Running Events

Support Afasic by taking part in a range of running events across the UK, there is something for all levels from a gentle jog to a full marathon! Some ideas are below, or if you already have a run in mind that you want to do – just let us know!

London Marathon 2014London Marathon – Many congratulations to our ‘Magnificent Seven’ runners who took part in the 2014 London Marathon. Our thanks and admiration go to Charlie Carroll, Lisa Colmillo, Niamh Doyle, Laura Martin, Alexandra Quinn, Sonia Sansom, and Anna Wiggett who all successfully completed this gruelling event on a hot day and crossed the finish line to get their well-earned medal.

Hopefully their aches and pains will have gone and they will be left with some fond memories of their big day. We have raised over £10,000 from this year’s marathon, so many thanks to all of our runners for their hard work on our behalf and of course to their supporters.

Afasic has some guaranteed places so if you are interested in taking part in the 2015 London Marathon then contact Mark Thompson

Photo: from left to right – Laura Martin, Niamh Doyle, Sonia Sansom, and Charlie Carroll.

Big Fun Run – This is a series of 5k fun runs that are taking place across the UK between July and October 2014. To find an event near you and to enter go to the Big Fun Run website then let us know and we can send you a running pack. There are no age restrictions and it costs a maximum of £10 to enter.

Great Run Series – For something a bit more challenging, the Great Run series has events from 10k up to half marathon that take place in a range of locations during the year. To find one that suits you and to enter go to the Great Run website once you have entered then let us know and we can send you a running pack. Note that some events (like the Great North Run) are very popular so it pays to enter early.

BUPA London 10k Run – Taking place on Sunday 25 May 2014, the Race starts (and finishes) in The Mall and follows a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. Runners pass many of London’s famous sights along the way. To enter and find more details go to the event’s website.

British 10k London Run - The British 10k London Run takes place on Sunday 13 July 2014.  25,000 runners will fill the streets of the nation’s capital once again, and get the unique chance to run past many of the country’s greatest landmarks including Big Ben, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. To enter and find more details go to the event’s website.

If none of these inspires you then you can visit the Runners World website and look in the events section for forthcoming events in your area.

Whatever you decide to do, get in touch with us and we will support you as much as possible. We will send you an initial pack with sponsor forms, information about Afasic, stickers, training and fundraising advice and tips, and a running top or t-shirt. We are also on hand to help you with training and fundraising advice.

Please run for Afasic, your support really can make a difference.