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.

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. 

 

Event: London 10k
Date: 
Cancelled for 2020. Accepting applications for the July 2021 Run. 
Location: London
Sponsorship: As much as you can!

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.

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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!

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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 places for the following, so to claim your place by simply email the team at fundraising@msatrust.org.uk

  • Bournemouth Half – Sat/Sun 9/10th Oct
  • Manchester Half – cancelled for 2020
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half – Sun 1st Nov

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

Event:Great North Run
Date:
Cancelled for 2020. Sign up below for the 2021 run on 12th September. 
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.

If you would like to take part in the 2021 Great North Run, please apply using the form below:

Sign up here!

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Event: Oxford Half Marathon
Date:
Sun 10th 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!

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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!

 

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 fundraising@msatrust.org.uk when you choose to use the place to fundraise for MSA Trust.

We are now accepting charity place applications for the 2021 London Marathon. 

To apply :

2021 LONDON MARATHON CHARITY PLACE APPLICATION FORM

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.

The virtual 40th Race on Sunday Oct 4th 2020

This is a great opportunity for runners to complete the 26.2 Miles locally or wherever they are, and still receive the London Marathon 40th Race finisher’s medal. At the moment this is only open to runners with a place in the 2020 edition. If you wish to be considered for this virtual run please email fundraising@msatrust.org.uk

For more information please visit the Marathon’s official website here.

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

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Even if an event is not listed on our website, you can still take part in one of many UK events and raise money for us.

Here are some running events you may be interested in

  • Colour Run
  • Wolf Run
  • Tough Mudder
  • Ultra Marathon

Secure your place

Register to take part in any event directly with the event organisers.

Join the MSA Trust Team

Once you have secured your place in an event, register the name and date of event to join Team MSA Trust.

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Event: Edinburgh Marathon
Date:
30th May 2021 (postponed date)
Location: Edinburgh
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!

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Event: Paris Marathon
Date:
  Sun 11th April 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

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Event: Manchester Marathon
Date:
Sunday 11th April 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

 

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We regret to announce the MSA Trust will be suspending all of our Support Groups and our memorial event due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Covid-19. For our full statement, please click here. Our other services and support will continue to be unaffected and available to everybody affected by MSA. For any questions please contact us at support@msatrust.org.uk.

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