Running events are a great way to raise money to help support our work.
Every step you take; in training and on race day, helps us to support local people to take their first steps to leave the cycle of homelessness behind.
There are so many races on the South Coast and we are here to help you all the way! So whether you’re a beginner just starting out or a seasoned runner there are plenty of opportunities for you to join TeamSSJ!
When you enter ANY of these races…
We can offer you: ‘Couch to 10k’ training plans if you’re a novice runner, and structured plans for those of you who already ‘run for fun’ but would like to try a competitive race or a change of pace. You also get a TeamSSJ vest, plenty of support around fundraising and possibly even a running group!
How do I join the team? Sign up using the form at the bottom of this page by selecting the race you’re interested in!
The Great South Run – 22nd October 2017
The Simply Health Great South Run is a fast, flat 10 mile course. Runners can enjoy the sights of Southsea and Portsmouth including running through the historic Dockyard, past The Emirates Spinnaker Tower and finishing up on Southsea seafront.
To Enter: We have a small number of charity places available for a £35 deposit. You must pledge to raise a minimum of £175 sponsorship.
Southampton Common 10k – 26th November 2017
We are very excited to add this MCC Promotions event to our running event Calendar, particularly as SSJ have been selected as the beneficiary charity for the event! The Southampton Common 10k is a 2-lap race of Southampton Common. This is a time chipped event; perfect for aiming for a new personal best. Runners also receive a finisher’s t-shirt and a medal, with trophies for the first three male and female runners to cross the line.
To Enter: We have a small number of FREE entry places, after they are gone registration is £14 with the event promoter. We ask that you commit to raising £75 in sponsorship.
ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k – 22nd April 2018
The 2017 ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k team saw 32 runners take on the streets of Southampton and they have raised almost £8,500 so far! The route heads past many of Southampton’s sights, including the Medieval Bargate, with runners taking on a course that sees them through Southampton common and over three bridges including the Iconic Mile over the Itchen and the amazing achievement of having Beat the Bridge!
To Enter: We need a £15 deposit and you must commit to raising a minimum £150 sponsorship
Milemakers: Milemakers help marshal a section of the race; keeping participants and spectators safe, cheering the runners on and making sure the day runs smoothly. If you were a Milemaker for SSJ in 2017. we can offer you a free place or if you would like to pledge to be a Milemaker for 2018, we can offer you a free place for 2019!
Muddy Runs and Obstacle Courses
We’re not able to buy charity places for these events but if you’d like to take one on for SSJ we can support you all the way! We can still offer you an SSJ vest or t-shirt and all the help with your fundraising. There’s a (non-exhaustive) list of local events here, please get in touch using the contact form below if you’re interested in entering one of these races for us.