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Turn2us Running Challenges

Whether you want to do a 5k fun run, a riverside trek or a city marathon, we have a whole host of events to get you up and running.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Sat/Sun 26-27 May 2018

Turn2us runner with piper in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running event. Over 30,000 runners took part in 2016. With seven races on offer over two days - including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races - there really is something for everyone

Find out how you can run in Edinburgh for Turn2us in 2017.

Thames Path Challenge
Sat/Sun 9-10 September 2017

Trekking along the River Thamas

Walk, run or jog the unique Thames Path Challenge, choosing the distance that’s right for you. Challenge yourself to do 25k, 50k or even 100k along the Thames from Putney to Henley.

For full information on the Challenge, the route, frequently asked questions and much more, please visit the Thames Path Challenge website or download the Thames Path Challenge brochure (PDF file size 4.02mb)

20k London Bridges Trek

Or why not try the 20k London Bridges Trek over 16 bridges from Putney to Tower Bridge on Saturday 9 September Zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges, you will trek from west to east, taking part in unrivalled views of the city's skyline.

To find out more and sign up, please visit the London Bridges Trek webpage

Bournemouth Marathon Festival
Sat/Sun 7-8 October 2017

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one wonderful weekend of running. The course is fast and picturesque with stunning South Coast sea views and takes in the very best of Bournemouth and Poole. With six races to choose from, there is something for all abilities. If you don't feel up to running a full marathon, why not go for a half marathon, a supersonic 10k or speed of light 5k! There are also junior races, so you can get the whole family involved!

To find more about the events, please visit the Bournemouth Marathon Festival website

To book a place to run for Turn2us, please email

Further information and support

As well as these events, you can run for Turn2us in any other run where you've secured your own place. To find other running events including those in your local area, please see the Running Diary website and if you need any extra motivation to get started, visit the Running Bug website. Once you are signed up please don’t forget to tell us what you are doing and send us photos. 

Whatever you decide to do, you will be running to raise much needed funds to help transform the lives of some of the UK’s poorest people. You can count on us to help you bring in as much as you can for Turn2us. Please email or call 020 8834 9271 for a chat and to request a fundraising pack along with your running vest.  

To start fundraising, we recommend you set up a personal fundraising page online at Just Givingor Virgin MoneyGiving or if you prefer you can download a sponsor form (PDF file size 392kb).