Run and walk challenges

We have all kinds of suggestions for runs and walks to raise money for PID UK, covering distances from 5k to 100k. So if you’re looking to set a new personal best running a marathon or want do a less-intensive 5k for our cause here's a choice of events you could sign up to.

Date: May
Location: London to Brighton

Over the May Bank Holiday, 3000 intrepid adventurers will walk, jog or run an epic 100km from capital to coast, setting out from Richmond upon Thames and continuing over the North and South Downs, with full support and great hospitality all the way to the finish line. The London to Brighton 100k Challenge has become one of the UK’s greatest endurance events.

If you don’t want to take part in the full 100k, then you can sign up to do half or even a quarter of the distance.

To take on this challenge on behalf of PID UK, visit

Date: May
Location: Edinburgh

Fast and flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World magazine, making it the ideal event for a first attempt at a marathon or for more experienced runners seeking to achieve a personal best. The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008, and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind London.

If you want to run in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, register at

Date: October
Location: Bournemouth

This two-day event features the spectacular Speed of Light 5k, the Supersonic 10k and two junior races on Saturday, and the marathon and half marathon on Sunday, providing the perfect opportunity for groups of runners or families to enjoy a full weekend by the picturesque Dorset coast.

Visit for more details.

Date: October
Location: Southsea, Portsmouth

Join 20,000 runners on this fast and flat course that starts and finishes on Southsea seafront, with beautiful views of the Solent. Participants are given special permission to run through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum.

Find out more at

Date: November
Location: London

Run up Broadgate Tower three times to reach a quarter of a vertical mile or 12 times to reach a full vertical mile, or even take part as a family. This event is set to be a festival of tower-running, the likes of which have not been seen in the UK before.

To apply for your place, visit