Running challenges

Apply for a charity place

A charity place is a guaranteed place in an organised event in return for a minimum fundraising ask. Every year we purchase charity places in some of the world’s most competitive running events, such as the London Marathon and the Berlin Marathon. This gives local people a chance to run in the most amazing events, while also racing funds for a charity in their community. If you’d like to apply for one our places, please fill out the application form below.

We currently have charity places for…

MK Marathon

30th April – 1st May
Minimum fundraising ask: £150

Great North Run

10th September 
Minimum fundraising ask: £350



Berlin Marathon 2023

24th September
Minimum fundraising ask: £1,20

Royal Parks Half marathon

8th October
Minimum Fundraising ask: £300

Other running events

Big Cow

Various events and dates around Milton Keynes. Check out their website.

Bedford Running Festival, 2nd – 3rd September 2023

We have a few charity place remaining for the Bedford Running Festival. Their 20 mile route is popular for anyone training for a marathon. Email if you’re interested.

Run for charity

If you’d like a charity place in an event we’ve not featured then visit Run for Charity and let us know which events you’d be interested in. Email
If you have any questions, please email

Apply for charity place

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