Poppy Run 2021
Every person, every step, every poppy counts.
Join us for 5k runs taking place at locations across the country during October and November. Choose to run, jog or walk the course – the event is open to all ages and abilities, including the family dog.
If you’d rather run at a time and place to suit you to take on My Poppy Run, you can choose your distance and location and we’ll still support you all the way.
Let’s do this together, you might run by yourself but you’re not alone.
Find a Poppy Run near you
Can't find a Poppy Run near you?
Join us instead for My Poppy Run, our virtual event. Choose a date between 1 October and 30 November, then pick your distance to run, jog or walk.
- Adult: £15
- Under 18s: Free
- Entry includes a t-shirt, finisher’s medal and digital fundraising pack, as well as support from our Events team
- Start time: 11:00 am
The virtual challenge is FREE to take part in
Choose your distance and location
Run at a time and place that suit you between 1 October to 30 November
You can purchase a special Poppy Run finisher’s medal for £10 and add a t shirt (£5 adults and £3 children), when you sign up
Entry also includes digital fundraising pack and support from our Events team
- Start time: 11:00 am
You’ll receive lots of support and encouragement along the way. Included when you sign up:
- Plenty of fundraising resources
- Fundraising ideas to help you along the way
- We’ll support you all the way, we’ll be in touch with encouraging messages and celebrate your great achievements.
- You’ll be joining a community of runners who will ‘virtually’ be there for you.
In addition, we’ll send you special acknowledgments when you reach fundraising milestones:
- An exclusive medallion to be awarded for everyone who raises over £100
Whatever the circumstances, we are here to help –without judgement –and to provide a safe space for the Armed Forces community and their families to access the support they need.
Why run for us?
The Royal British Legion was born out of the First World War to fight injustices following a global crisis. The RBL was founded as a campaigning organisation, fighting for fair treatment of those who had given so much for their country, and provided much needed welfare and comradeship to millions.
The last 18 months has impacted us all. Covid-19 continues to leave some members of the Armed Forces community in urgent need of our help. The people who rely on us for support need us more than ever.
This year, as we mark 100 years of the Royal British Legion, we celebrate the return of our Poppy Appeal collectors in local communities. Our volunteers help bring together our communities and create better futures for our Armed Forces and their families. They share our belief that no-one who has served to protect our freedom should be disadvantaged because of the sacrifices they have made.
For over 100 years, the Poppy Appeal has brought the nation together to help those who have served and to remember their unique contribution. When you buy a poppy you ensure that those who have served are being looked after no matter what challenges they, and the country faces.
Now more than ever, every poppy counts.