Marathon des Sables 2018
Join our team and take on the toughest footrace on earth
Take the ultimate challenge and sign up for the Marathon des Sables, a gruelling 5-and-a-half marathons completed in 6 days in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Moroccan Sahara Desert.
You will cover a total distance of over 150 miles in sweltering heats of up to 50°C.
Every mile you run and every penny you raise will mean that when a child needs us, we're there. Together we can rebuild children's lives and prevent abuse from ruining any more.
"When we’re aching and exhausted in the middle of the desert, it’s the thought of family friends, the generosity shown for the charity and well wishes of support that will spur us on to the finish line."
Allan Dowie / 2016 runner
Get a charity place
For a charity place with team NSPCC in Marathon des Sables, we ask all our runners to raise a minimum of £8,600 in sponsorship and pay a registration fee of £200.
Already got a place?
If you've already got a place in Marathon des Sables, we'd love to welcome you to our team. There's no minimum fundraising target, just have fun and raise as much as you can!
How we'll support you
We'll be there to help you every step of the way. If you run for us, you'll get:
Training plans and advice
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, we've got a training plan for you.
Whether you're feeling inspired or in need of some ideas, our free fundraising packs are full of hints and tips, advice and materials to get you started
How you'll make a difference
Abuse changes childhoods, but so can we. By taking part in an event for the NSPCC, you will make sure that when a child needs a helping hand, we're there.
We help children in across the UK to rebuild their lives and we're finding ways to prevent it ruining anymore.