Upcoming Events

By taking part in one of our events, you are not only taking part in an experience you will never forget but you will also be helping us to raise vital funds which help us continue to support bereaved children and their families.

To stay updated on our events and learn more about Once Upon a Smile, please follow us on social media.

Have an event in mind that isn’t listed? Contact our fundraising team – [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Multiple dates-weather dependant

Sky Dive

Anyone over the age of 16 can book to take part in this amazing experience and jump with the fully qualified British Parachute Association instructors at Black Knights Parachute Centre
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Multiple dates available

Snowdon Challenge

Get your walking boots on and hike up Snowdon in aid of Once Upon a Smile!
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Smile Mile – Children’s event

Children will be thrilled when taking part in our popular Smile Mile challenge as they work together to complete a mile to raise funds for Once Upon a Smile.
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Create your own

Whether you decide to do a bake sale, bring and buy or a brunch event, we will provide you with all of the support you need. 
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Throughout January

Choose your challenge in January

Start off the New Year by doing something incredible by fundraising for Once Upon a Smile this January.
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Any time in July

Summer Solo Run

Complete a minimum of 12 runs or walks (of any distance) between July 1 and July 31 and earn a sizzling summer-themed medal. Complete 30, 60, or 100 miles and a bespoke digital certificate (plus some serious bragging rights, of course). Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or looking to begin your running journey, this virtual training challenge is for runners of all levels, allowing you to run at your own pace, on your own schedule.
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25 July

Evening Media City 5K or 10K

Catch views of Media City's most famous sights in this looped 5k or 10k. This is great for runners of all levels.
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1 August - 31 August

Miles of Smiles

Throughout August, why not challenge yourself with a walk, swim or run and help fundraise for Once Upon a Smile.
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1 August - 31 August

Our birthday!

Donate or fundraise for us this summer as part of our birthday celebrations. Every penny makes a huge difference!
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1 August

Nerf Adventure Xperience and Team Building Event

The ULTIMATE birthday party for Once Upon a Smile at the UK’s ONLY Nerf Action Experience
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3 August

Inflatable 5K Family Friendly

Take on the world’s largest and best Inflatable 5k at Tatton this summer!
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1 September

Altrincham 10K

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6 September - 8 September

24 Peaks Challenge

The 24 Peaks Trek takes us to the top of some of the Lake District’s highest peaks in one weekend of adventure!
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8 September

Great North Run-Newcastle

The AJ Bell Great North Run is the world’s biggest and best half marathon, running a 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields.
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8 September

Cheshire Half Marathon

The fabulous Cheshire Half Marathon is back and better than ever.
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22 September

Run through Warrington

This fast and flat event is perfect for runners of all types. With a variety of distances on offer, this event is truly a fun and active day out for the whole family.
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25 September - 29 June

London to Paris Bike Ride

Take on the London to Paris challenge for a truly inspirational experience.
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2 October - 6 October

Spanish Three Peaks

Our adventure takes us to the Sierra Nevada National Park, where we’ll trek to the summits of three of Spain’s highest peaks, Alcazaba, Veleta, and Mulhacén – the highest peak in mainland Spain!
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4 October

World Smile Day

World Smile Day encourages people to spread kindness and make others smile. Help raise a smile this October.
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13 October

MCR Half Marathon

The popular Manchester Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile challenge that takes place every October, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 15,000 runners.
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19 October - 20 October

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is the ultimate team challenge, take part with your colleagues, family or friends and support each other to the muddy finish line!
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16 November

Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

All runners out there can enjoy exclusive access to the UK’s largest theme park. Come for an amazing day out, unique medal, and soar around some rollercoasters.
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24 November

Oulton Park

Race around Oulton Park circuit and bring out your inner speed chaser. With a full range of distances on offer, and a pan-flat course this event is open for runners of all abilities. Take home a bespoke finisher's medal and an immense sense of pride for what you have achieved.
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During December

Sidley’s Santa Dash

Sidley's Santa Dash -fun for everyone
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14 December

Christmas Ball

Our BIG CHRISTMAS CHARITY BALL is back for 2024!
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9 March

MBNA Chester 10K

The MBNA Chester 10K is the only city based 10K in Chester. This is a great introductory race for new runners and an ideal stepping stone if you're aiming for a half marathon in the future.
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18 May

Great Manchester Run 2025

The AJ Bell Great Manchester Run is back on Sunday 26 May 2024, take part for Once Upon a Smile.
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16 August - 17 August

Ben Nevis at Night

Our Ben Nevis at Night Trek sees us conquer the tallest mountain in the UK, but with a difference!
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