-competitive runners. Select your location for xc runs in your area or scroll down to see events coming up.

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Cross country runs in 2024

Featured events are listed below - select your region to see all events.

  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £20-£21
Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Hallow 12 Parish Challenge | 40 Mile Run

Starting in the picturesque village of Hallow, you will walk through the 12 different parishes, the route is mainly off road & covers some of the best countryside that Worcester has to offer.

  • 40 miles xc running
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £15-£16
Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Hallow 12 Parish Challenge | 10 Mile Run

Starting in the picturesque village of Hallow, you will walk through the 12 different parishes, the route is mainly off road & covers some of the best countryside that Worcester has to offer.

  • 10 miles xc running
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £15-£16
Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Hallow 12 Parish Challenge | 14 Mile Run

Starting in the picturesque village of Hallow, you will walk through the 12 different parishes, the route is mainly off road & covers some of the best countryside that Worcester has to offer.

  • 14 miles xc running
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £20-£21
Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Hallow 12 Parish Challenge | 18 Mile Run

Starting in the picturesque village of Hallow, you will walk through the 12 different parishes, the route is mainly off road & covers some of the best countryside that Worcester has to offer.

  • 18 miles xc running
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £20-£21
Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Hallow 12 Parish Challenge | 26 Mile Run

Starting in the picturesque village of Hallow, you will walk through the 12 different parishes, the route is mainly off road & covers some of the best countryside that Worcester has to offer.

  • 26 miles xc running
  • Sun 7 Jul
  • FREE
Andover, Hampshire, UK

Abbotts Ann Trail Race | 2K

Undulating trail routes await you with spectacular views of the Hampshire countryside, in the heart of the Test Valley

  • 2 km trail running
  • Sun 7 Jul
  • £13-£15
Andover, Hampshire, UK

Abbotts Ann Trail Race | 10K

Undulating trail routes await you with spectacular views of the Hampshire countryside, in the heart of the Test Valley

  • 10 km trail running
  • Sun 7 Jul
  • £8-£10
Andover, Hampshire, UK

Abbotts Ann Trail Race | 5K

Undulating trail routes await you with spectacular views of the Hampshire countryside, in the heart of the Test Valley

  • 5 km trail running
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • FREE-£5
London, UK

Second Sunday 5

Come and run our Second Sunday race - a low key, five miler on Wimbledon running every second Sunday of every month - organised by Thames Hare and Hounds running club.

  • 5 miles xc running
  • Tue 16 Jul
  • £1-£4
Basildon, Essex, UK

Phoenix Striders Summer Series - Race 4

The Phoenix Striders Summer Series is back again!!!

  • 5 km xc running
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • £16-£18
York, East Yorkshire, UK

The Bishop Wilton Beast

The Bishop Wilton Beast is one of the newest cross country runs in the county.

  • 7 miles xc running
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £10-£12
Boston, Lincolnshire, UK

Race The Estate | 5K

Trident Sports inclusive events are designed to allow every athlete to be challenged, rewarded and treated like a professional.

  • 5 km xc running
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £15-£22
Boston, Lincolnshire, UK

Race The Estate | 10K

Trident Sports inclusive events are designed to allow every athlete to be challenged, rewarded and treated like a professional.

  • 10 km xc running
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £25-£32
Boston, Lincolnshire, UK

Race The Estate | Half Marathon

Trident Sports inclusive events are designed to allow every athlete to be challenged, rewarded and treated like a professional.

  • 13.1 miles xc running
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £43-£55
Boston, Lincolnshire, UK

Race The Estate | Challenge The Estate

Trident Sports inclusive events are designed to allow every athlete to be challenged, rewarded and treated like a professional.

  • 5 km xc running
  • Sun 11 Aug
  • FREE-£5
London, UK

Second Sunday 5

Come and run our Second Sunday race - a low key, five miler on Wimbledon running every second Sunday of every month - organised by Thames Hare and Hounds running club.

  • 5 miles xc running
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £28
Chester-le-Street, County Durham, UK

Lambton Castle Trail Runs | 10 Mile

This superb summer trail event will take place in the truly outstanding private grounds of the Lambton Estate, Chester-le-street, County Durham in 2024.

  • 10 miles trail running
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £30
Chester-le-Street, County Durham, UK

Lambton Castle Trail Runs | 15 Mile

This superb summer trail event will take place in the truly outstanding private grounds of the Lambton Estate, Chester-le-street, County Durham in 2024.

  • 15 miles trail running
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £25
Chester-le-Street, County Durham, UK

Lambton Castle Trail Runs | 5 Mile

This superb summer trail event will take place in the truly outstanding private grounds of the Lambton Estate, Chester-le-street, County Durham in 2024.

  • 5 miles trail running
  • Tue 20 Aug
  • £1-£4
Basildon, Essex, UK

Phoenix Striders Summer Series - Race 5

The Phoenix Striders Summer Series is back again!!!

  • 5 km xc running
  • Sat 31 Aug
  • £5
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Heights Ultra Trail | Hutfest Junior Races 1K

Choose from 4 Epic Routes and 2 Junior Races

  • 1 km xc running
  • Sat 31 Aug
  • £5
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Heights Ultra Trail | Hutfest Junior Races 4K

Choose from 4 Epic Routes and 2 Junior Races

  • 4 km xc running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £12
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Canicross | 2K Circuit

Welcome to the exhilarating world of Canicross!

  • 2 km xc running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £20
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Canicross | 5K Circuit

Welcome to the exhilarating world of Canicross!

  • 5 km xc running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £28
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Canicross | 10K Circuit

Welcome to the exhilarating world of Canicross!

  • 10 km xc running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £17
Langport, Somerset, UK

BareCamp | 5K

Dare to Bare - Fancy a run in the buff?

  • 5 km trail running
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • FREE-£5
London, UK

Second Sunday 5

Come and run our Second Sunday race - a low key, five miler on Wimbledon running every second Sunday of every month - organised by Thames Hare and Hounds running club.

  • 5 miles xc running
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £10
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Bradenham Blast Trail Race | 5km

The Bradenham Blast is a top-rated trail running event with a 5km and 10km option for runners of all abilities.

  • 5 km trail running + 120 m ascent

Cross-country runs near you

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