Running Events

Fundraise for CHECT at popular challenge events

By fundraising for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, you’re helping us to provide lifelong support to children and their families affected by eye cancer, raise awareness of this little known and devastating condition and fund research into prevention and treatment. We don’t receive any government funding so we rely on the generosity of the public. Thank you so much for your help.

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Choose your sporting discipline:

CHECT photo - Hampton Court Half Marathon

Hampton Court Half

The Hampton Court Half Marathon offers a fast, flat route and gives definite PB potential. The route borders the riverside grounds of the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, where Henry VIII and CHECT volunteers will be there to cheer you on!

  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • We have: 6 places
  • Pledge to raise: £300
CHECT photo - London Marathon

Virgin London Marathon

Our charity places for the 2018 Virgin London Marathon have now been filled. If you have a ballot place we would love to welcome you on to the CHECT team! Everyone who runs for Team CHECT will receive our fundraising pack, a CHECT-branded runner’s vest, ongoing help and support with fundraising and of course the knowledge that you’re raising valuable funds to help babies and young children affected by retinoblastoma and their families.

  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Own runner places only
  • Pledge to raise: No minimum
CHECT photo - Great Manchester Run

Great Manchester Run

If you’re looking for a running event where you can experience a true Manchester welcome, then look no further! Choose from a 10k or half marathon route. You can sign up directly via the Great Run website but please let us know if  you’re fundraising for CHECT so we can send you a fundraising pack and runner’s vest. Email

  • Distance: 10k or 13.1 miles
  • We have: Unlimited places
  • Pledge to raise: £200
CHECT photo - Great Newham London Run

Great Newham London Run

Will you join the CHECT team? As well as running with a great team, you can have your very own Olympic moment as you cross the famous finish line that saw Olympic greats Usain Bolt and Mo Farah race across in 2012. This family-friendly event also has a 2K family fun run for children aged five and above – fun for everyone!

  • Distance: 10km
  • We have: 30 places
  • Pledge to raise: £300
CHECT photo - Great North Run

Great North Run

As Europe’s largest half marathon, this hugely popular event has an amazing atmosphere. We have a limited number of charity places available, and so get in touch today to join Team CHECT!

  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • We have: 5 places
  • Pledge to raise: £500

Other running events

Many of our fantastic supporters take part in running events all over the UK, from 5k to full marathons, in aid of CHECT. Please do get in touch if you’d like to take on a running challenge and we can help you find the right event.

Simply fill in the form below, call us on 020 7377 5578 or email

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