Run for Charity

Run for Charity

If you are keen to get involved as a charity, then check out the full details of our Charity Packages

Some run for fun, others run for fitness, but so many are now running for great causes!

Since 2015, when the ABP Southampton Half Marathon and 10k launched, runners have raised over £500,000 for good causes. 

If you would like to run in the ABP Southampton Marathon, Half and 10k, you can get a guaranteed entry with one of our charity partners. Every charity will support you, offering fundraising tips to reach your goals, as well as significant support and advice in the lead up to, and on your big day.

Please find our charity partners listed below:

Lead Charity Partners

Macmillan Cancer Support - Lead National Charity

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer and 2.5 million of us are living with it, with that number rising to four million by 2030. We can help because we are Macmillan.

Every day 29 people in Hampshire, where the ABP Southampton Marathon is being held, hear the devastating news they have cancer. This will see Hampshire’s population of people living with cancer more than double between 2010 and 2030. This huge increase will in turn result in thousands more local people feeling isolated and alone, every day, even after treatment ends. Macmillan and its supporters must take action now to make sure we’re there to solve these issues.

When you're facing cancer it can feel like you've lost control, Macmillan is here to help you take it back. Whether it's a nurse being there from the moment you're diagnosed, a helping hand with your everyday chores, advice about money worries or just someone ready to listen when you need to talk. Cancer isn't going away but if you run for Team Macmillan, we can help make sure no one faces it alone

Together, we are all Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Run the full 

Run the half

Run the 10k 


Southampton Hospital Charity - Lead Local Charity

Southampton Hospital Charity are dedicated to working alongside our friends and partners from the local community as, together, we raise funds for University Hospital Southampton beyond the scope of NHS resources.

With the support of the community, we strive to enhance and transform the treatment, care and support that we are able to provide for our patients and their families as well as investing in advancements in clinical research, treatments and equipment.

Supporting your local hospital charity is a rewarding experience. YOU can make a difference to the lives of the 750,000 patients cared for every year by the hospitals' 10,500 staff right now.

Our hospitals provide a wide range of healthcare services for people living not just in Southampton, but throughout central southern England and the Channel Islands. The chances are that if you live in Hampshire, you will know several people who have been referred to our hospitals for our specialist services including Southampton Children’s Hospital, cancer, eye, neurological, heart, and emergency care. As such, we encourage you to support any area of our services closest to your heart.

Be a superstar for Southampton Hospital Charity...

Join Team Southampton Hospital Charity – sign up today!

Charity Registration Number: 1051543






Gold Charity Partners

Abby's Heroes

Abby’s Heroes supports children, young adults and their families after the harsh diagnosis of cancer.

Working specifically with the Piam Brown Ward and the T.Y.A ward at Southampton General Hospital, we offer practical, financial and wish making grants.


Silver Charity Partners

Cancer Research UK

Show cancer what you’re made of. Your place with team Cancer Research UK is right here waiting for you.

Did you know, we're the only charity fighting all 200 cancers? We receive no government funding, so every pound, and every runner is vital to help us beat cancer sooner.  Thanks to our amazing supporters, survival rates across all forms of cancer have doubled in the last 40 years, but we can’t stop there.  With you on board, we can speed up this progress and see three quarters of patients surviving within the next 20 years.

Every step you'll take helps the fight to beat cancer sooner. Join our team right now and make your race a day to remember.

Join our team:




Phone: 0300 123 5461


Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity

Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity was established to raise funds for Countess Mountbatten Hospice. Some funding comes from the Government, however the charity needs to raise £1 million a year to ensure vital services are maintained.
The hospice was able to help almost 3000 patients and their families last year but wouldn't have been able to do so without the funds raised by Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity. Funds which enable the hospice to continue to offer nursing and medical care, emotional and practical support, welfare advice, occupational and physiotherapy, complementary therapies, spiritual care and creative activities.   

Our charity spaces are free and we ask our runners to raise a minimum of £150 each. 

If you are interested in running for us please contact us on the email address below. 


Friends of PICU

Friends of PICU, are pleased to be able to offer charity places at the fabulous ABP Southampton running events.  If you are interested in supporting children's intensive care at Southampton Hospital and taking on any of the challenges - with a choice of either a full marathon (26.2miles), half marathon, 10k or 1Mile Fun Run along closed roads through the heart of Southampton. 

All events start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city centre with the main course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium, and the exciting ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event. 

If you are interested in running on our behalf please contact us on the email address below. 

Friends of PICU supports the regional centre for Children's Intensive Care based at Southampton Hospital, by providing vital equipment and services in addition to those provided by the NHS. 

We have been going for over 10 years, which is amazing and makes us immensely proud of the achievements of the charity and all those who have supported and impacted on its history.  Through the incredible contributions we have received, Friends of PICU has donated many pieces of equipment and services, large and small, high value and lower cost. These help to make a real difference and give every child the optimum chance of getting better, the parents to be comfortable and able to focus on being with their child, and their extended families and friends to know that they are receiving the very best of care.

Every penny we spend is received as a result of the generosity, ingenuity and huge efforts of our many amazing supporters. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the runners whose efforts and results at events such as the ABP Southampton Marathon give us the opportunity to help the babies and children and are inspiring to others who would like to help raise funds and awareness for the charity. Thank you from our Trustees, Patrons, the staff on PICU and all who support FoPICU for taking on the challenges of the ABP Southampton running events.


Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families while their child is in hospital.

There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all located close to specialist children's hospitals. Our Houses are open 365 days a year and are equipped with everything you would find in a family home. Families can get a good night's sleep, prepare their own meals and feel at home, knowing that they're only a moments away from their child.

With your help, Ronald McDonald House Charities is determined to help even more families.

Join our team in the 2018 ABP and help us ensure that poorly children across the UK can be near to their families during the toughest times.

Registration 10k/Half/Full: £20/£25/£30

Sponsorship 10k/Half/Full: £150/£250/£400

Support from us:

  • Fundraising Pack full of ideas to help you reach your target
  • Personalised advice and support from our fundraising team
  • Sponsorship forms
  • T-shirt

Telephone: 0203 892 0644


Bronze Charity Partners

2019 Charities

Christians Against Poverty


Kick 4 Life


Saints Foundation


Society of St James


Southampton Voluntary Services - Community Roots Project


Wessex Heartbeat



Get in touch

If you have any enquiries, feel free to get in touch by sending us an email or calling us on 02380 273657.