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Looking for a race? Looking to publicise an event? Aiming to raise some charity cash? Well you've come to the right place. Whatever you want you'll find it here or you can get your event in front of thousands of people looking to run. Whether its Road Running, Trail, Triathlon, Ultra, Duathlon, SwimRun, Aquathon, Obstacle Course or Swimming this is the place to check out the details so you can enter and compete, raise money for a charity or just find an event to challenge yourself.

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Date

Event

Location

Halewood, Merseyside

Distance: 5 km

A free 5k monthly race which aims is to give runners of all abilities the opportunity to test themselves over the 5k distance in a fully licensed race over an accurately measured course. The race is held over a fast, flat all tarmac surface with PB potential. This is an out and back route down the Liverpool Loop Line from Knowsley Harriers AC HQ - a traffic free route with marshals and a lead bike.;This race is held on the first Saturday of each month.

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Distance: 5 km, 1500m

A monthly time trial race held usually on the first Saturday. Race HQ is the Cricket Pavilion, Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. Changing, showers, refreshments available. There is also a 1500m Fun Run for children of all ages, which starts straight after the main race.

133 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR

09:15
Road
Distance: 10 miles

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

The Grand, 29 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BS

18:00
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

290, High Street Cheltenham, GL50 3HQ

18:00
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

25 Bridge Street Row, Chester, CH1 1NW

18:15
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

18, Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JE

18:00
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

55 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AA

18:30
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

16 Station Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1UE

18:30 
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

261, Otley Road, West Park, Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5LQ

18:00
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

12, Boar Lane Leeds LS1 6EN

18:00
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

286-288, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 3NA

18:30
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

46 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TF

19:00 
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

Bute Park, Cardiff

Distance: 10 km x 4 races

Get down and dirty by taking part in a Pretty Muddy Race for Life event this year. This is a 10k mud run where women of all abilities climb, jog and walk all over cancer – it can be as challenging as you want to make it! Enter now and show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

Bute Park, Cardiff

Distance: 5 km x 4 races

Get down and dirty by taking part in a Pretty Muddy Race for Life event this year. It’s a 5k mud run where women of all abilities climb, jog and walk all over cancer – it can be as challenging as you want to make it! Enter now and show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

Bute Park, Cardiff

Distance: 5 km x 2 events

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends, all the while helping raise valuable funds for life-saving research.;All of our Pretty Muddy Kids events are approximately 5km. At the majority of venues, there will be a shortcut available at approximately 2km or 3km, which will lead back to the finish line.

Cheadle, Greater Manchester

Distance: 5 km

A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park in Cheadle, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

Halewood, Merseyside

Distance: 5 km

A free 5k monthly race which aims is to give runners of all abilities the opportunity to test themselves over the 5k distance in a fully licensed race over an accurately measured course. The race is held over a fast, flat all tarmac surface with PB potential. This is an out and back route down the Liverpool Loop Line from Knowsley Harriers AC HQ - a traffic free route with marshals and a lead bike.;This race is held on the first Saturday of each month.

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Distance: 5 km, 1500m

A monthly time trial race held usually on the first Saturday. Race HQ is the Cricket Pavilion, Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. Changing, showers, refreshments available. There is also a 1500m Fun Run for children of all ages, which starts straight after the main race.

133 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR

18:45
Road
Distance: 5k

Free, fun, friendly run! Come along, join in and enjoy. Once you’ve completed 5 runs, you will get your free SRG t-shirt, which we’d love you to wear every week!
Running with SRG, is about more than just putting on a pair of running shoes and going out of the door, it’s about being part of a community, where every member motivates each other to achieve their personal fitness goals and its absolutely FREE!.
If you’re new to running, SRG is the perfect place to start – whatever your pace – no-one gets left behind. For more experienced runners, SRG gives you the chance to be involved with a fun and friendly group and to share your experience and enthusiasm with others – oh and to squeeze another 5k in to your running week.
The real reward is getting fit, but each week you run with your SRG you’ll get a stamp on your SRG card to earn running rewards throughout the year.
Your reward card lasts for 52 weeks from your first run with us. After 5 weeks you’ll get your official SRG t-shirt, at 10 weeks you can choose between technical running socks or a SRG Headhog; run with us for 35 weeks and we’ll give you a £35 voucher to spend in store; make it to 45 runs and there’s another treat in store and at 52 runs we’ll give you a really special reward.

  

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