Running events are by far the most popular ways for fundraisers to raise money - and we can see why! First things first, you need to choose your event. Decisions, decisions, decisions right?! It can seem overwhelming and there are plenty of different things that you need to take into consideration:

What distance would you like to cover?

Marathons and Ultra Marathons are great for experienced runners, whereas 10k runs is the perfect distance for beginners.

What kind of route would you prefer?
Would you rather run a flat route around a city or a more scenic route in the countryside? It's completely up to you.

Will you take part as a team or are you flying solo?

Virtual running events have been on the rise in recent years and are definitely another thing to consider - they're a great way to be a part of an international event from wherever you're based in the world. Once you've made up your mind about these initial decisions your running journey has officially begun!

Feeling inspired?

Take a look at the running events listed below and upcoming races for the year to add to your calendar:

Marathon

 

Half Marathon

Marathon

 

10k

 

 

The next step is training. There are plenty of ways to mix up your training - you can train with friends and family, in the gym, with a local running club or athletics team. Training is a great way to push yourself and understand what you're capable of. When you're training for an event remember that you don't need to only stick to running; you can mix it up with different types of exercise and classes.

There are lots of great tips and advice out there and joining a running community is a great way to keep yourself motivated . Thankfully we've got all of that covered for you with our Running For Good Facebook Group! Chat with our community of runners about all things running - what are your goals for the week? Does anyone have any post-run recipe recommendations?

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Another way you could cover the distance is as part of an obstacle course race! Tough Mudder is an amazing event series which guarantee fun (as well as a good amount of mud) over a distance of your choice.

Whichever event you choose, completing a running event is guaranteed to be an amazing experience and one that will stick with you for a lifetime! 

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Haroon's London Marathon

Haroon's London Marathon

Haroon raised over £16,000 for Penny Appeal by taking part in not one, but FOUR marathons around the world.

 

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Team Shiva's Half Marathon

Team Shivia's Half Marathon

Team Shivia completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon dressed as chickens to help very poor families in India.

 

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#TeamRMHC

#TeamRMHC's Brighton 10K

TeamRMHC completed the Brighton Marathon, 10K and Ride to help families stay near their child in hospital.

 

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