Run for WaterAid and when you cross the finish line, you won't just be achieving your own goal: you'll be helping others reach theirs too, thanks to the life-changing power of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Upcoming runs

Great North Run 

Take to the streets of Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields as you join over 57,000 runners on the world's biggest half marathon!

Berlin Marathon 

Run this fast, flat World Marathon Major course – a favourite with first-timers and seasoned pros alike!

Royal Parks Half Marathon 

Wind through four of London's most iconic parks, and take in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks, on this stunningly scenic half marathon.

TCS London Marathon 

With an electric atmosphere, an iconic route, and great support along the way, this is a bucket list race for a reason!

Hackney Half Marathon 

Take on one of the UK's most vibrant and fun-filled half marathons, culminating in a festival of fitness on Hackney Marshes.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 


Choose from 10K, half marathon or marathon distances as you join 35,000 people for Scotland’s biggest running event!

Already got a running event in mind?

If you've already got your own place on a run, or even if you'd like to create your very own challenge, we'd love you to join Team WaterAid!

Let us know by emailing us on [email protected], or by setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving – they'll tell us you're raising money for WaterAid, and then we'll get in touch with you.

How we'll support you

Once you join Team WaterAid, we'll be with you every step of the way!

You'll have access to online support from our partners RunningWithUs, including an email helpline, webinars, and guidance from expert coaches.

We'll also provide you with a fundraising pack to help meet your target, and can send you event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners.

And of course, we'll always be here to answer your questions, share our top fundraising tips, and help keep you motivated – just email [email protected] or call 020 7793 4594.

Preparing for your race

Build your strength and stamina with our downloadable guides, developed by the experts at RunningWithUs.

Running guides

Complement your training plan with our guide to better running (PDF), and our top tips for running in the summer heat.

Not the right challenge for you?

Walks and treks 

Find your perfect trekking challenge: close to home, across the UK, or further afield!

Cycling events 

Represent WaterAid on one of the UK's biggest mass rides, or tackle the ultimate bucket-list challenge: Land's End to John o'Groats.

Swimming events 

Whether you're a seasoned swimmer or looking to dip your toe in for the first time, we've got a swimming challenge that's perfect for you!