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8 running races you can still sign up to in 2020

Written by: Rosie Murfin 13 October 2020

We've been gutted to miss out on attending so many events in 2020 but do not despair! There are still plenty you can make it along to before Christmas!

1. Exmoor Trail Running Challenge

17 October 2020, Exmoor

Distance: 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra (52K)

An outstanding trail awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park, in the famous Lorna Doone valley. A National Trust property with  four trail routes planned out for you. Which take in the best of the Exmoor National Park. You’ll be facing beautiful trails along river laden valley floors and wooded valley, before bursting out on to one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in the country.

2. Run Though, Alexandra Palace.

25 October 2020, London

Distance: 10k

Our friends at RunThrough are returning with a 10k in London's iconic Alexandra Palace.

Alexandra Palace is a Grade II listed entertainment and sports venue, located in Muswell Hill in the London Borough of Haringey. Come and join us for a fantastic morning out, with panoramic views of London.

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and there are plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. 

3. Dartington Duathlon

25 October 2020, Dartmoor

Standard Distance: 10K run, 42K bike, 5K run

Sprint Distance: 5K run, 22K bike, 2.5K run

Just south of Dartmoor National park you will find Dartington Estate, a tough but satisfying duathlon course. Whether you are looking to try your first duathlon or you are an experienced veteran there is something for you here. 

The standard distance duathlon begins with a 10 km 2 lap run on tarmac & gravel paths. The bike leg is 42 km and is two laps of our 22km sprint distance bike course on rolling roads. The Standard duathlon finishes with a final lap of the 5K run or it's an out and back 2.5K run for the Sprint.

4. Run Through, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

1 November 2020, London

Distance: Half Marathon

Run the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon this November and take the opportunity to race around this unique new Half Marathon route!

The race will start and finish at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the 2012 London Olympic. Race around the incredibly inspiring Olympic Park passing the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. The course will take you past these iconic Olympic Landmarks and out onto the surrounding closed roads before returning to the park to include a lap of the one mile Lee Valley VeloPark outdoor circuit and finishing by the ArcelorMittal Orbital Structure!

Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and there are plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.


5. Grand Union Canal

1 November 2020, Uxbridge

Distance: Half Marathon 

Lovely point-to-point race from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford. A flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course, traffic-free apart from one minor road crossing near the start.


6. Lulworth Cove, Trail Challenge

7 November 2020, Dorset

Distance: 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra (53K)

Lulworth Cove in Dorset is one of the most beautiful and recognisable stretches of coastline in the country, situated right on the South West Coast Path.

Starting at the Durdle Door overflow car park, it’s a beautiful place to begin this trail running challenge.

All four distances will take on this stretch of coastline, almost all the way to Weymouth – the 10K runners won’t make it this far, turn off half way along and climb away from the coast to find the higher coastal path before heading back to Lulworth and the finish.

7. Beacons Ultra

14 November, 2020

Distance: Ultra (74K)

The event offers the marathon runners a chance to run from the Black Mountains in the National Park of South Wales, hitting their highest peak and finishing on the Brecon Beacons whilst the Ultra 50 take on the bigger peaks by hitting all the highest peaks including Pen Y Fan - both races are supported with trackers and an incredible team - self navigation with some help in difficult areas.

8. Welsh Black Mountain Trail 

21 November 2020, Powys

Distance: 14K - 15K

Set at the wonderful Perth-y-Pia Outdoor Activity Centre, Llanbedr, Wales, we are in the perfect place for trail running and our challenge will not let you down. Offering distances from 14K to the 50K Ultra Marathon there is a distance for everyone. 

This is going to be one of our hardest and most scenic trail running challenge in Wales, depending on your distance you will be running high in the Black Mountains with breathtaking views all around.

If you are going to run a trail race this year then the Black Mountains Trail Running Challenge has to be the event to choose. This is the first year of this event, so enter now and join in from the beginning of the adventures up in the Black Mountains.