If you didn’t manage to bag a place for the London Marathon or you wanna take up running with the aim of getting, there are a load of big runs planned to take place in London this year that you can get involved in (fingers crossed they can still happen). Whether you want a short 5k, a half marathon where you can really test your PB or a run where you just have fun and see the city at the same time, these are the races in London worth lacing up those trainers for.
Royal Parks Half Marathon
Sun 11th April 2021 | Starts Hyde Park
Why do one park run when you can do four? This half takes you through the four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and Green Park) so you can soak up the scenery.
Sun 16th May 2021 | Hackney
Take on the 13.1 mile route that goes from Hackney Marshes through to Mare Street and Broadway Market.
Vitality London 10,000
Mon 31st May 2021 | Starts on The Mall
This is the capital’s most inspiring 10k and will take you past some of London’s most famous sites, starting on The Mall and ending at Buckingham Palace.
Asics London 10k
Sun 25th July 2021 | Central London
If you run for the enjoyment of it, then this is the race for you. There’s bands and DJs along the route and you’ll also hit some major London landmarks.
Olympic Park 5k & 10k
Sat 18th September 2021 | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Pretend you’re an Olympian by running through the Olympic Park, and with both 5k and 10k routes you can take it at your own pace.
The Colour Run London 2021
Dates TBC | Crystal Palace Park
Billed as the happiest 5k on the planet, the Colour Run is all about having a laugh – just be prepared to get covered in paint powder.