UK Running Events & Marathon Calendar


Whether you’re looking to push yourself with 5k, a half marathon (UK) or even a full marathon, find out about the running event (or events, if you’re feeling brave) that suits you with our UK Marathons running calendar. Big runs are also great for family events so you can get the family together! With resilience, we know you’ll have the heart to take on a challenge!

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Take on a challenge with UK Marathons

If you’re looking to achieve something big, push yourself and build up mental resilience, a big run can be a great way to do this. By training and practicing, staying hydrated and eating well, taking on a run can give you the push you need to exercise your new found resilience! With our simple guide to race day, we talk hydration and nutrition. Our Buxton guide is there to support you so you can build your mental resilience for your run with ease!

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UK Marathons – Where and When?

We’ve put together a quick UK Marathon Calendar of the marathon events in, including their dates and where they are. Find out what events are out there and which ones you can make it to.

The London Marathon

The TCS London Marathon is the biggest UK Marathon event – are you ready for the challenge? Find out all you need to know about this 26.2-mile event below:

Where: City of London

Start: Greenwich (from either a blue, green or red start line)

Finish: Buckingham Palace

Length: 26.2 miles

Whether you’re taking part for yourself or for charity, we would love to see you get involved and take up the challenge! Click to find out How to Enter the London Marathon.

Vitality 10k

Get involved in the Vitality 10k run! Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned runner, this early summer you can get involved and challenge yourself with this 10k run and they’re looking to celebrate you! Find out all you need below:

Where: City of London

Route: An iconic course through central London (including Big Ben and Westminster Abbey)

Length: 10k (6.2 miles)

What you get: A finishers medal and New Balance T-Shirt!

At the end, you’re able to relax and enjoy with your family and friends at the Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park! If this looks like your ideal run, join the Vitality 10k!

Vitality Westminster Mile

Join the Vitality Westminster Mile! This mile-long run is great for a range of abilities: families, adults, parkrun and many more! Depending on your group, you’ll be in different ‘waves’ so your start times will differ.

Where: City of London

Start: The Mall

Finish: Buckingham Palace

Length: 1 mile

At the end, you can grab yourself a souvenir medal to mark the special occasion!

Standard Chartered Great City Race

Connect with your colleagues outside of work with a fun running challenge! In our UK Marathon Calendar 2022, we have the Standard Chartered Great City Race. Weave through the City of London and get your heart racing. It’s also perfect for a company fundraiser! Find out about London’s premier 5k corporate running event below:

Where: City of London

Start: St. Paul’s Cathedral

Finish: The Bank of England

Length: 5k (3.1 Miles)

The Vitality Big Half

Grab your running shoes and your fun ‘fits! If you’re looking for a UK marathon, the half marathon (UK) from the Vitality Big Half is the perfect option for challenging yourself in an unmissable festival atmosphere.

Where: City of London

Start: Tower Bridge

Finish: Cutty Sark in Greenwich

Length: 13.1 Miles

30 UK Marathon Events

Looking for an alternative UK Marathon event? We’ve made a list of more big runs in and outside London. Some events even take place on multiple dates! Take a look at our list below:

  1. RunThrough chase the moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k – London
  2. Testway Ultra – Hampshire
  3. The Fox Half Marathon – Guildford
  4. Kew Gardens 10k – Surrey
  5. St Albans 10k – Hertfordshire
  6. Putney & Fulham Half Marathon – Greater London
  7. Porsche Brooklands Colour Me Krazy 5k Run, Walk or Dance – Surrey
  8. Birmingham Running Festival – Sutton Coldfield
  9. Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Edinburgh
  10. Alcester Summer 10k – Alcester
  11. North Downs Way Marathon or Half Marathon – Surrey
  12. Frome Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Family Fun Run – Frome
  13. The Big Pilgrimage – Southampton
  14. Wye Valley Trail Race – Monmouthshire
  15. Trail Mapledurham – Reading
  16. Cheltenham Half Marathon, 10k & Community Mile – Cheltenham
  17. Brecon Beacons Trail Race Festival: Mountain Marathon, Trail Half, 10k, 5k & Kids 1 Mile – Brecon
  18. South Manchester Triathlon – Wilmslow
  19. The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon – Kingston Upon Thames
  20. Devil's Punchbowl Night 10k – Surrey
  21. Chepstow Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – Monmouthshire
  22. Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half – Merseyside
  23. Richmond Air 10k @ Kew Gardens – Richmond
  24. Hampton Court Palace 10k – East Moseley
  25. Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – Newbury
  26. Burrator 10k – Yelverton
  27. Hillsborough Castle Running Festival – Hillsborough
  28. Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – Taporley
  29. Eastnor Castle Mud Bath – Ledbury
  30. TATTON PARK 10K - Knutsford

Believe it or not, there are even more events for you to look at. Take a look at the more events on Find a Race!

Preparing for a Run

If you’re going to one or more of these UK marathons or big races this year, you’ll need to be prepared. We’ve put together an important guide on how to stay hydrated on race day. Of course, resilience is key, practice makes perfect and staying hydrated it key when you’re running!

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We hope our UK Marathon Calendar was helpful. Whether you’re Team Buxton or running on your own accord, stay hydrated on your chosen run. And most of all, have fun!

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