Unless you love exercising it’s hard when the days are short and grey to get motivated to work out.
It’s even harder if you don’t have a goal, be it a bikini or wedding dress to squeeze into.
Without a social event to slim for, why not book yourself on to a race to help motivate you to get fit?
We have rounded up the 12 best races in early 2013. Find your favourite, book a place and start practicing – we guarantee it will keep you pounding those pavements this winter...
What: ELLE has teamed up with Nike to bring you the ultimate 10K run in London's Regent Park on the evening of May 18.
7,000 women will lace up their trainers and head off on a route twice around Regents Park. A suitably fashionable event we have all sorts of top secret surprises along the route and in the runner's village at the event - it’s run, festival and rave all rolled into one. Trust us, you won't want to miss it!
Where: Regents Park, London
When: 18 May
Medal: Yes, of sorts (it's top secret)