Runs and Challenges

Runs and challenges

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out, combining a physical challenge with raising funds for Tom’s Trust will give you double the sense of achievement. Whether you’ve been personally touched by childhood brain tumours, or inspired by the incredible children we support, we welcome you to join us and take part in a run or challenge for Tom’s Trust.

From mountain climbing to running marathons, taking part in a charity challenge is a great way to meet new people, improve your health and gain motivation and confidence.

Join one of our existing events or contact us today and we will help you design your own challenge. Whatever your goals, we will offer you advice and support every step of the way.


Top tips for physical challenges


  1. Stick to a training plan

We’ve got a few suggestions here but there are plenty of other plans out there. Try to be realistic about timeframes and feel free to adapt as necessary!






  1. Take care of yourself

Getting the right rest and nutrition is as important as the training itself. Also make sure you’ve got the kit you need (e.g. good running shoes!)

Look at the pages below to find some useful tips on nutrition:


  1. Make it sociable

Why not team up with a group of friends or join one of our Facebook groups for our runs and challenges? Just ask for more information by contacting info@tomstrust.org.uk


  1. Spread the word

Letting people know about every stage of your training will help raise more funds and keep you motivated. For example, you might post regular updates on your JustGiving page, or send a press release to your local media outlet. You can take a look at our Fundraising Advice and Resources page to give you the tools you need to make your fundraising a success.


Get inspired

Read about Ben Blowes’ inspirational challenge to run a marathon every day for a whole month.

Our Young Champion Freddie Mann’s mum Jenny ran the Great North Run for us.

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