Top 10 Easter weekend races 2018

Looking forward to some time off this Easter? If you’re yet to make plans and are looking for some Easter weekend races to take part in (around the chocolate eating of course), we’ve rounded up our favourites. Whether you’re looking for a longer race to fit into your marathon training plan, or a family friendly 5k to do before your Sunday lunch, have a browse through the best Easter weekend races here:

Easter Victoria Park, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon

When: Friday 30th March 2018, 9.30am

Where: St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London, E9 5HT

Lowdown: There’s a 5K, 10K and a half marathon distance available, all involving multiple laps of Victoria Park. It’s a relatively flat park, so a good choice for first-timers or new runners.  

Maidenhead Easter 10

When: Friday 30th March 2018, 9.30am

Where: Maidenhead Office Park, Westacott Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3QH

Lowdown: This Good Friday, 10-mile race has been around for 65 years. It’s a fairly flat rural course with PB potential, and all finishers get a medal and an Easter egg. If you’re going to make it a family affair, there’s also an Easter Half-Mile (800m) race and an Easter Mike (1600m) race for the kids.

The 7th Bridlington Easter 5 Mile Dash

When: Friday 30th March 2018, 10am

Where: Lime Kiln Lane Car Park, Lime Kiln Lane, Bridlington, North Yorkshire, YO15 2LX

Lowdown: A 5-mile race that takes runners along the footpaths and trails of Sewerby Hall before heading along the cliff top. They’ll be Easter eggs waiting at the finish, plus you’ll get two-for-one admission to Sewerby Hall after the race.

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

When: Sunday 31st March 2018, 11.00am

Where: Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S91 EQ

Lowdown: With a 5km, 10km, 10 mile and half marathon race on offer, whatever you’re training for, you’ll find a fun race. The course is scenic, fast and flat and they’ll be an Easter egg hunt along the way for those who aren’t aiming for a PB!

The Wolverhampton and Wombourne Half Marathon

When: Saturday 31st March 2018, 11am

Where: Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 9NW

Lowdown: A trail half marathon that winds through the countryside along the Monarchs Way, you have the option of running solo or in a team. There’s no signage along the route, so it’s worth downloading the map beforehand and practicing your orienteering skills.

Rotary Easter Quarter Marathon

When: Saturday 31st March 2018, 11am

Where: Boscombe Pier, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 1BN

Lowdown: Like its name suggests, this 6.7-mile rice is a quarter of a marathon. The race starts at Boscombe promenade, then takes runners along to Hengistbury Head, before returning via the cliff top to finish east of Boscombe Pier.

The Chocolate Run, Bristol

When: Sunday 1st April 2018, 10.30am

Where: Secret Bristol Location, Bristol BS1 3BX

Lowdown: The Chocolate run by London based running company ‘DeadDrop’ involves following various clues, laid out over both a 5K or 10K distance, to find the location of the Easter bunny’s ‘stolen chocolate’. Probably less of a race and more of a fun run, but a good excuse to run off some of the chocolate you’ll be consuming. Kids go free.

London Easter 10k

When: Monday 2nd April 2018, 10.30am

Where: The Hub, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RU

Lowdown: It’s a pretty well-established race now, with the course covering three laps of Regents Park. It’s a pretty flat route, so good one for a PB, and if you’re lucky, you might spot the giraffes as you run past London Zoo. Finishers get an Easter egg, and there’s a children’s 800m race and a 2-mile fun run on offer too.

Notts Easter 10K

When: Monday 2nd April 2018, 10am

Where: Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE

Lowdown: The race will take you on two laps around the grounds of Wollaton Park. All finishers of the 10K will get a commemorative mug, and finishers of the 2K family fun run will get an Easter egg.

Easter Bunny 10K

When: Monday 2nd April 2018, 11am

Where: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil, BA22 8HT

Lowdown: A fast, flat course around the villages of West Camel and Podimore, perfect for a PB. There’s pacemakers for 45 and 60 minutes and a junior fun run.