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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 – places closing soon

Marathons

Half marathons

Shorter races

Dog jogs

Events for kids

Fundraising walks

Find your own event

Get in touch


Cycling events

Ride London 100 – DEADLINE 25 May 2018

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.

There’s no cost to enter and you’ll receive team updates, fundraising materials and support from our fundraising team.

Join our Ride London 2018 team now, online through EventBrite.

Event date: 29 July 2018

Reg Fee:None

Minimum sponsorship: £500 (per person)

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Marathons

Bournemouth Marathon – DEADLINE 3 October 2018

Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish. The Bournemouth Marathon is part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival which offers crisp seaside air and views of Bournemouth and Poole's landmarks.

Secure your place online now

Event date: 6 – 7 October 2018

Reg fee: £50

Minimum sponsorship: £750

London Marathon – DEADLINE 20 October 2018

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

We’re accepting applications for our London Marathon 2019 team up until 20 October 2018. It’s an incredible event and we’d love to give everyone who applies a place, but sadly this isn’t possible. Applying does not guarantee you a place, we’ll make our decision in October according to who we believe is most motivated to take part, fundraise and support our work.

Click here to apply for our 2019 London Marathon team

Event date: April 2019 (exact date to be confirmed)

Reg fee: £100

Minimum sponsorship: £1,600

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Half marathons

Scottish Half Marathon – DEADLINE 19 September 2018

Starting just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse. Whether you’ve never run before, or you’re preparing for your 100th event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is going to be the ‘must-do’ running event this year.

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: 23 September 2018

Reg fee: £25

Minimum sponsorship: £250

Bournemouth Half Marathon – DEADLINE 3 October 2018

The Bournemouth Half Marathon course follows the full marathon route, taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along this coastal route. This race is part of the Bournemouth Marathon festival, a two-day event featuring events of multiple distances suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Click here to secure your place online now.

Event Date: 7 October 2018

Reg fee: £25

Minimum sponsorship: £250

The Great North Run – DEADLINE 2 July 2018

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

Join our Great North Run 2018 team quickly and easily online.

Event date:9 September 2018

Reg fee: £30

Minimum sponsorship: £350

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Shorter distance races

The Virgin sport British 10K – DEADLINE 9 July 2018

The ultimate foot tour of London. Run by Trafalgar Square, the Embankment, Big Ben and more on our hop-on-keep-hopping run tour. Flat and iconic, the classic course is ready for your best time and your best selfie.

Sign up online to instantly secure a place in our 2018 team.

Event date: 15 July 2018

Reg fee: £15

Minimum sponsorship: £200

2018 Scottish 10K – DEADLINE 19 September 2018

Starting just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse. Whether you’ve never run before, or you’re preparing for your 100th event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is going to be the ‘must-do’ running event this year.

Click here to secure your place now

Event date: 23 September 2018

Reg fee: None

Minimum sponsorship: £150

Bournemouth Marathon Festival Supersonic 10K – DEADLINE 3 October 2018

Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish. Part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival with a route offering crisp seaside air and views of Bournemouth and Poole's landmarks.

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: 6 – 7 October 2018

Reg fee:£25

Minimum sponsorship: £250

Bournemouth Marathon Festival Supernova 5K – DEADLINE 3 October 2018

Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish. Part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival with a route offering crisp seaside air and views of Bournemouth and Poole's landmarks.

Click here to secure your place online now

Event date: 6 – 7 October 2018

Reg fee:None

Minimum sponsorship: £150

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Dog Jogs – a relaxed 5K run with a furry friend

Taking place between July and October, Dog Jogs are light 5k events in beautiful parks throughout the UK that allow your four legged friend to get involved in the fundraising spirit.

Dog jogs are available in cities throughout the UK. Click here to find and sign up now for an event near you.

Event date: July – October, see event list for the date of your nearest jog

Reg fee: None

Minimum sponsorship: £50

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Events for kids

Bournemouth Marathon Festival Races

The Bournemouth Marathon festival features beautiful coastal views and fresh sea air, and now younger family members can join in with a series of races for the under 12s. All events below are free to enter and have no minimum sponsorship requirement, anything raised is amazing and will make a real difference.

Races:

BMF 2K Junior Race (Ages 9 – 12)

BMF 1.5K Junior Race (Ages 6 – 8)

BMF Junior 5K (Ages 11+)

BMF Kids Kilometre (Ages 0 – 6)

Event date: 6 – 7 October 2018

Reg fee: None

Minimum sponsorship: None, just do your best!

Click here to register for any of the races above

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Fundraising walks

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

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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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