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Want to go for a run? No matter how long or short, gentle or tough, you can get involved and choose your challenge!

We’re looking for supporters who share our passion for foster care and enjoy running to join #teamTFN today, and make a difference to the lives of fostered children and young people across the UK.

How to get involved

  1. Choose the running event that’s perfect for you from our extensive list (some are also listed below).
  2. Email our fundraising team or call 0207 6208 406 with the race you would like to enter and we’ll get you signed up and ready to run.
  3. Our fundraising team will be in touch with fundraising advice and practical support.
  4. We can offer you a branded vest to run in on the day so you look the part!

Something a little different....

Color Vibe 5k

Color Vibe is a wonderful fun run where you’ll get blasted with colour at several points along the route. Get ready for the most colourful fun-filled day of your life in a city near you! For more information on this colour blast event see!

Fundraising target: £120 per individual, team or family

Dog Jog 5k

New in 2016, this fun and fluffy event is back for more! These family friendly events run in parks right across the UK so grab your pooch (or borrow someone else's!) and see to find your nearest location and enjoy the outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend.

What’s more, when you cross the finish line you’ll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal!

Fundraising target: £120 per individual, team or family

Supernova 5k

Take a beautiful and iconic venue, wait until dusk, get the family together (and we mean everyone – family, friends, colleagues, kids!), dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything that glows or flashes and off you go on your 5k run!

Visit to find out more infomation about this unique event and get glowing!

Fundraising target: £120 per individual, team or family

Running with a tough twist!

Spartan Race

Spartan Race is not your average race! You will be running up to 5 miles, climbing and crawling across some of the most gorgeous terrain the UK has to offer. You’ll also be splashing through mud and tackling as many as 23 challenging and unique obstacles. Spartan Race is an invigorating and thrilling challenge either as an individual challenge or as part of a team!  There is also a family friendly version 'Spartan Beast Junior' for any younger spartan's who want to take part!

For more information on this tough challenge and to find your nearest Spartan Race see here:

Fundraising target: £250 per individual, team or family

Bear Grylls

This phemoninally popular obstacle race is back for more! Make your way through the 5k course with 20+ obstacles and 2+ Bear Grylls Survival Challenges – taking you to new environments and survival situations in themed Survival Zones.  

Whether you are running as an individual, with a team, or entering your children in the 'Kids Race' the 5k Survival Race will leave you tired, but with a big sense of accomplishment that is well deserved. Got what it takes? Then find out more here:

Fundraising target: £250 per individual, team or family


There's a reason for the capitals in the title! Choose your route from 5, 10 or 20km and enjoy natural and man made obstacles with the finest mud around! Highly recommnded to enter with a team for this race so grab your friends, colleagues or adult family members and head over to ROCKSOLIDRACE.COM  to find out more and create a new challenge for everyone...

Fundraising target: £250 per individual, team or family

Run, run, run...

For those wanting to take on a fantastic running challenge, we’ve got guaranteed places in half and full marathons and 10k runs from Manchester to Amsterdam! These events take place throughout the year and if you think you'd like to take part- choose one and click on it to find out when, where and how!

Minimum fundraising targets: £100 for 5k or 10k, £250 for a half marathon and £500 for a full marathon - we know you can do it!

We have an exciting list of running events that you can chose from

If you have a particular race that you would like to run that isn't listed on here or the third party website, please contact our fundraising team

Ben Nevis summit
Ben Nevis Summit
  • Ben Nevis summit
  • Get your running shoes on
  • On your marks, get set- Go!
  • Snowdon summit
  • Completing the Mid Sussex Marathon Event
  • Tough Mudder
  • Tough Mudder