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Taking on a Challenge Event is not only a fantastic way
to raise money for Macmillan, it’s a great opportunity
to take on a personal challenge, get fit, meet new people
and have fun.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned athlete, we’ve
got a challenge to suit everyone. From 5k runs to ultra marathons,
one-day events to epic overseas adventures, we’re sure you’ll find
something to suit your ability and sense of adventure.
When you join Team Macmillan we’ll be there with you every step
of the way. We’ll provide you with loads of training advice, ideas
for raising money and motivation to keep you going. And we’ll
be there to give you the loudest and proudest support on the day.
Simply take a look through our 2015 Events Calendar to find your
perfect challenge. We look forward to welcoming you to the team.
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Macmillan is a source of support,
helping with all the things that
people affected by cancer want
and need. We provide practical,
medical and emotional support through
our range of nurses, doctors and other health
professionals, cancer care centres and information
and support services.
When people need financial help to cope with the extra
costs cancer can bring, we give benefits advice and
Macmillan grants. We are also a force for change,
listening to people affected by cancer and working
together to improve cancer care in the UK.
More than one in three of us will get cancer.
For most of us it will be the toughest fight we
ever face.
And the feelings of loneliness and isolation that
so many people experience make it even harder.
Now, more than ever, we need people like you
to join our team and get involved. By taking part
in one of our fantastic challenges you can make
a huge difference to people affected by cancer.
No one should face cancer alone. And with your
support no one will.
Whether you take on a local 5k or an iconic
overseas marathon, you’ll be helping to
change lives with every step you take.
‘I’ll never forget what Macmillan did for my mother-in-law. I took
on a run to give something back. It was tough, but when people
chanted my name at the cheer points it gave me a real boost.’
10 mile – Half Marathons
5k – 10k’s
Brighton Marathon &
Paris Marathon
12 April 2015
Greater Manchester Marathon
19 April 2015
Virgin Money London Marathon
26 April 2015
Belfast City Marathon
04 May 2015
Edinburgh Marathon
31 May 2015
Berlin Marathon &
Loch Ness Marathon Festival
27 September 2015
Bournemouth Marathon
04 October 2015
Yorkshire Marathon
11 October 2015
New York Marathon
01 November 2015
Brighton Half Marathon
22 February 2015
Bath Half Marathon
01 March 2015
Paris Half Marathon
08 March 2015
Vitality North London Half
15 March 2015
Reading Half Marathon
22 March 2015
Yorkshire Half Marathon
12 April 2015
Edinburgh Half Marathon
31 May 2015
Bournemouth Half Marathon &
Cardiff Half Marathon &
Great Scottish Run - Half Marathon
04 October 2015
Royal Parks Half Marathon
11 October 2015
Great Birmingham Run
18 October 2015
Great South Run
25 October 2015
Norwich Half Marathon
22 November 2015
Great Manchester Run
10 May 2015
BUPA London 10,000
25 May 2015
Edinburgh 5k/10k
30 May 2015
Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10K
12 June 2015
Julie, Team Macmillan runner
British 10km
12 July 2015
Macmillan 10k - London
21 July 2015
Bournemouth - 5k/10k
03 October 2015
Great Scottish Run
04 October 2015
We have loads more runs to chose from,
find one near you:
For something a little different, why not take
your running off-road. We’ve got tough
obstacle courses and muddy challenges on
offer. Take your pick from the events below.
Adrenaline Rush –
a series of 5k or 10k obstacle
races powered by Macmillan
based in easy to access
urban locations.
Adrenaline Rush
Olympic Park
30 May 2015
Adrenaline Rush
Pollok Park
25 July 2015
Adrenaline Rush
Heaton Park
01 August 2015
Adrenaline Rush
15 August 2015
Tough Mudder - London West
02-03 May 2015
Tough Mudder - Midlands
30-31 May 2015
Tough Mudder - Scotland
20-21 June 2015
Tough Mudder - Yorkshire
01-02 August 2015
Tough Mudder - South West
22-23 August 2015
Tough Mudder - North West
12-13 September 2015
Tough Mudder - London South
26-27 September 2015
Spartan series –
5k, 13k or 20k obstacle courses.
Spartan London
16 May 2015
Spartan South Wales
20-21 June 2015
Spartan Manchester
04-05 July 2015
Spartan Scotland
18-19 July 2015
Spartan Cambridge
05 September 2015
Spartan South London
19-20 September 2015
Spartan Beast (London)
27 September 2015
GRIM series –
mud filled 8 mile courses.
GRIM Beast in the East
Swanley, Kent
09 May 2015
The GRIM Original
05-06 December 2015
Tough Mudder series –
hardcore 10-12 mile
obstacle courses.
We want the Team Macmillan experience to be the very best it can
be and volunteers play a key part in this. Did you know around
500 people in 2014 gave up their time to help support events and
shout and cheer as loud as possible? And we need even more for 2015!
Come rain or shine, early starts and long days, our cheerful team
are dedicated and very enthusiastic.
And here’s why some of them do it ...
‘It’s hard to put into words the feeling
I get every time I pull on my greens
to volunteer for Team Macmillan. It is
a great sense of pride knowing by me
being part of such a fantastic team
that in some small way I’m making
a difference to so many people affected
by cancer. I can honestly say I have
never met a nicer group of people
than everyone involved with Team
Macmillan. Keep up the great work!
I will continue to play my small part.’
Ian Johnson
‘I always come away with a sense
of achievement, a feeling that I made
a difference, and it always spurs me
on to think I can help more and do
more in my own life when I see what
others can overcome and achieve.
It really does put a smile on your
face and makes you appreciate
what we have in life.’
Vicky Clarke
If you would like to join in the fun on the other
side then look on our volunteering village at
for some great opportunities.
From the stunning Lake Windermere
to our very own Lido Challenge, you can
go that extra length for people affected
by cancer.
Take on the ultimate challenge and
swim, bike and run for Macmillan.
With a range of distances to choose
from there’s something for everyone.
Great North Swim
12-14 June 2015
Great East Swim
20 June 2015
Great Manchester Swim
04 July 2015
‘The cheer points were amazing,
they pick you straight up.
It gives you goose pimples.’
Great London Swim Newham
18 July 2015
Great Scottish Swim
29 August 2015
Vito, Team Macmillan duathlete
Macmillan Lido Challenge
Letchworth Outdoor Pool, Hertfordshire
5 September 2015
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire
14 June 2015
Ironman 70.3 Wimbleball
28 June 2015
London Triathlon
08-09 August 2015
‘The Macmillan Team has been
so supportive. If you’re thinking
about taking on an event like this,
I’d say just jump in.’
Macmillan Lido Challenge
Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham
Vitality World Triathlon London
30-31 May 2015
Ironman UK
19 July 2015
Macmillan Lido Challenge
Pells Pool, East Sussex
19 September 2015
Macmillan Lido Challenge
Tooting Bec Lido, London
3-4 October 2015
Ian, Team Macmillan swimmer
Ironman Wales
13 September 2015
London Duathlon
20 September 2015
Experience some of the world’s most
spectacular scenery on one of our
stunning UK or Overseas Hikes.
Whichever challenge you choose,
you’ll return with lifelong memories
and a bunch of new friends.
‘If you want to get fit, meet lots of great people
and see places that other people never get
to see then a Hiking Challenge is for you.’
Sarah, Team Macmillan trekker
Nepal Hiking Challenge
19-29 March 2015
Kilimanjaro Hiking Challenge
01-11 October 2015
Peru Hiking Challenge
02-11 May 2015
Cambodia Hiking Challenge
07-16 November 2015
Isle of Wight Challenge
(50k and 100k options)
02-03 May 2015
North Downs Hiking Challenge
(26 mile walking marathon)
01 August 2015
London 2 Brighton Challenge
(50k and 100k options)
23-24 May 2015
Lakes 8 Peaks Challenge
08 August 2015
Grand Union Canal Challenge
(25k, 50k and 100k options)
27-28 June 2015
Ben Nevis Night Challenge
11 July 2015
South Coast Hiking Challenge
(26 mile walking marathon)
11 July 2015
Trans-Pennine Hiking Challenge
(26 mile walking marathon)
18 July 2015
Henley to Oxford Hiking Challenge
(26 mile walking marathon)
25 July 2015
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
01 August 2015
Hadrian’s Wall Hiking Challenge
(26 mile walking marathon)
15 August 2015
London to Cambridge Challenge
(50k and 100k options)
29-30 August 2015
Ben Nevis Challenge
11-13 September 2015
Thames Path Challenge
(25k, 50k and 100k options)
12-13 September 2015
Gower Macmarathon
12 September 2015
From the picturesque English countryside
to the awe-inspiring temples of South-East
Asia, we’ve got plenty of cycling events
to get you on your bike.
Etape Loch Ness
26 April 2015
Tour o’ the Borders
09 August 2015
Fred Whitton Challenge
10 May 2015
Ride 24 (Newcastle to London)
22 August 2015
Dragon Ride
07 June 2015
Macmillan Cycletta Surrey
06 September 2015
Velothon Wales
14 June 2015
Etape Cymru
13 September 2015
London to Paris
01-05 July 2015
Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire
20 June 2015
Challenge Cancer - North
19 September 2015
La Marmotte
02-06 July 2015
Great Manchester Cycle
28 June 2015
Macmillan Cycletta New Forest
20 September 2015
Etape du Tour
17-20 July 2015
Macmillan Cycletta Scotland
19 July 2015
Challenge Cancer - South
26 September 2015
Geneva to Nice
22-27 September 2015
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
02 August 2015
Macmillan Cycletta Cheshire
27 September 2015
‘It’s such a great thing to do.
At the end of it you feel like
you’ve really challenged yourself
and achieved something.’
Nick, Team Macmillan cyclist
Vietnam and Cambodia
11-28 October 2015
The Challenge Team
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UQ
Email [email protected]
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