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 2nd October 2022, take on the London Marathon in your local area!

You'll have 24 hours to complete 26.2 miles and can wheel, run or walk making this the most accessible London Marathon ever. 

If you have always wanted to complete the London Marathon, but never thought you’d be able to, this is the race for you.

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Cardiff Half Marathon

Be one of 25,000 people taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 2nd October 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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Royal Parks Half Marathon 

On Sunday 9th October 2022, be on the start line on this stunning central London Half Marathon with Team Shine.

The race 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. 

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Great North Run 

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

Book your Shine charity place or join the team with your ballot place 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 2nd 2022 and make a real difference to people living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. 

Apply for a charity place or join the team with your ballot place. 

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Belfast Marathon

On Sunday 1st May Run one of Northern Ireland's favourite and biggest marathon, the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon in 2022!

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!

Sign up for your place now!

Yorkshire Marathon 

On Sunday 16th October take on the Yorkshire Marathon, in many ways the jewel in the White Rose County's sporting crown. 

Whether you’re aiming to smash your personal best or just looking to cross the finish line, this is the perfect experience for beginners and experienced athletes alike. 

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Great South Run

Conquer the Great South Run, Europe's only 10 mile running event on Sunday 16th October 2022.

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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Running Challenge

Come up with your own challenge in your local area and fundraise for Shine. 

Whether you complete a half marathon in one day, 10k in one week or a marathon in a month, whatever your ability, you can get fit and fundraise for Shine.

You could even challenge yourself to run or wheel every day for a month.

Get started today by setting up a fundraising page that you can use to collect donations and track your progess.

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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


Total Warrior 

Other races you can run for Shine!

If none of the events above take your fancy, you can choose any other race you 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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