Please support Afasic by taking part in a running event – anything from a gentle jog to a full marathon or beyond! There are many, many options across the UK, there is something for all levels. It’s a great way to get fit and raise some much needed funding for Afasic, which will give you some extra motivation to keep going. Some ideas are below, or you can do your own thing!
London Marathon – Please Run For Afasic!
In 2019 we had six brave runners take part in the London Marathon for Afasic, all of whom crossed the finish line to earn a coveted London marathon finishers medal. Many congratulations and thanks go to Justin Butcher, Ceri Clayton, Philip Crumpler, Justin Kearney, Amy McDanell and Jon Ollington. The aches, pains and blisters will all fade, but the knowledge of their achievement will remain. Between them they have raised over £9,000 for work with children and families affected by speech and language problems – well done all!
Register for a place
All our guaranteed Afasic places for the London Marathon in 2020 are now full, but if you are interested in running in 2021 please contact Mark Thompson for a registration form.
There are of course many other runs that you could do, and many different distances. A few examples are given below of events that might hopefully be of interest. The main thing is to do something and raise some much needed funding for Afasic! We will support you as much as we can to help you reach your fundraising and running targets.
Other Marathons that you can enter and run for Afasic include:-
Brighton Marathon – This is one of the UK’s favourite marathons (second only to London in size), with a buzzing atmosphere, roaring crowd, finishing on the Brighton seafront. It also features a mini mile race and 10km so the whole family can get involved. Find out more from their website.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival – This is Scotland’s largest running festival, with 7 races on offer over 2 days including the marathon and team relay. View all the runs on offer on the website.
Bournemouth Marathon Festival Weekend – this great weekend consists of various races including a kids run, 5km, 10km, half marathon and a marathon. Lots of choice, to find out more please visit the website.
If the marathon is not for you, check out these other great events:-
The London Triathlon – Why not try a tri? There are various triathlon events across the country with a range of distances and a team option. Check out the iconic London Triathlon which we have previously had an Afasic team enter before.
South Downs Trail Festival of Running – this great event now gives you the option to do a full marathon or half-marathon, running a scenic route from Slindon College to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. To view more details please visit the website.
Rail to Trail Series – All runs are within an hour’s train journey of London- running through stunning countryside. They have 4 different events/locations for you to choose from. Check them out on the website.
Run for All Race Series – various 10km runs and half- marathons taking place in Northern England. For information and details of how to sign up, please visit the website.
The Color Run – known as the happiest 5km on the planet where participants get covered in different coloured paint throughout the run taking place in various cities in the UK. Find out more from their website.
Big Fun Run – This is a series of 5k fun runs that are taking place across the UK between July and October 2017. To find an event near you and to enter go to the Big Fun Run website.
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. Please note that some events (like the Great North Run) are very popular so it pays to enter early.
Run through events – If you are based in London, have a look at the Run Through events. They have various events throughout the year at different locations in London of varying distances- 5km, 10km and half marathon events. Find out more on their website.
Human Race – This website has various events, running, triathlons, open water swimming and more. Have a look at the website to see what challenge you want to take up.
Women’s running 10km race series:- an event for women of all running abilities, women’s running are hosting several events around the country with a choice of running a 5km or 10km. For more information on the events please visit the website.
If you are looking for something more adventurous, have a look at these events:-
Wolf Runs – This is wild running combining mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs. There is an event for each season of the year and they are based either in Warwickshire or Leicestershire. Have a look if you fancy a challenge.
Tough Mudder – Or you could try out one of the tough mudder events, designed to test your strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. They have events all over the country as well as in different countries too. Have a look at what the event entails.
Back2The Trenches – Challenging obstacle run which lives up to its name with a military designed course, you can choose your distance, all based around the London area. Find out more.
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; we have 2 experienced runners in the office to help.
Please run for Afasic, your support really can make a difference.