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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

The deadline has passed for the London Marathon 2018, but if you have your own place we'd love for you to run for us!

If you choose to use your own place to fundraise for Action for M.E.you'll get a free running vest, the full support of our fundraising team and you'll get to run alongside others who have choosing to create change for people with M.E.

If you have your own place for 2018 and wish to fundraise click here.

We're accepting applications for our 2019 London Marathon places until 20 October 2018Click here to apply now through EventBrite.

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.

Bath Half Marathon

4 March 2018

Reg fee: £45 (paid to the event organisers)

Minimum sponsorship: £175

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

We have now filled our places for the Bath Half 2018. If you have your own place and would like to fundraise for us you can still register online for a place in our team and receive our full support, fundraising materials and running vest.

The Virgin Sport British 10k Presented by ASICS

15 July 2018

Reg fee: £15

Minimum sponsorship: £200

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.

The Ride London Festival of Cycling

29 July 2018

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.

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

Great North Run

9 September 2018

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.

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

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.