MSA Trust

Running Events

Register and secure your spot for running to support someone with MSA, or in loving memory of a loved one.

Use the tabs above to navigate to your chosen distance. Choose one that suits your ability, the route you want to take and your desired start location. Check the “Why choose” section of each run to help you make a decision. Please note that some runs require a minimum sponsorship.

To see our full running selection, check our 2021 events calendar below.

Note that several running events are postponed or cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the relevant event websites for up-to-date information. 





Fantastic way to get into mass participation running events – 10K Runs!

Sponsorship: Raise £150 and run with an MSA Trust charity place. We have places for the below, as well as our featured 10K Runs (scroll down) To claim your place email the team at

  • Wales 10k – 27th June 2021
  • Leeds 10k – 4th July 2021
  • York 10k – 1st Aug 2021
  • Bournemouth 10k – 10th Oct 2021

Event: London 10k
25th July 2021
Location: London

Why choose the London 10K?

The iconic British or London 10K, presented by ASICS, returns to the streets of Westminster every year in July.  It is the ultimate tour of Central London, where runners pass by iconic landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Embankment, Big Ben and more, on closed roads. This headline running event will include a British Street Party with a twist! In addition to a flat, fast 10K past London’s famed sites, there will be music at every kilometre encouraging runners to pound the streets to the beat.


Event: Edinburgh 10k

Date : Has been postponed to 29th May 2021

Location: Edinburgh
Distance: 10 km
Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship of £150.

Why choose the Edinburgh 10k?

As part of the fast growing Edinburgh Marathon Festival, this is an inner city 10k that takes in the spectacular sights of Holyrood Park, including the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, Arthurs Seat, and the deep blue beauty of Duddingston Loch.
The only inner city 10k to take place entirely within a single park, the running surface is perfect, the sights are incredible and the crowds enthusiastic. Sign up by visiting the form below and we’ll see you in Scotland!

Event: Brighton 10k
Sunday 12th September 2021
Location: Brighton

Why choose the Brighton 10k?

The super-fast BM10k is a great course for all types of runners to take part in, from beginners looking for a challenge as well as experts searching for a quick paced event. Race will start in Preston Park, through one of UK’s well-known city centre and finishing at the same location as the marathon, on Madeira Drive.

Get in touch with our fundraising team to take part: 

Running Events

Download file ()

Half Marathons are a fantastic distance both to raise vital funds for MSA Trust, as well as training for a full Marathon!

We have MSA Trust 2021 places for the following, so claim your place by simply emailing the team at

  • Palace Half Marathon – Sun 21st March
  • Chester Half Marathon – Sun 16th May
  • Hull Half Marathon – Sun 6th June
  • Wales Half Marathon – Sun 27th June
  • Scottish Half Marathon – Sun 19th Sept
  • Bournemouth half marathon – Sun 10th Oct

Scroll down to see the Trust’s featured Half Marathons and apply using the relevant form.

Event:Great North Run
12th September 2021
Location: Newcastle
Sponsorship: £450 with an MSA Trust charity place. If you have your own place, just raise as much as you can!

Why choose the Great North Run?

Because it’s considered one of the world’s best half marathons! The course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields.

To be considered for the 2021 Great North Run event please register HERE.


Event: Oxford Half Marathon
Sun 17th Oct 2021
Location: Oxford
Sponsorship: £45 entry fee and just raise as much as you can!

Why choose the Oxford Half?

Because it’s one of the most beautiful and flattest half marathons in the world! The course will take you past Oxfords beautiful historic university and canals and will be one of your best opportunities for a personal best!

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Oxford Half Marathon. Please apply using the form below:

Sign up here!


Event: Royal Parks Half Marathon
Date: 11th April 2021 

Location: London
Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship of £350.

Why choose the Royal Parks?

This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Sign up here!

Applications for our London Marathon 2021 charity places are now closed but if you have been lucky enough to get a ballot place please join Team MSAT and fundraise for MSA Trust.

Event: Virgin Money London Marathon

Date: Sun 3rd Oct 2021
Location: London
Sponsorship: £1,950 with an MSA Trust place. If you have your own place, just raise as much as you can! Please email when you choose to use the place to fundraise for MSA Trust.

To apply :

We have filled all our places for the 2021 London Marathon. 

MSA Trust Charity Places for London Marathon 

The London Marathon is the most popular event in the MSA Trust’s Fundraising Calendar. Every year we have more applications than charity places, and we have to select applicants who can demonstrate an ability to maximise fundraising from the Marathon and a strong connection to MSA and the Trust . Hence please be mindful of this when filling out the form and the fact that your application does not guarantee a charity place. Decisions will be taken in Jan 2021 and successful charity place applicants contacted after the public ballot results come out.

 Public/General Ballot

We ask all charity place hopeful runners  to also enter the public or general ballot so that if they are fortunate to get a place this way, we are able to offer their charity place to another runner. The ballot will open on Sunday 4 October and close at 17:00 on Friday 9 October 2020. Please visit HERE to apply.

Why choose the London Marathon?

From the Cutty Sark at Greenwich through Tower Bridge,  London Eye, Big Ben and finally finishing at the Mall, this is the most scenic 26.29 miles you will get to run! Join the MSA Trust team in improving awareness of MSA and help to raise £30,000 to support people affected by multiple system atrophy.We will be pulling out all the stops to support you throughout your Marathon journey – providing you MSAT running gear, sponsorship forms, advice on what to expect on the day, fundraising support and of course cheering you on during the race and waiting at the end with a goody bag

Running Events

Download file ()

Running Events

Download file ()

Fantastic opportunity to visit a place you have always wanted to go, whilst taking part in a fundraising run for MSA Trust.

Just email and we can guarantee you a place, or fill out the relevant form and we will be in touch.

International Half Marathons 2021

  • Barcelona Half Marathon – Sun 17th Oct
  • Amsterdam Half Marathon – Sun 17th Oct

Event: Paris Marathon
  Sun 17th Oct 2021
Location: Paris
Sponsorship: £400 minimum

Why choose the Paris Marathon?

The marathon combines personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world’s great cities. The athletes will pound the pavements of the French capital’s most famous avenues and plazas, from the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, where they take the start, towards the Place de la Concorde. From the Rue de Rivoli they’ll then sweep through the Place de la Bastille. After a glimpse of green

We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Paris Marathon. Please apply using the form below:

Sign up here

Event: Barcelona Marathon
Date:  Sun 7th Nov 2021
Location: Barcelona
Sponsorship: £300 minimum

Why choose the Barcelona Marathon?

The Zurich Marató Barcelona, is one of the most attractive courses in Europe for it’s flat and fast circuit. Runners will get the opportunity to run past amazing landmarks including Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló in agreeable weather and emblematic buildings of the city.

Event: Amsterdam Marathon
Date:  Sun 17th Oct 2021
Location: Amsterdam

Sponsorship: £300 minimum

Why choose the Amsterdam Marathon?

Each year the Amsterdam Marathon hosts participants from over 100 nationalities all running the same course, starting and finishing in the Olympic Stadium. Passing through the Rijksmuseum, then stretch along the Amstel River, and run through the Vondelpark.

Contact our fundraising team to take part in this event:

Running Events

Download file ()

Event: Brighton Marathon

Date: Sunday 12th Sept 2021

Distance:26.2 miles

Sponsorship: £750

Th UK’s second biggest and most exciting Marathon with over 12,000 participants running in the hearts of Brighton. Course starting from Preston Park, then along the most glorious sea front view, winding it’s way the city center and then finishes at the iconic Madeira Drive.

Fill the form below, to take part in Europe’s eighth largest course.

Sign up here


Event: Edinburgh Marathon
29th May 2022
Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship of £300

Why choose the Edinburgh Marathon?

Fast & flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a PB. The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London.

Please apply using the form below:

Sign up here!


Event: Manchester Marathon
Sunday 10th Oct 2021
Location: Manchester
Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship is £200

Why choose the Manchester Marathon?

Manchester Marathon’s organisers pride themselves on welcoming everyone to take on their 26.2 mile challenge, from some of the world’s greatest 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.

Please apply using the form below:

Sign up here

Local runs are ideal if you don’t wish to travel long distances to take part in a mass-participation event. A small local run in your community is the best way to get back into running with spectators cheering you on!

Two options to sign up for these runs :

Pay the registration or entry fee and raise as much as you can for MSAT

Choose ‘Charity Pays’ when registering and raise the minimum sponsorship to take part. Minimum Sponsorships – 10K = £150  Half marathon = £200  Marathon = £300

Choose your region to find your local run and register today!

East of England   |    Midlands   |   North East   |     North West   |    South of England  |    South West  |  South East

Runs in London    | Runs in Ireland     | Runs in Wales     | Runs in Yorkshire   |   Runs in Scotland

Check out our 2021 Events calendar here

Check out our 2021 Events calendar here

Download file (1.09 MB)
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Running Events
Multiple System Atrophy Trust