Thinking of running a marathon in 2016?


Thinking about running a marathon? Hats off to you, running a marathon is no easy feat but the sense of achievement at the end is worth all of the training.

First and foremost you have to be dedicated to your training schedule and personally commit to the hours of training needed to get you ready for race day. Some find running for a charity that’s close to their heart can not only help raise much needed funds for the cause, but also make sure they stay on track.

If your thinking of taking part in a marathon, you need to be prepared. Shop online for your sports kit and helpful supplements online via Give as you Live and you’ll raise a free donation for your chosen charity – a helpful fundraising boost if you’re running a marathon for charity.

2016 marathons and events

largeVirgin Money London Marathon
Sunday 24th April 2016
More than 120,000 applications were entered in the ballot alone for the 2015 marathon, now make 2016 even better! Registration fee is £100 , Minimum sponsorship is £1,800 and the Booking deadline is 5 February 2016, 5pm

3LRun to the Beat
September 2016 – TBC
Sure Run to the Beat is like no other running event! Our 10K route brings you a challenging run combined with an electric atmosphere and one epic after party with Marvin Humes, Jameela Jamil & Danny Howard.

048825Race for Life
We have nearly 300 events this year, Pick your area and it will tell you the date.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
Common girls this is our time we can beat cancer.

eventscalendarNorth Devon AONB Marathon
Sunday 26th June 2016
The coastal route is tough, which is part of the appeal, and the scenery is incomparable, taking you through the breathtaking North Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

CaptureCheltenham Challenge
Sunday 19th June 2016
A multi-terrain event offering 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Ultra (63k) distances. There is something for everyone, including experienced runners, novices, juniors, families, children and walkers.

Capture1Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners, With 7 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races.

6-14_WP4M1544c1-Shakespeare Marathon
Sunday 24th April 2016
The Rotary Club of Statford-upon-Avon have been raising money for charity through this event for over 30 years and it has been awarded BARR gold standard.

rough_runner_241015_161213ARough Runner
Pick an area near you and it will tell you the date.
Your next step will take you into a world of awesome obstacles and challenges that are all inspired by those game shows, from a punching traverse wall to a fresh take on the big balls, to a battle with giant pigeons and Admiral Nelson himself.

wild-run-tough-course-obstacle-race-mud-run-extreme-running06-1200x900Wild Mud Run
Saturday 16th April 2016
The magnificent lakes in the grounds play an ideal partner to our signature obstacles – the water slides, creating maximum squeal appeal.