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Runs, cycles and challenges

Runs, cycles and challenges

Challenge yourself to do something daring or difficult for DEBRA.

From charity bike rides to sponsored half marathons, skydives to triathlons, there’s something for everyone. Search our fundraising events or choose one of our featured charity events below. Contact the charity runs, cycles and challenges team for further information or to book your place.

Featured events

Arctic Challenge – Brand new for 2020, challenge yourself like never before in the snowy setting of Northern Sweden. A once in a lifetime fundraiser!

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 – Read about our incredible runners taking on the ultimate running fundraiser in 2019 here. Looking for our 2018 runners? Click here!

London Landmarks Half Marathon

Simplyhealth Great North Run – Join 57,000 other runners in the iconic half marathon in the UK - this one sells out each year!

Click here for full event listings 


I’m already doing a charity run, walk or cycle – can I support DEBRA?

Yes! If you’ve secured your own place in an event then just get in touch with us and we can provide you with a pack to kick start your fundraising.

What’s the difference between a charity bond place and a normal place (own place) in an event?

A charity bond place has been purchased from the run, challenge, walk or cycle organisers by the charity – if you take a charity bond place you will have to fundraise for that charity. An own place is one that you have bought or reserved from the run, cycle, challenge or walk organisers directly – you can choose which charity you fundraise for.

Why is the fundraising target for some events higher than others?

Sought after events will often have a higher fundraising target because the cost to the charity of buying the place is higher than in other events.

How old do I have to be to take part in an event?

Most physical challenges will have an age restriction of 18. However, there are a number of mini marathons and other events which specifically cater for charity fundraisers under 18. Please contact us if you’d like further information.

What happens if I don’t raise the full suggested fundraising amount?

If you don’t reach the suggested amount then we will not ask you to pay the rest. However, we set the amount based on what will cover our costs and also help towards providing care and finding a cure for those living with EB, so please keep this in mind.

Can I push a wheelchair or a buggy in an event?

Normally this is not allowed, however there are a few smaller events which do make exceptions. The best thing to do is to check with the event organisers for their specific rules around this.

Can’t find an answer to your question here? Check our fundraising FAQs page.

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