Sponsored Events

Our supporters have taken part in so many different events to help raise vital funds, and their dedication and commitment has enabled us to continue protecting and saving lives.

Taking part in an event for ABC also means something very special to every one of our supporters, most of whom have been personally affected by an eating disorder and are dedicated to raising awareness of the effects on individuals and their families. Some of our supporters take part in sponsored events for ABC to honour the life of a loved one they've lost. 

Here are some of the ways you can become a part of the ABC Community and Get Involved For The Person You Love:

Charity Talent Show

5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon 

Charity Fashion Show

Triathlon

Ben Nevis Climb

Road to Recovery Walk 

London to Brighton Bike Ride

If you don't see an event that inspires you and you have suggestions of your own, you can email one of the ABC team to talk through your ideas. Email us here


ABC Upcoming Events in 2017

February

25/02 - Run Richmond Park 5K Race, London
26/02 - Vitality Brighton Half Marathon

March

11/03 - MudMan, Surrey
12/03 - Vitality Bath Half Marathon
12/03 - Surrey Half Marathon
12/03 - Weymouth Half Marathon, Dorset
12/03 - Vitality North London Half Marathon
19/03 - Coventry Half Marathon
19/03 - Vitality Reading Half Marathon
19/03 - Wilmslow Half Marathon, Cheshire
19/03 - Richmond Spring Riverside 10K
19/03 - Forest of Dean Spring Half Marathon
26/03 - Yeovil Half Marathon

April

02/04 - City of Lincoln 10K
07-09/04 - Brighton Marathon, Brighton & Hove
09/04 - Fleetwood 10K, Lancashire
09/04 - Paris Marathon
09/04 - Yorkshire Half Marathon
23/04 - Bolton 10K, Greater Manchester
23/04 - Virgin Money London Marathon
23/04 - Southampton Half Marathon
23/04 - Blackpool Half Marathon
23/04 - Blackpool 20 Mile
30/04 - Lancaster 3 Bridges

May

01/05 - Milton Keynes Half Marathon
06-07/05 - Tough Mudder London West, Henley on Thames
07/05 - Bristol 10k
09/05 - Leeds Half Marathon
14/05 - Stratford 220 Triathlon, Warwickshire
21/05 - Cheshire Triathlon, Nantwich
21/05 - Sleaford Half Marathon, Lincolnshire
27/05 - London 2 Brighton Challenge Run
27/05 - Edinburgh 5K & 10K
28/05 - BUPA Great Manchester Run
28/05 - Edinburgh Marathon

June

03-04/06 - Trailfest, The Beacons, 25km Route
09/06 - London Cardiff 24
16-18/06 - London to Amsterdam Bike Ride
17-18/06 - Edinburgh Night Ride
18/06 - London to Brighton Cycle
25/06 - Torbay Half Marathon, Paignton

July

09/07 - London 10K
02/07 - City of York Triathlon
19-28/07 - London to Geneva Cycle

August

05/08 - Bear Grylls Survival Race, 10km, Cambridge
06/08 - Big Fun Run, Nottingham
10-18/08 - Coast to Coast Cycle, Whitehaven - Tynemouth

September

02/09 - Spartan Super, Marston Lodge, Midlands
02-03/09 - Trekfest, The Peaks, 25km Route
17/09 - Bristol Half Marathon
23/09 - Three Counties Trek, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire

October

07/10 - Bournemouth 10K

Join our team, wear our sunflower and Run The Road To Recovery. Click here to register


We have registered places for the British 10K 2017 taking place on 9th July in London, please email events@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk to register with us.


Hannah's Road to Recovery 

Find out what running has meant to Hannah in her journey to recovery from an eating disorder. 

"A few years ago, during a period of hospitalisation for anorexia, I remember announcing to my assigned nurse that one of my primary motivators for recovery was to run competitively again. My statement was met with derision- “surely you’ll just use the sport to burn extra calories?” She assumed that taking part in competitive sport would maintain an eating disorder, which had already robbed me of years of my life.

Well here I am a few years later, passionate about recovery and fervent about running. Granted it doesn’t work for everyone, but the sport has taught me some valuable lessons, primarily that I can only get fitter and faster if I feed my body and allow it to rest. Yes there are hard training sessions, but no self-punishment- there are few things better than training in the pouring rain, mud sometimes up to my knees, and knowing that my body is strong enough to battle through and perform at a level that I will feel good about. With a well- fed body comes a fully functioning brain, no longer clouded with fears and compulsions around body shape and food- recovery has allowed me to take the driving seat in my career.

I run for ABC because I hope to bring awareness of the charity and the outstanding work it does in helping people struggling with eating disorders and their families. More than anything I want those who have lost hope to know that recovery is possible even when a “normal life” seems unimaginable and the illness is deeply entrenched.

With time, support and a touch of pure grit, recovery can be amazing."