Run for Charity Link

There are runs and races of various distances across the UK which you can enter to help raise funds to support local people in crisis and hardship.

You simply apply for your own place in these events and if successful in let us know that you are running as part of ‘Team Charity Link’ and we can provide fundraising support and resources.

Events include:

The London Marathon

The event which many feel is the ‘ultimate’ running event in the UK. Why not enter the ballot to see if you are ‘lucky’ enough to get a place! The race takes place in April and the ballot for the next year’s race opens shortly afterwards. Visit

The London Marathon 2019 takes place on Sunday 28th April.

The general ballot for places opens for a week shortly after the race. If you applied for a place in the 2019 race and are lucky enough to get a place, we’d love you to run as part of Team Charity Link. We can offer t-shirt, running vest etc. and lots of support!

We will post information here if we are successful in obtaining a charity place which we can offer to supporters.

The Robin Hood Marathon Festival in Nottingham is a well-established East Midlands event taking place in late September. Visit

The Great North Run – the biggest half marathon event in the UK is a fun event which takes place in Newcastle each September. Enter the ballot for places at

Northampton Half Marathon – taking place in September this race begins in the city centre –  Run for Charity Link and raise £200 for us and we will refund the cost of your place. Get in touch for details.


Events in Leicester include:

The first ever Leicestershire Half Marathon takes place in February  at the lovely location of Prestold Hall.  We’d love you to join team Charity Link.

Leicester’s Big 10K – This race around Abbey Park takes place in April each year.  For details visit the organisers website.

The Asda Foundation Leicester 10K – 9th September 2018. Launched in 2017 and begins and ends at Abbey Park,  travelling down canals and into the city centre.   For details click here.

The Leicester Marathon (or half marathon) – this event takes place each October and is a run with a great atmosphere and pleasant course suitable for those attempting a distance run for the first time or keen runners. In 2018 the raise takes place on Sunday 14th October. For more information visit Leicester Marathon. Run to raise funds for Charity Link and we will provide t-shirt / vest and lots of support and if you raise £200 or more we will refund your entry fee. Contact for more details


Inflatable Runs

On Saturday 2nd June 2018 some members of the Charity Link team are taking part in the Inflatable 5k run at Leicester race course.  Whilst this event looks great fun, we know it will be much harder than it looks and will be worthy of earning some vital sponsorship.  If you may be interested in joining ‘Team Charity Link’ for this event, please contact Rachel – Tel 0116 222 2218 or email 


Mud runs

There are also a number of mud run challenges which are becoming increasingly popular, including The Wolf Run  and Tough Mudder . Does something take your fancy?!

If you take on any run or challenge for Charity Link we will support you as much as we can. Email for more information or to tell us what you have planned.