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Staying home? Stay involved and keep making a difference.

We're missing our regular Lily events as much as you are, but there are still loads of ways to get involved and make a difference. We're launching an exciting programme of virtual events, from celebrity pub quizzes to indoor sports challenges and more, so you can be part of the Lily community wherever you are. Join in the fun, and help us keep bringing positive change to the lives of people with mito.


Lily 21 Challenge

Anywhere - 31 Jan 2021


The Lily 21 Challenge is the ideal way to get 2021 off to a flyer while helping people affected by mitochondrial diseases. All you need to do to take part is set yourself a personal fundraising challenge based on the number 21. Anyone can get involved, regardless of age or ability.

Winter Walk 2021

London - 27 Feb 2021

£7.50 - £79 depending on funding option and distance

Get those walking boots out, wrap up, stretch the legs and get active in the New Year with a couple of thousand like-minded adventurers. The Winter Walk has been adapted to enable us to operate a ‘Covid-Secure’ model. Choose your distance – you’ll get a few winter ‘goodies’, a medal, some hot food & drink ‘to go’ – and a great event to take on as we head into a more positive year.

Liverpool Half Marathon

Liverpool - 21 Mar 2021


Join Team Lily at this 13.1 mile race around the incredible city of Liverpool and help us beat Mito!

Easter 50 Challange

Windsor Racecourse - 10 Apr 2021

£5 to £119 depending on sign up option

Setting out from our basecamp at Windsor Racecourse - you can Walk, Jog, or Run the looped routes through the Great Park, along the Thames Path, and enjoy some of the wonderful surrounding countryside. You'll get full support all the way with rest stops en route, free food & drink, a few special Easter surprises - and a great sense of achievement to set you up for more adventures

Royal Parks April 2021 (2020 postponed race)

11 Apr 2021

Fundraising pledge: £350

We have guaranteed places for this event, so would love you to join our Lily team! We provide cheering squads on the day and welcome you and your supporters to the pub we hire for a post-race celebration.

Isle of Wight Challenge 2021

Isle of Wight - 1 May 2021

£15-£198 depending on sign up option

Great challenges need great settings - and none are better than the Island's coastal path. 2,000 adventurers will take on the Isle of Wight in May next year - and all out to push themselves further.

It's along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles and up to historic Cowes at the half way stop. For Full Island challengers it's on to historic Ventno

Gatwick Half Marathon 2021

Crawley - 9 May 2021


Help us fight for a cure and run this British Airways event !

Jurassic Coast Challenge 2021

15 May 2021

£15-£198 depending on sign up option

15th-16th May 2021
Join 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels & ages and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site. You can choose from 25km to 100km so there is something for everyone.

Tough Mudder London West

Henley-On-Thames - 15 May 2021


Are you "Tough Enough" to help us beat Mito? Join Team Lily at challenging but amazing event and become part of the Tough Mudder Club. 8-10 mile and a 5km course are available.

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2021

23 May 2021

Fundraising pledge: £350

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is back for its third year! This closed road central London run is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and the City of Westminster. Last year was an amazing event and this year it will be bigger & better!

We have guaranteed Lily places with free registration so apply today and be there as a Mito Hero in May 2021!

London to Brighton Challenge 2021

29 May 2021

£5-£198 depending on sign up option

Now in its 10th year, 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels & ages will take on a classic capital to coast route, testing their grit over the Bank Holiday weekend. Most will Walk, but many will Jog or Run the full 100km, and with half & quarter distance options there's a challenge for everyone.

Edinburgh Half Marathon 2021

Edinburgh - 30 May 2021


Fast & flat, the Edinburgh Half Marathon follows the marathon course which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you are looking for a PB. The Edinburgh Half Marathon has sold out every year since 2012 and is one of the largest half marathons in the UK.

Lake District Challenge 2021

12 Jun 2021

£5-£198 depending on sign up option

Walk, Jog, or Run the Lake District Challenge and take on England's finest countryside at your pace. Test yourself on a fantastic Ultra Challenge - suitable for all experience levels - and you'll get the best support & hospitality all the way. .With 100km, 50km and 25km events available there is something for everyone.

Cotswold Way Challenge 2021

26 Jun 2021

£15-£198 depending on sign up option

The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge - with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! It's a Saturday morning start from historic Bath's Royal Crescent, as 2000 adventurers set out on 100km of footpaths & trails - most walk, some jog and there are 50km and 25km options available too

Brighton Half Marathon 2021

Brighton - 27 Jun 2021


*******New Date******
Oh we do like to run beside the seaside… The Brighton Half 2020 is on Sunday 27th June when we celebrate 30 years of the event. A sell out race with a beautiful seafront course, amazing crowd support and flat course.

Bath Half Marathon 2021

Bath - 27 Jun 2021


The Bath Half Marathon is a beautiful marathon making the very most of gorgeous Bath city centre and surrounding historic countryside by following off road trails in and around the city.

Sign up quick as it always a quick sell out!

Peak District Challenge 2021

3 Jul 2021

£15-£198 depending on sign up option

This challenge will welcome 2,000 adventurers into the fabulous Peak District National Park. The full 100km Challenge which takes a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire's finest scenery and Peaks. With Half and Quarter challenges also available there is something for everyone.

Yorkshire Challenge

17 Jul 2021

£15-£198 depending on sign up option

Take on the new Yorkshire Challenge in the beautiful Nidderdale area, on the south east edge of the Yorkshire Dales. There’s a challenge base-camp hub in Pateley Bridge with a range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services over the weekend. With 100km, 50km and 25km options, there is something for everyone.

York 10km

York - 1 Aug 2021


"The York 10K offers a rare chance to run through the heart of this wonderful city. The route starts and finishes in Knavesmire Road close to York Racecourse and takes in some of the city’s historic gems including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster.

Thames Bridges Treck 2021

11 Sep 2021

£5-£79 depending on sign up option

Join 2000 trekkers as we venture across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline from its best vantage points. This 25km challenge is perfect for the whole family!

Brighton Marathon 2021

12 Sep 2021

Fundraising pledge: £350

****NEW DATE*****
Join Team Lily at The Brighton Marathon is the second-fastest marathon in the UK. It's an incredible event and part of The Brighton Marathon Weekend, an exciting three-day running event in one of Britain’s most cosmopolitan cities

Reigate 5km 2021

Reigate, Prior Park - 19 Sep 2021


This 5km race is a fully closed, single-lap route starting and finishing in Reigate’s beautiful Priory Park and the Kid's Race is a fun and enjoyable 1.1 mile race which starts in the Event Village,

London Marathon 2021

London - 3 Oct 2021

Fundraising pledge: £3000

Help us beat mitochondrial disease by being part of the biggest one-day fundraising event in the world. Nothing beats the feeling of running the London Marathon with Team Lily. When the going gets tough our Lily cheering squads will be there to give you an extra boost, and you'll be invited to our post-race celebration.

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2021

London - 10 Oct 2021

Fundraising pledge: £350

We have guaranteed places for this event, so would love you to join our Lily team! We will be there for you all the way through your training and will have Lily cheering squads on the day to celebrate your amazing achievement.

Tandem Skydive

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, skydiving down through the air as you start free falling at over 120mph! Find out more here

Static Skydive

Want to take part in something that will really get your adrenaline pumping? Well whilst supporting our charity you can learn how to make a parachute jump – just like the professionals! This challenge is over 2 days ending with you performing a solo jump from up to 3,000 feet using a modern square parachute canopy.. Find out more here.

Accelerated Free Fall Solo Skydive

This is the real thing and should only be undertaken by those who really want to learn what skydiving is all about!! Learning to skydive solo is a big challenge and you will start with a full day's training including practical and classroom sessions covering all areas of making a solo skydive from 10,000 feet! Find out more here.

Bungee Jumps

This high octane, one-off event is really great for those who only have a small amount of time available. There are no gruelling marathon-training schedules to stick to, no weekend-long treks – you only need to commit to fundraising and the jump itself. With multiple locations across the UK, find out more here.

Velocity Zip Wire

Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight. Find out more here.