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If you're looking for a new challenge, join our team for one of the great running events below. If you're lucky enough to have your own place in a race, you can still run for Carers UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. would love to hear from you

We'll give you all the training advice you need and we'll be there supporting you every step of the way, to the finish and beyond.

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Run a Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon 6 September 2020

(This event has been postponed from the 24 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak)

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Get your place on Team Carers! 

Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival! 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.

Deadline to apply 18 May.

Wales Marathon 5th July 2020

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Get your place on Team Carers! 

With a red carpet finish, a pack finish line with plenty of support, as well as being Wales' only fully closed road route, you won't want to miss it.

Apply by 28 May 2020. 

MBNA Chester Marathon 4 October 2020

Get your place on Team Carers! 

The multi-award winning and UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester.

Apply by 27 July 2020. 

Yorkshire Marathon 18 October 2020

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The Yorkshire Marathon very quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the North's sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of the beautiful city of York's splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.

Get your place on Team Carers! 

Apply by 24 September 2020. 

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Run a Half Marathon

 Hackney Half 17 May 2020 

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Get your place on Team Carers! 

East London's creative spirit inspires our second year of celebrating a festival of fitness with Virgin Sport Hackney!

Deadline to apply 6 May 2020.

Royal Parks 11 October 2020

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Get your place on Team Carers!

This is a spectacular Half Marathon in central London – the first and only one of its kind. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Deadline to apply 13 May. 

Hull Half Marathon 16th August 2020 (This event has been postponed from the 19 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak) Get your place.

Leeds Half Marathon POSTPONED: Get your place.

Wales Half Marathon 5 July 2020: Get your place.


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Run a 10K

ASICS London 10K 5 July 2020

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Get your place on Team Carers! 

Virgin Sport and ASICS are teaming up and returning to central London next summer with a brand-new look for the ultimate street party. With entertainers, DJs, cheering fans and more at every kilometre - it’s a true celebration of fitness.

Deadline to apply 19 June 2020. 

ASDA Foundation 10K Series

Hull 16th August 2020 (This event has been postponed from the 19 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak): Get your place.

GEAR 25 October 2020 (This event has been postponed from the 9 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak): Get your place.

Nottingham 31 May 2020 POSTPONED: Get your place.

Lincoln 14 June 2020: Get your place.

Leeds 5 July 2020: Get your place.

York 2 August 2020: Get your place.

Sheffield 27 September 2020: Get your place.


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Run a 5K

Superhero in the City 16 July 2020

(This event has been postponed from the 11 June 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak)

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Get your place on Team Carers! 

This is the only running event where you'll run past some of the most iconic locations in London or the world, dressed as a superhero of your choice!

Deadline to apply 5 June 2020.

Edinburgh 5K 5 September 2020(This event has been postponed from the 23 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wales 5K 5 July 2020: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Obstacle Races

Rough Runner - Across the UK 2020

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CREATED BY RUNNERS. INSPIRED BY GAME SHOWS. MADE FOR EVERYONE. Obstacles inspired by TV game shows like Gladiators, Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior.

Get your team together and sign up for a perfect blend of challenge and entertainment.

Course Options: 5K, 10K and 15K 

  • Postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak: London South 
  • Postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak: Oxfordshire 
  • 20th-21 June: Salford Quays, Manchester 
  • 11-12 July: Birmingham 
  • 5-6 September: London North 
  • 2-4 October: London West

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Spartan Series 2020

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The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan Race provides a proving ground for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways across the world.

Sprint: 5km, 20+ Obstacles

Super: 13km, 25+ Obstacles

Beast: Half Marathon, 30 Obstacles 

  • 15-16 August: South East (Postponed from 18-19 April due to the COVID-19 outbreak)
  • 7 November: Ireland (Postponed from 24 May due to the COVID-19 outbreak)
  • 21-22 November: Wales (Postponed from 20-21 June due to the COVID-19 outbreak)
  • 11-12 July: Midlands
  • 19-20 September: Scotland 
  • 10-11 October: Windsor
  • 5 December: Stadium Race, Twickenham

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Northern Ireland Events

Belfast City Marathon 20 September 2020

(This event has been postponed from the 3 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak)

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Get your place on Team Carers! 

Belfast Marathon

Take on this 26.2 mile challenge starting at Stormont and finishing in Ormeau Park covering all 4 areas of Belfast.

Team Relay

Follow the marathon route and take on the 26.2 miles as a team. Teams must be 2-5 people.

8 Mile Walk

Be part of the buzz of race day and walk this non-competitive race starting at Stormont and finishing in Ormeau Park.

Fun Run

Starting and finishing on the Stormont Estate. This 3 mile race is great way to get involved in race day or for taking on your first challenge.

Deadline to apply TBD

Carers NI Dragon Boat Race 5 June 2020

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River Lagan, Bryson Lagan Sports, Belfast

Get your boat now!

Enter your team of family, friends and colleagues for an exciting, fun-filled day of dragon boat racing on the Lagan. Take on this tremendous team-building challenge whist raising invaluable money for carers.    

Apply now to guarantee a boat.

Lap the Lough 30 August 2020

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Cycle around the largest lake in Ireland and Britain, the route covers around Lough Neagh.


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