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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 

 Wales Marathon - 7th July 2019

Wales Marathon

Get the chance to run the only fully closed road marathon in Wales set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

  Eventbrite - Wales Marathon 2019 for Carers UK

Amsterdam Marathon - 20th October 2019

Amsterdam Marathon

45,000 runners from over 121 countries flock to Amsterdam for this beautiful race.

  Eventbrite - Amsterdam Marathon 2019 for Carers UK

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Run a Half Marathon

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2020 - Ballot Places Open 

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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.

Register your interest here.

 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

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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.

  Eventbrite - Rough Runner 2019 for Carers UK

Gauntlet Games - Multiple Locations 

Gauntlet Games

This hilarious obstacle course is taking the UK by storm. Run 5k or 10k, tackling giant inflatables, slides, foam, swings, water obstacles and real Gladiators! The race is ideal for beginners and great to do with friends. It’s all about having a giggle – it’s a challenge, but we guarantee you won’t be able to wipe the grin off your face while doing it.

  Eventbrite - Gauntlet Games 2019 for Carers UK

Spartan Series - Multiple Locations


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.

 Eventbrite - Spartan 2019 for Carers UK

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Fun Runs

Dog Jog - Multiple Events

Dog Jog

Dog Jogs are a fantastic opportunity for you and your canine companion to get some fresh air and exercise with other dogs.

  Eventbrite - Dog Jog with Carers UK

Big Fun Run - Multiple Events

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There are 20 locations to choose from, all you need to do is find the one closest to you! The Big Fun Run series is strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise.

  Eventbrite - Big Fun Run 2019 for Carers UK

Supernova Run - Multiple Locations 


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!

 Eventbrite - Supernova Run 2019 for Carers UK

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Events in Northern Ireland


Walled City Marathon 

This challenging route follows the dynamic neighbourhoods of the old city, the old rural villages, the banks of the meandering River Foyle and the city’s famous bridges before returning to the Walled City for a finish in the historic Guildhall Square.

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Eventbrite - Walled City Marathon



Giant Causeway Sportive 

Through an incredible landscape steeped in myth and legend along the spectacular Causeway Coast and through the Glens of Antrim.


  Eventbrite - Giant Causeway Coastal Sportive


Lap the Lough 

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

  Eventbrite - Lap the Lough



Belfast Titanic Triathlon 

The swim takes place in the sheltered waters of Belfast Harbour; the bike is totally flat around the Harbour Estate while the multi-lap run course takes competitors through the heart of the city and around City Hall.

  Eventbrite - Belfast Titanic Triathlon

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Volunteer at our events

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out on race day, please get in touch with us and we'll send you more information.

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Try something else

If running is not your thing we also have cycling , triathlons and swimming events- so there is something for everyone. 

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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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