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virtual london marathon

The world’s biggest virtual marathon

Wherever you run on Sunday 3 October, have your own official London Marathon race number pinned to an Action running vest as you take on your own marathon route. Join a global community of 50,000 people to run the 26.2 miles as well as being one of the runners to make up the world's first 100,000-person marathon!

Big Steps for Tiny Lives

Big Steps for Tiny Lives

Step to it for Action

  • What: Run or walk 20, 40 or 60 miles (or your distance of choice).
  • When: Until June 2021.
  • Where: Anywhere you want.
  • Registration: It’s free to register.
  • Fundraising: Please raise as much as you can, but aim for £20, £40 or £60 depending on your chosen distance.

Captain Tom 100

Join people across the world to celebrate the life and legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Join #TeamAction and take on a challenge based around the number 100. It could be cycling 100 miles, walking 100 laps of your garden, baking 100 cakes or singing 100 songs. Whatever challenge suits you!

Complete your challenge over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend from Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May and raise funds for Action Medical Research.

May 5k

One month of coming together for better!

Take on a 5k challenge for us this May. Between 1st- 31st May run, roll, walk, cycle or even swim 5k, donate £5 to Action and then nominate 5 friends to take on their own challenge. Visit our Just Giving page below to make your donation once you've completed your challenge.



Ride in a virtual music festival with 1000’s of others

Ride as far as you can over 2, 6 or 12 hours; solo or in a team relay. Plus, join the virtual festival, a party in your pain cave, with DJs compiling the tunes, MC shoutouts and leaderboard updates, as well as private rooms to hang out and listen to expert talks. For any rider, anywhere in the world!

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Help us continue to fund vital medical research in the face the COVID-19 pandemic.

For children with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, kidney disease and leukaemia, life is even more challenging at the moment.

Whilst the world is turned upside down by coronavirus, they still need our help to develop treatments, vaccinations and cures that could save lives. Research can bring hope to these families.

Completing a Virtual Challenge helps us to stay fit and have fun together whilst spreading awareness of the need to fund vital medical research.

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Emergency Appeal

Whilst the world continues to be turned upside down by COVID-19, we need your help now more than ever before. Please support our work and help us continue to fund vital medical research for sick and vulnerable babies and children – now and always.