It's boring and it's no fun, but it can save your life and a lot of money - plus you definitely need insurance to travel with us. 

Many travel insurances do not cover you for a marathon distance race so even if you have an annual all-singing, all-dancing insurance policy it is unlikely you are covered if something happens on race day. You'll also need cover for hands-on volunteering during the week and many don't include this either.

That's why we have teamed up with two great insurance providers: Sports Cover Direct and World Nomads.

Arrange your insurance today and hopefully you won't have to think about it again!

Sports Cover Direct offers a tailor-made policy for all of our EU Resident runners which includes running and volunteering. It's the worry-free way to purchase a policy safe in the knowledge that all the activities included in our Impact Week itinerary are covered.

This tailormade policy is available to our EU resident runners. See below if you're from somewhere else in the world!


World Nomads is for all our non-EU residents. You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

The benefits

  1. Backed by specialist insurers and global assistance partners
  2. Buy Online, even if you’ve already left home
  3. Buy more cover and claim online while travelling
  4. Covers a range of adventure sports and activities
  5. Give a little back and support a community development project