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If you're looking for a new challenge, join our team and take part in one of the fantastic running events below.

We'll give you all the training advice you need and will support you every step of the way, to the finish and beyond (we’ll even send you a free t-shirt!)

Secured your own place in any of these events? We’d love you to join Team Carers! There’s no fundraising target, we simply ask you to raise as much as you can. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know who you are!

We couldn’t do what we do without you – click here to see how your fundraising helps unpaid carers across the UK. Thank you for helping make life better for carers.

Click on one of the events below to jump down this page and see full details:

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2021

Want to take on a challenge in aid of Carers UK? The Royal Parks Half Marathon could be the race for you!

This scenic route takes place in central London, and follows the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of the eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

When: Sunday 10th October 2021
Where: London
Registration fee: £25
Fundraising target: £500

Watch this short video to get a sense of the incredible atmosphere at this stunning race year on year.

If you’d like to join Team Carers and secure a charity place for this event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can support you in raising vital funds for unpaid carers.

Secured your own place? We’d still love you to join Team Carers! There’s no fundraising target, we simply ask you raise as much as you can. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know who you are!

And if you run the Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of unpaid carers, you’ll receive a Carers UK running top, as well as a member of the fundraising team to support you throughout your journey.


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The Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October is set to be the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world, with an incredible 100,000 runners scheduled to take part. There will be 50,000 participants on the traditional course from London’s Blackheath to The Mall – while another 50,000 people run the 26.2 miles in a virtual event around the globe.

Want to help make life better for those supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill? There are two ways you can join Team Carers this October:

The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of your choice in aid of Carers UK. Run your way with up to 50,000 runners in the UK and across the world. Find out more here.

Run with your own place

If you have your own place in either the traditional or virtual race, we’d love you to join Team Carers. Please email the Fundraising Team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you’d like to run the 26.2 miles in aid of Carers UK.


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Chase the Sun 5k & 10k: London

Chase the Sun 5km - London

When: Wednesday 11th August 2021 
Start time: 7:30pm
Where: London - Olympic Park
Reg fee: £10
Minimum fundraising target: £100 

Chase the Sun 10km – London

When: Wednesday 11th August 2021 
Start time: 7:00pm
Where: London - Olympic Park
Reg fee: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £150

Racing around the inspiring grounds of London 2012′s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the flat and fast course is the perfect opportunity for a first timer, or a chip timed personal best. You can choose to run a 5k or take on the full 10k.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space.


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Chase the Sun 5k & 10k: Leicestershire

Chase the Sun 5km - Leicestershire

When: Wednesday 19th August 2021
Start time: 7:00pm
Where: Leicestershire - Prestwold Hall
Reg fee: £10
Minimum fundraising target: £100 

Chase the Sun 10km – Leicestershire

When: Wednesday 19th August 2021 
Start time: 7:00pm
Where: Leicestershire - Prestwold Hall
Reg fee: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £150

Run 5k or 10k around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space.


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Hackney Half Marathon

When: Sunday 26th September 2021
Where: Hackney, East London
Reg fee: £30
Minimum fundraising target: £350

Experience the electric atmosphere of Hackney Moves Festival. All types of runners will love this course that winds through the best that East London has to offer, supported by live bands and entertainment aplenty. This isn't just a race - it's a full-on festival.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space.


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Bath Half Marathon

When: Sunday 13th March 2022
Where: Bath city centre, starting at the 'Twerton Fork'
Reg fee: £30
Minimum fundraising target: £350

The Bath Half is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. The course is fast and flat making it suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to more regular long-distance event runners looking to beat their personal best time.

For further details about the event, please visit their website here.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space.


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Manchester Marathon

When: Sunday 10th October 2021
Where: Manchester
Reg fee: £40
Minimum fundraising target: £500

The Manchester Marathon is one of the UK’s premier running events, famous for its fast, flat, and friendly route.

For further details about the event, please visit their website here.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space.


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Spartan Sprint

When: Sunday 10th October 2021
Where: Pippingford Estate, East Sussex
Reg fee: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £200

With a course of just over 3 miles and more than 20 obstacles, the Sprint is perfect for all abilities, from beginners, to trail racers, to mud run participants.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space.


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Spartan Super

When: Sunday 10th October 2021
Where: Pippingford Estate, East Sussex
Reg fee: £25
Minimum fundraising target: £350

Push yourself and test your strength with the Spartan Super. An 8-mile course with more than 25 obstacles, this is a battlefield of insanely fun mud running.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space.

For further details about the Spartan events, please visit their website here.


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