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Color Me Rad

We all know 5Ks are incredibly boring – all that stomping along with nothing to distract your mind. Color Me Rad aims to put a stop to this – by blasting participants with shedloads of neon paint as they run. Think of it as a rave, just with more jogging.

Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen

Sat 6 Jun

Prices vary

Harewood House, Leeds

Sat 16 May

Prices vary / 0113 218 1000

Herts Showground, St Albans

Sat 13 Jun

Prices vary / 01395 277002

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IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2015

Canalway Cavalcade is a distinctive waterways boaters' gathering that has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983.

Little Venice, London W9

Sat 2 May

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

Mon 4 May

Free

Church Tower Abseil

If you've got a head for heights why not abseil off the iconic St John's Church on Edinburgh's busiest shopping street. Raise funds for the Church's building development project or a charity of your choice.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£50 for those raising money for St John's; £100 for those raising money for another charity / 0131 221 2271

St Oswald’s Kaleidoscope 5K Colour Run

A colourful 5k for all abilities in support of St Oswald's Hospice. Start in a white t-shirt and finish the course showered in a rainbow of colour.

The Rising Sun Country Park, Newcastle

Sun 21 Jun

£20; under 5s free (Children £10) / 0191 246 9123

British Roller Derby Championships Premier League

Auld Reekie Roller Girls present the second leg of the British roller derby championships – expect thrills, spills and badassery on the floor, with stalls, games, a craft corner and – of course – cake for all.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£12 for a full day ticket; £5 for the last game only; £10 per person for groups of five or more; under 14s free / 0131 661 5351

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Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest is Britain’s longest-established adventure running series. Each event involves at least a 10k run through an urban assault course. Test your speed, stamina and grit. If you really are one of the fittest you can sign up for the Tri-Nations and race the courses in Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cardiff…

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Sat 7 Nov

£90–£105 (Team £80–£95) / 01904 409401

Elite: 20k round the Manchester course featuring loads of mud, full-body dunkings, canal crossings and a whopping great Stadium Climb.

£60–£75 (Teams £50–£65) / 01904 409401

Manchester is the muddiest and wettest course. A punishing 10k route is woven through Etihad Campus, the Etihad Stadium itself and into Phillips Park. The course features loads of mud, immersion in water, canal crossings and a whopping great Stadium Climb.

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Sun 18 Oct

£60–£75 (Teams £50–£65) / 01904 409401

From a base centrally located in Princes Street Gardens expect a hilly event taking you up, down and all over Edinburgh.

Roald Dahl Plas, Cardiff

Sun 27 Sep

£60–£70 solo (Teams £50–£65) / 01904 409401

The action starts and finishes in the Roald Dhal Pass ‘Oval Basin’, with a spectacular charge over the Hay Bale Wall starting the race and a gruelling climb over the MH Wall of Fame when you return. Activity locations include the Cardiff International White Water Centre.

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Race for Life

Join the UK's largest women-only fundraising event and walk, run, jog or dance 5 or 10k to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The 5k event is suitable for all levels of ability and Race For Life provide you with a training plan and sponsorship pack to get you started.

Abington Park, Northampton

Sun 7 Jun

£14.99; under 6s free (Children £10) / 0845 600 6050

5k and 10k distances

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Sun 21 Jun

£14.99; free under 6s free (Children £10) / 0845 600 6050

5k and 10k distances

Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham

Sun 7 Jun

£14.99; free under 6s free (Children £10) / 0845 600 6050

5k

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Urban Ninja Obstacle Course: Tooting Bec Common

Ever fancied having a go at Ninja Warrior or Gladiators? This is your chance! Unleash your inner Ninja and test your skills against some of the toughest and most exciting obstacles in the world. No mud, no running - just obstacles.

Tooting Bec Athletics Track (Stop M), London SW17

Sat 2 May

£20–£60

Sun 3 May

£20–£60

Mon 4 May

£20–£60

American Speedfest

A NASCAR-fuelled festival of motorsport.

Brands Hatch, Longfield

Sat 6 Jun

£26 for a weekend ticket; day ticket £21; weekend camping £15; children free / 0843 453 9000

Sun 7 Jun

£26 for a weekend ticket; day ticket £21; weekend camping £15; children free / 0843 453 9000

Bike For Bobath

Charity cycle run from the Riverside Museum to Balloch in aid of cerebral palsy charity Bobath. The route is scenic but flat and suitable for all ages and abilities. Refreshments and first aid are on hand along the way.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

£15 (Children £5) / 0141 287 2720

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Colour Blast

Take part in a 1.5k or 5k sponsored fun run and get blasted with coloured powder paint along the route. The event is open to all ages, though under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Money raised goes to help Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St Albans

Sun 23 Aug

£20; under 5s free (Children £10; Family £50) / 01442 820740

  • 09:00 Colour Blast Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St Albans

Edinburgh to North Berwick Road Race

A 20 mile race following a scenic route along the East Lothian Coast, starting at Portobello Promenade and finishing on Beach Road in North Berwick.

Portobello Promenade, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£18

Royal Mail Fun Runs in aid of Stroke Association

A series of fun runs for all the family. Choose between 5k and 10k distances and help raise funds for Stroke Association.

Glasgow Green

Sun 17 May

£5 for 5k; £10 for 10k (Children free; Seniors free)

Greenwich Park, London SE10

Sun 24 May

£5 for 5k; £10 for 10k / 0300 061 2380

Sutton Park National Nature Reserve, Sutton Coldfield

Sun 10 May

£5 for 5k; £10 for 10k

Aegon Manchester Trophy

World class tennis returns to Manchester at the Aegon Manchester Trophy held at the historic Northern Lawn Tennis Club. See the world's best players prepare for Wimbledon on the grass courts of Didsbury

Northern Lawn Tennis Club, Manchester

Mon 1 Jun

£5–£6 week day; £10 weekend / 0161 445 3093

Tue 2 Jun

£5–£6 week day; £10 weekend / 0161 445 3093

Wed 3 Jun

£5–£6 week day; £10 weekend / 0161 445 3093

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jun

Apolaki Dirty Boxing Crash Course

The Apolaki Dirty Boxing Crash Course gives you all the tools you need to quickly stun any attacker and defend yourself with a flurry of devastating strikes.

Waterloo Action Centre, London SE1

Sat 9 May

£40–£50 / 020 3695 0991

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Aquatics Activity Camp

Swimming-based holiday fun that combines underwater action with dry land activities. Suitable for ages 9–14 who are comfortable swimming 25m in deep water.

Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Jul

£170 for full week / 0131 667 7211

Tue 7 Jul

£170 for full week / 0131 667 7211

Wed 8 Jul

£170 for full week / 0131 667 7211

…and 12 more dates until 31 Jul

The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles of off-road trail through 2000 acres of woodland to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The event is open to all abilities levels and supporters can enjoy a relaxing picnic in the countryside while you get your sweat on.

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted

Sun 7 Jun

£20 before 31st December 2014; £25 after / 01442 820740

Barbell Weightlifting Club

Bodybuilding club.

Brentwood Centre

Sat 2 May

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

Sat 9 May

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

Sat 16 May

Phone for prices / 01277 215151

…and 6 more dates until 27 Jun

Beat the Banana! 5k Family Fun Run

The bananas have escaped from the fruit bowl! Chase a gang of banana runners around a 5k course and help raise money for cancer prevention research. All entries include race t-shirt, goody bag and finisher's medal.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sun 17 May

£15; under 5s go free (Children £10; Family £40) / 020 7343 4200

The Color Run

You've seen the epic images on Instagam, now you can be part of the rainbow action. Put on white clothes and run, walk or boogie along the 5k route. Every km there's a new burst of colour to coat you with a new glitter burst saved for the end. At the finish line there's DJs and MCs to get the party started at the 'Color…

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Sun 5 Jul

£30.99 (group bookings £28.99)

Madeira Drive, Brighton

Sat 10 Oct

£26 (group bookings £26) / 01273 917272

NEC, Birmingham

Sat 15 Aug

£30.99 (Group Bookings £28.99) / 0121 780 4141

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Colour Me Happy 5K

A very colourful run from Isabel Hospice, where participants start off in white, and as the 5k run progresses they get covered in multi-coloured powder paint. This event is for ages 5+, though runners aged 5–15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Leventhorpe School Fields, Sawbridgeworth

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to take part in 2015. There are seven races to choose from over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£25.70 / 0131 652 8150

10k.

£15.40 / 0131 652 8150

5k.

London Road, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May

£31.57

Half Marathon. Please note some waves start from Regent Road.

£49

Marathon. Please note some waves start from Regent Road.

Regent Road, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May

£107.12 between four runners

Hairy Haggis Team Relay

FitSteps with Miles

Miles leads a FitSteps dance class to help boogie yourself fit.

Lower Hardres Village Hall, Canterbury

Fri 1 May

£5 per class; £20 for five consecutive classes

Fri 8 May

£5 per class; £20 for five consecutive classes

Fri 15 May

£5 per class; £20 for five consecutive classes

…and 89 more dates until 27 Jan 2017

Gleneagles / Condor Cycling Experience

Join the entire JLT Condor pro cycling team – which counts double Olympic Gold medallist Ed Clancy among its ranks – for an exclusive ride-out event, open to both developing and experienced road cyclists. Participants join the professionals on a two-hour ‘friendly’ ride around the Perthshire countryside, followed by…

The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder

Sat 30 May

£65 / 0800 704705

Gordon Castle Highland Games

Traditional Highland games with events for all the family, from a falconry display and terrier racing to clay pigeon shooting and archery. There's also a country fair.

Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers

Sun 17 May

£9 (£7; Family £26; Children £4) / 07500 879687

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