Frequently Asked Questions

The website / directory was developed in order to make it easier for runners to find events. This is hopefully achieved by allowing event providers / organisers the ability to add as many of their events free of charge.

Adding your events to our website is quick and easy and helps you to promote your events so that you can maximise and grow them. Adding events is and always will be free. It only takes a few minutes of your time to add your events so its a win win situation!

Lots of people may see certain running terrain types as being different however just so you know how we understand them we have given you a little description of each below:

Cross Country

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as fields or countryside, as opposed to on roads or tracks. Find out more about Cross Country Running.


Fell running, sometimes known as hill running or mountain running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty. Find out more about Fell Running.


Road running is the sport of running on a measured course over an established road (as opposed to track and field and cross country running). Find out more about Road Running.


Trail running is a sport which consists of running and hiking over trails. Trail running tends to cover off road running which as a result is hard to distinguish from Cross Country and Fell running. Find out more about Trail Running.


Multi-terrain is any event that can fit into more than one of the above categories. For example part of an event may be Cross Country terrain whilst another part of it is on a road.


An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate usually while being timed. Obstacle courses can include running, climbing, jumping, crawling, swimming, and balancing elements with the aim of testing speed and endurance. Find out more about Obstacle Course Events


An orienteering event is a twist on the above events where the aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. In competitive orienteering the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route. Find out more about Orienteering Events.
As discussed in the 'Understanding the Event / Terrain types' section above certain event / terrain types such as Cross Country, Fell and Trail can be difficult to distinguish so sometimes it is down to the perception of the Event Provider when they add their event.
The website allows different people to add events so from time to time someone may duplicate an event by accident. We will try and look out for this and remove any duplicate events however if you do see any then please get in touch via the contact page and let us know.
Don't worry, just get in touch via the contact page to let us know and we can look to transfer your event to your account if you can show us that you are the Event Provider / Organiser.
We have picked the 'centre' point for the UK as a starting point and then set the distance from the postcode to 1500 miles which more than covers all events within the UK and Ireland. Of course you can change these default values in the search filter to narrow your search.
In order to give you a guide to the distance that events are from your home postcode we calculate event distance in a straight line from your postcode to the event postcode. However the difference occurs as Google maps directions works out the travelling distance between the 2 postcodes which will never be in a straight line.
If you decide you don't want to receive race alerts via email then you can do so by clicking on the link supplied at the bottom of the race alert emails.
If you want to edit your race alert email settings you can do so by clicking on the link supplied at the bottom of the race alert emails.
If you decide you no longer want to have an account then you can request for this to be deleted by getting in touch via the website contact page and then we will process your request. You can always create another account in the future if you change your mind.
We certainly welcome any feedback our users give us. Whilst we may not be able to implement all suggestions we would love to hear about what does or doesn't work on our site as well as any suggestions you may have for improving this free service. Give us feedback by getting in touch via the website contact page and we will take onboard any and all feedback sent to us.

Last updated: 09/09/2016

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