Last updated:3rd May 2017


Running events are a popular way to raise money for NASS

It gives people a goal to aim towards in their bid to improve their fitness and whilst raising vital sponsorship money. And it's a great way to show support for someone close to you and a cause close to the hearts of thousands.

If you have AS do check with your rheumatologist and physiotherapist before starting to run. High impact exercise can exacerbate your AS or cause flares.

If you're new to running, why not have a look at the Run247 online running community who have a wealth of great advice for beginners. Check out their starter pack here.  

Run for NASS!

Each year, we're delighted to have places at some of the leading events around the UK. If you have a place in any other event, we would love for you to fundraise for NASS - email us and we will support your journey every step of the way.

The Great North Run takes place on 10 September 2017, and is one of the UK's most popular events! We're very excited to have a limited number of charity places. Just send us an email if you are interested in taking part. Places full

If the Great North Run isn't your cup of tea, there are 13 fantastic events in the Great Run series, from the Great North Run to the Great Scottish Run and the Great Ireland Run. There is bound to be an event that catches your eye!

The most beautiful of half marathons is back on 8 October 2017. The Royal Parks Half Marathon is an extremely popular event. Join us for a fantastic day out, with a festival-feel and hundreds cheering you along the route! We have a limited number of places available each year, so do get in touch if you would like to be considered. Places full


Big Fun Run is a series of 5k family-friendly runs that take place around the UK betwen July and November. Anyone can take part, and the race is untimed, so the atmosphere is truly relaxed with an emphasis on having fun in the great outdoors! Places available


The Bournemouth Marathon Festival takes place on 7/8 October 2017 and promises to be a fun-filled event down at the sea-side. If a marathon is a little too far for you, maybe you would like to get involved in the half marathon, 10k or 5k which take place on the same weekend. Minimum findraising amount for these events is £250 and £500 for the marathon. Places available.

Below are some more key events that we don't have places for, but don't worry - you can still join and raise money for NASS by getting in touch with the organisers directly

The Virgin Money London Marathon (23 April 2017) is one of the most iconic marathons of all - and a record-breaking fundraising event! If you have secured your own place in the ballot for 2017, we'd love you to consider running for NASS!


If you're looking for a London city-centre race, but aren't quite ready for the London Marathon, try the Vitality London 10,000 (29 May 2017). The course passes many of London’s famous sights including Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. It's a unique way to see the sights of the city!

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival (27/28 May 2017) is said to be the toughest marathon there is, taking on the hills of this historical city centre. The finish area includes a radio roadshow, a range of eateries and some well deserved beer!

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon (12 March 2017), or 'Bath Half,' is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West, raising over £2 million for charity in the last year alone. 

For a full list of all marathons and half-marathons taking place across the UK, check out the Marathon Runners Diary.