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Active Fundraising

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Not only are these events fantastic 5k timed runs held in beautiful, iconic venues but they also give family and friends the chance to spend an evening together doing something a little different but a lot of fun!

Nothing will motivate you more than fundraising for a cause you really care about, so what are you waiting for? Find out how to join our team here. Come and be a part of it.

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Big Fun Run

Big Fun Run is a series of 20 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. All you need to do is find the one closest to you!

The Big Fun Run series is strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat - just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The runs are suitable for all the family and under 5s can take part for FREE! This isn’t about Olympic level athletes charging about in record times. It’s about mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress, a fantastic fun mix. Find out how to join Team NEC UK Come and be a part of it.

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Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Stunning sea views, breathtaking coastal routes and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole home to an international marathon festival.​

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. Running the Bournemouth Marathon for NEC UK means you’ll help raise vital funds to make a difference. Click here to discover more!

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Dog Jog

Dog Jog is a series of 5k untimed events staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. All you need to do is find the one closest to you!

The Dog Jog series is a unique event aimed at all ages and abilities for you and your dog to get fit and have fun.

Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. Lead the way at your local Dog Jog and fundraise for NEC UK. Find out how to join our team here

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Kilomathon run takes place on the beautiful Edinburgh cycle path network. Runners take in the historic Royal Yacht Britannia, picturesque Victoria Park and enjoy tranquil cycle paths before a fantastic finish in front of the West Stand at Murrayfield Stadium.

There are three Kilomathon distances to choose from - the 13.1K is an excellent distance for those looking to step-up from a 10K and training for a half/marathon, or looking for a bridging gap between a 10K & a half marathon.

The 6.55K is an ideal step-up from a 5K, or as a stepping stone to the 10K distance.

The 2.62K junior race is a fun race for kids and takes place inside Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish Rugby. Click here for more information.

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The Scottish Half Marathon + 10K

The Scottish Half Marathon + 10K is the ultimate running experience combining fast, flat routes with stunning view of East Lothian's Golf Coast - come and be a part of it!

The route is seriously flat & rapid - if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse, Scotland’s oldest racecourse. Give it a go and set your challenge today! 

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The full weekend of events attracts over 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone. Discover more here.


Mens 10K

This is your time to set your next challenge and be part of something special at a Men’s 10K!

Not only are these events fantastic 10k timed runs but they also provide a proactive and challenging way to engage men in healthy physical activity and to promote health and wellbeing all year round.

Find out how to join our team here. Come and be a part of it.



Raise money for NEC UK with a Tandem Skydive, Static Line Parachute Jump or an Accelerated Free Fall Skydive.

It is now very popular for people to do something quite out of the ordinary such as jumping from a perfectly good aeroplane to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Skydiving is considered an extreme sport, not something for the faint hearted and so worthy of you asking your friends and family to sponsor you! Discover more here.


Mud Runs and Obstacle Races

X-Runner is the UK's best mud runs and obstacle races! Get muddy this summer. More amazing obstacles, more mud less running! The ultimate eXtreme muddy fun run, 5k or 10k with over seventy obstacles.

Wild Warrior is located in Derbyshire, set in a picturesque valley on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park. The area has undulating fields, wooded areas and plenty of water and mud to wade through. Find out more here.

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