Running events

Lace up your running shoes and join the movement for a great cause with Winston’s Wish! Explore a variety of ‘run for charity’ events, from the Cheltenham Running Festival to the iconic London Marathon.

Volunteer at our cheer points

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us out at some of this year’s most popular runs, marathons, cycle races and more, by cheering on our amazing participants. If you fancy getting involved and showing support for Team Winston and grieving children, young people and families by joining us at a cheer point this year, take a look at the list of events and fill in our form to apply today.

Local running events for Winston's Wish

Run for charity in your local area

From 5K charity runs to marathons, there are running events across the country. Just search your local area to find the run that’s perfect for you.

Other running events

Is your event not listed? There are thousands of charity run events held every year and you can do any of them to raise money for Winston’s Wish.

If you’re looking to take on a charity running event that isn’t listed above you can sign up directly with the race organisers. Then simply click the button below to fill in our form and tell us about it!

Stories from our fundraisers

Running a solo marathon

“Running the London Marathon is something I’ve always wanted to do and running for Winston’s Wish was an obvious choice as it’s a charity close to me and my family’s heart. During Week 10 of the training plan, it was announced that the 2020 London Marathon was postponed. I ended up running my first marathon completely alone. It was tough but the support I received after running was amazing. I got loads of messages and picked up lots of donations.”

Leeds Celtic Cheerleaders

“We [University of Leeds Celtic Cheerleaders] were all really upset to hear the Leeds Half Marathon was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we weren’t going to let that stop us! We didn’t want to let down the charity or all of the people who had donated by cancelling the challenge completely so we came up with the idea of a solo run. We have girls living in pretty much every part of the country, so between us we are going to run the 190-mile journey from London to Leeds.”