Brainathlon

The Brainathlon Half is a fun, family-friendly walk, run and climb challenge raising funds to support three leading neuro research charities: Brain Research UK, Brain Tumour Research and Epilepsy Research UK.

Walk, run and climb a total of 13.1 miles on your own, or as part of a team of three, during Brainathlon Half Week (Monday 25th – Sunday 31st October).

Registration is only £10 per person to get involved and you can receive a unique medal to proudly show off once your challenge is completed.

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About Brainathlon

During Brainathlon Half Week (Monday 25th – Sunday 31st October), complete the 13.1 miles of walking, running and climbing. You can do this in one go, or break it up into bite-size parts throughout the week. Enter individually or as a relay team of three – it’s up to you.

  • Walk 5 miles
  • Run 7.5 miles
  • Climb 0.6 miles (by walking up 1,250 stairs or equivalent)

Brainathlon Week

You can undertake your challenge all in one go, or break it up into bite-size parts throughout the week – it's up to you. Keep track of your challenge through your favourite running app for your walk and run sections, and take photos of you climbing some of the 1,250 stairs you will climb. Simply submit your evidence and, combined with reaching your fundraising target online, your Brainathlon Half will be complete and a well-deserved medal will be yours!

Getting your Medal

Everyone who completes the Brainathlon Half and raises £100 (relay teams who raise £300 cumulatively) will receive a specially commissioned Brainathlon Half medal. If you can raise more than £300 (£900 as a relay team), you’ll also receive a special gift in recognition of your amazing achievement in support of three incredible neuro research charities.

All funds raised will be divided equally between the three charities to support their inspiring work.

To get you in the mood for the event and to keep you motivated through your training, we have created our very own Brainathlon Half Playlist.

So 'Don't Stop Believing', you were 'Born to Run'. Just take it 'Step by Step', 'Keep on Movin', climbing 'Higher and Higher' and you'll soon feel 'Top of the World'!

Click here to listen to on Spotify

Fundraising

We ask everyone taking part to raise £100 each, setting up their online fundraising page on JustGiving. Everyone who completes the Brainathlon Half and raises £100 (relay teams who raise £300 cumulatively) will receive a specially designed Brainathlon Half medal celebrating your amazing achievement in support of three incredible neuro charities.

Our vision is a world where everyone with a neurological condition lives better, longer.

Brain Research UK is the leading dedicated funder of neurological research in the UK. We fund the best science to achieve the greatest impact for people affected by neurological conditions.

There are hundreds of neurological conditions. We fund research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected. It is only thanks to the generosity of our much-valued supporters that life changing, lifesaving research can be funded.

www.brainresearchuk.org.uk

Brain Tumour Research exists to raise the awareness of and grow the funding for scientific research into brain tumours and improve outcomes for brain tumour patients.

We are the only national charity in the UK dedicated to funding continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours. We are a leading voice in this country calling for greater support and action for research into brain tumours.

www.braintumourresearch.org

Epilepsy interrupts the lives of ordinary, extraordinary people. It's invisible. It's unpredictable. It's frightening.

Epilepsy Research UK's vision is 'A life free from epilepsy'. Our mission is to drive and enable life changing, life saving research into epilepsy. We are the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and treatments of epilepsy.

We launched the #ALifeInterrupted campaign in October 2020 to highlight the disruptive, interruptive impact of epilepsy, address the inequalities in research funding, and call on people affected by epilepsy to shape the future of research. Find out how you can take part here.

A life free from epilepsy is possible. But only through research.

www.epilepsyresearch.org.uk

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