Sports/Active challenges

Taking part in an active challenge is not only fun and rewarding but a great way to get fit!

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Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 2018

Sign up now for the Great Manchester Run on 20th May, 2018 and be part of something amazing!

A charity entry with us is free but as a small charity we do ask that you agree to raise a minimum of £500.00 (before Gift Aid). We have a limited number of places so we are taking runners on a first come first served basis. Please email Alex Croft to reserve your place.

The Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 2018 is your chance to be part of something special with Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Set in the heart of Manchester you’ll be able to run a 10K or Half-Marathon alongside 30, 000 people through the city whilst raising funds and awareness for pulmonary fibrosis alongside our team who will be there to look after you and support you on the day!

The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street. The finish system will remain in operation until all runners have crossed the line on Deansgate so all runners will receive their time and Finisher’s Pack. You can take in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. You will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set. Perhaps the most significant landmark will be Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line for you!

This year you’ll be running alongside one of our greatest Olympians of all time – Sir Mo Farah! Mo will join tens of thousands of runners on the streets of Manchester as they take part in the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run.

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Take part in an organised event or make up your own route! There are lots of organised runs/cycles/swims/treks you can take part in. Simply choose which one you want to be part of and apply for a place – you may have to enter a ballot. Let us know when you have had your place confirmed and then register with us.

A useful website to find a run or walk near you is TIMEOUTDOORS.COM.

Charity runs

There are so many charity runs all over the UK to choose from that suit you; from a 5K walk or job up to a marathon.

You can use the Run for Charity website to filter through all the types of run such as fun runs, colour runs, ultra runs and kids races. Half – marathons and Iron Mans are really popular too so why not take on one of these epic challenges for APF!?

The Colour Run is also really popular for charity running – have fun whilst you run? Sounds good! There are three locations to choose from, London, Manchester and Brighton – go to the Colour Run website to sign up now for this year!

Charity cycles

There are loads are cycling events you can get on your bike for and raise money and awareness for APF,

A great place to find them is on the Cycle for Charity website!

There are lots of different types of cycling events for all abilities; from coast to coast rides, fun rides to 5ks – there’s something for everyone. If you want something a bit more hardcore then why not take on a cycling challenge such as the London to Paris bike ride or the Edinburgh night ride. Check out the cycle challenges here on the Global Adventure Challenges website.

Charity Swims

Swimming is the new running? Open water swimming is becoming increasingly popular and more and more people are taking up the challenge for charity.

If you want to take on a swim challenge take a look on the TimeOutdoors charity swim website to find a challenge that suits you.


The TrekFest charity walk is your chance to be part of an amazing walking challenge in The Peak District on 1st September, 2018.

Visit the TrekFest website to find out more.



Register your fundraising event

Having an event? Complete our fundraising registration form so we can get in contact with you and send you our fundraising pack.