The Tough 5 10 15k Runs

Take on the ups and downs of Greenwich Park! A great early season tough run to test those legs and get the heart pounding. Running around the stunning park, join hundreds of runners to challenge yourself as well as friends, family and work colleagues.

Atletes running The Tough 5 10 15k Runs
Cost:£16
Event Time:09:30 am
Event Date:25 March 2017
Event Distance:5 - 15 Miles

Running Events

History | Getting Started | Top Events


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!

Runners taking part in a running event


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.

Bournemouth Marathon

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.

Find out more about the 2020 Bournemouth Marathon

 


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The Tough 5 10 15k Runs Course

Every entrant receives full race chip timing, a cool medal, drinks and refreshments on the day.

Not quite ready for the Tough 10?! Then we are here to accommodate! Take on the Tough5! A 5k run that will still test you on a few hills but half the dose. You can definitely do this one! No excuses….Or need a greater challenge than the 10k, then give the Tough15 a crack!!

The 5k is one lap, the 10k is 2 and the 15k is 3. All runners will get split times for multiple laps.

Places are very limited so get your entry in asap to be part of a great event and a chance to get out running with friends, work colleagues and the family!

 

CHARITIES AND FUNDRAISING

Please note you are not required to fundraise for this event.

 

THE TOUGH RUNS

The runs will kick off at 9.30am and will take you around Greenwich Park. We will start gathering you in to the start area at 9.20am. We will have some funky tunes played to get you ready for the challenge that awaits!

There will be marshals around the course to support and encourage you.

Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be out and about. Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided.

Get ready for the adrenalin pumping Tough Runs! See you there.

Event Location : London, Bower Avenue, Greenwich, SE10 8QY

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