Whether you’re putting your running shoes on for the first time or crossing your tenth finish line, taking on 26.2 miles for children with half a working heart is an incredible act of bravery, dedication and love. Could this be you in 2017? Have a look through the list of marathons below for inspiration…

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 £400 and £500 for 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

 

Birmingham International Marathon 2017

15 October 2017 Birmingham

Be one of the first to ever cross this finish line in the very first Birmingham International Marathon in 2017! Starting at Alexander Stadium, the home of British Athletics, the course will take in a number of the city’s most iconic landmarks before finishing in the city centre.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this marathon and we’d love you to join our team! Follow the link to apply or contact us for more information.

Bournemouth Marathon 2017

8 October 2017 Bournemouth

The Bournemouth Marathon is running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this marathon and we’d love you to join our team! 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.

Edinburgh Marathon 2018

27 May 2018 Edinburgh

Part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, this is Scotland’s biggest running event with over 30,000 runners taking part. 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 marathon and we’d love you to join our team! 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.

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:

 

Greater Manchester Marathon 2017

2 April 2017 Trafford

The flattest, fastest and friendliest UK marathon. A superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford.

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 14/03/2017.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

23 April 2017 London

The UK’s most iconic run and the biggest fundraising event of the year, the Virgin Money London Marathon passes by many famous London landmarks and finishes on The Mall. The thousands of people lining the streets to cheer you on makes it an atmosphere like no other!

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. The 2018 ballot will open in May 2017.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon 2017

28 May 2017 Liverpool

A marathon with a difference – get serenaded around all 26.2 miles! 30 live bands along the route and a big party after the finish line at Albert Dock.

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 21/05/2017.

Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2017

23 July 2017 Llanberis

If a regular marathon isn’t enough of a challenge for you, how about a marathon that includes a mountain? The Snowdonia Trail Marathon ascends 1685m over 26 miles of iconic and spectacular trails with incredible views.

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 19/07/2017.

Loch Ness Marathon 2017

24 September 2017 Loch Ness

The Loch Ness Marathon is full of breathtaking scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and into the centre of Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. There’s also a £50,000 prize for anyone who catches sight of Nessie along the route!

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 01/07/2017.

Questions?

If you’ve got any questions or just want to have a chat about running for LHM, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0121 455 8982 or email [email protected].