86 Runs in North West in May 2024

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The UK's Number 1 Mountain Festival! Sport, Speakers, Live Music, Activities, Good Times. A full multi-sport and entertainment festival with exciting new changes for 2024!
  • Fri 17 - Sun 19 May
  • £30
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Keswick Mountain Festival

The UK's Number 1 Mountain Festival! Sport, Speakers, Live Music, Activities, Good Times. A full multi-sport and entertainment festival with exciting new changes for 2024!

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • 50K ultra run
  • Fell run
  • + 12 more races
One of the UK’s longest established and most highly regarded half marathons, starting and finishing in this historic Roman/Medieval city. Come and celebrate over 40 years of running in Chester!
  • Sun 19 May
  • £6.60-£49
Chester, Cheshire, UK

Essar Chester Half Marathon and Fun Run

One of the UK’s longest established and most highly regarded half marathons, starting and finishing in this historic Roman/Medieval city. Come and celebrate over 40 years of running in Chester!

  • Half marathon
  • Fun run
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

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.

  • Fun run 2
The city’s original and best-loved running event! With a 10K or a half marathon distance to choose from, over 99% of Manchester runners say they’d recommend it to a friend.
  • Sun 26 May
  • £42-£49
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Great Manchester Run

The city’s original and best-loved running event! With a 10K or a half marathon distance to choose from, over 99% of Manchester runners say they’d recommend it to a friend.

  • Half marathon
  • 10K run
  • Sat 4 May
  • £10-£35
Kendal, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails in Staveley

Are you ready for the Sting in the Trail?

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon 2
  • Trail run 2
  • Sat 4 May
  • £40
Altrincham, Greater Manchester, UK

Legless 5K Beer Challenge

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

  • 5K run 5
  • Sun 5 May
  • £6.50-£25
Chorley, Lancashire, UK

Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run

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.

  • 10K run
  • Fun run
  • Sun 5 May
  • FREE-£33
Brampton, Cumbria, UK

RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon and 10 Mile Bergen Challenge

Trail Outlaws are delighted to be co-hosting the RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon and 10 mile Bergen Challenge.

  • 10 miler
  • Half marathon
  • Sun 5 May
  • £7-£35
Morecambe, Lancashire, UK

Morecambe Half Marathon & 5K

Get ready for a summer of racing with this 5k and Half Marathon event in Morecambe.

  • 5K run
  • Half marathon
  • Fri 10 May
  • £20-£34
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Brockholes Bimble

We PFW Running are holding this event in the stunning grounds of the Brockholes nature reserve in Preston.

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra run
  • Sat 11 May
  • £22-£24
Knutsford, Cheshire, UK

Tatton Park

Come and join RunThrough Events for the return of the Tatton 5k & 10k in 2024.

  • 10K run
  • 5K run
  • Sat 11 May
  • £17-£34
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Cottam Canter

Come and join PFW Running for a great day of running at the UCLAN sports arena in Cottam.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra run
  • Sat 11 May
  • £17
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Paws Dogs @ Dodd

This season Green Space Events have planned 3 events at Dodd Wood.

  • CaniCross 2
  • Sun 12 May
  • £20-£34
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Avenham Amble

Come and join PFW Running for a day of running around the stunning parklands of central Preston.

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra run
  • Sun 12 May
  • £7.50-£23
Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

Alderley Edge Bypass

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

  • Fun run
  • 10K run
  • Sun 12 May
  • £17
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Paws Whinlatter Tails: Seat How

If you are looking for a standard flat canicross course … this is not it!

  • CaniCross 2
  • Sat 18 May
  • £15-£55
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Greater Manchester Swim

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

  • Fun run 3
  • Sun 19 May
  • £6-£25
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

3-1-5 Birthday

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

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sun 19 May
  • £5.25-£15.60
Leyland, Lancashire, UK

Worden Park 10K and Fun Run

A picturesque course in and around Worden Park

  • Fun run
  • 10K run
  • Wed 22 May
  • £2-£6
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

The Fab 4 - Race 2

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!

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • Sat 25 May
  • £24-£28
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Run Aintree

Get involved in a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Sun 26 May
  • £26-£28
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Whinlatter Forest

The Challenging Whinlatter Forest is the venue for this Trail Half Marathon & 10k in 2024.

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Thu 30 May
  • £25
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

Run Media City

Come and join the next event in the 2024 Run Media City 5k & 10k Series.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Wed 1 May
  • £6-£7
Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

Rainow 5

The Rainow 5 is a small trail/fell race organised by a club member (Rachael Lawrance) and supported by the club (volunteers etc).

  • 5 miles fell running
  • Fri 3 May
  • £7-£9
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

Power of 5K

Exciting new fast, flat 5K race series.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 4 - Mon 6 May
  • £250-£300
Coniston, Cumbria, UK

SCARPA Great Lakeland 3Day

Since 1998, the SCARPA Great Lakeland 3Day™ has offered a 3-day challenge quite unlike any other.

  • 3 days fell running
  • Sat 4 May
  • £14.60-£22.65
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

It's a Piece of Cake 10K

Running and cake? What could be better? It’s a Piece of Cake 10K returns for 2024, and we can’t wait to see you all again!

  • 10 km road running
  • Sat 4 May
  • FREE
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

James’ Place Halewood 5K

The Knowsley Harriers AC have been putting on a free 5k monthly race since 2011.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sun 5 May
  • £20-£22
Chester, Cheshire, UK

Farndon 10K

Another classic Cheshire countryside road race brought back to the race calendar.

  • 10 km road running
  • Wed 8 May
  • £18-£22
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Carlisle City Urban Trail Run

This is a Fully Chip timed event

  • 10 km trail running
  • Sat 11 May
  • £95
Kendal, Cumbria, UK

Kendal to Preston Ultra 50

Welcome to the all new, awe-inspiring Kendal to Preston Ultra 50

  • 50 miles trail running
  • Sun 12 May
  • £16.50-£18.50
Chorley, Lancashire, UK

Yarrow River Bluebell 10K Trail Run

The Yarrow Bluebell is one of two races held in the Yarrow Country Park, Chorley.

  • 10 km trail 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
  • Thu 16 May
  • £17-£19
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Spring G&T Five

PFW Running has teamed up with Black Powder Gin to bring you our first G&T running event.

  • 5 miles multi terrain running
  • Fri 17 May
  • £13-£15
Chester, Cheshire, UK

Christleton 5K

Chester Tri Club are proud to be organising the Christleton 5K in 2024.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 18 May
  • £50
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

ASICS Windermere Marathon

Often described as the friendliest and most beautiful UK marathon.

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Sun 19 May
  • £28-£35
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Scorton Trail

Fylde Coast Runners and 3C's Sports & Leisure Tours are back for another Scorton Trail run for 2024.

  • 15 km trail running
  • Thu 23 May
  • £7
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Nicky Nook Fell Race

A new 5 mile fell race taking in the wonderful scenery around Scorton and Nicky Nook.

  • 5 miles fell running
  • Sat 25 May
  • £35
Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

Panopticons Ultra

Panopticons Ultra – a new point-to-point trail Ultra along the trails and varied ups and downs of East Lancashire, taking in the four art installations ‘The Panopticons’ by Mid Pennine Arts.

  • 52 km trail running
  • Sat 25 May
  • £15-£25
Preston, Lancashire, UK

Pilling 10K

Run on flat & quiet roads in the pretty village of Pilling.

  • 10 km road running
  • Tue 28 May
  • £21-£23
Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Quarry Bank Trail 10K

Run North West are delighted to announce the Quarry Bank Trail is now 10K!

  • 10 km trail running
  • Wed 29 May
  • £5-£7
Wirral, Merseyside, UK

Wirral Seaside 5K Run Series - Race 3

Wirral Seaside Runs is a series of six 5km races, organised by Pensby Runners.

  • 5 km road running
  • Fri 31 May
  • £20
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Stickle Grind 650

A serious struggle of will and lung capacity.

  • 2.4 km trail running

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