There are so many events available today that you can participate in and raise money for charity. Running and cycling are probably more popular now than ever before. Bowel & Cancer Research wholeheartedly endorses healthy living as part of reducing your risk of developing bowel cancer, as well making you feel better generally, so people raising money for research through physical challenges is right up our street.
Last year 170,000 people applied to run in the Virgin London Marathon, 50,000 were accepted. The entry system for the following year opens – and closes – almost as soon as last person crosses the finish line! For 2013 we have a limited number of guaranteed places for people who are happy to raise a minimum of £2,000. If you have your own place, we’d love you to run for Bowel & Cancer Research. You can register your interest here.
Bowel & Cancer Research can also offer places in
- Northamptonshire – the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon in March 2013
- London – the Bupa 10k in May 2013
- NewcastleGateshead – the Great North Run in September 2013
Contact Micky@bowelcancerresearch.org for more information.
If a marathon is a bit much, there are over 200 running races throughout the UK that you can participate in and raise money through. Handily, most, if not all, of these races are logged on Run Britain, and you’ll find Bowel & Cancer Research listed when you apply for entry in the event you’re interested in.
New for 2013! Join our Nightrider Team and cycle London at night…NOW FULL
For an entry fee of £39 and the guarantee of raising a mere £175 in sponsorship, you will get the chance to cycle with other Nightriders through Tower Bridge, a deserted City of London, Canary Wharf, London Zoo, Piccadilly Circus, British Museum, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and more…
You can find out more about this unique event here. Our places for this year are gone, but please check back for news about the 2014 race.
Or maybe something completely different
Or maybe you’re a walker or a climber, then the Three Peaks Challenge is a popular fundraising event, though not for the faint-hearted. It involves climbing 3 British peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours. This means that Scafell Pike is climbed in the dark!
Coming soon, China, Kilimanjaro and European cycling challenges…