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 Events 2020 

 

January

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

July

Pretty Muddy Race for Life - Cardiff 5k – 4th July 2020

QE Olympic Park 10K – 4th July 2020

ASICS London 10K – 5 July 2020

The Wales Marathon & Half, Tenby – 5th July 2020

Drayton Theme Park Run 5k & 10k – 8th July 2020

Regents Park 5k & 10k – 11th July 2020

Beacons Way Ultra 100 – 11th July 2020

Cheltenham Tri in the Park – 11th July 2020

Two Tunnels Half Marathon, Bath – 12th July 2020

Olympic Park 5K and 10K – 18th July 2020

Frome Half Marathon, 5K and 10K – 19th July 2020

Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – 19th July 2020

Bath Running Festival – 26th July 2020

Down Tow Up Flow Half Marathon – 26th July 2020

Crystal Palace Half Marathon – 26th July 2020

August

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10K – 1st August 2020

Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – 2nd August 2020

The Thames Challenge – 6th August 2020

Thames Meander Marathon & Half Marathon – 8th August 2020

Kempton Park Half Marathon, 10K & 5K – 8th August 2020

Burnham Beeches Half marathon and 10K – 9th August 2020

Draycote Water august Half Marathon – 9th August 2020

Richmond Park Half Marathon – 9th August 2020

Hyde Park 5K 10K – 15th August 2020

Bath Marathon – 16th August 2020

Regent's Park August 10K & 5K – 16th August 2020

Big Fun Run Milton Keynes 5K – 16th August 2020

Kimbolton Half Marathon & Fun Run – 16th August 2020

Seaford Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fun Run – 23rd August 2020

Dartmoor Marathon – 29th August 2020

 

September

Bedford Running Festival – 4th September 2020

Chippenham Half Marathon – 6th September 2020

Andover Trail Marathon – 6th September 2020

The Regent's Park: Summer 10k Series – 6th September 2020

Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run – 6th September 2020

Worcester City Half Marathon, 10K & Junior Run – 6th Sept 2020

Hampstead Heath 10K, 5K, and Fun Run Trail – 12th September 2020

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon – 13th September 2020

Richmond Half Marathon @ Richmond RUNFEST – 13th Sept 2020

New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K – 13th Sept 2020

Crystal Palace 5k 10k & Half Marathon – 13th September 2020

Olympic Park 5k & 10k – 19th September 2020

The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon – 20th September 2020

Purbeck Marathon – 20th September 2020

Winchester Half Marathon – 20th September

Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – 20th September 2020

Tissington Trail Half Marathon – 26th September 2020

Northampton Half Marathon – 27th September 2020

Ealing Half Marathon – 27th September 2020

Windsor Half Marathon – 27th September 2020

October

Bournemouth Marathon Festival – 3rd October 2020

Basingstoke Half Marathon - 4th October 2020

Cardiff Half Marathon – 4th October 2020

Chichester Half Marathon – 4th October 2020

Clarendon Marathon and Half Marathon – 4th October 2020

The Royal Parks Half Marathon – 11th October 2020

Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – 11th October 2020

Exeter's Great West Run – 11th October 2020

Draycote Water October Half Marathon – 11th October 2020

Oxford Half – 11th October 2020

Shrewsbury Half Marathon – 11th October 2020

Great South Run – 18th October 2020

Chelmsford Marathon – 18th October 2020

Beachy Head Marathon/Half Marathon/ 10km - 24th October 2020

Shepton Mallet 10k – 25th October 2020

Love Luton Half Marathon – 25th October 2020

Rugby Half Marathon – 25th October 2020

Leicestershire 10k – 25th October 2020

November

Grand Union Canal Half Marathon – 1st November 2020

Richmond Park Half Marathon – 10th November 2020

Broadway Marathon & Half – 15th November 2020

St Neots Half Marathon – 15th November 2020

Run Silverstone – 15th November 2020

Castle Combe Chilly 10k – 22nd November 2020

Gatliff Marathon – 22nd November 2020

Hertfordshire Half Marathon – 22nd November 2020

AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon – 29th November 2020

Kempton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – 29th November 2020

December

Salisbury Plain Marathon & Half – 5th December 2020

Battersea Park 5k & 10k – 5th December 2020

Nottingham Christmas Marathon & 10k – 5th December 2020

Southampton Common 10k Charity Fun Run – 6th Dec 2020

Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon – 13th December 2020


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."