Get fit and raise money!


Here at The Brain Charity, we believe that having a healthy lifestyle is a happy lifestyle.
There are loads of ways to stay active and raise money, from marathons, sponsored walks and climbs, bike rides to swimming the channel!

We currently have an exciting opportunity to:

Run in the inaugural Big Half 2018!

Run a section of the iconic London Marathon route in this new half marathon event taking place in March 2018.

The Big Half logoRunners will take part on fully closed roads, starting at Tower Bridge, taking in the sights of East London, before finishing in Greenwich.

This is a brand new event from the organisers of the London Marathon and we have two places up for grabs!

If you’re keen to run and raise money for The Brain Charity fill in the form below.

If you’re one of our chosen runners, you agree to pay a £50 registration fee and raise a minimum of £250.

Closing date for applications is 5th December 2017 and we'll let successful applicants know by 8th December 2017.

For more details of the event, visit The Big Half website

See what other events we’re hosting that you can get stuck into here, or get in touch if you’ve got an idea for your own.

Email our fundraising team, or call 0151 298 2999 for our fab fundraising pack.

The Big Half Application Form

Your Name:*
Phone Number:*

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Date of Birth:
I confirm that I will be 18 or over at the time of the event*
Why do you want to run for The Brain Charity?
Please tell us about your running experience:
How do you plan to raise the minimum sponsorship pledge of £250?
Name of employer:
Does your employer run a matched giving scheme?
How did you hear about this opportunity?
Keeping in touch - I am happy for The Brain Charity to contact me by:

Don’t worry we will not pass on your details to anyone outside of The Brain Charity.

You can always change the way you wish to hear from us at anytime by emailing us or by calling 0151 298 2999.

Terms and Conditions

1. You understand that the minimum sponsorship you need to raise is £250 and that you are personally liable for any shortfall in fundraising.

2. If you are our chosen runner, you agree to pay a non-refundable £50 registration fee to The Brain Charity, inclusive of VAT. This amount does not contribute towards your £250 sponsorship pledge. If, for any reason, you have to cancel your place or injure yourself, you will not receive a refund for monies raised and your registration fee of £50.

3. You understand that you may be contacted by a member of The Brain Charity team with a view to sharing your story at a later date.

4. You give permission for any photos taken of you at this event to be used to help with future promotion of The Brain Charity.

5. You are not aware of having any medical conditions which would prevent me from taking part in sporting activities.

6 .If I am unable to participate in The Big Half 2018 for any reason all monies donated in support of The Brain Charity must be forwarded to The Brain Charity or returned to  the individual donors. Monies already received by The Brain Charity cannot be refunded.

7. If allocated a charity place for The Brain Charity, you must agree to fundraise solely for The Brain Charity. One condition of acceptance of the place is that you must do your fundraising through a Virgin Money Giving page. 

8. By accepting the place, you agree to adhere to The Big Half 2018 own event terms and conditions.

I have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions for this event*

Event: The Big Half

Location: London

Date: Sunday 4th March 2018

Minimum Age: 18 years

Registration fee for successful applicants: £50

Minimum Expected Sponsorship: £250