You can join Team Rugby Runners in some of the UK's best races and receive fantastic support like our annual training day at Twickenham Stadium (where you can run around the pitch!), Training Guides and a Team Rugby Runners pack with fundraising advice and an IPF running vest.

Getting Started

If you’ve already secured your place in a race that’s fantastic! All you need to do now is to register for team rugby runners.

The IPF has a number of guaranteed charity places in some of the UK's best races:

London Marathon 2014Bupa London 10,000


Or see our race suggestions to find a race for you



Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Congratulations to all our runners who ran the 2015 London Marathon - helping to raise £80,000 for the IPF! You can see photos from the race on our news page.

If you’d like to join them in THE marathon the IPF has guaranteed places for 2016. As well as all the usual fantastic Team Rugby Runner support you’ll also be invited to our post race party straight after the race for food, celebration drinks and a much needed massage! Not only that but all members of the rugby runners team will be invited to a training day at Twickenham Stadium, where you'll get to visit the new England changing room and have a training session around the pitch itself.

Secure your place for 2016 – Guaranteed charity entry

Simply apply using the Golden Bond application form to enter the IPF ballot for our guaranteed team places. Every guaranteed entry runner will also get a free guaranteed place in the 2016 Adidas Silverstone Half-marathon - a perfect training race for the big day.

Fundraising Pledge: £2,200 Registration fee: £50

Own Place

The ballot for 2016 has closed. If you are successful in the ballot then we would love you to join the IPF Rugby Runners team. Simply register for the team when your place has been confirmed. Remember, the only way to guarantee your place straight away is through an IPF guaranteed charity place, so please apply above and if you are lucky with the ballot application you'll still be part of the IPF 'Rugby Runners' team!

Fundraising Pledge: As much as you can! Registration fee: None (Simply purchase your own race entry)

BUPA London 10,000

(Bank holiday) Monday 30 May 2016

Run 10k through the heart of some of London's best tourist attractions and along part of the 2012 Olympic marathon route! A wonderful atmosphere is created by the crowd and the thousands of fellow runners.

Secure your place for 2016 – Guaranteed charity entry

If you are interested in joining our team of Rugby Runners simply register for your place and then get training!

Fundraising Pledge: £99      Registration fee: £20

Own Place

For a limited period you can secure your own place directly through the race organisers and simply join the IPF Rugby Runners team by registering and we'll send you out your Rugby Runners team pack inclusing an IPF running top!

Fundraising Pledge: As much as you can!   Registration fee: None


Other Race Suggestions (including triathlons and ultra events)

You can join Team Rugby Runners if you’ve secured your own place in any race, please simply let us know by registering for the team and we'll send you out your Rugby Runners team pack.

Here are some suggested races:


Great Edinburgh Run 10miles 27-04-2014 Edinburgh Run
Sunderland City Run Half-marathon & 10km 04-05-2014 Sunderland Run
Milton Keynes Marathon Marathon 05-05-2014 Milton Keynes Run
Bristol 10km 10km 11-05-2014 Bristol Run
Great Manchester Run 10km 18-05-2014 Manchester Run
London to Brighton Challenge 100km, 50km & 25km 24-25-May-14 London & Brighton Walk, Run
Bupa London 10,000 10km 26-05-2014 London Run
Grand Union Challenge 100km, 50km & 25km 28-29-Jun-14 London & Chilterns Walk, Run
Great North 10k 10km 13-07-2014 Gateshead Run
Wales Marathon Marathon & Half-marathon 13-07-2014 Tenby, Pembrokeshire Run
British 10k 10km 13-07-2014 London Run
Great North 5k 10km 06-09-2014 Newcastle Run
Great North Run Half-marathon 07-09-2014 Newcastle Run
Thames Path Challenge 100km, 50km & 25km 13-14-Sep-14 River Thames Walk, Run
Run to the Beat 10km 14-Sep-14 London Run
Bristol Half Marathon Half-marathon 21-09-2014 Bristol Run
Robin Hood Marathon Marathon & Half-marathon 28-09-2014 Nottingham Run
Great Yorkshire Run 10km 28-09-2014 Sheffield Run
Windsor Half Marathon Half-marathon 28-09-2014 Windsor, London Run
Great Scottish Run Half-marathon & 10km 05-10-2014 Glasgow Run
Cardiff Half Marathon Half-marathon 05-10-2014 Cardiff Run
Royal Parks Half Marathon Half-marathon 12-10-2014 London Run
Great Birmingham run Half-marathon 19-10-2014 Birmingham Run
Great South Run 10miles & 5km 26-10-2014 Portsmouth Run
Dublin Marathon Marathon 27-10-2014 Dublin Run
New York Marathon Marathon 02-11-2014 New York, USA Run
Virgin London Marathon Marathon tbc-04-2015 London Run
Stratford 220 Triathlon 11-05-2014 Stratford-upon-Avon Swim/ Bike/ Run
Henley-on-Thames Triathlon Triathlon 22-06-2014 Henley-on-Thames Swim/ Bike/ Run
South Coast Triathlon Triathlon 05-07-2014 Sussex Swim/ Bike/ Run
Birmingham Triathlon Triathlon 20-07-2014 Birmingham Swim/ Bike/ Run
London Triathlon Triathlon 2-3-Sep-14 London Swim/ Bike/ Run
Blenheim Triathlon Triathlon 7-8-Sep-14 Oxfordshire Swim/ Bike/ Run
Coast to Coast 100 miles+ 13-14-Sep-14 Scotland Run/ Bike/ Boat
North West Triathlon Triathlon 14-09-2014 Cheshire Swim/ Bike/ Run
Tough Mudder - London West 10 mile assault course 26-27-Apr-14 Henley-on-Thames Run/ Obstacles
Rat Race Dirty Weekend 20 mile (200 obstacle) & 13 mile assault course 10-05-2014 Burghley, East Mids Run/ Obstacles
Tough Mudder – Midlands 10 mile assault course 12-13-Jul-14 Northamptonshire Run/ Obstacles
Tough Mudder - Yorkshire 10 mile assault course 2-3-Aug-14 Skipton Run/ Obstacles
Tough Mudder – South West 10 mile assault course 16-17-Aug-14 Cirencester Run/ Obstacles
Spartan - London 13km & 5km assault course 30-31-Aug-14 London Run/ Obstacles
Spartan - Cambridge 5km assault course 07-09-2014 Cambridge Run/ Obstacles
Tough Mudder – North West 10 mile assault course 13-14-Sep-14 Cheshire Run/ Obstacles
Spartan - Yorkshire 5km assault course 28-09-2014 Ripon, Yorkshire Run/ Obstacles
Survival of the Fittest - Nottingham 10km assault course 11-10-2014 Nottingham Run/ Obstacles
Spartan Beast - London 20km assault course 11-10-2014 London Run/ Obstacles
Tough Mudder - London South 10 mile assault course 25-26-Oct-14 Winchester Run/ Obstacles
Survival of the Fittest - Manchester 10km assault course 01-11-2014 Manchester Run/ Obstacles
Survival of the Fittest - London 10km assault course 22-11-2014 London Run/ Obstacles



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