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Join #TeamCHECT and take part in one of our exciting new challenge events this year! Whether you enjoy walking, running, trekking, or conquering obstacle races, the funds you raise will help ensure we can offer more support all families affected by retinoblastoma.

Some of the ways you’ll be supported by our expert team include:

Fundraising tips

Materials and resources

Free CHECT top

Dedicated contact at CHECT

RunThrough Regents Park

A standout event with something to offer everyone! Choose from a 5K or 10K run through the Royal Parks, perfect for those wanting to achieve a chip-timed personal best on the flat terrain. When you reach the finish line, TeamCHECT will be there to celebrate your achievement, and you’ll proudly claim your exclusive Regent’s Park themed medal.

Bring the whole family for a post-run picnic or head to ZSL London Zoo for a wild adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or there to soak in the vibrant atmosphere, join TeamCHECT for an unforgettable summer’s day! 

  • Date: Sunday 21 July 2024
  • Sponsorship target: £150 for 5K / £200 for 10K
  • Registration fee: £10
  • Distance: 5k or 10k
  • Minimum age: 11 for 5K, 15 for 10K
  • Location: Regent’s Park, London

A J Bell Great North Run

Join over 60,000 runners in the biggest and most extraordinary half marathon in the word! Experience the thrill in the iconic city of Newcastle, offering the ultimate opportunity to achieve your personal best. You’ll run through Newcastle city centre, catch the Red Arrows soaring above, groove to live bands, and soak in the cheers from thousands of supporters before hitting the finish line on the beautiful South Shields coast.

  • Date: Sunday 8 September 2024 
  • Sponsorship target: £500 
  • Registration fee £30 
  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Location: Newcastle

If you were lucky enough to get your own ballot place in the 2024 A J Bell Great North Run, why not raise money for CHECT. There’s no fundraising target, just raise as much as you can and still receive all the great perks of being part of #TeamCHECT. Contact Maddie, our Fundraising Officer, maddie.beeson@chect.org.uk or call 020 7377 5578 

TCS London Marathon

Join TeamCHECT in this world-famous event! Immerse yourself in the electric energy of this iconic race through the heart of the UK’s capital, surrounded by 48,000+ fellow runners and crowds of cheering supporters lining the streets. A real once-in-a-lifetime experience.

When you join our team, you’ll unlock exclusive access to our 2025 marathon runner’s network. And once you conquer the course and cross the finish line, you’ll proudly receive the highly coveted London Marathon medal.

  • Date: Sunday 27 April 2025 
  • Sponsorship target: £2,200 
  • Registration fee: £50 
  • Distance: 26.2 miles 
  • Location: London 

If you were lucky enough to get your own ballot place in the 2025 TCS London Marathon, why not raise money for CHECT. There’s no fundraising target, just raise as much as you can and still receive all the great perks of being part of #TeamCHECT.  Contact Maddie, our Fundraising Officer, maddie.beeson@chect.org.uk or call 020 7377 5578 

A crowd of people running outside. The Effel Tower in Paris is in the distance, the sky is blue and the sun is shining.

Paris Marathon

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is one of the world’s largest marathons and combines a personal challenge with the chance to explore Paris’s iconic streets.

Starting at the Arc de Triomphe and ending with views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, the marathon draws over 23,000 international participants. All runners will have to provide a medical certificate to be able to run, this can be obtained from you GP and a template for this is on the official website.

 

  • Date: Sunday 13th April 2025
  • Sponsorship target: Marathon £750
  • Registration fee: Marathon £40
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Location: Paris, France

ASICS London 10K

Dash past iconic central London sights Big Ben, the London Eye and the River Thames in a 10K race to remember.

All participants receive access to their free training runs, race day entertainment, a finisher medal and rewards from their partners.

 

  • Date: Sunday 14th July 2024
  • Deadline to apply: Friday 14th June 2024
  • Sponsorship target: £300
  • Registration fee: £35
  • Distance: 10k
  • Location: London
An aerial photograph of crowds of people running through the city of Cardiff

Cardiff Half

The Principality Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in Europe. It is Wales’ largest mass-participation and multi-charity fundraising event and the second largest half in the UK. Its flat, fast course passes all the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay. Thousands of spectators turn out to cheer on the runners in a city renowned for its sporting passion.

 

  • Date: Sunday 6th October 2024
  • Deadline to apply: Sunday 30th June 2024
  • Sponsorship target: £350
  • Registration fee: £25
  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Location: Cardiff, Wales

Bournemouth Half Marathon

Breathtaking views of the sea, cool coastal routes and the highlights of Poole and Bournemouth will be on show at this fantastic Half Marathon and Festival event.

The kind folk of the south coast will be proud to welcome you to their beautiful part of the country. The festival atmosphere is electric and running for charity at this event is truly special.

 

  • Date: Sunday 13th October 2024
  • Deadline to apply: Wednesday 2nd October 2024
  • Sponsorship target: £350
  • Registration fee: £25
  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

AJ Bell Great South Run

The AJ Bell Great South Run is probably the world’s favourite 10-miler, with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed. Portsmouth’s supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way round, with blaring music, cheers, high fives, fist bumps all part of the incredible AJ Bell Great South Run experience. Plus, there’s a medal, exclusive finisher t-shirt and bragging rights at the finish line. There’s a reason 99% of runners say they’d recommend it to a friend – lots of reasons, in fact.

 

  • Date: Sunday 20th October 2024
  • Deadline to apply: Friday 4th October 2024
  • Sponsorship target: £350
  • Registration fee: £35
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Location: Portsmouth
Crowds of people running in the street

Manchester Half Marathon

This popular half marathon sees runners take on generous, closed roads across the towns of Old Trafford, Stretford & Brooklands, with the promise of great support and an abundance of entertainment en route.

The Manchester Half Marathon hosts a flat course, perfect for smashing personal bests but also the ideal route for those new to half marathons and charity runners. There is a lovely 2-mile flat finish that brings you to the conclusion of the event at Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club.

 

  • Date: Sunday 13th October 2024
  • Deadline to apply: Thursday 1st August 2024
  • Sponsorship target: £350
  • Registration fee: £25
  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Place: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Do you have your own place in an event?

We would love to welcome you to #TeamCHECT. Contact us to today for more information on how we can support you. Email Maddie, our Fundraising Officer, maddie.beeson@chect.org.uk or call on 020 7377 5578.

Find an event near you

From 5K runs to Bungee Jumps and Skydives, there are hundreds of challenges and events that you can get involved in to support the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. Search for your local area below and register for an event today!

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For more information about any of our challenge events please call us on 020 7377 5578 or email Maddie, our Fundraising Officer, at maddie.beeson@chect.org.uk