Races and local running events are a brilliant way to stick to our running goals, raise money for local causes and explore our local area! Here are some of our favourites running races in the Hertfordshire area coming up in 2022.
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St Albans Half Marathon, 5K & Walking Half
Sunday 12th June
Our favourite race of the year is back for it's 40th year! This is a brilliant community event which raises money for local charities and organisations. As usual, we'll have our very own Athena marquee with cake and bubbles ready to celebrate once you've crossed the finish line. If you're not running, pop down to support everyone (we'll have a great view of the finish line!).
Summer Solstice Tuesday 21st June, 8pm Can you beat the sunset on the longest day of the year? This 10k local race is organised by St Albans Striders but open to all abilities! You may even spot some of our leaders marshalling and cheering you on! Find out more St Albans Race for life 5K and 10K Sunday 17th July Starting in Verulamium Park, this race is open to all and raises money for Cancer Research UK. Find out more - 10k / 5k St Albans Summer 10K Sunday 14th August This flat route is a great opportunity to chase that PB or try out your first 10k! Starting and finishing in Highfield Park, traffic free and tarmac route. Find out more Bedford Festival of Running 2nd - 4th September Not only does this event have every distance you could want, they run these alongside a full blown festival! Live music, open air cinema, food vendors and camping are all on offer! Race available: 5K, Twilight 10K, Half marathon & 20 mile Find out more
Willow 10k Sunday 9th October Held at Hatfield House, Willow's annual 10K is a great race for beginners and experienced runners alike. Raising money for Willow Foundation. Find out more