The 6 Charity Runs You Should Enter

Get ready to tackle one of these exciting runs!

Once you’ve got yourself trained up, why not look to tackle a real challenge in 2019?

If you’ve stuck with our blog since the start then hopefully you’ll have got to the point where you’re feeling ready to tackle your first serious foot race. We always recommend taking at least a year to build up your fitness before entering your first run. This preparation time is necessary to build up your confidence, as well as your fitness so that you can be as ready as possible for your big day.

These runs are amongst some of the most iconic in UK road races, as such they’re a magnet for athletes and running heroes alike, so if you want to run in one of them then it’s best to plan well ahead and get your application in early so that you can get on with training and fundraising!

London Marathon

Perhaps the most prestigious of all foot races in England, although the London Marathon has been surpassed in challenge by the recently created ‘Ultra Marathon’ class, it still remains one of the most exciting events British running events to take part in. The marathon is so popular that it is over-subscribed every year, you’re not likely to get in on the first application, but with each successive year that you apply your chances increase.

Go to https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com for more info.

Tough Mudder

Who would have thought that a 10 miles assault course could prove to be so popular? This extreme fun run has now become an institution, with annual events being held all across the country each year. Although there’s a competitive class that you can take part in, this is still considered a team event and one that should be tackled with friends – so get your pals together and get muddy!

Go to https://toughmudder.co.uk for more info.

Chase the Pud York


Santa dashes don’t get any bigger than this! York’s Chase the Pud run is attended by thousands of people every year, despite the freezing the weather that is almost guaranteed during December. Entry to this festive fun run includes everything you need to don the iconic suit of St. Nick and all proceeds go towards the British Heart Foundation, a truly worthwhile cause that helps thousands of people each year.

Go to https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/events/runs/chase-the-pud for more info.

SimplyHealth Great North Run

The Great North Run is attended by over 50,000 people each year, making it the largest half-marathon in the world. Established in 1981, this race is attended by every kind of runner imaginable: from the fancy-dress wearing charity runners to world-class athletes such as Mo Farah! Due to its popularity, it’s important to get your entry in early and don’t skimp on training as this is a serious event that you’ll need to be fit for!

Go to https://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run for more info.

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