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If you're looking for a new challenge, join our team for one of the great running events below. If you're lucky enough to have your own place in a race, you can still run for Carers UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. would love to hear from you

We'll give you all the training advice you need and we'll be there supporting you every step of the way, to the finish and beyond.

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Run a Marathon

Greater Manchester Marathon 5 April 2020

Manchester Marathon

Take on the UK'S flattest and fatest course! This is a fantastic race for all abilities starting at White City Arch, with the world-famous backdrop of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. All while receiving incredible mancunian support. 

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Brighton Marathon 19 April 2020 

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With a stunning backdrop of the sea in one of the country's most vibrant cities, the race gets bigger and better every year. Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront.

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Edinburgh Marathon 24 May 2020

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Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival! This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

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Run a Half Marathon

London Landmarks Half Marathon 29 March 2020 

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This event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, you will get to explore the capital on a route like no other.

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Paris Half Marathon 1 March 2020

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One of the best overseas half marathons for UK runners to take part in! Whether you’re still a bit of a running newbie or a total tarmac addict, the Semi-Marathon is just the right length. That’s why over 40,000 people register every year to pound the streets of the world’s fashion capital…

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Hampton Court Palace 15 March 2020

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Starting on the front courtyard of Hampton Court Palace, and finishing in the Palace Gardens, this is a running experience not to be missed! Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opportunity to run a personal best but to visit and run inside one of the UK’s major tourist attractions.

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 Hackney Half 17 May 2020 

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East London's creative spirit inspires our second year of celebrating a festival of fitness with Virgin Sport Hackney!

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Royal Parks 11 October 2020

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This is a spectacular Half Marathon in central London – the first and only one of its kind. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

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Hull Half Marathon 19 April 2020: Learn more here

Leeds Half Marathon 10 May 2020: Learn more here

Wales Half Marathon 5 July 2020: Learn more here


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Run a 10K

Brighton 10K 19 April 2020

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The Brighton 10K allows those who prefer a shorter distance the opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere and roaring crowds of Brighton Marathon Weekend.This fast and flat course winds through the iconic city centre before finishing on the seafront. 

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ASICS London 10K 5 July 2020

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Virgin Sport and ASICS are teaming up and returning to central London next summer with a brand-new look for the ultimate street party. With entertainers, DJs, cheering fans and more at every kilometre - it’s a true celebration of fitness.

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ASDA Foundation 10K Series

Hull 19 April 2020: Learn more here 

GEAR 3 May 2020: Learn more here 

Lincoln 14 June 2020: Learn more here 

Leeds 5 July 2020: Learn more here 

York 2 August 2020: Learn more here 

Sheffield 27 September 2020: Learn more here 


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Run a 5K

Victoria Park 5K 7 March 2020: Learn more here 

Edinburgh 5K 23 May 2020: Learn more here 

Wales 5K 5 July 2020: Learn more here 


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Obstacle Races

Rough Runner - Across the UK 2020

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CREATED BY RUNNERS. INSPIRED BY GAME SHOWS. MADE FOR EVERYONE. Obstacles inspired by TV game shows like Gladiators, Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior.

Get your team together and sign up for a perfect blend of challenge and entertainment.

Course Options: 5K, 10K and 15K 

  • 18-19 April: London South 
  • 23-24 May: Oxfordshire 
  • 20th-21 June: Salford Quays, Manchester 
  • 11-12 July: Birmingham 
  • 5-6 September: London North 

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Spartan Series 2020

Spartan

The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan Race provides a proving ground for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways across the world.

Sprint: 5km, 20+ Obstacles

Super: 13km, 25+ Obstacles

Beast: Half Marathon, 30 Obstacles 

  • 18-19 April: South East
  • 24 May: Ireland 
  • 20-21 June: Wales
  • 11-12 July: Midlands
  • 19-20 September: Scotland
  • 10-11 Oct: Windsor 

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