Run for Charity

Run for Charity

If you are keen to get involved as a charity, then why not take a look at further 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:

RMS Titanic - Lead Charities

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 


Centre for Cancer Immunology - Lead Local Charity

Help us save more lives from cancer at Southampton

The University of Southampton is raising £25m to open the UK’s first dedicated Centre for Cancer Immunology at Southampton.

The University leads the UK in cancer immunology research. Building on this unrivalled expertise, we have launched a major fundraising campaign to open a world-leading research centre at Southampton General Hospital by the end of 2017. The build is over half way through but we need your help to reach our target and make it a reality.

We are on the cusp of exciting breakthroughs in curing cancer. Our new state-of-the-art Centre will enable us to pool our knowledge, extend our resources and accelerate our research progress. The Centre will be the first of its kind in the UK, connecting world-leading specialists with cutting-edge facilities in one dedicated, interdisciplinary hub. 

Our fundraising campaign, the biggest the University has ever undertaken, will leave a legacy in Southampton that will save more lives from cancer.  And you can be a part of it. 

By choosing to run for our new Centre, our team will offer you all the support you need.  We will provide you with a full fundraising pack, T-shirt and training tips.   All we ask in return is that all runners raise a minimum of £100. We will then be there on the day to cheer you on.  After all, curing cancer is a team effort.

Find out more about our campaign at

For further information on fundraising and how to get involved visit




Naomi House & Jacksplace

Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

The teams take time to really get to know the families and fully understand their wishes. Naomi House & Jacksplace offer them vital respite support, giving them the chance to recharge their batteries and regroup in a calm, fun and welcoming environment. In times of emergency Naomi House & Jacksplace is there, giving families the help they need through difficult times. And at the end of a child or young person's life, the charity pulls out all the stops to give them a peaceful and dignified end, surrounded by family members.

This standard of care costs money; £7 million per year to be precise. With only 10% of income coming from Government and statutory sources, Naomi House & Jacksplace are reliant on the support of people like you.

That's where Naomi House & Jacksplace needs you! Why not join the team for the Southampton Half Marathon? Your effort in the race, and build up of donations, will allow the charity to continue their long-standing care for these children & young people, as well as their extended families. All runners will have the chance to purchase a running vest, and will receive full fundraising support!


Red Falcon

Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening and the treatment gruelling. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. Medical treatment is necessary, but more is needed. And this is where Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex can help.

Offering complimentary therapy and practical support to help combat stress, exhaustion and nausea, as well as advice on healthy eating and exercise. The support from the trained professional nurses and therapists is free of charge and available in the Haven centres. 

The charity needs your help to operate its services, so why not challenge yourself to a half marathon and run for The Haven? The team will be there to cheer you on along the route, as well as providing fundraising tips and ideas beforehand! 


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


Friends of PICU

Friends of PICU, are pleased to be able to offer charity places at this years fabulous ABP Southampton running event on April 23rd.  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 Elaine 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 are now just entering our 10th year, 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 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 events.



Ronald McDonald House Southampton is an independent charity that provides FREE ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with children in hospital.

Our 53 ensuite bedroom House is located on the grounds of Southampton General Hospital and provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with children in Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital.  Our House is more than just a place to stay; we offer the families that stay with us comfort, support and a safe environment where they can share their experiences with others that are in a similar situation to them.

Once referred by the ward and allocated a room, it costs the families nothing to stay with us.  But, it costs the charity £25 per room per night and we can only afford to offer the accommodation free of charge thanks to the support and generosity of our supporters.

Come and join our team and help keep families close!

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

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

Support from us:

-          Fundraising Pack full of ideas of ways to fundraise and top tips

-          Monthly emails with advice and support

-          Sponsorship forms

-          Running vest to wear on the day

Telephone: 02380 930555


Rose Road Association

The Rose Road Association has been working with children, young people and their families from across Hampshire and the surrounding counties since 1952. The children who attend the Association have multiple and complex health needs and at Rose Road, we believe in valuing individuals, celebrating achievement and respecting the choices of our young people. We currently support over 400 families, providing our children and young people with short breaks which are fun and exciting while also providing parents and carers with essential time to rest and relax. 

Join our team of PINK and race past St Mary's Stadium, the Bargate, and over the Itchen Bridge. With 10,000 runners taking to the streets of Southampton - why not join Team Rose Road today?

We will support you throughout the Half Marathon, providing you with a fundraising pack, running vest and of course, we will be there to cheer you on! 


Southampton Hospital Charity

Southampton Hospital Charity aims to enhance the world class facilities provided at Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

UHS provides services to 1.9 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire, plus specialist services including neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.

Donations allow the hospital to buy equipment, fund research and provide better facilities that would otherwise be unaffordable under the NHS.

Join the SHC team to run the iconic city route, passing local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary's Stadium. All Southampton Hospital Charity ask, is a minimum sponsorship of £250. You can choose to run for a ward or department of your choice. So why not sign up today?


Wessex Cancer Trust

Wessex Cancer Trust exists to provide local support for people living with or affected by cancer, irrespective of their age. Our Services Team now provide local, free counselling and complimentary therapies as well as information and support. Currently, services can be found throughout Wessex.

Make 2018 your year and run for cancer!

Registration Half/Full: £15/£20

Sponsorship Half/Full: £250/£300

How your fundraising will help:

  • £25 provides a free counselling session for someone who is struggling to deal with their diagnosis
  • £50 allows us to pay for extra heating for someone going through chemotherapy, keeping them warm this winter
  • £100 provides one month of supplies for our complementary therapies to help cancer patients manage their pain and ease their anxiety

Support from us:

  • Fundraising Pack full of ideas of ways to fundraise and top tips
  • Cheering squad on the day of the race
  • Monthly emails with advice and support
  • Sponsorship forms
  • Running vest to wear proudly on the day


To find out more please get in contact with Charlotte today:

Telephone: 023 8067 2200


Calshot Spit

2018 Charities

Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity


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 254721.