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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140 races

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / Scotland / Highland / Inverness
Marathon
Road Running

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / England / Bournemouth / Bournemouth
Marathon
Road Running

Glencoe Marathon Gathering

Glencoe Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / Scotland / Glencoe
Marathon
Hilly Trail

Kielder Marathon

Kielder Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / England / Northumberland / Kielder
Marathon

Mablethorpe Marathon

Mablethorpe Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / England / Lincolnshire / Mablethorpe
Marathon
Road Running

Sussex Marathon

Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / England / East Sussex / Heathfield
Marathon
Road Running

MBNA Chester Marathon

October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / England / Cheshire West and Chester / Chester
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Clarendon Way Races

The Great Clarendon Marathon
October 02, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / England / Hampshire / Winchester
Marathon
Relay

Isle of Wight Marathon

October 09, 2016 Race day in 9 days
United Kingdom / England / Isle of Wight / Ryde
Marathon

plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

October 09, 2016 Race day in 9 days
United Kingdom / York / York
Marathon
Charity Flat Road Running Fast

Eden Project Marathon & Half Marathon

Eden Project Marathon
October 16, 2016 Race day in 16 days
United Kingdom / England / Cornwall / St Austell
Marathon
Trail

Maidstone Marathon & Half Marathon

Marathon
October 16, 2016 Race day in 16 days
United Kingdom / England / Kent / Maidstone
Marathon

Spires & Steeples Challenge

Spires & Steeples Challenge 26
October 16, 2016 Race day in 16 days
United Kingdom / England / Lincolnshire / Lincoln
Marathon
Walk Charity

Coastal Trail Series - Suffolk

Coastal Trail Series - Suffolk - Marathon
October 22, 2016 Race day in 22 days
United Kingdom / England / Suffolk / Dunwich
Marathon
Endurance Life Hilly Trail

Abingdon Marathon

October 23, 2016 Race day in 23 days
United Kingdom / England / Oxfordshire / Abingdon
Marathon