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 friendly Fundraising Team can help find the best event for you.

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Great North Run 

Take on the world's biggest half marathon on 8th September 2024 for Shine! 

This famous event will take you from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to a finish along the seafront at South Shields, helped along by an amazing atmosphere and cheering crowds.

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London Marathon 2024

Join #TeamShine at the biggest running and fundraising event of the year and make a real difference to people living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. 

Take part in this famous marathon - join 50,000 runners starting from Greenwich and going past some of London’s most famous landmarks before finishing on The Mall with Buckingham Palace behind you. Soak up the amazing atmosphere as you go, with thousands of people along the route cheering you on! 

London Marathon 2024

Brighton Marathon

Take on the UK's third largest marathon on Sunday, 7th April 2024 – 26.2 miles from city to coast past the iconic sights of Brighton and Hove. 

The Brighton Marathon offers a stunning coastal backdrop, taking runners past the best the city has to offer. Run along the glorious seafront and cross the finish line in front of thousands of cheering spectators. 

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Leeds Half Marathon

The Leeds Half Marathon is one of Yorkshire’s biggest events of its kind.

On the same day as the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, this much-loved run usually attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and ages. So, whether you're a regular runner or a first timer this could be the event for you!

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Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon 2024

On Sunday 12th May 2024, take on the popular Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon with #TeamShine!

Over 10,000 participants will take on this fabulous event through Leeds and the surrounding countryside, starting and finishing at Headingley Stadium. 

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Great Birmingham Run

Join #TeamShine for the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, 5th May 2024!

Take on either the 10K run or the half marathon.

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Hackney Half Marathon

Take part in the Hackney Half Marathon and race through East London on Sunday, May 19th 2024! With live bands and entertainment throughout the course, this isn't just a race, it's a full-on festival!   

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Great Bristol Run

Join #TeamShine at the Great Bristol Run on Sunday, May 19th 2024.

Take on either the 10K run or the half marathon.

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Great Manchester Run

Join #TeamShine at the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 26th!

Take part in either the 10K run or the half marathon.

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Hillsborough Castle & Gardens Running Festival 

Join #TeamShine at this fabulous Running Festival in the beautiful Grounds of Hillsborough Castle on Sunday, July 28 2024.

Take part in either the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon!

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Asics London 10K

John #TeamShine at this very popular 10K on Sunday, 14th July 2024!

Dash past famous central London sights, including Big Ben, the London Eye and the River Thames in a 10K race to remember. 
Sign up today!  

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Vitality London 10,000

Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned runner, the Vitality London 10,000 is an unmissable mass participation event for you to enjoy. Join #TeamShine on Sunday, September 22nd 2024.
Starting on The Mall this great 10K event will take you past some of London's most famous and impressive landmarks 

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Robin Hood Half Marathon

The Robin Hood Half Marathon is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK — join #TeamShine on Sunday, 29th September, 2024.

This single lap, 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic free course is great for both seasoned runners and beginners alike.

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Cardiff Half Marathon

2024 entry opens soon!

The Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in Europe — come and join the event with #TeamShine on Sunday, October 6th 2024.

It is Wales’ largest mass-participation and multi-charity fundraising event and the second largest half in the UK.

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

2024 coming soon!

This stunning 13.1-mile route is run on closed roads and will take you through four of the eight Royal Parks: Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as past iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall. 

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Great South Run

Sign up to take part in this stunning and very popular seafront race on Sunday, 20th October 2024.

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

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Yorkshire Marathon and 10 Mile

Coming soon for 2024! 

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Marathon or 10 miles around York, on Sunday, October 20th 2024.

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London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024

This event is now sold out!

Join #TeamShine at this extremely popular half marathon on April 7th, 2024!

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and the City of Westminster!

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Manchester Marathon

This event is now sold out for 2024!

Take on this 26.2-mile challenge and join one of the world’s most popular marathons with #TeamShine on Sunday, 14th April 2024.

The Adidas Manchester Marathon is now the second largest marathon in the UK after London and is famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. 

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Paris Marathon 2024

Entries for our places in this event have now closed!

This very popular event will take you through scenic Paris, passing by historical monuments and beautiful landmarks.

You’ll start on the famous Champs-Elysees and head eastwards, before running through the Bois de Boulogne and finishing on Avenue Foch. 

Sold out!

Belfast Marathon

On Sunday, 5th May 2024, run one of Northern Ireland's favourite and biggest marathons, the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon!

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

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Other Races You Can Run for Shine!

If none of the events above take your fancy, you can choose any other race you wish to do! And you can click below for a list of lots of regional events you can sign up for. Whichever way you find  an event, simply buy a place and then get in touch to let us know.

You'll have no minimum sponsorship target, we just ask 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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Take on an Ultra Marathon

If you're looking for the ultimate running challenge, an Ultra Marathon is for you.  Get your own place, let us know, raise what you can and our friendly Fundraising Team will support you.

Here are some of our recommended races, or you can choose your own:

Race to the... - Threshold Trail series

Rat Race - Including Man vs Coast & The Wall

Get Muddy

From Tough Mudder to the Spartan Race, there is a mud run or obstacle course to suit everyone around the country! Get your own place, let us know, raise what you can and have fun at the same time. Our friendly Fundraising Team is here to support you.

 Tough Mudder


Total Warrior - Yorkshire

Wolf Run

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.

Let us know what you're planning and our friendly Fundraising Team will support you.

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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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