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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.

Volunteer for us

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.

The Gauntlet Games

Various dates

  • Registration fee: £20
  • Fundraising target: £200

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The Gauntlet Games is a hilarious obstacle course race coming back to London, Cardiff, Brighton / Crawley and Manchester in 2018. Run 5k or 10k, taking on 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.

Sign up and take part for Carers UK! Take it on with your colleagues as a team building event, run with your training buddies, or with your friends and family. This is your chance to become a gameshow hero!

We will provide you with an exclusive Carers UK t shirt, to get as dirty as you like, as well as fundraising advice from our dedicated Corporate and Events Executive to help you smash your targets. In return we ask that you pay a non-refundable registration fee of £20 and commit to raising a minimum of £200 (excluding gift aid).

Eventbrite - Gauntlet Games with Carers UK

 

Other obstacle races available including: 
 
Spartan Super - Midlands £20.00 £200
Rough Runner £20.00 £200
Bear Grylls Survival Race  £20.00 £200
Bear Gryllls Ultimate Survivor £50.00 £500
Spartan Beast  £30.00 £300
Spartan Sprint  £20.00 £200
Rough Runner - Manchester £20.00 £200
Tough Guy - The Original £20.00 £200
Spartan Sprint - London £20.00 £200
Toughest - London South £20.00 £200
Mudnificent7 £20.00 £200

 

To find out more or if you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our fundraising team on 020 7378 4952


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Cardiff Half Marathon

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Sunday 7 October 2018

The Cardiff Half Marathon is Wales' largest running event of the year!

How We Will Support You

If you choose to run for us, you will receive:

  • A Carers Wales running vest or t-shirt
  • Option to print your name on your shirt
  • Personalised fundraising support
  • Cheering points on the day

About The Race

The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.

The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre

We have access to a variety of Half Marathons a cross the UK. To find out more or if you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our fundraising team on 020 7378 4952

 


Sunday 24 March 2019

London Landmarks Half Marathon

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London's central half marathon through Westminster and the City

  • Closed roads
  • 10,000+ runners
  • Flat route

The public ballot has now closed and results announced for 2019. If you missed out on the ballot, we also have some spots available!

Please apply here 

If you choose to run for us, you will receive:

  • A Carers UK running vest or t-shirt
  • Option to print your name on your shirt
  • Personalised fundraising support
  • Cheer point on the day

We have access to a variety of Half Marathons a cross the UK. To find out more or if you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our fundraising team on 020 7378 4952

 


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Run a Marathon

John Reed

#TeamCarersUK - London Marathon 2019 is now open. 

To apply please complete the form here

If you haven't got a ballot place for the Marathon you want to run, join #TeamCarersUK

If you are successful in securing a ballot place then we’d love to hear from you as well. You’ll receive the exact same support as those who take one of our places, but you set your own fundraising target.

We have lots of marathons that you could take part in. To find out more or if you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our fundraising team on 020 7378 4952


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Big Fun Run

  • Registration fee – 0
  • Minimum fundraising target - £100

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Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for Carers UK, run for fun…just run! There’s no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. It’s all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

Join #TeamCarers and gain fundraising advice from our dedicated Corporate and Events Executive to help you smash your target

Brighton – Saturday 14th July
Southampton – Sunday 15th July 2018
Leeds – Saturday 21st July 2018
Nottingham – Sunday 22nd July 2018
Glasgow – Saturday 28th July 2018
Edinburgh – Sunday 29th July 2018
Derby – Saturday 11th August
Sheffield – Sunday 12th August
Manchester – Saturday 18th August 2018
Liverpool – Sunday 19th August 2018
Ipswich – Saturday 1st September 2018
Milton Keynes – Sunday 2nd September 2018
Birmingham – Saturday 8th September 2018
Coventry – Sunday 9th September 2018
Gateshead – Saturday 20th October 2018
Middlesbrough – Sunday 21st October 2018
Crystal Palace – Saturday 27th October 2018
Victoria Park – Sunday 28th October 2018

Eventbrite - The Big Fun Run with Carers UK

To find out more or if you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our fundraising team on 020 7378 4952


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Dog Jog

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Registration fee - 10
Fundraising target- £100

Join #TeamCarers with your four legged friend between July – October with locations throughout the UK. Dog Jogs are a fantastic opportunity for you and your canine companion to get some fresh air and exercise with other dogs.

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun, where each event offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. Dog Jog is a brilliant opportunity to accomplish your personal goals with your dog; whether you are raising money for a worthwhile cause close to your heart or simply keeping fit.

Eventbrite - Dog Jog with Carers UK

Leeds, Saturday 21st July 2018

Nottingham, Sunday 22nd July 2018

Glasgow, Saturday 28th July 2018

Edinburgh, Sunday 29th July 2018

Derby, Saturday 11th august 2018

Sheffield, Sunday 12th august 2018

Manchester, Saturday 18th august 2018

Liverpool, Sunday 19th august 2018

Ipswich, Saturday 1st September 2018

Milton Keynes, Sunday 2nd September 2018

Birmingham, Saturday 8th September 2018

Coventry, Sunday 9th September 2018

Gateshead, Saturday 20 October 2018

Middlesbrough, Sunday 21st October 2018

Crystal palace, Saturday 27th October 2018

Victoria Park, Sunday 28th October 2018

Maidstone, 2018 tbc

 


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