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Take a look at the challenge and fundraising events you can sign up to across the UK in 2024!

If you would like more information about any of the events below or have any questions, email us at fundraising@rcnfoundation.org.uk or give us a call on 020 7647 3622. 

England 

Alton Towers ride

Alton Towers Running Events

Join us at the UK’s biggest Theme Park, Alton Towers, for either a 5K, 10K or a Half Marathon event around the park taking place on 16 and 17 November 2024. This is an event for the entire family with FREE ride access after the race included in your entry!

 

Run Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park 5K and 10K

Taking place on 8 September 2024, run a 5k or 10k around the rides and rollercoasters inside Thorpe Park! Following the race, you will be able to make full use of the rides within the park with Theme Park access included in your race entry!

Bungee jump

Bungee Jump

Taking place in both Windsor and Salford Quays, you will have a few seconds to admire the views before hearing those famous words, "3, 2, 1, Bungee!" Taking place on 2 and 30 November 2024. Deadline to register: 22 October 2024. 

 

 

Obstacle 5K

Inflatable 5K

Taking place at various locations across England and Wales, get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course! Grab your friends, lace up your trainers, and get ready for the ultimate inflatable adventure! Taking place between April-September 2024. 

Cycle

Ford RideLondon-Essex 60

The Ford RideLondon-Essex 60 gives amateur riders newer to cycling a unique opportunity to pedal past impressive London landmarks and through picturesque rural Essex – all on traffic-free roads. Taking place on 26 May 2024. 

Open water swimming

Great North Swim

Dive into nature and join us at the UK’s biggest open water swimming event. Swimming a total distance of 1 Mile (equivalent to 64 lengths of a 25m pool) you‘ll be part of an amazing collective experience! Taking place on 7, 8 and 9 June 2024. 

Group of runners by Big Ben

Asics 10K

Dash past iconic central London sights Big Ben, the London Eye and the River Thames in a 10K race to remember on Sunday 14th July 2024. All participants receive access to our free training runs, race day entertainment, a finisher medal and rewards from our partners. 

Battersea park running events

Battersea Park Running Events

Battersea Park is one of London’s most picturesque parks and has been a favourite course for those wanting to run a PB! Whether you want to run 5K, 10K, a half marathon or full marathon - we've got you covered! Taking place on 24 February and 9 March 2024.

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Not only can you run a half marathon for charity, but you also get entry into one of the UK's best historical attractions! Run like Henry VIII and make your own history at this fantastic event! Taking place on 24 March 2024. Deadline to register: 1 March 2024. 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon - March

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon

Join the London Half at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and race around the Olympic Park passing sights such as the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Stadium, and Copper Box Arena! Taking place on 3 March 2024. Deadline to register: 23 February 2024. 

Reading Half Marathon - runners at starting line

Reading Half Marathon

Taking place on 14 April 2024, the Reading Half Marathon passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus, culminating in a finish rarely found outside an Olympic stadium! Deadline to register: 4 March 2024. 

Robin Hood Half Marathon runners

Robin Hood Half Marathon

A picturesque route taking you along Victoria Embankment, past Nottingham Castle, Robin Hood statue, and Wollaton Park where you're bound to see a few deer roaming! Taking place on 29 September 2024. Deadline to register: 26 August 2024. 

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Running through four of London's stunning Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St James's Park and The Green Park, this is the most spectacular half marathon that central London has to offer! Taking place on 13 October 2024.

Virtual event 1

Virtual Events

The Virtual Marathon Series presents the Virtual Easter Run and the Virtual Halloween Run, both 5K! Find out more info about what each event entails and sign up today! Taking place in March and October 2024. 

Scotland

Edinburgh running events

Edinburgh Running Events

Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival! There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, 10k, and 5k. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend. Taking place on 25 May 2024.

Glasgow Men 10k

Men's 10K - Glasgow

This is your time to set your next challenge and be part of something special at a Men’s 10K! Taking place on 16 June 2024. Deadline to register: 6 June 2024. Nothing will motivate you more than fundraising for a cause you really care about, so what are you waiting for?

Women's 10K Glasgow

Women's 10K - Glasgow

This is your time to set your next challenge and be part of something special at a Women’s 10K! Taking place on 16 June 2024. Deadline to register: 6 June 2024. Nothing will motivate you more than fundraising for a cause you really care about, so what are you waiting for?

Virtual event 1

Virtual Events

The Virtual Marathon Series presents the Virtual Easter Run and the Virtual Halloween Run, both 5K! Find out more info about what each event entails and sign up today! Taking place in March and October 2024. 

Wales

Cardiff Half

Cardiff Half Marathon

The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon is a flat, fast course that passes the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay. Taking place on 6 October 2024.

Obstacle 5K

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Taking place in Swansea on 14 September 2024, get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST Inflatable Obstacle Course! Whether you want to run 2.5K, 5K, 10K or 15K, grab your friends and get ready for the ultimate inflatable adventure!

Virtual event 1

Virtual Events

The Virtual Marathon Series presents the Virtual Easter Run and the Virtual Halloween Run, both 5K! Find out more info about what each event entails and sign up today! Taking place in March and October 2024. 

Northern Ireland

Bungee jump

Bungee Jump

Taking place in Belfast, you will have a few seconds to admire the views before hearing those famous words, "3, 2, 1, Bungee!" Taking place on 12 and 13 October 2024.

Virtual event 1

Virtual Events

The Virtual Marathon Series presents the Virtual Easter Run and the Virtual Halloween Run, both 5K! Find out more info about what each event entails and sign up today! Taking place in March and October 2024.