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The Big Half:  APPLY BELOW Join us on 4th March 2018 for a brand new half marathon, organised by London Marathon and taking you from Tower Bridge to the historic Cutty Sark, in Greenwich. Every pound raised goes towards supporting the charity’s work with homeless and at risk people across the UK. Sign up now and...
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I became homeless after escaping from an abusive situation in October 2015. After sofa surfing for 3 months I found a place in a homeless shelter where I stayed for a month until I suffered a mental breakdown. I was admitted to psychiatric hospital where I stayed for about 6 months. When I left, I...
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So this weekend saw me complete a running challenge that one year ago I would have thought impossible. My journey to this point began in July 2016, when realising I needed to take action to improve my physical health and fitness as my weight crept towards 18 stone. I began by fixing my diet, followed...
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On a cold, clear August day in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, almost 2,500 people gathered, ready to take part in the annual half marathon (alongside a further 1,000 people taking part in the full marathon). Having only ever ran the entire distance once (back in London I spend most of my time sitting at a desk,...
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So… why I do what I do!! Today I got up and set off to work like I do most days with my head held high and a spring in my step – despite the change in weather!! I travel around town visiting drop-in centres and hostels, engaging with young adults, aged 16 to 25. Not...
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Our journeys with the members of The Running Charity can be uplifting, difficult, and often stop-start. None more so than with one of our recent graduates Montana. In 2014, I started working with Montana at a hostel in Southwark, he always showed promise but he had a lot going on in his life and could...
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WATCH THE 2- MINUTE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE CLAUDE IN ACTION Claude is one of The Running Charity’s programme officers, he works with vulnerable and homeless young people throughout London, improving their physical fitness and their mental wellbeing. He knows how isolated and invisible you can feel when you are homeless and how your health...
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  We love Parkrun. The Running Charity all joined forces bright and early on an August Saturday morning to try out a new Parkrun in Southwark Park. It was the perfect way to kick off our bank holiday.  Kane completed his first ever Parkrun without stopping after a little encouragement from Lucy Richards, The Running Charity’s...
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On Saturday, four graduates from our Manchester programme joined some of the staff from Mercedes Benz HQ on a charity walk to the summit of Mount Snowdon. At 1085m, this rugged peak is the tallest in England and Wales. But first, we had a bigger challenge in front of us…. how to get everyone up...
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For the past four years, The Running Charity has been delivering successful running programmes to homeless young people in hostels and day centres. Today we are rolling out our next transformative running programme that pairs one of our young people with YOU and other runners who are passionate about the benefits exercise can bring. It...
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