Whether you’re a first time competitor or a seasoned runner, it’s time to lace up your trainers and join #TeamGrandAppeal.  There’s a challenge to suit everyone, from 10ks and half marathons to obstacles courses and mud runs, so pick your distance and terrain and start your training today. 

Not sure which event to take part in? We’ve listed our favourites below and have lots of fundraising tips and advice to get you all the way to the finish line.  So once you decided which race is for you, register with the events team by calling 0117 927 3888 or emailing and will send you a free running top to wear on race day.

South West Tough Mudder- Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017

Rally you friends, family or colleagues and sign up to take part in one of the biggest and baddest mud events in the calendar. Working together you will cover acres of undulating historic parkland in Badminton Estate, through muddy fields and weave through dense woodland, providing a unique challenge to new and veteran Mudders alike. 

Severn Bridge 10k and Half Marathon - Sunday 27th August 2017

This event stands apart from city races, offering runners stunning views, sea air and the opportunity to race along a closed motorway and across the iconic Severn Bridge.  And if training is going better or worse than expected, you can switch between the two distances to ensure you make the most of the occasion.  

Cardiff 10k  -Sunday 3rd September 2017

Looking for a race to ease you into your running career? This predominately flat route will allow you to take in the sights of one of the city’s most popular parks and catch a glimpse of the swans on Roath Lake, before finishing outside Cardiff University. 

Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon - Sunday 17th September 2017

This flat, fast paced, city centre run is a long-held tradition in the national running calendar with an atmosphere second to none.  With over 10,000 runners taking part each year, the event starts and finishes in Bristol’s historic Harbourside, taking runners through the stunning Avon Gorge and twice under Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.  

Cardiff Half Marathon - Sunday 1st October 2017

Places have sold out with a record breaking 25,000 registrants in Wales’ largest mass participation race! If you’ve already signed up and want to fundraise, get in touch with us on

Bournemouth Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017

Want to push yourself to your running limits and challenge yourself to a full marathon? Then the Bournemouth Marathon is the race for you! This event is ’running as it should be’ with beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers and a spectacular finish.

The Bath Half Marathon - Sunday 4th March 2018

The largest charity fundraising event in the South West region attracts a number of #TeamGrandAppeal runners each year, each keen to conquer this historic city. The course is fast and flat making it suitable for all abilities and the double loop makes it a popular event for spectators too. 

Apply for a #TeamGrandAppeal charity place by completing the application below today. Places cost £40 with a £250 minimum sponsorship pledge.

Virgin Money London Marathon – Sunday 22nd April 2018

If you are one of the lucky ones this October and are awarded a place from the ballot, turn your good fortune into a gift and join #TeamGrandAppeal. 

Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k – Sunday 13th May 2018

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of one of Britain's biggest 10ks, which makes the most of Bristol's picturesque backdrop.  Runners jog along the Harbourside, through the Avon Gorge and return for a sprint finish into Anchor Square.