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This page contains details of events that have been notified by email to the Club.  They are more or less as supplied by the vendor and their inclusion does not endorse or recommend them.  They will be deleted once the event date has passed.

5-02-18 - 25-03-18


2-02-18 - 3-03-18

Dear Blackheath and Bromley Harriers,

We are delighted to invite you to the 70th Hyde Park Relays, organised by Imperial College Cross Country and Athletics Club.

The race will be held on 
Saturday 3rd March 2018 and will start at 13:00. Registration will take place in the Union building between 10:00-12:00.

The Event

The annual Hyde Park Relays - the largest student relays in the UK - sees over 600 competitors take to the paths of the iconic Hyde Park in Central London to complete 5km laps in menís/mixed teams of 6 and womenís teams of 4.
Runners of all abilities are welcome, from experienced racers to complete newbies.
Student teams should consist entirely of current students (freshers up to PhDs). However, alumni, athletics clubs, or other establishments are more than welcome to enter guest (non-student) teams.
Following the race, all the teams are invited to join us in the College for (included!) food and a presentation ceremony before the infamous after-party at h-bar Imperial.
The 2018 edition of the race will feature:

  • Baton-integrated chip-timing
  • Even more accurate 5km course
  • Inclusive post-race food
  • The return of the notorious after-party, this time in Imperialís social hub h-bar!


You will be competing for the traditional engraved relay baton trophies for the following categories:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Student Teams (men's/mixed, women's)
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Fastest Student Legs (men's/mixed, women's)
  • 1st International Team (men's/mixed, women's)
  • 1st Guest (Non-Student) Team (men's/mixed, women's)
  • 1st Internal Imperial College Team (men's/mixed, women's)


Entry will be charged at:

  • £50 per external men's/mixed team (6x5km) - £8.33/runner + £0.01
  • £35 per external women's team (4x5km)) - £8.75/runner

(this is cheaper than last year!!)  Buy your entries here

Entries close on Saturday 24th February 2018, so get thinking of those witty team names now!

Please see our website ( for details of the 5km lap route, and for the latest updates follow us on Twitter @hydeparkrelays and see our Facebook event page.
We will be sending out more details in the coming weeks but for now if you have any questions donít hesitate to email us at
We look forward to hearing from you soon and meeting you at the relays!
Running love,

Katie Olding and Edmund Jones 

HPR Organisers


2-02-18 - 18-03-18


Please could you help us to promote the following


Heart of Kent Hospice

Maidstone Road Run  2018

Sunday 18th March

Starting and finishing at Cornwallis Academy,Hubbards Lane, Maidstone  ME17 4HX


Join us for a beautiful run through the country roads around Linton, Boughton Monchelsea and the surrounding villages.

You have a choice of three distances Ė  chip timed Half Marathon,  chip timed 10K or 5K fun run . Whether you are an experienced runner  looking for the perfect warm  up for the spring race season , an intermediate runner or one looking for a challenge trying a wonderful  route or a fun runner wanting to get involved  in an event suitable for beginners, families and children  you will have a great time while supporting Heart of Kent Hospice.


Entry fees are: Half Marathon (over 18s only)  £25.00 in advance  £30.00 on the day

10K  £17.50 for adults  - £12.50 for under 18ís in advance  £20.00/£15.00 on the day

Fun Run : £10.00 for adults - £5.00 under 18ís  £25.00 Family of 2 adults and 2 children


No minimum sponsorship requirement Ė anything you raise will  be much appreciated .Why not raise extra sponsorship by running in fancy dress!


For further details of routes, starting time or to book your place please visit or contact


Kind regards,



21-01-18 - 3-03-18


12-01-18 - 20-05-18

Chislehurst Half Marathon - Sunday 20 May 2018


I'm writing to let you know that the third running of this local annual half marathon is due to take place in May.

Based in Chislehurst, this half marathon is a circuit which includes the trails and open heathland of glorious Scadbury Park, with 50% of the total distance being offroad.

Race HQ is at Glebe Football Club in Foxbury Avenue off Perry Street in Chislehurst which offers catering, a licensed bar, onsite parking, baggage storage and proper loos, all in a safe environment. Apart from the usual podium trophies, there will be gold medals for the first 5 men and first 5 women to finish, silver for the next 20 men and 20 women finishers, and bronze for all other finishers.

600 entered the race in 2017 and we have adjusted the limit this time to 700 to meet the expected additional demand this year. The advance entry fee remains at £23 for affiliated runners, but there is a discount to £20 for all online entries received before the end of January, which can be accessed via the race website page at

The beneficiary of all of the race proceeds is South East London's childrens' charity the Maypole Project which supports families with children who have complex illnesses, for which £11,000 was raised from the event in its first two years.

I would be grateful therefore if you could pass word on to your members that entries are open in order that they may benefit from the earlybird discount and help to provide a contribution to the Maypole's fund raising efforts.

The race website is at  and there is a Facebook page for keeping up to date as race day approaches.

With best wishes

Richard Dunstan

Race Director


12-01-18 - 20-10-18


Happy New Year from Scotland!

We are the organisers of The Dramathon - The Speyside Single Malt Marathon 20 October 2018

A (short) video is worth a thousand words, so you can get a good feel for the 2017 event here : 

The run links up a number of distilleries and runners collect the corresponding malt miniatures at the end.

Perhaps some of your members would be interested in participating this year?

All the best,

Jon, Ian & Paul @thedramathon



12-01-18 - 13-05-18


Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta 2018 10K Race


On Sunday the 13th May 2018 it will be our 8th 10K/2K race and Iíve attached a poster and registration form for use by your club. We understand that many clubs now have Grand Prix events in the calendar and we would like you to consider putting our event into that category.

Hopefully everything is self-explanatory, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact or visit our website 

This annual event is a large fund raisier for Rotary charities so please help us make it a success this year.

Best regards

Chris Bunting

Immediate Past President

The Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta

01634 375109 / 07976 568125


6-01-18 - 27-05-18

Some of our club members are running this event: The Edinburgh Marathon Festival - why not have a go at one of the events yourself; ? Contact Steve Pairman for more details:  

The​ ​Edinburgh​ ​Marathon​ ​Festival​ ​takes​ ​place​ ​on​ ​May​ ​Bank​ ​Holiday​ ​weekend,​ ​and​ ​with​ ​a​ ​new​ ​route showcasing​ ​more​ ​of​ ​Edinburgh's​ ​iconic​ ​city​ ​centre​ ​sights,​ ​it​ ​makes​ ​perfect​ ​sense​ ​to​ ​make​ ​a​ ​club weekend​ ​of​ ​it​ ​and​ ​explore​ ​what​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Edinburgh​ ​has​ ​to​ ​offer! The​ ​fun​ ​kicks​ ​off​ ​on​ ​Saturday​ ​May​ ​26​ ​at​ ​Holyrood​ ​Park​ ​with​ ​a​ ​10k,​ ​5K​ ​and​ ​four​ ​junior​ ​races.​ ​On Sunday​ ​May​ ​27,​ ​the​ ​Edinburgh​ ​Marathon,​ ​Edinburgh​ ​Half​ ​Marathon​ ​and​ ​team​ ​relay​ ​start​ ​from​ ​the heart​ ​of​ ​Edinburgh​ ​City​ ​and​ ​continues​ ​through​ ​East​ ​Lothian​ ​offering​ ​stunning​ ​views​ ​and​ ​an unforgettable​ ​running​ ​experience


6-01-18 - 4-02-18

My name is Emily and I'm from the charity Street Child. I wanted to reach out to you and tell you about our latest (and first UK!) run, the Craft Half! Itíll be taking place at Wimbledon Common on the 4th of February, and we think it's something that your runners will really enjoy!

In short, the Craft Half is a half marathon around Wimbledon Common featuring ďrefueling stationsĒ with half pints! Afterwards, we'll be hosting a "half-ter party" to keep the fun going! Most importantly, the Craft Half raises money for Street Child, a charity dedicated to helping the most vulnerable children across the world. Runners can see double the impact of their fundraising, as the UK government is currently matching all donations!

Hereís a little more information about the Craft Half: 

We would really appreciate anything you can do to let you runners know about this awesome event!


Emily Running and Challenge Team

42-44 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AH UK: +44 207 614 7696 Street Child is a UK Registered Charity:1128536


8-12-17 - 29-03-18

Cyclopark 5 miler Winter Running Series

Book at:


Simon Jones

Sales, Marketing & Events Manager   

The Cyclopark Charity Trust

Tel 01474 831207 | 07867 272078

Registered Company 07762463

Registered Charity 1144915


20-11-17 - 13-05-18

British Airways Run Gatwick

Please find below the details of our new road race, the inaugural British Airways Run Gatwick Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday 13th May 2018, brought to you by the award-winning team at Run Reigate. We would be enormously grateful if you would consider adding this race to your calendar and circulating the details to your club members, for whom there are discounted fees - Half Marathon £36 and 5K £25 (including booking fee).

Announcing the UK's most exciting new road race, the inaugural British Airways Run Gatwick, comprising of the International Half Marathon, 5k/Corporate 5k and Family Run. Set over fully closed roads, taking you through park, town and beautiful West Sussex countryside around Gatwick Airport, the event will be held on Sunday 13th May, starting and finishing in Crawley's Southgate Park.

This will be a high quality runner experience with an amazing Event Village, festival stage with live music and commentary, gourmet food village, VIP area, staggered start times, free bag drop, en-route toilets, and regular water stations (offering bottled water). Not forgetting your collectable 2018 technical t-shirt, bespoke medal and banana for every finisher.

Our exciting Event Village will provide a place for runners to relax post race, enjoy a free massage, liaise with the event sponsors, partners and charities. Whether you need refueling after your half marathon or 5k, or are simply coming to soak up the exciting festival atmosphere, you can also indulge in our delicious gourmet food village.

If youíre looking for exceptional scenery, brilliant atmosphere and a memorable experience then come and join us for our inaugural year! For more information please visit our website at

Half Marathon - £36 (including booking fee). Route video:

5K - £25 (including booking fee). Route video:



20-11-17 - 8-04-18

Baildon Runners (West Yorkshire) wish to announce that entries for the 24th Baildon Boundary Way (a trail half marathon) that takes place on Sunday, 8 April 2018 open at 8:00am on Saturday, 25 November 2017 at:

Although we are based some distance from your club, please do not dismiss this event without giving it a glance over.  Runners regularly do this event from far afield so it must have something that keeps bringing people back year after year! 

Many thanks.

Baildon Runners



2-08-17 - 1-04-18


The Weybridge 10k 2018 takes place again on Sunday 1st April and we are looking to beat our first year haul of 1000 runners!

We have created an exclusive coupon code for local Running Clubs in and around Surrey/London due to the fantastic turnout and support we got for our first race, this will keep your entry below £20, just use: RUNCLUBSRULE when you reach the checkout to apply the discount.

You can create/join a team to help keep all your runners together and as part of entry to the 10k you will get half price entry to the brand new and exciting Weybridge Colour 5k (only £7.50)

The Race Team here thank you all again for your support, if anyone would like to be involved in this event in a bigger capacity you are more than welcome to get in touch.

The medal and route reveal will be happening over the next few weeks (and yes we have even topped the 2017 medal) but we recommend entering as soon as possible at the reduced price!

You can find out more here

You can go straight to the entry form here

You can view photos from this years race here

Please share with anyone who may be interested.

Personal regards

Matt Trevett

Race Director
Weybridge 10k/Colour 5k


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