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UK MARATHONS

Whether you’re new to the running game and want to tackle your first marathon, or if you’re a seasoned marathoner ready to line up your next race, here at Run Through we have the perfect event for everyone. 

 

Marathons near me 

Don’t worry if you don’t live in or near London. We host marathons all over the UK, all year round – so no matter where you’re located, you’ll be able to take part in a well-organised, carefully executed race, surrounded by other like-minded people to encourage you on the way! If you’re not quite ready for a full marathon yet, check out our half marathons to get you started. 

 

Get your head in the game

Here at Run Through we love encouraging everyone to get involved. A full marathon can sound like a daunting feat, but it’s one that offers such a deep level of satisfaction and triumph at the end! To run a marathon doesn’t rely solely on your body and your stamina – it also relies on your mind. Get your head in the game, know that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, and you’ll surprise even yourself on race day. And if it’s not your first marathon – you can look forward to trying to better your best and get across that finish line in personal-record-breaking time!

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    Shakespeare Marathon & Half Marathon April 2024 Presented By Nuun
    Apr 21, 2024
    EVENT SOLD OUT- PLACES STILL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE RUNTHROUGH FOUNDATION HERE Alternatively join us at: Cannock Chase Running Festival: 14th April Birmingham Running Festival: 12th May Draycote Running Festival: 18th May Come and join us for the return of the Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon Presented By Nuun on Sunday 21st April 2024 in support of […]
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    Wood St, Stratford-upon-Avon

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    Newcastle-Gateshead Marathon Presented By Nuun May 2024
    May 05, 2024
    Newcastle-Gateshead Marathon presented by Nuun in support of Children North East Sunday 5th May 2024 Enter the 10k, 5k & Junior race HERE 9:00am Marathon Start 9:25am Half Marathon & 10k Start 13:00pm Juniors Race Start We are excited to announce this BRAND NEW North East Marathon will be coming to the closed roads of […]
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    Gateshead International Stadium

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    RUNNING GP BEDFORD AUTODROME AUGUST 2024
    Aug 04, 2024
    Join us for the Running GP at Bedford Autodrome on Sunday 4th August 2024! Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon 16 mile, 20 mile or Full Marathon at the one […]
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    RUN DORNEY MARATHON & HALF MARATHON OCTOBER 2024
    Oct 06, 2024
    Join us for a Marathon or a Half Marathon at Dorney Lake on Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October 2024 Home to London 2012′s Olympic rowing events, Dorney Lake, situated near the village of Dorney in Buckinghamshire, is a purpose-built rowing lake with grounds that are a perfect backdrop to running as well […]
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    Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – October 2024
    Oct 20, 2024
    Running Grand Prix at Goodwood Motor Circuit – Sunday 20th October 2024! Kick off autumn with a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 20 Mile, Marathon or 50k around the iconic Goodwood Motor circuit! At the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, you will enjoy the thrill of racing […]
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    DELAMERE FOREST 10K HALF MARATHON AND MARATHON 2024
    Nov 03, 2024
    Delamere Forest Trails 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon in Support of Claire House Children’s Hospice. We are excited to present to you the RunThrough Trails 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon around Delamere forest! Delamere Forest South-West of Manchester, is a shady oasis in the midst of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain, and an […]
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    Linmere, Delamere, Northwich CW8 2HZ
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    BATTERSEA PARK RUNNING FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 2024
    Nov 23, 2024
    Battersea Park Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k Track Race on Saturday 23rd November 2024 in Support of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Officially the world’s Flattest Marathon & Half Marathon Battersea Park is one of London’s most picturesque parks and has been a favourite course for those wanting to run a PB! The course is […]
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    RUNNING GP OULTON PARK NOVEMBER 2024
    Nov 24, 2024
    Join us on Sunday 24th November 2024 for the Running GP 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 16 Mile, 20 Mile and Marathon at Oulton Park. Outlon Park has been home to many motor racing events since the 1950′s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car Championship, British F3 and British Superbikes Championship. This is a unique opportunity to choose from […]
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    Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – December 2024
    Dec 01, 2024
    Running Grand Prix at Goodwood Motor Circuit – Sunday 1st December 2024! Kick off December with a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 20 Mile, Marathon or 50k around the iconic Goodwood Motor circuit! At the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, you will enjoy the thrill of racing […]
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    RUNNING GP CROFT MOTOR CIRCUIT MARCH 2025
    Mar 16, 2025
    Join us on Sunday 16th March 2025 for the return of the Running GP 5k, 10k, 10mile, Half Marathon, 20mile & Marathon at Croft Motor Circuit. Partnered with Darlington Harriers & Athletics Club Croft Motor Circuit has been home to many motor racing events since the 1920′s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car […]
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Marathon FAQs

What is a good marathon time?

Many runners in a marathon aim for a time of less than 4 hours, though anything less than 4 and a half hours is generally considered a decent time. 

How long is a marathon?

A marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards (26.2 miles), or 42.195 kilometres.

Can I run a marathon without training?

Technically, it’s possible to run a marathon without training, especially if you already have some level of fitness. However, it’s widely recommended that you undertake some sort of training in the lead up to a marathon. This will help you avoid injury, assist in your recovery time, and increase your performance (and time) on the day. It’s a big race and can be demanding on your body and mind, so training can greatly improve your chance of success.

What is the average time for a first marathon?

On average, first-time marathoners will have a time of between 5 hours and 6.5 hours. But if you have spent a lot of time training, your time may well be faster. If you place later in the group than you would have liked, don’t be hard on yourself! Your first marathon experience will be an excellent benchmark from which to improve. 

Do runners walk during a marathon?

It’s not unusual during a long distance race such as a marathon for runners to slow down to a walk on occasion. If it’s your first marathon, it can be reassuring to know that even seasoned runners have to slow to a walk sometimes! Perhaps a goal of yours can be to slowly decrease how many times you slow to a walk.

What is the slowest marathon time you can have?

Most marathons are limited, so the course only stays open for an allocated amount of time – usually 7 hours or less. Before taking part in the event, find out how long the marathon will remain open, and ensure you keep at or above the pace needed to finish in that time.

Why should you run a marathon?

Choosing to take part in a marathon is deciding to live an active, healthy life. Running increases blood circulation, strengthens your cardiovascular system, improves muscle mass and has a huge impact on your mood – leading to a ‘runner’s high’, improved mental state and reduction of stress. Crossing the finish line marks a huge triumph both physically and mentally, and leads to a real (and justified!) feeling of achievement.

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