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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.


Cotswold Way Challenge 2021

Date: 26 Jun 2021

Sign Up Fee: £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

Location: Brighton

Date: 27 Jun 2021

Sign Up Fee: £36

*******New Date******
Oh we do like to run beside the seaside… The Brighton Half 2021 is on Sunday 27th June. A sell out race with a beautiful seafront course, amazing crowd support and flat course.

Peak District Challenge 2021

Date: 3 Jul 2021

Sign Up Fee: £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.

Isle of Wight Challenge 2021

Location: Isle of Wight

Start date: 10 Jul 2021

End date: 11 Jul 2021

Sign Up Fee: £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

Yorkshire Challenge

Date: 17 Jul 2021

Sign Up Fee: £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.

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2021

Start date: 1 Aug 2021

End date: 1 Aug 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!

York 10km

Location: York

Date: 1 Aug 2021

Sign Up Fee: £25

"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

Date: 11 Sep 2021

Sign Up Fee: £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

Date: 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

Great North Run 2021

Location: newcastle

Date: 12 Sep 2021

Fundraising pledge: £350

We have Guaranteed Lily Places for this iconic event!
The Great North Run  is the largest half marathon in the world and is celebrating it's 40th anniversary in 2021 (pushed back from 2020). So this is the year to join this event where participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Swim Serpentine 2021

Location: Hyde Park

Date: 18 Sep 2021

Fundraising pledge: £150

This 2 mile event at the largest open water mass participation event in the UK. Aimed at the more experienced swimmer you are required to complete two full (1.6km) laps of the Serpentine (recommended that you have previous experience of open water swimming).

Reigate 5km 2021

Location: Reigate, Prior Park

Date: 19 Sep 2021

Sign Up Fee: £24

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

Location: London

Date: 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.

The Virtual London Marathon 2021

Location: Run where you live

Date: 3 Oct 2021

Fundraising pledge: £100

In 2021 The London Marathon is moving to October and running along side the event in London, will be the 2021 Virtual London Marathon.

We have guaranteed places so be part of something special and run for Team Lily. Places are limited so be quick.

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Bath Half Marathon 2021

Location: Bath

Date: 10 Oct 2021

Sign Up Fee: £46.50

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!

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2021

Location: London

Date: 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.