EVENTS AND CHALLENGES

SportsAid has guaranteed places in the London Marathon, Great North Run, Vitality London 10,000, Royal Parks Half and London to Brighton. Check out the full list below....we'd love you to fundraise for us! 

#SUPPORTTHENEXT TROPHY 2022

The #SupportTheNext Trophy is back and GLL have kindly provided the incredible Copper Box Area to host SportsAid’s annual wheelchair basketball tournament. This is the perfect chance for you to experience the fast-paced and challenging nature of one of the most popular Paralympic sports. It’s suitable for all so it doesn’t matter if you’re a total novice!

Why not use this is an opportunity for team-building on a day away from the office and conference calls online? You can book your place by completing our application form.

DATE: Wednesday 2 March 2022
TIME: 9:30am-3:30pm
COST: £450+VAT (team of six - £75 per person) 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE IN THE #SUPPORTTHENEXT TROPHY!

Our #SupportTheNext Trophy package includes all of the following benefits:

  • Play on the courts from the London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • Tips and advice from a British Wheelchair Basketball coach
  • An official GB Wheelchair Basketball player joining your team
  • 12-team tournament format
  • Protective gloves and a branded colour coded t-shirt
  • Light refreshments and lunch
  • Photographs of the day

Please get in touch with Graham Dandy at graham@sportsaid.org.uk if you have any queries!

TCS LONDON MARATHON 2022

The London Marathon is the world's biggest and most iconic marathon having raised over £1 billion for charity! The course is set around the River Thames, starting in Blackheath and finishing at The Mall. SportsAid and the London Marathon have a long history together. Back in 1984, SportsAid, known then as the Sports Aid Foundation (SAF), was selected as the first official charity of the London Marathon and granted entry places to help with fundraising.

SportsAid has a limited amount of guaranteed places for the TCS London Marathon in 2022! You can apply to run for SportsAid by completing our application form.

DATE: Sunday 2 October 2022
DISTANCE: 26.2 miles (full marathon)
COST: £100 entry fee and £1,800 fundraising target (excluding Gift Aid)

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE TCS LONDON MARATHON IN 2022!

Please get in touch with Fiona Mackenzie at fiona@sportsaid.org.uk if you have any queries or to apply for a place. Our TCS London Marathon package includes all of the following benefits:

  • Access to a unique SportsAid online tool providing expert training and fundraising advice and support delivered by We Run!
  • A free SportsAid running vest including iron on letters for the big day
  • Access to a team Facebook group connecting you with other SportsAid runners where you can share advice, tips, training stories and fundraising ideas for how to get sponsored
  • A designated contact at SportsAid to help with any questions you have along the way and to support you all the way to the finishing line
  • A post-race celebratory party close to the finish line where food and drink, a shower and a massage is available

Successful in the TCS London Marathon ballot? No problem....you can still receive all of the above support! Your entry fee will be refunded to you or can be donated to the team's fundraising total. You also won't have a specific fundraising target. SportsAid also holds places in the TCS London Marathon in April 2023 and you can register your interest here.

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE TCS LONDON MARATHON IN 2022!

"Thank you very much for the opportunity, I really enjoyed yesterday what an amazing experience. Thank you [SportsAid] for all your hard work and effort in making yesterday possible. Whilst running I was really impressed by the dedication from the supporters and volunteers. Without you guys it just wouldn’t be possible or the same. So thanks again, much appreciated" - Daniel Sam, London Marathon 2021 participant

VITALITY LONDON 10,000 2022

The Vitality London 10,000 returns to London in 2022 and is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace. Perfect for those who are new to running or wanting to make the most of the closed roads for this spectacular 10km race. 

SportsAid has a limited amount of guaranteed places for the Vitality London 10,000 in 2022! You can apply to run for SportsAid by completing our application form.

DATE: TBC
DISTANCE: 10km
COST: £20 entry fee and £200 fundraising target (excluding Gift Aid)

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE VITALITY LONDON 10,000 IN 2022!

Our Vitality London 10,000 package includes all of the following benefits:

  • Access to a unique SportsAid online tool providing expert training and fundraising advice and support delivered by We Run!
  • A free SportsAid running vest
  • Access to a team Facebook group connecting you with other SportsAid runners where you can share advice, tips, training stories and fundraising ideas for how to get sponsored
  • A designated contact at SportsAid to help with any questions you have along the way and to support you all the way to the finishing line

Please get in touch with Fiona Mackenzie at fiona@sportsaid.org.uk if you you have any questions or visit the Vitality London 10,000 website for more details!

GREAT NORTH RUN 2022

The Great North Run is one of the most iconic and biggest half marathons in the world with over 57,000 runners taking part in the famous 13.1 mile event. The course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. The event returns in 2022 after celebrating its 40th year in 2021. Perfect for those wanting to take on a more challenging half marathon and receive a warm North East welcome in an unbeatable atmosphere.

SportsAid has a limited amount of guaranteed places for the Great North Run in 2022! You can apply to run for SportsAid by completing our application form.

DATE: Sunday 11 September 2022
DISTANCE: 13.1 mile (half marathon)
COST: £50 entry fee and £350 fundraising target (excluding Gift Aid)

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE GREAT NORTH RUN IN 2022!

Our Great North Run package includes all of the following benefits:

  • Access to a unique SportsAid online tool providing expert training and fundraising advice and support delivered by We Run!
  • A free SportsAid running vest
  • Access to a team Facebook group connecting you with other SportsAid runners where you can share advice, tips, training stories and fundraising ideas for how to get sponsored
  • A designated contact at SportsAid to help with any questions you have along the way and to support you all the way to the finishing line

Please get in touch with Fiona Mackenzie at fiona@sportsaid.org.uk if you you have any questions about this event or visit the Great North Run website for more details.

LONDON TO BRIGHTON CYCLE 2022

The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is one of the country's biggest and most epic biking adventures! The 55 mile route provides solo first time riders and velo-enthusiastic teams with a stunning, picturesque route through southern England countryside, followed by a thigh-busting climb up Ditchling Beacon before gliding down to Brighton Seafront.

SportsAid has a limited amount of guaranteed places for the London to Brighton Cycle Ride in 2022! You can apply to run for SportsAid by completing our application form.

DATE: Sunday 11 September 2022
DISTANCE: 55 miles
COST: £55 entry fee and £150 fundraising target (excluding Gift Aid)

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE LONDON TO BRIGHTON CYCLE RIDE 2022!

Our London to Brighton package includes all of the following benefits:

  • Access to training support and unique advice from experience cyclists
  • A free SportsAid cycling jersey
  • Access to a team Facebook group connecting you with other SportsAid fundraisers where you can share advice, tips, training stories and fundraising ideas for how to get sponsored
  • A designated contact at SportsAid to help with any questions you have along the way and to support you all the way to the finishing line

Please get in touch with Fiona Mackenzie at fiona@sportsaid.org.uk if you you have any questions about this event or visit the London to Brighton website for more details.

ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON 2022

The Royal Parks Half Marathon takes in many of the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of the eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens. This is the perfect race for first time half marathon runners wanting to take part in a friendly and well-run event, or for those who wish to make the most of running through London's Royal Parks on a closed and enjoyable route.

SportsAid has a limited amount of guaranteed places for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in 2022! You can apply to run for SportsAid by completing our application form.

DATE: Sunday 9 October 2022
DISTANCE: 13.1 miles (half marathon)
COST: £35 entry fee and £350 fundraising target (excluding Gift Aid) 

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON IN 2022!

Our Royal Parks Half package includes all of the following benefits:

  • Access to a unique SportsAid online tool providing expert training and fundraising advice and support delivered by We Run!
  • A free SportsAid running vest
  • Access to a team Facebook group connecting you with other SportsAid runners where you can share advice, tips, training stories and fundraising ideas for how to get sponsored
  • A designated contact at SportsAid to help with any questions you have along the way and to support you all the way to the finishing line

Please get in touch with Fiona Mackenzie at fiona@sportsaid.org.uk if you you have any questions about this event or visit the Royal Parks Half website for more details.

TCS LONDON MARATHON 2023

The London Marathon is the world's biggest and most iconic marathon having raised over £1 billion for charity! The course is set around the River Thames, starting in Blackheath and finishing at The Mall. SportsAid and the London Marathon have a long history together. Back in 1984, SportsAid, known then as the Sports Aid Foundation (SAF), was selected as the first official charity of the London Marathon and granted entry places to help with fundraising.

DATE: Sunday 23 April 2023
DISTANCE: 26.2 miles (full marathon) 
COST: £100 entry fee and £1,800 fundraising target (excluding Gift Aid)

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE FOR THE LONDON MARATHON IN 2023!

Our TCS London Marathon package includes all of the following benefits:

  • Access to a unique SportsAid online tool providing expert training and fundraising advice and support delivered by We Run!
  • A free SportsAid running vest including iron on letters for the big day
  • Access to a team Facebook group connecting you with other SportsAid runners where you can share advice, tips, training stories and fundraising ideas for how to get sponsored
  • A designated contact at SportsAid to help with any questions you have along the way and to support you all the way to the finishing line
  • A post-race celebratory party close to the finish line where food and drink, a shower and a massage is available

Please register your interest here or get in touch with Fiona Mackenzie at fiona@sportsaid.org.uk for more details. You can also visit the London Marathon website.