Run for Brake

Can you help Brake save lives and support bereaved and injured families?

Follow the link below for great ways to pass the time while you're staying safe at home - helping our vital work supporting people affected by road death and serious injury and campaigning for safe and healthy mobility for all.

Fundraise from home

#BrakeRun

Take on an unforgettable challenge for Brake while raising money to fund our vital work supporting people affected by road crashes and campaigning for safe and healthy journeys for all.

See below for updates on our fundraising events for runners. Some of these have been postponed or rescheduled due to COVID-19; others are still scheduled to take place as planned.

If your plans have had to change, don't let lockdown break your stride. Put your best foot forward and join one of our virtual running challenges by taking part in #BrakeFit.

Great North Run – REIMAGINED!

The 2020 Great North Run has been cancelled, but you can still have an experience to remember by joining Great North Run Reimagined – a virtual running event guaranteed to recreate the challenge and excitement of the Great North Run.

Anybody can take part and there are two great challenges to choose from.

Great North Run Solo – A run for every year

The Great North Run celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020. Celebrate this fabulous achievement in the running world by completing 40 runs between now and 28 September – one run for every year of the Great North Run.

What is it: A running challenge to complete 40 runs in the 78 days between 28 June and 13 September – a run for every year of the Great North Run! Every runner who completes the challenge will receive a special edition Great North Run Solo medal and certificate. Runners who like a distance challenge can aim to run for a Bronze (100+ miles), Silver (200+ miles) or Gold (300+ miles) finisher memento. Junior challenges are available for younger runners. 

How much does it cost? £10 to join (proceeds will go to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal). Great North Run Solo is open for all runners, whether you had a Great North Run place or not.

How do I get involved? Great North Run Solo entries are open now. Join the challenge.

Fundraise for Brake: Nominate Brake as your chosen charity and ask friends, family and your wider supporter network to rally behind you as you embark on your virtual GNR experience.

The Virtual Great North Run

You may not be on the start line with 50,000 other runners. You may not have the crowds cheering you on as you cross the Tyne Bridge or head to the finish line on the South Shields seafront. But you can still Be Your Greatest! by taking part in the Virtual Great North Run on Sunday 13 September.

When is it? Sunday 13 September 2020

What is it? The ‘Official’ Virtual Great North Run is a unique virtual half marathon race experience on the weekend that would have been Great North Run weekend.

How much does it cost? The event is free to participate in and is open for all runners, whether you had a Great North Run place or not.

How do I get involved? Entries open on Monday 3 August. Please mark the date in your diary, and come back to sign up and join us on the start line!

Fundraise for Brake: Nominate Brake as your chosen charity and ask friends, family and your wider supporter network to rally behind you as you embark on your virtual GNR experience.

To find out more about Great North Run Reimagined, email fundraise@brake.org.uk.

Couch to 5K

If you've always wanted to take up running but never found the right opportunity, now is the perfect time to take on our 'couch to 5K' running challenge. Whether you start by doing laps in your garden or take to the parks or pavements in your community, your first steps could change your habits and fitness levels for a lifetime.

When is it? You can start your couch to 5K on any date

What is it? A beginners' running challenge, at the end of which you'll complete your first 5K run. You can take part in your own garden or on safe paths in your community (while observing government guidelines for social distancing)

How much does it cost? £5 registration fee to join #BrakeFit

How do I get involved? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or enquire here.

The Brake Marathon 2020

Our fabulous fundraisers have taken part in marathon events around the world to raise funds for Brake. This year, why not take part in the first Brake Marathon and chalk up 26.1 miles to remember the lives of people who have been killed in road crashes and support the thousands of families who have lost a loved one.

When is it? You can start the Brake Marathon on any date and complete it in one day or over several stages

What is it? A 26.1-mile running challenge equivalent to running the distance of a marathon. You can take part in your own garden or on safe paths in your community (while observing government guidelines for social distancing).

How much does it cost? £5 registration fee to join #BrakeFit

How do I get involved? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or enquire here.

We'd love to see what you're doing. When you share your photos on social media, please tag us @brakecharity and use the hashtag #BrakeFit.

However you choose to get involved, we will provide you with a fundraising pack with all the resources you need raise as much as possible. You can also check out our top tips for raising sponsorship money.

Not for you or have another great idea? Call us on 01484 683294 or complete our enquiry form and we'll be happy to help you plan a run that suits you!
 
 
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Take a look at our UK running events for all abilities below!
Edinburgh Marathon

COVID-19 update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edinburgh Marathon has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday 6 September 2020. To find out more, click here.

When is it? Sunday 6 September 2020.

Where is it? Edinburgh.

What is it? Join thousands of runners in the second largest marathon in the UK and take in Edinburgh's spectacular sights on this wonderful, scenic route.

How much does it cost? There is a £25 registration fee and we ask for a minimum of £150 sponsorship.

How do I get involved? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or enquire here.


ASICS London 10K
COVID-19 update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASICS London 10K will no longer take place on 5 July 2020. To find out more, click here.

When is it? Date to be confirmed

Where is it? London.

What is it? Join thousands of runners winding their way through London together and see some of London's top landmarks!

How much does it cost? There is a £25 registration fee and we ask for a minimum of £150 sponsorship.

How do I get involved? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or enquire here.


Great East Run
COVID-19 update: At present the Great East Run is scheduled to go ahead as planned. To find out more, click here.

When is it? Sunday 20 September 2020. 

Where is it? Ipswich.

What is it? This 13.1 mile course offers a scenic route around Ipswich town centre, as well as taking in some of the county's most iconic sights.

How much does it cost? There is a £25 registration fee and we ask for a minimum of £150 sponsorship.

How do I get involved? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or enquire here.


Great West Run
COVID-19 update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great West Run has been postponed until Sunday 23 May 2021. To find out more, click here.

When is it? Sunday 23 May 2021

Where is it? Exeter.

What is it? An exciting 13.1 mile route through the heart of Exeter.

How much does it cost? There is a £25 registration fee and we ask for a minimum of £150 sponsorship.

How do I get involved? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or enquire here.


Great South Run
COVID-19 update: At present the Great South Run is scheduled to go ahead as planned. To find out more, click here.

When is it? Sunday 18 October 2020.

Where is it? Portsmouth.

What is it? This is one of the world’s leading 10 mile running events, venturing through Portsmouth and Southsea.

How much does it cost? There is a £25 registration fee and we ask for a minimum of £150 sponsorship.

How do I get involved? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or enquire here.


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