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Three Running Races Happening in July | Find Your Stride | Edinburgh Podiatrist

Summer is the perfect time to lace up your running shoes and hit the trails or streets for a race. With July just around the corner, there are plenty of exciting running races happening across the UK to get you motivated and moving. Below we’ve included three races happening in July, each offering a unique challenge and experience for runners of all levels.

Runner crossing the finish line
Racing can be daunting but once you've given one a try we're certain you'll be hooked

1. Stanhope Trail Races Stanhope, Durham, 13 July

Experience the beauty of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at the Stanhope Trail Races. Whether you choose to tackle the half marathon or the 10K race, you'll be treated to a mix of single-track trail, gravel paths, and open moorland with some technical ascents and descents along the way. The focus of this event is on showcasing nature without causing harm, so don't expect a pile of medals and T-shirts at the finish line. Instead, immerse yourself in the adventure and tranquility of the stunning surroundings. To register and learn more, visit

2. Ilkley Half Marathon Ilkley, West Yorkshire, 14 July

Road runners looking for a challenging yet scenic race should not miss the Ilkley Half Marathon. Taking place in the picturesque River Wharfe valley, this race offers a tough course entirely on tarmac. Prepare for undulating terrain, long gradual inclines, and short steep hills that will test your strength and endurance. Keep an eye out for the challenging hill near Nesfield around the 18km mark - it's sure to push you to your limits before a rewarding downhill stretch. For more information and registration, visit

3. Shrewsbury 10K Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 7 July

Discover the charm and beauty of Shrewsbury at the Shrewsbury 10K. This underrated town, nestled between the winding River Severn, features historic buildings and scenic bridges that add a unique touch to the race course. Prepare to conquer a couple of surprisingly steep hills outside the town center, but the stunning Quarry Park finish line will make all the effort worthwhile. Lace up your shoes and explore this hidden gem of a town while pushing your limits in this challenging 10K race. To sign up and find out more, visit

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