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Get Organised!...

Setting yourself a target to run, walk or cycle a certain distance can be a great way to raise money for Caring For Life. Set yourself a distance that would be a challenge… It could be a long distance, such as cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats, or running a 5k!

You could organise this yourself or join an event that is already happening.


If you want to sign up for an event already happening, we know one of the biggest challenges for our supporters can be finding events that don’t occur on a Sunday. So… we’ve found a few and have popped them below to give you an idea of what you could take part in (the links are all in the headers). This is not an exhaustive list and you might find another one better suited to you.


Once you find an event all you need to do is:


  1. Contact the event organiser to secure your place

  2. Let us know so we can support and encourage you

  3. Set up a fundraising page on Just Giving (or a fundraising platform of your choice)

  4. Start training for the big day!

Marathon Participants

Running Events...

Sun’s on the Run

When: Sat 19th August

Where: Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk

Runs: 5k, 10k, Half marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathon, Sunrise to Sunset Challenge

Northstowe Festival of Running

When: Sat 2nd September

Where: Cambridge

Run: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Family mile

Richmond RunFest

When: Sat 9th September

Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond
Run: 10k

The Worms Head

When: Sat 14th October

Where: Rhossili, Gower, Wales

Run: 10k

Run Alton Towers

When: Sat 11th November

Where: Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Runs: 10k, Kids Race

Run Dorney Lake 

When: Sat 9th December

Where: Dorney Lake, Buckinghamshire

Runs: 5k, 10k, Half marathon


Cycle Rides...

Beyond New Forest Sportive 100

When: Sat 10th June

Where: New Forest, Southampton

Rides: 100km or 100miles

UKCE Mendips Classic

When: Sat 15th July

Where: Strode College Sport Centre, Somerset

Rides: 58km, 83km, 123km

The Peaks Tour

When: Sat 2nd September

Where: Bakewell, Derbyshire

Rides: 74km, 120km, 160km

Image by Igor Rodrigues

Obstacle challenge...

You could even try an Inflatable 5k or Tough Mudder with friends and have fun whilst raising money for Caring For Life. There are plenty of Saturday dates on their websites all around the country, click the links to head the websites and find out more:


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