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

Belvoir Challenge

Belvoir Challenge 26 mile
February 25, 2017 Race day in 4 days
United Kingdom / England / Leicestershire / Belvoir
Marathon
Walk Charity

Glentress Trail Races - 10km, Half Marathon & Marathon

Glentress Trail Marathon
February 25, 2017 Race day in 4 days
United Kingdom / Scotland / Scottish Borders / Glentress
Marathon

Coastal Trail Series - Northumberland

Marathon
February 25, 2017 Race day in 4 days
United Kingdom / England / Northumberland / Bamburgh
Marathon
Endurance Life Trail Sand

Cambridge Boundary Run

Cambridge Boundary Run
February 26, 2017 Race day in 5 days
United Kingdom / England / Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Marathon
Road Running

Meadows Marathon

Meadows Marathon
March 05, 2017 Race day in 12 days
United Kingdom / Scotland / City of Edinburgh / Edinburgh
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Steyning Stinger Marathon

Steyning Stinger Marathon
March 05, 2017 Race day in 12 days
United Kingdom / England / West Sussex / Steyning
Marathon
Walk

Wrexham Marathon Festival

Wrexham Marathon
March 12, 2017 Race day in 19 days
United Kingdom / Wales / Wrexham / Wrexham
Marathon
Road Running Run Wales

Buff Week At the Knees

Buff Week At the Knees - Willen Lake Day One
March 13, 2017 Race day in 20 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Week At the Knees

Caldecotte Lake Day Six
March 13, 2017 Race day in 20 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Week At the Knees

Buff Week At the Knees - Willen Lake Day Two
March 14, 2017 Race day in 21 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Week At the Knees

Caldecotte Lake (Reverse Route) Day Three
March 15, 2017 Race day in 22 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Week At the Knees

Furzton Lake Day Four
March 16, 2017 Race day in 23 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Week At the Knees

Furzton Lake Day Five
March 17, 2017 Race day in 24 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Coastal Trail Series - Sussex

Coastal Trail Series - Sussex - Marathon
March 18, 2017 Race day in 25 days
United Kingdom / England / East Sussex / Birling Gap
Marathon
Endurance Life Trail

Buff Week At the Knees

Caldecotte Lake Day Seven
March 20, 2017 Race day in 27 days
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running