Running events calendar

Running events calendar

Runs for every type of runner - from small club runs to the biggest mass participation events in the world.

Running events in the UK

From parkruns to ultra runs in the mountains, there is no activity with such a huge variety of events as running and we've got 1000's listed here. Select your location for runs in your area, choose your distance or terrain below or scroll down for the UK's biggest events.

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Choose your distance or terrain

From short fun runs to ultra marathons, on or off-road.

5K runs

5K runs

Perfect events for parkrunners or first-timers as well as speed demons looking for a PB.

Find a local 5K
10K runs

10K runs

One of the most popular distances for runs and a great step towards a half marathon.

10K runs
10 mile runs

10 mile runs

10 mile runs have a legacy going back decades as a classic middle distance race.

10 milers
Half marathons

Half marathons

At half the ultimate running distance, 13.1-miles is a classic milestone for most runners.

Half marathons
Marathons

Marathons

The marathon is well established as the ultimate running distance. Find your 26.2-mile race here!

Marathons
Ultra runs

Ultra runs

Running anything longer than a marathon, an ultra is an endurance event like no other.

Ultra runs
Fun runs

Fun runs

Explore fun runs in the UK, including kids running races and free fun runs!

Run for fun
Charity runs

Charity runs

Find a local charity run or secure a charity place in the biggest runs in the UK.

Run for charity
Trail runs

Trail runs

Escaping to the trails has never been so popular - find your next off-road run right here.

Run the trails
Mud runs

Mud runs

Combine a serious endurance challenge with getting filthy just for the fun of it!

Mud runs
Obstacle races

Obstacle races

Combine running with obstacles and mud across distances from 3-15K.

Obstacles
Fell runs

Fell runs

Running up and down hills in some of the UK's most remote and rugged terrain.

Fell runs
Multi-terrain runs

Multi-terrain runs

Runs with a varied mix of road and off-road terrain over a range of distances.

Multi-terrain runs
Fixed time runs

Fixed time runs

Enjoy running without the pressure of a specific distance but for a set time, featuring 24-hour solo or relay events.

Fixed time runs
CaniCross

CaniCross

Enter an event with your four-legged friend and share the race experience!

Dog runs

Featured running events

What's hot in the world of running events.

Join Team Cats for an epic adventure across the South Coast and help make a better life for cats. Get a discounted entry today!
  • Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep
  • £22.50 + £360 fundraising
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

South Coast Ultra Challenge

Cats Protection

Join Team Cats for an epic adventure across the South Coast and help make a better life for cats. Get a discounted entry today!

  • Ultra run
Run Bournemouth provides the perfect opportunity to escape from it all and run along the beautiful and scenic South Coast during a weekend festival of running.
  • Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct
  • £13.50-£48.50
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Run Bournemouth

Run Bournemouth provides the perfect opportunity to escape from it all and run along the beautiful and scenic South Coast during a weekend festival of running.

  • Half marathon
  • 10K run
  • 5K run
  • Fun run 3
Round off the season with a flat and fast half on fully closed roads with some of the best crowd support around and receive your chunky medal near Old Trafford.
  • Sun 13 Oct
  • £20-£26
  • 1 charity
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Manchester Half Marathon

Round off the season with a flat and fast half on fully closed roads with some of the best crowd support around and receive your chunky medal near Old Trafford.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Probably the world’s favourite 10 mile running event with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed! Local supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way.
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • £43-£46
  • 16 charities
Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Great South Run

Probably the world’s favourite 10 mile running event with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed! Local supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way.

  • 10 miles road running
Thousands of runners (and walkers) of all abilities will tackle the flat, traffic-free course past the city's historic sites to a cracking Yorkshire atmosphere! Team relay challenge available too.
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • £65-£67
  • 5 charities
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Marathon

Thousands of runners (and walkers) of all abilities will tackle the flat, traffic-free course past the city's historic sites to a cracking Yorkshire atmosphere! Team relay challenge available too.

  • 26.2 miles road running
Take on a physical endurance race from the home of the British Army to the iconic finish line at HMS Warrior to honour the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.
  • Sat 9 Nov
  • £50-£80
Aldershot, Hampshire, UK

Race to Remember

Take on a physical endurance race from the home of the British Army to the iconic finish line at HMS Warrior to honour the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

  • Ultra run
  • Charity run
Experience the renowned atmosphere of the TCS London Marathon, the most popular marathon in the world, with its grand finale on The Mall itself! Charity places now available for 2025.
  • Sun 27 Apr 2025
  • £50-£100
  • 8 charities
London, UK

TCS London Marathon

Experience the renowned atmosphere of the TCS London Marathon, the most popular marathon in the world, with its grand finale on The Mall itself! Charity places now available for 2025.

  • 26.2 miles road running
Welcome to the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon which has become hugely popular, with thousands of runners of all abilities taking to the streets the city's most scenic countryside and outer suburbs.
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £61-£73
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon

Welcome to the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon which has become hugely popular, with thousands of runners of all abilities taking to the streets the city's most scenic countryside and outer suburbs.

  • 26.2 miles road running
Experience Edinburgh's festival of running on Bank Holiday weekend! With nine distances on offer there's something for everyone - come and smash your PB at the marathon, previously voted UK's fastest!
  • Sat 24 - Sun 25 May 2025
  • £12-£176
Edinburgh, UK

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Experience Edinburgh's festival of running on Bank Holiday weekend! With nine distances on offer there's something for everyone - come and smash your PB at the marathon, previously voted UK's fastest!

  • Marathon 2
  • Half marathon
  • 10K run
  • 5K run
  • Fun run 4
A South Downs Ultra Marathon steeped in history taking in Chichester coast and Arundel Castle. 100K and 50K trail routes, supported all the way, with a legendary basecamp overnight option.
  • Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jun 2025
  • £75-£165
Chichester, West Sussex, West Sussex, UK

Race to the King

A South Downs Ultra Marathon steeped in history taking in Chichester coast and Arundel Castle. 100K and 50K trail routes, supported all the way, with a legendary basecamp overnight option.

  • 100K ultra run
  • 50K ultra run 2
The UK's favourite ultra marathon along one of Britain's oldest paths. 100K and 50K trail routes, supported all the way, with a legendary basecamp overnight option.
  • Sat 12 - Sun 13 Jul 2025
  • £85-£255
Watlington, Oxfordshire, UK

Race to the Stones

The UK's favourite ultra marathon along one of Britain's oldest paths. 100K and 50K trail routes, supported all the way, with a legendary basecamp overnight option.

  • 50K ultra run 2
  • 100K ultra run 3

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

Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £23-£25
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

'Ruddy' Rothwell's Cakeathon | 5 Miles

Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.

  • 5 miles multi terrain running
Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £25-£27
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

'Ruddy' Rothwell's Cakeathon | 10 Miles

Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.

  • 10 miles multi terrain running
Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £28-£30
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

'Ruddy' Rothwell's Cakeathon | 15 Miles

Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.

  • 15 miles multi terrain running
Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £35-£37
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

'Ruddy' Rothwell's Cakeathon | 20 Miles

Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.

  • 20 miles multi terrain running
Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £39-£41
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

'Ruddy' Rothwell's Cakeathon | Marathon

Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.

  • 26.2 miles multi terrain running
Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £53-£55
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

'Ruddy' Rothwell's Cakeathon | Ultra (30 Miles)

Rothwell Cakeathon takes place within Rothwell Park - a race that ends with cake. Collect your cake, your finisher's medal and enjoy the beautiful Rothwell Park.

  • 30 miles multi terrain running
Explore the beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park, Helmsley and the Trans-Pennine Trail on this 6.7 mile looped course. Come for the scenic course, finisher's medal and well stocked aid stations!
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £23-£55
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Hey Up It's Helmsley'

Explore the beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park, Helmsley and the Trans-Pennine Trail on this 6.7 mile looped course. Come for the scenic course, finisher's medal and well stocked aid stations!

  • Trail run 2
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra run
Trail runs giving the chance to see the renowned routes of the Dark Skies Wild Night Run Series in daytime! Follow an undulating yomp through Surrey's rolling hills and the Denbies Estate.
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £8-£32
Dorking, Surrey, UK

Bright Skies Surrey Hills

Trail runs giving the chance to see the renowned routes of the Dark Skies Wild Night Run Series in daytime! Follow an undulating yomp through Surrey's rolling hills and the Denbies Estate.

  • Fun run 2
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • CaniCross 2
  • Half marathon
  • + 1 more race
Welcome to the stunning Sherwood Pines for an incredible day of running in the forest - whether it's your first event, you're going for a PB or if you just want a day in the forest with friends!
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £39.95-£49.95
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK

Rasselbock Marathon and Half Marathon

Welcome to the stunning Sherwood Pines for an incredible day of running in the forest - whether it's your first event, you're going for a PB or if you just want a day in the forest with friends!

  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
Your aim is to complete as many full laps of the 5K circuit through lovely parkland within a 6 or 3-hour time limit, as an individual or as part of a relay team of 2, 4 or 8 people.
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £18-£37
Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Wilmslow Relays and Ultra Challenge

Your aim is to complete as many full laps of the 5K circuit through lovely parkland within a 6 or 3-hour time limit, as an individual or as part of a relay team of 2, 4 or 8 people.

  • Multi-terrain run 2
10 running events in 10 days in the beautiful Suffolk countryside! Run 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon or an Ultra every day for 10 days in the 10th Anniversary of this unique endurance challenge!
  • Fri 26 Jul - Sun 4 Aug
  • £206-£340
Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

The Great Barrow Challenge | 10 in 10

10 running events in 10 days in the beautiful Suffolk countryside! Run 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon or an Ultra every day for 10 days in the 10th Anniversary of this unique endurance challenge!

  • 10 days trail running
Race through the beautiful grounds and surrounding area of stunning Leicestershire on an event of your choice from starter to elite then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.
  • Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jul
  • £28-£295
Grantham, Leicestershire, UK

Belvoir Castle Triathlon and Multisport Festival

Race through the beautiful grounds and surrounding area of stunning Leicestershire on an event of your choice from starter to elite then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.

  • Kids triathlon 4
  • Novice triathlon
  • Super sprint triathlon
  • Sprint triathlon 2
  • Olympic triathlon
  • + 14 more races
Enjoy a trip up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal this summer over a range of distances, all along the flat and even towpath. This event is perfect for runners of all abilities.
  • Sun 28 Jul
  • £14-£55
Shipley, West Yorkshire, UK

Sir Titus Summer Trot

Enjoy a trip up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal this summer over a range of distances, all along the flat and even towpath. This event is perfect for runners of all abilities.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • 10 miler
  • Half marathon
  • Trail run
  • + 2 more races
Following river trail paths, this half marathon goes through many of the key landmarks that have made the Royal Berkshire area so famous.
  • Sun 28 Jul
  • £33-£35
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK

The One to the Castle | Windsor

Following river trail paths, this half marathon goes through many of the key landmarks that have made the Royal Berkshire area so famous.

  • 13.1 miles road running
A well-established iconic Channel Isles event around the breathtaking coastline of Jersey, previously awarded the UK's 4th Best Trail Race and the World's 7th Most Beautiful Trail Race.
  • Sat 3 Aug
  • £40-£80
Saint Helier, Jersey

Round The Rock

A well-established iconic Channel Isles event around the breathtaking coastline of Jersey, previously awarded the UK's 4th Best Trail Race and the World's 7th Most Beautiful Trail Race.

  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra run
One of the country's most beautiful city runs taking in some of the most historic landmarks including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster, plus mini and junior runs.
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • £8-£38
York, North Yorkshire, UK

York 10K and Fun Runs

One of the country's most beautiful city runs taking in some of the most historic landmarks including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster, plus mini and junior runs.

  • 10K run
  • Fun run 2
Enjoy a summer run in Bingley this year through stunning Yorkshire countryside over a variety of terrain including sections of towpath, woodland and fields to finish with lots of lovely goodies.
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • £14-£41
Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK

Blimey it's Blistering at Bingley Again

Enjoy a summer run in Bingley this year through stunning Yorkshire countryside over a variety of terrain including sections of towpath, woodland and fields to finish with lots of lovely goodies.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Trail run
  • Marathon
Regent's Park is the perfect setting for a fast and traffic-free Sunday morning 10K. The course covers an accurately measured 10K route wholly within the park and attracts runners of all abilities.
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • £23-£25
London, UK

The One in the Park | Regents | Aug

Regent's Park is the perfect setting for a fast and traffic-free Sunday morning 10K. The course covers an accurately measured 10K route wholly within the park and attracts runners of all abilities.

  • 10 km road running
A major event in the East Anglian running calendar, attracting a large field of runners of all abilities to the winter residence of The Royal Family, to run a 24-hour race around the estate.
  • Fri 9 - Sun 11 Aug
  • FREE-£80
Sandringham, Norfolk, UK

Run Sandringham 24 and Mini Kid's Race

A major event in the East Anglian running calendar, attracting a large field of runners of all abilities to the winter residence of The Royal Family, to run a 24-hour race around the estate.

  • Fun run
  • Ultra run
Previously rated one of the top 10 UK marathons by Runners World! Stunningly scenic riverside routes along the Thames towpath. Flat, fast and very runnable with great support, medal and photo.
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • £28-£55
Richmond, UK

Thames Meander Summer

Previously rated one of the top 10 UK marathons by Runners World! Stunningly scenic riverside routes along the Thames towpath. Flat, fast and very runnable with great support, medal and photo.

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?
  • Sun 11 Aug
  • £42.40
Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK

The Drop | Glasgow

We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?

  • 10 miler
  • Multi-terrain run
A competitor-friendly event taking place on a picturesque course in the North of the Island, nestled between England and Ireland. The Half Marathon has been voted as one of the top 10 races in the UK!
  • Sun 11 Aug
  • £33-£38
Isle of Man, UK

Altenar Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon

A competitor-friendly event taking place on a picturesque course in the North of the Island, nestled between England and Ireland. The Half Marathon has been voted as one of the top 10 races in the UK!

  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
Run Miles. Drink cider. A half marathon where you sample different ciders along the way. Set amidst the beautiful Thames Valley where fitness and fun go together. It's a party from start to finish.
  • Sat 17 Aug
  • £30-£47
Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, UK

The Ciderthon Half Marathon & 5K

Run Miles. Drink cider. A half marathon where you sample different ciders along the way. Set amidst the beautiful Thames Valley where fitness and fun go together. It's a party from start to finish.

  • 5K run
  • Half marathon
Run as far as you can during the 4 or 6-hour event through Brandon Country Park in the very heart of Thetford Forest on a multi-terrain loop. Run, rest, then head out for more.
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £30-£35
Brandon, Suffolk, UK

The Suns on the Run

Run as far as you can during the 4 or 6-hour event through Brandon Country Park in the very heart of Thetford Forest on a multi-terrain loop. Run, rest, then head out for more.

  • Multi-terrain run 2
If you love mud and water but not monkey bars or big climbs, this one is for you. Fun elements include a massive ball pit, the famous MacTuff foam filled 'washing machine', a water slide and mud!
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £21.50-£34
Fife, UK

MacTuff Really Muddy Fife Scotland

If you love mud and water but not monkey bars or big climbs, this one is for you. Fun elements include a massive ball pit, the famous MacTuff foam filled 'washing machine', a water slide and mud!

  • Obstacle race
  • Mud run 2
A seriously flat and rapid course with downhill sections along the coast to finish in the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse with a grandstand finish!
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £33-£41.50
  • 8 charities
Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK

Scottish 10K

A seriously flat and rapid course with downhill sections along the coast to finish in the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse with a grandstand finish!

  • 10 km road running
A seriously flat and rapid point-to-point course with a downhill profile along the coast to finish in the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse with a grandstand finish!
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £41.50-£48.50
  • 8 charities
Tranent, East Lothian, UK

Scottish Half Marathon

A seriously flat and rapid point-to-point course with a downhill profile along the coast to finish in the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse with a grandstand finish!

  • 13.1 miles road running
Visiting the heartland of the Scottish Borders, runners and walkers will take to the Borders Abbey Way to complete the waymarked route as individuals, teams or a relay of four.
  • Sat 24 - Sun 25 Aug
  • £42-£400
Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK

Run the Borders

Visiting the heartland of the Scottish Borders, runners and walkers will take to the Borders Abbey Way to complete the waymarked route as individuals, teams or a relay of four.

  • 50K ultra run
  • Ultra run
  • Challenge walk
Interesting, scenic trail races with chip timing held at Callendar Park and woods for all abilities with a choice of distances and fantastic finishers medal.
  • Sun 25 Aug
  • £17-£23
Falkirk, UK

Falkirk Town Trail 10K & 5K

Interesting, scenic trail races with chip timing held at Callendar Park and woods for all abilities with a choice of distances and fantastic finishers medal.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
A family-friendly trail running festival for all ages and abilities with Devon's best trail routes at its heart - plus sea swims, swimruns, guided runs, yoga, music, speakers, local food and camping!
  • Fri 30 Aug - Sun 1 Sep
  • £20-£55
Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

Something Wild Festival

A family-friendly trail running festival for all ages and abilities with Devon's best trail routes at its heart - plus sea swims, swimruns, guided runs, yoga, music, speakers, local food and camping!

  • Trail run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sea swim
  • Sprint swimrun
  • + 5 more races