Running Events for 2023/24

Participation is everything ! Get fit, challenge yourself, raise awareness and funds for our great cause.

Leeds Marathon – 12th May 2024

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The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will see 7,777 participants take on a brand new route through Leeds that starts and finishes at Headingley Stadium. Taking in some of Leeds’ most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will be a fitting tribute to the city that launched Rob’s career and which he calls home.

This is an event that truly is for everyone, so whether you are an experienced runner or have never thought about running an event before, we welcome all abilities to join us in 2023 for this very special event.

Edinburgh Half Marathon & Marathon – 26th May 2024

Edinburgh Half Marathon REGISTER

Edinburgh Marathon REGISTER

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.

The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.

Great Manchester Run 10K & Half - May 26th 2024

It’s a run for everyone, of all ages and abilities, whether you’re just beginning your running journey, or conquering your 50th half marathon. So whether you do it to hit a fitness goal, to do something incredible for charity, to hear thousands of strangers cheering you on, or simply for fun, take your place on the start line and experience it all for yourself. It’s an experience like no other, be part of it!

Inflatable 5K (Liverpool) - June 8th 2024

Get ready to bounce your way through The World’s BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

The excitement has been pumped up to the MAX, you’ll be jumping, sliding, and bouncing your way to the finish line like never before.

So grab your friends, lace up your trainers, and get ready for the ultimate inflatable adventure!

Run Media City 5K & 10K - June 27th 2024

Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

The race involves laps, the course is flat and quick. There will be 2 lap for the 5k, 4 laps for the 10k. The course follows the paths and pavements inside the centre of media city. This is not a closed road race. Each kilometre will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to encourage you on your way to the finish line.

Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half - July 21st 2024

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Inflatable 5K (Cheshire) - August 3rd 2024

Get ready to bounce your way through The World’s BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

The excitement has been pumped up to the MAX, you’ll be jumping, sliding, and bouncing your way to the finish line like never before.

So grab your friends, lace up your trainers, and get ready for the ultimate inflatable adventure!

Leeds Running Festival 5K 10K Half - August 18th 2024

Take the opportunity to run a chip timed 5k, 10k or Half Marathon around the beautiful Roundhay Park in Leeds on Sunday 18th August 2024. Roundhay Park in Leeds is one of the biggest city parks in Europe. It covers more than 700 acres of beautiful parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens owned by Leeds City Council – creating the perfect setting for a Sunday morning run!

Cheshire Half Marathon - September 8th 2024

This spectacular 13.1 mile challenge set in the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall. Run along rural closed roads on a notoriously flat and fast route, this is the perfect opportunity to achieve a personal best! This intimate location is oozing with historical charm.

This notoriously flat and fast course provides the perfect opportunity to a personal best race over the half marathon distance in 2024. Open to runners of all abilities.

Manchester Half Marathon - October 13th 2024

This inaugural half marathon sees runners take on generous, closed roads across the towns of Old Trafford, Stretford & Brooklands, with the promise of great support and an abundance of entertainment en route.

The Manchester Half Marathon hosts a very flat course, perfect for smashing personal bests but also the ideal route for those new to half marathons and charity runners. There is a lovely 2-mile flat finish that brings you to the conclusion of the event at Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club.

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