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Event

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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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Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Distance: 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 10 km

Come and join us on International Charles Darwin Day to celebrate his birthday, and where better than in the town of his birth - Shrewsbury. The event will be held at Shrewsbury Sports Village on the purpose built cycle track. The event will have chip timing so you don’t have to worry about counting laps, just enjoy the course and the company of the other runners. Half or full marathon and 10k. Very quick course.

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.

Distance: 10 km;10 km;>10 km;>10 km

Run in the footsteps of legends around the iconic sights of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.;Along a flat, smooth course, you’ll be inspired by the scenic waterways, green spaces and sporting venues including the London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.;Our 10K course has been completed more than 15,000 times since we established this monthly event in 2014 - by first-timers, beginners, long-time runners and elite 10,000m athletes. It’s here for everyone, whether you’re chasing a 10K personal best or simply aiming to complete the course - and our brilliant race day atmosphere, souvenir medals and goody bags will make it a race to remember.;Usually with around 500 runners per race, you’ll find you’ve all the space you need and plenty of other runners at your pace to get a great race experience.;We were the first to begin monthly 10K races around the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we’re proud to continue to offer the best value, chip-timed races on this brilliant course.;Start Time;09:30am

Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey

Distance: 26.2 miles;13.1 miles

A flat, fast and scenic out and back riverside half and full trail marathon, starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston Upon Thames. The routes will be very well marked and marshalled throughout, with spectacular views. Bespoke medal to all finishers.;The marathon meanders along the Thames Path out to the far side of Canbury Gardens, then returns along the trail as far as the Barn Elms Rowing Club, turning again out to the far side of Canbury Gardens, which is the final turnaround point before the finish at the YMCA.;The half marathon starts in the opposite direction, goes out to the Kew Gardens car park, where it turns towards Canbury Gardens, which is the final turnaround point before coming back to the to finish at the YMCA.

Bower Ashton, Bristol

Distance: 45 miles;30 miles

The Winter Green Man Ultra comes in two formats - the 45 mile distance and the 30 mile distance. Both races are held on the same course on the same day and have the same checkpoints and finish, just with differing start locations. The Green Man Ultra 45 is a very challenging full loop of the Community Forest Path, starting and finishing at Ashton Park School just outside the centre of Bristol. The Winter event will run in an anti-clockwise direction.

Challock, Kent

Distance: 4.37 mile loops;6 hours

We’re not hitting Book Day day exactly, but we’re close, and we’re using this theme mainly as the concept for the medal. Fancy dress is very much encouraged, though absolutely not compulsory, but if you’re looking for an excuse to dress up as one of your favourite characters then here it is! We’re using the very pleasant King’s Wood which is in the heart of Kent between Ashford and Canterbury. It’ll be a moderately challenging trail run as its not a flat place, but there are some lovely downhills to make up for the ups. Complete as many 4.37 mile loops as you wish within the 6 hour time limit.

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, and in 2019 it will raise both funds and awareness of Willowbrook Hospice for the good work it does.

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.

  

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