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 Let's Do This events finder or contact the Shine fundraising team for help finding your dream run!

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Virtual London Marathon 2021 


Take on the London Marathon in your local area!

In 2021, the Virgin Money London Marathon is set to be the biggest ever with 100,000 participants taking part across the world. While 50,000 will take on the famous central London route, another 50,000 will complete their own marathon in their local area.  

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London Marathon 2021 

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

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Brighton Marathon

The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK's favourite 26.2-milers, with over 12,000 runners taking part each year.

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

Shine have limited places remaining, secure your place by paying a registration fee of £25 with a minimum sponsorship of £450.

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Great South Run


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

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

Shine have limited places remaining, so secure your place by paying a registration fee of £20 with raising minimum sponsorship of £250. 

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Cardiff Half Marathon

Be one of 25,000 people taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon 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.

The Cardiff Half Marathon will take place on 3rd October 2021.

Shine have limited places remaining, secure your place by paying a registration fee of £25 with raising minimum sponsorship of £300.

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Superhero in the City

Release your inner superhero with Shine and take on the Superhero in the City 5k this July.

 

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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 the race on Sunday 10th October 2021.

Shine have limited places remaining, secure your place by paying a registration fee of £25 with minimum sponsorship of £350.

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Greater 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.

With its superfast route, Manchester is perfect both for first-timers and for experienced marathon runners looking to set a new personal best.

Shine have limited places remaining, secure your place by paying a registration fee of £35 with minimum sponsorship of £350.

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Belfast Marathon

Run one of Northern Ireland's favourite and biggest marathon, the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon!

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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Great North Run 

Take on one of the biggest half marathons in the world with #TeamShine on Sunday 12th September.

Claim your place on the start line for the 40th edition of the iconic 13.1 mile Great North Run. 

Shine have limited places remaining, so secure your place by paying a registration fee of £35 with raising minimum sponsorship of £450. 

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Mudstacle

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. 

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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!

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Other races you can run for Shine!

If none of the above events take your fancy, you can choose your own local race! Simply buy your own place in 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 Shine fundraising team will be there to support you every step of the way.

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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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