Welcome to the new Find a Race

Einstein once said, 'if you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.' With over 3,000 events, the new website is here to help you find your next goal - and endorphin-fuelled happiness.

After a year in the making, the new version of Find a Race is now live. The site has been rebuilt from scratch. Here's a brief run through of the features of the new site and how it can help your race planning:

The Search

The search is the heart of the site. As the name suggests, finding events is what we're all about. So this is where we focused our efforts. We wanted to make it as easy as possible to start your search. Rather than having to select set criteria like location, date or sport, you can now search using a single keyword. Like Google, but just for races.

If needed, the initial search can then be refined by a host of different criteria. The example below shows the options for refining an initial keyword search for '10k'. The results will update in the background as options are selected from the menu on the right, for example a date range or terrain type.


My Events

Before starting on the new Find a Race, we asked site users what other features they would like. Top of the list was the ability to save events to a shortlist. So we've created a new page: My Events.

This is your own space on Find a Race. You can save events you're thinking of doing and mark them as 'entered' when you take the plunge. Over time this will become a record of the races you've done. If there are events missing from the site that you would like to add to your shortlist you can send the details to us through the 'Submit an Event' page.

We've also added a social element. When friends join Find a Race, you'll be able to follow them and see what events they are doing. Similarly, each event page will show which friends have it in their 'Doing' and 'Maybe' lists.


International events

The UK has one the most vibrant and varied race scenes of anywhere in the world. That said, there are some truly iconic events overseas that are on a lot of bucket lists. The site now includes some of the best events from the rest of world. You may only do one a year, or one in a lifetime, but there's no harm in a little armchair research in the meantime.


One thing hasn't changed. The site has always been free to use. And always will be. We haven't yet worked out how to monetise the site, all we know is we enjoy working on it. And banner ads suck.


We'd LOVE to hear any feedback you have on the new site - good or bad. Send your thoughts to

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