Challenge Events

Are Up for a Challenge?

Why not take on one of our Fundraising Events and raise vital funds for research into musculoskeletal conditions, transforming lives and giving people back their freedom and independence?

Whether you are looking to take on a full marathon, a 5k or an obstacle run we have an event to suit you. 

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TCS London Marathon, Sunday 21st April 2024

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Ride London - Essex 100 - Sunday 26th May 2024


 Previous Fundraising Events

We have various challenge events in place including the TCS London Marathon and RideLondon 100 event.  If you’re interested in running or cycling in any of these events then please do contact us. 



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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - Sunday 29th May 2022
RideLondon Returns!  The world’s greatest festival of cycling returns on Sunday 29 May 2022, with a new format and an exciting new route!
We ask all riders to aim for a fundraising target of £500 to help fund vital T&O research. If you would like to take part please contact us at [email protected]. Further information regarding this event can be found here.

Ann Oldroyd


TCS London Marathon - Sunday 2nd October 2022
Around 10 million adults and 12,000 children, have a musculoskeletal condition in the UK today. We aim to help patients by raising funds for research to improve orthopaedic treatment with the potential to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from arthritis, bone cancer and other adult or paediatric conditions, or to those who have endured a major trauma. Please support our Virgin Money London Marathon 2022 runners online through Just Giving, thank you. 


Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Congratulations and thank you to Imran Ahmed, Robert Jordan, Lee Longstaff, Zaid Ali and Philippa Turner for running the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October. Their amazing efforts have raised over £10,000 to support vital research in orthopaedics. 

Imran, Robert and Lee have shared their experiences which we hope will inspire you to get involved.

Lee Longstaff
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“Thank you BOA for giving me the opportunity to run the London Marathon and raise funds for joint action in 2021!  It was an absolutely
fantastic day. Beautiful weather, cheering and supportive crowds and the camaraderie of the runners around me. It was a great first marathon even after hitting ‘the wall’ at about mile 22. The knowledge that so many sponsors were behind me and the positive impact that the funds would have spurred me on to the finish. This will not be my last!”
Imran Ahmed
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“Running my first marathon was a great experience and I am extremely grateful to the BOA for providing me with the opportunity to fulfil this ambition. It was also rewarding to help raise money for a worthwhile cause. This experience has allowed me to develop my interest in distance running which is something I am looking forward to for the foreseeable future. It was also really fun being able to run with Robert Jordan for the majority of the race. I’d like to once again thank the team at BOA for all the support to make our experience a smooth one. I look forward to the opportunity to do this again!”
Robert Jordan
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Robert Jordan & Imran Ahmed

“Thank you to Joint Action for the opportunity to take on the London Marathon again. After all the cancelled events over the last 18 months, it was great to be running the iconic London Marathon, making all those early morning training runs worthwhile! The crowds were fantastic and it was especially rewarding to complete it with my friend, Imran Ahmed, both of us fundraising for Joint Action. I am sure the money we raised will be put to good use.”

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Congratulations to Paul Banaszkiewicz, Alan Cooney, Paul Harnett, Robert Jordan, Ann Oldroyd, Pete Thompson, Jonathan Waite and Caesar Wek for running the London Marathon on Sunday 28th April 2019! We would like to especially congratulate Paul Harnett on his finishing time of 5 hours 30 minutes whilst running in ski boots, this was also a New World Record! The Joint Action runners raised an amazing £14,000. Thank you so much for participating to raise the much-needed funds for Joint Action, the only UK charity that specialises in raising and distributing funds to the entire musculoskeletal spectrum.

Paul Banaszkiewicz
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"Running the London marathon has to be one of the achievements to look back on in later life. One of the world’s best marathons, fantastic crowds, fantastic atmosphere, running through historic iconic landmarks of London. Joint action is a really worthwhile cause it’s what we ideally should be aligned with as orthopaedic surgeons treating arthritis on a daily basis. Don’t think too much or worry about whether you will manage it to complete it just sign up for next year’s run and get going. You will have a fantastic experience."
Alan Cooney
Alan Cooney
“The London Marathon is an iconic sporting event and I’d encourage anyone to take part. The winter training can be gruelling but having something to aim for makes getting out of bed on a cold, dark morning all the easier. And it’ll all be worth it as you come down The Mall at the end. Pain is temporary but glory is forever!”
Paul Harnett
Paul Harnett and Family

I’m Pelvis and Acetabular Reconstruction at King’s College Hospital, London. At the London Marathon I broke the Guiness Book of world records or running a marathon in ski-boots, with a time of 5 hours 30 minutes 27 seconds.  I raised over 7 thousand pounds, via my fundraising website,  On the day of the big race, I had a technical glitch with the timing tracker strapped to the side of my ski boots, so it didn’t work, this meant I had to wait an agonising 3 days until the official result was announced. Thank you so much to all those who sponsored me.

I was really worried about getting a femoral neck stress fracture, most of my colleagues including me have a seen one or two patients over the years with a femoral neck stress fracture running the London marathon, so it’s not that rare, but lucking my hips held up just fine, I’d run a few more miles each week in the boots, up to 20 miles three weeks before the race. A couple of time I ran 8 miles to work in my ski boots through Hyde Park and past Buckingham Palace, I certain got a few weird looks, but sometimes people didn’t bat an eyelid, ‘ just another weird thing in London ‘. The race mostly fun, towards the end, my proximal medial tibial plateau was hurting a lot, and I was imagining the bone stress reaction on the T2 MRI while I was running. A few miles later I was sure I had a 2nd meta-tarsal stress fracture (a Marchers’ fracture!), I thought to myself  “if that’s the only injury I get, I’ll take that in exchange for a world record“. In the end, I just had few blisters, killer thigh pains for a few days, and one very proud 8 year old son. 

Robert Jordan
Robert Jordan
“Running the London Marathon has been a great experience and I am grateful to Joint Action for the opportunity. The chance to set personal goals, experience the supportive London crowds whilst raising money for a good cause made me return for a second year and I would recommend it to others!”
Ann Oldroyd
Ann Oldroyd
“My two daughters have scoliosis so have worn braces to control the curvatures of their spines. To run the London Marathon for the British Orthopaedic Association was an opportunity to give something back. I thoroughly enjoyed my whole London Marathon experience. I can’t say the training wasn’t hard at times but it was all worth it on the day to run with the crowds behind you and for a worthy cause.”
Peter and Jon
Peter Thompson and Jonathan Waite
“Jon Waite and Pete Thompson completed the 2019 London Marathon which turned out to be the biggest ever with over 42,000 competitors. It’s a truly memorable and spectacular event with a route that takes in many of the famous sights of London. However the most impressive part is the crowd support. At times it’s deafening with cheering, singing and music including steel drums and DJ's. Despite being in a world of pain from 20 miles you don't dare to stop running! It’s an emotional day that will stay with you for ever so suggest you get signed up for next year."
Caesar Wek
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"Completing the London Marathon was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life and I will be forever grateful to the BOA for allowing me to represent Joint Action. The support throughout the run was fantastic with crowds cheering from start to finish. There were lots of sweets, jelly babies and even ice-lollies on offer from the passers-by! There were many emotional highs and lows, especially when my headphone battery died, however the support from the crowds helped carry me to the finish line. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to support such a worthy charity! Caesar Wek, ST6 in Trauma & Orthopaedics, South East Thames Rotation"

ASICS London 10K Race

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Congratulations to our BOA staff members Emily Farman, Hayley Oliver and Venease Morgan for participating in the 2018 British 10K on Sunday 15th July. We are extremely proud of our three runners who showed motivation, dedication and focus - smiling until the very end!
Emily Farman
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Emily Farman, BOA Marketing and Communications Officer took part in the London 10K on Sunday 9th July.

RideLondon Surrey 46, 100

Deiary Kader
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We would like to congratulate Deiary Kader for participating and completing the RideLondon-Surrey 46 on Sunday 30th July.

Rupert Wharton
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We would like to congratulate Rupert Wharton who successfully cycled the RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 30th July.


If you are interested in running the London Marathon to help raise funds for Joint Action, please submit your details via the below form or contact us at [email protected] or

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