If you didn’t manage to bag a place for this year’s London Marathon, or you wanna take up running with the aim of going in next year’s ballot, there are a load of big runs happening in London this year that you can get involved in. 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.

Vitality London 10,000

Mon 25th May 2020 | Starts on The Mall
This is the captial’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.

Royal Parks 10k Summer Series

Sun 14th June 2020 | Hyde Park
Join the millions of runners who’ve gone before you by completing a 10k in one of London’s most iconic parks.

Asics London 10k

5th July 2020 | 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 July 2020 | 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 2020

Sat 19th September 2020 | 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.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sun 11th October 2020 | 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.