Our top 20 running races over the next year (all available with a 15-20% discount on entry fees)

With Goat Codes, part of the Member Plus benefits programme, you can get a 15 or 20% discount on entry to more than 300 races organised by our four partners, ATW (20% off), Maverick Race (20% off), RunThrough (20% off), and Wild Deer Events !

To help you decide which to enter, here are twenty running events that caught our eye…

Run Alton Towers Half Marathon, 12 November 2023

Running 13.1 miles through a theme park? Count us in! RunThrough have set the event up with everything you need to run well, including both kilometre and mile markers, and a team of pacers. LINK

Holdenby House – Barr Ellison hoohaah Trail & Canicross, 19 November 2023

Taking place on a traffic free trail route in the grounds of the Holdenby Estate, ATW’s event offers 5km, 10km and half marathon options, plus a 5km canicross event for running with your dog. LINK


Running GP Oulton Park, 26 November 2023

RunThrough are offering six different race distances at a venue famous for hosting British Touring Car Championship and British Superbikes Championship races. You’ll have to make do with your legs, rather than wheels, over the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 16 Mile, 20 Mile and Marathon distances. LINK

Southampton 10K, 26 November 2023

Starting and finishing pitchside in St Mary’s Stadium, this exciting closed roads event by RunThrough takes in the sights around Southampton’s city centre. Your friends and family can even watch the finish from the stadium’s Kingsland Stand: LINK

The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Oxfordshire, 2 December 2023

Running on trails, in the dark is a fantastic experience – especially when in the company of other racers, on a marked course. Your senses will be heightened, as you concentrate on foot placement and keep an eye out for the deer and wallabies that live in the park you’ll be running through. Distances on offer are 7km, 11km and 16km. LINK


Sherwood Pines Festive Trail Runs, 10 December 2024

Choose between the 10km route, or the family mile run, at this pre-Christmas trail event in the Midlands. Wild Deer Events are even offering mince pies at the finish! LINK

Druridge Bay Beach Trail Runs, 28 January 2024

This is possibly the most popular event in the Wild Deer Events calendar, regularly selling out before raceday. The 10km and half marathon options include paths, trails and the beach itself, and is the perfect race to keep you motivated through the winter and into the new year. LINK

Hillingdon 20, 24 March 2024

This is the perfect twenty mile warm up for Goats running the London Marathon (or any other spring marathon). Practice race pace, practice nutrition, and get some miles in your legs, with this race from ATW. LINK

The Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Mendips, 13 April 2024

Take on the West Mendip Way, with views that extend to Glastonbury and the Severn Bridge on a clear day, in this challenging trail event. Three distances are on offer (7km, 13km and 22km) and you can run with your dog. LINK

The Maverick Adidas Terrex X Series Exmoor, 4 May 2024

The Exmoor National Park is ruggedly beautiful (or should that be ‘beautifully rugged’?). If you’re after ITRA ranking points, or UTMB points, then you’ll have your eye on the 58km route. If you prefer your runs a little shorter, then check out the 15km, 21km, or 42km options. LINK


The Livingston Relays, 26 May 2024

Promoted by ATW, this is a four runner, 3 miles per leg relay on a fast, traffic-free loop in Mallory Park. Do any Goats fancy putting some teams together? The team categories are men, women, men over 40, women over 40, boys under 15, and girls under 15. LINK


The Maverick Adidas Terrex X Series Peak District, 1 June 2024

The four routes (10km, 26km, 40km and 52km) all take you on a tour through the mixed terrain of the Peak District. You can enjoy moorland, river valleys, and high peaks, while never being far from a breathtaking view. LINK

Jubilee Bridge 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race, 2 June 2024

The Grade II listed Silver Jubilee Bridge, between Widnes and Runcorn crosses the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal. Thanks to RunThrough, you can race over this stunning landmark. LINK


Cheltenham Running Festival 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race, 16 June 2024

This is a unique opportunity to run around the famous Cheltenham Racecourse, hosted by RunThrough. LINK

5000m Friday, 21 June 2024

If you’ve marvelled at the exploits of track athletes at the Olympics, and wondered what it would be like to have a go yourself, this is the race for you. It’s organised by Wild Deer Events and takes place on the athletics track at Blaydon Leisure Centre. There’ll be a number of graded heats on offer, all with different target times, so you can slot in behind the pacer and get on the PB train! LINK

ATW Odyssey 12hr Trail Run, 6 July 2024

This half-day epic in Cambridgeshire is described as ‘more than a running event, it’s a journey of self-discovery through the beautiful footpaths around St Neots.’ Enter as a solo runner, pair, or team of 3 to 6. LINK

Dalkeith Country Park Trail Runs, 18 August 2024

Wild Deer Events are offering a 5km, 10km and half marathon distances in the 1,000 acre Dalkeith Country Park, just outside Edinburgh. Your mini-Goats (over the age of 11) can enter the 5km race and run with you. LINK

The Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Kent, 7 September 2024

The course includes the Pilgrims Way, North Downs Way, and the Wealdway Trail, with beautiful woodland and rolling hills on all three routes (6.5km, 11km and 23km). This is another of Maverick’s dog-friendly races, too. LINK

Hadrians Wall Half Marathon, 13 October 2024

It’s hard to find a more iconic race location than a World Heritage Site! This testing point-to-point trail race from Wild Deer Events is well worth adding to your race calendar. LINK


Love Luton RunFest, 13 October 2024

Offering a 5km, 10km, and half marathon, ATW’s event offers beautiful scenery and a great atmosphere. LINK

Enter now!

These are just twenty of the 300+ events available over the next year that have caught our eye. Check out the websites of our partners, ATW, Maverick Race, RunThrough, and Wild Deer Events to find your perfect event. Of course, any Goat can enter any of the above races, or any of the events organised by our partners, but only Member Plus subscribers will get 15-20% off the price of entry. With a subscription costing just £25 for an annual subscription, you only need to enter a few races for Member Plus to pay for itself!

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