Join #TeamAcorns at the TCS London Marathon!

The TCS London Marathon is one of the most well-known races in the world and you have the opportunity to take on this huge challenge and to support Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators line the streets creating an incredible atmosphere. You will pass some of London’s most iconic landmarks and be joined by 40,000 runners attempting the 26.2 mile distance.

Public ballot

To give you the best chance of securing a place for the 2025 TCS London Marathon, we recommend applying for the public ballot, which will open shortly after the race takes place in 2024.

Apply for public ballot

If you are lucky enough to secure a place, we would be delighted to welcome you to #TeamAcorns! Please use the form below to join the team!

You will receive:

  • Dedicated support from our specialist events team.
  • The chance to join our London Marathon 2025 community to share tips, ask questions and learn from others.
  • An Acorns running vest.
  • An Acorns water bottle to help you during those months of training!
  • A Q&A with a qualified physiotherapist to help look after those legs and feet!
  • Access to a wide variety of fundraising ideas, materials and resources.
  • Cheer squad materials for your friends and family.
  • On the day cheer squad support to motivate you as you tackle the 26.2 miles!

Are you interested in running for Acorns?

Date: 20th April 2025
Location: Blackheath, London, SE3 7BT
Organiser:  TCS London Marathon

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

Let us know you’re interested in one of our charity places by clicking the button below!

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When you have confirmed your place, please let us know by completing your details below so that we can support you with your fundraising.

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We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

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If you would like to find out how to apply for one of our limited London Marathon places, please complete the form below and we will be in touch once entries open for the 2025 event.

If you already have a place in the London Marathon and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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Join #TeamAcorns at the iconic London Landmarks Half Marathon!

Please note: 2025 date is TBC

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster.

The event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runner get to explore the capital on a route like no other!

The 2023 event started on Pall Mall, finished by Downing Street and had fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

Are you interested in an Acorns charity place?

Date: TBD
Location: City of London and City of Westminster
Organiser: LLHM 

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

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Already signed up?

When you have confirmed your place, please let us know by completing your details below so that we can support you with your fundraising.

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Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

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If you would like to find out how to apply for one of our limited 2025 London Landmarks places, please complete the form below and we will be in touch once entries open for the 2025 event.

If you already have a place in the London Landmarks Half Marathon and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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We are delighted to be the official charity partner for Coventry 10k for the second year!

Join #TeamAcorns for the Coventry 10k 2024! A race that offers a beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere, bespoke finishers medal, and a perfect course for a personal best!

Take on three laps of the Coventry War Memorial Park, set a new personal best, conquer your first 10k, or simply fight off those winter blues with the fantastic atmosphere! Make a day of it and bring your family, friends, or even come solo and get involved in our friendly community of runners.

Are you ready to run for Acorns?

Date: 17th November 2024
Start time: 10:00am
Location: Coventry War Memorial Park, CV3 6PT
Organiser: MCC Promotions

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

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Already signed up?

When you have confirmed your place, please let us know by completing your details below so that we can support you with your fundraising.

Complete the form

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

I want to join #TeamAcorns

If you have secured your place in the Coventry 10k and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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We are delighted to be the official charity partner for Worcester City Runs 2024!

Join #TeamAcorns for the 2024 Worcester City Runs 10th Anniversary! Come and support your local children’s hospice and be part of 4,000 runners taking part in this weekend of celebrations!

With so much going on, bring the whole family, your friends or just yourself with a target time! There is ample city centre parking, baggage services and plenty of fun activities for those not taking part.

Secure your free place today

We are excited to offer a limited number of FREE race entries this year! Each place has a minimum fundraising target. Included in your entry:

  • An Acorns running vest
  • Finishers’ T-shirt
  • Bespoke support from our specialist events team to help with your training and fundraising
  • A fundraising pack with ideas to help you meet your fundraising target
  • Access to our private #TeamAcorns WhatsApp Group where you can get to know your fellow runners, share hints and tips with each other, and lots more!
  • A unique themed medal
  • Post race goody bag

By joining #TeamAcorns you’ll be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children, and young people across the West Midlands. Together, we are stronger.

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Are you ready to run for Acorns?

Date: 15th September 2024
Start time: 9:00am
Location: Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ
Organiser: Events of the North

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up.

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

Run in the 10k

Minimum fundraising target: £150

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Run in the Half Marathon

Minimum fundraising target: £250

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Already have a place in the race?

If you already have a place, you can still join #TeamAcorns and help to raise funds for local children and families. Our events team will be on hand to support you throughout.

I have a place

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

I want to join #TeamAcorns and I already have a place!

If you already have a place in the Worcester City Runs and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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We are delighted to be returning as the official charity partner for Run Solihull 2024!

Join #TeamAcorns for the fourth year running of Run Solihull Half Marathon and 10k, and join thousands of your fellow runners in chasing down a personal best along closed roads. By joining, you’ll be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children, and young people across the West Midlands.

Starting and finishing in Malvern Park, in Solihull Town Centre, this is a unique opportunity to run a 10k or half marathon around the closed roads of Solihull.

Returning this year: Junior race!

You can also make this a fun day out for the entire family with the addition of the wheelchair accessible Junior race!

Secure your free place today

We are excited to offer a limited number of FREE race entries this year! Each place has a minimum fundraising target. Included in your entry fee:

  • A limited edition Run Solihull for Acorns running vest
  • Bespoke support from our specialist events team to help with your training and fundraising
  • A fundraising pack with ideas to help you meet your fundraising target
  • Access to our private #TeamAcorns WhatsApp Group where you can get to know your fellow runners, share hints and tips with each other, and lots more!
  • A unique themed medal
  • Chip time results
  • Post race goodies
  • Free official race photos
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Are you ready to run for Acorns?

Date: 11th August 2024
Start time: 9:00am
Location: Solihull town centre
Organiser: Run Through

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up.

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

Run in the 10k

Minimum fundraising target: £150

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Run in the Half Marathon

Minimum fundraising target: £250

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Run in the Junior race

Minimum fundraising target: £50

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Already have a place in the race?

If you already have a place, you can still join #TeamAcorns and help to raise funds for local children and families. Our events team will be on hand to support you throughout.

I have a place

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

I want to join #TeamAcorns and I already have a place!

If you already have a place in the Run Solihull and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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Come and join #TeamAcorns at Scotland’s BIGGEST running festival!

This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience. The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility!

The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Charity places

Registrations for the Edinburgh Marathon 2024 are now closed, but we would love for you to run for us! Use the button below to register your interest and we will inform you about next year’s event details as soon as they are released.

Are you ready to run for Acorns?

Date: 26th May 2024
Start time: 9:00am
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Organiser: Edinburgh Running Festival

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up.

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

Registrations for the 2024 event are now closed. Use the button below to register your interest and we will inform you about next year’s event details as soon as they are released.

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Already have a place in the marathon?

If you already have a place, you can still join #TeamAcorns and help to raise funds for local children and families. Our events team will be on hand to support you throughout.

I have a place

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

I want to join #TeamAcorns and I already have a place!

If you already have a place in the Edinburgh Marathon and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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Join #TeamAcorns for the Midland’s biggest and best running event!

There’s everything you’d expect from a Great Run – notorious start line hype, top enroute entertainment and an event village that feels more like an after-party – but the carnival atmosphere and the passion and spirit of the runners is all Birmingham!

By joining #TeamAcorns you’ll be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children, and young people across the West Midlands.

Secure your place with Acorns

Acorns is delighted to offer a limited number of FREE race entries! Each place has a minimum fundraising target.

Included in your entry fee:

  • An Acorns running vest
  • Bespoke support from our specialist events team to help with your training and fundraising
  • A fundraising pack with ideas to help you meet your fundraising target
  • Access to our private #TeamAcorns WhatsApp Group. You’ll can get to know your fellow runners, share hints and tips with each other, and lots more!
  • A unique themed medal
  • Chip time results

By joining #TeamAcorns, you’ll be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children, and young people across the West Midlands.

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up.

Sign up today

Are you ready to run for Acorns?

Date: 5th May 2024
Location: Birmingham New Street
Organiser: Great Run

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up.

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

Run in the 10k

Minimum fundraising target: £150

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Run in the Half Marathon

Minimum fundraising target: £250

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Already have a place in the race?

If you already have a place, you can still join #TeamAcorns and help to raise funds for local children and families. Our events team will be on hand to support you throughout.

I have a place

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

I want to join #TeamAcorns and I already have a place!

If you already have a place in the Barcelona Marathon and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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24 March 2024

Join #TeamAcorns for the Wolverhampton 10k!

Starting and finishing at Molineux Stadium, this race is open to all abilities and offers the perfect opportunity to run a chip timed 10k on closed roads!

Running in this race, you will receive:

  • a unique themed medal
  • free official race photos
  • chip times results
  • post-race snacks

Each kilometre will be accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness, beat your personal best or push yourself to the limit for charity, this is a fantastic opportunity for all.

By joining #TeamAcorns, you’ll be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children, and young people across the West Midlands.

Free places available

We are offering FREE PLACES for this amazing event when supporters pledge to raise £150 sponsorship.

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up.

Are you ready to run for Acorns?

Date: 24th March 2024
Start time: 9:00am
Location: Molineux Stadium, Waterloo road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR
Organiser: Run Through

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up.
You must be 15 years and over to take part in this event.

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

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Securing your own place

You can also support Acorns if you secure your own place through the event organiser’s website.

Go to Run for Charity

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

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Help Acorns pay for the extra day this leap year by running at the Birmingham Running Festival!

February 2024 is a leap year, which means a whole extra day of children’s hospice care. It costs around £7,000 to run one of our hospices for a day, and £30,000 to provide Acorns’ vital care across our three hospices every day, so we need your help to pay for the extra day!

Join #TeamAcorns for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon around the beautiful Sutton Park, the 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve in Birmingham. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, water and post-race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

By joining, you’ll be helping us to pay for an extra day of vital care for life limited and life threatened babies, children, and young people across the West Midlands this February.

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Are you ready to run for Acorns?

Date: 18th February 2024
Location: Sutton Park, Park Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YT
Organiser: Run Through

Email: events@acorns.org.uk
Telephone: 01564 825037

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Already have a place in the race?

If you already have a place, you can still join #TeamAcorns and help to raise funds for local children and families. Our events team will be on hand to support you throughout.

I have a place

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

I want to join #TeamAcorns and I already have a place!

If you already have a place in the Birmingham Running Festival and would like to support Acorns through your run, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.