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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

26, Winchester Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7DZ

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.

723 Wimborne Road Bournemouth BH9 2AX

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.

36, Trinity St. Cambridge, CB2 1TB

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.

7, Cherry Tree Centre, Market St. Huddersfield, HD1 2ET

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.

Elder Gate, The Portway, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN

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.

Elder Gate, The Portway, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN

18:30
Road
Distance: 10k

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.

37-39 Church St. Sheffield, S1 2GL

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.

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16 Castlegate, Clitheroe, BB7 1AZ

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.

184, Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London, SW14 8AN

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.

133 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR

18:45
Road
Distance: 8K

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.

106, London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9AJ

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.

55 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AA

09:30
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.

Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland

Distance: 10 km

Run Northumberland’s most popular 10k race takes place once again at the Cragside Estate in Rothbury, a National Trust venue. The course includes a 4k climb from 3.7k to 7.7k (climbing almost 100m), coming back down to the finish outside the visitor centre. Don’t miss this challenging race, which is full of views of the hills, picturesque lakes and woodland within the Estate.

Kielder, Northumberland

Distance: 100 km;50 km;32 km

An ultra running event based in the vast expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland…from lakeshore to heather moorland, beautiful trails and superb scenery.;The Park spans 600 square kilometres and is home to the largest forest in England and the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. The area features mile upon mile of purpose-built trails and moorland. Add to this a few little unique features and this is an ultra trail run like no other. 100k and 50k and 32k races.

Walton on Thames, Surrey

Distance: 3.28 mile laps;5/6/7 hours

The Ten in Ten (TiT) Run Series returns for 2020 and will be held from Saturday 4 April through to Easter Monday 13 April, from our Thames Path location in Walton on Thames, in Surrey.;As the name suggests this is a series of 10 consecutive running events held over 10 consecutive days where you choose - from 5k to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like each day. The laps will mostly be based around a 3.28 mile out and back series of routes along the beautiful river Thames, but will vary in length on some days. The runs are 5, 6 or 7 hour timed events, dependant on distance entered. We welcome all abilities of runner - complete one lap on any day and you’re both a finisher for that day and a winner in our eyes.

Walton on Thames, Surrey

Distance: 5.3 km;5, 6 or 7 hours

The first ever 20in20 in the UK - the TwiT - is a go! As a special one off our 20in20 (TwiT) will run from Saturday 4 April, all the way to Thursday 23 April, and will be based from our Thames Path location in Walton on Thames, running in parallel with the Ten in Ten.;As the name suggests this is a series of 20 consecutive running events held over 20 consecutive days, where you can complete as many, or as few, 5.3km, 3.28 mile laps as you like each day. The laps will based around our standard out and back series of routes along the beautiful River Thames. The runs are 5, 6 or 7 hour timed events and we welcome absolutely all abilities of runner - complete one lap on any day and you’re both a finisher for that day and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can go in the full time limit. Then come back and do it all over again and again and again and again and again - you get the idea

Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland

Distance: 5 km

Don’t miss this new race which is full of views of the hills and the picturesque lakes and woodland within the Cragside Estate. The course includes a gradual climb for the first 1km, then a loop within the Estate before a nice 2km return, coming back down to the finish outside the visitor centre.

Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland

Distance: 2 km

New for 2020, bring the whole family along and complete our 2km loop around Tumbleton Lake! This fully marshalled route is suitable for the whole family to take part in.

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.

  

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