Walking and running events

Whether it’s more of a gentle jog or you’re hitting the tarmac hard, lacing up those trainers and walking or running for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is a brilliant way to stay healthy while raising vital funds for our work.

We have a small number of guaranteed places available for events which take place throughout the year that you can apply for. Or why not select an event of your choice, sign up to take part and choose to fundraise for us. Whichever way you do it, you can be certain that your efforts will help ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity and support to flourish in a society that treats them with fairness and respect.

The Vitality Big Half

The Vitality Big Half is quickly-becoming one of London’s iconic running events, taking participants on a 13.1 mile journey starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at the Cutty Sark. Last year, our intrepid team of 18 runners completed the half-marathon despite the wet and windy weather, raising valuable funds for the Trust as part of #StephensTeam. Click here to see how they did.

The Virgin Money London Marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the greatest marathon on the planet, with more than 40,000 runners taking on the famous 26.2 mile course. The 2019 London Marathon was a particularly special one for the Trust as, for the first time, there was a marker at Mile 18 dedicated to Stephen Lawrence and designed by architecture students.

If you would like to register your interest to apply for a place to run for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in the 2020 London Marathon please contact info@stephenlawrence.org.uk. Registration fees and minimum fundraising targets apply.

Got your own place?

If you have entered the ballot and secured a London Marathon or Big Half place directly from the organisers and would like to run for the Trust get in touch! We can provide you with a fundraising and training pack and lots of moral support to help get you over the finish line.

Thames Path Challenge

Take on the Thames Path Challenge following England’s greatest river whilst raising funds for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust – whether you walk, jog, or even run it! Taking place on September 7th and 8th, the full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede, then on past wonderful scenery that’s steeped in history all the way to Henley. With half and quarter distance routes also available, there’s a challenge to suit everyone.

If you like walking, you could also check out the Thames Bridges Trek, a 25km walk through the heart of Central London zig-zagging over 16 famous bridges with the best views of the Capital’s landmarks.

To find out how to register for the event, visit the Thames Path Challenge website or contact us to discuss your involvement.

Other challenges

Prefer to take on something different? Just let us know if you have secured a place in any challenge event of your choosing and would like to raise funds for the Trust and we will be happy to provide you with a fundraising pack. Contact us at info@stephenlawrence.org.uk or call 0208 100 2800.