Run for SPANA

Every step you take will help working animals in the marathon journeys they often complete every day of their lives

As a member of the SPANA team, we will support you every step of the way. We will provide you with hints and tips on your fundraising, sponsorship forms, Just giving instructions, training advice and your very own SPANA T-shirt to wear with pride on the day.

There are running events taking place worldwide of varying lengths to suit all fitness levels, so why not to dust off your running shoes and do something special for working animals?

We can help you

SPANA can help you to find the event that is perfect for you, or if you already have a place in a running event then we’d love to have you as part of our team.

Running for SPANA

Brighton Marathon – Sunday 6 April 2014

This lovely marathon route starts with a loop of the gorgeous Preston Park, and then takes in the best of the city centre including the Brighton Pavilion and fabulous stretches of coastal road. You can pound the streets whilst taking in panoramic views where the glorious South Downs meet the English Channel. The fabulous Finish is in Madeira Drive, just east of the brilliant Brighton Pier.

SPANA has places available, please email us for more details.

BUPA London 10,000 – Sunday 25 May 2014

This fantastic 10k event starts and finishes in London’s beautiful St James’ Park, and takes in some of London’s legendary sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral. The event is organised by the team responsible for the Virgin London Marathon and even follows part of the course which is planned for the 2012 Olympic Marathon route. SPANA has places available, please email us for more details.

Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 12 October 2014

This beautiful Half Marathon route takes in three of London’s Royal Parks at their autumnal best.  Starting in Hyde Park, you’ll then run through Green Park, past Buckingham Palace and into St James’ Park before heading onto the streets passing the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. This event really isn’t one to be missed. SPANA has places available, please email us for more details.

The Great Runs

Great Run are the team responsible for the world-famous Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle. They also organise successful running events throughout the UK, such as the Bupa Great Manchester Run and the Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth.

Big Fun Runs – Nationwide, July to November

As the name suggests, these events are great fun, but you don’t actually have to run! You can walk, crawl or even wheel yourself around these lovely 5k routes. Each venue has been carefully selected so that they all take place within scenic parks that provide both safe and pleasant surroundings.

Running abroad

You could run in New York, Chicago, Berlin, Paris, Venice, Prague or even along the Great Wall of China. Try the links below for more information: or

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