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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

I would just like to thank you for the amazing experience you gave me on Sunday. It was a totally fantastic day which will stay with me for a very long time. It was an experience that will be hard to match, the amazing crowds and the sheer scale of the event was just mind blowing.

- Clare, 2017 London Marathon runner

Want to take part in one of the world's most famous marathons? See your face on TV? Run beside celebrities and thousands upon thousands of people raising money for causes they believe in?

Apply now a 2018 London Marathon place.

Deadline for entries is 1 September. Due to the demand for London places we aren't able to offer a place to everyone that applies. Our team will be chosen in September and all those who applied will be contacted shortly after.


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 Birmingham Run

Deadline 3 October 2017

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 reserve your place online


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.

The deadline for 2017 places has now passed. 

If you already have a place and would like to fundraise for us, or if you would like to put your name down for a place in 2018 click here to join the team.

You can read all about our 2017 Great North Run team through our Just Giving team page.


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.

The deadline for 2017 places has now passed.

If you already have a place and would like to fundraise for us click here to join our British 10K 2017 team.


Bath Half Marathon

4 March 2018

Reg fee: £40

Minimum sponsorship: £175

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

Click to download a 2018 Bath Half registration form.


The Ride London Festival of Cycling

30 July 2017

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

Minimum sponsorship: £500

An iconic cycling route, made famous during the London Olympics and great for teams. Sign up with a partner and you'll both get 50% off your registration fee.

The deadline for 2017 places has now passed.

If you already have a place and would like to fundraise for us, or if you'd like to ride as part of our 2018 team click here to reserve your place in team Action for M.E.


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.