Running is something many of the First Days Staff and volunteers are passionate about. Whether it's shuffling around a half or full marathon course, committing to running over 2000km in a year or becoming World Record holders (yes really), Challenge events are also a great way to support the charity - getting fit and achieving a goal while helping First Days support local children really does mean that everyone is a winner.


The events below are ones that we have guaranteed places available for.  If you already have your own place at one of these events, or any other, you can still be part of #teamFD. Just drop an email to for more information on how you can get involved.







Virtual London Marathon - 3rd October 2021:

All the excitement and pride (and goodies!) of completing the 26.2 miles, but running from home so friends and family can cheer you on and you're just a few steps from a hot bath and the fridge when you're done!  We'll provide you with a full marathon training package, First Days branded kit and all the fundraising and emotional support needed.

No sign up fee, just raise as much as you can for First Days.

Email for more details








Reading Half Marathon - 7th November 2021

Take on the classic 13.1 mile route from Green Park, up through Whitely, University, Town Centre and finish below the roar of the crowd at the Madejski Stadium. We'll provide you with First Days branded kit and fundraising and training support from our team of experienced runners. There's even a dedicated First Days Cheer Point en route.
No sign up fee, just raise as much as you can for First Days.

To register your interest in running the Reading Half Marathon for First Days

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