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Take the Challenge – Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield 10k

Join Cerebra at the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, this 10K has a fantastic course right through the heart of the Steel city. Book a place now and together we’ll help families that include children with brain conditions find a better life together.

Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Registration Fee: £10.00
Minimum sponsorship: £50.00


If you would like a Cerebra guaranteed running place please click below to register. Entry is just £10.00 with a minimum sponsorship of £50.00.

Have you already secured your place through the race website?
Click the button below to let us know about it so we can support you! You will not be required to raise a minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!

About the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K:

– Entrants must be 15 years or over on event day
– Run For All encourage people of all abilities to take part in the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. Please contact us in advance with any specific requirements and we shall do our utmost to cater to these.

What’s included in your race entry:
– Chip timing – and a text at the finish, if you register your mobile number
– Finisher’s goody bag with post-race treats
– Quality tech T-shirt
– Exclusive medal
– An experience to remember!

Key Timings:
07:30 – Race office, baggage store and assembly areas open to participants
09:10 – Mass warm up
09:30 – Race starts

Cerebra support:

Join Team Cerebra with your own place or one of our guaranteed places and we will support you all the way!

• Useful tips, support and resources to fundraise
• A Cerebra running vest or t-shirt for those muddier challenges
• A Facebook Cerebra running group to encourage one another and exchange tips
• Meet and greet at selected events – and a cheer over the finish line!
• And most importantly- unlimited email and phone support and advice from our fundraising events team.

We can’t wait to have you on Team Cerebra!
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or call us on 01267 242 586.

Join our team and be a Triathlon Superhero!

The Superhero Tri is the UK’s one and only disability sports series for the everyday Superhero and their family and friends.

The event will take place in Dorney Lake, Windsor on 19th August and promises to be a fun filled day with the chance to meet and take part alongside Paralympian and celebrity team captains.

We’re thrilled to be a charity partner for the event and we’re looking for people to join us on Team Cerebra. There are lots of different ways to take part, the only requirement is that one person on your team (or you if you choose to fly solo!) must have a disability:

  • Team up – unite with disabled and non-disabled friends and family to share the fun
  • Grab a sidekick – tow a teamate in the water and push or pull them around the course
  • Fly solo – for those who want to take on all the triathlon stages by themselves.

There are also three different distances that you can choose from:

  • Sprint – 150m swim, 3k cycle, 1k run
  • Half – 400m swim, 10k cycle, 2.5k run
  • Full – 750m swim, 20k cycle, 5k run

Father and daughter team, Rob and Poppy, have already signed up and have been chosen to take part in a special celebrity race. They’ll be partnered with Olympian Chris Jones and will be competing against the likes of Hannah Cockcroft and comedian and talk show host Adam Hills.

You can find out lots more about the event on the Superhero Series website, but if you’d like a chat about the different options and how we can help you to take part please just get in touch with [email protected].

We’ve got people on hand to help out with the running, cycling or swimming legs and may also be able to supply some equipment – including a specially designed boat.

We’d love you to join us and show off your superpower. So please get in touch – it’s going to be awesome!



John Prepares to Take on Mountain Challenge

John Boyd

John Boyd

John Boyd is preparing to tackle Wales’ highest mountain in order to raise money for Cerebra.

The 48 year-old hairdresser from Stroud will be taking part in the “Man vs Mountain” challenge which involves running up and down Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain. It’s a full day challenge, covering 22 miles with jumping and swimming obstacles along the way. Definitely not for the faint hearted!

John said: “This is one of the toughest challenges of my life! Knowing the money I raise will be used to improve the lives of children with brain injuries throughout the UK is the best part of all. Cerebra makes a real difference to the lives of children and families they work with.”

John will be taking part in his challenge on 4th September and you can sponsor him through his Just Giving page.

If you would like to find out more about how you can take part in a similar event to raise money for Cerebra, please contact [email protected] or 01267 244222.

Alissa prepares for 10K challenge

Alissa running

Alissa in training!

This year, the London 10K is celebrating its 15th anniversary and for this very special year, we have a very special person to run the race for us!

Alissa Elsaesser, who was born with Down’s Syndrome has never let anything hold her back and is determined to rise to the challenge and make it around entire route.

Alissa is currently in her last year of college where she enjoys many hobbies including singing, cooking and even skiing! As well as having a hectic social life, Alissa also volunteers at Cerebra during the holidays, helping with our two raffles that take place every year.

Running 10k will be a huge challenge for Alissa but she will have the support of her father Alex Elsaesser who will be running the race for the fourth time for Cerebra this year.

“This will be a big challenge for her. She is trying to raise £1,000 for Cerebra and if you are able to sponsor her, it would be a great encouragement for her to keep training,” Alex said.

Alissa has been training hard for the race which takes place in less than a month on 12th July and is confident that she will be able to make it around the gruelling course with moral support from family and friends.

Alissa is very close to her target of £1,000 and is now hoping to far exceed that. We are currently in the middle of a telephone campaign in order to raise money towards her final target and so far our fundraisers have had an incredible £9,698 donated to them from generous members of the public. You can show your support by calling 01267 244221 to make a donation or you can donate through Alissa’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Alissa-Elsaesser/.  Please give generously to help spur this very special lady on!

Raft Race to Raise Awareness

The raft being constructed

The CIC team building the raft

On Sunday 20th of July a team from children’s charity Cerebra will be taking to the waters of the river Towy to raise money for children with neurological conditions in the Carmarthen Raft Race.

Bran Bucca, Ben Jones, Jamie Pitman, Lee Herbert, Amy Jones and Amy Watler-Thomas from the charity’s fundraising department and Ross Head and Dan Cuthbertson from their Innovation Centre will be sailing on a raft put together by the Innovation team.

Cerebra’s Innovation Centre, based at the University of Wales Trinity St.David in Swansea, adapts and designs specialist equipment for families who wouldn’t normally be able to afford or even find what they need.

Some of the most successful designs of the CIC team in the past include trikes, writing slopes, trolley seats and, most recently, an adapted fish tank that meant a little boy with Down syndrome could safely watch his pet fish.

The Innovation Centre is just one of many services Cerebra provides, funded entirely by generous supporters. The charity also gives direct, ongoing help to families and funds important research into conditions.

The raft race will start at 12:45pm, with teams from all over competing as part of the annual river festival. Come along and support Cerebra – keep your fingers crossed for our team!