There’s just 13.1 miles between you and the finish line where you make an incredible difference for the families we support. Take on a half marathon for LHM in 2017!

Charity places

Little Hearts Matter has guaranteed charity places in the events below. Depending on the event, there is a minimum sponsorship target of between £250 and £300 for half marathons and we will be there with you every step of the way to help you reach your target.

Run for LHM and we will:

  • Provide you with your very own LHM running vest
  • Assist you with your training
  • Help you smash your fundraising target with LHM fundraising resources and advice

 

Great North Run 2017

10 September 2017 Newcastle

Starting in Newcastle, you run through Gateshead (watch out for the Red Arrows flying overhead!), and then past thousands of supporters as you enter South Shields before having a beautiful view of the sea as you undertake your final charge to the finish line.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this run and we’d love you to be part of Team LHM! Follow the link to apply or contact us to find out more.

Edinburgh Half Marathon 2017

28 May 2017 Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Marathon is the flattest marathon in the UK, so it’s the perfect marathon for a beginner to start out with, or for a seasoned runner looking for a personal best time.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this run and we’d love you to be part of Team LHM! Apply by following the link to the right and we’ll be in touch to confirm your place soon, or you can contact us for more information.

Bournemouth Half Marathon 2017

8 October 2017 Bournemouth

Taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers along a stunning coastal route, this is running as it should be.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this run and we’d love you to be part of Team LHM! Apply by following the link to the right and we’ll be in touch soon to confirm your place, or you can contact us for more information.

Scottish Half Marathon 2017

24 September 2017 Scotland

Starting just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this run and we’d love you to be part of Team LHM! Apply by following the link on the right and we’ll be in touch soon to confirm your place, or you can contact us for more information.

Choose your own event

Can’t see a run you like, or want to take part in an event local to you? You can still fundraise for LHM! Choose any run you like, apply for your place directly with the organisers and then let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support your fundraising.

There is no minimum sponsorship target for own place runners, just raise as much as you can!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

 

Cardiff Half Marathon 2017

1 October 2017 Cardiff

Join the most popular run in Wales to make a difference for children with half a working heart. The route takes you past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, including Penarth Marina, Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle.

Follow the link for more information or to apply for your own place. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising. Registration closes 15/08/2017.

Great South Run 2017

22 October 2017 Southsea

This hugely popular 10 mile run is about half way between a 10K and a half marathon, making it the perfect training run for anyone gearing up towards a half marathon. The fast and flat course takes you through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home of HMS Victory, and finishes on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight. Follow the link on the right to apply for your own place or to find out more.

If you sign up to the Great South Run, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and send you our fundraising pack.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2017

8 October 2017 London

A spectacular Half Marathon in central London – the first and only one of its kind. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads and four of London’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Follow the link to find out more or apply for your own place directly with the race organisers. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising.

Great Birmingham Run 2017

15 October 2017 Birmingham

The Great Birmingham Run is the second biggest half marathon in the UK. Birmingham comes alive with thousands of runners pounding the streets as they tick off 13.1 miles, encouraged by on course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.

Follow the link for more information or to apply for your own place. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising.

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