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. 

Sponsorship: All 10k runs requires a minimum of £150

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

Event: London 10k
Date: 
Cancelled for 2020. Accepting applications for the July 2021 Run. 
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.

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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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Event: Brighton 10k
Date: 
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: fundraising@msatrust.org.uk 

 

 

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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 2021 places for the following, so to claim your place by simply email the team at fundraising@msatrust.org.uk

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

Just email fundraising@msatrust.org.uk 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
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

 

 

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: fundraising@msatrust.org.uk

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Event: Brighton Marathon

Date: Sunday 18th April 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

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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: Manchester Marathon
Date:
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

 

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