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 raise fund to help us support people affected by eating disorders:

Charity Talent Show

5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon (see listings below)

Charity Fashion Show

Triathlon

Ben Nevis Climb

Skydive


If you would like to run for ABC we can send you a free running vest and fundraising materials. Email us here.

Join our team, wear our sunflower and Run The Road To Recovery!


 

Marathons and Runs 2019/2020 

July

York Triathlon, York: 14th July 2019

ASICS London 10k: 21st July 2019

 

August

Gloucester City Marathon: 4th Aug 2019

Isle of Man Marathon: 11th Aug 2019

Salisbury Trail Marathon: 11th Aug 2019

Big Fun Run Brighton: 17th Aug 2019

 

September

Dunstable Marathon: 1st Sept 2019

Cheshire Half Marathon: 1st Sept 2019

Great North Run: 8th Sept 2019

Bristol Half Marathon: 15th Sept 2019

Scottish Half Marathon, 22nd Sept 2019

Hull Marathon: 22nd Sept 2019

Salisbury Half Marathon: 29th Sept 2019

Windsor Half Marathon: 29th Sept 2019

Cheltenham Half Marathon: 29th September 2019

 

October

Bournemouth 10k: 6th Oct 2019

Bournemouth Marathon: 6th Oct 2019

Cardiff Half Marathon: 6th Oct 2019

Chester Marathon: 6th Oct 2019

Burton Marathon, Dorset - Half, 10K, 5K: 13th Oct 2019

Great Birmingham 10k: 13th Oct 2019

Exeter Great West Run: 13th Oct 2019

Yorkshire Marathon: 20th Oct 2019

Beachy Head Marathon, Eastbourne: 26th Oct 2019

 

November

Tatton Park Half Marathon: 3rd Nov 2019

Cornish Marathon: 3rd Nov 2019

Hertfordshire Half Marathon: 24th Nov 2019

Kingston 10K Run: 24th Nov 2019

Nottingham Christmas Marathon & 10K: 30th Nov 2019

 

December

Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon: 22nd December 2019

 

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January 2020

Central Lancashire New Year Half Marathon: 5th Jan 2020

 

February

Stanley Park Blackpool 10K, Blackpool: 22nd and 23rd Feb 2020

Brighton Half Marathon, Brighton: 23rd Feb 2020

 

March

The Vitality Big Half, London: 1st March 2020

Surrey Half Marathon, Surrey: 8th March 2020

Richmond Spring Riverside 10K, South West London: 14th March 2020

Wilmslow Half Marathon, Cheshire: 15th March 2020

Forest of Dean Spring Half Marathon, Royal Forest of Dean: 15th March 2020

Bath Half Marathon, Bath: 15th March 2020

Weymouth Half Marathon, Dorset: 22nd March 2020

Yeovil Half Marathon, Yeovil: 29th March 2020

 

April

Reading Half Marathon: 5th April 2020

Coventry Half Marathon, West Midlands: 5th April 2020

Fleetwood 10K, Lancashire: 5th April 2020

Three Bridges 10k, Lancaster: 14th April 2020

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon: 19th April 2020

Brighton Marathon: 19th April 2020

Virgin Money London Marathon: 26th April 2020

Bolton 10K, Greater Manchester: 26th April 2020

Southampton Half Marathon, Hampshire: 26th April 2020

 

May

Bristol 10k: 3rd May 2020

Sleaford Half Marathon, Lincolnshire: 5th May 2020

Cheshire Triathlon, Nantwich: 17th May 2020

London 2 Brighton Challenge Run, Richmond Upon Thames: 23rd/24th May 2020

Edinburgh 5K & 10K: 23rd/24th May 2020

Great Manchester Run, Manchester: 24th May 2020

Edinburgh Marathon: 24th May 2020

 

June

Run Richmond Park 5K Race, South West London: 6th June 2020

Ultimate Triathlon: 14th June 2020

London - Amsterdam Bike Ride, London: 10th – 14th June 2020

Edinburgh Night Ride, Edinburgh: 17th June 2020

London to Brighton Cycle: 21st June 2020

Torbay Half Marathon, Paignton: 21st June 2019


Just Giving is a quick and simple way to raise funds and donate:

If you're looking for more options, visit Global Adventure Challenges at http://globaladventurechallenges.com/ 

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


Hannah's Road to Recovery 

"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."

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