Articles

Kaunas marathon: A flat course with a rising reputation

Kaunas is the second largest city by population in Lithuania but it is the foremost in terms of sport.

View full article
Participation rates in running rise in England

According to official figures which were released by Sport England last week, there are now 2.49 million people taking part in athletics in England each week.

View full article
A new-look for the fourth edition of the Burnley 10K

The streets of Burnley will burst into colour on 5 June when runners take part in the new-look Asda Foundation Burnley 10K, an event which has been certified as a 5-Star Quality Road Race by European Athletics Running For All.

View full article
Millions raised for charity at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Over 30,000 runners took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in the Scottish capital on 28-29 May. The event is the biggest running event in Scotland and has been awarded a 5-Star certification from European Athletics Running For All. 

View full article
European Athletics supports Global Running Day

Global Running Day is the evolution of National Running Day started in the United States  and has been held annually since 2009, this year taking place on Wednesday 1 June. Several of the world's most prominent running organisations will come together to share their passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.

 

View full article
No limits to Ben Kasper's endurance challenge

It all started after he gained a place in the London Marathon ballot. Ben Kasper was keen to run the iconic race for a worthy cause but instead of putting all of his eggs into one basket, the idea soon developed to take on multiple races to bolster his fundraising efforts.

View full article
Bosworth challenges runners to take him on in Portsmouth

British race-walker Tom Bosworth holds the national 5000m walk record with a time of 18:54.18.

View full article
Runners keep their cool in the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon

Despite the warm conditions, runners turned out in their thousands to take part in the 31st edition of the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon, a race which has been given a five star endorsement by European Athletics Running For All, on 8 May.

View full article
The Great North Run has achieved another milestone in their ongoing search for a runner from every country in the world to take part in this September’s race by reaching their 150th nation this week.

The Great North Run has achieved another milestone in their ongoing search for a runner from every country in the world to take part in this September’s race by reaching their 150th nation this week.

View full article
Five reasons to run the Wizz Air Skopje Marathon

With the Macedonian capital city of Skopje enjoying greater air links with the rest of Europe, the Wizz Air Skopje Marathon is becoming a popular destination for runners looking to travel further afield.

View full article
Salzburg Marathon: a festival of running in Mozart’s hometown

Salzburg is synonymous with Mozart and “The Sound of Music” but the Austrian city also plays host to an annual springtime marathon which draws in runners from across the globe.

View full article
Continental bragging rights on offer in Birmingham

Continental bragging rights will be up for grabs on the streets of Birmingham for the second edition of the Birmingham European Capital of Running Team 10K Cup on 1 May.

View full article
Salzburg – the city of personal bests, no matter what your distance

Is a marathon personal best your number one goal in 2016? Well if so look no further than the Salzburg Marathon on Sunday 1 May.

View full article
European Athletics Running For All hits a new milestone

The Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon in Ireland had the distinction of becoming the 150th unique race - and counting - to be certified by European Athletics Running For All.

View full article
Plusnet Yorkshire Half offers runners the chance to give back

Charities were handed a massive boost at the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield as thousands of runners took to the city in glorious sunshine for the second edition of the race on Sunday 10 April.

View full article
Kiev Half Marathon: committed to charity

Ukraine is in the midst of a running boom. Participation rates in the sport are increasing by roughly thirty percent each year and even though the race is still in its relative infancy, more than 8500 runners from 40 countries took part in the fourth edition of the Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon last year.

View full article
Tenth edition of the Great North 10K will be bigger than ever

GB and England International runner Matty Hynes was joined by budding participants in the famous Gateshead International Stadium to launch the Great North 10K Gateshead, a race which has been given a five-star endorsement from European Athletics Running For All.

View full article
Olympian Maria Polyzou is running to feed her country

Maria Polyzou has represented Greece at the highest level in international competition but the national record-holder is running these days first and foremost for charitable reasons.

View full article
The Kilomathon: one runner’s dress rehearsal for London Marathon record attempt

Alistair Smith is taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time in 2016 with the combined goals of raising money for charity and breaking an official Guinness World Record.

View full article
The Yorkshire Marathon Series continues to grow

If you want a scenic half marathon then Yorkshire is your destination, boasting two 21.1km races within the space of four weeks each spring.

View full article
Copenhagen set to be car-free on race day

The course for the Copenhagen Half Marathon is already one of the fastest circuits in the world but the organisers are giving runners aiming to break their lifetime bests another advantage by making the city traffic-free on race day on 18 September.

View full article
EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon offers unique experience

Imagine running a race where you have half a million people cheering you on. Imagine running a race with live bands performing along the route. Imagine running a race with 34,000 others. Well you get all that and more at the EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon.

View full article
Amsterdam 2016 Brooks 10K Champions Run certified as 5-star Quality Road Race

Follow in the footsteps of the continent’s top distance runners by registering for the Brooks 10K Champions Run in Amsterdam, which has now been certified as a 5-Star Quality Road Race by European Athletics Running for All.

View full article
The Great North Run is on track for another world first

The Great North Run became the first race in the world to record its millionth finisher in race history two years ago and now the race has set itself an even loftier goal: to become the first event in history on 11 September to have a participant from every country in the world taking part.

View full article
Bratislava – the major city marathon with a personal touch

When you think of Bratislava what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Maybe that it’s the capital of Slovakia, or that it sits on the famous Danube River. Maybe you know that it is situated to the east of central Europe and borders Austria and Hungary.  You might also know of its picturesque, pedestrianized old town, overlooked by Bratislava Castle.

View full article
The Seville Marathon is still setting records

The Zurich Maraton de Sevilla takes place for the 32nd time at nine o’clock on Sunday morning and the race which has been given a five-star endorsement by European Athletics Running For All is still setting records into its fourth decade on the calendar.

View full article
Six reasons why you must run the Seville Marathon

Seville might not be wholly synonymous with marathon-running just yet but the Zurich Maraton de Sevilla is an emerging race on the European road-running map.

View full article
Dubrovnik Half Marathon: putting Croatia on the running map

The walled city of Dubrovnik in Croatia is one of the most visited destinations in the Mediterranean and for very good reason as well.

View full article
The Kilomathon sets itself apart

Is 2016 the year when you try something a little different? Well if you’re looking for a fresh challenge or just simply looking to build up your race distances, the Kilomathon might be the answer you were looking for.

View full article
A sell-out set for the Seville Marathon

The Zurich Maraton de Seville has sold out with more than three weeks until the 32nd edition of the race which boasts a five-star rating from European Athletics takes place on 21 February.

View full article
Discover a new side of road running by registering for runbritain

runbritain is the road running arm of British Athletics. With a mission statement of making British road running the best in the world in terms of organisation, development and performance, it is pretty clear what their goal is. But how are they achieving these lofty goals?

View full article
Lodz is the perfect choice for your first marathon

A new year often brings with it the chance to set goals for the next twelve months. New Year’s resolutions often involve more exercise, a better diet or just a fresh outlook on life.

View full article
Register for the Brooks 10K Champions Run as part of the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam

The continent's top athletes are preparing to shine at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam and now you can follow in their footsteps!

View full article
Christmas keeps on giving in Lisbon

Despite it not being a public holiday in Portugal, there is still a party atmosphere as thousands of runners take to the streets of Lisbon on 26 December every year for the El Corte Ingles Sao Silvestre de Lisboa.

View full article
Party Time in Bolzano

Tegla Loroupe, Birhane Adere, Vivian Cheruiyot. Sergey Lebid, Abderrahim Goumri, Edwin Soi, Imane Merga. Clearly these names have a lot in common, in that they are all world class endurance runners. However more specifically they’re all former winners of the BO Classic held on 31 December each year.

View full article
Athens Marathon. The Authentic Marathon.

A record number of 16,000-plus runners ran the classic course on Sunday 8 November from the town of Marathon to the 1896 Olympic Stadium in the heart of Athens, which was the route used for the 1997 IAAF World Championships and 2004 Olympic Games.

View full article
President Hansen attends Minsk Marathon

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen travelled to Belarus for the Minsk Half Marathon held on 13 September.

View full article
Hansen and Karamarinov attend Podgorica Marathon

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen and First Vice President Dobromir Karamarinov attended the 22nd Podgorica Marathon on 25 October as part of their visit to Montenegro.

View full article
Copenhagen Half Marathon exceeds expectations

The Copenhagen Half Marathon, Denmark’s brand new world-class race
took place on Sunday 13 September in the Danish Capital.

View full article
Zagreb Marathon combines performance with culture

Many athletes search the planet for special races, but Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb is home to both a major marathon and perhaps the most unusual walking tour you will come across on your city-break adventures.

View full article
116 races are signed up as European Week of Sport kicks off

Activities for the inaugural European Week of Sport (EWoS), which runs from 7-13 September at locations across 34 countries, will include nearly 300,000 runners taking part in 116 races registered for the event by European Athletics.

View full article
Discover the oldest marathon in Europe

If you’re looking for a race with bags of history, look no further than Košice Peace Marathon which takes place on 4 October; the oldest 26.2 mile race in Europe.

View full article
More than 70 races sign up for European Week of Sport

With two weeks to go until the European Week of Sport (EWOS), 73 road races in 27 countries have registered for the event.

View full article
The Wine Race

Why should competitors choose the ING Route du Vin over other half marathons in Europe?

View full article
Copenhagen offers a truly fast and unique half marathon

A royal capital with almost nine centuries under its svelte belt, Copenhagen is equally well versed when it comes to inspiring museums and storybook streetscapes. Its cobbled, bike-friendly streets are hyggelig (the Danish word for cosy) and coupled with its compact size you have what is possibly Europe's most seamless urban experience.

View full article
Vidovdan Road Race setting standards

The 28 June has seen its fair share of important moments over the years but the date is now marked by Vidovdan, a Serbian national holiday.

 

View full article
The wonders of the ‘White City’ marathon

What is it that marathon runners value most when they put their weeks and weeks of training to the test on the big day?

View full article
European Athletics to #BeActive in European Week of Sport

European Athletics is pleased to announce that it is committed to supporting and participating in the 2015 European Week of Sport in collaboration with the European Commission.

View full article
Explaining the Standards

One of the beauties of road racing is its simplicity. Events can be held almost anywhere, there isn’t a need for expensive facilities and they’re easy to host.

 

View full article
Running is for everyone, running is athletics

“A kilometre is a kilometre, no matter how fast you run it.”

View full article
Why Standards Matter

The European Athletics Quality Road Race mark is a guarantee and an assurance that race organisers respect quality standards and have been assessed accordingly.

 

View full article