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The Mile

Yes there is - but it is negligible! The reg fee is only £5 per runner. In London that’s less than a pint in some places! It basically just covers our admin costs to get you what you need.
You do need to be over 18, and while we are at it, we would like to remind you that you need to be in good health. If you are in any doubt about your ability to run the mile; please consult your GP and follow their instructions.
That’s up to the student group or student union in charge at each university, but we have planned for them all to be within the March/February time. So think second term, just in time to have some fun in between your exams!
That's part of the challenge! But if you’re worried about that, you don’t have to just run in the Runderpants. Throw a pair of trackies on, a ski jacket and wear the pants over the top! Track suits are in again right?
You can do this; we believe anyone can run a mile! It's only 1.6km and its a great way to set yourself a challenge if you are not a regular runner. Not only that - this is not a mega race. We know you can do this; people of all shapes and sizes, runners of all proficiencies will be taking part. Maybe this could be the beginning of a deep love for sports… or proving to yourself and the world that you can achieve anything you put your mind to! Don’t forget there’s always the extra incentive - the University groups who raise a cumulative total of over £9k win a party worth £500! And over £10k wins a party worth £1000 - and you get free entry...
You are not wrong - anyone can run a mile!...but you haven’t run a mile like this before! Why not set yourself an extra challenge; beat a particular time? Set a fundraising target? Or you could lead the pack and show everyone how it is done! Don’t forget there’s always the extra incentive - the University groups who raise a cumulative total of over £9k win a party worth £500! And over £10k wins a party worth £1000 - and you get free entry…
Totally! Once you’ve registered our runners are invited to join our Runderpants Heroes Facebook Group. You can also find us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram at @Runderpantsmile
No! You can wear them any way you like. Pants & Trainers, Superman Costume, T-shirt, Leggings and Pants over the top, Big Bird outfit with pants on the head, as far as we are concerned- as long as we can see the pants, we can let you run!
Why not get in touch with Rob at The Neuro Foundation / Runderpants office and we’ll try and find a place for you to do it! But heads up, it’s up to the student group or student union in charge at each university as to whether they want to accept non-students or not. Another idea could be; if it’s before November 1st, why not try and convince your university or RAG team to host it? Contact us to find out how:


The minimum fundraising pledge per runner is only £75. We think this should be super easy; especially as between now and then is christmas! (Fun charity fact: donations increase by 5% over November and December). However, the ambitious fundraisers of you can offer to aim for the £150 target - after all it helps The Neuro Foundation provide crucial support to children, families, and individuals living with Neurofibromatosis.
Everydayhero is an online fundraising platform, which is how you collect your sponsorship for the Runderpants Mile! Your page will be automatically set up when you register for Runderpants and you can log into your page to make your updates.
The Neuro Foundation is the only source of help, information and advice for those diagnosed with NF1 in the UK. We provide support needed for individuals, their families, teachers, employers, health professionals, etc. We also provide support to people living with NF2, Schwannomatosis, and Legius Syndrome in the UK. You can see the story of Mel, Jose and their son Emilio here.
Most working people are eligible to contribute Gift Aid to their donations! Please encourage donors to tick the Gift Aid box when donating.

Gift Aid adds 25p to every £1 donated, at no extra cost to the donor. It’s a Government scheme that enables charities to claim this ‘extra money’ from tax that people have already paid. To allow us to claim Gift Aid, the person donating has to be a UK taxpayer and have paid sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the amount The Neuro Foundation will reclaim in the tax year.
Asking people to donate directly to your fundraising page is the easiest way to pay in your sponsorship, as the money comes directly to The Neuro Foundation and cuts out any extra cost to you. If you’ve collected cash, then you can pay in the money yourself (using a credit or debit card) to your fundraising page.

Don’t forget to send us any sponsorship forms so we can claim the Gift Aid. Or send a cheque made payable to The Neuro Foundation to:

The Neuro Foundation, 44 Coombe Lane, LONDON SW20 0LA Please do not send cash in the post.


We’d love to hear from you. Brendan, Rob, Debs and Jay are all in the office weekdays between 9.30-6pm. Please feel free to reach us on the below details.
The dedicated everydayhero support team are available if you need help with your fundraising page, making a donation, or anything else relating to everydayhero. Take a look at their FAQ website for all the technical advice, as well as their top tips for giving your fundraising a boost!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for please call 0845 680 9720 or email