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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. 

 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

London Marathon 2020 - Carers UK Ballot Open

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Take on the running event of the year. Join 38,000 other runners on this legendary course and help us raise vital funds for 6.5 million unpaid carers across the UK. 

Apply Here 

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Run a Half Marathon

 Manchester Half Marathon

Manchester Half

The Manchester Half is a 13.1 mile challenge, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 13,000 runners.It’s an event that aims to truly represent all the wonderful people of Manchester, and celebrate our achievements.

 Eventbrite - Manchester Half Marathon 2019 for Carers UK

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2020 

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This event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, you will get to explore the capital on a route like no other.

10,000 runners will start on Pall Mall, finish by Downing Street and have fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

Apply here

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Run a 10K

Bournemouth Supersonic 10K - 5th October 

Bournemouth 10K

The Supersonic 10K is a fantastic flat & fast course, great for setting a quick time or for a chance to take in the stunning Bournemouth coastline at your own pace.

 Eventbrite - Bournemouth Supersonic 10K 2019 for Carers UK

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Obstacle Races

Rough Runner - Multiple Locations

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Beautiful venues. Epic obstacles. A perfect blend of challenge and entertainment.

London North: Finsbury Park

September 7th and 8th, 2019: Apply by 23rd August

London South: Morden Park

October 5th and 6th, 2019: Apply by 24th September

  Eventbrite - Rough Runner 2019 for Carers UK

Spartan Series - Scotland 


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

 Eventbrite - Spartan 2019 for Carers UK

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Fun Runs

Supernova Run


Go for glow-ry: Take a beautiful and iconic venue, wait until dusk, get the family together (and we mean everyone - grandparents, uncles, aunties, parents, kids, friends!), dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes. Then set off on a Supernova 5K!

Olympic Park - Fri 18th Oct: Apply by 14th October

Helix Park and The Kelpies, Falkirk - 9th and 10th November: Apply by 3rd November

 Eventbrite - Supernova Run 2019 for Carers UK

Santa in the City 


Get in the christmas spirit with the iconic 5k Santa Run! The only event where you'll run past some of the most iconic locations in the world, dressed as a santa!

Leicester: 4th December Apply by 2nd Dec

London: 5th December Apply by 2nd Dec

Get your place here

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Volunteer at our events


Why not become one of fantatsic event volunteers, cheering on our incredible fundraisers at events!

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Together we're a supportive community and a movement for change.



Your donations are an essential part of helping us make life better for carers.

How you can help

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With your help we can reach more carers with timely support and advice.



We will keep campaigning until every carer gets proper recognition and support.

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