Join #TeamRedthread this March and help us to ensure all young people affected by violence and exploitation have the support they need to thrive.

About the event

Redthread is on a mission to break cycles of serious youth violence and ensure all young people can be healthy, safe and happy. This March, we are challenging our supporters and friends to #RacewithRedthread! 

As part of the challenge, we ask that you raise £150 (excluding Gift Aid) in sponsorship offline or through JustGiving. This could pay for immediate crisis intervention support from a specialist Redthread Youth Worker for a young person recovering from violence in hospital.

When: 1st – 25th March 2022
Where: Anywhere!
Fundraising target: £150 (excluding Gift Aid)

We want to ensure #RacewithRedthread is accessible to everyone. If you need any additional support to take part, please get in touch with us at fundraising@redthread.org.uk.

“You gave me the courage and the belief that I knew what was best for myself… thank you so much.”

– a young person supported by Redthread

250,000 steps

Take on 250,000 steps by 25th March. That’s 10,000 per day and roughly equals 190km!

If you have a smartphone, these have a built-in health app which is handy for tracking your progress.

25 miles

Complete 25 miles (that’s 40km!) by 25th March, in whatever way you like.

There are plenty of free apps available to track your progress. At Redthread, we are keen users of Strava – join our club on to see what #TeamRedthread are up to! 

25 days of moving

Complete 25 days of movement this March. The challenge is yours to design. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • Yoga
  • A long walk 
  • Cycling 
  • Zumba


Why is 25 years important?

25 years is an important milestone for us here at Redthread. Not only did we celebrate our 25th birthday last year, but we also support young people up to the age of 25. Many services for young people are capped at 18 years old, leaving those aged 19-25, particularly exploited adults, to fall off of a cliff edge of support. At Redthread, we believe all adolescents should have the specialist support they need to thrive.

How much do I need to raise?

We are asking you to please raise a minimum of £150 (excluding Gift Aid) to support our work with young people. This could provide vital crisis intervention support for a young person recovering from violence in hospital.

Does it cost to take part?

The challenge is free to enter, but we do have an option to pay £10 (inc. p&p) for a Redthread running vest.

How will I fundraise?

Through the JustGiving platform. Donating through JustGiving is totally secure and setting up a page is quick and easy. We will answer any questions you have and provide you with information about how to set your page up.

How do I ask people to donate?

We will support you with your fundraising and share some tips for getting started, including how to share your JustGiving page and images you can post on social media.

I can’t take part… can I still support Redthread?

Absolutely! You can donate directly to our JustGiving page here.  If you’d like to find out more about other events we have charity places in, email us at fundraising@redthread.org.uk to speak to the team.

I have another question!

Please get in touch with us at fundraising@redthread.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

Track your progress

We like to use Strava to track our walks, runs and cycles. Join our #TeamRedthread clubs on Strava below!


Share your fundraising

Download our handy fundraising guide here.

Spread the word on social media by downloading our shareable graphics:


I had planned to take part in Hackney Half last year which was postponed due to the pandemic so decided to take on Race with Redthread. It was a great day and I felt proud to rep Redthread as I ran through central London!
Race with Redthread 2020 participant
Fundraising for a worthwhile cause was a positive thing to do in uncertain times!
Race with Redthread 2020 participant

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