London Marathon, 10/5ks & Local Runs, Ride London

Every year LAM Action aims to raise £75,000 to support women with LAM and their families and to continue to fund much needed research into the condition. Fund raising through sponsored events is a central part of achieving this goal and we now offer places in more events than ever before, but we need your help to fill them

Ride London/Surrey 100 is a 100 mile cycle starting at the Olympic Park and heading through the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty before finishing on the Mall. Thousands of people enter the ballot to take part, not all will be lucky, but LAM Action has guaranteed places for those who are fit enough to complete the course in under 8 hours.

Our fund raising target is £500 per rider and we will supply them with a LAM Action cycling shirt and all the back-up we can muster. The 2021 Ride London/Surrey 100 is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but we hope it will be back again in 2022 so stay tuned.

The British 10K takes place in London and is a great way for people who are relatively new to running to take part in a fun, but high profile event. All we ask is that runners commit to raising £500 for our charity and in return they will receive a LAM Action running vest with their name on it and all the support that we and our PR agency, Empica, can give them with training and fund-raising.

The Great North Run – In response to popular demand, LAM Action has previously offered charity places in this half marathon which starts in Newcastle. It is a televised event with a great atmosphere and offers a brilliant way to build up to a full marathon and because it is half the distance we have set a fund-raising target of £1000.  Please contact David Mercer to enquire about a charity place.

LAM Action has teamed up with Run for Charity, which is a portal showcasing 250 runs of various lengths up and down the country, so you can choose those local to you, or the ones that best suit your running ability. To see which runs are available for you to sign up to, please visit our page on the Run for Charity site by clicking here.

The London Marathon – is the pinnacle of LAM Action’s fund raising events. Taking place on Sunday October 3rd this year it follows an iconic route passed London’s landmarks and for many runners can be a life-changing experience. We ask our runners to raise £2000 for LAM Action and normally have supporters out on the streets and at the finish to say “Thank you” to all our participants.

Remember it is only through fund raising like this that LAM Action is able to continue its work – so have a think about relatives or friends who might want to take part, or approach your local running or cycling club to ask if they would hold a ballot to win a charity place.

For more details please contact David Mercer on 01306 731466 or e-mail david.mercer@office.lamaction.org