The Big Stride

Take part in a 5k run, walk or jog and raise funds for your favourite Salvation Army project







Thank you so much to those who took part in the 2023 Big Stride! 

We are thrilled to let you know that the event will be running again in 2024, so keep a close eye on this page for further announcements. 

Be part of a community through sport and achieve something incredible by taking part in a running, jogging or walking challenge and help The Salvation Army support vulnerable people in your community. Stride to raise awareness and fundraise to support our vital work with the people that need it most across the UK.

 Complete a 5k run, walk or jog in a local park or area where you live !

The Big Stride involves:

  • Covering a distance of at least 5k by running, walking or jogging on the 15th or 16th July.
  • Let us know you are running so we can support you
  • Sharing your run and your reason for running on social media, FitBit, Strava or through any of your networks!

We encourage everyone to get involved with this challenge, from the old to young, and to use this as a way to connect with the people around you. Not only this, but to use this as an opportunity to make a positive difference in your life as you embrace the joy of movement and community spirit. Who knows, this could be the start of a whole new you!

A family running on grass
Run with your friends, family or on your own

Choose to fundraise for people escaping modern slavery or for your local corps.

The Salvation Army provides specialist support to protect and care for all adult survivors of modern slavery in England and Wales through a government contract which was first awarded in 2011. Your fundraising could go to towards ensuring that people who have faced this type of exploitation are able to reintegrate into society and protected from their abusers going forwards. 

Alternatively, fundraise for your local corps or favourite Salvation Army project

Manchester Marathon

Take on Europe's 4th largest marathon and fundraise to transform lives!


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Walks and Treks

Fundraise by taking part in a walk or trek and help us be there for those who need us.