• Running
Runners taking part in the Chichester Harbour Wittering Beach Run

Chichester Harbour Wittering Beach Run

06 March 2021
South East
£27.50

The Chichester Harbour Run Series has expanded to add a new unique trail run - The Wittering Beach run.  The…

  • Running
  • Muddy Runs
  • Walking
Athletes running the Winter 10K Build up series - March

Winter 10K Build up series - March

21 March 2021
South East
£15

Join us this winter for a pre-breakfast guided trail run through the beautiful woods and open ridgelines of…

  • Running
A man running the New Forest Off Road Half Marathon - Hinton Admiral

The New Forest Off Road Half Marathon - Hinton Admiral

10 April 2021
South West
£40

If you are looking to kick start your 2021 season the right way then look no further. The New Forest ½ Marathon -…

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Duathlon
A group of people taking part in the duathlon London Duathlon

London Duathlon 2020

25 April 2021
London
£74.50 - £81.50

The London Duathlon, the world's biggest run-bike-run event, will take place on Sunday 25 April 2021. A duathlon…

  • Running
People running the King’s Lynn - Gear 10K

King’s Lynn - Gear 10K

02 May 2021
East of England
£18 - £24.60

The Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10K will take place on Sunday 2nd May 2021. This well established run is being…

  • Running
  • Muddy Runs
Participants in action at the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - York

5K Inflatable Run - York

08 May 2021
Yorkshire and the Humber
£20 - £30

The Inflatable 5k is heading to York on the Sat. May 8th 2021. The UK's biggest and best Inflatable obstacle course 5k…

  • Running
People running the Canterbury Riverside 10k

Canterbury Riverside 10k

09 May 2021
South East
£15 - £17

One of the most scenic 10k runs around, on the new tarmac and hard stone path linking Chartham with the centre of…

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  • Muddy Runs
Participants in action at the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - Chichester

5K Inflatable Run - Chichester

16 May 2021
South East
£20 - £30

The Inflatable 5k is heading to Chichester on Sunday 16th May 2021. The UK's biggest and best Inflatable obstacle…

  • Running
  • Muddy Runs
Participants taking part in the 5K Inflatable Run - Chester

5K Inflatable Run - Chester

22 May 2021
North West
£20 - £30

The Inflatable 5k is heading to Chester on Saturday 22nd May 2021. The UK's biggest and best Inflatable…

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People running the Great Birmingham 10K

Great Birmingham 10K

30 May 2021
West Midlands
£22.40

The event will be staged on an exciting new course incorporating the historic heart of Birmingham and world-famous…

  • Running
  • Muddy Runs
People taking part in the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - Basildon, Essex

5K Inflatable Run - Basildon, Essex

05 June 2021
East of England
£20 - £30

The UK’s best Inflatable obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more incredible. We now have 15 Gigantic…

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  • Muddy Runs
Participants in action at the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - Glasgow / Motherwell

5K Inflatable Run - Glasgow / Motherwell

12 June 2021
Scotland
£20 - £30

The Inflatable 5k is heading to Glasgow / Motherwell! The UK's biggest and best Inflatable 5k …

Why run a 10K?

If you’ve already completed a 5K run, training for and completing a 10K race is the next natural progression in your running journey. That being said, even If you’ve never run competitively before, a 10K run is still totally achievable for a beginner as long as you put in the necessary training time. You’re sure to feel a great sense of achievement after running your first 10K race, and you might just catch the running bug at the same time! 

Aside from being a great form of aerobic exercise, there are plenty of other great benefits to running a 10K too. Firstly, if you’re thinking of taking up running as a way to lose some weight, running a 10K is a great way to get your heart rate up and stay in that calorie burning zone. Another reason to sign up for a 10K race is that it’s a great way to raise money for charity, in fact, 10K races are amongst the most popular events for charity races and there are hundreds happening across the UK every year. Finally, running your first 10K is a great way to progress into longer distance running. Once you’ve finished a 10K you’ll be looking for your next challenge in the form of a half marathon and eventually even a marathon!

10K Runs Near Me

You’ll probably be aware of some of the bigger and more publicised running events that take place in the major cities across the UK, but did you know there are also plenty of opportunities to join a 10K near where you love too? There are loads of 10K events springing up across the UK all the time, meaning that there is bound to be one that is easy and convenient for you to get to. 
If you’re looking for ways to get more active with your family, a 10K is a challenging but achievable distance for a wide age range and even if they don’t run alongside you it’s easy to get them to come along and cheer you on at a local race. We list lots of 10K running events that take place all over the UK, so be sure to take a look for 10K runs near you using the search bar on the left. You can then find races based on location and other options using the filters to find the perfect event for you. 

Charity 10K runs near me and fundraising 

So, you’re looking for a way to raise money for a great cause? As we’ve mentioned, taking part in a 10K race is a great way to raise some money for a good cause, and the race is a great length for people of all ages to get involved in. As well as the better-known events, such as the Great Run series, there are plenty of smaller local events you can sign up to as well. In fact, many charities organise their own races throughout the year with the sole intention of raising money to help people. 
Setting up funding for a 10K race is straightforward too. Most charities will provide you with a sponsorship pack to get started once you sign up for a race, and you can also fundraise online and share your goals with your friends on social media. Running in a local 10K race is also an ideal way to raise money for charities that are based in your local community.
10K Charity races are some of the most popular events out there, so if you want to get into running then these are a great place to start!

How can I find charity 10K races near me?

If you’ve decided to run a 10K race to raise money for a charity, you may be wondering ‘How do I find a 10K near me?’. The answer is right here! On our events page you’ll find pages of fitness events that are taking place all across the UK. By using the search bar on the left you can narrow down these events to find one that’s perfect for you. Once you’ve filtered down the type of race you’re looking to take part in, in this case a 10K, you can then further refine the results by selecting your location and then choosing from a range of charities that you are interested in supporting.
If you’d like to support a charity that isn’t listed, you’re welcome to do that too! Be sure to check the website of your chosen charity to find out more about getting started with fundraising.

Most popular 10K races in the UK

As we’ve mentioned, as well as smaller, local 10K events, we also list some of the best known and loved event series on our site too. Our most popular searches include:

10K runs in London

As well as the obvious London event (the London Marathon), there are plenty of other races to take part in too! If you fancy taking on the challenge of a 10K in the capital we’ve got plenty listed on our events page so be sure to check it out!

10K runs in the North West

Are you looking for races in the North West? Whether it’s a 10K in Manchester, Cheshire or Preston, we’ve got some great 10K events listed that are easy for you to get to wherever you are based in the North West.

Related Posts

Are you looking for some more information or advice about running a 10K? We’ve got a great library of informative articles in our blog that will tell you everything you need to know to get started. We’ve also got tips for training, burning calories through running and improving your race time. Get started with some of the articles below:

10k Running Tips

Calories burnt running a 10k

How long is a 10K run?

What is the average 10k time?

10K Training Plan

How to run a 10k faster

What to eat before a 10k Run