Top five Easter weekend races

The London Easter 10K
Monday 21st April, London

This perfectly flat 10K set in the heart of London returns to Regents Park for its third year this April. As well as picturesque city sights, runners will get to enjoy Easter eggs, seasonal goodies, a family atmosphere and a medal to commemorate the day. The race is a fundraiser for The Children's Trust and includes changing facilities, toilets, refreshments and supervised bag storage.

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Good Friday Cricket Club Marathon
Friday 18th April, Stratford-upon-Avon

A mostly off-road race taking in the picturesque surrounding villages of Stratford-on-Avon in South Warwickshire, the Good Friday Cricket Club Marathon is a friendly and sociable event featuring undulating hills and 26.2 miles of multiterrain. And if that's not enough to convince you to enter, food and soft drinks are included in the ticket price, plus showers, onsite parking and supervised bag storage so you can enjoy a nice post-race lunch while basking in the Easter sunshine.

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Rotary Easter Quarter Marathon
Saturday 19th April, Bournemouth

Set along the beachfront promenade, the Rotary Easter Quarter Marathon is the perfect race to kick start the Easter weekend. The course mixes road sections with a clifftop path return, so runners will benefit from tons of fresh sea air before enjoying post-race chips and ice cream on the beach. The race includes an additional Easter Bun FUN RUN of two and three mile distances for all the family to enjoy.

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Valients Half Marathon
Saturday 19th April, Preston

This rural half marathon set in the Lancashire countryside traverses the Valiants Equestrian Centre, so while runners tackle the flat road race, the kids get to enjoy pony rides. Medals, prizes, refreshments and an onsite retailer also promise to make this event a great day out for the whole family.

Magnificent Eastnor Castle Seven
Sunday 13th April, Ledbury

With a course covering footpaths, tracks and lush woodland, culminating in the ‘Orrible’ climb to the Obelisk, this seven mile rural route attracts return visitors every year. Although it's not a flat course, from relaxed joggers to serious athletes, The Magnificent Eastnor Castle Seven welcomes all abilities for a fun day out.

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