Marathons and 10k in the UK

Whether you are an experienced runner or complete novice, how about 'Running for their lives' that of your persecuted family?

Many of us want to get fitter and stronger, but how about achieving that whilst also helping to support Christians facing persecution.

London Marathon 23 April

The most famous marathon in the world. Last year Open Doors CEO Lisa Pearce ran the London marathon and raised over £4,000 for Open Doors work in Sudan.


This year, we have 3 supporters running for Open Doors,

marathonTrevor Patterson, Dawn Gillett, Ben Leitch

10 k's

It may be that the marathon is a bit too far for you, so how about a 10k? You could take part as a church team. A spiritual family running for others in their spiritual family. There are many of these events organised up and down the UK. If you would like us to help you locate one near you, please get in touch.

Great Newham London Run 2 July

This year a team of Open Doors Supporters and staff will get the chance to have their very own Olympic moment as they finish inside the Stadium and cross the famous finish line! The course will also take in the sights of Lee Valley VeloPark, the London Aquatics Centre and the Copper Box Arena.

It is not too late for you to join them. Please contact us for more details

"Training for a marathon seems a small thing compared to what these people are suffering. I will be wearing a running shirt which says on the back 'Run for their lives'. I plan to remember this when I think the training/running the marathon feels tough."
- Dawn