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Monika Marchlewicz
MRF Ireland Fundraising Officer
Monika Marchlewicz

The charity gives me a great opportunity to meet wonderful and inspirational people

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Running events

Support the Foundation by taking part in a range of events from fun runs to competitive marathons, and from the world famous to the local.

Marathon

Brighton marathon Brighton marathon

Join the team for one of the most exciting road running events in the UK

Paris Marathon Paris Marathon
Paris
Run a marathon for MRF in the world’s most romantic city

Virgin London Marathon Virgin London Marathon
London
The World's most famous marathon

Meadows Marathon Meadows Marathon
The Meadows, Edinburgh
Choose from four distances 5K,10k, half or full marathon

Berlin Marathon Berlin Marathon
Berlin
Run for us in the world's most exciting Marathon

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon
Belfast
Over 17,500 runners are expected to hit the streets of North, South, East and West of the City.

Newry City Marathon Newry City Marathon
Newry
This May why not support Meningitis Research Foundation by choosing to participate in either the full marathon, 10k or walk in Newry City?

Half Marathon

Great North Run Great North Run
Newcastle
Join our team for the world’s most popular half marathon

Silverstone Half Marathon Silverstone Half Marathon
Silverstone
Take your place on the grid at Silverstone – home of the world famous Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Reading Half Marathon Reading Half Marathon
Reading
Places for the next Reading Half Marathon are going quickly

Bath Half Marathon Bath Half Marathon
Bath
Join our team for one of the most popular city centre running events in the UK

Bristol Half Marathon Bristol Half Marathon
Bristol
One of the UK's top races

Richmond Half Marathon Richmond Half Marathon
Old Deer Park, Richmond upon Thames
Run London's most exclusive race, then visit the Richmond Fitness expo and music festival!

Meadows Marathon Meadows Marathon
The Meadows, Edinburgh
Choose from four distances 5K,10k, half or full marathon

Larne Half Marathon Larne Half Marathon
Larne
We would love you to run or walk this year’s Larne Half Marathon in support of our work.

SPAR Omagh Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run SPAR Omagh Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run

This year, sign yourself up for one of the country’s largest half marathon events and raise vital funds for our work as you clock up those miles!

Ards Half Marathon Ards Half Marathon
Ards
Clock miles in Ards for Meningitis Research Foundation

Extreme

Isle of Wight Challenge Isle of Wight Challenge
Isle of Wight
Join 1500 others in a stunning 106km route of the Isle of Wight

The Grand Union Challenge The Grand Union Challenge
Grand Union Canal
Follow the Grand Union Canal towpath, a secret hidden corridor through rolling countryside from London to Chilterns

Thames Path Trail Thames Path Trail
Putney Bridge to Henley
Walk, jog or run the 25km, 50km, or 100km route from Putney Bridge to Henley

South Coast Action Challenge South Coast Action Challenge
Eastbourne - Arundel
The Action Challenge takes you from Eastbourne along the South Downs Way via beautiful Beachy Head to Brighton.

Tough Mudder Tough Mudder

It's time to get tough on meningitis and septicaemia

Trekfest – The Beacons Trekfest – The Beacons
The Beacons
A fun, challenging trek for all abilities Trekfest returns for its fourth year in 2016

Europa Abseil Challenge Europa Abseil Challenge
Belfast
We're calling on people across NI to face their fear and abseil off Belfast’s famous Europa Hotel

HELL & BACK Zeus HELL & BACK Zeus
Baronscourt Estate, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone.
HELL & BACK is an off-road obstacle course challenge, featuring man-made and naturally-occurring challenges over a variety of terrain.

River Lagan Zipline - August River Lagan Zipline - August
Belfast
A zipping good challenge for 2016!

10 mile run

Great South Run Great South Run

One of the premier runs in the UK's running season, the Great South Run is a ten mile run taking in the sights of Portsmouth including the magnificent HMS Victory.

10K run

London Bupa 10k London Bupa 10k

The London 10,000 starts and finishes in St James’s Park and uses Green Park as its assembly area.

Richmond 10k Richmond 10k
Old Deer Park, Richmond upon Thames
Run London's most exclusive race, then visit the Richmond Fitness expo and music festival!

Great Manchester Run Great Manchester Run
Manchester
The Morrisons Great Manchester Run, established in 2003, is an annual 10 kilometre run through Greater Manchester and is the largest of its type in Europe.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Musselburgh, Edinburgh
Be a part of Scotland’s largest running festival

Balfron 10k Balfron 10k
Balfron, Stirlingshire
Take in the best of the Scottish countryside on this 10k

Ladies Runher 5k & 10k Ladies Runher 5k & 10k
Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh
Are you ready for your next challenge, ladies? If so, why not sign up for the first ever Runher event.

Titanic Quarter 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run Titanic Quarter 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Following the success of last year’s TQ10K 2016 is shaping up to be just as exciting and is celebrating its 10th race.

Lisburn Half Marathon Lisburn Half Marathon
Lisburn
We're is calling on runners of all abilities to join them for this year’s Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K run or 3K Fun Run.

Trekking

Thames Bridges Trek Action Challenge Thames Bridges Trek Action Challenge
Thames Bridge
Back for 2016 - the London Bridges Trek will take you from West to East along the Thames & over the Capital's finest bridges with fantastic city views!

5K and fun run

Colour Me Rad Glasgow Colour Me Rad Glasgow
Glasgow Green, Glasgow
Inject some colour into your 5k fundraising challenge

Colour Me Rad Edinburgh Colour Me Rad Edinburgh
Ingliston, Edinburgh
Inject some colour into your 5k fundraising challenge

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Musselburgh, Edinburgh
Be a part of Scotland’s largest running festival

SPAR Craic 10K SPAR Craic 10K
Belfast
The annual SPAR Craic 10k will be taking place again this St Patrick’s Day

SPAR Omagh Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run SPAR Omagh Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run

This year, sign yourself up for one of the country’s largest half marathon events and raise vital funds for our work as you clock up those miles!

Ladies Runher 5k & 10k Ladies Runher 5k & 10k
Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh
Are you ready for your next challenge, ladies? If so, why not sign up for the first ever Runher event.

Titanic Quarter 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run Titanic Quarter 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Following the success of last year’s TQ10K 2016 is shaping up to be just as exciting and is celebrating its 10th race.

Lisburn Half Marathon Lisburn Half Marathon
Lisburn
We're is calling on runners of all abilities to join them for this year’s Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K run or 3K Fun Run.

Mountain Treking

Trekfest – The Beacons Trekfest – The Beacons
The Beacons
A fun, challenging trek for all abilities Trekfest returns for its fourth year in 2016

Walking

Ards Half Marathon Ards Half Marathon
Ards
Clock miles in Ards for Meningitis Research Foundation

John N. Lovell
Bacterial Meningitis
Bacterial Meningitis at 62

My spinal meningitis left me crippled at four years of age

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