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.

London Marathon

3rd October 2021, 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.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

10th October 2021, Hyde Park London

Join our team in London’s most picturesque half marathon and help to end poverty and homelessness for Big Issue vendors.

Big Issue Sleep Out

Want to sign up a corporate team?

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

100 Miles for The Big Issue

1st July 2021 – 31st July 2021

Join a supportive community taking on 100 miles throughout the month of July. You can complete your miles however you like – running, walking, or a bit of both! The important thing is to get out and get moving to raise money that will support Big Issue vendors to build better futures for themselves.

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.

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.

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