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! There are 22 dates across the year, all over the country so there's bound to be one near you. Get a group together and have a fun day out! Find your nearest event and reserve your place here!


Birmingham Running Festival

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Birmingham Running Festival is back at the wonderful Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield on 18th February 2024. You can choose between a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon distance –  there's an option for everyone making it the perfect opportunity for a fun morning out running with friends and family! Register here now.

 


Queen Elizabeth Park Half

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Ever wondered how it may feel to get your kit on and achieve greatness in this incredibly inspiring Olympic Park? This event on 3rd March 2024 provides a mini-tour of iconic Olympic Landmarks and out onto the roads that surround (specifically closed for this event), you will even get to experience one mile of Lee Valley VeloPark outdoor circuit and continue to race around the aquatics centre, the box arena and whizz past the hockey and tennis centres. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon finish line sits at the ArcelorMittal Orbital Structure! Register for a place now!


Paris Marathon

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One of the biggest marathons in the world and perfectly combines a personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world's greatest cities. Race day on 7th April 2024 will see you pound the pavements of the French capital's most famous avenues and plazas.  Starting at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, and finishing with views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to guide you home. Every year, this unique and spectacular setting attracts more and more entrants. Always really popular so register for a place now.


Brighton Marathon

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The Brighton Marathon takes you from city to coast around the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove, finishing on Brighton's world famous seafront! Taking place on 7th April 2024, this is a fabulous event with loads of support.  APP only has one place remaining in this marathon so get in touch asap if you want to reserve it!


Shakespeare Marathon
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This flat, fast route follows closed roads through and around the town centre, passing some of the iconic places associated with Shakespeare - with the remainder of the run on the Stratford Greenway footpath, a hard compact footpath, ideal for PB racing! Takes place on 21st April 2024. Register for your place here.


Great Birmingham Run 10k or Half

Great Birmingham Run logoThe AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is the Midlands’ biggest and best running event, with thousands of Brummie runners taking to the streets every year to challenge themselves and raise cash for charity. There’s everything you’d expect from a Great Run – notorious start line hype, top on-route entertainment and an event village that feels more like an after party – but the carnival atmosphere and the passion and spirit of the runners is all Birmingham. Expect inspiring sights, iconic landmarks and incredible support all along the 10k and half marathon route. This year both events take place on the 5th May.  Register for the 10k here, or the Half Marathon here.


Hackney Half 2024

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A half marathon with a difference - held on Sunday 19th May 2024 - Hackney Moves is one of the highlights of London's running calendar - an unforgettable weekend of movement, sport and entertainment. Expect pure vibrancy as the borough comes alive for a weekend of celebration.  Register for a place now before they sell out!


Great Bristol Run 10k or Half

Great Bristol Run logoEach year, thousands of runners push their perseverance and passion to the limit and take on the super-scenic 10k and half marathon routes at the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run. If stunning views, inspiring history and graffiti murals are your thing, then the Great Bristol Run is right up your street. But it’s not just the inspiring scenery that attracts runners from far and wide: the fast, flat course also makes this event perfect for those on the hunt for a new personal best – or just looking to get to the finish line! This year both events take place on the 19th May.  Register for the 10k here, or the Half Marathon here.


Edinburgh Running Festival

edinburgh marathon festival logoCome and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival on 26th May 2024! This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.  The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are nine races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend - register for your place here.


Exeter's Great West 10k or Half

One of the biggest running events in the South West, the Great West 10k or half marathon has it all; a journey through the city centre, followed by pretty country lanes and stunning views across Exeter and a fantastic stadium finish. 26th May 2024. Register for the 10k here, or the Half Marathon here.


The Great North Swim

Great North Swim logoFor the first time ever we can offer places in the one mile Great North Swim, taking place in beautiful Lake Windermere on 7th, 8th and 9th June 2024. This is the UK’s biggest open water swimming event and has a fantastic atmosphere with thousands of supporters cheering you on from the shoreline on the day. These places will sell out so click here to sign up as soon as you can.


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 2024.  All participants receive access to free training runs, race day entertainment, a finisher medal and an exciting goody bag!  Register 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 such as Hillsborough Fort and Hillsborough Lake, and finishing with a lap of the Gardens before crossing the finish line in the event village. Choose from 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon options - something for everyone! Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. 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 will be an event 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, perfect for spectator support. Find out more about each event and book a place here.


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. Runners in both events 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 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 North Run

The AJ Bell Great North Run is 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, not to mention the millions raised each year for worthy causes. 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. We have just five places available in 2024 so email fundraising@app-network.org soon if you want to reserve one of them!


Cardiff Half Marathon

Taking place on 6th October 2024, the Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in Europe. It 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.


Manchester Half

Taking place on the 13th October 2024, this inaugural half marathon sees runners take on generous, closed roads across the towns of Old Trafford, Stretford & Brooklands, 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 the ideal route for those new to half marathons and charity runners. There is a lovely 2-mile flat finish that brings you to the conclusion of the event at Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club. Register for your place now!


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.


If none of these events are right for you - don't panic! 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.

Email fundraising@app-network.org


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 fundraising@app-network.org.

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.