2017 – 2018 United Kingdom Marathon Calendar

Endurance runners in the UK have been at it for over a century and the capital city has long been the scene of their exploits. Indeed, the famous Polytechnic Marathon – held regularly in London from 1909 until 1996 – was once Europe’s oldest regularly run marathon. And if this legendary race – often hailed as the greatest marathon ever – is no longer run, London is now home to one of the world’s largest marathon, the Virgin London Marathon (nearly 37,000 finishers in 2012!).

Anyone interested in UK marathons knows that fund raising plays a key role in the country’s running culture with scores of charitable organizations encouraging runners to raise money for medical, humanitarian, animal welfare and other causes. So whether you are keen to help sick children in England, poor families in Africa or even… stray cats the world over, you’re sure to find a charity to run for.

Britons are often thought a modest lot, but this trait doesn’t seem to apply to local marathon organizers who are quick to highlight the superlatives of their favorite race. Did you know for example, that:

Anyway, you get the idea….

Another approach to the UK marathon scene could involve checking in with some of the UK’s most famous historical figures:
How about a celebration of the Immortal Bard with a run around Stratford-upon-Avon for the Rotary Shakespeare Marathon ?
Or a Beatles-fueled run down memory lane (or Penny Lane, if you prefer) at the RunLiverpool Marathon?
Why, you could even try for a Nessie spotting at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon in Inverness. Don’t forget your camera – just in case.

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168 races

Coastal Trail Series - Pembrokeshire

Coastal Trail Series - Pembrokeshire - Marathon
April 29, 2017 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / Wales / County of Pembrokeshire / Little Haven
Marathon
Endurance Life Hilly Trail

Salcombe Coastal Marathon

April 29, 2017 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / England / Devon / Bantham
Marathon
Walk Trail Fund raising

Ashford & District Marathon & Half Marathon

Marathon
April 30, 2017 Race day in 3 days
United Kingdom / England / Kent / Ashford
Marathon
Road Running

Neolithic Marathon

Neolithic Marathon
April 30, 2017 Race day in 3 days
United Kingdom / England / Wiltshire / Avebury
Marathon

North Dorset Marathon

April 30, 2017 Race day in 3 days
United Kingdom / England / Dorset / Sturminster Newton
Marathon
Relay

Belfast City Marathon

Belfast City Marathon
May 01, 2017 Race day in 4 days
United Kingdom / Northern Ireland / Belfast
Marathon
Walk Charity Road Running Relay Wheelchair

Milton Keynes Marathon

Milton Keynes Marathon
May 01, 2017 Race day in 4 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Charity Flat Green Road Running

Milton Keynes Marathon

MK Marathon Relay
May 01, 2017 Race day in 4 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Flat Green Road Running Relay

Halstead & Essex Marathon

May 07, 2017 Race day in 10 days
United Kingdom / England / Essex / Halstead
Marathon

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon
May 07, 2017 Race day in 10 days
United Kingdom / England / Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon
Marathon
Road Running

Eastbourne Trackstar Marathon

May 14, 2017 Race day in 17 days
United Kingdom / England / East Sussex / Eastbourne
Marathon
Track

Arun River Marathon

May 14, 2017 Race day in 17 days
United Kingdom / England / West Sussex / Littlehampton
Marathon
Trail

Starfish Races

Marathon
May 14, 2017 Race day in 17 days
United Kingdom / England / East Sussex / Bexhill
Marathon
Flat Road Running

Imerys Marathon and Half Marathon

Marathon
May 14, 2017 Race day in 17 days
United Kingdom / England / Cornwall / Saint Austell
Marathon
Trail

Cape Wrath Challenge

Campbell Lutyens Cape Wrath Challenge Marathon & Relays
May 19, 2017 Race day in 22 days
United Kingdom / Scotland / Highland / Durness
Marathon
Relay