2014 – 2015 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:

  • The Edinburgh Marathon is the fastest in the UK and was run in 2012 by the world’s oldest marathoner, Fauja Sing, who was 101 at the time of the race?
  • The Purbeck Marathon is one of the world’s most scenic marathons?
  • The Greater Manchester Marathon is the flattest in the UK – and one of the flattest in the world? Ideal for a PB, they say.
  • The Snowdonia Marathon in Wales – one of the toughest marathons in the UK – takes runners right round Wales’ (and England’s) highest peak. A less likely venue for PBs, no doubt, but still voted one of Britain’s best marathons in 2011!

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.

133 races

Hardmoors 26.2 Goathland - Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | North Yorkshire | Goathland
  • Marathon
  • November 08, 2014
  • Trail "Hardmoors Race Series" "Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series"

Coastal Trail Series - Gower - Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | Wales | Swansea | Llangennith
  • Marathon
  • November 15, 2014
  • Hilly Trail "Endurance Life"

Broadway Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Worcestershire | Broadway, Worcestershire
  • Marathon
  • November 16, 2014 - 09:30
  • Hilly Trail

Cornish Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Cornwall | Pensilva
  • Marathon
  • November 16, 2014 - 10:00
  • Hilly "Road Running" Relay

Coastal Trail Series - Dorset - Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Dorset | Lulworth Cove, Wareham
  • Marathon
  • December 06, 2014
  • Hilly Trail "Endurance Life"

The Welsh Trail Marathon Series - Round 4 - The Brecon Beacons Trail Marathon Winter

  • Europe | United Kingdom | Wales | Powys | Talybont on Usk
  • Marathon
  • December 06, 2014 - 08:00
  • Trail "Welsh Trail Marathon Series"

Hardmoors 26.2 Roseberry Topping - Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | North Yorkshire | Roseberry Topping
  • Marathon
  • December 14, 2014
  • Trail "Hardmoors Race Series" "Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series"

Enigma Winter Marathon 1

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Milton Keynes | Milton Keynes
  • Marathon
  • January 03, 2015 - 08:00
  • "Enigma Running"

Enigma Winter Marathon 2

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Milton Keynes | Milton Keynes
  • Marathon
  • January 04, 2015 - 09:30
  • "Enigma Running"

Coastal Trail Series - Anglesey - Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | Wales | Anglesey | Hollyhead
  • Marathon
  • January 17, 2015 - 09:00
  • Hilly Trail "Endurance Life"

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Reverse Marathon 1

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Milton Keynes | Milton Keynes
  • Marathon
  • February 05, 2015 - 15:30
  • "Enigma Running"

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Marathon 1

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Milton Keynes | Milton Keynes
  • Marathon
  • February 06, 2015 - 09:00
  • "Enigma Running"

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Reverse Marathon 2

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Milton Keynes | Milton Keynes
  • Marathon
  • February 07, 2015 - 09:00
  • "Enigma Running"

Coastal Trail Series - South Devon - Marathon

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Devon | Beesands
  • Marathon
  • February 07, 2015
  • Trail "Endurance Life"

Buff Enigma Quadzilla Marathon 2

  • Europe | United Kingdom | England | Milton Keynes | Milton Keynes
  • Marathon
  • February 08, 2015 - 09:00
  • "Enigma Running"