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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
  • Fundraising advice and support
  • Regular email communications

We've also got some resources to help kick-start your fundraising, including posters and sponsorship forms. Click here to access your fundraising pack. 

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 - (20th May 2018)

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 - (26th/27th May 2018)

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

Dublin Marathon - (29th 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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Worcester Half Marathon - (20 May 2018)

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

Edinburgh Half Marathon - (26th/27th May 2018)

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?

Worcester City Half Marathon - (17th September 2017)

New for 2017, this route will take runners through beautiful countryside as well as Worcester's City Centre. 

Triathlons

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10km and Fun Runs

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Great Birmingham 10k - (April 2018)

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 - (17th September 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 - (9th September 2017)

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 - (3rd June 2018)

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 - (July 2018)

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

Mud and Obstacle

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Mudnificent 7 - (12th August 2017)

The Mudnificent 7 is the UK's Obstacle Course Racing summer festival. Not only will you get to experience an obstacle course designed by 7 different race organisations, but you'll also get to visit the UK's biggest OCR expo at the same time.

Wolf Run - (2nd/3rd September 2017) and (4th/5th November 2017)

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.

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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