Running is a great way to fundraise – all you need is a pair of trainers!
You can take part in local or national running events, park runs, mud runs, inflatable runs, wild runs, night runs, virtual runs… There are hundreds of possibilities out there waiting for you!
The best thing to do is to take a look online and in your local area for events close to your home or areas you would like to visit.
From 2 kilometres to a full marathon, there are runs happening all over the country throughout the year, so whatever your level of fitness and wherever you are, there is a perfect run for you.
We’ve picked out some of our favourites below.
Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon (Plymouth) – Sunday 20th May
Britain’s Ocean City 10k (Plymouth) – Sunday 7th October
Pembrokeshire Half Marathon & 10k (Pembrokeshire Coast) – Sunday 30th September
EnduranceLife 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra Marathon (Pembrokeshire) – Saturday 28th April
The Stroud Trail Quarter, Half & Full Marathon (the Cotswolds) – Sunday 13th May
If you’re looking for something with a bit more bite (or bounce!), there is a fantastic selection of fun runs to choose from.
A few that have caught our attention are listed below.
Monster Race 5k or 10k (Escot Park, Devon) – Saturday 17th March
Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run (Westpoint, Exeter) – Saturday 23rd June
Forest Warrior (Forest of Dean) – Sunday 22nd April
If you’d like to run for charity but aren’t sure about attending a large organised run, take a look at virtual runs. You can run whenever and wherever you like, for as long as you like. Challenge yourself and ask for your friends and family to sponsor you, log your run using an app (such as MapMyRun or Strava) and raise funds to help support our work with inner-city children across the UK.
A great place to get started is at parkrun, weekly 5k casual runs that take place all over the UK. parkrun is also great for virtual runs.
Rosie Thornton ran the Amsterdam Marathon in aid of Farms for City Children in 2017:
“I survived! It was an absolutely brilliant experience. Amsterdam was an amazing place to run and for a first marathon attempt I managed to run it in 4:22. So pretty pleased with that…
…I am thrilled to bits with how much I raised for Farms for City Children. I didn’t expect that at all and was completely overwhelmed by people’s generosity and support.”
Keep an eye on this page for more runs coming soon!