Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first time competitor, it’s time to lace up your trainers and join #TeamGrandAppeal!

From family miles to 10ks, half marathons to Tough Mudders, there's a challenge for everyone - so pick your distance and terrain and get training! Whatever event you choose, you'll be a fundraising hero for patients at Bristol Children's Hospital.

Download your 2017 Events Calendar here!


Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K 

We’re delighted to announce that we are the official local charity partner for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K and Family Mile for the second year in a row!

We hope lots of people will join us for these exciting races on Sunday 7th May 2017, getting fit, having fun and raising vital funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. If you’re looking for a new challenge for 2017 the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K is perfect for first-time competitors, or if you’re an experienced runner why not try to beat your personal best?

Sign up to the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K

Last year our amazing runners raised £64,000 through the Great Run Bristol series, and this year we’d love to do even better! Join #TeamGrandAppeal today and show your support for the 100,000 young patients treated at Bristol Children’s Hospital each year.

Once you’ve signed up, don’t forget to let us know you’re on #TeamGrandAppeal by filling in and returning our running registration form! We’ll then support you all the way to the finish line with top tips and advice about your fundraising. 10k runners will also receive a special Grand Appeal running vest to wear on race day, and children will get their own Grand Appeal T-shirts for the Family Mile! Download your form here.


Simplyhealth Family Mile

We’re also excited to welcome back the Family Mile, which was a huge hit in 2016! Mums, dads and little ones aged 3 and up can walk or run this special mile together after the main race, so get your family together for a grand day out. Sign up and get sponsored for The Grand Appeal, and you’ll be helping to support other families who need or may need the vital services at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Even better, the Family Mile is Wrong Trousers themed! Children and their families are encouraged to don their wildest, wackiest and most wonderful wrong trousers and raise funds for The Grand Appeal. Runners can parade around in their pyjamas, shimmy along in sequins or have some fun in funky flares.  Mums and dads will be able to get in on the fun too!  

As well as a finisher’s medal for each participant, youngsters will receive a personalised Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day race number and there will be on-the-spot prizes for the most extravagant trousers on the day.

Sign up to the Family Mile




Got your own place?

If you've already taken the plunge and signed up for a running event, or are planning to, join #TeamGrandAppeal and support Bristol Children's Hospital! We won't ask you to raise a minimum amount, we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support sick children and their families. Just complete and return the form below to register your fundraising, so we can send you your very own #TeamGrandAppeal race vest and support you all the way to the finish line!

Not sure what event to take part in? Here are some of our supporters' favourite events to inspire you…. 


Bridgwater Bolt 10k - 17th April 2017
Caerphilly 10k - 18th June 2017 

Half Marathons

The Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon - 5th March 2017
Vitality Bath Half Marathon - 12th March 2017
Tewkesbury Half Marathon - 14th May 2017
Torbay Half Marathon - 25th June 2017
Great Bristol Half Marathon - 17th September 
Cardiff Half Marathon - 1st October 2017


Taunton Marathon - 2nd April 2017
Virgin Money London Marathon - 23rd April 2017
Bournemouth Marathon - 8th October 2017

Extra challenge

Green Man Ultra Marathon, Bristol - 4th March 2017
Tough Mudder South West - 19th & 20th August 2017
Holy Grit, Newquay - 7th October 2017