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Running, cycling and fundraising treks

Running, cycling and fundraising treks

Every year Action for M.E. has guaranteed charity places in some of the UK's largest running and cycling events. You can download registration forms below - please be aware that places are limited so you should return your forms to us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Every runner or cyclist taking part in an event for us will get access to our fundraising materials, advice and tips from our dedicated fundraising team and the option of a free running vest.

London Marathon

“Running through the streets of London was amazing, breath taking, and the run of a life-time! Knowing how hard I trained and worked, knowing what I was running for, who I was running for was making me so emotional at the start line it gave me that extra belief and determination to complete the London Marathon without stopping!”

- Andy Leamon, one of our 2016 London Marathon runners.

All of our 2017 London marathon places have now been filled. If you have your own place however we’d love for you to join our team on the streets of the capital, and we’ll do everything we can to help you get there.

All Action for M.E. London Marathon runners will receive a free running vest, advice from our dedicated fundraising team and training tips from Olympian and Action for M.E. ambassador Anna Hemmings. For more information get in touch with our fundraising team by email or phone on 0117 927 9551.

You can also apply for one of our 2018 London Marathon places.

Guaranteed charity running places

Click on any of the links below to download a registration form for any of our guaranteed event places. All runners will receive a free branded running vest and the support of our dedicated fundraising team.

Great North Run

10 September 2017

Registration fee: £30

Minimum sponsorship: £350

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

Download a Great North Run 2017 Registration form

British 10K London Run

9 July 2017 

Registration Fee: £20

Minimum Sponsorship: £175

A growing event with a route that includes many of London’s most famous landmarks.

You can download our British 10K London Run registration form here.

Great Birmingham Run

15 October 2017

Reg fee: £20

Minimum sponsorship: £200

The second biggest half marathon in the UK. The course of this half marathon features live bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.

Click here to download out Great Birmingham Run 2017 registration form

Vitality Bath Half

12 March 2017

Reg fee: £20

Minimum sponsorship: £175

if you wish to put your name down for our 2018 Bath Half marathon team please contact the fundraising

A popular marathon through the beautiful historic city of Bath. Includes live music on route.

The Ride London Festival of Cycling

“ The best bit has to be the finish - all the way from Putney along the river and then up Whitehall and turning into the Mall. You imaging they are all cheering for you!”

2016 Ride London Entrant Gerry O’Rourke

The Ride London 100 is your chance to take on an iconic cycling route, made famous during the London Olympics.This is becoming a huge event for us. We’ve had record breaking fundraising totals for 2 years in a row, and we’re looking for people to help us make it a third.

The Ride London is a fantastic event for teams, and we offer a 50% buddy discount on both entry fees if you sign up with a friend.

Event date: 30 July 2017

Reg fee: £50 (or £25 when signing up with a friend)

Minimum sponsorship: £500

Click here to download your Ride London 100 registration form

The Thames Path Challenge

This challenge gives you the chance to take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river - most will be walking, many will jog, some will be running, and all will have a special reason to push themselves.

A range of distances are available, all featuring full support and stunning scenery.

Click here for more information or to sign up

Other events

“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.

Join those taking action for M.E. on Facebook

Our campaigning and fundraising group was created to bring together those who either have or are looking to raise awareness or help raise the vital funds that make our work possible. Members will be able to contribute their experiences and advice, share their stories and meet others with an understanding of M.E.

They can also contribute to our membership magazine InterAction, take part in campaigns and find out about chances to volunteer for Action for M.E.

We want to start of a real community and movement dedicated to change. Click here to join and a moderator will approve you as soon as possible.

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.