Dry January®10K
Sun 28 Jan 2024 Uckfield, East Sussex, UK

Dry January®10K

Join Channel 4's Ollie Ollerton in partnership with Alcohol Change UK for the Dry January® 10K. Swap your bar tab for a running bib and feel the benefits as you cross the finish line!

  • Sun 28 Jan 2024
Pippingford Park, Uckfield

Dry January®10K

09:00

£40

Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running

Overview

Go alcohol-free for 31 days. A total reset for your body and mind. Run a 10K on the final weekend.

Swap out your bar tab for running bibs and feel the benefits: sleep better, have more energy, sharpen your focus, save money, turn heads with radiant skin, and cross that finish line with a newfound sense of empowerment.

Ollie Ollerton
CHANNEL 4'S SAS: WHO DARES WINS
The Dry January®10K includes mentoring from Ollie Ollerton.

Highlights

  • Commit

    Enter this transformative 10K.

  • Pledge

    Dedicate the 31 days of January to life without alcohol.

  • Fundraise

    Raise £50 for life-changing work. That's the cost of your weekend bar tab, and 100% of it goes to this life-saving cause.

  • Run

    Show up for yourself. Come on January 28th, and make your statement.

Why participate?

  • Sleep better

    70% of past participants reported better sleep.

  • Save money

    Say goodbye to bar tabs and hello to full wallets. 86% saved money.

  • Health gains

    65% noticed improved health in general.

  • Long-term change

    More than 70% continued to drink more healthily even six months after the event.

Don’t wait for New Year Resolutions to commit to this. Spaces are limited.

Be the change you want to see. 

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Virtual option

Background

Ollie Ollerton

Ollie Ollerton is a former UK Special Forces Soldier and directing staff from Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins. This amazingly popular show brought the Special Forces into the public eye. It was the first time we all saw how mental strength and physical power could combine to incredible effect.

Ollie Ollerton

Ollie was one of the first former members of the UK Special Forces members to talk about his experiences and turn them into a positive force for good.

BreakPoint

Ollie founded BreakPoint in 2015 with a mission to empower individuals and teams to break through their self-imposed limitations; fostering resilience and driving performance to unprecedented heights.

When I lost everything, the one consistent thing in my life was drink. You think it’s your best friend, but it just makes matters worse. I understand the truly amazing benefits of going alcohol-free. What was a fix for the TV series, 'Who Dare's Wins', has had so many unexpected benefits, I've never looked back."

 

It's not just about fitness, it's about fortitude. The tools BreakPoint uses to help people break free from mental constraints help people see alcohol for what it really is — a choice, not a necessity.

By combining the physical trial of a 10K with the mental challenge of Dry January®, this is an experience that delivers real, long-lasting change.

Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol Change UK is a beacon of light for those who find themselves trapped in the web of alcohol dependency. The charity's mission isn't to stigmatise alcohol but to promote a healthier, more conscious relationship with it.

The charity behind Dry January®.

Entrants in the Dry January®10K are encouraged to raise at least £50 sponsorship for Alcohol Change UK, or make a donation.

Join the tribe

Be mentored by Ollie Ollerton

At the heart of Dry January® 10K lies a unique opportunity – the chance to be mentored by Ollie Ollerton.

As you embrace the challenge of a month alcohol-free, there may be days that feel tougher than others. It's on these days that Ollie's guidance becomes invaluable.

Ollie Ollerton

Transformation isn't a solitary journey. For the first time ever you're not only signing up for a personal challenge but a collective experience.

Sign up and gain access to a dedicated Facebook group. Here, connect with fellow participants, share your highs and lows, and draw inspiration from Ollie's first-hand experiences and insights. And when you need that extra boost? Tune into live sessions hosted by Ollie, designed to reignite your commitment and keep you on track.

At first, I was terrified of a big night out with friends sober. But it gets easier and easier and then just becomes normal. What I’ve realised more than anything is that good times are good, fun times are fun, and bad events are bad with or without alcohol. Joe

This Dry January®, it's not just about the individual challenge. It's about community and support.

Virtual option

Can't Make it in Person? Join the Virtual Dry January®10k instead.

When you sign up for Dry January® 10K you’re not just joining an event—you're joining a tribe.

  • Cafe
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Pippingford Park
Nutley
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 3HW
UK

  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Pippingford Park offers 1000 acres of beautiful parkland with six lakes on the Ashdown Forest in the heart of Sussex.

The traffic-free 10K route showcases the beauty of the park with its tracks, trails, woodlands and wildlife.

It's fully way-marked meaning you don't need to navigate and you won't get lost.

  • Event app
  • Pre-event training sessions

Included

  • Try Dry app
  • A transformative 10K run
  • Commitment to Dry January
  • Mentoring from Ollie Ollerton
  • Coaching emails and content
  • Community and support
  • Catalyst for changing habits

Access to helpful content

  • 10 tools for a brilliant Dry January

    A month without alcohol is going to do wonders for your health - here we offer some hints and tips to make it the best possible experience for January and beyond!

  • Dry January: It's not about going without

    Dry January cannot only help you to address your relationship with alcohol, it can also give you the space to do things you don't normally have time for.

  • How to get the most out of your Dry January

    Joanne has been alcohol-free for over seven years, and shares her sober life with the world via Instagram; read her tips for getting the most out of your time off.

Alcohol Change UK

All participants are encouraged to fundraise for Alcohol Change UK, the charity behind Dry January®.

Your fundraising directly contributes to programmes that tackle alcohol harm and promote healthier choices.

Set your fundraising goal and share it with family and friends, or make a donation.

Take a break, live better, feel better

Alcohol is the backdrop to our lives. We celebrate with it, we mourn with it, and somewhere along the way, we forget to ask "What is this doing to me?"

One person every hour dies as a result of the effects of alcohol. Alcohol harm – mental health problems, liver disease, seven forms of cancer, economic difficulties, and so much more – can affect any one of us, from any walk of life. But here’s the thing, Alcohol Change UK is not anti-alcohol; it's pro-change.

It’s about taking a break, living better, feeling better.

The statistics show that when people reduce their alcohol intake (even by just a little), their risk of harm from alcohol decreases.

Fundraising

  • 200,000

    children in England live with an alcohol dependent parent.

  • 3.5 billion

    is the cost of alcohol to the NHS each year in England alone.

  • 167,000

    working years were lost to alcohol in 2015.

  • Age 15 & over
  • Enter online

When I lost everything, the one consistent thing in my life was drink. You think it’s your best friend, but it just makes matters worse. I understand the truly amazing benefits of going alcohol-free. What was a fix for the TV series, 'Who Dare's Wins', has had so many unexpected benefits, I've never looked back. Ollie Ollerton, former UK Special Forces Soldier

What you have is a pretty average group of British people who would not consider themselves heavy drinkers, yet stopping drinking for a month alters liver fat, cholesterol and blood sugar and helps them lose weight. Professor Kevin Moore, Consultant in Liver Health Services, University College London Medical Centre

At first, I was terrified of a big night out with friends sober. But it gets easier and easier and then just becomes normal. What I’ve realised more than anything is that good times are good, fun times are fun, and bad events are bad with or without alcohol. Joe