Take on the challenge: run the Surrey 5k or Half Marathon for local children

The Surrey 5k and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 6th March 2022.

Last year we had 14 fantastic runners take part in the Surrey Half Marathon, who raised £6,300 for The Eikon Charity.  The UK’s best road race is returning to its regular March date for 2022 and there’s still time to sign up.  If 20 people sign up to run either the Surrey 5k or Half Marathon, our founder, Chris Hickford MBE, will take part too!

If you want the half marathon experience but with less running, then sign up for the 5k with us.

Start your New Year off on the right foot by joining us to take part in the challenge.  You will receive dedicated, expert support with training and fundraising every step of the way, as well as…

  • an Eikon Charity branded running vest to wear as you train
  • a finishers medal
  • a fundraising pack and help with setting up your fundraising


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Chris Hickford MBE, Chief Executive of Eikon, says:


“Our work has never been more important than it is right now. More children and young people than ever are really struggling – tragically, even to the point where they are taking their own lives. By taking part and raising money for The Eikon Charity, you can increase the number of wonderful and deeply caring professionals that nurture these children to better and sustained health. Please run the Surrey Half marathon and raise funds so that we can help more children. Thank you.”

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How will it help?

The money our runners fundraise will make a huge difference to children struggling throughout Surrey.  It will help us provide more one-to-one support sessions, lunch clubs, youth specialists in schools and lots of other key services which give children a safe place to turn to.

Challenge yourself and do something incredible for young people in Surrey.  Every step you take will bring us closer to changing a vulnerable child’s life.  Sign up here today.


Help us spread the word

Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to run for Eikon by sharing our social media posts.

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Big Give Christmas Challenge target exceeded

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign, your generous support means that we have raised an incredible £59,436 including Gift Aid! Whether you donated £10 or £10,000 we are very grateful. The money raised will mean that more vulnerable children can get sustained, personalised support within school from an Eikon Charity practitioner – before their challenges become potentially life-changing problems.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is an annual week-long match funding campaign, where donations made to a charity’s fundraising campaign can be doubled.  For The Big Give 2021, The Eikon Charity set an overall fundraising target of £50,000, and thanks to you we have exceeded that.

Our Big Give campaign focused on supporting vulnerable school children as Covid has hit children’s mental health hard.  In every classroom there are young people who are struggling – with depression, anxiety, or abuse.  Without support their emotional wellbeing often deteriorates.  Some are self-harming or having suicidal thoughts.  Donations made to our campaign will enable us to place specialist youth workers in schools to give children the help they need.

We can’t wait for the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022!

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