Supported Charities

Total raised and paid out to charities so far: £4,906.43!!

February 2020

Two Hearts, One Love 14K

Love Hope Strength Foundation as a charity promotes innovative, music related, outreach and awareness programmes for leukemia and cancer sufferers, survivors and their families.

January 2020

Diabetes UK – The 20.20 Challenge

Whether you’re looking for diabetes information, or just someone to talk to – we are here to help you. Our incredible supporters help us to provide our helpline, local support groups, Type 1 events, advocacy service, online learning zone, and even insurance – to name just a few.

December 2019

The Forest Foodbank – Dreaming Of A White Christmas 25 Miles

We provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

November 2019

Help For Heroes – We Will Remember Them 11 Miles

We provide lifelong support to Service Personnel and Military Veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

October 2019

NSPCC – PB Jeebies 20K

Every day of the year, 24 hours a day, our counsellors are listening and giving children and young people the support they need. On the phone, online, anytime. It’s the only service of its kind in the UK.

September 2019

Fairtrade Foundation – Will Run For Chocolate 17.2km

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

August 2019

Marine Conservation Society – Ride The Waves 35 Challenge

The MCS are working to ensure sustainable use of the seas by minimising harm when we harvest resources, for example through fishing. MCS are also working to prevent and clean up marine litter and pollution, and minimise damage from development and climate change.

July 2019

Dementia UK – The Running Bible Virtual Marathon

Dementia UK provide specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service. They also runs a national helpline and email service for families and professional carers, people with dementia and those worried about their memory.

June 2019

Great Oaks Dean Forest Hospice – Forestry England Couch 2 10K

We offer a range of services for adults with a life limiting illness. Families and carers are included in our support and care. All our care is free of charge and provided by experienced staff and aided by trained volunteers. We need £600,000 each year to fund our services, the NHS contributes a small percentage and the rest is generated through our shops, fundraising events, grants, donations and legacies.

June 2019

Tusk – Running Wild 10K

Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa. We also build long lasting relationships with our donors and seek to invest in long-term solutions because sustainable conservation needs sustained funding.

May 2019

Mind – Written in The Stars 20 Miles

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

April 2019

Save The Children – Equilibrium 30K Dual Sports Challenge

We work alongside children, supporters and partners, including trusts, institutions, companies and celebrities, to build a better world – because together we can do so much more than acting alone.

March 2019

Woodland Trust – Tree of Life 50K

We protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people. Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.

February 2019

Enhance The UK – Unlock Your Passion 14 Miles

Enhance The UK is a charity run by disabled people. We want to change the way people view disability and for disabled people to be active and equal members of society. We do this by supporting businesses to be more inclusive by providing disability awareness training, as well as offering a number of other services and resources.

January 2019

Headway – The Running Bible Half Marathon

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services. The charity also lobbies for better support and resources to be made available to people affected by brain injury and works to raise awareness of brain injury and the devastating effects it can have.

January 2019

Shelter – Light Up The World 20.19K

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

December 2018

Forest Foodbank – 12 Miles of Christmas

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

November 2018

SSAFA – Lest We Forget 10K

SSAFA exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

October 2018

The Running Charity – Record Breaker

We believe that running builds resilience, confidence and self-esteem and use this to improve the lives of 16-25 year-olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We know that running builds the fitness and goal-setting mentality that are key tools to help these young people to build healthy, sustainable futures. And develop and deliver personalised programmes to support some of the most vulnerable young people in London and Manchester.

September 2018

WWF – Autumn Constellation Half Marathon

WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Our mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.

August 2018

Winstons Wish – Summer Smash 5K

Winstons Wish support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.

July 2018

UK Deaf Sport – 50K’s of Summer

The UK Deaf Sport is a federation of many deaf sports organisations built around a UK wide organisation, united by a commitment to support the cause of deaf people through sport.

June 2018

Midlands Air Ambulance – Summer Beat 10k

The charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK. The charity also provides secondary cover to the surrounding areas, such as Warwickshire and mid Wales.

May 2018

uCancer Research UK – Runners High 10k

The charity fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public.

April 2018

Bone Cancer Research Trust – Chocolathon 26.2 Miles

A charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer and are uniquely placed to make a difference through research. Their ambition is for a future where primary bone cancer is cured.

March 2018

Warrington and Halton Hospital Charity – Gods Of Spring 100k

The charity raises funds to provide additional comforts, care or experiences for the direct benefit of patients and their families beyond that which the NHS provides.

March 2018


Get Kids Going – Time To Run 10k

A charity supporting British disability sport.

February 2018

BHF – Start Your Heart 10k

The charity’s mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease and their vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from disease.

January 2018

HHHO – Resolution Run 20.18k
The charity is unique in its efforts to not only help find a cure for Brain Cancer but also in helping children and their families who are affected by any Cancer, and the people who support them.

December 2017

Stechford Food Bank – Christmas Break 10k

Helping local people in crisis.

November 2017

Various (You choose) – Run For Peace

This event was a you choose your charity, we donated to Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Now, RSPCA, Alzheimer’s charity, Animal Aid, Barnado’s, Birmingham Childrens Hospital, CALM,Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, MND ,OXFAM, Prince of Wales Hospice, Retreat Animal Rescue, Royal British Legion, Brighter Futures, Target Ovarian Cancer, Teckles Animal Sanctuaries.

October 2017

Sue Ryder Hospice – Trick or Treat 5k

Help provide incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care we provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things they take care of too. They do whatever they can to be a safety net for their patients and their loved ones.

September 2017

Cherished – Autumn Routes 75k

The charities aim is for girls to grow in confidence, self-esteem and character, providing a foundation to make positive lifestyle choices and fulfil their true potential.

August 2017

Samuel’s Charity – Summer Snap 10k

Help provide children in hospital with respite at a time when they really need it.

July 2017

Kicks Count – Navig8 Miles

The charity aims to empower mums to be with knowledge and confidence throughout their pregnancy.

June 2017

Josie’s Dragonfly Trust – Hit The Target 50k

Supporting young cancer patients with very limited time helping families and young couples create precious and lasting memories together..

Y.E.S (Young Epilepsy Staffordshire) – Capture Your Dreams 5 Miles

Supporting a better future for young lives with epilepsy and associated conditions.

May 2017

Born Free Foundation – Beyond The Bars 10k

Seeking a better, more compassionate future for animals in captivity.

April 2017

Dreams Come True – Easter Hunt 5k

Bringing joy to children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions.

March 2017

The Sandcastle Trust – Spring Forward 10k

A newly formed, UK charity that aims to enhance the family life of those affected by Rare Genetic Conditions.

February 2017

West End Impact – Burning Love 5 Miles

A charity managed by Morecambe Community Church and other Christians in Morecambe. The aim of the charity is to help people bring hope and change lives by reacting to crisis and rebuilding lives.

January 2017

The Veterans Charity – Winter Warm Up 10k

The charity was founded in March 2008 to support UK Veterans of all generations. They provide fast, direct support to Veterans facing hardship and distress. They supply essential items including food shopping, clothing, household goods like kitchenware and appliances as well as furniture and even mobile phones to aid vital communication.

December 2016

The Food Bank – Pudding Plod 5k

The Forest Food Bank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. Virtual Running Events have teamed up with this wonderful local charity to ensure that people don’t go hungry over this festive period.

November 2016

The Royal British Legion – Remembrance Sunday 5k

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families. Virtual Running Events were delighted to work alongside our local Herefordshire branch to raise money in support of The Royal British Legion.