Run for Shine

Whatever your distance, there’s a run or wheelchair race out there for you. Have a look at the events below and if you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch and our fundraising team can help find the best event for you.

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Virtual London Marathon

On Sunday 3rd October 2021, take on the London Marathon in your local area!

With 24 hours to complete 26.2 miles from your own front door, taking as many rest stops as you need, whether you wheel, walk or run, this is the most accessible London Marathon ever. 

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Great South Run

Join Team Shine at The Great South Run, Europe's only 10 mile running event on Sunday 17th October 2021.

Take on this fast and flat route, perfect for beginners PB chasers alike, that takes in scenic Southsea and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Cardiff Half Marathon

Be one of 25,000 people taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 27th March 2022 by joining Team Shine.

This half marathon is a flat fast route, which takes in the capitals most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings.

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Brighton Marathon

On Sunday 10th April 2022, take on the Brighton Marathon, one of the UK's favourite 26.2-milers.

With a stunning backdrop of the sea, the Brighton Marathon finishes on the seafront with 150,000 spectators and an unbeatable atmosphere. 

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Great North Run 

Take on one of the biggest half marathons in the world on Sunday 11th September 2022.

Join the team with your ballot place or join our charity place waiting list to be part of Team Shine for the iconic 13.1 mile Great North Run. 

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London Marathon  

Join Team Shine with your ballot place at the biggest running and fundraising event of the year on Sunday October 3rd 2021 and make a real difference to people living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. 

Charity place applications now open for next years world famous race on Sunday 2nd October 2022.

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

Join Team Shine on Sunday 10th October 2021 with your own place or express your interest for 2022.

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Superhero in the City

Release your inner superhero and take on the Superhero in the City 5k run on Thursday 30th September 2021.

This fun family friendly event is a perfect first race for new runners and those looking for something to take on with a team. 

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Belfast Marathon

Run one of Northern Ireland's favourite and biggest marathon, the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 3rd October 2021!

Whether you're up for taking on the Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk, 5k Fun Run or the full Marathon, the Belfast City Marathon offers something for everyone!

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Manchester Marathon

Voted the UK's Best Marathon two years in a row, the Manchester Marathon is famous for being one of the flattest and friendliest races in the country.

Join Team Shine with your own place on Sunday 10th October 2021.

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Take on an Ultra Marathon

If you're looking for the ultimate running challenge, an Ultra Marathon is for you. Here are a few of our recommended races, or you can choose your own:

Ultra Challenge

Race to the... - Threshold Trail series

Rat Race - Including Man vs and The Wall

Get Muddy

From Tough Mudder to the Spartan Race, there is a mud run or obstacle course to suit everyone! Raise funds and have fun at the same time, get in touch to find out about events happening near you. 

 Tough Mudder


Other races you can run for Shine!

If none of the events above take your fancy, you can choose any other race our wish! Whether your local 5k or a marathon major, simply buy a place or enter the ballot for your chosen race and then get in touch to let us know.

You'll have no minimum sponsorship target, we just ask for you to raise as much as you can!

You'll receive your very own Shine running vest and the friendly fundraising team will be there to support you every step of the way.

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Start fundraising

If you've got your own place in a race or secured a #TeamShine charity place, now is the time to start fundraising. 

Our work is almost entirely funded by the generosity of the general public which means every pound you raise as part of your fundraising is greatly appreciated

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