London Superhero Run
The Do it for Charity Superhero Run is your chance to become a real-life superhero as you pull on your cape and join thousands of fellow runners as they descend on Regent’s Park, London, in a bid to make the UK a more charitable place to live!
Running events are some of the most popular types of fitness events out there – and are one of the easiest to get in to, whilst being very tricky to master. Because of this, it is a great place to start when you want to get in to a fitness regime – but there is a lot more to it than simply placing one foot in front of the other!
Brief History of Running
Competitive races are thought to have at first started (as with many sports) with the Ancient Greeks, though many other traces link it to the Egyptians, parts of Asia and many other parts of Africa. One of the earliest recorded event is from 1829 BCE at an Irish festival honouring the goddess Tailtiu in a series of sporting events known as the Tailteann Games. A thousand years later in 776 BCE, we have the first record of the Olympics in Greece, and this is likely where many forms of runs and marathons have their origins.
Since then many different type of events have come about – through the Olympic Games are still probably the most famous. Throughout the world events are held all the time from simple small 5k runs to enormous 26 mile sprints like the London Marathon.
How to get started in running events
Luckily it is one of the easiest sports to get in to – you just need to start moving! Starting off with small jogs and sprints is the best way to get started and then you can slowly start to increase distance to build yourself up to bigger and better runs. I’d suggest started off with something like a 5K as this is not too challenging but long enough for you to get a real sense for what is involved in the sport. You can read our article here all about how to prepare for your first 5K which will give you some more insight on how to get your training started.
Once you get started you will quickly see there is a lot more to taking on a run than simply getting out there and jogging. If you are looking to get serious then you may want to start investing in some good gear – a good pair of running trainers is the best place to start. You can also invest in a lot of other running specific clothing too though be warned things can start to get expensive.
Running Races Near Me
There are quite a lot of different runs to choose from depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, we list some of the best running events in the UK, if you know what type of event you want you can click one of the links below to find out more;
Fun Runs | 5K Runs | 10K Runs | Half Marathons | Marathons
Top Running Events in 2020
We have picked out the best events taking place in 2020. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Running Events' tab at the top of this page to find them.
Although we have picked this particular event, there are actually 4 different events taking place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival so you really do have the widest choice available to suit your ability. Not only does it have great options but also stunning scenery, it takes place along the coastline and also the iconic Bournemouth pier. We have been to the Half Marathon event before so check out our review here.
The London Superhero Run Course
This year, our run is taking place on Sunday 13th May
To take part you just need to pay a £25 registration fee and raise £100 for your favourite cause! This challenge is not a race and should be taken at your own pace, whether you run, walk or jog. Bring the whole family along or do it solo and make friends along the way – it’s sure to be a day you never forget as it features…
A FREE Superhero Costume!
You will be able to turn into Batman or Supergirl in a flash as you pull on your superhero disguise in one of our fantastic free costumes OR bring your own costume and turn in to your very own masked alter ego! Creativity is encouraged and there will be a prize for the best costume!
5km and 10km Routes
You can fly around the beautiful 5k route or choose to zoom around twice for the 10k challenge, whatever distance your super powers can take you! Pre-book your distance or decide how heroic you feel on the day!
Mini Superhero Run
We have a fantastic 200m route before the main event for under 8’s so your little superheroes can pull on their capes and masks for their very own challenge, free costumes will be provided and they will even get their own medal!
Just call our friendly Superhero Run team at our superhero headquarters, we will be able to help you out with all of your pre-event questions and advice, including fundraising and training tips.
Facebook Event Page
Meet your league of heroes ahead of the run (keeping your true identities secret, of course) so you can get to know your fellow fundraisers, share training tips and advice, arrange pre-event training sessions and it’s also a great way for solo runners to join forces with other individuals and take on the route together!