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Peckham Rye Park, London

Distance: 10 km

A swift 3 1/3 laps, PB potential course around Peckham Rye Park. A great setting and friendly atmosphere.This event has a new Sunday slot and 10am start time for 2020.;Start Time;10:00am

Hope Street, Liverpool

Distance: 10 km, 5 km, 1 km

A race where everybody is welcome – whether you’re a jogger, a plodder or a speedy club runner. Every year we get lots of first timers, so whether you plan to start towards the front and whizz around, or stay back and take your time to enjoy the scenery, all abilities are very welcome. The 10k route is unbelievably flat! We start in front of the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral on Hope Street, and finish on Princes Avenue, and this year there will be more bands than ever around the route. 5k and 1k kids’ races.

Bridport, Dorset

Distance: 13.1 miles 10 km, 5 km

The very popular Bridport Half marathon, 5k & 10k will return in 2020 with all routes again starting and finishing at Bridport football club, just next to St Mary’s field, on the western edge of Bridport. The Half and 10k will be open to traffic, however the run is on wide pavements and cycle-paths, making this a safe, scenic route around Bridport town. And the medal at the end will make you smile! The 5k run will follow the quieter roads around the town, and because we want to encourage as many people to run as possible (Including children) it is an easy 2.5k lap (x2), on wide pavements or through parks, so super safe.;Start Time;09:30am

Madeira Drive, Brighton

Distance: 5 km, 10 km, 21 km

Sarting from an iconic spot under the arches of Brighton’s Madeira Drive., the 5k and 10k events will have the ‘fun run’ feel, with the emphasis on enjoyment and fun, but with chip timing for those who want to know if they’ve improved. The Half Marathon, for athletes who want to stretch themselves, will follow most of the same course but extend out along Madeira Drive.;Run, dance, sing your way around the beachfront course to a variety of musical genres, and combine two of Brighton’s biggest loves - music and running.​

Eleftheria Square, Rhodes, Greece

Distance: Marathon;Half Marathon;10 km;5 km;Marathon;Half Marathon;>10 km;>5 km

Join us for the annual International Roads to Rhodes Marathon in April, and experience all the ancient and medieval history of the island. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and kids’races. All the races will start and finish in Eleftherias Square, in Rhodes centre.;The route will be cyclical by the seaside in the North part of Rhodes city, and will arrive in the City centre to a festive atmosphere.;The Rhodes marathon has the official approval of AIMS, which ensures the validity and the international recognition of the race.;Start Time;07:30am

Quibell Park, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Distance: 13.1 miles

A fabulous half marathon organised by runners for runners. 2019 will be the 8th time this flat, fast and friendly half marathon has been held. Many runners turn up and achieve either a personal or season’s best on this fabulous course. Chip timing, event medal, technical tee shirt, extensive prize pool, free parking, and great spectator support! This race just keeps on giving.

Plympton, Devon

Distance: 5 mile laps;12 hours;24 hours;36 hours

The Hope Trail Festival is a special event for many reasons. Located in Newnham Park, in Plympton, in Devon, a private estate, the event provides a friendly atmosphere for runners to get together and challenge themselves to achieve their own targets. With five different races to choose from there is something for everyone. Our three main races are all based on a 5-mile trail course in this stunning estate, and are open to solo runners or teams of 2-8, over a 12, 24 or 36 hour period.;In addition we also have two children’s races that take place on the morning of the Saturday, and a single lap 5 mile version for those that find the thought of 24 hours too daunting.


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