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.

We currently have charity places for…

Vitality 10K, 2 May
Minimum fundraising ask: £200

The Royal Parks Half Marathon, 9 October
Minimum fundraising ask: £300

Bedford Running Festival, 2 – 4 September
Minimum fundraising ask: £100

The Big Half, 4 September
Minimum fundraising ask: £150

Great North Run, 11 September

Minimum fundraising ask: £350

London Marathon 2022 (virtual places only), 2 October
Minimum fundraising ask: £100

Berlin Marathon 2023
Minimum fundraising ask: £1,200

If you have any questions, please email

Apply for charity place

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We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.