With 2022 done and dusted, next season is looking brighter and it’s a great time to think about what races you might want to take on this year!
One great way of keeping up the motivation over the winter is to have an event lined up to work towards, now is the perfect time to book in your next challenge!
We’ve picked out a range of events from all over the country with different difficulties and atmospheres – here are our top UK running events in 2023:
Essar Chester Half Marathon - 21 May 2023
The Chester Half is one of the UK’s longest established and most highly regarded half marathons, starting and finishing in the historic Roman/Medieval international destination city of Chester. HIGH5 will have your back on course with HIGH5 Energy Gel Aqua.
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon – 1 October 2023
For the extraordinary scenery alone, Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is a must do. The Highland views couple with the onset of autumn colours makes for a spectacular and unique running experience. The organisation is all you would expect from a high-profile event, and yet still maintains a friendly appeal, managing to make every runner feel like an intrinsic part of the weekend. On the course feed stations you can look forward to HIGH5 fuelling you to the finish line.
Brighton Marathon Weekend – 31 March 2023
It’s tough to beat the atmosphere of a big city marathon, and the Brighton Marathon Weekend is no exception. As a local Brighton based business, we might be a little biased, but we think it’s a must do! A mostly costal route with streets lined by supporters full of enthusiasm helps drive you towards the finish line with a smile on your face. There is also a huge event village right on Brighton beach, making the most of everything our vibrant city has to offer. If you’re taking part in Brighton Marathon, HIGH5 will be on course to support you across the finish line.
Race to the Stones – 8 July 2023
If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, then look no further than the Race to the Stones. The 100km route is set on what is celebrated as Britain’s oldest path. This historic trail is surrounded by beautiful scenery and lined with historic bronze-age forts, before reaching the ancient stone circle at Avebury. The organisers provide the highest level of support for this challenge, including an overnight basecamp – making it achievable for both runners and walkers alike. Throughout the challenge you can grab a HIGH5 hit at any of the pit stops along the way.
Leeds Half Marathon & Rob Burrows Marathon – 14 May 2023
If you’re after the loudest crowds, Leeds Half Marathon is the one to go for. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome, and the support along the side lines is always incredible – rain or shine! Well organised and full of fun, this race isn’t one to miss. Throughout the race you’ll be able to grab Energy Gels and ZERO at the HIGH5 fuel stations.
Bath Half Marathon – 15 March 2023
Winding through the beautiful city centre, Bath Half is one of the oldest and most popular half marathons in the UK, attracting over 13,000 runners each year. It promises to surround you with beautiful architecture and cheering spectators from start to finish. HIGH5 will have your back on course with HIGH5 Energy Gel Aqua.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 27 - 28 May 2023
With five adult events and four junior events to choose from with distances ranging from 1km to 26.2 miles, this event really does have something for everyone! Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline. HIGH5 will have your back with nutrition, we will be providing Energy Gel Aqua on course.
Chester Marathon – 8 October 2023
Taking place in Chester's historic Roman/Medieval city centre, the MBNA Chester Marathon is brimming with beautiful scenery and passionate supporters. The organisers keep the field to under 5000 runners to ensure you get plenty of space to enjoy your race, which is just one of the reasons the MBNA Chester Marathon has won the UK's Best Marathon up to 5000 runners for the last 3 years running! HIGH5 will have your back with nutrition on course.
Milton Keynes Marathon – 1 May 2023
This year the multi award winning MK Marathon Weekend will be taking place in Campbell Park improving the overall race day experience by making the race flatter and faster than before. You can also look forward to nutritional support from HIGH5 along this brand new course.
If you’re taking part in any events this year, be sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and show us how you use HIGH5 to keep you fuelled on race day! You can also check out our guides on half marathon and marathon nutrition.
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