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Great North Run 10k

Date: Sunday 7 July 2024

The AJ Bell Great North 10k transforms ordinary people into local heroes. This year’s event will take place on an exciting new course, passing some of Newcastle’s most iconic sights. Expect a party atmosphere, incredible support and an unbeatable sense of achievement at the finish line, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Take your place on the start line and be part of the action! Registration deadline: 21 June 2024.

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Runners at the London 10k


ASICS London 10k

Date: Sunday 14 July 2024

Dash past iconic central London sights Big Ben, the London Eye and the River Thames in a 10k race to remember. Registration deadline: 14 June 2024.

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Medals for fundraisers at the Cardiff Half Marathon


Cardiff Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 6 October 2024

The Principality Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in Europe. It is Wales’ largest mass-participation and multi-charity fundraising event and the second largest half in the UK. Its flat, fast course passes all the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay. Thousands of spectators turn out to cheer on the runners in a city renowned for its sporting passion. Registration deadline: 30 June 2024.

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Great Scottish Run 10k and Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 6 October 2024

With a city centre start and finish, the AJ Bell Great Scottish Run is a celebration of everything that makes Glasgow truly great: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces, history, music, strength, spirit and, of course, great people, personality and humour. Thousands of runners take part each year to challenge themselves and to raise money for good causes. And Scotland’s friendliest city always delivers on the support front too, with crowds of locals turning out each year to cheer and high-five from beginning to end. Registration deadline: 20 September 2024.

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Oxford Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 13 October 2024

This awesome course is fast and flat, it proudly guides runners through the pristine and winding streets of Oxford in all its historic delight. The Oxford Half Marathon begins in the centre of the city and winds past Old Marston village, the River Cherwell and onto the very impressive Lady Margaret University Hall, the finish line stands at Parks Rd. Registration deadline: 3 October 2024.

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Yorkshire Marathon

Date: Sunday 20 October 2024

The Yorkshire Marathon has been a monster success since day one. In many ways, it’s the jewel in the White Rose County's sporting crown. Registration deadline: 19 September 2024.

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Amsterdam Olympic Stadium with running event taking place


Amsterdam Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 20 October 2024

Join over 18,500 marathon runners who take in the major sites of one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Amsterdam.

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Runners at the start line of the Supernova 5k run in the London Olympic Park


London Supernova 5k

Date: Saturday 16 November 2024

Go on an enchanting journey of light and sound at a Supernova Run 5k at the London Olympic Park! Registration deadline: 9 November 2024.

Sign up for the London Supernova 5k

If you want to take part in an event that's not listed, get in touch with us by emailing fundraising@medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk

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