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Running, cycling and fundraising treks

Every year, amazing people wearing Action for M.E. vests take part in running and cycling events to help make what we do possible.

We’re proud to support each and every one of our event fundraisers. Take part in any of the events below and you’ll receive a free Action for M.E. running vest, a runners fundraising pack and the full support of our dedicated fundraising and communications teams to help you hit your fundraising target and share your story.

We offer places in a range of distances suitable for all experience levels, and we’re happy to offer training tips and advice on request.

Click below to jump straight to a section:

Cycling

Marathons

Half marathons

10K runs

Shorter races

Dog Jogs - a 5K run with a furry friend

Events for under 18s

Run, Walk, Jog - The Ultra Challenge Series

Trekfest 2019

Find your own event

Get in touch

If you'd like to take part in an event not listed below email our fundraising team or call us on 0117 927 9551. We're happy to support fundraisers taking part in any event, including with free fundraising materials and advice and tips to help you reach your target.


Cycling events

Ride London 100 2020 - DEADLINE 31 April 2020

The London Marathon of cycling is perfect for teams and keen cyclists, and features closed roads throughout a stunning scenic route made famous by the 2012 Olympics.

Join our 2020 team now online

Event date: 16 August 2020

Reg fee: £25

Minimum sponsorship: £500


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Marathons

London Marathon 2020 – Own place runners only

A world-famous event watched live by thousands each year and the largest single-day fundraising event in the world.

We've filled our places for London Marathon 2020, but if you have a place and would to fundraiser for Action for M.E. please get in touch with the fundraising team. You'll be part of the Action for M.E. team and receive a runnung vest, fundraising materials and regular updates.

Event date: 26 April 2020

Reg fee: £100

Minimum sponsorship: £1,600

Edinburgh Marathon 2020 – DEADLINE 20 May 2020

Fast and flat and voted the fastest marathon in UK by Runner’s World, it’s ideal if it’s your first marathon or if you’re looking for a personal best. Selling out every year since 2008, it’s the second largest marathon in the UK. Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline..

Secure your place online now

Event date: 24 May 2020

Reg fee: £50

Minimum sponsorship: £750

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020 Hairy Haggis Relay – DEADLINE 20 May 2020

A great opportunity for a team of four runners to take part in Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The 26.2 miles is split into four equally fun and challenging legs for each runner to take on.

Secure your place online now

Event date: 24 May 2020

Reg fee: £50 (per team)

Minimum sponsorship: £750 (per team)

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Half marathons

The 2020 Great North Run – DEADLINE 5 July 2020

Broadcast live on the BBC and featuring an elite field of world famous runners, this is a massive event with a long history.

Click here to secure your place online

Event date: 13 September 2020

Reg fee: £35

Minimum sponsorship: £350

Scottish Half Marathon 2020 - DEADLINE 18 September 2020

If you’ve never run before, or this will be your 100th running event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is a ‘must-do’ running event. The route is seriously flat & rapid - so if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Click here to secure your place online

Event date: 20 September 2020

Reg fee: £25

Minimum sponsorship: £250

Bournemouth Half Marathon 2020 – DEADLINE 2 October 2020

The Bournemouth Half Marathon course follows the Full Marathon route, taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along this coastal route. This is running as it should be!

Click here to secure your place online now.

Event Date: 4 October 2020

Reg fee: £25

Minimum sponsorship: £250

Bath Half Marathon 2020 – DEADLINE 6 February 2020

The Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK, and Action for M.E.'s home race so there's always a staff team there to meet you and offer encouragement on the day. The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for all abilities – for beginners whose key objective is to complete the course, to more regular long-distance event runners, looking to beat their personal best time.

Click here for more details and to secure your place

Event Date: 15 March 2020

Reg fee: £15

Minimum sponsorship: £175

Edinburgh Half Marathon 2020 – DEADLINE 20 May 2020

Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same flat and fast route. Ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you fancy achieving a new personal best.

Secure your place online now

Event date: 24 May 2020

Reg fee: £25

Minimum sponsorship: £250

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10K Runs

Scottish 10K 2020 - DEADLINE 18 September 2020

If you’ve never run before, or this will be your 100th running event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is a ‘must-do’ running event. The route is seriously flat & rapid - so if you want to set a personal best for a 10K then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Click here to secure your place online

Event date: 20 September 2020

Reg fee: £10

Minimum sponsorship: £150

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2020 Supersonic 10K – DEADLINE 2 October 2020

The Supersonic 10K is an increasingly popular race distance, a great step-up for those who have completed a 5K in the past, but aren’t quite ready for the half marathon distance.

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: 3 October 2020

Reg fee: £10

Minimum sponsorship: £150

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020 10K – DEADLINE 20 May 2020

The 10K is held in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park on the Saturday of the EMF weekend. The route offers striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Caste. A great step up from those who have completed a 5K but aren’t quite ready to take on the half marathon.

Secure your place online now

Event date: 23 May 2020

Reg fee: £10

Minimum sponsorship: £150


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Shorter Races

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2020 Supersonic 5K – DEADLINE 2 October 2020

The BMF Supernova 5K is a great start to your running journey and a chance of being part of one of the UK’s top autumn running festivals.

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: 3 October 2020

Reg fee: £5

Minimum sponsorship: £100

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2020 Supernova 5K – DEADLINE 2 October 2020

The BMF Supernova 5K is a great start to your running journey and a chance of being part of one of the UK’s top autumn running festivals.

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: 3 October 2020

Reg fee: £5

Minimum sponsorship: £100

Supernova Runs 2020 5K runs – DEADLINE various, see individual event details

No stress, no time limits - just friends and family spending an evening together doing something a little different but a lot of fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged - we want you to light up our iconic venues and make them look even more spectacular than they already do!

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: Various, see full event list

Reg fee: £5

Minimum sponsorship: £100

Kilomathon 13.1K - DEADLINE 5 April 2020

Kilomathon offers something a little bit different to your usual running event. There are loads of 5Ks and 10Ks out there, but why not try something to push you out of your comfort zone with the perfect training run for half/full marathon.? Kilomathon is run on Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network. Runners take in the historic Royal Yacht Britannia, the picturesque Victoria Park and enjoy tranquil cycle paths before a fantastic finish in front of the West Stand at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Click here for more information and to sign up

Event date: 5 April 2020

Reg fee: £15

Minimum sponsorship: £175

Kilomathon 6.5K - DEADLINE 5 April 2020

The perfect step up from a 5K/training run for a 10K, Kilomathon is run on Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network. Runners take in the historic Royal Yacht Britannia, the picturesque Victoria Park and enjoy tranquil cycle paths before a fantastic finish in front of the West Stand at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Click here for more information and to sign up

Event date: 5 April 2020

Reg fee: £5

Minimum sponsorship: £75

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020 5K – DEADLINE 20 May 2020

Similar to the EMF 10K, the 5K route takes place around Holyrood Park with stunning views of the city and Edinburgh Castle. The EMF 5K is a great start to your running journey and a chance to be part of the biggest running festival in Scotland.

Secure your place online now

Event date: 23 May 2020

Reg fee: £5

Minimum sponsorship: £100

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Events for under 18s

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020 Junior Races - DEADLINE 20 May 2020

The EMF Junior races are a great way to get the whole family involved in Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend.

Races:

EMF 5K Junior Race (ages 11 - 18)

EMF 2K Junior Race (Ages 9 – 12)

EMF 1.5K Junior Race (Ages 6 – 8)

EMF Kids Kilometre (Ages 3 - 6)

Event dates: 23 May 2020

Reg fee: None

Minimum sponsorship: None, just do your best!

Click here to register for any of the races above

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2020 Junior Races – DEADLINE 2 October 2019

Races:

BMF 2K Junior Race (ages 9-12)

BMF 1.5K Junior Race (ages 6-8)

BMF Kids Kilometre (ages 3-6)

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: 3 October 2020

Reg fee: £5

Minimum sponsorship: £100

Mini Kilo 2.6K

A fantastic race for kids aged 6-14 years, with a grandstand finish. Kilomathon is run on Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network. Runners take in the historic Royal Yacht Britannia, the picturesque Victoria Park and enjoy tranquil cycle paths before a fantastic finish in front of the West Stand at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Click here to sign up for Action for M.E.

Event date: 5 April 2020

Reg fee: free

Minimum sponsorship: None, just raise whatever you can and have fun!

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Other races and events

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2020 Dog Jog – DEADLINE 2 October 2020

Bournemouth Dog Jog provides a great opportunity to accomplish the run with your dog!

Event date: 3 October 2020

Reg fee: free

Minimum sponsorship: None, just raise whatever you can and have fun!


Find your own event

“People assume I am mad for doing things like this, but I genuinely love the feeling of being able to complete an event like this because I remember what it is like to not be able to climb a set of stairs!”- Fundraiser Ryan Meade who took part in a year of events for Action for M.E.

If you already have a place, or none of the ones above interest you, you can find your own event and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.

You can find events near you on the Runners Diary website. A free running vest is available to anybody aiming to raise £100 or more, and our fundraising team are always on hand with advice and tips. Sponsorship forms and other materials are also available in our Fundraising Toolkit.


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Get in touch

Our fundraising team are available to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us by email, by phone on 0117 927 9551 or write to us as Action for M.E., 42 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1EH.

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