2016 – 2017 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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Hardmoors 26.2 Roseberry Topping

Hardmoors 26.2 Roseberry Topping - Marathon
December 11, 2016 Race day in 8 days
United Kingdom / England / North Yorkshire / Roseberry Topping
Marathon
Trail Hardmoors Race Series Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series

Enigma Winter Marathon Double

Enigma Winter Marathon 1
January 07, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Enigma Winter Marathon Double

Enigma Winter Marathon 2
January 08, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Enigma Quadzilla

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Reverse Marathon 1
February 02, 2017 Race day in 2 months
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Enigma Quadzilla

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Marathon 1
February 03, 2017 Race day in 2 months
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Buff Enigma Quadzilla

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Reverse Marathon 2
February 04, 2017 Race day in 2 months
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Coastal Trail Series- South Devon

Coastal Trail Series - South Devon - Marathon
February 04, 2017 Race day in 2 months
United Kingdom / England / Devon / Beesands
Marathon
Endurance Life Trail

Buff Enigma Quadzilla

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Marathon 2
February 05, 2017 Race day in 2 months
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running

Hardmoors 26.2 Saltburn

Marathon
February 12, 2017 Race day in 2 months
United Kingdom / England / Redcar and Cleveland / Saltburn
Marathon
Trail Hardmoors Race Series Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series

Belvoir Challenge

Belvoir Challenge 26 mile
February 25, 2017 Race day in 3 months
United Kingdom / England / Leicestershire / Belvoir
Marathon
Walk Charity

Coastal Trail Series - Northumberland

Coastal Trail Series - Northumberland - Marathon
February 25, 2017 Race day in 3 months
United Kingdom / England / Northumberland / Bamburgh
Marathon
Endurance Life Trail Sand

Glentress Trail Races - 10km, Half Marathon & Marathon

Glentress Trail Marathon
February 25, 2017 Race day in 3 months
United Kingdom / Scotland / Scottish Borders / Glentress
Marathon

Cambridge Boundary Run

Cambridge Boundary Run
February 26, 2017 Race day in 3 months
United Kingdom / England / Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Marathon
Road Running

Wrexham Marathon Festival

Wrexham Marathon
March 12, 2017 Race day in 3 months
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 3 months
United Kingdom / England / Milton Keynes / Milton Keynes
Marathon
Enigma Running