Run The River

Run the your River

In 2020 we hosted a special local edition of Run the River, helping us get disadvantaged pupils the best return to school. If you took part, see how you ranked below.

Since 2014, over 19,000 runners have taken part in the iconic Run the River.

In 2020, things were a little different. We encouraged you to take on your own version of the run, anywhere around the world, in the same week the original run was planned (7-13 September 2020). Entries have now closed for this year's event but you can still see our leaderboard and find out why we need your support below.

Submit your time

So you've completed your run, now log your time and find out where you finish on our leaderboard!

Are you one of our top finishers?

Submit my time

Why support us

The UK’s poorest children have always had to work harder to keep up with their wealthier peers at school. COVID-19 has made it worse. Those without laptops or broadband have already lost more learning during lockdown. But they're also missing out on crucial connections that could unlock doors of opportunity.   

What these pupils learn now will define all our futures. Because many of the thinkers, leaders, doers and helpers who could strengthen our country in the years to come currently happen to be poorer children.

Schools serving the most disadvantaged communities will be at the heart of our country’s efforts to recover. They’re already doing all they can to prepare the next generation for whatever lies ahead. But they can’t do it alone. Will you put an end to wasted potential by fundraising for Teach First?

Let’s work together to build a fair education for all.

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Help us stop the poorest children from getting shut out of a fair education.

What children learn now will define all our futures. The money raised through Run the River will help us support disadvantaged pupils to get the best start back at school following COVID-19. With months of missed school,the poorest will be hit the hardest.

We're proud that once again this event was run in partnership with Citi as part of their inspiring e for education campaign.

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