Autumn is officially here, but the cold weather around the corner doesn’t stop the adventures you can have outdoors. We’re here to give you the lowdown of our favourite events across the UK for the new season.
28.09.19 - The Hurly Burly, North Wales
Taking place in Mawddach Estuary, North Wales, the Hurly Burly is a 10km event giving you the option on whether to run, or run and swim. Hosted by the Outdoor Swimming Society and surrounded by beautiful mountains, begin the swim on Barbouth Beach before swimming under the Barbouth Bridge through the narrow estuary. Ending at Penmaenpool with hot food and fire pits, there’s a warm, social finish to the day.
05.10.19 & 06.10.19 – Spartan Race, Berkshire
With three distances to choose from, the 5km, 13km and 21km, the Spartan Race is open to all running abilities. Don’t be afraid to get muddy, with 20-35 obstacles to tackle depending on your distance you’re in for a real challenge. Take on the race solo or enter as a team for extra morale.
06.10.19 – GO TRI, North Yorkshire
If you’re after something a little less muddy to get a taste of outdoor pursuits, the GO TRI is ideal. GO TRI is an entry level triathlon if you’re wanting to give it a go. Made up of a 200m swim, 9km bike ride and 2.5km run, the GO TRI gives you a low-cost taster of the world of triathlons.
01.11.19 – The Rebellion Ultra Marathon, Wales
Not for the faint hearted, follow a picturesque route of 135 miles along Glyndwr’s Way National Trail, Wales. The Rebellion Marathon begins in Knighton, continuing through Machlynlleth and finishing in Welshpool. With a huge ascent of 7,700m over the course, this is not an event to be taken lightly.
02.11.19 – Cycling Down Dementia, Norfolk
Choose from either 53 or 78 miles (and a children’s option) to cycle in support of Cycling Down Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The routes take you through the Norfolk countryside with views of Sandringham Estate. A great opportunity to get out on two wheels before the brunt of the cold weather hits.
Take part in either a half marathon, 10km night race, or challenge yourself to completing both. Clearly signposted, the 21km half marathon takes place in the morning and takes you through forest and moorland, stay the day and complete the 10km night run for an extra pursuit.
01.12.19 – Brean Down Santa Scramble, Somerset
What better way to mark the start of the Christmas season than dressing up as Father Christmas and completing a 5km or 10km run? Don your Santa hat to scramble up hills before making your descent around Brean Down. Good for you, and the environment, the route is marked with eco-friendly spray paint as to not damage the area.
07.12.19 – Forestry 100 Running Series, Surrey
Midway through its centenary year, the Forestry Commission is celebrating 100 years with a series of 10km runs across the UK. In 1 of 16 runs, the Surrey run takes you through woodland, wildflower meadows and orchards set in Jeskyns Community Woodland.
04.01.20 – Sir Titus Winter Trot, West Yorkshire
Ranging from 5 - 51km with seven route options to pick from, the Sir Titus Winter Trot takes you alongside the Leeds Liverpool canal. To finish your run, you’ll find a selection of homemade cakes, chocolate, and of course beer to peruse along with your medal.
11.01.20 – Fowlmead Chocathon, Kent
Postpone your post-Christmas diet with the Fowlmead Chocathon. Over six hours, complete as many of the 4.37mile laps as you can, and eat chocolate after each loop. Run and eat as much as you can in the six hours, for a smooth transition back into running after Christmas.
Have we missed something out? Let us know your favourite events in the comments below!