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Running Events For Charity In 2017

Running is obviously a great way to keep fit and signing up to run in an event gives you a reason to stick to your training routine. But in 2016 why not also throw raising money for charity into the mix? Millions of pounds are raised by charity runners every year supporting all kinds of charities and this really does make a difference. There are running events of all distances to suit all abilities, taking place all over the UK and the world- so there really is no excuse, why not sign up for a charity place

Beware! There are lots of running events you can run for charity in so if scrolling down this long list of events isn't your cup of tea you can go directly to our fantastic and easy to use charity running calendar. Or for fun runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons and marathons just simply click on the type of event you are looking to run in.

Event Name Type of Run Distance Month Date Country County
Serpintine News Years Day 10k 10k 10k January 1st England London
Hellrunner: Hell Down South Obstacle Race 10 miles January 17th England Hampshire
Warrior Dash Obstacle Race 3 miles January 31st America Florida
Royal Parks Winter Series Fun Run 10k January 18th England London
Tough Guy Obstacle Race 10 miles February 1st England Staffordshire
Valentine's Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles February 14th England Warrickshire
Tokyo Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles February 22nd Japan Tokyo
Vitality Brighton Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles February 22nd England East Sussex
Ashford and District 10k 10k 10k February 1st England Kent
Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles February 22nd England Kent
Bath Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles March 1st England Somerset
Coventry Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 1st England Warrickshire
Saucony Camridge Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 8th England Cambridgshire
Paris Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles March 8th France Paris
Silverstone Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 15th England Northamptonshire
Vitality North London Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 15th England London
Asics Wimslow Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 22nd England Chesire
Vitality Reading Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 22nd England Berkshire
Hastings Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 22nd England East Sussex
Brighton Chicken Run Fun Run 5k March 29th England East Sussex
Kilomathon Run 10k 10k March 29th Scotland Lothian
Yeovil Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 29th England Somerset
Active Nation Lincoln 10k 10k 10k March 22nd England Lincolnshire
Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles March 29th England Lancashire
Barcelona Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles March 15th England Barcelona
Marathon Des Sables Marathon 26.2 miles April 4th Africa Sahara
Schneider Electric Marathon De Paris Marathon 26.2 miles April 12th France Paris
The Brighton Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles April 12th England East Sussex
The Gaunlet Games Obstacle Race 10 miles April 18th England Hertforshire
Plymouth Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles April 19th England Devon
Bupa Great Edinburgh Run Great Run 10 miles April 19th Scotland Lothian
Asics Greater Manchester Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles April 10th England Lancashire
Virgin London Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles April 26th England London
Tough Guy Obstacle Race 10 miles May 2nd England Oxfordshire
Miles for missing people Fun Run 10k May 2nd England London
Everyday Hero Milton Keynes Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles May 4th England Buckinghamshire
Everyday Hero Milton Keynes Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles May 4th England Buckinghamshire
Silverstone Grand Prix 10 km 10k 10k May 6th England Northamptonshire
Rat Race Dirty Weekend - Full Mucker Obstacle Race 20 miles May 9th England Lincolnshire
Rat Race Dirty Weekend - Half Mucker Obstacle Race 10 miles May 9th England Lincolnshire
Bupa Great Manchester Run 10k 10k May 10th England Cheshire
Bupa Great North 10k 10k 10 miles May 10th England Tyne & Wear
Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon 13.1 miles May 10th England London
Spartan Sprint Stadium Run Obstacle Race 5km May 16th England Buckinghamshire
Chester Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles May 17th England Cheshire
Bupa Great Womens 10k 10k May 17th Scotland Lanarkshire
Bupa London 10,000 10k 10k May 25th England London
Edinburgh Running Festival 10k 10k May 30th Scotland Lothian
Edinburgh Running Festival Fun Run 5k May 30th Scotland Lothian
Edinburgh Running Festival Half Marathon 13.1 miles May 31st Scotland Lothian
Edinburgh Running Festival Marathon 26.2 miles May 31st Scotland Lothian
Bristol 10k 10k 10k May 31st England Bristol
Watford 10k 10k 10k May 4th England Hertfordshire
Sunderland 10k 10k 10k May 3rd England County Durham
Great Midlands Fun Run Fun Run 8.5miles May 31st England Great Midlands
Leeds Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles May 10th England Yorkshire
Great Limerick 10k 10k 6 miles May 3rd Ireland Munster
Great Limerick Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles May 3rd Ireland Munster
Great Limerick Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles May 3rd Ireland Munster
Brathay Windermere Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles May 17th England Cumbria
Belfast Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles May 4th Ireland County Antrim
Prague Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles May 3rd Czech Republic Prague
Halstead and Essex Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles May 10th England Essex
Stockholm Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles May 30th Sweden Stockholm
Rock n Roll Liverpool Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles June 14th England Merseyside
Rock n Roll Liverpool Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles June 14th England Merseyside
Matlock 10k 10k 10k June 14th England Derbyshire
Spartan Sprint South Wales Obstacle Race 5k June 20th Wales TBC
Spartan Super South Wales Obstacle Race 10k June 21st Wales TBC
Mud Runner Obstacle Race 10 miles June 27th England Cumbria
Compton Colour Blast Colour Run 5k June 28th England West Midlands
Mersey Tunnel 10k 10k 10k June 6th England Lancashire
Lisburn 10k 10k 10k June 17th England County Antrim
Cork Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles June 1st Ireland Cork
Liverpool Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles June 14th England Merseyside
Spartan Sprint Manchester Obstacle Race 5k July 4th England Lancashire
Spartan Super Manchester Obstacle Race 10k July 5th England Lancashire
British 10k 10k 10k July 12th England London
Spartan Sprint Scotland Obstacle Race 5k July 18th Scotland Lothian
Spartan Super Scotland Obstacle Race 10k July 19th Scotland Lothian
Tough Guy Obstacle Race 15k July 26th England Staffordshire
Big Fun Run Derby Fun Run 5k July 19th England Derbyshire
Big Fun Run Brighton Fun Run 5k July 25th England East Sussex
Big Fun Run Southampton Fun Run 5k July 26th England Hampshire
Big Fun Run Newcastle Fun Run 5k July 12th England Northumberland
The British 10k 10k 10k July 12th England London
Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles July 4th England Warwickshire
Rio Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles July 26th Brazil Rio
Mudnificent 7 Obstacle Race 7k August 1st England Warrickshire
Tough Mudder Obstacle Race 10 miles August 1st England Yorkshire
Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles August 2nd Ireland Dublin
Tough Mudder Obstacle Race 10 miles August 2nd England Yorkshire
Tough Mudder Obstacle Race 10 miles August 22nd England Gloucestershire
Tough Mudder Obstacle Race 10 miles August 23rd England Gloucestershire
London to Cambridge Challenge Ultra Run 100 km August 29th England London
Bug Fun Run Maidstone Fun Run 5k August 8th England Kent
Big Fun Run Liverpool Fun Run 5k August 15th England Lancashire
Big Fun Run Sheffield Fun Run 5k August 16th England Yorkshire
Big Fun Run Leeds Fun Run 5k August 22nd England Yorkshire
Big Fun Run Manchester Fun Run 5k August 23rd England Manchester
The Wolf Run Obstacle Race 10 miles September 5th England Leicestershire
Spartan Sprint Cambridge Obstacle Race 5km September 5th England Cambridgshire
The Gaunlet Games Obstacle Race 10k September 5th England Hertfordshire
The Wolf Run Obstacle Race 10 miles September 6th England Leicestershire
Run to the Beat 10k 10k September 6th England London
Northampton Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles September 6th England Northamptonshire
Bupa Great North 5k Fun Run 5k September 12th England County Durham
Tough Mudder Obstacle Race 10 miles September 12th England Cheshire
Bupa Great North Run Half Marathon 13.1 miles September 13th England County Durham
Spartan Sprint London Obstacle Race 5k September 19th England East Sussex
Scottish Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles September 19th Scotland Lothian
Swansea Bay 10k 10k 10k September 20th Wales West Glamorgan
Spartan Super London 10k 10k September 20th England East Sussex
Tough Mudder Obstacle Race 10 miles September 26th England Hampshire
Baxters Festival of Running Fun Run 5k September 27th Scotland Inverness
Baxters Festival of Running 10k 10k September 27th Scotland Inverness
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles September 27th Scotland Inverness
Windsor Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles September 27th England Berkshire
Spartan Beast London Obstacle Race 20 k September 27th England East Sussex
Riverness 5k Fun Run 5k September 27th Scotland Inverness
Hull Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles September 13th England Yorkshire
BMW Berlin Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles September 27th Germany Berlin
Men's Health Survival of the Fittest Cardiff Obstacle Race 10k September 27th Wales Glamorganshire
Cardiff Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles October TBC Wales Glamorganshire
Royal Parks Ultra Ultra Run 100 km October 4th England London
Bupa Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon 13.1 miles October 18th England Warwickshire
Zombie Evacuation Race Obstacle Race 5km October 31st England Buckinghamshire
Big Fun Run Glasgow Fun Run 5k October 10th Scotland Lanarkshire
Big Fun Run Birmingham Fun Run 5k October 12th England West Midlands
Big Fun Run Coventry Fun Run 5k October 13th England Warwickshire
Big Fun Run Milton Keynes Fun Run 5k October 18th England Buckinghamshire
Big Fun Run London Crystal Palace Fun Run 5k October 31st England London
Great Scottish Run 10k 10k October 4th Scotland Lanarkshire
Water of Life Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles October 25th England Buckinghamshire
Water of Life 10k 10k 10k October 25th England Buckinghamshire
Beachy Head Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles October 24th England East Sussex
Snowdonia Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles October 24th England Conwy
Men's Health Survival of the Fittest Edinburgh Obstacle Race 10k October 18th Scotland Lothian
Men's Health Survival of the Fittest Nottingham Obstacle Race 10k October 10th England Nottinghamshire
Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint Fun Run 5k October 17th England Kent
Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint Fun Run 10k October 17th England Kent
Big Fun Run Edinburgh Fun Run 5k Ocotober 11th Scotland Lothian
Bournemouth Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles October 4th England Dorset
Bournemouth Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles October 4th England Dorset
MBNA Chester Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles October 4th England Cheshire
Royal Parks Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles October 4th England London
Salisbury Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles October 19th England Wiltshire
Big Fun Run Ipswich Fun Run 5 October 17th England Suffolk
Big Fun Run London Victoria Fun Run 5km November 1st England London
Gosport Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles November 15th England Hampshire
Norwich Half Marathon Half Marathon 13.1 miles November 22nd England Norfolk
New York Marathon Marathon 26.2 miles November 1st America New York
Men's Health Survival of the Fittest Manchester Obstacle Race 10k November 7th England Manchester
Men's Health Survival of the Fittest London Obstacle Race 10k November 21st England London