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North – Top Events Near You in 2020

Chomping at the bit to start fundraising but not sure how? Find an event in the North from our pick of the best in 2020.

Greater Manchester Marathon – 05.04.20

Awarded the title of UK’s Best Marathon for two consecutive years, this event is known as the flattest in the UK. With a great crowd cheering you on as you go, and a glorious finish at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium, you’ll have great fun on this super-fast course!

SimplyHealth Great North Run – 13.09.20

Arguably the biggest and most iconic race in the world! Take your place in this amazing event, and even join celebrity runners and top athletes. Tackle 13.1 miles of the spectator-lined course, from the centre of Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge and onto the breathtaking coastal finish in South Shields.

Run Heaton 5k, 10k and Half Marathon – 26.01.20

Get your new year off to a flyer and get along to Heaton Park for this perfect event for a fun and frantic day out! Earn a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal, whilst enjoying refreshments and great music.

Trafford 10k – 01.03.20

If you’re seeking a new personal best, you’ll fit right in on this fast, flat course, on roads that are closed to traffic, ideal for both elite and beginner runners.

Colour Obstacle Rush Newcastle – 20.06.20

A unique event that combines the thrill and challenge of an obstacle course, and the fun of a colour powdered run. Bounce, slide and tumble off of a bunch of obstacles, get soaked in water balloon fights and race with space hoppers, plus plenty more crazy entertainment.

Run Wigan Festival – 22.03.20

With a choice of 4 different races, join in with the 4th year showcasing some of the fantastic sights that Wigan has to offer. Enjoy great music and entertainment along the route, including a brilliant brass band and super singer and guitarists.

Leeds Half Marathon – 10.05.20

The biggest, loudest and proudest race in Yorkshire and of the main sporting highlights in the Leeds sporting calendar. Great crowds and atmosphere, along with a challenging course, the perfect combination of a fantastic event.

Doncaster Half Marathon – 07.06.20

Hosted at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, this is a superb half marathon with a great finish on the pitch in the centre of the stadium! With huge personal best potential, the route for the event is on 100% closed roads on ‘runner’s only lanes’ with big open roads and glorious countryside.

Cookiethon – 22.03.20

The theme is simple: run – eat some cookies, run – eat some cookies, simple right? Push yourself whilst indulging at the same time on this 6.55-mile route in Penistone, Yorkshire. When you finish, you’ll be rewarded further with a cookie themed medal, and also a bag of goodies of course!

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