My MS Marathon

The UK’s most accessible marathon!

My MS Marathon

On your marks, get set, go! This July My MS Marathon is back!  

Wherever you are, whatever your ability you’re invited to join #TeamPurple and create your own marathon to help raise money for MS-UK’s helpline service! 

Using the number 26 (the number of miles in a marathon) in any way you like, design your own fundraising challenge this summer! Set yourself a goal and achieve something amazing. Sign up and help us raise funds so we can continue the running of our helpline to provide vital emotional support and information to anyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). 

Chelsea Bushby MS-UK

‘My partner has really opened up when talking about Ms all because of my participation in My MS Marathon. I encourage anyone thinking about the accessible marathon to just go for it! You don’t even have to step outside of your comfort zone. If I can do it anyone can.’ Chelsea Bushby

All ideas can work and are welcome! Need some inspiration? Read on below! 

  • 26 miles of cycling on a Therabike 
  • 26 swimming lengths 
  • 26 hours of roller skating 
  • 26 homemade crafts 
  • 26 days of no sugar 
  • 26 yoga moves 
  • 26km walking or running 
  • Why not involve your gym or health club to set up a challenge?

Rhona MS-UK MarathonThe sky is literally the limit as it was for Rhona who last year, challenged herself to learn the names of 26 clouds! Read her story here 

Thought of an idea? Sign up and pledge to raise £100 for MS-UK’s helpline service. Everyone that raises £100 and over will receive an exclusive My MS Marathon 2023 medal and certificate! 

To join My MS Marathon all you need to do is… 

  1. Decide on your challenge 
  2. Sign up here 
  3. Set up your JustGiving page 
  4. Join our My MS Marathon community on Facebook 
  5. Get set and go!  

Event FAQs

When is My MS Marathon taking place? 

My MS Marathon will take place throughout the month of July. You can decide to take on your challenge for a day a week or over the whole month. 

Who can take part? 

The challenge is open to everyone, all ages, abilities, and locations, the more the merrier! Please feel free to also involve your local gym, health club, community group to get involved too! We also actively encourage teams to take part. For example, one of your team could walk, one could run, and one could knit, the possibilities are endless!  

What should I do if I complete the challenge before the end of July?  

You can keep going! If you have reached the target, why not set a new target? 

What if I don’t complete my challenge? 

We want you to enjoy raising awareness and funds to help MS-UK. Do what you can, keep your sponsors up to date and let us know if you think you might not complete your challenge so we can advise further. 

I’ve signed up – what happens next? 

A member of our fundraising team will be in contact with you shortly. In the meantime, we’d love if you could set up your JustGiving page here and join our Facebook group.

Fundraising FAQs

Do I have a fundraising target? 

Everyone who raises £100 for MS-UK will receive an exclusive My MS Marathon medal and certificate.

Can I fundraise offline too? 

Yes! Please return all fundraising to MS-UK by Friday 11 August 2023 to receive your certificate and medal.  


Cheques made payable to MS-UK can be posted to:

MS-UK, D3 Knowledge Gateway 

Nesfield Road 


CO4 3ZL 


For any cash/bank transfers please send using the details below  

Account name: MS-UK Sort code: 40 23 10 Account number: 41623508  

Please make sure to include a note and/or reference so we can link this to your records.  

Do you have any merchandise? 

Yes, we have t-shirts, collection pots, banners – please contact or call 01206 226500 if you would like any of these to support your fundraising. 

How will the money I raise be used by MS-UK? 

All donations will be put towards the running of our amazing helpline service. 

Who can I speak to if I need more information? 

If you have any questions or queries, please call MS-UK’s Fundraising Team on 01206 226500.

How do I fundraise? 

Share your JustGiving page amongst your friends and family for sponsorship and to proudly tell them what you’re doing! Keep your page updated with your challenge progress and re-share for further support. We can send you sponsorship forms or collection pots to aid any cash donations, just get in touch at or call 01206 226500 to arrange. 

Can I raise money without a JustGiving page or through Facebook instead? 

Please contact or call 01206 226500 so a member of the fundraising team can advise.