Run, Push, Walk or Swim for Back Up

Whether you want to do an inflatable 5k with family and friends or take on an epic marathon on your own, we have events that cater to all ability levels – many of which are also completely accessible.

Take a look at some of events below which take place all over the UK.

“The day itself was unforgettable; I loved every second of it. I was so overwhelmed by the support and generosity I received from my family and friends who sponsored me. I felt I had to give it my all on the day to do them proud.”

Callum Fraser, London Marathon Runner

Find An Event Near You

Can't find what you are looking for? With over 750 events across the UK and Europe there are plenty to choose from. Search by your region here.

International Marathons

Events include: Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona Marathons, Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris

Royal Parks Half Marathon

The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks along closed roads and through four of London’s eight Royal Parks.

Tough Mudder

Take on some of the world’s most intense obstacle courses, designed to test your physical strength, mental grit, and aptitude for camaraderie. Choose from a variety of locations and dates to suit you.

Inflatable 5k Events

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course! Choose from a variety of locations and dates to suit you.

Run Alton Towers

Run Alton Towers 5k, 10k and half marathon are held at the UK’s largest theme park on Sunday 17th November 2024. You are guaranteed a great day out with theme park entry and access to all the rides included in your entry!!

Great North Swim

Dive into nature and join the UK’s biggest open water swimming event. This 1-mile swim challenge takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Windemere.

The Great Run Series

Join thousands of runners in the AJ Bell Great Run Series. Choose from a variety of distances and locations including Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

Cardiff Half Marathon

The 21st edition of the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon will take place on 6th October 2024. Cardiff is a part of the SuperHalfs which includes races in Prague, Berlin, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Valencia.

Race to the Stones/King Ultra

Race to the Stones is an unforgettable route running towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury stone circle and Race to the King is a South Downs Ultra Marathon steeped in history taking in the Chichester coast and Arundel Castle.

Run Dorney Series

Dorney Lake, situated near the village of Dorney in Buckinghamshire, is a purpose built rowing lake with grounds that are a perfect backdrop to running as well as rowing. The flat course is ideal for a chip timed personal best over the 5k, 10k or half marathon distance. Events run every other month throughout the year.

Edinburgh Marathon Series

Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline. Choose from 5k, 10k, half and full marathon distances.


If you have a place in another event which isn’t listed here and want to fundraise for Back Up, then please get in touch with our community fundraising team on 020 8875 6774 or send an email.