Running events

You can show your support for Transaid by taking part in a range of individual and group challenge events, through our partner Run for Charity. Events cover a wide range of abilities, from family fun runs and mud runs, to local 10ks, marathons and triathlons. We even offer sponsored bungee jump events for those of you wanting to challenge your fear of heights while helping promote our programmes!

Previous challenges that Transaid supporters have completed include: the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon, the Paris Marathon, and a self-organised 140-mile challenge through Pembrokeshire!

Ready to take your first steps? You can head over to our Run for Charity page to browse a full list of our upcoming events, which cater for all levels of running.

You can also see a list highlighting our featured challenges below. For more information on all of our running events, contact anna@transaid.org who will be able to guide you through all of our options for events that are tailored to your requirements.

 

Fun run/family/team bonding – Have fun and help us spread the word:

Inflatable runs – 

Click here to view all of the inflatable runs around the country available throughout the year. The standard distance is 5k but there are other options such as 2.5k, 10k and 15k.

Secure your place: £30 | Fundraising target: Dependent on distance and number of participants. If you wish to register a team, please contact Anna directly.

 

 

 

Beginner – Get fit and do good:

Asics London 10k 14th July 2024

Dash past iconic central London sights Big Ben, the London Eye and the River Thames in a 10K race to remember on Sunday 14th July 2024. All participants receive access to our free training runs, race day entertainment, a finisher medal and rewards from our partners. 

 

Registration deadline: 14th June 2024

Secure your place: £25 | Fundraising target: £200

 

 

Serious runner/swimmer – Challenge yourself and make a difference:

 

Cardiff Half 6th October 2024

The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in Europe. It is Wales’ largest mass-participation and multi-charity fundraising event and the second largest half in the UK.  Its flat, fast course passes all the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay. Thousands of spectators turn out to cheer on the runners in a city renowned for its sporting passion.

Registration deadline: 30th June 2024

Secure your place: £30 | Fundraising target: £250

 

 

 

 

Royal Parks Half 13th October 2024

Thisis the most spectacular half marathon that central London has to offer – it is a unique and inspiring event. 

Charity runners will glide through four of London’s stunning Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St James’s Park and The Green Park. The 13.1m extraordinary route brushes past London’s most famous landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, all on closed roads. 

Plus, the event village in Hyde Park hosts a fantastic food and fitness festival, ensuring a brilliant day out for runners and supporters alike.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

 

Registration deadline: 31st August 2024

Secure your place: £40 | Fundraising target: £350

 

 

 

 

Manchester Half 13th October 2024

This inaugural half marathon sees runners take on generous, closed roads across the towns of Old Trafford, Stretford & Brooklands, with the promise of great support and an abundance of entertainment en route. 

The Manchester Half Marathon hosts a very flat course, perfect for smashing personal bests but also the ideal route for those new to half marathons and charity runners. There is a lovely 2-mile flat finish that brings you to the conclusion of the event at Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Registration deadline: 1st August 2024

Secure your place: £30 | Fundraising target: £250

 

 

 

Amsterdam Marathon 20th October 2024

Join over 47 000 runners from over 140 countries for this unique city marathon! The event begins and finishes in the Olympic Stadium and provides a scenic course that is flat and fast-paced. Runners will follow the route along the Amsel River and through the Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark. Amsterdam is known as one of Europe’s most stunning cities, and the Amsterdam Marathon allows runners to take in all of the major sights in a fantastic world-class event.

Registration deadline: 31st August 2024

Secure your place: £55 | Fundraising target: £375

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Half 9th March 2025

The Paris Half Marathon is one of the best overseas half marathons for UK runners to take part in! Parisians join forces with other French nationals and four thousand runners from other countries to make this half marathon one of the best international events. It is no wonder over 40 thousand runners participate in this event year on year. 

Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de ParisRegistration deadline:

Secure your place: £35 | Fundraising target: £350

 

 

 

 

 

London Landmarks Half Marathon 6th April 2025

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster.

The event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runner get to explore the capital on a route like no other!

London Landmarks Half Marathon Registration deadline: 11th October 2024

Secure your place: £35 | Fundraising target: £350

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Marathon 13th April 2025

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world and perfectly combines a personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world’s greatest cities.

Race day will see you pound the pavements of the French capital’s most famous avenues and plazas.  Starting at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, and finishing with views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to guide you home.

Paris Marathon

Registration deadline: 31st October 2024

Secure your place: £52 | Fundraising target: £500

 

 

 

 

 

Hackney Half 18th May 2025

A Half Marathon with a difference. Hackney Moves is the highlight of London’s running calendar. This is an unforgettable weekend of movement, sport and entertainment.

Expect pure vibrancy as the borough comes alive for a weekend of celebration.

Hackney HalfRegistration deadline: 28th Feb 2025

Secure your place: £30 | Fundraising target: £300

 

 

 

 

 

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Bungee Jump for Transaid!

If you don’t fancy running and are looking for an alternative endeavour, take a look at the bungee jumps we have available all around the country.

We totally understand that running, cycling, sports and other challenges are not for everyone so please do get in touch for other ways to fundraise for us. For example; hosting a bake sale at the finish line of your local 5km Park Run is a great way to raise funds for Transaid programmes!

Need inspiration?

Still unsure where to start? Click below to read the full list of Run for Charity events that you can take part in.