What is it?

WhyWeRun is a unique 250 km ultra running event that will take place over 5 days in September 2024. This is not a race, but an event with a greater purpose: to enable runners to achieve something amazing with support from our incredible community of fellow runners while raising funds for bigmoose.

Why should I join?

To be a part of something bigger than yourself. To make a difference. To achieve what most people can't even dream about. This is Why We Run.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in a multi-day ultra event without the pressure of a race, to push yourself to achieve something amazing as part of an incredible community of runners while raising funds for a life-saving charity.

How do I sign up?

We operate a ballot system. To enter the ballot, you need to fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you're successful, you will be asked to:

  • Pay an entry fee of £500. This is essential to enable us to cover the costs of making WhyWeRun happen
  • Raise a minimum of £500 for bigmoose (if you raise over £1500, you will be able to get your entry fee back!)

Watch our documentary about the inaugural WhyWeRun, 'WhyWeRun 1.0'

Our second documentary, 'Running Forever', produced by Max Wilko.

  • I’m still struggling to put it into words 😂 it’s definitely a lot more than running 250km. I’ve not felt anything like the feeling I had crossing the finish line, or when the final runner crossed the line. I saw someone on Instagram say “we arrived as strangers and left as a family” and that sums it up pretty well.

  • Why We Run is not an escape, but a more beautiful version of reality. It raises spirit, hope and belief. It is a safe place for everyone and anyone, to be exactly who they want to be.

  • So much more than just an ultramarathon. A community event with a common goal. An experience that teaches you so much about yourself, others, and life. An event that will change you for the better.

  • Made me fall in love with running again and helped me remember/discover my reasons why

  • Why We Run is a powerful, immersive experience beyond running. Running is just the foundation of similar interest for everyone who takes part, the rest is built on openness and vulnerability. An experience for personal growth both mentally and physically.

  • Strangely, the best holiday I've ever had. Come back feeling like I'm in the best mental state I've ever been in.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please use the form below and one of our team will be in touch.