Sign up for an event this World Running Day!

Celebrate World Running Day (7th June) with us and sign up to take part in one of our mass-participation events!

Are you motivated to set yourself a new running challenge? We are currently recruiting for 3 of the world’s most sought after running events. Read about the events below…


Simplyhealth Great North Run – 2 spaces remaining!

Broadcast live on the BBC, the Great North Run is one of the world’s biggest and most iconic half marathons. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile course winds its way over the famous Tyne Bridge and towards the coast of South Shields. The route is lined with supporters, making for a fantastic atmosphere. Over 57,000 runners take on this challenge every year and you could be one of them!

Date: Sunday 10th September 2017
Registration fee: £35
Minimum sponsorship target: £250

For more information and to apply for the Great North Run, please click here.


Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon – 2 spaces remaining!

Having been described as “the most beautiful city run, in the world’s greatest city”, the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon shouldn’t disappoint! The 13.1 mile route takes in famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Royal Albert Hall. So you can enjoy some sightseeing while taking part in this hugely popular challenge!

As well as the race, the day includes a free food and fitness festival in Hyde Park – the course start/finish location – so is a great place to head with your supporters when you complete the run.

Royal Parks Foundation HalfDate: Sunday 8th October 2017
Registration fee: £35
Minimum sponsorship target: £300

For more information and to apply for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, please click here.


Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

The Virgin Money London Marathon has grown to become one of the most popular and largest annual fundraising events in the world. The course follows the famous route taking in many of our capital’s landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, the Cutty Sark and The Mall. An iconic event that’s high on everybody’s bucket list, we are now accepting applications – so apply to be part of Team Starfish today!

As a Family Holiday Association runner, you will receive an invitation for you, your family and close friends to join our post-race pasta party – and this includes a free massage from one of our professional massage therapists (sorry, runners only!)

Virgin Money London MarathonDate: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Registration fee: £100
Minimum sponsorship target: £1,600

For more information and to apply for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018, please click here.


As a Family Holiday Association runner, you will receive support from us throughout the lead up to your event, as well as the following benefits:

  • Virgin Money London Marathonfree charity t-shirts for you and your supporters
  • a personalised charity running vest to wear on the day
  • fundraising tips and ideas, and promotional materials such as balloons and stickers
  • training and nutritional advice

You will be raising money to help struggling families benefit from a much-needed break. For many, it will be the first time they have ever spent time away from home, seen the sea or played in the sand.

“It was my first marathon and I had no idea what to expect but I couldn’t have asked for better support from Team Starfish leading up to and especially on Marathon day itself. The post race event was exactly what I needed after an emotionally/ physically demanding race and it was the perfect chance to celebrate my achievement with friends, family, other Team Starfish runners and the charity.”
– 2017 London Marathon Team Starfish runner

For more information on any of the above events, please email our Content Executive Coral Rushmer or call her on 020 3117 0663.


Not into running? Why not have a look at our full list of events here.