Run for Shine

Runs are by far our most popular active challenges. Whatever your distance, there’s a run or wheelchair race out there for you. Our fundraisers recommend The Running Bug’s events finder or contact the Shine fundraising team for help finding your dream run!

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London Marathon 2019 

The London Marathon is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, with charities like Shine benefiting hugely from the incredible efforts of our active challengers.

There are only two ways to enter the race, either through the open ballot or by securing a charity place and running on behalf of an organisation such as Shine

Express your interest now

Do a Santa Dash

Fancy running a 5K dressed as Santa for charity?  You don't even have to run it, you can walk and take the kids or the dog! It's great fun and all for a 'good claus'! Sorry, but we do love a good pun.  And we love a good Santa Dash too!

Once you're signed up, let us know you're running for Shine and the fundraising team will send you a fundraising pack and everything you need to really enjoy your day!

Find one local to you


From the Spartan Race to the Mud Runner 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. 

 Find your event

Shine charity places are available for the following iconic races!

Cardiff Half

Sunday 7th October 2018 (Free Entry and £400 minimum sponsorship)

Great South Run

Sunday 21st October 2018 (Free Entry and £300 minimum sponsorship)

Great North Run

2019 (Date to be confirmed)

You can also become a member of Team Shine if you enter events which are open for general entry (i.e. we don't have charity places for these ones):

Great Eastern Run

Sunday 14th October 2018

Belfast Marathon 2019

Date TBC


Sunday 14th April 2019

If you wish to apply for a guaranteed charity place

We do ask for a non-refundable registration fee and a commitment to a minimum sponsorship level. However, you can also apply for your own place through the ballot and if you choose to run for Shine you will receive the same level of support and advice.

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