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Run, walk and skydive: How to fundraise for Independent Age

Our incredible fundraisers are an essential part of the work we do at Independent Age to support more than a million older people every year.

Without continued, regular and widespread support, it would be impossible for us to secure a better life for every older person, now and in the future. Our plans for growth rely on our amazing supporters, who share our vision, passion and commitment to improving life as we grow older.

Phoebe is one of our extraordinary supporters who took on an event for us this year. Phoebe ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon in March 2022, raising a fantastic £344 for Independent Age. Phoebe signed up for an event after cheering at the London Marathon with us, an experience that helped bring her closer to our cause and inspired her to become more involved.

Phoebe’s advice to less-experienced runners wanting to sign up for a half marathon is to start small and build up: “If you’re starting from scratch, I recommend doing the NHS’s Couch to 5k programme, and then spending about three months gradually upping your distance. As a rule of thumb, if you can run 10 miles, you can run 13.1!”

Woman in Independent Age running vest smiles at the camera. People walk past in the background holding goody bags from the London Landmarks Half Marathon.

If you’re interested in taking on an event for Independent Age, have a look at our upcoming events below or contact Charlotte Byrne for more information at or on 020 7605 4229.

ASICS 10k: Sunday 10 July 2022 Sign up now

Peak District Challenge 2022: Saturday 9–Sunday 10 July 2022 Sign up now

Great North Run: Sunday 11 September 2022 Sign up now

Royal Parks Half Marathon: Sunday 9 October 2022 Sign up now

Skydive: Whatever date you choose! Sign up now

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