50 Fun runs in North West

Find fun runs in and around North West for 2024/2025 - search by date or place, display on a map or use the advanced search to find your perfect race.

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The Fun Run is open to anyone wanting to take part, and is aimed primarily at children. Taking place within the racecourse, finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt, race number, drink and treat.
  • Sun 19 May
  • £6.60
Chester, Cheshire, UK

Essar Chester Fun Run

The Fun Run is open to anyone wanting to take part, and is aimed primarily at children. Taking place within the racecourse, finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt, race number, drink and treat.

  • 1 mile road running
Make some noise for the biggest kids’ run in the North West! It’s an incredible event, all part of the iconic Great Manchester Run weekend of running where juniors have their own day on centre stage.
  • Sat 25 May
  • £19
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run | Junior

Make some noise for the biggest kids’ run in the North West! It’s an incredible event, all part of the iconic Great Manchester Run weekend of running where juniors have their own day on centre stage.

  • 2.5 km road running
Make some noise for the biggest kids’ run in the North West! It’s an incredible event, all part of the iconic Great Manchester Run weekend of running where juniors have their own day on centre stage.
  • Sat 25 May
  • £19
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run | Mini

Make some noise for the biggest kids’ run in the North West! It’s an incredible event, all part of the iconic Great Manchester Run weekend of running where juniors have their own day on centre stage.

  • 1.5 km road running
A great way to get active this year!
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £10-£30
Bury, Greater Manchester, UK

Bury Mini and Junior Run | Mini Run

A great way to get active this year!

  • 1.5 km road running
A great way to get active this year!
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £8
Bury, Greater Manchester, UK

Bury Mini and Junior Run | Junior Run

A great way to get active this year!

  • 2.5 km road running
The Mini Marathon is open to anyone wanting to take part, and is aimed primarily at children. Taking place within the racecourse, finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt, race number, drink and treat!
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £10-£15
Chester, Cheshire, UK

MBNA Chester Mini Marathon

The Mini Marathon is open to anyone wanting to take part, and is aimed primarily at children. Taking place within the racecourse, finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt, race number, drink and treat!

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sun 3 Mar
  • £5
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Haweswater Half Marathon | Junior Run

The course starts in Bampton Village and primarily follows an out and back course along the shores of Haweswater in a remote and dramatic mountain valley.

  • 2.5 km road running
  • Tue 5 Mar
  • £3-£8
Ramsey, Isle of Man, UK

Northern AC Winter Road Series - Race 6 | 1.7K

This is a series of races hosted by Northern Athletic Club and kindly sponsored by Hubpeople, the social interaction specialists.

  • 1.7 km road running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £5.50-£6.50
Chorley, Lancashire, UK

Daffodil Doddle 2.2K Junior/Fun Run

The 36th Annual Daffodil Doddle 2.2km Trail Race (for U16s and beginners)

  • 2.2 km trail running
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £5
Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK

Run Wigan Festival | Wigan Family Mile

Run Wigan Festival - 2024, including the Wigan Half Marathon, Wigan 5k and Wigan Family Mile

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sun 24 Mar
  • £5
Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Waters Wilmslow Running Festival | Fun Run

The Waters Wilmslow Running Festival comprises the iconic Wilmslow Half Marathon and the 10K race both of which offer the opportunity to run through beautiful countryside...

  • 1.6 miles road running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • £5
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Run Heaton Park | Junior Race

Join RunThrough Events for the Return of the Run Heaton 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Race of the 2024 Series!

  • 1 km road running
  • Wed 10 Apr
  • £13-£15
Chester, Cheshire, UK

Chester Spring 5

This accurately-measured 5-mile road race, first held in 1993, starts and finishes at the Cheshire County Sports Club playing fields.

  • 5 miles road running
  • Sat 13 Apr
  • FREE
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails in Hawkshead | Hawkshead Fun Trails

Far reaching views of the Lake District fells, rolling Beatrix Potter countryside and a challenging mile-long climb up an ancient 'Coffin Trail' -

  • 0.5 km trail running
  • Thu 18 Apr
  • £16-£18
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

Farm Yard Five

We PFW Running have teamed up with Farm Yard Brew Co. again for the second running of this event.

  • 5 miles road running
  • Sat 20 Apr
  • £6
Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Blackpool Festival of Running | 2K

Welcome to the exhilarating world of the Blackpool Festival of Running 2024!

  • 2 km road running
  • Wed 24 Apr
  • £2
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

The Fab 4 - Race 1 | Junir Mile

You can not beat a nice summer evening race and a 4 miler is a distance not ran that often so a chance for a PB!

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 4 May
  • £40
Altrincham, Greater Manchester, UK

Legless 5K Beer Challenge | Wave 2

5K run. 5 beers. 5 obstacles. Run, drink, conquer. Experience the craziest 5K of your life.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sun 5 May
  • £6.50
Chorley, Lancashire, UK

Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run | 2K

Back for it's fifth year, the Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run are back on Bank Holiday weekend where runners are welcomed back to the streets of Chorley and Astley Park.

  • 2 km road running
  • Sun 12 May
  • £7.50
Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

Alderley Edge Bypass | Family Fun Run

Run the bypass with fully closed roads and entertainment along the way!

  • 1 mile road running
  • Tue 14 May
  • £17-£19
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Walton Park 5

5 mile flat run set within the grounds of Walton Hall Park, liverpool.

  • 5 miles road running
  • Sat 18 May
  • £20-£40
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Greater Manchester Swim | 1 Mile

Enjoy a big Madchester welcome with swims from 5 miles to 500m! Super friendly, big and bold!

  • 1 mile dock swimming
  • Sat 18 May
  • £55
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Greater Manchester Swim | 3 Mile

Enjoy a big Madchester welcome with swims from 5 miles to 500m! Super friendly, big and bold!

  • 3 miles dock swimming
  • Sat 18 May
  • £15-£30
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Greater Manchester Swim | 500M

Enjoy a big Madchester welcome with swims from 5 miles to 500m! Super friendly, big and bold!

  • 500 m dock swimming
  • Sun 19 May
  • £5.25
Leyland, Lancashire, UK

Worden Park 10K and Fun Run | 1 Mile Fun Run

A picturesque course in and around Worden Park

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sun 19 May
  • £6-£20
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

3-1-5 Birthday | Fun Run

3-1-5 Birthday 10k, 5k & 1k Fun Run (formerly Hangman's Noose 10k)

  • 1 km road running
  • Wed 22 May
  • £2
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

The Fab 4 - Race 2 | Junior Mile

You can not beat a nice summer evening race and a 4 miler is a distance not ran that often so a chance for a PB!

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £15-£20
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Grasmere Gallop | 5.7K Trail Run

2024 – Grasmere Gallop has teamed up with the OMM Festival for an epic outdoor weekend.

  • 5.7 km trail running
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • £5
Runcorn, Cheshire, UK

Jubilee Bridge | Kids Race

Come and join RunThrough Events for one of the most unique event experiences in the country!

  • 1 km road running
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £12.50-£22.50
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Inflatable 5K - Liverpool | 2.5K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 2.5 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £17.50-£27.50
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Inflatable 5K - Liverpool | 5K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 5 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £32.50-£42.50
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Inflatable 5K - Liverpool | 15K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 15 km multi terrain running
  • Wed 12 Jun
  • £2
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

The Fab 4 - Race 3 | Junior Mile

You can not beat a nice summer evening race and a 4 miler is a distance not ran that often so a chance for a PB!

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sun 16 Jun
  • FREE
Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK

Marple Runners Carnival | 2K Family Fun Run

This is the seventh annual trail race, taking in some of the parks, countryside, and sights of Marple.

  • 2 km trail running
  • Sun 16 Jun
  • £5-£20
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

Lancaster Celebration of Running | Family 2K Fun Run

Come and join Lancaster Race Series for this fantastic Celebration of Running.

  • 2 km road running
  • Sun 7 Jul
  • £5
Chester, Cheshire, UK

Cheshire 10K & 10 Mile | Kids Race

Starting and finishing at Cheshire Country Sports Club just outside Cheshire city centre this road-closed 10k run along with a new Junior race is hard to miss!

  • 1 km road running
  • Wed 17 Jul
  • FREE
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

The Fab 4 - Race 4 | Junior Mile

You can not beat a nice summer evening race and a 4 miler is a distance not ran that often so a chance for a PB!

  • 1 mile road running
  • Sat 3 Aug
  • £12.50-£22.50
Altrincham, Cheshire, UK

Inflatable 5K - Tatton (Cheshire) | 2.5K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 2.5 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 3 Aug
  • £17.50-£27.50
Altrincham, Cheshire, UK

Inflatable 5K - Tatton (Cheshire) | 5K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 5 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 3 Aug
  • £32.50-£42.50
Altrincham, Cheshire, UK

Inflatable 5K - Tatton (Cheshire) | 15K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 15 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £12.50-£22.50
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Inflatable 5K - Carlisle | 2.5K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 2.5 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £17.50-£27.50
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Inflatable 5K - Carlisle | 5K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 5 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £32.50-£42.50
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Inflatable 5K - Carlisle | 15K

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • 15 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £4-£5
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

3-1-5 National Fitness Day | Fun Run

A fast and flat course along the riverside.

  • 1 km road running
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £10
Frodsham, Cheshire, UK

Defeat Delamere | Mini-Miler

Defeat Delamere is BACK for 2024 with TWO new races!

  • 1 mile trail running
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £8
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

The 40th Great Cumbrian Run | Family Fun Run 1

The 40th Great Cumbrian Run has been Cumbria's leading half marathon since 1982! See you on the start line for this very special anniversary edition. It's going to be a great day.

  • 1.3 miles road running
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £10
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

The 40th Great Cumbrian Run | Family Fun Run 2

The 40th Great Cumbrian Run has been Cumbria's leading half marathon since 1982! See you on the start line for this very special anniversary edition. It's going to be a great day.

  • 2.8 miles road running
  • Sat 19 Oct
  • FREE
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails at Helvellyn | Helvellyn Fun Trails

Breathtaking scenery along trails through ancient woodlands and surrounded by some of the highest and most dramatic fells in the Lake District National Park.

  • 0.5 km trail running
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • FREE
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails at Ullswater | Ullswater Fun Trails

Stunning trail running on the eastern shores of Ullswater

  • 0.5 km trail running
  • Sun 27 Oct
  • £7-£9
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

Pendle Witches | Halloween Fun Run

Dress as your favourite witch or ghoul!

  • 1 mile road running

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