No matter if you’re looking for a PB, scenery, a race with a story or a new year boost, you’ll find an invigorating challenge among these top five 10K races taking place in the UK.
1 PB AND COASTAL RUN
MCCAIN YORKSHIRE COAST 10KM
WHERE: Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK
WHEN: Sunday, 11th October 2015
This one offers a breathtaking coastal route, which is also a good one for PB chasers since it has only 10m of elevation throughout. Family and supporters can join in by doing the fun run. The course is marshalled throughout and spectator-friendly. T-shirts, music and refreshments greet you at the finish, as well as prize money for podium winners! Fun Run winners receive medals.
For more info visit: yorkshirecoast10k.co.uk
2 NIGHT RUN
LIFE STYLE SPORTS RUN IN THE DARK 10K SERIES
WHERE: London, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Cork
WHEN: 11th November 2015
Along with runners in 30 countries all over the world, race through the night with friends or alone to help raise funds for the Mark Pollock Trust which funds research into spinal paralysis. Join thousands of people in one of the UK’s largest cities, wearing a flashing armband and lighting the night sky. This event guarantees an electric atmosphere and high motivation because you’ll be running in sync with thousands of people worldwide.
For more info visit: runinthedark.org
3 PB AND SCENIC RUN
DORSET CHRISTCHURCH 10K
WHERE: Stanpit, Christchurch, UK
WHEN: 18th October 2015
The scenic route leads you along Avon Beach and through the Steamer Point Nature Reserve. Fast and mostly flat, you’ll run along the seafront – the breathtaking sea views will refresh you and increase your motivation! Enjoy the atmosphere of this running festive day – you can choose among a half and full marathon, 5k and a family fun run. Medical support, event timing, refreshments, post-event massage and toilets available.
4 RURAL AND HISTORIC RUN
LAMBERHURST NEW YEAR’S DAY 10K
WHERE: Lamberhurst, Kent, UK
WHEN: 1st January 2016
This is a great opportunity for those who want to seal their commitment to fitness in the new year. The Lamberhurst 10K is a wonderful race through picturesque Kent countryside. You’ll start with a sharp ascent then level out as you run through pine woods towards and around Scotney Castle, a National Trust treasure! Finish line goodies, a medal and a festive nip will warm you up quickly. There’s a children’s race and 5K as well.
5 HILLY RUN
NEWICK WILL PAGE 10K
WHERE: Newick, East Sussex, UK
WHEN: 30th August 2015
You’ll have to pace yourself on this undulating 10K, which is tinged with sadness – it was introduced 22 years ago to fund a programme for the Sports Pavilion extension on George V Playing Field, Newick. Will Page, a keen runner and sportsman, was just starting to organize the event when he tragically died in a road accident. The race went ahead in Will’s name and has been held every year since then. It’s a race to remember and one worth joining and supporting.
For more info visit: newickwillpage10k.org.uk