Running, cycling and triathlon events in the Market Harborough area

Join us for a half marathon, 10k and 1 mile fun run


Harborough Building Society Carnival of running

10th June 2017

Sponsored by:

Try a Tri, Sprint and Bridge options to cater for all levels of fitness and experience


Archway Health Triathlon

3rd September 2017

Sponsored by:

Outrun the zombies – save the world!

Armourgeddon Zombie Run

Sponsored by:

A 5 mile run at night or dawn to raise money for Movember.

Tunnel Vision Night Run

16th-17th November 2017

In aid of:
Sponsored by:

Get in the Christmas Spirit and join hundreds of Santas in Welland 


Snap Fitness Santa Run 

10th December 2017

Sponsored by:

50k, 100k or 100mile Sportive 

Fun family trail ride

NFU Festival of Cycling
April 2018
Sponsored by:


Market Harborough Carnival of Running

Saturday 10th June 2017 – Enter here

  • 1 mile fun run – a great way to complete a challenge as a family
  • 10km – a perfect way to challenge runners of all abilities
  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles) – the ultimate distance for runners wanting more or for seasoned runners searching for a new race
  • Relay Challenge – enter the Half Marathon as a team of 4

Race Harborough Terms and Conditions .


Essential race day details here: Pre Event Runner Pack 2016

Race start 12 midday at The Robert Smyth Academy, Burnmill Road, LE16 7JG. Finish Line location: Symington’s Recreation Ground off St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough

This event takes place on the same day as and in conjunction with, the Market Harborough Carnival. We are proud that the event is sponsored by the Market Harborough Building Society.  MarketHarborough[RGB]1L

The route has something for everyone with some crowd-lined closed roads, an idyllic rural village section through Great Bowden, Welham and Thorpe Langton and a spectacular finish at the Carnival Show Ground. Here you will be greeted by approximately 5000 cheering supporters.

Runners will benefit from:

  • Chip timing
  • Medal and T-shirt
  • Free photos
  • Fantastic prizes up for grabs, including cash for our top 3 male and female Half Marathon finishers.

Our unique post-race zone is metres away situated in The Training Shed. Here you will be welcomed by the friendly staff who will offer you the following:

  • Free post race massage, your legs will thank you for it!
  • Stretching area with expert supervision and advice
  • Opportunity to be photographed with your run time wearing your finishers medal
  • Goody bag area



An important part of everything that we do, is supporting local charities. For this event we’re supporting The Squires Effect. We will be donating a portion from every entry.

If you are running for your own selected charity there are numerous ways to do this, the first would be to notify the particular charity that you intend to run and fundraise for. You can then start getting sponsors or set up your own personal JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving page to do so online.

In addition, you can RACE FOR FREE if you pledge to raise at least £150 for the charity. SquiresSimply enter the race, then email

They will give you full details of the support package that they provide including:

  • Squires Effect running vest
  • Post-race massage
  • A cheering point for your family and friends


There are lots of different free training plans available on the internet. These are definitely some of the best 10K and Half Marathon plans for a variety of abilities. Paper copies to print out or a paid app if you’d prefer. Alternatively, you could go along to a local running or triathlon club and get some advice there. See the Contacts section for more information.

Corporate Challenge

We’ve also teamed up with Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors who are sponsoring this year’s Corporate Challenge.

  • The ultimate team building exercise! Run the Half Marathon route as a team of four.
  • Enter the half marathon online as 4 individuals as ‘unaffiliated runners’ then contact with the names of the runners and a team/business name.
  • All proceeds to the Squires Effect you and three others will run approximately 3.25 miles each, for just £100 per team.
  • Trophies for Top 3 teams and of course a T-shirt and medal for each finisher!
  • Transport will be organised for dropping off and collecting athletes.

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Fun Run final details

We would like the whole event to be as a family friendly as possible. Just before the start of the main event, we are hosting a 1 mile family fun run. If you are competing in the main event, why not use this as a warm up with all the family? We will reward all runners with a medal.

We are grateful to Home-Start South Leicestershire who are our charity partner for 2016 and will be on hand organising you all and welcoming donations on the day. Donate here! or download the sponsorship form


2016 Results

2015 10k results

2015 Half marathon results

Relay results 2015



For all your questions answered we’ve put together a list of FAQ’s which we hope will help you. Carnival of Running FAQs


Course Description

Carnival of Running Route Map 2016

A special thanks to our sponsors and partners for making this event possible.






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