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Marathons and Half-Marathons

We have charity places available for events across the U.K.

By taking part in a marathon or half marathon for Action for M.E. you’ll be helping us to support people of all ages across the UK with M.E.

When you sign up to run for Action for M.E., you'll receive the dedicated support of our fundraising team every step of the way, whilst you make a real difference to the lives of those affected by M.E.

We couldn’t do what we do without our amazing fundraisers, so thank you.


Bath Half 2024

Applications for the Bath Half 2024 Action for M.E. team are now open!

On Sunday 17th March 2024, The Bath Half will take place in the historic city centre of Bath. It's a fast, flat course that offers opportunities for personal bests and lots of support from the crowd.

Team Action for M.E. 2023 enjoyed the beautiful sights of Bath in beaming sunshine and blue skies, and raised an incredible £8000 between them!

If you'd like to join Team Action for M.E., please sign-up by downloading and completing the application form, and returning it to fundraising@actionforme.org.uk.

Please also read our Terms and Conditions of a Charity Place. By submitting an application, you agree to abide by these terms should you be selected. Please note, there is a registration fee of £20, and a minimum fundraising target of £200.

Two members of the Bath Half 2023 Team, ready to race!


London Marathon 2024

Thank you for your interest in joining us for the TCS London Marathon 2024.

Due to an injury, we now have one space open on our 2024 team.

If you would like to be considered for the place, please download and complete this application form and return it to fundraising@actionforme.org.uk. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Please also read our Terms and Conditions of a Charity Place, as by submitting an application, you agree to abide by these terms should you be selected. Please note, there is a registration fee of £100 and a minimum fundraising target of £1,800.

Click here to follow Team Action for M.E. in the lead-up to the big day!

Ben and Thomas, who ran in the London Marathon 2021


Great North Run 2024

The Great North Run is the world’s biggest and most iconic Half Marathon. Held on Sunday 8th September 2024, the course takes in the bustling city of Newcastle and finishes in the beautiful coastal town of South Shields. With on-route entertainment, a Red Arrows flyover, and over 60,000 participants, the Great North Run promises to be a fun and rewarding day!

Every year, we have a fantastic team of runners to raise funds and awareness for Action for M.E. Last year, Team Action for M.E. managed to raise an incredible £10,000 between them.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Applications for the Great North Run 2024 are now open!

If you'd like to join Team Action for M.E., please sign-up by downloading and completing the application form, and returning it to fundraising@actionforme.org.uk. Please also read our Terms and Conditions of a Charity Place. By submitting an application, you agree to abide by these terms should you be selected. Please note, there is a registration fee of £35, and a minimum fundraising target of £350.

Members of Alice's Squad, who ran the Great North Run 2023 on behalf of their friend Alice


Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2023

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place over weekend of 25 - 26 May 2024, and is full of races including the Edinburgh Marathon, Half-Marathon and the Hairy Haggis relay. The full marathon is renowned as a 'personal-best' route, as it's so fast and flat. It takes in some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views of the East Lothian coastline.

If you'd like to join one of the races for Action for M.E., email us or sign up here!