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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

London Marathon 26th April 2020 

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Got a place in the London Marathon Ballot 2020!

We would love you run for Carers UK and help us raise vital funds for 6.5 million unpaid carers across the UK. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you didn't get a place in the ballot, don't worry you can still apply here to be part of Team Carers! 

Greater Manchester Marathon 5th April 2020

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Take on the UK'S flattest and fatest course! This is a fantastic race for all abilities starting at White City Arch, with the world-famous backdrop of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. All while receiving incredible mancunian support. 

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Edinburgh Half Marathon 24th May 2020

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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.

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Run a Half Marathon

London Landmarks Half Marathon 29th March 2020 


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.

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Paris Half Marathon 1st March 2020


One of the best overseas half marathons for UK runners to take part in! Whether you’re still a bit of a running newbie or a total tarmac addict, the Semi-Marathon is just the right length. That’s why over 40,000 people register every year to pound the streets of the world’s fashion capital…

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Hampton Court Palace 15th March 2020

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Starting on the front courtyard of Hampton Court Palace, and finishing in the Palace Gardens, this is a running experience not to be missed! Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opportunity to run a personal best but to visit and run inside one of the UK’s major tourist attractions.

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Run a 10K

Brighton 10K 19th April 2020


The Brighton 10K allows those who prefer a shorter distance the opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere and roaring crowds of Brighton Marathon Weekend.This fast and flat course winds through the iconic city centre before finishing on the seafront. 

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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.

London South 18th/19th April 

Oxford 23rd/ 24th May

Salford Quays 20th/ 21st June

London North September  

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Spartan Series 2020


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

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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

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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

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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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