Run for MS Trust: Find other running events

young adult man, running in an MS Trust vest at the Porto Marathon

Across the UK there are thousands of races that take place all year round. Whether you would like to run your local 5k, a marathon abroad or a tough mudder challenge, fundraise for the MS Trust and support everyone affected by MS. 

Outside of the events that the MS Trust holds places in, you can run any race you like and receive the full support of our fundraising team. Here are a few popular races to provide some inspiration.

Big Fun Run

  • When: Whenever
  • Where: Wherever
  • Level: All levels

The Big Fun Run is a virtual run for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat - take the run at your own pace. Run with friends and family as part of a fun filled day all whilst making a huge difference! 

This isn’t about Olympic level athletes charging about in record times. It’s about mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress and a fantastic fun mix.

Participate and fundraise for the MS Trust to receive a finishers medal, an MS Trust t shirt, a Big Fun Run buff, a finishers drawstring bag, access to our training guides, full support from our dedicated fundraising team and more.

Big Half

  • When: 1 September 2024
  • Where: London
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

If you were unable to get a slot in our London Landmarks Half Marathon team, the Big Half offers an alterative half marathon route through central London. The 13.1 miles course starts in the spectacular setting of Tower Bridge and finishing at the iconic Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

With a strong community feel it's a running festival no matter your background or running ability. 

Cardiff Half Marathon

  • When: Sunday 6 October 2023
  • Where: Cardiff
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

The Cardiff Half has grown to be one of the largest and most exciting road races in the UK. It is one of Europe's largest half marathons and is Wales' largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event!

The route takes runners past the capitals most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominantly flat route makes it ideal for beginners competing in their first half marathon or elite runners chasing a PB.  

Expect a full weekend of activities, with a host of family-friendly activities at Saturday’s Festival of Running preceding Sunday’s half marathon.

Dog Jog

  • When: Whenever
  • Where: Wherever
  • Level: All levels

The Dog Jog is a fantastic opportunity for you and your canine companion to get some fresh air and exercise! If you and your four-legged friend are beginning your fitness journey, and are looking for a relaxed, friendly and fun challenge to motivate you, the Dog Jog is for you!

This is a virtual event so you can participate in your own time wherever is convenient for you!

You will receive a Dog Jog Medal, keyring, buff and drawstring bag, as well as an MS Trust top to participate in, access to our training guides and the full support of our dedicated fundraising team!

Great Run Series

  • When: Variety of dates
  • Where: Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Portsmouth
  • Level: All levels (varies depending on race)

The AJ Bell Great Run series offers runs all over the country ranging from 5k to half marathon distances. Whilst the MS Trust has places itself in the Great North Run, you can run any of these events and fundraise for the MS Trust. 

All of these events are a unique and exciting opportunity to take on a new challenge and raise vital funds to support everyone affected by MS. Take a look at the Great Run website and see if there is an event which suits you. 

Fundraise for the MS Trust and receive the full support of our dedicated fundraising team, access to our training guides and an exclusive MS Trust top to participate in. 

Tough Mudder

  • When: Various
  • Where: Various

This military obstacle course tests your strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.

With a varying number of distances this event is open to all ability levels but not for the faint of heart!

With various locations around the country, and even more worldwide, why not sign up with friends and get muddy for the MS Trust?

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