Running for OCD-UK

Running Events

Join the OCD-UK running team in events throughout the UK.

We have fundraising runs of all distances, and no matter which event you do, or what running experience you have, we have guaranteed places on offer and will be there for you every step of the way. 

If you obtain your own place in these or another running event and can fundraise £50 or more, we would be delighted to send you an OCD-UK running shirt.

Charlotte after running the 2010 Virgin London Marathon for OCD-UK

Our team of fantastic OCD-UK fundraiser's raised an amazing amount running for OCD-UK last year and throughout this year, and we are already busy signing people up for 2017 running events. Scroll below for updated information about guaranteed running places available.

Great Women's 10k Run - Glasgow

Date: Sunday 4th June 2017
Location: Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
Minimum Sponsorship: £125
Note: We currently have three guaranteed places available.

This is the only Women Only event in the Great Run series, taking place in the fabulous, culturally rich city of Glasgow, bringing together incredible women from all walks of life to achieve amazing things for lots of amazing charities, including OCD-UK. The new 10k course was a highlight in 2016 and those taking part will enjoy running through the heart of the west end and along the quayside. Passing iconic landmarks such as the The Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow University, The Science Centre & The Hydro will make for a scenic route, not to mention all the bands, pipers and dancers on course to keep you entertained.


British 10k

Date: Sunday 9th July 2017 (date TBC)
Location: London
Minimum Sponsorship: £150
Note: We currently have five guaranteed places available.

This iconic race starts at Hyde Park Corner and finishes at Whitehall near Downing Street. Always a popular Summertime festival of running, join 25,000 other runners around the streets of London past some of London's famous landmarks.


Great North Run

Date: September 2018
Location: Gateshead and Newcastle
Minimum Sponsorship: £350
Note: We have allocated our places for 2017, but please contact us should be keen to go on our reserve list.

The Great North Run is the world's biggest and most iconic half marathon with over 56,000 runners pounding the streets of the North East, it’s a definite must for runners of all types and will be featured live on the BBC.


Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 8th October 2017
Location: London
Minimum Sponsorship: £325
Note: We currently have three guaranteed places available.

A spectacular and challenging run through four London Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Foundation launched central London’s first ever half marathon in 2008 – starting and ending in Hyde Park and taking in many London landmarks.

Jenny running the 2010 London Marathon for OCD-UK

Virgin London Marathon

Date: April 2018
NO guaranteed places available.

Sadly we do not have places available for 2015-2018 at this time. If you are successful enough to receive a public ballot place during these years and would like to run for OCD-UK please do get in touch, we would love to offer you an OCD-UK running shirt to help you represent OCD-UK and raise awareness during your marathon run.



Over 400 people have taken place in running events for OCD-UK between 2010 and 2016, from 5k runs to full marathons, from Scotland to Cornwall and even overseas in Europe and Singapore. We really appreciate the commitment of our fantastic fundraiser's and supporters and your amazing efforts also allow us to raise considerable awareness at the same time.

For 2017 OCD-UK have places in selected running events listed above, but you can also sign up for your own place in any local and international events through the race organiser. If you then participate and fundraise for OCD-UK and agree to raise £50 we will send you an OCD-UK running shirt, if you can raise over £100 we will even refund your race entry fee and support you with training and fundraising materials.

We'd love to have you join our team! No experience necessary!!!

Feel free to contact us should you be interested in participating in any of these events, or just want a little more information about running for OCD-UK.


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