Big Issue Foundation Events and Challenges

Our astonishing supporters run marathons, rock their way through benefit gigs, trek through jungles and zoom down zip wires to raise money for Big Issue vendors. Join them and help vulnerable people get the best care and support they need to move forward.

People running the Bath Half Marathon. Big Issue Foundation Events and Challenges.

Bath Half Marathon

13th March 2022, Bath

This popular half marathon boasts a flat and scenic route straddling both sides of the River Avon threading through the heart of the stunning World Heritage city.

The London Walk

19th March 2022, London

We are excited to reveal to you that we have joined forces with the London Homeless Collective to bring you The London Walk! The routes will journey through the West End and Westminster. Both the 10k and Marathon routes will finish in Trafalgar Square. We’ll be there waiting for you with a hot cuppa and a big pat on the back!

Two people celebrate finishing London Marathon. Big Issue Foundation Events and Challenges.

London Marathon 2022

22nd April 2022, London

The world’s first 100,000-person marathon, with 50,000 participants in a virtual event around the globe joining 50,000 on the traditional course from Blackheath to The Mall. You have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to cover the 26.2 miles.

Looking for something more local?

Find an event near you. We’re delighted to partner with RunForCharity to access over 600 local events. From 5km and fun runs to obstacle races and adrenaline events – there’s something for everyone!


RideLondon 2022

19th May 2022, London

Get a charity place for RideLondon with The Big Issue Foundation in May 2022 to take on the 100 mile cycling challenge as part of the world’s greatest festival of cycling! This is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex.

Person holds up medal has completed Royal Parks Half Marathon. Big Issue Foundation Events and Challenges.

Royal Parks 2022

9th October 2022, London

This stunning central London Half Marathon winds through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as taking in some of the capitals iconic, historic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall.

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Want to sign up a corporate team?

We offer discounted packages to corporate teams signing up, get in touch on 0207 526 3454 or events@bigissue.com today to discuss the options.


Couch to 5k

All year, anywhere

Join us in the Couch to 5km challenge. the Couch To 5K Challenge will help you gradually work up to running 5K over 9 weeks.  Developed by the NHS, the plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.

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