Take on the Run 63 Challenge


Event Type:Running

Location:Wherever you want

Event date:1st Apr 2024

Run 63 Miles in April to help make wishes come true for critically ill children, before it’s too late.

Right now, around 63,000 children in the UK are eligible for a wish because they have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Every moment counts when it comes to the dreams of children battling critical illness. So we're asking our amazing supporters to run 63 miles during the month of April to give them hope with the magic of a wish before it’s too late.

Join us in April to bring joy to a critically ill child with every mile you run. Remember, you can run at your pace, in your time, wherever you wish.

Register for Run 63 now to claim your FREE top and make wishes come true.

  1. Register for the challenge and set up your fundraiser
  2. Join our exclusive Run 63 Facebook group
  3. Raise £150 to receive your finishers medal

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Don’t have Facebook? Don’t worry, you can still fundraise using JustGiving here.

Sign up to unlock these exclusive fundraising rewards along the way! 

  • The first 1,000 people to sign up will receive a FREE Make-A-Wish technical running top - everyone else will receive a comfy branded cotton top 
  • The first 100 participants to raise £50 will receive an exclusive Make-A-Wish running buff 
  • Raise £150 or more and receive a Make-A-Wish finisher's medal 
  • Plus lots of fun digital incentives to unlock along the way!
A Make-A-Wish UK t-shirt, buff and medal laid out flat on a grassed area.

Why we need you to take on Run 63 this April

Sadly, the number of wish enquiries from seriously ill children with less than a year to live is rising fast. We need your help to meet this urgent demand now - before it’s too late. So, run 63 miles this April and make a real difference to the lives of children like Matilda.

“For any normal person who hears the word cancer, it's devastating and scary but when it comes to your child it feels like the world stops”, said mum Hannah. A sudden cancer diagnosis quickly sent the family’s lives spiralling into a fear-filled world where Matilda’s future was left uncertain.

For Matilda, princesses added a splash of colour to a glum and unimaginative hospital ward. They served as a distraction for the five-year-old who had to endure harsh chemotherapy for a leukaemia diagnosis.

Matilda laying on a luxurious velvet sofa dressed as a princess.

"There aren't enough thank yous in the world. It means so much that there are people who are willing to donate their money, time, and energy to give poorly children like Matilda a wish like this."

Hannah, Matilda's mum

Charlotte and Alecia running through the park in their blue Make-A-Wish t-shirts.

We can’t wait to see you in the group and would love you to invite all your friends and family too - it’s always more fun taking part together.

Questions? Get in touch with our friendly Experience team at [email protected] or read our FAQs here.

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Register for the Run 63 Facebook challenge now to claim your FREE t-shirt and help us to grant life-changing wishes.

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Not on Facebook?

Don’t worry, you can still take part and claim your FREE t-shirt by fundraising through JustGiving - get started below.

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