Due to COVID-19 restrictions the usual upcoming running events calendar is subject to many cancellations, changes and much uncertainty! This doesn't mean our running heroes can't support us, we know how amazing you are and how hard you work for us, so we have our Million Miles Challenge, a virtual run that you can do whenever and wherever you can – and every step you run counts. Find out more here.


A sponsored run is a fantastic way to improve your fitness as well as contribute to an amazing cause. At Alder Hey Children’s Charity, we rely on your donations to continue doing the amazing work that we do, which improves the lives of children all over the UK. We would love it if you would consider taking part in a sponsored run in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Charity, whether that’s a 5k fun run, a Tough Mudder Challenge or a full marathon- the ultimate test of endurance! For more information on how to do a sponsored run and raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, you can head to our running hub where you will find hints and tips about everything from sponsored 5k runs through to half marathons and different 10k challenges. Our ‘run for charity’ section explains a bit about the fantastic work that we do and shows you just how you can begin raising money for our charity, click here to find out more. There’s no time like the present, so why not enter a sponsored run today?

Sponsored Runs in London

Running sponsored runs in London is an experience like no other, whether you’re an experienced runner that knows the area well or are visiting the city and entering a race for the first time. From 5k charity races to the world-famous London marathon, there’s plenty of sponsored runs for you to sink your teeth into! The amount of preparation needed for a race in London depends on the distance that you are preparing to run and your running experience, but with so many sponsored runs taking place in the city, you’re bound to find something that is perfectly suited to your ability. Check out some of the best sponsored runs in London:

  • Big Fun Run Victoria Park
  • Virgin Money London Marathon
  • London Landmarks Half Marathon
  • Asics London 10k
  • Richmond RunFest
  • Thames Meander Marathon
  • The Colour Run London
  • Big Fun Run Crystal Palace

Sponsored runs in Liverpool 

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Liverpool is the home of Alder Hey Children’s Charity and we are so delighted that there are plenty of sponsored runs taking place every year in this fantastic city. Whether you live locally or fancy running somewhere new, here are some of the best events for you and the family to try your hand at:

  • Scouse 5k
  • 10k MoRun
  • Rock n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon
  • Santa Dash
  • Run Aintree Half Marathon
  • BTR Liverpool

How to get sponsored for running

If you want to improve your fitness and take part in a sponsored run for charity, there are plenty of charity races that may take your fancy. Getting sponsored for running is usually as simple as choosing the race you would like to enter and choosing the charity you would like to run for. At Alder Hey Children’s Charity, we have plenty of information about how to run your chosen sponsored run for us and raise money for our cause. Once you have entered your race, you can set up a JustGiving or Virgin Giving page that will transfer any money raised straight to Alder Hey once the event is over. Make sure you share the news of your sponsored run with family and friends and across your social channels to encourage people to donate! Whether you love to run or are trying your hand at a race for the first time, every donation counts and is much appreciated by everyone at Alder Hey!

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