Fundraising Challenges and Events – Run for Charity

We believe that everyone can get involved in supporting our projects and we have listed our key events happening over the next year. We have exclusive access to running events which might be sold out online, at a reduced entry rate. You can view all of the marathons you can run for us here: https://runforcharity.com/occtopus/marathon-events

If you can’t see an event that suits you below please check out the hundreds of other events across the UK and even abroad where we have charity spaces here. We aim to make the place costs and fundraising targets accessible for everyone but please do get in touch if you have any questions or have an alternative suggestions.

Gloucestershire Half Marathon | 30th March 2025

We’d love you to join us for our first ever 10k and Half Marathon starting and finishing at Gloucester Park.

The course follows a scenic route around the pedestrianised city centre streets, passing around Gloucester Cathedral, before heading out around Gloucester & Quedgeley along a closed road circuit & Sharpness Canal Path.

Registration deadline: 31st October 2024

Secure your place: £38 | Fundraising target: £200

Blenheim Triathlon | 01st and 02nd June 2024

Competitors and spectators are welcomed every year to the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace to take part in one of the most spectacular triathlons in Europe.

This iconic weekend of movement offers both beginner-friendly and advanced challenges and is a great day out for all the family – whether watching or taking part. A brilliant season opener, it is also the world’s only triathlon located at a World Heritage Site.

Register here and set up your Occtopus Just Giving page here.

Secure your place from £42 | Fundraising target: £200

Oxford Half Marathon | 13th October 2024

Enjoy this fast and flat half marathon through the historic and prestigious university city of Oxford. Spurred on by live music and cheering crowds, enjoy the beautiful 13.1 mile route through the incredible architecture and sights of Oxford and feel an incredible sense of achievement when crossing the finish line. Don’t miss out on being a part of the great atmosphere in our home town!

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secure your earlybird place here or email liz.ashworth@occtopus.org.uk | Fundraising target: £150

Royal Parks Half Marathon | 13th October 2024

This is the most spectacular half marathon that central London has to offer – it is a unique and inspiring event.  Charity runners will glide through four of London’s stunning Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St James’s Park and The Green Park. The 13.1m extraordinary route brushes past London’s most famous landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, all on closed roads.

Enter here: Royal Parks Half Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon | 20th October 2024

Join over 47 000 runners from over 140 countries for this unique city marathon! The event begins and finishes in the Olympic Stadium and provides a scenic course that is flat and fast-paced. Runners will follow the route along the Amsel River and through the Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark. Amsterdam is known as one of Europe’s most stunning cities, and the Amsterdam Marathon allows runners to take in all of the major sights in a fantastic world-class event.

Enter here: Amsterdam Events 

Alternatively, click on the links below to find fundraising challenges in your areas:

The full calendar list of events across the UK and beyond can be found here.