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Up for a challenge?

Get your friends and colleagues involved, ask for sponsorship and sweat it out to raise funds for SIFA Fireside, the homeless charity in Birmingham that stands by people while they rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity.

As a SIFA Fireside charity challenge fundraiser, you will receive:

  • A fundraising guide, to help maximise your fundraising efforts
  • A running guide, to help keep you on track to run for SIFA Fireside 
  • Your own SIFA Fireside t-shirt (for fundraising efforts over £150)

Have a look at the events below and register to support SIFA Fireside.

Children fundraising for SIFA Fireside

Birmingham Running Festival

Date: February, May, July & September 2024
Location: Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6BT

Choose between a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon distance –  there is an option for everyone making it the perfect opportunity for a fun morning out running with friends and family to raise money for SIFA Fireside!

Birmingham Great Run

Date: 5 May 2024 
Location: Pershore Road 

The Midlands’ biggest running event! There’s everything you’d expect from a Great Run: notorious start line hype and an excellent event village, but the carnival atmosphere, passion and spirit is all Brum. 

Run Alton Towers

Date: 16th & 17th November 2024
Location:  Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

An event for the entire family, with theme park entry and access to all the rides, included in your entry! Take on a junior race (ages 10+ and under 10s), chip timed 5k, 10k or Half Marathon and earn a unique, themed medal.

Great North Swim

Date: 7-9 June 2024 
Location: Windermere, Lake District 

Whether you’re looking to get fit, improve your time, soak up some nature or raise money for SIFA Fireside, you‘ll be part of an amazing collective experience!  Dive into nature and join us at the UK’s biggest open water swimming event.   

Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon

Date: 30th June 2024
Location: Thorpe Park, KT16 8PN

Take on a Sprint triathlon around Thorpe Park Theme Park on Sunday 30th June 2024, registration includes free entry into Thorpe Park Theme Park! Run to raise vital funds to support people at risk of homelessness in Birmingham.

Inflatable Events

Date: multiple 
Location: various 

Bounce your way through an EPIC Inflatable Obstacle Course! You’ll be jumping, sliding, and bouncing your way to the finish line. So grab your friends, lace up your trainers, and get ready for the ultimate inflatable adventure!   

International events

Date: multiple 
Location: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris 

Join runners from all over the world and take in the sights while you participate in some of the most famous running events in Europe, all in the knowledge that you are supporting people that are experiencing homelessness back in Birmingham.

Virtual events

Date: multiple 
Location: wherever you like! 

Available to runners of all abilities, virtual events allow you to take part in events at a time and location of your choice. Rack up miles across a month in the New Year Run, or compete against your partner in the Valentine’s Day Run!  

Midlands Challenges

Date: All throughout 2024
Location: Midlands and surrounding area

None of the other events taken your fancy? Have a look at the link below to explore the various running challenges that you, colleagues and friends can take part in to support SIFA Fireside and raise much-needed funds to help tackle homelessness.

Don’t see your event listed, already registered for an event or have another great idea for a fundraiser? Drop us a line at to let us know and a member of the team will be in touch!