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Run the TCS London Marathon for Paget's 

With a new year full of new possibilities ahead, the Paget's Association has a limited number of places for anyone who wants to raise crucial funds while experiencing the joy and togetherness of being part of the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday 2 October 2022.

On Sunday 3 October 2021, more than 35,000 participants took on the traditional course from London’s Blackheath to The Mall – while thousands more around the globe ran the 26.2 miles on the route of their choice in a virtual event. Now, the Paget's Association is offering its supporters the opportunity to experience the iconic course in 2022, by making a new year’s pledge to run for them.

The physical and mental health benefits of being active have been brought sharply into focus during the pandemic, and the 2022 TCS London Marathon offers people the chance to feel these benefits while raising much-needed funds for charity.

If you would like to tart part in the TCS London Marathon in support of the Paget's Association, please click here to find out more and to apply >


Earn a Medal with our Fitness Challenge!

We are challenging you to feel fitter and healthier by taking part in our Fitness Challenge.  Donations raised by achieving your challenge target will earn a Paget’s Fitness Medal and all money raised helps to support us in reaching our fundraising target of £50,000 for the 50th Anniversary of the Paget's Association in 2023. 

WALK, HIKE, RUN, SWIM, CYCLE, OR WHEEL

We have achievement medals for people of any age or ability who can challenge themselves to go a little further than they normally would. You can walk, hike, run, swim, cycle or, if you use a wheelchair, wheel your way towards your goal.

  • Bronze Fitness Medal: £25 minimum
  • Silver Fitness Medal: £100 minimum
  • Gold Fitness Medal: £500 minimum
Follow this link to learn more and take part or Contact us here

Brendan ran for his Grandad

Brendan ran the London Marathon in memory of his grandad, Frank, who had Paget's disease, as did his great grandad. Brendan watched his grandad deteriorate from an active person, who went ballroom dancing 5 times a week, to someone who relied on an electric scooter to get around. Brendan explains:

"Prior to his death, my Grandad was an avid supporter of the Paget’s Association and I know he appreciated the support they offered. He took part in various Paget’s treatment research projects, and raised hundreds of pounds for the Charity, through raffles and cake sales (expertly crafted by my grandma) at local dances. The fundraising even continued after his death, as we donated £300 to the Paget’s Association, collected in donations at his funeral.

As a teenager, I was a competitive runner, competing at county level up to the age of 15. At this point, I drifted into other sports and haven’t really done any training for around 20 years. I’ve always wanted to run the London Marathon but have managed to come up with various excuses over the years as to why I didn’t. The need to dedicate time to training for one, be that work commitments, children or home improvements. I’m at the point now that I don’t really have any excuses left and as my Grandad suffered from hereditary Paget’s disease, there is a chance it could affect me too. I decided that if I didn’t take the plunge now, it would only get harder and harder each year that I left it.

I'm pleased to say that I completed the marathon in 4 hours 46 minutes. It was slower than I wanted but I couldn't train for the final 3 weeks due to a foot injury, so I'm just glad I managed to make it round. I've had some great support and raised £1,122 for the Paget's Association. Unfortunately, we spent the Friday evening before the big day, in the Accident and Emergency department with my son (he's called Frank, after my Grandad) after a fall at school, hence the stitches on his nose. It wasn't the best preparation for Sunday!"

The Paget's Association would like to thank Brendan and all our runners for their fantastic efforts. 

If you are interested in running for us, find out more and apply here >


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If you are taking up any other challenge why not consider raising funds for Paget's at the same time? Paget’s running vests and cycle wear are available to order for events.  For the current event, see the news section of this website or contact us for details.

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