Run For Charity 2016

Make 2016 your year by signing up to a brand-new challenge – Run For Charity!

There’s nothing like the thrill of pounding the pavement or taking on the trails with hundreds, or even thousands of others, all in the name of a great cause. With over 250 of the best running events across the UK and Ireland, and over 350 charities to choose from, here at we have everything you need to get you started.

Running for a charity is not only an inspiring challenge, but a great way to break out of your old routine and start getting more active, fitter and healthier. Not only not only will it help shed a few unwanted pounds, it’s an easy way to relieve stress and fill your body full of amazing endorphins.

Run for a charity with in Three Easy Steps…

One: Choose a charity and see what events they have places in

If you go straight to our ‘find a charity’ page, you can search for a charity or a cause that is close to your heart or that you are passionate about. From there you can see all the running events that charities have places in, read the different charity profiles, and register your interest by submitting your form directly to the charity. 

Please note: Each charity manages their own page, so any information you send goes straight to them so they can respond to your email. We don’t sell or give your details to any third parties (click here to read our privacy policy statement).

Two: Search for an event by using our calendar or reading the race review

Our easy-to-use calendar allows you to drill down by location or event type. So whether you’re looking for a race near you, a marathon, fun run or an obstacle race, it couldn’t be easier. 

Once you’ve found an event, you can sign up with the charity directly. Alternatively you can choose a charity category (e.g. animal welfare), and we will pass your details onto a charity within that sector.

Three: Find a Run For Charity to suit your schedule

We are all living increasingly busy lives, so if time is of the essence or you are looking to run at a certain point of the year, this is a great way to choose an event and charity to run for. Simply go to our calendar and choose the month or date you wish to run. This will help you to see which events are on offer to you at that particular time. 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re gearing yourself up for a fun run or an ultramarathon – fundraising and raising awareness for a charity is an amazing thing to do. Click here for fundraising tips.