FULL of turkey? Ready to roll off the couch and get your trainers on? 

Here's 8 races and obstacle challenges in 2018 to inspire you to get moving this year. 

1. Tough Mudder

More than 20 obstacles over a muddy 10-mile course. 

When: September 8 and 9, 2018

Where: Cholmondeley Castle, Cholmondeley, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8HA

Cost: £79 on Saturday or £59 on Sunday

(Save 15% using code 2018MUD by Jan, 4)

Click here for more details. 

2. English Half Marathon

Get your party hats out as the race marks 10 years in 2018. 

It will once again finish at the Golden Gates with a 10K option also available or a 5K night run on September 14. 

When: September 16, 2018

Where: Winmarleigh Street, Warrington WA1 1NB

Cost: £28

To find out more, click here. 

3. Rough Runner

This obstacle course challenge combines distance running with a variety of obstacles each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House.

Expect a 40m slide, giant pigeon battles, sweeper arms, big balls before finishing on The Travelator from Gladiators.

When: June 16 and 17, 2018

Where: Arley Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

Cost: Prices vary depending on Saturday or Sunday entry, the course distance (5k, 10k or 15k) and whether you're entering as an individual or team ranging from £34 to £50. 

Find out more here. 

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Credit: Rough Runner Facebook

4. Glow in the Park

Described as the 'perfect combination of work-out and night-out', Glow In The Park is a night time neon 5km fun event.

The course covers six glow zones including the Foam Zone, UV Paint Blast Zone and Time Tunnel and entry packs include a headband and UV face paint. 

When: October 26, 2018

Where: Details of the north west location are still to be finalised on this one.

Keep tabs on it by clicking here. 

5. Gung-Ho

The world's largest inflatable obstacle finishes with Europe’s biggest ever inflatable slide. Entry for the 5k event includes a T-shirt and headband.

When: June 23, 2018

Where: Chester Racecourse 

Cost: £30 if you book before April 2

More details here. 

6. Gauntlet Games

This obstacle course race sees Gladiators challenge you around the course which includes a bouncing belly slide, water zone and inflatable zone before finishing on a huge rope swing onto an air bag. 

When: September 15

Where: Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester, M25 2SW

Cost: Prices range from £32.47 to £53.05

Click here for more. 

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Credit Gauntlet Games Facebook

7. Tatton 10k

If you want a fitness challenge as soon as possible, this might be the one for you with the course taking in the roads inside the park and finishing within the park's grounds. But be quick as it's limited to 500 entries. 

When: January 14, 2018

Where: Tatton Park, Cheshire

Cost: £18

Click here for more. 

8. The Night Runner

Fancy dress is actively encouraged with this one and the theme for Delamere is 'Spooky Halloween'.

The trail running course will be marked with reflective signs so all you need is a heard torch to light your path and some 'grippy' shoes to deal with the mud.

When: October 2018

Where: Delamere Forest, Cheshire, CW8 2HZ 

Cost: £25

Click here for more information

There's also a variety of Cancer Research and other charity fun runs taking place this year with full details to follow early next year.