Make your run count!
This year, we are proud to offer our runners the opportunity to make a difference as part of their Trail Outlaws event. Make your run count by fundraising for one of our partner charities, or a cause close to your heart. Thanks to our official fundraising platform, GivenGain, fundraising has never been easier.
Our charity ambassadors
I didn’t start my running journey until I was 37. I’d had my children and was very uncomfortable in my own skin. My very first run, was on a bank holiday, my gym was closed, and I needed some 'me time' and to de-stress. I put my headphones in and away I went. From that moment on I've never looked back. I fell in love with running, the way it made me feel, the way it eventually made me look and the life-long friends I've made along the way. I can honestly say it has changed my life and my mental health for the better. I quickly progressed from half marathons to marathons, then started looking for my next challenge. A friend of mine mentioned Trail Outlaws. I admit, I was very apprehensive at first. Would I like the mud? Would I get lost? What was it all about? I turned up at my first race, not quite knowing what to expect and was immediately hooked. My first trail run was at Penshaw Half Marathon. I immediately felt the camaraderie during registration and the support and family feeling throughout the race. My staple run every year has to be Dark Skies. My third consecutive year this year running the triple and very honoured to be running it an an ambassador for Trail Outlaws.To donate to Kirsty's chosen charity please use this link. Dark Skies Run 2020
My running is a wonderful passion I adore , it’s an old friend that has been with me
throughout my life and as with all good friends , there for me when times are life difficult
as well as when everything is awesome . Took it up again as a way of redressing an unhealthy
lifestyle when I would have struggled to run to catch a bus . I remember training at night
in the dark because I felt embarrassing , so slow and not a “proper runner” whatever I
thought that was. I lost my mum to cancer during that time and went on to run hundred mile
races as well as a crazy 31 month of December marathons raising much needed funds for St
Benedict’s hospice in Sunderland, as well as other mad running stuff . I accidentally formed
a running club called RED that has well over 1000 active members ( a canny bunch I am proud
of) . Very proud to have been closely associated with the Trail Outlaws since inception
helping to develop the Dark Skies Run @ Kielder, as well as other events now Legendary.
Our partner charities
The RAF Benevolent Fund – the RAF's leading welfare charity with a proud tradition of looking after its own. We are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.
The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team – providing a vital service in delivering search and rescue cover for the whole of the Northumbria Police area.
Border Search and Rescue Unit - the Mountain Rescue Team that covers the south-east of Scotland. All members of the team are volunteers who live and work in the local community.
Simply click on the “Start fundraising” buttons below to visit our official fundraising pages. Search for your event, choose one of our incredible charity partners to support and then create your own fundraising project in as little as 30 seconds!
Need a hand setting up your fundraising project? Contact our official fundraising partner, GivenGain, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start fundraising buttons hyper link to…https://www.givengain.com/t/trail_outlaws/ and https://www.givengain.com/t/urban_trails/