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Running Challenges

Run your way for Acorns

Run your own way!

With so many events taking place throughout the year, your ideal challenge could be just around the corner. From 5k Mud runs, obstacle 10ks, to Ultra Marathons around the world, find the run for you and join Team Acorns.

Team Acorns

By choosing to fundraise and support Acorns, you will receive

  • An exclusive Acorns running vest or t-shirt
  • A fun filled fundraising pack including sponsorship forms
  • Fundraising advice and support
  • Professional training guides and tips

Inspiration

Still searching for that dream run? Take a look at these handpicked running challenges, guaranteed to kick start and motivate you to run your own way for Acorns:

Marathons

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Worcester Marathon - (1st May 2017)

Fancy a marathon a little bit closer to home? Starting and finishing at the home of the Worcester Warriors, make your way through the beautiful Worcestershire villages, gaze at the city sights, and run alongside the dreamy canal towpaths before setting your sights on the distant finish line.

Edinburgh Marathon - (28th May 2017)

Take on this highland adventure, set to stunning East Lothian views and spectacular back drops, including the Edinburgh Castle!

Stockholm Marathon - (3rd June 2017)

One of the most scenic marathons in the world! This course takes you through the spectacular Medieval City as you make your way along the beautiful waterways for a once in a life time run.

Dublin Marathon - (October 2017)

The course is a single lap, starting and finishing close to the City Centre of Dublin. Conditions for marathon running are ideal as Ireland receives about 30 inches of rain annually.

Half Marathons

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Silverstone Half Marathon (12th March 2017)

The Silverstone Half Marathon takes place in March every year where runners can run 13.1 miles around an iconic route.

Solihull Half Marathon - (2nd April 2017)

The Solihull Half Marathon is being organised by KP events in conjunction with the Run For Run online running group and is sponsored by Virgin Active. Lace up your shoes and get ready to take on the first half marathon is this location!

Tewkesbury Half Marathon - (14th May 2017)

Get involved in a fantastic local event, setting off from the historic riverside town of Tewkesbury running through some of Gloucestershire’s most picturesque sights.

Worcester Half Marathon - (1st May 2017)

A quiet, relatively flat, rural route, well sign posted and marshalled half marathon that finishes at the Worcester Warriors Stadium.

Edinburgh Half Marathon - (28th May 2017)

As part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival this event is perfect for runners of all abilities due to its fast and flat route.

Great North Run - (10th September 2017)

Gaining the title of one of the toughest Half Marathons in the UK, are you ready to take on the Great North Run for Acorns?

Triathlons

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City of Birmingham Traithlon - (1st July 2017)

Set in Sutton Park, this triathlon is perfect for first timers!

Worcester Run Bike Run (TBC 2017)

Take on the 10k and add a little extra, with the Run Bike Run option! Start off with the 10k race, then get on your bike for a 25k cycle, followed by a 5k run towards the finish line! This event is perfect for you if you want to set an even greater challenge, prepare for a triathlon, or if you want to take part as a team, completing a section of the route each!

 

10km and Fun Runs

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Great Birmingham 10k - (30th April 2017)

Take on this 10k event with a twist. Choose your musical starting wave and get ready to shimmy and shake your way through the streets of Birmingham for Acorns. With music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s you'll be sure to find a warm up song that gets you in the zone!

Ross 10km - (Sept 2017)

Could this 10km and 5km fun run be the one for you? Organised and promoted by the Acorns Worcester Fundraising Group.

Worcester City 10km run - (TBC 2017)

This 10k run takes you through the city's most beautiful sights including Worcester Cathedral, the Cricket Ground and along the scenic river paths. The course is suitable for all ages and running abilities making this event perfect for the whole family!

Big Fun Run - various dates

This running series lets you take control and set the pace. Whether it’s a fast finish or a leisurely jog, this event suits everyone and anyone, making it ideal for all the family.

Great Midlands Fun Run - (4th June 2017)

Start the summer on a high by taking part in the fantastic Great Midlands Fun Run. This 8.5 mile course sees you starting off in Sutton Coldfield town centre, making your way through the picturesque Sutton Park, through the Four Oaks Gate, before being welcomed through the finish line by hundreds of cheering supporters!

The Black Country Run - (2nd July 2017)

Choose either a 5km fun run or 10km road race through the heart of the Black Country

The Color Run 5k - (2017 dates TBC)

Get covered in colours as you work your way through Birmingham in this rainbow of a run!

 

Mud and Obstacle

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Mudnificent 7 - (12th August 2017)

Take on this ultimate obstacle course working your way through 7 barriers and blocks. Prepare to get magnificently muddy!

Wolf Run - (5th/6th November 2016)

With Spring, Summer and challenging Winter runs throughout the year, this event is not for the faint hearted, but will offer you challenging terrains, vast woodlands, stunning scenery, oh and a few obstacles in between.

Ram Runs 2016 - (1st/2nd October 2016)

With multiple course options, this event is perfect for the whole family, so get everyone involved and ready to work through the obstacles blocking your path!

How to register

Once you’ve chosen your event, sign up directly with the organisers. After confirming your place, simply let us know that you’re joining the team! Set up a JustGiving page as well, and watch the fundraising roll in!

Email events@acorns.org.uk or call 01564 825037. We'll be here to support you every step of the way.

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