Running Events - 10k, Half Marathon or Marathon, whatever your distance!


Virgin Money London Marathon - 23rd April 2017

World Horse Welfare London MarathonJames mid-run, while Rachael and Rosie proudly display their medals!

We would like to say a big thank you to our five amazing supporters who ran the London Marathon 2017 for World Horse Welfare on Sunday 23rd April!

Training for any run is hard work, but taking on the challenge of 26.2 miles requires a huge amount of effort over the weeks and months before the race day itself. Well done to Ann, Rosie, Rachael, James and Vikki for their hard work and for successfully completing such a challenging run!

There is still time to support our team if you can - you can donate below by clicking on the names of our athletes. Money raised goes to helping horses in need worldwide.

James Hemingfield

Ann Bowe

Rachael Turner

Rosie Arbuthnot


If you would like to be considered to join our team for 2018 do please apply initially through the Virgin ballot which is held immediately after this year’s race by logging on to:

The ballot is usually open around the start of May – keep an eye on their website from April and they will announce the day it opens.  It always fills really quickly (usually within a few hours) so be prepared to get online early on the day it opens.

If you are successful in your ballot application you will find out in early October, at which time of course if you would still like to run in support of World Horse Welfare we will be thrilled to welcome you to our team. 

Also please drop Fran an email at with your request and full contact details to be put into our own mini-ballot held after the Virgin results are known.


The British 10k London Run - 9th July 2017 and Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon - 8th October 2017

Running events


If a full marathon is not your thing, we are fortunate to have places in both these running events each year so you can choose your distance!  Simply email Fran at with your details and a brief running history and we look forward to welcoming you along to one of our running teams!


Minimum fundraising targets apply and we ask that you run solely in support of World Horse Welfare – full entry to the races will be provided together with fundraising materials and support, and a technical branded running vest.



For inspiration read our Royal Parks Diary.

For further information on any of the above running events contact Fran on 01953 497210.  Minimum fundraising targets and terms and conditions apply.

Return to the main fundraising page for other ideas on how to help horses.