South West Thames Kidney Fund

Supporting Research into Kidney Disease and Diabetes

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running & cycling events

Please click the links for information on our London Marathon Gold Bond places and our Ride London 100 places.


We also have places in the British 10K London run on 13th July 2013;  and every year we register for the FSI 10K Challenge which takes place in late June  - please scroll down for further information.


For information on other running or cycling events, please read on:


If you are interested in taking part in charity runs our partner Run for Charity has everything you need to help you get started. Why not take on one of the big UK running events? Our running event reviews will give you an insight into the experiences of past charity runners and help you choose the perfect event


Fundraising is our passion so we will also help you find the fundraising ideas best suited to help you achieve your goals. Don’t worry if you are a beginner runner and just starting to run as we cater for everyone even those getting off the couch for the first time.


Set your distance 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon or maybe even an obstacle race and we will get you through it. We will help you with your diet and nutrition needs, everything from healthy breakfasts and healthy starters to getting enough protein and carbohydrates.


Cycle for Charity


If running is not for you why not consider cycling for charity? Cycle for charity is run for charity’s sister site and is quickly becoming the biggest resource on the net for everything charity cycling. Cycling is as popular as running so why not combine it with charity fundraising? Our cycling news will keep you up to date with the world of cycling and provide advice on the top cycling events out there with a charity feel.  Pick from any of our favourite bike rides, Ride London 100, London to Brighton bike rides, London to Paris bike rides or maybe even Lands End to John O’Groats? We are also helping charities to fill their Ride London charity places so why not get involved today? All of these great events can be found in our cycling events calendar


Other runs


If you find a run you would like to do but need the South West Thames Kidney Fund to register as a charity with the run, please contact with the details.  See below for other events you might be interested in.


Race Date:  13th July 2014.  The Kidney Fund holds 12 places in the British 10k London run.    The run takes place in the centre of London, starting in Picadilly and ending in Whithall just North of the Cenotaph and passes many iconic London landmarks.  Click here for more details.  If you are interested in one of our places and would like more information please contact


The FSI 4k or 10k Challenge takes places in the Peak District in late June/early July every year.  Details of the 2014 challenge will be added to our website as soon as they are published by the FSI.  See below for details of the event in past years.


2014 FSI Challenge runner online application  (link will be added as soon as the 2014 date is confirmed)
2014 FSI Challenge Camping/BBQ online application (will be added soon)
Closing date for entries 28 June 2013

If you are interested in a visit to the Peak District on the weekend of Friday 5th July 2013, and would like to take part ina lovely 4K or 10K sponsored run or walk amid the beauty of the stunning Monsal trail on Saturday 6th July - read on!  


The South West Thames Kidney Fund is registered as a participating charity for the 2013 FSI Challenge, and we would love to  have as many runners/walkers as possible. The event will be located at Thornbridge Hall, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire DE45 1NZ.   If you and/or your friends decide to apply for places, contact us  for sponsor forms or information on online fundraising.


Camping is available for charity runners and supporters!  Toilets, showers and even warm water are provided, so you can camp in comfort.  If you’re travelling from far away, or simply fancy a camping experience, then you are welcome to arrive on the grounds on Friday evening.  Anybody arriving at the CHALLENGE on the Saturday who would like to stay on the Saturday night is also welcome. Although Thornbridge Hall security staff will be around the grounds you will be left to your own devices.  You will have to cater for yourself in the Friday evening and for breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday – or you could pop into the nearby picturesque town of Bakewell for a bite to eat.  On the Saturday evening the FSI will prepare a barbecue featuring burgers, delicious sausages and great salads  (vegetarian option available).  This is not just any old barbecue so there will be a small cost per head (paid on the day).  Ensure that you notify the FSI on the camping form (attached) if you want some barbecue on Saturday evening so that they can plan on how much food they need to order.


Thornbridge Hall Garden Party  For anyone who wants to stay until Sunday there will be a garden party at the Hall.  Check their website for further details if you are interested.