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Leah Makes Sense of Her World

The whole family!

The whole family!

“Leah turned 5 in February and she has a diagnosis of severe global development delay, vision impairment, hypermobile joints and autistic features. When Leah learned to walk just before she turned 4, it was a magical moment for us.

Leah lives with me (mum- Michelle), Dad (Mike) and brother Ashton. I’m not going to lie, life is hard and we live on a emotional roller coaster that has, at times, really tested us.  Leah is our world and she has changed our life and made us better people, but having a child with additional needs is challenging in so many ways. It makes every aspect of family life harder.

Leah has no sense of danger, you could say she’s on a level with a 9 month/1 year old’s understanding and is into exploring the world. But as she is 5 years old and growing fast, it can be very challenging.

Where do I start trying to describe our beautiful girl who is a mystery to so many? You really have to step into Leah’s world to work it out! Anything sensory, music, eating, water, light up balls and throwing things and exploring are the things Leah loves to do. Leah has no play skills other than playing catch with us but even then she will throw the ball away from us – normally into a narrow corner somewhere that we can’t get to! Leah is non verbal and as yet we haven’t been able to find anyway to communicate. She is good at taking your hand though and leading you to where she would like to go.

Leah attends a amazing school in Poole. They have really helped us, along with other professionals, to understand her world. We have become experts in learning through the senses!

Michelle and Leah

Michelle and Leah

Leah is our beautiful girl who has shown us how to parent in a different way. Our son Ashton is fantastic with his sister and we are so proud of him. Sadly lots of times we can’t always be the parents he deserves and that makes us sad.

Leah often gets frustrated with not being able to communicate but has learnt that if she pinches us she gets a reaction so unfortunately we get a lot of this at present. Screaming is another behaviour she has adopted.

I have had some fantastic support from friends and family but sometimes life can be isolating as taking Leah to peoples houses and going out can be so challenging. It’s hard not think ahead and how much harder life will be so we try so we just try and stay in the  present.

We are currently trying to get support from social care to see if we can get some respite. It’s not something I thought we would never do but we need to be strong to care for Leah and getting some days to recharge are what we sadly need. Unfortunately I think it’s going to be hard as so many cuts have been made.

We are in the process of adapting our house. Leah can’t get up and down stairs and all the lifting has given me a bad back. We are also putting gates in place to block off kitchen as Leah’s exploring just isn’t the safe in kitchen.

Overall we are happy, apart from some days (we all have them). Leah has taught us all to look at life very differently and become more understanding people. Leah has developed more than I ever thought she would and we pray she will continue to improve”.

Written by Michelle, Leah’s Mum.

Michelle recently attended one of our advice clinics run by Regional Officer Lilly Fahey. We hold lots of information and advice events throughout the year. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for the latest events in your area.

Run for Cerebra – December

london santa runLondon Santa Fun Run 5K
Saturday 2nd December
 2017
Battersea Park
Put runners in fancy dress and suddenly a run around the park becomes 10 times more fun! This is definitely the case with the annual London Santa Run! Join 2,000 others Santa’s in our annual ‘Red & White’ bearded charge around Battersea Park in this 6k festive fun run. The Battersea Santa Run is now a long standing community event that welcomes runners, walkers and children to enjoy the festive fun.

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.209events.com/uk-running-events/london-santa-run-battersea-park
  • Book your place here

 

santa in the citySanta in the City 5K Fun Run
Sunday 3rd December
 2017
City of London
Join Santa in the City this Christmas for a charity fun run with a difference. You will become Santa with a red suit and white beard and run with 2000 other Santa’s through the streets of the City of London and along the Thames to The Tower of London finishing back in the heart of the city in Paternoster Square. Start time is 10am at St Paul’s Cathedral. From Paul’s walk you cross the Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern and pass the Globe before crossing back over the Thames on Southwark Bridge. Then it s along the Thames to Tower of London and then Tower Hill where you will then make your way back through the city to finish adjacent t St Paul’s on Paternoster Square. The distance is 5km making it suitable for all abilities and adults running, jogging or walking with children.

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.209events.com/uk-running-events/santa_in_the_city
  • Book your place here

 

Is there a Santa Run in your area? Why not run for Cerebra!

 

Run for Cerebra – November

Zombie Evacuation - LogoZombie Evacuation Obstacle 5K
Sunday 5th November
 2017
London
The Zombie Evacuation Race is a 5k fun run designed to give you a one-off experience you will never forget. Our events take over well known landmarks and turn them into zombie infested lands that if you did not know better could be mistaken for real life zombie infestations. All runners or “evacuees” start with 3 lifebelts and your aim is to prevent those merciless zombies from hypothetically biting you 3 times and transforming you into one of their own! When you reach the safe zone at the end of the course you will be recognised as either a survivor (with at least one life belt) or infected (no lifebelts). Survivors receive the coveted survivors medal and the infected receive their infected medal and our taken to the neutralisation zone to be terminated! Designed by a team crack team of creative zombie fanatics, the Zombie Evacuation Race is an event which emerged quite literally from the grave with a macabre mission: to scare the masses and to get them running for their lives! “Only the fittest will survive”‚ and participants are warned to expect a fair share of frights, surprises, screams and frantic dashes.

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://www.zombieevacuation.com/about/
  • Book your place here

 

tatton halfTatton Park Half Marathon
Sunday 19th November
 2017
Tatton Park
Welcome to the Run Tatton 10k & Half Marathon. This brand new and exciting event for 2016 is set in the incredible venue of Tatton Park in rural Cheshire and offers a road closed, fast and flat race. Entries will be limited to 2,000 in each event and are filling up up quickly. Enter soon to avoid disappointment as once full there will be no exceptions.

 

  • Registration fee: TBC
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.runtatton.com/?event=half-marathon-tatton-park&event_date=2016-11-20
  • Book your place here

 

tatton halfTatton Park 10K
Sunday 19th November
 2017
Tatton Park
Welcome to the Run Tatton 10k & Half Marathon. This brand new and exciting event for 2016 is set in the incredible venue of Tatton Park in rural Cheshire and offers a road closed, fast and flat race. Entries will be limited to 2,000 in each event and are filling up up quickly. Enter soon to avoid disappointment as once full there will be no exceptions.

 

  • Registration fee: TBC
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.runtatton.com/?event=half-marathon-tatton-park&event_date=2016-11-20
  • Book your place here

Run for Cerebra – October

 

Cardiff-HalfCardiff Half Marathon
Sunday 1st
 October 2017
Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon boasts one of the most stunning 13.1 mile courses around. The route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites. The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre. The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • More information: http://www.cardiffhalfmarathon.co.uk/
  • Book your place here

 

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Sprint Obstacle Race 5-6K
Sunday 1st October 2017
Windsor
The Reebok Spartan Sprint: This is our shortest distance. It is perfect for athletes of all levels; from Spartan first timers to seasoned racers. The 3-5 Mile Sprint may be our shortest distance but it packs more than 20 Signature Spartan Obstacles. If you think you can’t do it, you’re wrong. Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of.

  • Registration fee: £30.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/1912/overview?filter=sprint
  • Book your place here

 

Supernova POD for web2Bournemouth Supernova 10K
Saturday 7th October 2017
Running as it should be! Lots of people run in the Bournemouth sun but how many have run at night?! This is your chance to run along the iconic Bournemouth Pier and for one night we bathe the pier in a purple glow!

 

 

  • Registration fee: £35.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.supernovarun.com/events/bournemouth-pier/
  • Book your place here

 

Supernova POD for web2Bournemouth Supernova 5K
Saturday 7th October 2017

Running as it should be! Lots of people run in the Bournemouth sun but how many have run at night?! This is your chance to run along the iconic Bournemouth Pier and for one night we bathe the pier in a purple glow!

 

 

  • Registration fee: £35.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.supernovarun.com/events/bournemouth-pier/
  • Book your place here

        

bournemouth half marathonBournemouth Half Marathon
Sunday 8th October 2017
The Bournemouth half marathon route follows the full marathon route, starting in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 6 – standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at around mile 8, you run along the breathtaking Boscombe Pier. The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. You then run past Lower Gardens at mile 10 before the final home stretch along the stunning coastal seafront and a grandstand finish.

  • Registration fee: £70.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.bournemouthmarathon.com/half-marathon/
  • Book your place here

 

bournemouth half marathonBournemouth Marathon
Sunday 8th October 2017
The Bournemouth Marathon starts in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 9 on the coastal marathon route. Standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at mile 14 you can see the famous Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum which is situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top, over looking the sea. You then continue to run along the seafront, taking in the breathtaking Boscombe Pier, at mile 12 & 16. As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier for the second time, you know you’re on the home stretch. The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. As you continue your run west towards Lower Gardens at mile 18, you then head towards Poole’s Natural Harbour which is the largest in Europe before taking in the last few miles along the stunning sea front and finishing in Lower Gardens.

  • Registration fee: £150.00
  • Minimum pledge: £150.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.bournemouthmarathon.com/marathon/
  • Book your place here

 

2017Chester Marathon
Sunday 8th October 2017
The multi-award winning and UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester. As runners ourselves we are passionate about delivering what for us would be the perfect race; a premier quality, competitively priced race which caters for the needs of runners of all abilities and speeds, combined with friendliness and personal touches which are unique to us. The fast and largely flat spectacular city and rural race route combined with enthusiastic support and regular drinks/nutrition stations helped a record 70% of our runners achieve personal best times.

  • Registration fee: £30.00
  • Minimum pledge: £150.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.activeleisureevents.co.uk/marathon
  • Book your place here

 

salisbury-half-marathonSalisbury Half Marathon
Sunday 8th October 2017
Salisbury Half Marathon took to the City streets in 2016 and received some fantastic reviews. Total Buzz Events are delighted to confirm the race will return on 1st October 2017. This is sure to be one of the most popular Half Marathons in the South. Super flat, fast course with a great atmosphere around some of the great landmarks of the City.

 

 

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.salisburyhalf.com/
  • Book your place here

 

halfmarathon_amsterdam_logoAmsterdam Half Marathon
Sunday 15th October 2017
Amsterdam

 

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 50
  • More information: http://www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl/en/mizuno-halve-marathon-2/
  • Book your place here

 

halfmarathon_amsterdam_logoAmsterdam Marathon
Sunday 15th October 2017
Amsterdam

 

  • Registration fee: £55.00
  • Minimum pledge: £150.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl/en/
  • Book your place here

 

MCR_halfmarathonManchester Half Marathon
Sunday 15th October 2017
The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is known for its fast and beautiful course. The start and finish take place in the historical Olympic Stadium. And every year this leaves an unforgettable impression, not least because of the presence of the supporters in the tribunes and the marathon grandstand. The Marathon course follows a part of the Olympic route along the Amstel River, past stately homes and a few windmills.

 

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com/
  • Book your place here

 

Run for Cerebra – September

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Super Midlands Obstacle Race 12-16K
Saturday 2nd September 2017
Marston Lodge
Many may not know, but Marston Lodge is already part of Spartan life. As the home of Spartan HQ, at Marston Lodge we create, plan, test, trial and store our obstacles between races. There’s never been an event like this here before, and you, our Spartan Racers, are in for something special. Expect serious challenge as you race across the technical terrain of hills, water, and forest trails. We want you to experience the best that Spartan Race has to offer, and with a Super, Sprint, and Junior race taking place within close distance from Northampton, Leicester, Birmingham and Peterborough, this won’t be one you want to miss.

 

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Super Midlands Obstacle Race 5-6K
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Marston Lodge
Many may not know, but Marston Lodge is already part of Spartan life. As the home of Spartan HQ, at Marston Lodge we create, plan, test, trial and store our obstacles between races. There’s never been an event like this here before, and you, our Spartan Racers, are in for something special. Expect serious challenge as you race across the technical terrain of hills, water, and forest trails. We want you to experience the best that Spartan Race has to offer, and with a Super, Sprint, and Junior race taking place within close distance from Northampton, Leicester, Birmingham and Peterborough, this won’t be one you want to miss.

 

Leicester 10KLeicester 10K
Sunday 3rd September 2017

Welcome to the Asda Foundation Leicester 10K – our newest event for 2017! The latest addition to the Asda Foundation Series, the Leicester 10K is set to be popular with runners of all abilities from across the city and beyond. Starting and finishing in beautiful Abbey Park, this debut run will take the runners across the Grand Union Canal and into the city centre, past the Richard III visitor centre, and in the shadow of the cathedral. Runners will then twice cross the River Soar before ending with a final – and victorious – lap of the park.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.runforall.com/10k/leicester/
  • Book your place here

 

cardiff 10k

Cardiff 10K
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Fast. Flat. Perfect. For new runners or those looking to run a personal best… After 30 years of racing, the Cardiff 10K is excited for what the future will bring. We hope to see more records broken, more funds raised for charities and more whacky and wonderful costumes to brighten up the day, all under the late summer sunshine.

 

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • More information: https://cardiff10k.com/
  • Book your place here

 

iron manIron Man Wales
Sunday 10th September 2017
Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire is the host county for IRONMAN Wales and is rightly famous for its coastline, protected by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks authority and boasts more castles than any other county in the UK. IRONMAN Wales is now well established as having one of the most challenging bike and run courses on the IRONMAN calendar.  This is balanced Tenby’s North Beach providing the most spectacular swim location, possibly of any IRONMAN event, and the inspiration gained from one of the most vocal and enthusiastically-supported events with tens of thousands of spectators who turn out for race day on all three disciplines.

  • Registration fee: £350.00
  • Minimum pledge: £200.00
  • More information: http://eu.ironman.com/#axzz4TehV1aOJ
  • Book your place here

 

Logo_LargeThe Gauntlet Games Obstacle Race 5K and 10K
Saturday 16th September 2017
Manchester
The Gauntlet Games is a hilarious obstacle course race! Run 5k or 10k, taking on a series of inflatable, water and climbing obstacles, with real Gladiators! Swing on our rope swing onto the giant air bag to the finish line. This is your chance to become a game show hero. The Gauntlet Games is coming back to Heaton Park, Manchester’s Iconic 600-acre park. After the success of our 2016 event the Gladiators can’t wait to battle even more of you in 2017.

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00/£50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://thegauntletgames.co.uk/pages/event-info-manchester-2017/
  • Book your place here

 

Bury 10KBury 10K
Sunday 17th September 2017

The latest event in the Asda Foundation Series, the Bury 10K is being staged in partnership with the Bury-based I Will If You Will (IWIYW) fitness movement, which is delivered by Bury Council with Lottery funds from Sport England.Starting and finishing close to The Rock, the course is suitable for all ages and abilities from beginners just starting out on their fitness journey to experienced fast runners looking for a personal best.

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.runforall.com/10k/bury/
  • Book your place here

 

19869599883_9892c79873_oColor Vibe 5K
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Edinburgh
The Color Vibes fun run will have you and your friends going crazy with color in the most exciting color filled day of your lives! Did we mention we had color – and lots of it! At the Color Vibe, YOU are our color canvas, and when you’re finished with this 5k run you’ll be an exciting and vivid masterpiece. So tag your friends and hook everybody up with the coolest color blast 5K run to hit the streets.

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://uk.thecolorvibe.com/
  • Book your place here

 

Scottish 10KScottish 10K
Sunday 24th September 2017
Lothian
The route starts and finishes just outside Edinburgh at Musselburgh Racecourse.  You will follow the final section of the seriously flat and rapid Scottish Half Marathon route, running along the magnificent Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse. Come and be a part of it!

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.scottishhalfmarathon.com/events/scottish-10k/
  • Book your place here

 

scottish halfScottish Half Marathon
Sunday 24th September 2017
Lothian
The route is seriously flat & rapid – if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently at 11am just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse. Whether you’ve never run before, or you’re preparing for your 100th event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is going to be the ‘must-do’ running event this year. It’s fresh and it’s exciting – give it a go and set your next challenge today!

  • Registration fee: £40.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.scottishhalfmarathon.com/events/scottish-half/
  • Book your place here

 

 

sheffield 10KSheffield 10K
Sunday 24th September 2017

Entries for the 2017 Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K are now open! Enter online here.
It’s back … following its debut in 2016, the much talked-about Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K returns on Sunday 24th September. Thousands took part in 2016, and it’s set to be even bigger and better in 2017, so save your place now. Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, this 10K has a fantastic course right through the heart of the Steel city.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.runforall.com/10k/sheffield/
  • Book your place here

 

survival of the fittestSurvival of the Fittest
Sunday 24th September 2017
Cardiff
Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest is officially a decade old, making it the longest running obstacle racing series anywhere. These gritty, urban and exhilarating obstacle courses are already well known for that ‘Big Event’ feel and for obstacles you simply don’t see anywhere else, but we figured if we’re having a big birthday, we might as well celebrate in style this time around. Expect the unexpected as we shift Survival up a notch for 2017, delivering courses in the beating hearts of London, Cardiff, Nottingham and Manchester. Brought to you by the World’s biggest men’s magazine Men’s Health and Rat Race, the undisputed Kings of adventure sport events, we have the machinery and the minerals to engineer truly one-off classics. 

  • Registration fee: £40.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • More information: http://ratrace.com/mhsurvival2017/
  • Book your place here

 

admiral swansea 10K

Admiral Swansea Bay 10K
Sunday 24th September 2017
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is one of the UK’s premier road races with a flat, fast and scenic route alongside the magnificent views of Swansea Bay.  The race is open to all abilities aged 15+. We hope to see you at the start!   The 10k course takes place along the beautiful sweep of Swansea Bay. it is a fast, flat course, perfect for improving your personal best.

 

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • More information: http://www.swanseabay10k.com/
  • Book your place here

 

Bear Grylls - LogoBear Grylls Survival Obstacle Race 5K
Saturday 30th September 2017
London

Are you ready take on your next challenge? Make your way through our 5K course with 20+ obstacles and 2+ BG Survival Challenges – transporting you from everyday life to a brand new environment and survival situations in our themed Survival Zones. Battle the elements of the Desert, Arctic, Jungle, and Mountain through our BG bespoke Obstacles and Survival Challenges – testing your ability to endure a range of real-world survival scenarios. This is the perfect course for those who may be new to the survival world, but want to release their inner Bear and smash fitness goals along the way! Whether you are running as a lone soldier or with a team, the 5K Survival Race will leave you tired, but with an EPIC sense of accomplishment once you cross the Finish Line and earn that well deserved medal!

 

Bear Grylls - LogoBear Grylls Survival Obstacle Race 10K
Saturday 30th September 2017
London
Are you ready take on your next challenge? Make your way through our 10K course with 35+ obstacles and 4+ BG Survival Challenges – transporting you from everyday life to a brand new environment and survival situations in our themed Survival Zones. Battle the elements of the Desert, Arctic, Jungle, and Mountain through our BG bespoke Obstacles and Survival Challenges – testing your ability to endure a range of real-world survival scenarios. This is the perfect course for those who may be new to the survival world, but want to release their inner Bear and smash fitness goals along the way! Whether you are running as a lone soldier or with a team, the 10K Survival Race will leave you tired, but with an EPIC sense of accomplishment once you cross the Finish Line and earn that well deserved medal!

Bear Grylls - Logo

Bear Grylls Ultimate Survivor Obstacle Race 30K
Saturday 30th September
 2017
London
The Bear Grylls Survival Race grand finale is happening in London – 30 kilometres of pure survival adventure! If you play your training right, you may be one of the lucky 1,000 participants to compete for the Ultimate Survivor title. This race is only for the most seasoned of athletes, but you can try your luck if you’ve been training hard – dedication and preparedness is key! Created by Bear Grylls and his team of mountain and Survival experts, this is a course like no other. You will make your way through our 30k course with 100+ Obstacles and 10 Survival Challenges in each of our Survival Zones – each one as difficult as the next. You will need to keep moving! Strength, agility, balance, resourcefulness and determination are just a few of the attributes you will require to complete these gruelling tasks and make your way to the finish line first if you have your eye on the Ultimate Survivor trophy and prize. This is the 30Km race which truly separates the Ultimate Survivors from the Survivors. In 2016, we saw an incredible race with many people showing true survival instincts and determination by adapting to new challenges and overcoming adversity over and over again over the 30 km. This year we will step it up again with a larger field size and more challenges, even Bear himself had to ask “if we were serious” when we agreed on the final scope for this epic event. Only 30Km, 100+ Obstacles and 10 Survival Challenges stand between you and becoming an Ultimate Survivor!

 

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Beast Obstacle Race 19-22K
Saturday 30th September 2017
Windsor
Windsor Great Park plays host to the last weekend of the 2017 season, a great location to round things off in style. South of the historic town of Windsor, the Great Park is one of the most beautiful parts of country. Situated on 5,000 acres we had many options when choosing where to place the 5km+ course within the park. This is the first ever obstacle course race to take place at Windsor Great Park; it is sure to be an unforgettable weekend, as we offer over 15 obstacles. We have been spoilt with the locations of our obstacle races this season, the Olympic Park and Old Trafford are two notable locations. The park is easily accessible from London, so bring your friends and family for a great day out in one of Britain’s most beautiful locations.For the true Spartans among you the option exists to make it a powerful weekend. Start on Saturday with the Sprint and sign up for the Spartan Beast on Sunday at the same venue. You can collect two parts of your Trifecta medal in the space of a weekend. For the super-advanced racers, there is the possibility of completing the coveted Double Trifecta. Don’t forget that every racer who finishes the course gets a free beer, so prepare to make it a double.

  • Registration fee: TBC
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://www.spartanrace.uk/en/race/detail/1912/overview
  • Book your place here

Run for Cerebra – July

 

London 10K

The Vitality British 10K London Run
Sunday 9th July 2017
London
The Vitality British 10k London Run is staged on the world’s greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capitals truly world class historic landmarks.

 

  • Registration fee: £25.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 6
  • More information: http://www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk/
  • Book your place here

 

Leeds 10K LogoLeeds 10K
Sunday 9th July 2017

The 2016 Asda Foundation Leeds 10K promises to be a very special occasion for all those taking part as the event celebrates its 10th running. The run has raised well over £2m since it was first held in 2007. Revamped in 2013, the route is now faster and flatter. It starts in Vicar Lane, takes the runners out and back along Kirkstall Road and ends in front of cheering crowds outside the Town Hall.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.runforall.com/10k/leeds/
  • Book your place here

 

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Beast Obstacle Race 19-22K
Saturday 22nd July 2017
Edinburgh
This course features proper Scottish hills that will do their best to drain the energy from your legs. Throw in obstacles and you have an event that will test your mental strength, endurance, grit and perseverance. It is always a pleasure to host events in areas of such natural beauty, and you’ll no doubt find yourself drawn in to the picturesque surroundings of Spittal Farm. The scenery will boost your enjoyment and make you want to get to that finish line even faster. Situated among beautiful rolling Scottish hills, Midlothian is truly a sight to be seen. With countless historical structures and castles, individual Spartans and families will have more than enough history to keep themselves occupied while taking in the sights of one of Scotland’s true treasures. Midlothian is also adjacent to one of Scotland’s hippest cities; Edinburgh. Edinburgh features countless bars and restaurants for toting those medals around post-race, with plenty of museums and historical structures to keep Spartans busy during downtime before the race.

  • Registration fee: £50
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://www.spartanrace.uk/en
  • Book your place here

 

Logo_LargeThe Gauntlet Games Obstacle/Fun Run 5K and 10K
Saturday 22nd July 2017
Cardiff
The Gauntlet Games is a hilarious obstacle course race! Run 5k or 10k, taking on a series of inflatable, water and climbing obstacles, with real Gladiators! Swing on our rope swing onto the giant air bag to the finish line. The Estate is on the border of Cardiff – just 10 minutes from the centre of the city and half a mile from Culverhouse Cross. With its 600 acres of breathtaking views, rolling hills, extensive woodland and water features it is the best place to take on our gauntlet of obstacles! This is a completely private Estate and to see the beautiful land is an experience in itself!

  • Registration fee: £20.00Gauntlet
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00/£50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://thegauntletgames.co.uk/pages/event-info-cardiff/
  • Book your place here

 

London Tri Logo 2016London Triathlon
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd July 2017
Welcome to the world’s largest triathlon. Set in one of the most famous cities on the planet, get ready to race past the iconic London landmarks with the best athletes in the country keeping you company!

 

 

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  • Registration fee: £100.00
  • Minimum pledge: £150.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://livetotri.co.uk/london-triathlon/
  • Book your place here

 

 

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Sprint Obstacle Race 5-6K
Sunday 23rd July 2017
Edinburgh
This course features proper Scottish hills that will do their best to drain the energy from your legs. Throw in obstacles and you have an event that will test your mental strength, endurance, grit and perseverance. It is always a pleasure to host events in areas of such natural beauty, and you’ll no doubt find yourself drawn in to the picturesque surroundings of Spittal Farm. The scenery will boost your enjoyment and make you want to get to that finish line even faster. Situated among beautiful rolling Scottish hills, Midlothian is truly a sight to be seen. With countless historical structures and castles, individual Spartans and families will have more than enough history to keep themselves occupied while taking in the sights of one of Scotland’s true treasures. Midlothian is also adjacent to one of Scotland’s hippest cities; Edinburgh. Edinburgh features countless bars and restaurants for toting those medals around post-race, with plenty of museums and historical structures to keep Spartans busy during downtime before the race.

  • Registration fee: £30.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://www.spartanrace.uk/en
  • Book your place here

19869599883_9892c79873_oColor Vibe 5K
Saturday 29th July 2017
Bristol
The Color Vibes fun run will have you and your friends going crazy with color in the most exciting color filled day of your lives! Did we mention we had color – and lots of it! At the Color Vibe, YOU are our color canvas, and when you’re finished with this 5k run you’ll be an exciting and vivid masterpiece. So tag your friends and hook everybody up with the coolest color blast 5K run to hit the streets.

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://uk.thecolorvibe.com/
  • Book your place here

 

Logo_LargeGauntlet Games Obstacle/Fun Run 5K and 10K
Saturday 29th July 2017
Brighton
The Gauntlet Games is a hilarious obstacle course race! Run 5k or 10k, taking on a series of inflatable, water and climbing obstacles, with real Gladiators! Swing on our rope swing onto the giant air bag to the finish line.This is your chance to become a game show hero. The Gauntlet Games is coming back to Hyde Estate, just 15 minutes from Brighton on the A23. The Estate is a magical 1000 acre woodland with mystical pathways, thick forests, stunning open parkland and plenty of watery surprises to keep you on your toes!

 

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://thegauntletgames.co.uk/pages/event-info-brighton/
  • Book your place here

 

tenby 10KTenby 10K
Sunday 30th July 2017
Due to the growing popularity of the Tenby 10k event we are this year limiting the number of entries to 600. We will not be taking entries on the day!! Race packs, which include the running number and timing chip will be sent our a couple of weeks prior to the race.

 

 

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • More information: http://www.tenby10k.org.uk/index.shtml
  • Book your place here

Run for Cerebra – June

Burnley 10K Logo

Burnley 10K
Sunday 4th June 2017

It will be the fourth running of the event which has rapidly grown into one of the North West’s top runs. About 2,500 entered last year’s run – 1,000 up on 2013 – and raised tens of thousands of pounds for a host of good causes. This year’s event takes place on Sunday June 4th. The attractive route starts and finishes in the centre of Burnley and takes in three parks –Rowley, Towneley and Thompson.

  • Registration fee: £10.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.runforall.com/10k/burnley/
  • Book your place here

 

Toughest - LogoToughest London South Obstacle Race 8K
Saturday 17th June 2017
West Sussex
Finally! It is time for Toughest to head for the UK! Toughest races are world renowned for their quality. 8 k runs packed with some of biggest and most innovative obstacles out there. Penalty rounds and fast lanes make the race suitable for both beginners and world champs!

  • Registration fee: £50.0023322153305_64ef416cfe_o
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://www.toughest.se/en/
  • Book your place here

 

South Downs trail marathonSouth Downs Trail Marathon
Saturday 17th June 2017
South Downs
In what seems just a few short years, although actually it is now 11, the South Downs Marathon and Marathon Relay have become classics on the Trail Running calendar – which is not surprising when you look at the fantastic scenery on the route. Starting at Slindon College at 9.30am the full marathon runners follow a route up onto the South Downs through woodland reaching the South Downs Way at 5.5 miles, then running west back to the finish at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. The free buses to take marathon runners to the start will depart from QE Park with the full marathon runners between 7 and 7.45am.

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £150.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.209events.com/uk-running-events/south-downs-trail-marathon-slindon-to-qe-park-petersfield
  • Book your place here

 

South Downs trail marathonSouth Downs Trail Half Marathon
Saturday 17th June 2017
South Downs
In what seems just a few short years, although actually it is now 11, the South Downs Marathon and Marathon Relay have become classics on the Trail Running calendar – which is not surprising when you look at the fantastic scenery on the route. Starting at Slindon College at 9.30am the full marathon runners follow a route up onto the South Downs through woodland reaching the South Downs Way at 5.5 miles, then running west back to the finish at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. The free buses to take marathon runners to the start will depart from QE Park with the full marathon runners between 7 and 7.45am.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.209events.com/uk-running-events/south-downs-trail-marathon-slindon-to-qe-park-petersfield
  • Book your place here

 

mens 10k logos_high res_yellowGlasgow Men’s 10K
Saturday 17th June 2017
Glasgow
On the go since 2004, the Men’s 10K Glasgow has firmly set itself as THE run for men in the west. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and three years less than in England and Wales. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people (18-34) in Scotland and almost three out of four suicides are by men. Our aim is to help change this, little by little – and the Men’s 10K is how we are doing it!

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.mens10k.com/glasgow/
  • Book your place here

 

Hull 10K LogoHull 10K
Sunday 18th June 2017
Glasgow
Men’s 10K is a series of timed 10k runs that provides a proactive and challenging way to engage men in healthy physical activity and to promote health and wellbeing all year round.

 

Logo_LargeThe Gauntlet Games Obstacle/Fun Run 5K and 10K
Saturday 24th June 2017
London
The Gauntlet Games is a hilarious obstacle course race! Run 5k or 10k, taking on a series of inflatable, water and climbing obstacles, with real Gladiators! Swing on our rope swing onto the giant air bag to the finish line. This is your chance to become a game show hero. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from Cockfosters Tube Station, on the Piccadilly Line but it is hard to believe you’re in London at the Park! It’s a beautiful running route through the park, with a mixture of open parkland, mystical woodlands and trails and sweeping views. Plus of course plenty of cheeky Gladiators and all our epic obstacles.

  • Registration fee: £20.00Gauntlet
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00/£50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://thegauntletgames.co.uk/
  • Book your place here

 

 

 

Swansea HalfJCP Swansea Half Marathon
Sunday 25th June 2017
Swansea
JCP Swansea Half Marathon is back for the 4th consecutive year as we look to grow again. Following our hugely successful 2016 event Wales’ biggest summer half marathon and Award winning event is returning and this time we will have 8000 runners!!!  One of the UK’s fastest growing races and already one of the top 10 half marathons in the country, it is clear that the JCP Swansea Half Marathon is quickly becoming established as a must do race.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • More information: http://www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/
  • Book your place here

Run for Cerebra – May

Milton-Keynes-Half-Marathon-20161Everyday Hero Milton Keynes Half Marathon
Monday 1st May 2017
Milton Keynes

Everyone will benefit from fantastic crowd support around the course, for which Milton Keynes is now becoming famous. The MKM Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards and superb stadium finish as the full marathon event. Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2016 for another amazing event.

 

Milton-Keynes-Half-Marathon-20161Everyday Hero Milton Keynes Marathon
Monday 1st May 2017
Milton Keynes

The course is a single lap, traffic free route on closed roads and cycle paths or “redways” as they are known locally. It combines the tree lined City Centre boulevards with many miles of leafy surrounding suburbs, lake & canal side redways. Crowd support in the town is fantastic & plenty of groups out on the more rural sections as well. The course is gently undulating with a short hill at mile 24 and has PB potential as there is only 315ft of elevation, but you have to work hard to earn it. Stadium finish is great, you will feel like a hero covering the last mile as you head in towards the finish line and you will receive a cracking medal as well.

 

MK superhero runMK Superhero Fun Run
Monday 1st May 2017
Milton Keynes
Everyone will benefit from fantastic crowd support around the course, for which Milton Keynes is now becoming famous. The MKM Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards and superb stadium finish as the full marathon event. Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2016 for another amazing event.

 

 

Yorkshire_Half_Marathon_Leeds_LogoLeeds Half Marathon 
Sunday 14th May 2017
Leeds
The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon – which last year celebrated its 30th anniversary – is one of the highlights on Leeds’s sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere. The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.runforall.com/half-marathon/leeds/
  • Book your place here

 

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Super Gloucester Obstacle Race 12-16K
Saturday 20th May 2017
Aston Down
We return to Aston Down Airfield with an expanded event list. This hilly terrain greatly increases the difficulty of the race; many commented last year that the Super felt more like a Beast. Prepare for a relentless barrage of short climbs, alongside the traditional crawls, climbs and carries that make up our unique obstacle races. This will be the perfect training ground for Edinburgh which might be even tougher. You will need to spend plenty of time training in the hills to get your body ready for this race, and make it across the finish line. Your legs will be screaming by the time you make it across the finish line.

  • Registration fee: £40.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://www.spartanrace.uk/
  • Book your place here

 

Nottingham 10K LogoNottingham 10K
Sunday 21st May 2017

Back for 2017 following a successful debut in 2016, the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K has proved a great addition to the region’s running calendar and the ever-popular Asda Foundation 10K Series. The new run will start and finish in the city centre and take runners past the castle, within the shadow of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – reputedly the country’s oldest pub, along the embankment of the River Trent, through the Lace Market and on to the grand finish in Old Market Square.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.runforall.com/10k/nottingham/
  • Book your place here

 

Spartan Race - LogoSpartan Sprint Obstacle Race 5-6K
Sunday 21st May 2017
Aston Down, Gloucester
We return to Aston Down Airfield with an expanded event list. This hilly terrain greatly increases the difficulty of the race; many commented last year that the Super felt more like a Beast. Prepare for a relentless barrage of short climbs, alongside the traditional crawls, climbs and carries that make up our unique obstacle races. This will be the perfect training ground for Edinburgh which might be even tougher.You will need to spend plenty of time training in the hills to get your body ready for this race, and make it across the finish line. Your legs will be screaming by the time you make it across the finish line.

  • Registration fee: £30.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 25
  • More information: http://www.spartanrace.uk/
  • Book your place here

 

Edinburgh 10KEdinburgh 10K – Saturday 27th May 2017
Starting and finishing near EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city. 

 

  • Registration fee: £40.00
  • Minimum pledge: £50.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/events/10k/
  • Book your place here

 

Edinburgh 5KEdinburgh 5K
Saturday 27th May 2017
Starting and finishing near EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £25.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/events/5k/
  • Book your place here

 

Edinburgh 10KEdinburgh Half Marathon
Sunday 28th May 2017
The EMF Half course follows the Edinburgh Marathon route which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008. Great if it’s your first half marathon or if you are looking for a PB!  Runners must be a minimum of 17 years on race day to enter. Please note that the route may be subject to change. The EMF Half Marathon is a road race over a measured distance of 13.1 miles. It is delivered under permit from Scottish Athletics. The race will be refereed under the rules of Scottish Athletics.

 

  • Registration fee: £75.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.edinburghmarathon.com
  • Book your place here

 

Edinburgh 10KEdinburgh Marathon
Sunday 28th May 2017
Flat & fast. This course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008. Great if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a PB! Runners must be a minimum of 18 years old on race day to enter. Please note that the route may be subject to change. The Edinburgh Marathon is a road race over a measured distance of 26.2 miles. It is delivered under permit from Scottish Athletics. The race will be refereed under the rules of Scottish Athletics.

 

  • Registration fee: £150.00
  • Minimum pledge: £150.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: https://www.edinburghmarathon.com
  • Book your place here

Run for Cerebra – March

20048233275_81fbe823b4_oParis Half Marathon
Sunday 5th March 2017

With over 47,000 runners registered for the 2016 race, the Fitbit Semi Marathon de Paris is among the most prestigious (and 3rd largest) half-marathons in the world. The legendary course takes you through the most beautiful city in the world. Traditionally rooted in the east of Paris, this event meanders along the avenues of the Bois de Vincennes wood, the boulevards and streets of the 12th arrondissement before entering the French capital city center for a loop round the tel de Ville city hall.

 

 

IMG_0688Barcelona Marathon
Sunday 12th March 2017
The Barcelona Marathon is one of the most popular in Europe.  The course takes you through the centre of the city and includes main landmarks such as the Camp Nou (the home of Barcelona FC), Sagrada Familia, the Parc de Cuitdadella and finishing a short distance from La Rambla. With very few hills or inclines, the course is very flat and fast, and suits first time runners, or those going for a PB!

  • Registration fee: £50.00
  • Minimum pledge: £150.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://barcelona.de/en/barcelona-marathon.html
  • Book your place here

 

North_london_logoNorth London Half Marathon
Sunday 12th March 2017
Wembley

Building on what was an amazing first year, 2016’s Vitality North London Half Marathon has everything you loved about the 2015 event, with a very special twist! On Sunday 20th March 2016 we are reversing the route for this truly unforgettable running event, meaning you finish your 13.1 mile journey INSIDE the iconic Wembley Stadium, connected by EE – creating what has to be The Greatest Finish Line in the World! Kick off spring with a bang at the Vitality North London Half Marathon!

 

  • Registration fee: £30.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.northlondonhalf.com/
  • Book your place here

 

HCP textured Logo4.ai-3Hampton Court Half Marathon
Sunday 19th March
South East London
The Palace Half is a flat and picturesque course which starts and finishes inside Hampton Court Palace. Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opportunity to run a personal best but to visit and run inside one of the UK’s major tourist attractions. This is a chip times, Run Britain event. Included in the entry is a custom themed half marathon medal, t-shirt, fruit, flapjacks and much more.

  • Registration fee: £20.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://hamptoncourthalf.com/
  • Book your place here

 

 

Yeovil Half MarathonYeovil Half Marathon
Sunday 26th March 2017
For 2017, to celebrate its seventh year, Yeovil Half Marathon will start and finish in Yeovil Town Centre. Closed roads around the town centre before heading along the entire length of Yeovil Country Park. The route then leaves the town on the western side to Montacute House, before returning on quiet country roads to the Town Centre finish in the Quedam Shopping Centre. A big Yeovil Town Centre finish atmosphere is assured.

  • Registration fee: £15.00
  • Minimum pledge: £100.00
  • Number of places available: 5
  • More information: http://www.yeovilhalf.com/
  • Book your place here

 

 

Run for Cerebra


We have lots of fun and exciting running events for you to take part in this year. From mud runs to colour runs, marathons and even zombie runs – there really is something for everyone! We have places in over 50 events all over the UK and even in Europe for 2017!Join Team Cerebra and we will provide you with:

  • A great new fundraising pack filled with useful tips, ideas and resources
  • A Cerebra running vest or cotton t-shirt to wear on the day
  • A Facebook running group to chat with other Cerebra runners online
  • Meet and greet at selected events – and a cheer over the finish line!
  • At selected events we will hold a reception after the race including a free sports massage
  • And most importantly- unlimited email or phone support and advice from our fundraising events team

PLEASE BOOK A CHARITY PLACE BY CLICKING HERE. Once you have chosen your place from our list, make sure you take a note of the details for completing the form. Everyone can get involved with low-cost sign up fees and sensible pledges.

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR OWN PLACE DETAILS BY CLICKING HERE. If you already have a place in an event that isn’t listed you can still fundraise for Cerebra and have all of the support listed above.

Any questions? Please contact us on 01267 242586 or CeciliaB@cerebra.org.uk

Thank you for taking on the challenge! 

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