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 2014

Guaranteed Places for the London Marathon 2015
The Virgin Money London Marathon is a very important annual fundraising event for us. Together we can make the 2015 event the most special London Marathon yet for everyone struggling with speech and language disabilities.

We have a small number of Golden Bond places available. These give you a guaranteed spot on the start line and we provide all our runners with lots of support and encouragement all the way up to the big day. This includes an Afasic running top; fundraising pack, tips and ideas; training ideas and support; e-newsletters and updates; and meeting up at the start. We have 2 experienced marathon runners in the office who will try and answer any questions that you may have in the build-up to race day.

What we ask our runners to do is raise at least £1,300 in sponsorship for Afasic (and hopefully lots more!). To apply for a place please contact Mark Thompson and he will get back to you with the details or call him on 020 7490 9410. Places go fast so act quickly!

London Marathon 2014 – 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.

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.

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.