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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156 races

Bungay Black Dog Marathon

April 02, 2017 Race day in 10 days
United Kingdom / England / Suffolk / Bungay
Marathon

Greater Manchester Marathon

April 02, 2017 Race day in 10 days
United Kingdom / England / Trafford / Old Trafford, MUFC
Marathon
Charity Flat Road Running Fast Relay

Taunton Marathon & Half Marathon

Taunton Marathon
April 02, 2017 Race day in 10 days
United Kingdom / England / Somerset / Taunton
Marathon
Road Running

Coastal Trail Series - Exmoor

Coastal Trail Series - Exmoor - Marathon
April 08, 2017 Race day in 16 days
United Kingdom / England / Devon / Exmoor National Park
Marathon
Endurance Life Trail

Brighton Marathon

Brighton Marathon
April 09, 2017 Race day in 17 days
United Kingdom / England / Brighton and Hove / Brighton
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Great Barrow Challenge - Spring Double

Easter Friday - Day 1
April 14, 2017 Race day in 22 days
United Kingdom / England / Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds
Marathon

Great Barrow Challenge - Spring Double

Easter Saturday - Day 2
April 15, 2017 Race day in 23 days
United Kingdom / England / Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds
Marathon

Boston Marathon (UK)

Boston (UK) full, half and relay marathon
April 17, 2017 Race day in 25 days
United Kingdom / England / Lincolnshire / Boston
Marathon
Road Running

Blackpool Marathon

Blackpool Marathon
April 23, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Blackpool / Blackpool
Marathon
Road Running Fylde Coast Running Fast

ABP Southampton Marathon

Marathon
April 23, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Southampton / Southampton
Marathon
Road Running

Virgin London Marathon

April 23, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Greater London / London
Marathon
World Marathon Majors Charity Road Running Fast Wheelchair

Coastal Trail Series - Pembrokeshire

Coastal Trail Series - Pembrokeshire - Marathon
April 29, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / Wales / County of Pembrokeshire / Little Haven
Marathon
Endurance Life Hilly Trail

Salcombe Coastal Marathon

April 29, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Devon / Bantham
Marathon
Walk Trail Fund raising

Neolithic Marathon

Neolithic Marathon
April 30, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Wiltshire / Avebury
Marathon

North Dorset Marathon

April 30, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Dorset / Sturminster Newton
Marathon
Relay