Running events

Running events

Could you take part in a sponsored running event to help horses?

Could you take part in a sponsored running event to help horses?

Our Deputy Chief Executive Tony Tyler has run several marathons previously to raise funds to support our work and has now decided to up the distance AND add mountains! Tony is tackling the Lakeland 50 at the end of July – a 50-mile ultra marathon across the Lake District in 24 hours. The Lakeland 50 is nearly double the distance of a marathon, over rough terrain and there’s approximately 3100m of ascent to deal with. If you’d like to sponsor Tony as he takes on this epic challenge to raise funds to help horses in need and also support the Stroke Association – another very deserving cause – you can do so here.

Runner stood at the bottom of a set of steps on a mountain

Could you run the London Marathon to help horses?

We are fortunate enough to have 5 Golden Bond places in the Virgin Money London Marathon each year. We hold a ballot system for these places and ask our potential runners to apply individually first before we hold our own ballot when the Virgin Money results are known. 

Go to https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/

A minimum fundraising target applies and you will receive full fundraising support and materials, including a branded running top and medal, and full entry to the race.

We would love you to run in support of us at your chosen distance too, and will be happy to support you if you have an individual place in your favourite race be it a 10k, half marathon or tough mudder! Contact fundraising@worldhorsewelfare.org for more information.

We’re delighted to have a full complement of runners, including showjumper Olli Fletcher, taking part in the London Marathon this year and wish them all the very best with their training. Keep an eye out for updates as we hope to share their progress – and links to their fundraising pages – nearer the time.

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