Since Empire Fighting Chance began at our inner city boxing gym in 2006, we’ve seen the devastating effect that abuse, neglect and other traumatic experiences can have on young people. We’ve also seen the destructive impact that poor mental health has on young lives, including violence, school exclusion, self-harm, and the breakdown of close relationships.  

Research shows that with increased deprivation comes an increased risk of trauma and exposure to violence for young people. The cost-of-living crisis facing our country will only deepen the crisis in youth mental health services, as poverty increases and support services experience funding shortages.

Empire Fighting Chance is committed to tackling these crises by breaking the cycle of trauma, poor mental health, and youth violence through our psychologically informed non-contact boxing programmes.

We rely on the grit and determination of incredible supporters like you to fund our ground-breaking programmes. Join our fight for young lives today.

How can I take part?

  • Get your place in the race on the Great Run website
  • Join #TeamEmpire by registering below
  • Free running vest for every sign up
  • Enable us to work with more young people than ever before by fundraising as much as you can!

Bristol Half Marathon

I have bought my Bristol Great Run Half Marathon space from www.greatrun.org and want to register to fundraise for Empire Fighting Chance.


Bristol 10K

I have bought my Bristol 10K space from www.greatrun.org and want to register to fundraise for Empire Fighting Chance.