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We walk, we run, we climb, we trek, we swim, we jump, we cycle...

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Welcome to Events 2012 Right now, the lives of over three million people in the UK are threatened by chronic kidney disease, with kidney failure already a silent epidemic. Kidney Research UK is Britain’s leading charity dedicated to funding medical research into the treatment and prevention of kidney disease and kidney related problems. Last year we celebrated our 50th Anniversary and with the help of our supporters, we intend to build on the success of the past 50 years – continuing to do all we can to help save the lives of those affected by kidney disease. Supporting research aimed at finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for kidney disease, Kidney Research UK has over £10.1 million invested in research at any one time. We award grants to doctors, nurses and researchers across the UK as well as to kidney patients to help with the unexpected costs of their condition. We also campaign for better patient access to renal services. If Kidney Research UK can continue to fund lifesaving research into kidney disease, in the hope of finding a cure, then the 7,000* people waiting for a kidney transplant, which is 90% of the UK organ transplant list, may cease to be a statistic. *Source: NHS Blood and Transplant, 30 April 2009

Take part in one of our great events! Kidney Research UK is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations and every contribution makes an impact on our work. The following pages provide you with details of some of the events you can take part in to help us raise funds to help save lives and give millions of people the chance of a brighter future. Places are limited on many of these events, so we recommend you register early to avoid disappointment and set yourself a training goal. Contact us today for more information on any of the events shown in this brochure, or for details of new events we are adding to our calendar!

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CYCLING Does the idea of cycling through tranquil rural villages and the peaceful countryside roads of England and France appeal to you? Well why not sign up to join us on our fabulous London to Paris Cycle Ride! This event is an absolute delight to take part in. You will be cycling 300 miles over four days, exploring picturesque and historic towns with ample opportunities to take a break and sample local hospitality and that famous French cuisine.

I want to do it again David Wright, London to Paris 2011, Previous participant

London to Paris 2012 Date: 27 June – 1 July 2012 Registration fee: £139 Minimum sponsorship: £1,550

3 Cities 2012


Date: 29 August – 2 September 2012 Registration fee: £139 Minimum sponsorship: £1,550

London to Brighton 2012

Date:16 September 2012 (TBC) Registration fee: £25 Minimum sponsorship: £150

NightriderTM 2012 Our 2012 cycling tops are supported by:

Date: 9 June 2012 Registration fee: £99


RUNNING Whether you’re looking to take part in your first running event or you’re an experienced runner, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll send you a Kidney Research UK running vest as well as ideas to help with your fundraising. We will also be there with you on the day to cheer you on and give you encouragement when you need it most.

The support I received before, during and after the race was superb! Claire, Virgin London Marathon 2010


The whole day was a fantastic, but emotional experience Cath Hayes, running in memory of her daughter in the Great North Run, 2010

Brighton Marathon 2012

Date: 15 April 2012 Registration fee: £50 Minimum sponsorship: £500

Online registration now open

Virgin London Marathon 2012 NOW FULL Date: 22 April 2012 Use your own place and RUN FOR US!

Bupa Great Manchester Run 2012 Date: 20 May 2012 Registration fee: £30 Minimum sponsorship: £200

Online registration now open

British 10k 2012

Silverstone Half Marathon 2012

Date: 11 March 2012 Registration fee: £15 Minimum sponsorship: £250

Online registration now open

Reading Half Marathon 2012 Date: 1 April 2012 Registration fee: £25 Minimum sponsorship: £300

Online registration now open

Date: 8 July 2012 Registration fee: £30 Minimum sponsorship: £200

Online registration now open

Bupa Great North Run 2012

Date: 16 September 2012 Registration fee: £39 Minimum sponsorship: £395

Online registration now open

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WALKING Our walking events are fun, sociable occasions for everyone. They will leave you feeling invigorated and each offers a real sense of achievement. From West Highland Way, which is a perfect way to improve your fitness and tone up, to our London Bridges Walk, a great day out, taking in many of London’s landmarks. Whilst reaching the summit of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, is a truly amazing experience.

I found the whole weekend an amazing experience. It felt good to be part of a team working towards the same goal! Angela Camp, Ben Nevis, Previous participant 2011

West Highlands Way 2012 Venue: Glasgow – Fort William Date: 16-22 September 2012 Registration fee: £100 Minimum sponsorship: £1,000

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Ben Nevis 2012

Venue: Ben Nevis, Scotland Date: 12-14 October 2012 Registration fee: £50 Minimum sponsorship: £500

Great fun,

Great cause, Great day out!

London Bridges Walk 2012 Approximately seven miles, covering eight of London’s famous bridges.

London Bridges Walk 2012 Venue: Potters Fields, London Date: 8 July 2012 Registration fee: £10 (£4 for 16 years and under) Online registration now open

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OVERSEAS An overseas challenge can be one of the most demanding and rewarding experiences of your life! All you need is a sense of adventure and the desire to do something for a great cause!

... I feel totally enriched for the experience! Claire Naylor, Peru Trek 2011, Previous participant

The breathtaking Kilimanjaro trek guides you up the tranquil Machame route, through lush deep forests, home to spectacular wildlife, stretching up to moorland and glaciers before reaching the Uhuru Peak. Or trek through the untouched Lares region of Peru, over high mountain passes, green valleys and tranquil mountain lakes, with breathtaking views of snowcapped Andean mountains, whilst experiencing Peruvian life first hand.

Killimajaro Sahara China Iceland Peru India Paris For 2013 trips, dates and prices, please visit our website: or contact the events team 08

China Trek 2012

Sahara Desert Trek 2012 Date: 10-18 March 2012 Registration fee: £299 Minimum sponsorship: £2,200

Peru Trek 2012 Dates: 19-28 April & 1-10 November 2012 Registration fee: £399 Minimum sponsorship: £3,750

Kilimanjaro Trek 2012 Date: 21-30 June & 11-20 October 2012 Registration fee: £449 Minimum sponsorship: £4,050

India Cycle Ride 2012 Date: 27 September – 6 October 2012 Registration fee: £349 Minimum sponsorship: £3,400

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Walk along the Great Wall of China, visit the Forbidden City and zip slide across a lake in Simatei on the China trek. This is an ideal trip for those wishing to mix adventure with a journey through a country steeped in history grandeur and natural beauty.

China Trek 2012


Date: 21–30 September 2012 Registration fee: £349 Minimum sponsorship: £3,100

The China Trek is by far the most amazing thing we’ve ever done! Gavin and Pamela Sewell, China Trek 2011, Previous participants 09

CHALLENGE Our challenge events are sure to get your adrenaline flowing!

It was the best day of my life, the whole experience was amazing! Katy, Parachute jump, May 2011

Imagine the thrill of taking a Parachute Jump as you lean forward from the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000ft and start to freefall at over 120mph. Or try one of the British Gas Great Swims. Each is a one mile open water swim in the UK’s most renowned lakes and docks. Whether you swim a mile breaststroke chatting to a friend, or crawl your way to a fast time, these are great events for swimmers of all abilities.

Parachute Jumps Various dates throughout the year Registration fee: £70 Average minimum sponsorship: £395

British Gas Great Swims Great North Swim Venue: Lake Windermere, Cumbria GUARANTEED Date: 23-24 June 2012 PLACES Registration fee: £38 AVAILABLE! Minimum sponsorship: £295 Online registration now open. Or, use your own place and swim for us at:

Venue: Alton Water, Ipswich Date: 16 June 2012

Great London Swim Venue: Royal Victoria Dock, London Date: (TBC)

Great Manchester Swim


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Venue: Salford Quays Date: 1 July 2012

Great Scottish Swim Venue: Strathclyde Loch Date: (TBC)

INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGES Why not take up your own Individual Challenge? During 2011 over 400 people took part in their own challenge, raising over £130,000 to date, to help us fund research to save lives. The Kidney Research UK team will help you all the way. You will receive a Kidney Research UK fundraising pack, which includes a t-shirt, and your local Community Fundraising Manager will provide support and encouragement throughout your fundraising, ensuring you reach your target.

Here are a few examples of what some of our fantastic supporters have done for us to help continue to fund research to save lives:

Coast to Coast • Land’s End to John o’ Groats • Shave head Coventry half marathon • Tea party • Jurassic coast New York marathon • Run to the beat • Three Peaks Challenge Boxing day • Bungee jumps • Coffee morning • Zip slides Cycle rides • Half Ironman • Liverpool 10k Paris marathon • Jungle marathon Organised own charity walk or run


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