Whether you are a marathon runner or taking part in your first 5k race, running challenges are available all over the world. One of the best ways of motivating your way through the miles of training is knowing that you are raising money for a good cause. Here are a few of our favourite races.
There are a wealth of running events around the UK and abroad. Many events, like the London Marathon and the Great North and Great South Runs also include wheelchair races. Contact us to see which events you could take part in to fundraise for JST.
Virgin London Marathon
Places for 2015 have now been allocated, please keep an eye on our website for our 2016 places
BUPA 10K run
The race is a 10 kilometre run, or 6.2 miles, which starts and finishes at St James Park. The route will include famous landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye – a fantastic chance to see the sights whilst supporting our charity.
Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon
The adidas half marathon is an extraordinary opportunity for runners of all standards to experience the thrill of racing on the same hallowed tarmac that saw legends such as Schumacher, Hamilton, Stoner and Rossi win some of their greatest Grand Prix titles. It’s the equivalent of being let loose to run cross-country at St. Andrews, serve an ace at Wimbledon or score a penalty at Wembley!
Southampton ABP Half Marathon
This event is an ideal choice for first time Half marathon runners and an exciting new course for seasoned pro’s a like. We are expecting approx 5,000 runners for this debut event.
The Half Marathon route is a stunning mix of coast, city and parks. Starting in the heart of the city at Hoglands Park, this fairly flat route has a unique ascent! Towering over the River Itchen since 1977 is the Itchen Bridge, spanning 870 yards (800 m), is 92 feet (28 m) at its highest point and weighs 62,000 tons.
At the top of the bridge almost 100ft up, you get a stunning view of the entire city, right up the river, across the commercial centre and then out to see towards the Isle of Wight.After the come down from the bridge there are still many more delights including running past the premier league Saints stadium, along the waters edge in Bitterne Park and through the huge expanse of the common before a stunning finish in front of the Guildhall in the city centre.