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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138 races

Fort William Marathon

July 31, 2016 Race day in 2 days
United Kingdom / Scotland / Fort William
Marathon
Road Running

Dovedale Dipper

Dovedale Dipper Challenge
August 07, 2016 Race day in 9 days
United Kingdom / England / Derbyshire / Hartington
Marathon
Walk Charity Trail

Hoad Hill Marathon & Half Marathon

Marathon
August 07, 2016 Race day in 9 days
United Kingdom / England / Cumbria / Ulverston
Marathon

Hardmoors 26.2 Wainstones

Hardmoors 26.2 Wainstones - Marathon
August 14, 2016 Race day in 16 days
United Kingdom / England / North Yorkshire / Wainstones
Marathon
Trail Hardmoors Race Series Hardmoors 26.2 Trail Marathon Series

Salisbury 54321

Salisbury 54321 Marathon
August 14, 2016 Race day in 16 days
United Kingdom / England / Wiltshire / Salisbury
Marathon
Walk Charity Trail

Guernsey Waterfront Marathon

August 28, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / Footes Lane
Marathon
Road Running Relay

Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon

Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon
September 04, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Wolverhampton / Wolverhampton
Marathon

Dunstable Downs Half Marathon, 20 Mile & Marathon Challenges

Dunstable Downs Marathon Challenge
September 04, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Central Bedfordshire / Dunstable
Marathon
Trail

Glen Moray Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

Glen Moray Marathon
September 04, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / Scotland / Moray / Elgin
Marathon

Kent Coastal Marathon

Kent Coastal Marathon
September 04, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Kent / Cliftonville
Marathon

Great Langdale Marathon

Great Langdale Marathon
September 10, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Cumbria / Great Langdale
Marathon
Road Running

Bacchus Marathon

Bacchus Marathon
September 11, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Surrey / Dorking
Marathon
Trail ETL Events

Chiltern Marathon

September 11, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Buckinghamshire / Lane End
Marathon
Walk Trail

Farnham Pilgrim, Marathon & Half-Marathon

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon
September 11, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Surrey / Farnham
Marathon
Trail

New Forest Marathon and Half Marathon

New Forest Marathon
September 11, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
United Kingdom / England / Hampshire / New Milton
Marathon
Charity