However you choose to participate in the fight against Duchenne and whenever you do it, we are grateful and you will make a difference. Thank you. #maketime
Any of these events take your fancy?
The Surrey Half Marathon 2023
This year's race is on Sunday 12th March 2023. Our flagship running event, the award-winning Surrey Half Marathon is BACK on its usual spring date, Sunday 12th March and we'd love you to join us. The race is mostly flat (a couple of challenging bits but they're worth it for the scenery!) and offers a great opportunity to set a new PB.more info >
You'll enjoy an award-winning atmosphere in an accessible, central location, glorious scenery, and closed road routes.
The Half Marathon boasts unparalleled PB potential and follows a professionally marked and measured single loop from central Woking into the surrounding countryside. The 5K features some of the Half Marathon's best bits – including starting and finishing under the main event gantry.
This picturesque race is made even more popular by live performances from local bands, aid stations and communities of cheering spectators, and boasts one of the fastest half marathon finish times on record.
It is free to enter if you fundraise for us!
Sign up here for the HALF MARATHON!
The Gear 10k (East Anglia)
Next up is a NEW event to our calendar the Gear 10K. Each year, thousands of runners gather to take part in the Recipharm Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10K. The wonderfully scenic route takes in the pretty town centre, River Ouse pathway and The Walks. Runners also pass famous landmarks such as the Custom House, Red Mount and Greyfriars Tower along the way.more info >
Next up is a NEW event to our calendar the Gear 10K. Each year, thousands of runners gather to take part in the Recipharm Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10K on Sunday 30th April. The wonderfully scenic route takes in the pretty town centre, River Ouse pathway and The Walks. Runners also pass famous landmarks such as the Custom House, Red Mount and Greyfriars Tower along the way.
Join our team here. FREE entry and £100 fundraising target.
Colchester Zoo Stampede
If you're looking for something a little bit different, come and run at Colchester Zoo, home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! We have FREE places available for the 10k Colchester Zoo Stampede.more info >
If you're looking for something a little bit different, come and run at Colchester Zoo, home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! We have FREE places available for the 10k Colchester Zoo Stampede. The Zoo is proudly listed in the top 2 zoos in the UK and listed as the 11th best zoo around the world as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions.
FREE entry and a £100 fundraising target.
If you'd like to take on an inflatable 5k we have places available for various events throughout the country. Please email email@example.com to find your nearest one!more info >
Spring Onion Sportive
*NEW* to our event calendar for next year is the Spring Onion Sportive! The Spring Onion is a really successful cycling event organised and run by European Cycling Events.more info >
We have places available for this brilliant 66-mile cycle on Sunday 26th March 2023. The start and finish are located at Cobham Village Hall. For the signup fee of £30, a feed stop will be included along with hot food at the finish! We will also have our Harrison's Fund gazebo there on the day to support our riders! Optional fundraising!
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We have secured a small number of charity places for next year's event. They are £30 for a place with a minimum fundraising target of £300. If you're interested in buying an official charity place then please email Laura.more info >
The world's greatest festival of cycling returns on Sunday 28 May 2023, with a new format, exciting new routes and a new partnership with Essex County Council. The RideLondon-Essex 100 is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex. It will start and finish in the centre of the capital, with 60 miles of rolling roads through some of Essex's most beautiful countryside and villages in between. The full route will be announced in early 2023.
As part of our team, you will receive
Our charity places are £30 and we ask you to raise £300 in sponsorship. We will help you to set up an engaging fundraising page and give you tips to help you smash your target!
Please email Laura to secure your place.
Birthday For A Birthday Campaign
Everyone loves birthdays!
A Birthday for a Birthday
Could you spare a birthday to give a child with Duchenne another one? Giving up just one of your birthdays can help us fund research into a cure and hopefully extend the lives of children with Duchenne. Kids born with Duchenne don't get to have as many birthdays as they should. We are working to change that!more info >
Most people hope to have at least seventy birthdays in their lifetime which can mean a lot of presents. Some of the birthday presents you receive you may absolutely love, but there will be those which end up being donated to charity shops or regifted, or sold on eBay. Children with Duchenne, a life limiting disease, sadly do not live to be 70, so they have a lot less birthdays than most people. For most of the kids with Duchenne, their life span is merely 20 years.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is 100% fatal. Most children with it are usually in a wheelchair by the age of 12. One in 3,500 boys is born with it, and in the UK 2,500 kids have it at the moment. You can have it, no matter where you are or what your ethnic background is. A third of all cases start in the womb, with no warning before the baby is born. Girls can also get Duchenne with around 1% of Duchenne births being female. Most kids with it die in their late teens or early twenties·
It leads to respiratory failure, heart failure, and other debilitating orthopaedic complications. Although we know a lot about how Duchenne is caused, current treatments are pretty limited. Steroids and daily stretching are what most doctors recommend, but they have their drawbacks and don't prevent debilitating muscle contractures.
One of the projects that we are raising funds for is research into anti fibrotic drugs to alleviate these contractures so why not get involved and make a difference.
Decide to give up your birthday and instead donate the cost of your celebrations and ask your friends to donate to Harrison's Fund instead of giving you a present? You can set up your fundraising page here and you won't even have to get sweaty or dirty to feel good!! We will then send you some great tips to help make your fundraising the best it can possibly be. Thank you xx
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