Races & Running Events

Many of the club members regularly take part in races throughout the year, locally, regionally and even abroad! We use our members-only Facebook group to discuss the events we are considering - click here to see this discussion thread. You can also use the race calendar on this page, as well as the full races & events calendar pageBelow are some of our favourite events:


The East Midlands Grand Prix is a series of events that typically take place weekday evenings around, you guessed it, the East Midlands. Some of our runners take part in these - look out for posts on our Facebook group.

EMGP - 2024 dates (provisional)

  • Wednesday 1 May: EMGP Silverstone 10k
  • Friday 17 May: EMGP Blisworth 5
  • Tuesday 21 May: EMGP Banbury 5
  • Tuesday 11 June: EMGP Harborough 5
  • Wednesday 19 June: EMGP Corby 5
  • Tuesday 25 June: EMGP Weedon 10k
  • Tuesday 9 July: EMGP Milton Keynes 10k
  • Wednesday 17 July: EMGP Rugby 6


The Leicestershire Road Running League holds races starting in spring and ending in autumn, however most races can be tricky to enter as Squirrels are not an LRRL member and typically only runners who belong to LRRL member clubs can purchase tickets initially, before entry opens to the public a week later. If you are interested in these, join the Leicester Runners Facebook group as well as the LRRL page and look out for posts advertising on-sale dates, and be prepared to snap up an entry the moment they go on sale.

LRRL - 2024 dates

  • Kibworth 6 - Sunday 24th March 2024
  • Stilton 7 - Sunday 14th April 2024
  • West End 8 - Sunday 12th May 2024
  • Bosworth Half - Sunday 19th May 2024 (public signup from Sunday, 3rd March @ 8pm)
  • Swithland 6 - Sunday 2nd June 2024 
  • Prestwold 10k - Sunday 23rd June 2024
  • Steve Morris 5 - Sunday 30th June
  • Joy Cann 5 - Wednesday 7th August 2024
  • Rotherby 8 - Sunday 1st September 2024
  • Markfield 10k - Sunday 29th September 2024