Run a marathon in a month for Sense

Get a free t-shirt and medal

  • We’ll send you a free running t-shirt when you raise your first £25.
  • Raise £150 or more and we’ll reward you with an exclusive Run For medal.

Run For is a unique running challenge to raise money for Sense. Sign up to run 26.2 miles in a month, at your own pace.

While you clock your miles throughout October, we’ll match you with a child who’s supported by Sense: either Remi, Ernie or Páuric. So you’ll know exactly who you’re running for, and how your funds are helping them!

All you need to do is set a fundraising target, and use Strava, Fitbit or Garmin to track your runs. You can run whenever and wherever suits you.

You’ll hear from the special young person you’ve been matched with throughout the month. They’ll keep you motivated as you complete your challenge.

Remi, a young girl with long pigtails and glasses, smiling at the camera.

Run for Remi

Remi has been supported by Sense since she was a few months old, when she was diagnosed with several eye conditions. She’s five now, and every year her future looks brighter!
Ernie, a young boy with Down's syndrome, smiling at the camera.

Run for Ernie

Ernie is ten years old. He has Down syndrome, which affects his vision and hearing. With Sense’s support, he took his first steps and said his first word!
Páuric, a young boy smiling and waving his arms, kneeling on the grass.

Run for Páuric

Páuric is five, and from Northern Ireland. He has a vision impairment and cerebral palsy. Through music therapy, play and guide dog days, his confidence has soared.

What happens next?

Are you up for the challenge? All you need to do is sign up online, and this is what will happen next.

1. We’ll match you with a child supported by Sense

Watch your email inbox! Throughout your challenge, you’ll hear more from the child you’ve been matched with.

Find out more about their inspiring story, and how the money you’re raising is helping children just like them.

“Every month, more children who are deafblind are referred to Sense. It is always a challenge, but with you as part of our amazing fundraising community, I am confident we will be able to do even more to support these wonderful children and their families.”

Sarah Turpin, one of Sense’s experts working with children with multi-sensory impairments

2. Set your sponsorship target

When you’re fundraising, it’s always best to have a goal figure in mind. 

We hope you don’t mind us suggesting £150 – that’s enough to pay for a child like the one you’re running for to have a one-to-one session with a member of our specialist team. 

See some more of our top tips for fundraising online.

3. Track your progress

You can use Strava, Fitbit or Garmin to clock your miles throughout October, so everyone can see just how far you’ve come. 

Make sure you shout about all those steps on social media, too. You’ve earned the right to brag a little!

James and Nike, a white man and a black woman dressed in athletic clothes, running through a park and smiling at each other.

How your support helps children like Remi, Páuric and Ernie

  • If you raise £15 we can deliver a parcel of sensory craft supplies to a child, so that they can take part in virtual activities.

  • If you raise £50 we can buy five sight and sound tubes for children with complex disabilities to explore sounds and textures.

  • If you raise £150 we can host a virtual one-on-one session for a child who is deafblind and their family with a member of our specialist team.

  • Paint mark illustration of two people high fiving

    If you raise £208, you could send a child who is deafblind and their family on an activity day!

Sign up to Run For today

Run a marathon in a month to support a child like Remi, Ernie or Páuric.