Run, wheel or walk for Back Up

Whether you want to do a 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. Get those running shoes, walking boots or wheels at the ready and let us know which event is for you. We’d love to have you on the team.

“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

London Marathon

The London Marathon is truly an achievement of a lifetime. One of the world’s most famous marathons, it is also the largest annual fundraising event on the planet.

Great North Run

Alongside 56,000 runners, the exhilarating Great North Run takes you through the landmarks of Newcastle before crossing the finish line in South Shields.

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.

Parallel London

Parallel London is the first fully inclusive and accessible push/run for everyone. Disabled and non-disabled people unite to run, walk, wheel, push or be pushed – anything goes!

Run in the Dark

Run in the Dark is an atmospheric night time event taking place in multiple locations on the same day. Run, walk or push 5k/10k and be part of a truly international event taking place in over 50 locations simultaneously.

Colour Run

The Colour Run is a 5km race with no timer in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre.

Supernova 5k

Sign up for an amazing journey of light and sound! The Supernova 5k run takes place in some fantastic places and on some enchanting routes, being held at three different locations at different times of the year.

The Kiltwalk 2018

Join the Back Up team for one of the most popular fundraising events in Scotland!


If you have a place in another event which isn’t listed here and want to fundraise for Back Up, then please give our Community Fundraisers, Kat and Alex, a call on 020 8875 1805 or send them an email.