The UK’S 50 Best Races Honestly, it’s an embarrassment of riches
From 10Ks to ultras, and road races to mountain challenges, there’s something for everyone
Welcome to the Runner’s World roundup of the UK’S best races. It’s a pity that owing to space constraints we’ve had to limit ourselves to 50, as the number and variety of races has grown enormously in recent years.
How did we put this list together? Good old-fashioned experience. Collectively, the RW team has more than 60 years of running experience and 35 years of working on the magazine – that’s a lot of races. We chose a mix of old and new, fast and slow, large and small, rural and urban, while also ensuring we covered the whole of the UK to bring you a list that will help to form the backbone of your race schedule for 2017. We left out giants such as Race For Life and Parkrun as they’re race series rather than standalone events. Now go fill your diary.