Run for us

Get your running shoes on and raise money for Family Lives. Sign up to one of the runs below and help us support families going through difficult times. 

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How we’ll support you

Download our comprehensive fundraising pack which has everything you need to get started.  Once registered, we’ll provide you with 1-1 support and guidance, and, most importantly, be there to cheer you on the day.

Choose your race

Pick your favourite race from the thousands on offer from Run for Charity! You can just choose any race in your local area and raise sponsorship for Family Lives. Once we receive your registration from Run for Charity we will be in touch to support you every step of the way.

From mud runs and dog jogs, 10Ks and marathons, to obstacle races and adrenalin challenges, there are plenty of events for you to choose from all across the country!

For other challenges, including swimming and cycling, please contact

Simplyhealth Great North Run

Newcastle, Sunday 10 September

Broadcast live on the BBC, this iconic event is the biggest half marathon in the world. More than a million people have run the 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields since 1981. Last year, Great North Run participants raised £26,332,773 for hundreds of good causes.  Join them in 2017 to raise money for Family Lives.

This run is now closed. 

If you have any questions about running for Family Lives please get in touch with our fundraising officer Tallulah: or call her on 020 7553 3097


Good luck and thank you!

How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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