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

 

Great Birmingham 10k 5th May 2024

The AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is the Midlands’ biggest and best running event, with thousands of Brummie runners taking to the streets every year to challenge themselves and raise cash for charity. There’s everything you’d expect from a Great Run – notorious start line hype, top on-route entertainment and an event village that feels more like an after party – but the carnival atmosphere and the passion and spirit of the runners is all Birmingham. Expect inspiring sights, iconic landmarks and incredible support all along the 10k and half marathon route.

 

Registration deadline: 19th April 2024

Secure your place: £25 | Fundraising target: £150

 

 

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

Barcelona Marathon 10th March 2024

The Barcelona Marathon is one of the most popular in Europe.  The course takes you through the centre of the city and includes main landmarks such as the Camp Nou (the home of Barcelona FC), Sagrada Familia, the Parc de Cuitdadella and finishing a short distance from La Rambla.

With very few hills or inclines, the course is very flat and fast, and suits first time runners, or those going for a PB!

Registration deadline: 22nd February 2024

Secure your place: £50 | Fundraising target: £350

 

 

Paris Marathon 7th April 2024

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.

Registration deadline: 16th February 2024

Secure your place: £85 | Fundraising target: £500

 

 

Hackney Half Marathon 19th May 2024

A Half Marathon with a difference. Set your 2024 off to the right start by calling your crew to the Wizz Air Hackney Half start line on Sunday 19th May 2024.

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.

*Please note that the Hackney Half Marathon is now sold out and there is a waiting list.

Registration deadline: 19th April

Secure your place: £45 | Fundraising target: £300

 

 

London Landmarks Half Marathon 7th April 2024

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!

*Please note that the London Landmarks Half Marathon is now sold out and there is a waiting list.

Registration 

Secure your place: £45 | Fundraising target: £350

 

 

Great Birmingham Half 5th May 2024

The AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is the Midlands’ biggest and best running event, with thousands of Brummie runners taking to the streets every year to challenge themselves and raise cash for charity. There’s everything you’d expect from a Great Run – notorious start line hype, top on-route entertainment and an event village that feels more like an after party – but the carnival atmosphere and the passion and spirit of the runners is all Birmingham. Expect inspiring sights, iconic landmarks and incredible support all along the 10k and half marathon route.

Registration deadline: 19th April 2024

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Edinburgh Marathon 26th May 2024

This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.

Registration deadline: 1st May 2024

Secure your place: £85 | Fundraising target: £500

 

 

Great North Swim 7/8/9 June 2024

The Arla Great North Swim will be back on 7-9 June 2024.

Whether you’re looking to get fit, improve your time, soak up some nature or raise money for charity, you‘ll be part of an amazing collective experience – guaranteed.  Dive into nature and join us at the UK’s biggest open water swimming event. So what do you say – see you on the shore?

Registration deadline: 29th May 2024

Secure your place: £25 | Fundraising target: £250

 

 

 

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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.