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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London Marathon 2020 

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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Great North Run

In 2020 the Great North Run will celebrate its 40th birthday!

Join #TeamShine for a celebration like no other and if you’re luck you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows Passing overhead.

57,000 people will be taking part on 13th September 2020 for a 13.1 mile journey from Newcastle's city centre to the coast in South Shields; all live on the BBC! The route takes you over the River Tyne on the iconic Tyne Bridge.

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

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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 Sunday 4th October 2020.

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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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 11th October 2020.

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

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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 £45 with a minimum sponsorship of £450.

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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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Vitality 10,000

The Vitality London 10,000 is London's most inspiring 10K race and features a spectacular route in the heart of the capital, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. 

Shine have limited places, secure your place by paying a registration fee of £10 with raising minimum sponsorship of £200.

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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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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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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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Marathons you can run for Shine!

Great Eastern Run

2020 TBC

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Great South Run

Sunday 18th October 2020

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London Landmarks Half Marathon

Sunday 29th March 2020 

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Belfast Marathon

Sunday 3rd May 2020

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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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