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Help Starfish transform the lives of vulnerable South African children in 2015

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation has lots of exciting sporty challenges coming up to help you kick start your 2015 fitness. Get your New Year’s resolution underway and sign up today.

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24hour Spinning® Marathon

It’s not as tough as you might think: you don’t have to cycle non-stop for a day and night. Just be part of a team that pedals around the clock. With fierce competition, free flowing food and drink and a chill out zone, this will be a day and night to remember.

When: Friday 27 – Saturday 28 February
Where: Putney Pedal Studio

Starfish Breakfast Run and Picnic

Put a spring in your step this March and take part in this family-friendly fun run. Suitable for all levels there will be 5 k, 10 k and 15 k routes as well as a kids 100 metre dash and a tasty picnic basket for all runners. Register by 12 January to take advantage of the Early Bird offer.

When: Sunday 15 March
Where: Clapham Common

Royal Parks Half Marathon

One of the UK’s most popular half marathons, taking place right in the centre of London. Starting in Hyde Park, the course takes runners on a scenic route through Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James’s Park. You will pass London’s iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Royal Albert Hall. With paths lined with cheering crowds, this is an atmospheric race and certainly a day to remember.

Last year our runners raised an incredible £36 000, helping Starfish to provide life-saving healthcare to vulnerable children in South Africa. With your support, the Starfish team can raise even more in 2015.

Starfish will provide:

A fundraising pack with exciting ideas to help you smash your targets
Ongoing support and pre-event information
A free Starfish branded running vest
Cheering support from the loudest voices on the course to keep you motivated
Jaffa Cakes and bananas to boost energy levels

When: Sunday 11 October
Where: Hyde Park, London

Prudential Ride London

Set yourself a challenge for 2015 and be a part of Britain’s biggest festival of cycling. The ride starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route recently made famous by the world’s best cyclists, this promises to be a truly spectacular event for all involved.

Starfish will provide:

A fundraising pack, including sponsorship forms to help your reach your target
Ongoing support and pre-event information
A free Starfish Cycle jersey to train in and wear for the event
Personalised training schedule and training ride with other members of the Starfish team
Cheering support on the day and finish line refreshments

When: Sunday 2 August

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

British 10k London Run

The run takes you through the heart of London on closed roads, past the many iconic and world renowned sights that London has to offer.

Starfish will provide:

A fundraising pack, including sponsorship forms to help your reach your target
Ongoing support and pre-event information
A free Starfish branded running vest
Cheering support on event day and finish line refreshments

When: Sunday 12 July

Where: Pall Mall, London, UK

Thames Path Challenge

The Thames Path National Trail is steeped in history and boasts beautiful and varied scenery. It’s the perfect back drop for these three endurance walks or ultra runs:

100 k – Putney Bridge to Henley. A 24-hour walk or ultra-marathon run
50 k – Two daytime walks or ultra runs, plus a moonlight walk
25 k – Four Walk options; two run options

Join as a team of friends, colleagues or family and support each other, or on your own and meet fellow challengers along the way. Most will walk it, some will jog parts of it, and quite a few will run the full 100 km. However you tackle the Thames Path Challenge, and whatever your distance, you’ll be fully supported by our team.

The challenge is fully inclusive — you have all the food and drink you need to keep your energy levels up — with hospitality and facilities every 12.5km for you to rest, relax and recuperate as you go.

“The Thames Path Challenge 100km was hands down one of the best days running (and let’s be honest, walking) I’ve ever done. The nervous buzz at the pre-dawn start in Putney, watching the sun come up along the Thames near Chicswick, the tourists cheering you on as edge past Hampton Court, the whole day is magical. The support on the course is great, whether you’re doing the 100km run, the 100km walk or one of the 50km or 25km options, everyone offers encouragement. You’re all in it together. Evey goal is equal. A special race with special people on and off the course. You won’t regret doing it.”

— Kieran, Thames Path Challenge Participant 2013

When: 12 -13 September

Where: Thames Path, Putney Bridge – Henley

For more information go to their website or contact Stephanie on 0207 597 3797 or