Fancy joining #TeamAPP and taking on a challenge to raise vital funds?

A man and a woman wearing purple APP running vests and medals, holding a small childWe've partnered with RunforCharity to enable our supporters to gain access to hundreds of events all over the country (and even overseas). Whether you're looking for a tough ultra-marathon, a gentle 10k, a triathlon, a bike ride, a family-friendly fun run, a challenging obstacle race or even a bungee jump - there's something for everyone.

Whatever you choose, we'll be behind you all the way, supporting you to reach your fundraising target and achieve your goals.

Below are just a few of the events we have access to. If nothing here takes your fancy, or you'd like to find an event closer to you, the full list of all events and activities on the RunforCharity website is here.

Inflatable 5k

Take on a challenge to fundraise for APP - Inflatable 5k

Fun, family-friendly events from 2.5k to 15k  - inflatable obstacle courses! 22 dates across the year, all over the country so there's bound to be one near you. Get a group together for a fun day out! Find your nearest event and reserve your place here!

Asics London 10k

London 10k logoDash past iconic central London sights including Big Ben, the London Eye and the River Thames in a 10K race to remember on Sunday 14th July 2024Register for your place now.

Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, Northern Ireland

Hillsborough Castle Running Festival logoTaking place on 28th July 2024, These road closed races start and finish within the beautiful grounds of Hillsborough Castle, before heading out onto the surrounding rural roads of Hillsborough and taking in historic attractions in the local area before crossing the finish line in the event village. Choose from 5k, 10k, or half marathon option - something for everyone!  Register here to reserve your place.

London Triathlon (Challenge London)

red and white London triathlon logoIf you're looking for a triathlon challenge for 2024, look no further! This event on 28th July has options from Super Sprint to Olympic and Middle Distance - so whatever level you want, there's something for you. The swim takes place in the sheltered Royal Victoria Dock while the bike route takes in some of London’s most memorable sights along closed-roads, and the run will take place within Docklands. Find out more about each event and book a place here.

The Great North Run

The world’s biggest and best half marathon, with 60,000 runners taking on the route from Newcastle to South Shields each year. In 2024 it's taking place on Sunday 8th September. It’s famous for its inclusive atmosphere, unbeatable on-route entertainment and warm Geordie welcome. From the rush of the Red Arrows flying overhead to the oggy-oggy-oggy chants, Great North Run magic can be hard to understand – until you’ve experienced it for yourself. 2024 places now filled - email if you'd like to be added to our waiting list, or want to register for 2025.

Swim Serpentine

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Swim Serpentine is a swimming event that takes place in the world-famous Serpentine lake in London's Hyde Park, this year on 14th September.  Choose from half a mile, one mile or two mile distances. The perfect event for an enjoyable and memorable open water swim. Places are limited - contact if you're interested.

Cardiff Half Marathon

Cardiff Half logoTaking place on 6th October, the Cardiff Half Marathon is Wales’ largest mass-participation and multi-charity fundraising event and the second largest half in the UK. Its flat, fast course passes all the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay. Thousands of spectators turn out to cheer on the runners in a city renowned for its sporting passion.  Click here to reserve your place.

Great Scottish Run Half Marathon

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Also taking place on 6th October, and with a city centre start and finish, the AJ Bell Great Scottish Run is a celebration of everything that makes Glasgow great: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces, history, music, strength, spirit and, of course, great people, personality and humour. Scotland’s friendliest city always delivers on the support front, with crowds of locals turning out each year to cheer and high-five from beginning to end. Get yourself a place by clicking here.

Manchester Half

Taking place on the 13th October 2024, this inaugural half marathon sees runners take on generous, closed roads with the promise of great support and an abundance of entertainment enroute. The Manchester Half Marathon hosts a very flat course, perfect for smashing personal bests but also ideal for those new to half marathons. A lovely 2-mile flat finish that brings you to the finish line at the Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club. Register for your place now!

Royal Parks Half

13th October 2024 - the most spectacular half marathon that central London has to offer - a unique and inspiring event.  Runners will glide through four of London's stunning Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St James's Park and Green Park, past London's most famous landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, all on closed roads.  Plus, the event village in Hyde Park hosts a fantastic food and fitness festival, ensuring a brilliant day out for runners and supporters alike. This event always sells out, so register today if you'd like to reserve a spot.

Amsterdam Marathon & Half Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon logoJoin over 47,000 runners from over 140 countries for this unique city wide event - both the marathon and half marathon take place on the same day - 20th October 2024. The marathon begins and finishes in the Olympic Stadium and provides a scenic course that is flat and fast-paced. Amsterdam is known as one of Europe's most stunning cities, and this event allows runners to take in all of the major sights in a fantastic world-class event. Reserve a marathon place here or a half marathon place here.

The Great South Run

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Probably the world’s favourite 10-miler, with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed. Portsmouth’s supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way round, with blaring music, cheers, high fives, fist bumps all part of the incredible AJ Bell Great South Run experience. Taking place on 20th October 2024, 99% of runners say they’d recommend it to a friend! Reserve your place now.

Run Alton Towers - Half, 10k & 5k

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Come and join us at the UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2024. Starting and finishing within the park, this is an event for the entire family. Open to all abilities, take on a chip timed 5k, 10k or Half Marathon to earn yourself a unique medal before enjoying the incredible rides at the park.  FREE ride access after the race is included in your entry! Sign up today by clicking here.

London Supernova - Olympic Park

Go on an enchanting journey of light and sound in the evening of 16th November at the Supernova Run 5K in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. This is a fantastic 5k run in an iconic venue that gives family and friends the chance to spend an evening together doing something a little different!  Reserve your place now.

Santa in the City

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Starting at 7.00 pm on the 4th or 5th of December, this 4.0km fun run is the perfect way to get you, your friends, and your family into the London festive spirit - all entries come with a Santa suit! Beginning at the Tate Modern, you'll run along the South Bank, continue over Southwark Bridge, pass the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and then head through the City to the finish, where you started from, in front of the Tate Modern, completing a truly iconic route.  No previous experience is needed. The route is relatively flat and you can either run, jog or walk. To reserve your places, click here.

Milton Keynes Winter Half

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Looking for a half marathon to keep you training through the colder months?  This event, taking place on 8th December, is a beautiful, scenic, single-lap, traffic-free, anti-clockwise route around the city of Milton Keynes. You won't believe you're actually in a city as you head out along the Grand Union Canal and return via the parks that run throughout Milton Keynes. This event is loved by many, sign up soon to avoid disappointment!

Regional Events

Looking for an event near you? 
There are so many to choose from, including triathlons and aquabike events like the Cowman and Calfman events in Milton Keynes, the DorneyLake SuperSprint or the London Duathlon; ultramarathons and trail runs such as Snowdonia Sea2Sky and The Peak District Challenge; ToughMudder events; women only events such as the RunThrough Women's 5 or 10k at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and running festivals all over the country.

Check out all the opportunities in your area here:







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Planning ahead for 2025?

London Landmarks Half

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Taking place on 6th April 2025, this closed road, central London run is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, runners get to explore the capital on a route like no other!  The 2024 event started on Pall Mall, finished by Downing Street and had fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye. Always sells out quickly - the deadline for entries is 6th November 2024, so register soon if you want a place!

Other 2025 events include...

If none of these events are right for you - don't worry - we have access to hundreds more all over the country - just get in touch and let us know what you're looking for and we'll find something that's just perfect for you.  Or you can decide on your own personal challenge as part of our Miles for Mums and Babies campaign.


How do I raise funds before my event takes place?

We're here to support you with your fundraising - you're not alone! We can provide you with free fundraising materials including t-shirts, running vests, balloons, info leaflets, collection boxes and can help with ideas and inspiration as well as moral support.

JustGiving is an easy to use online, secure platform that enables you to raise money ahead of your event. The events listed above usually have minimum fundraising targets (generally around £250 but it varies depending on the event) - add your target to your JustGiving page and write a short paragraph about why you are raising money and what APP does.  You can add photos of yourself if you want, and share updates of how your planning and training are going.  Then share your page with friends and family, on social media, at work and anywhere else you can think of.  Supporters can leave you a message along with their donation and many fundraisers find these really inspiring.

If you have lived experience of PP and are comfortable doing so, you may wish to share your story as part of your fundraising. This can help people understand more about PP and how important APP is in providing information, raising awareness and offering peer support to PP mums and families all over the UK.  If you would like support to share your story, let us know via

The APP team can give you lots of tips and support with your fundraising too - just get in touch.

If you'd like us to, we can also help you tell others what you're doing by featuring it on our fundraising news page, in our newsletter and on our APP social media platforms.