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Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire

Northern Jumble will start on Sunday, November 3rd 2019, in Slaithwaite (West Yorkshire).

Please find useful information regarding this event on the webpage: http://www.itsgrimupnorthrunning.co.uk/grim-up-north-running-events/event/northern-jumble-2019/id/75/do/details

133 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR

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.

Fleet Street, London

Distance: Secret Gin Runs

Join us as we celebrate London’s long-term thirst for gin on a fun 10k running tour of the Capital. We’ll stop at places that are key to London’s thirsty history with the juniper-flavoured stuff, and play gin-themed games along the route.;The tour runs at a number of dates between March and October and each has a pace guide to keep you in your comfort zone. This tour is Steady (usually run 10k in 65-75 minutes). Running is thirsty work, and everyone enjoys a well deserved gin and tonic at the end of the run from an authentic gin palace.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic, London

Distance: 5 km;10 km;>5 km;>10 km

We’re delighted to present the 2019 Run Through Chase the Sun series! We’re back mid-week, evening 5k and 10k events with some new venues, it is a battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. We will be back at one of the most popular Chase The Sun Series venues, the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Wednesday 11th September 2019.;Start Time;19:00pm

Yeovil, Somerset

Distance: 5 km

A series of 6 Summer evening races from the RNAS Yeovilton Air Station, Yeovilton. A fast, flat, accurate course, ideal for both a PB and the first time racer!

Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Distance: 5 km

A fast, flat 5k x 3 race series, in August and September, on Wednesday nights. On footpaths and cycle paths around Hatfield - free from traffic.

Saltram Park, Plymouth

Distance: 5 km

The Armada Network is once again organising a 5k (3.1 miles) Summer series of timed runs on the second Wednesday of the month. This is an event for all types of runner from the beginner up to the performance athlete looking for a fast time. Juniors are most welcome provided they are at least 11 on the day. The venue this year will again be Saltram Park by kind permission of the National Trust.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Harrogate Posh Plod will start on Sunday, November 10th 2019, in Harrogate (North Yorkshire).

Please find useful information regarding this event on the webpage: http://www.itsgrimupnorthrunning.co.uk/grim-up-north-running-events/event/harrogate-posh-plod/id/52/do/details

Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs, near Otley, North Yorkshire

Distance: 10 km laps

This involves everyone starting out on a 10k loop of Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs. After 4 laps the elimination laps start and the person last to finish the next lap will be eliminated. No one will be allowed to start on a new elimination lap until all the runners are home from the previous lap and one is eliminated. This will continue until there are just three runners left. They will then be allowed to continue until there is only one left. The last three standing will be awarded special prizes for their endurance.

Wickham, Hampshire

Distance: Wickham Torchlight 10k;Wickham Torchlight 5k;Wickham Torchlight 10k;Wickham Torchlight 5k

The night train to nowhere departs Wickham along the disused railway line at 7pm for an out and back 10k. Now known as the Meon Valley Trail, mostly under the cover of trees, the trail takes you out to Soberton, under the watchful eye of the ‘night birds’. There will if course, be a bespoke medal for all finishers!! Come on night owls, climb aboard, it’ll be a ‘hoot’.;Start Time;19:00pm

Helston, Cornwall

Distance: 3 day Individual Ticket;2 day Individual Ticket;>3 day Individual Ticket;>2 day Individual Ticket

New for 2019, this multi-day trail running adventure will explore the beautiful coastal trails of the South West Coast Path of Cornwall and nearby footpaths. There will be breath-taking views of the sea, guided runs, hashing trails, entertainment, storytelling, local Cornish pub food, cosy accommodation and of course, lots of fun! All you have to do is turn up and run!;Your running adventure (2 or 3 day options) will begin on Friday evening, with a 10k night run around Loe Pool. Saturday morning you’ll head off along the coast path for about 20k, to The Lizard, England’s most Southerly point. On Sunday, the 3-day adventurers will join the local Hash House Harriers and head out onto the trails around the Porthleven.;Start Time;17:00pm

Dorsett City Hotel, Aldgate High St, London

Distance: 10 km Run Tour

Join a dark 10k running tour about the tragic murders in Whitechapel in 1888. As we jog through the back-alleys of East London, you’ll be transported back to Victorian London at the time of the Whitechapel murders. You’ll visit the crime scenes and places where key evidence was collected, learn about the police investigation, the role of the press and then (literally) run through an array of suspects: Who was Jack the Ripper?;Each tour has a guide pace to keep you in your comfort zone. This tour is ‘Steady’ for those who usually run 10k in 65-75 minutes. Of course, the tour will take much longer than that as we stop for history, evidence and theories along the route.

Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire

Distance: Midweek Mince Pie 5k;Midweek Mince Pie 5k

Come and enjoy a festive 5k run along the beautiful Meon Valley trail, followed by a well earned mince pie (GF option will be available) and a glass of prosecco or a cup of hot mulled wine. The run will start and finish at the Community Centre in Wickham, in Hampshire. Festive fancy dress is encouraged but not essential. This is not a Santa run.;Start Time;19:00pm

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Distance: 2.8 mile loop;6 hours

The 2.8 mile off-road loop means your race can be just under 5k or even over 50k and anywhere in between. You decide how many laps you’re going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you’re looking to cover a marathon distance you’ll need to complete 10 laps and a half marathon will be 5 laps. The course is predominately flat with a very definite up and down section! Each lap has around 170ft of elevation.

Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival 2019 will start on Saturday, November 16th 2019, in Kirkstall, Leeds (West Yorkshire).

Please find useful information regarding this event on the webpage: http://www.itsgrimupnorthrunning.co.uk/grim-up-north-running-events/event/kirkstall-abbey-trail-running-festival-2019/id/76/do/detail


nr Otley, North Yorkshire

The Grim Four By Four (November) will start on Thursday, November 21st 2019, in nr Otley (North Yorkshire).

Please find useful information regarding this event on the webpage: http://www.itsgrimupnorthrunning.co.uk/grim-up-north-running-events/event/the-grim-four-by-four-2019/id/85/do/detail


National Water Sports Centre, Nottinham

Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, 1 Mile will start on Saturday, November 30th 2019, in National Water Sports Centre (Nottinham).

Please find useful information regarding this event on the webpage: https://www.time2runevents.co.uk/info2.cfm?info_id=225058


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