Running events are a popular way to raise money for NASS

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If you have AS do check with your rheumatologist and physiotherapist before starting to run. High impact exercise can exacerbate your AS or cause flares.

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Run for NASS!

Each year, we’re delighted to have places at some of the leading events around the UK. If you have a place in any other event, we would love for you to fundraise for NASS – email us and we will support your journey every step of the way.

The Great North Run takes place on 10 September 2017, and is one of the UK’s most popular events! Places are now full for this year, but we’ll have more for 2018, so do email us if you are interested in taking part. Places full. If the Great North Run isn’t your cup of tea, there are 13 fantastic events in the Great Run series, from the Great North Run to the Great Scottish Run and the Great Ireland Run. There is bound to be an event that catches your eye!

The most beautiful of half marathons is back on 8 October 2017. The Royal Parks Half Marathon is an extremely popular event. Join us for a fantastic day out, with a festival-feel and hundreds cheering you along the route! Places are full for 2017 but if you’d like to run in 2018, get in touchPlaces full

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k family-friendly runs that take place around the UK betwen July and November. Anyone can take part, and the race is untimed, so the atmosphere is truly relaxed with an emphasis on having fun in the great outdoors! Places available

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival takes place on 7/8 October 2017 and promises to be a fun-filled event down at the sea-side. If a marathon is a little too far for you, maybe you would like to get involved in the half marathon, 10k or 5k which take place on the same weekend. Minimum findraising amount for these events is £250 and £500 for the marathon. Places available.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival (26/27 May 2018) is said to be the toughest marathon there is, taking on the hills of this historical city centre. The finish area includes a radio roadshow, a range of eateries and some well deserved beer! Places available

NASS is excited to partner with the Mablethorpe Marathon 2017! Taking place on 1 October, we’re delighted to offer charity places to anyone who fundraises for NASS and commits to raising a minimum of £150. We’ll help provide everything you need to make this target very achievable! Email us or call Amardeep on 020 8741 1515 for more details.

Below are some more key events that we don’t have places for, but don’t worry – you can still join and raise money for NASS by getting in touch with the organisers directly

The Virgin Money London Marathon (22 April 2018) is one of the most iconic marathons of all – and a record-breaking fundraising event! If you’re thinkng of running in 2018, we’d love you to consider running for NASS!

The Big Half is a new event and will be held for the first time on 4 March 2018. Created by the organisers of the London Marathon, The Big Half is a one day festival centred around the half marathon distance, with an anticipated 20,000 people taking part.

If you’re looking for a London city-centre race, but aren’t quite ready for the London Marathon or a half-marathon, try the Vitality London 10,000 (May 2018). The course passes many of London’s famous sights including Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. It’s a unique way to see the sights of the city!

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon (4 March 2018), or ‘Bath Half,’ is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West, raising over £2 million for charity in the last year alone.

For a full list of all marathons and half-marathons taking place across the UK, check out the Marathon Runners Diary.


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