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Start 2019 by taking on a new challenge with Team Sunshine

The New Year is in full swing and what better way to kick off 2019 than by taking on a new challenge and helping Rays of Sunshine continue brightening the lives of seriously ill children across the UK.

Come join Team Sunshine! Whether you’ve set a New Year’s resolution to get fit, want to push yourself to the limit, or even try something new, there’s an event suitable for everyone.

We have a very limited number of places available with Team Sunshine for London’s iconic and inspiring 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, but be quick as registration closes soon. If you’ve been thinking about taking on one of the world’s greatest marathons, what are you waiting for? Sign up today! 

With reduced registration fees on selected events if you sign up before Monday 14th January, training tips, and a whole lot of support, #TeamSunshine will make sure you will enjoy clocking up the miles and smiles in 2019. 

If you’re interested in taking on any of the below challenges this year, please contact Joanne on 0208 782 1171 or email


Join Team Sunshine for one of the most famous marathons in the world, the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon! The marathon is run over a largely flat course around the River Thames passing many historical landmarks along the way. We have a very limited number of places available in this iconic race, so get in quick! The deadline for registration via Virgin Money is Friday 1st February.

Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Registration fee: £100 non-refundable
Minimum sponsorship: £2,500 – we’ll be there to support you throughout with many useful fundraising ideas

The Vitality Big Half

This is a closed road race from the organisers of the London Marathon. It follows much of the world-famous marathon route in reverse, starting by Tower Bridge and ending by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
Registration fee: £10 before 14th January
Minimum sponsorship: £250

Take on the Chilly Dip

Are you brrrrave enough to take on our brand new cold water challenge? Take an ice-cold dip into the frosty waters of Parliament Hill’s outdoor pool and swim to raise money for Rays of Sunshine.

Date: Thursday 21st March 2019
Registration fee: £10 before 14th January
Minimum sponsorship: £150

Vitality London 10,000

This iconic race starts on The Mall and finishes on Spur Road opposite Buckingham Palace. Runners follow a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. The course passes many of London’s famous sights including Admiralty Arch, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the House of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

Date: Monday 27th May 2019
Registration fee: FREE!
Minimum sponsorship: £200

Prudential Ride London

A unique opportunity to cycle 100 miles on closed roads through London and Surrey starting at the Olympic Park and finishing by Buckingham Palace, taking on those famous Surrey Hills in between.

Date: Sunday 4th August 2019
Registration fee: £15 before 14th January
Minimum sponsorship: £450

Royal Parks Half Marathon

This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks including Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Date: Sunday 13th October 2019
Registration fee: £17.50 before 14th January
Minimum sponsorship: £350


Can you handle the heat? Join #TeamSunshine and walk across hot fiery coals to raise money to help grant magical wishes for seriously ill children across the UK.

Date: Thursday 21st November 2019
Registration fee: £15 before 14th January
Minimum sponsorship: £250


By being a part of #TeamSunshine you are helping to grant special wishes for children just like seven-year-old Stella, who is currently living with Neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow along her nerves. Despite everything she’s been through, Stella is a very happy young girl who absolutely loves animals! Rays of Sunshine granted her greatest wish to be a Guide Dog Trainer and a Veterinarian for the day.

We hope you can help us to continue our work in brightening the lives of seriously ill children across the UK.

Thank you so much in advance for your generous support!