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If you're looking for a new challenge, join our team and take part in one of the great running events below.

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 (we’ll even send you a free t-shirt!)

Secured your own place in any of these events? We’d love you to join Team Carers! There’s no fundraising target, we simply ask you to raise as much as you can. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know who you are!

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2021

Want to take on a challenge in aid of Carers UK? The Royal Parks Half Marathon could be the race for you!

This scenic route takes place in central London, and follows the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of the eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

When: Sunday 10th October 2021
Where: London
Registration fee: £25
Fundraising target: £500

Watch this short video to get a sense of the incredible atmosphere at this stunning race year on year.

If you’d like to join Team Carers and secure a charity place for this event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can support you in raising vital funds for unpaid carers.

Secured your own place? We’d still love you to join Team Carers! There’s no fundraising target, we simply ask you raise as much as you can. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know who you are!

And if you run the Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of unpaid carers, you’ll receive a Carers UK running top, as well as a member of the fundraising team to support you throughout your journey.

We couldn’t do what we do without you – click here to see how your fundraising helps unpaid carers across the UK. Thank you for helping make life better for carers.


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The Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October is set to be the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world, with an incredible 100,000 runners scheduled to take part. There will be 50,000 participants on the traditional course from London’s Blackheath to The Mall – while another 50,000 people run the 26.2 miles in a virtual event around the globe.

Want to help make life better for those supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill? There are two ways you can join Team Carers this October:

The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of your choice in aid of Carers UK. Run your way with up to 50,000 runners in the UK and across the world. Find out more here.

Run with your own place

If you have your own place in either the traditional or virtual race, we’d love you to join Team Carers. Please email the Fundraising Team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you’d like to run the 26.2 miles in aid of Carers UK.


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