SportsAid helps the most promising young British athletes by providing them with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities during the critical early stages of their careers.

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

SportsAid is celebrating the Virgin Money London Marathon's #ThanksaBillion campaign as overall fundraising tops £1 billion this year. The charity has a team of more than 40 runners taking part.


SportsAid Week 2019

SportsAid Week is returning in 2019 for a fourth consecutive year! Monday 23 September to Sunday 29 September are the confirmed dates. What will you do to support the next?




SportsAid supports athletes from over 60 sports - most of which are Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.



SportsAid helps more than a thousand young talented athletes across the country every year.



SportsAid's partners include local businesses, global brands and charitable trusts.

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PARTNER IN FOCUS - Living healthier, happier lives with Nelsons
28 Feb 2019

Nelsons is one of the world’s leading - and Europe’s longest established - manufacturers of natural healthcare products. Since 1860, the privately-owned business has been inspiring generations to live healthier, happier lives with brands selling in over 70 countries. Nelsons is providing 20 young talented athletes with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities through SportsAid.

SportsAid's Athlete of the Month - Amber Anning, 18, from Hove
22 Feb 2019

Amber Anning will be the youngest member of the British Athletics squad preparing to face the continent’s finest at the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in March. The 18-year-old secured her spot after winning silver in the 400m at the British Athletics Indoor Championships earlier this month. Her time of 53.00 seconds doubled up as national junior indoor record as well as the European Indoor qualifying mark.

Mark Lillie, Mark Davies and Alison Odell depart from SportsAid's Board of Trustees
19 Feb 2019

Mark Lillie, Mark Davies and Alison Odell CBE recently stepped down from SportsAid’s Board of Trustees after making invaluable contributions to the charity. Lillie was Chair and came into contact with SportsAid as part of London’s bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Davies is Chair of Archery GB and British Rowing. Odell leaves a lasting legacy in the impact being made through the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.

With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.

Adam Peaty
SportsAid alumnus




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May 2019
Vitality London 10,000 Green Park London SW1A 2BJ

Sign up now to secure one of our limited SportsAid places in the 2019 Vitality London 10,000. The Vitality London 10,000 is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace.


Aug 2019
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London E20 2ST

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows the route of London 2012's Olympic road race through closed streets of London and the green hills of Surrey.