Challenge Events

There are many ways to help us support prisoners who can read to teach those who can't. Why not take on a challenge and raise funds to give the gift of reading?

We’ve teamed up with Run for Charity to offer a range of exciting events for you to take part in. For some events, we have a free place so it's always worth checking us with before registering.  

Here are some of the highlights in for 2018


Super Nova 5k - London      

Whether you're an experienced runner or you just want to stroll round with the family , dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes

Date: 3rd March           Registration Fee: £22        Minimum Sponsorship: £75


Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon      

This is a very popular event & although general entries have sold out, there are still charity places available.

Why should you enter ?

1.       Although general entries have sold out . Shannon Trust can offer you a place !

2.       Starts & finishes at Hampton Court Palace

3.       The course is flat

4.       You are awarded a really cool medal

Date: 18th March           Registration Fee: £65        Minimum Sponsorship: £150


Manchester Marathon      

A superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club, plus a medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers!

Date: 8th April             Registration Fee: £45        Minimum Sponsorship: £250


Rough Runner Oxfordshire       

A combination of distance running with epic obstacles on the way. Inspired by TV game shows like Gladiators, Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior. Take on the Sweeper Arms, 40m water slide, and legendary TRAVELATOR!

A distance to suit your fitness – 5km, 10km or 15km routes available.

Date: 19th/20th May   Registration Fee: £40      Minimum Sponsorship: £150