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Run 88km in February

Run 88km in February

Start 2022 the right way by taking on a new challenge to help us defeat brain tumours.

Need something to help tackle the post-Christmas blues? Searching desperately for a reason not to break your new year’s resolution to be more active? Want to begin 2022 by doing something meaningful?

Whatever your reason for seeking out a new challenge, why not start the year by taking part in the newest event in our Conquer the Challenge series – Conquer the Run 2022?

Support the 88,000 people currently living with a brain tumour in the UK and help us move further, faster towards a cure by running 88km throughout February or setting your own personal challenge to conquer.

As part of the challenge we’re asking everyone who takes part to set up a Facebook fundraiser and pledge to raise £100 to help us support those affected by a brain tumour and accelerate us towards a future where brain tumours are finally defeated.

Once you’ve hit your fundraising target of £100, we’ll send you a commemorative medal to mark your achievement! Which will look great alongside the t-shirt we send you after you create your Facebook fundraiser.

Are you ready to Conquer the Run?

I’m ready!


Conquering your challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Signing up for a Facebook fundraiser really couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is click the button below and confirm a few details about your fundraiser – then you’re ready to go!

Create your Facebook fundraiser

Top tip

Once you’ve created your fundraiser, you can join the Conquer the Challenge 2022 Facebook Group and we’ll post you a Charity t-shirt.

Join our group for tips, advice and support

Top tip

When setting up your Facebook Fundraiser, you’ll be asked “Why are you raising money?”

Although you can stick with the default answer provided by Facebook, taking the time to personalise this so people know what you’re doing and why, could boost your fundraising total by over a third!

Don’t forget…

Although we’ve suggested running 88km throughout February, you can set your own personal challenge to conquer.

If you’re new to running, why not build up to running a full 8.8km by the end of February? Or, if running really isn’t your thing, why not set yourself a challenge you’ll find more enjoyable, like walking, swimming or hiking?

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out with a Couch to 5k programme, you won’t get far without putting on your running shoes and braving the winter weather.

If you’re taking advantage of the great outdoors to complete your challenge, then be sure to follow the latest Government guidelines. 

Top tip

The Conquer the Challenge Facebook Group is a great place to share running tips, ask questions about boosting your fundraising and cheer each other on.  

Join the group!

Don’t forget

We love seeing your journey towards conquering your challenge, so why not post your progress on social media using the hashtag #ConquerTheChallenge

After you’ve conquered your challenge and hit the £100 fundraising goal, we’ll send you a special commemorative medal!

Top tip

Boost your fundraising efforts by grabbing some free publicity. Use our media guide to contact your local paper and radio station to share your story – but make sure you include some photos.

Don’t forget…

Sharing your Facebook fundraiser far and wide will help you smash your fundraising target and make sure you get your hands on a commemorative medal.

Join our Facebook group for tips, advice and support

Our closed Facebook group is a great space online to connect with other runners taking on 88km in February, whilst keeping updated with all the latest tips and advice for the challenge. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us; email events@thebraintumourcharity.org or call 01252 237867.

Event details

When: Throughout February

Where: Wherever you choose!

Registration fee: Free to enter

Sponsorship: As much as you can and anyone who raises £100 or more will receive a commemorative medal after the challenge.  

Sign up now

What your money could fund

    • £100 could pay for a test to understand the genetic changes linked to brain tumour development, to help identify personalised treatments.
    • £150 could ensure 150 families receive a HeadSmart card, making them aware of the symptoms of brain tumours in children and teenagers.
    • £250 could cover the cost of giving 10 children and their families the immediate support and information they need after the devastation of a diagnosis.
    • £500 could cover two days of research for one of our leading brain tumour researchers, to better understand brain tumours and provide more targeted treatments.

The difference you’ll make

By running for us, you’ll help us continue to drive progress towards a world where brain tumours are defeated.