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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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Saltburn, North Yorkshire

Distance: 26.2 miles

The Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series comprises 7 beautiful and challenging trail marathons, half-marathons and 10ks based in various different locations around the North York Moors.

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

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

A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during the Winter and run this event with us around the beautiful Wollaton Park, in Nottingham. There will be loads of great entry benefits and a load of fun, smiles, hugs and high fives along the way. So come on, let’s do this! Secure your place today!;Our Winter Warmer Runs are proud to support the Charity Shelter, and our goal is to help raise awareness and funds for them.;Start Time;10:00am

Trafalgar Square, London

Distance: 10 km

Conquer the Winter cold and run this iconic 10k through the closed-road streets of central London. Starting from Trafalgar Square, run through the heart of the Capital, taking in its most stunning landmarks along the way plus loads of wintery surprises - party with penguins, hug a polar bear, and enjoy live music, during and after the run. Brave the elements for an experience akin to running in a Winter wonderland, and raise vital funds to help beat cancer sooner!

Worthing, West Sussex

Distance: 13.1 miles, 10 km, 1 mile

The Worthing Running Festival consists of the Worthing Half, Worthing 10000 and Worthing Mini Mile. Super fast, closed road, flat course by the sea. Half marathon runners navigate their way round the town for several miles before heading out West along the seafront and returning back along the promenade. Perfect pre-London, Brighton and other Spring marathon.

Wimbledon Common, London

Five miles, every second Sunday of the month, on Wimbledon Common. This low key run provides a perfect way to start your Sunday - a beautiful route over Wimbledon Common where you’ll have a lovely run, and earn a good breakfast afterwards.

Gravesend, Kent

Distance: 3.74 mile loops;6 hours

We thought it would be fun to celebrate being British! It’s something that we as a nation aren’t always terribly good at, so here’s an excuse to don the red, white and blue! The event will be a six hour timed challenge event based out of the Cyclopark Complex at Gravesend (although the 3.74 mile loop won’t actually be in the Cyclopark are,a we’re just using their facilities and parking) and the route will be a mixture of trail, bike paths and tarmac, not flat but not too hilly either before you panic! 3.74 mile loops.

Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain

Distance: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle, 13.1 mile run

The balearic island of Mallorca is well known as a training paradise for triathletes from all over the World. The event location, Alcúdia, is one of the most celebrated towns of Mallorca, with more than 30k of the coastline made up of lovely fine sand beaches, steep cliffs and secluded coves of great beauty. The unique destination has activities for all tastes and uncommonly rich landscapes, marked by the intense blue of the Mediterranean Sea. A beautiful course through scenic villages with incredible views.


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