Scumrun 2017

Start date
11 May 2017
End date
15 May 2017
A secret location
Registration fee
Minimum pledge

We're so pleased that we'll be the benefitting charity for Scumrun 2017!!


The annual four-day Scumrun charity drive sees teams, in creatively modified vehicles and fancy dress, travel hundreds of miles across stunning European roads, with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for the charity. Leaving from the UK on May 11th, the tour has secret destinations that are announced each morning and prizes for the teams to win.

The money raised by Scumrun teams will go towards supporting children’s hospices to provide the best possible care for seriously ill children. Hospices all rely heavily on help from the public and donations are vital to make sure that children with life shortening conditions can live the best life they can, for as long as they can. Taking part in Scumrun 2017 means you'll be helping families like Tallulah's. Read her story here.

Thanks to all the lovely organisations donating or giving us discounts on their services or products for this event:

9 Hertford St is providing our top prize: One night for 2 people to stay in their exclusive apartments in Mayfair.

9 Hertford Street is a unique, welcoming property made up of 10 stylish, serviced apartments in the heart of Mayfair, one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in central London. 

Honnington Farm who are providing their amazing venue for the launch.

Spaceship Rentals who are providing a Voyager Campervan to enable our charity team to travel around Europe in style.

Experience days who have donated a £50 voucher towards an awesome experience of your choice.

Referee, Nigel Owens has donated a signed rugby ball.

Practical Classic Magazine who have donated magazines for all the goody bags.

Dawkins Ales for a lovely box of 12 ales.

Santa Pod Raceway who have donated an awesome family day out.

Autoglym Bodywork, Wheels and Interior kit from the RAC Shop.

Bobbys Foods who are providing sweets for our goody bags.

Bath Ales who are providing a brewery tour.

Bramley & Gage who are also providing a tour.

Your team

Your team must have a minimum of two people and the maximum is determined by how many you're legally allowed to carry in your car.

Each team needs to raise £500.

Event format

The event starts on a Thursday morning and returns to the UK on a Monday evening. A launch party, held in the UK, is the kick off. Here event and charity registration take place along with the all important drivers’ briefing and various other entertainment.  The ferry will leave after the launch and return on Monday evening. The route for each day will be revealed that morning. That’s pretty much all you need to know for now, if you sign up, you’ll find out more details when necessary!

The car

You'll need a car for you team that costs no more than £500 - find out more about the cars here and see some of the amazing creations from past years.


Check out Scumrun's FAQ's here.

For more information on all aspects of the event and to sign up to take part in this exciting European car rally visit

If you have even more questions about the event please get in touch with Scumrun - / 07880 996 478

If you'd like to know more about how to raise the £500 please contact me -

That sponsorship target!

As well as asking friends, family and colleagues for donations, you might need to do some extra fundraising activities to hit your target (unless you have lots of very generous friends). Remember to work as a team and you'll raise it in no time at all, who knows, you may even smash it!

When you sign up, you'll gain access to our fundraising pack which has loads of ideas to help you with this, it's split into two sections; covering quick fundraising ideas for busy people and larger fundraising activities such as setting up a pub quiz.  

And we’re always on the end of the phone too with support and advice.

Go for it!

Sign your team up on the Scumrun website.

By supporting together for short lives... you will enable us to work in partnership with others, to lead change in the five areas below, to improve the lives of children and families.

  • Information and support for families – so families can find the support they need locally and make informed choices about their child’s care.
  • Quality of life, quality of death – so families receive high quality care through life and at end of life and supporting professionals and services to understand and meet the needs of more children and families in their diverse communities. 
  • Commissioning and sustainability – influencing local and national children’s palliative acre commissioning in all four UK countries and raising vital funds for children’s palliative care voluntary sector providers.
  • Transition – improve young people’s transition from children’s to adult services and access to appropriate services and support.
  • Community engagement and volunteering –improve understanding of childhood death and dying and encouraging the sector to explore a community approach to children’s palliative care and invest in volunteering.