Running Events for 2023/24
Participation is everything ! Get fit, challenge yourself, raise awareness and funds for our great cause.
Blackburn 10K – 10th December 2023
Ewood Park is the home of Blackburn Rovers FC and the race will start and finish inside the ground in front of the RFS Riverside Stand. Your event village with music, food and entertainment will be located at the Blackburn End. The Blackburn End itself will be open for spectators so you can catch a glimpse of your friends and family as they finish their 10k race.
The course heads out onto the closed roads of Blackburn for a fast 10k route that takes in Blackburn town centre before making its way back on a looped route toward Ewood Park. This is a new and unique course for this brand new innovative event for Blackburn.
Run Aintree 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon – 17th December 2023
We are excited to be returning to the the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.
Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!
The race involves laps around the circuit, the course is flat and quick. There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon.
Barcelona Marathon – 10th March 2024
The Barcelona Marathon is one of the most popular in Europe. The course takes you through the centre of the city and includes main landmarks such as the Camp Nou (the home of Barcelona FC), Sagrada Familia, the Parc de Cuitdadella and finishing a short distance from La Rambla.
With very few hills or inclines, the course is very flat and fast, and suits first time runners, or those going for a PB!
Paris Marathon – 7th April 2024
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world and perfectly combines a personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world’s greatest cities.
Race day will see you pound the pavements of the French capital’s most famous avenues and plazas. Starting at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, and finishing with views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to guide you home. Every year, this unique and spectacular setting attracts more and more entrants. There are now more than 23,000 runners from abroad, making up 40% of the field.
London Landmarks Half Marathon – 7th April 2024
The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster.
The event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runner get to explore the capital on a route like no other!
The 2023 event started on Pall Mall, finished by Downing Street and had fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.
Manchester Marathon – 14th April 2024
The adidas Manchester Marathon is one of the UK’s premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route.
We pride ourselves on welcoming all to take on our 26.2 mile challenge, from some superb elite runners, to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible. Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable.
Leeds Marathon – 12th May 2024
The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will see 7,777 participants take on a brand new route through Leeds that starts and finishes at Headingley Stadium. Taking in some of Leeds’ most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will be a fitting tribute to the city that launched Rob’s career and which he calls home.
This is an event that truly is for everyone, so whether you are an experienced runner or have never thought about running an event before, we welcome all abilities to join us in 2023 for this very special event.
Edinburgh Half Marathon & Marathon – 26th May 2024
This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.
The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.
Be a Fundraising Hero
Can you Step Up for CANW this January? Step up for CANW is 10,000 steps a day challenge, throughout January, to raise money for children and families across the North West that need our support.
With your help we hope to support individuals, families and communities to lead happy and meaningful lives, with the opportunity to succeed in school, to grow up to enjoy healthy relationships, have access to training and employment opportunities and to be successful in the world of work.
Do your 10,000 steps a day however you like; in your living room, up a mountain or even in your garden. It doesn’t matter how you reach your target as long as it is a challenge to you personally.
A bit of buzz always helps get the support rolling in. Tell your family, friends and colleagues what you’re doing and spread the word at work, school or in your local area.
Share what you’re doing with us on social media with the hashtag #StepUpForCANW and include the Child Action North West handles.
On behalf of the 10,000 people we support each year, thank you for choosing to Step Up for CANW!
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