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Run a Marathon!

So you want to run a Marathon?

Thank you for choosing to run and fundraise for CMT United Kingdom. You will make a huge difference to the 25,000 people thought to be affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in the UK.

If you are new to fundraising for charity, you might feel a bit daunted by the task. Being given a minimum sponsorship target can feel more daunting that doing the actual run. But don’t worry, we’ll try to support you as much as we possibly can.

These are the events that we have guaranteed places for so far for 2016.  We are investigating adding some more as time goes on.

In all cases, you pay nothing to us for your place, but we would like you to raise AT LEAST £500!  You can read elsewhere in this section all about setting up Justgiving pages etc.

Once you’ve chosen where you would like to run, drop me an email on fundraising@cmt.org.uk and we can send you a running shirt, and any other resources that you might think you’ll need!

Download our Running Guide 2016 for more information


Edinburgh Marathon Festival – May 2017

Entries are now open for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival over the weekend at the end of May 2017.  As always, there is the opportunity to run a full Marathon, half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Junior Races. Find out more at http://www.edinburgh-marathon.com/

Request a place at http://www.edinburghmarathon.com/?charity-information&charities_id=806

Bournemouth Marathon Festival – October 2016

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival is our home event, and is held over the weekend of 1st/2nd October – enjoy a spectacular run along the sea front!  Like Edinburgh, you have the choice of a full Marathon, Half Marathon, Supersonic 10K, Supernova 5K and Junior Races.

Go to: https://www.bournemouthmarathon.com/charity/affiliates/?charities_id=806  to book your place.

Charity bookings close during the latter part of September!


Vitality British 10K London Run – July 2017

British 10K 2016 start

The great iconic British 10K running event, in the heart of London, staged over one of the greatest routes in world running!  We have six places guaranteed for the next three years.

Go to http://www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk/  to get your place!


Big Fun Run

Big Fun Runs are 5K runs staged within scenic parks throughout the UK and offer a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere where you can accomplish your personal goals. Whether you are raising money for a cause close to your heart, remembering a loved one or simply keeping active there is something for everyone at a Big Fun Run!  We have places available at all the Runs.

Go to www.bigfunrun.com to book your place, and to find out more details at:

  • Brighton – 23rd July
  • Southampton – 24th July
  • Birmingham – 30th July
  • Coventry –  31st July
  • Leeds – 6th August
  • Nottingham – 7th August
  • Liverpool – 13th August
  • Sheffield – 14th August
  • Manchester – 21st August
  • Maidstone – 27th August
  • Glasgow – 8th October
  • Edinburgh – 9th October
  • Ipswich – 15th October
  • Milton Keynes – 16th October
  • Newcastle – 23rd October
  • London (Crystal Palace Park) – 29th October
  • London (Victoria Park) – 30th October


The Morrisons “Great Run” Series

Go to www.greatrun.org to find all the information you need on these runs – held all over the country!  We have obtained 5 guaranteed places in:

Great North Run – 13.1 miles                       11th September 2016

Great South Run – 10 miles                           23rd October 2016

Places are available in both races.  Please email Karen on karen@cmt.org.uk to snag a spot in these iconic races!  First come, first served!


If there are other Marathons that you’d like us to investigate “guaranteed” places for, please email on fundraising@cmt.org.uk.  We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to do them all, and we definitely CANNOT get places in the London Marathon, but we’ll see what we can do.

The reason we can’t get places for the London Marathon is that even the waiting list for the Gold or Silver Bond places is closed, so there is no chance of any charity acquiring places now…. and to be honest, even if we could, I doubt they’d be affordable.

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