Run For Charity

At Home-Start Wessex, we are very lucky to have some incredible people decide to take on a challenge and fundraise for us. Whether that’s running, bungee jumping or something completely different. Run For Charity provides a database of hundreds of events across the UK, from fun runs for beginners to marathons and triathlons. Looking for inspiration with an easy set-up process and exposure to your cause from our end? Look no further. We’ll be your biggest cheerleaders too to help you fundraise by covering your training and fundraising journey across our website and social media.


Please visit our Run For Charity page if you want to browse all events or scroll to see our favourites.

If you manage to raise more than £250 in total, we’ll refund your registration fees as a thank you!

Please contact us for a Home-Start Wessex running vest.

South Events

Browse and sign up for events in South England.

South-East Events

Browse and sign up for events in South-East England.

Southampton Running Festival 10K, 16th June 2024

Join us for the first Southampton Running Festival beginning and ending in the picturesque Southampton Common. It’s the perfect route for a PB featuring woodland, grassland, ponds, wetlands, lakes and parkland in the well used green open space in the centre of the city.

Southampton Common is a designated “Site of Special Scientific Interest” and an excellent venue for running, walking and watching wildlife.

Southampton Inflatable 5K, 20th July 2024

Get ready to bounce your way through The World’s BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

This event is taking place at Southampton (Hampshire) on Sat 20th, July 2024, and it’s going to be BIGGER, BOUNCIER, and BETTER than ever before!

The excitement has been pumped up to the MAX, you’ll be jumping, sliding, and bouncing your way to the finish line like never before.

So grab your friends, lace up your trainers, and get ready for the ultimate inflatable adventure!

Bournemouth Supersonic 5K, 12th Oct 2024

The Supersonic 5k race is part of the fantastic Bournemouth Marathon Festival and they invite you to experience running as it should be with stunning sea view, breathtaking coastal paths and the very very best of Bournemouth on show. 

Bournemouth Half Marathon, 13th Oct 2024

Breathtaking views of the sea, cool coastal routes and the highlights of Poole and Bournemouth will be on show at this fantastic Half Marathon and Festival event.

The kind folk of the south coast will be proud to welcome you to their beautiful part of the country. The festival atmosphere is electric and running for charity at this event is truly special.

Bournemouth Supersonic 10K, 13th Oct 2024

Running in the supersonic 10k will provide you with a glimpse of running the way it should be, along coastlines with the backdrop of the stunning sea.

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival hosts the supersonic 10k and also brings many other distances together in one unique festival of running. The festival is electric and makes for a great weekend out. Running in any event in the Bournemouth Marathon for charity is such a great experience as there’s a team of people cheering you on you every step of the way.

Great South Run, 20th Oct 2024

The AJ Bell Great South Run is probably the world’s favourite 10-miler, with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed. Portsmouth’s supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way round, with blaring music, cheers, high fives, fist bumps all part of the incredible AJ Bell Great South Run experience. Plus, there’s a medal, exclusive finisher t-shirt and bragging rights at the finish line. There’s a reason 99% of runners say they’d recommend it to a friend – lots of reasons, in fact.

Enter Direct

You’ll also find us as an option for your chosen charity in the following places with thanks to our partnership with JustRunning, where you’ll be able to enter directly through their websites (linked below). Please contact us to arrange payment of your registration fee. If you cannot find us but would like to take part in a specific event to raise money on our behalf, simply sign up for event independently, set up your JustGiving page and let us know so we can share on our social media!