Every year, we have our own places in the Great North Run, the Great Scottish Run and the Great South Run. They offer the chance to compete in some of the UK’s landmark athletic events, in return for raising a minimum sponsorship amount for Steps.
If you have your own place in a major run, then we’d love to talk to you about how we can support you, if you choose to use the event to raise funds for Steps.
“I RAN A HALF MARATHON! I completed it in 2:51! My goal was to finish within 3 hours so I am over the moon! I also didn’t stop! I walked but did not stop moving! Before the race, my hips were hurting as usual but the pain just enhanced with every step I took. At the end of 13.1 miles, both my legs were cramping and each time my foot hit the ground an intense sharp pain would shoot through my hips. It made me nauseous and forced me closer to tears as the miles added up, I knew if I had stopped I wouldn’t have been able to get going again. Crossing the line was the most surreal experience of my life! I cannot explain the emotion I was feeling but it was so empowering to be able to do such a monster challenge with bilateral hip dysplasia and chronic pain! Of course all of this was for the incredible charity Steps Charity who have been incredible in supporting me over the past few months, they are truly an amazing charity helping those who have been affected by lower limp conditions, such as hip dysplasia and many more!’
Great North Run
The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge before continuing their journey to the beautiful coast of South Tyneside.
Great South Run
The Great South Run is the South coast’s best 10-mile event and celebrates everything that’s great about Portsmouth! We are delighted to have Pre-Registration places and to offer one to you! By running for Steps, you will help us raise awareness and much-needed funds so that we can continue to help all those affected by childhood lower limb conditions.
Great Scottish Run
Starting in the heart of Glasgow, runners soak up the atmosphere and music all the way to the finish in Glasgow Green. Runners follow a stunning route past the city’s most famous landmarks, along the River Clyde and through some of Glasgow’s greenest spaces. The city comes alive on Great Scottish Run weekend and the people of the city will welcome you with open arms.