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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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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

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  • 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).

 

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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London Landmarks Half Marathon

Sunday 25 March 2018

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The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a brand new, closed road, central London run. It is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster.

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

Come and cheer on the 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. 

Other half marathons include:
Scottish  24-Sep £30 £300
Bournemouth  08-Oct £30 £300
Oxford 08-Oct £30 £300
Cheshire  08-Oct £30 £300
Salisbury  08-Oct £30 £300
Amsterdam  15-Oct £50 £500
Manchester 15-Oct £30 £300
Tatton Park 12-Nov £30 £300
Heartfordshire  19-Nov £30 £300
Farnborough  21-Jan £30 £300
Barcelona  11-Feb £50 £500
Thorpe Park  25-Feb £30 £300
Paris  04-Mar £50 £500
North London  11-Mar £30 £300
Hampton Court Palace  18-Mar £30 £300
Sheffield  08-Apr £30 £300
Run Hackney  20-May £30 £300
Milton Keynes  07-May £30 £300
Leeds  13-May £30 £300
Edinburgh  27-May £30 £300
South Downs Trail  TBC £30 £300

 

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

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#TeamCarers - London Marathon 2018 is now complete.

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.

If you haven't got a place for London Marathon 2018 don't panic, we have lots of other marathons that you could take part in. To name a few: 

 

Barcelona  Mar-18 £75 £750
Manchester  Apr-18 £50 £500
Brighton  Apr-18 £50 £500
Milton Keynes  May-18 £50 £500
Edinburgh  May-18 £50 £500
South Downs Trail  Jun-18 £50 £500
Bournemouth  Oct-18 £50 £500
Chester  Oct-18 £50 £500
Amsterdam  Oct-18 £75 £750

 

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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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018

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The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind, with 7 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races, there really is something for everyone! Guarantee your entry today

Full Marathon

  • Registration fee: £50
  • Minimum sponsorship: £500

Half Marathon

  • Registration fee: £30
  • Minimum sponsorship: £350

10K

  • Registration fee: £20
  • Minimum sponsorship: £200

5K

  • Registration fee: £10
  • Minimum sponsorship: £100

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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

  • Big Fun Run Brighton - Saturday 14th July 2018
  • Big Fun Run Southampton - Sunday 15th July 2018
  • Big Fun Run Ipswich - Saturday 1st September 2018
  • Big Fun Run Milton Keynes - Sunday 2nd September 2018

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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British 10 K

Sunday 8th July 2018

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

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The British 10K is back and better than ever. Gather your people, lace up your trainers, and get ready to experience London's most iconic landmarks and a British street party, with a twist. Run your way with music at every kilometer to a new PB and receive free race photos, a t-shirt, medal, and tote bag. What better way to enjoy summertime in London?

Join #TeamCarers and we will provide you with an exclusive Carers UK running vest 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).

 Other runs include: 

Leicester  03-Sep £20.00 £200
Bury  17-Sep £20.00 £200
Scottish  24-Sep £20.00 £200
Sheffield 24-Sep £20.00 £200
Bournemouth Supernova  07-Oct £20.00 £200
Cheshire 04-Nov £20.00 £200
Men's 05-Nov £20.00 £200
Tatton Park  11-Nov £20.00 £200
Longleat 28-Jan £20.00 £200
Lincoln  18-Mar £20.00 £200
GEAR  06-May £20.00 £200
Edinburgh  26-May £20.00 £200
Nottingham  TBC £20.00 £200
Burnley  TBC £20.00 £200
Glasgow Men's  17-Jun £20.00 £200
Hull TBC £20.00 £200
Leeds  08-Jul £20.00 £200
British  08-Jul £20.00 £200
York 05-Aug £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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Dog Jog

  • Registration fee: £10
  • Fundraising target: £100

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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. 

Join #TeamCarers and we will provide you with an exclusive Carers UK running vest as well as fundraising advice from our dedicated Corporate and Events Executive to help you smash your targets.

Plus what’s more, when you cross the finish line you’ll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your four-legged friend, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal!

In return we ask that you pay a non-refundable registration fee of £10 and commit to raising a minimum of £100 (excluding gift aid).

 

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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London Triathlon

  • Registration fee: £50
  • Fundraising target: £500

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Join #TeamCarers and we will provide you with an exclusive Carers UK top as well as fundraising advice from our dedicated Corporate and Events Executive to help you smash your targets.

Either run, swim and ride yourself or split in and relay with your team.

In return we ask that you pay a non-refundable registration fee of £50 and commit to raising a minimum of £500 (excluding gift aid).

 

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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