Run, Cycle, Walk and help us pick up the pace towards a cure!

How far will you go to beat brain tumours? Kicking off on 1 March, the start of Brain Tumour Awareness Month (BTAM), you’ll have three months to reach your target. We’re challenging you to run, cycle or walk (or a combination of all three!) 88 miles for the 88,000 people living with a brain tumour in the UK. Every stride, pedal and step will help us move further, faster for everyone affected by a brain tumour.

All we ask is that you pledge to raise £100 to help us beat brain tumours sooner. And if you can raise more, we’d really appreciate it! You can find out how your challenge will make an impact here.

Take part however works best for you, while keeping safe and following current government guidelines. You may choose to do it in a day, across multiple days or even split the distance up across a team.

Whether you’re lacing up your trainers, dusting off your bike or grabbing your walking boots, just sign up to begin. Once the challenge is over, and if you hit the minimum fundraising target, we’ll send you a commemorative challenge medal to mark your amazing achievement!

The Matrix Series

Push yourself even further with our Matrix Series! Cycle 88 miles, run 28 miles and walk 11 miles across the three months, to receive a bespoke series medal. When signing up, please select the Matrix Series option and set your distance target to 127 miles – or even further!

88 mile cycle

for the 88,000 people living with a brain tumour in the UK.

28 mile run

for the £2.8 million we've invested into the Tessa Jowell BRAIN MATRIX.

11 mile walk

for the 11,700 diagnosed each year with a brain tumour in the UK.

Please note that although the Matrix Series shares its name with the Tessa Jowell BRAIN MATRIX, all funds raised will go towards our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm.

Sign up

Sign up to set up a fundraising page.

If you'd like a t-shirt, please see FAQs.

Pick your challenge

Choose whether you’ll take on the standard challenge (88 miles), the Matrix Series (127 miles) or pick your very own distance.


Connect your Strava account (see our FAQs on how to do this) or manually log your miles to reach your goal.

Kickstart your fundraising

Share your page with family, friends and colleagues to get started

How to take part

As an individual

Simply choose your challenge, sign up and you’re ready to go! Remember: you can split the distance over the three months if you want to.

As a team

If you’re doing it as a team and will all be completing the same distance, pick a team leader to sign up first. They’ll need to choose a team name and fundraising target. When others sign up, they can join your team by typing in the team name. This will ensure your pages are together.

Meet your fellow challengers

We’d love to see you in action, so share your progress and photos using #ConquerTheChallenge2021 #TheMatrixSeries2021 and #ACureCantWait