Fight for Sight has been offering an 80% reduction in registration fees for events in 2019.

People can register for £5 to be included in running events such as Vitality Big Half on March 10, London Landmarks Half Marathon on March 24, Simplyhealth Great North Run on September 8 and Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on October 13.

Ed Jackson, events manager at Fight for Sight, said: ‘If you’re looking for a New Year challenge, whether that’s running a half marathon or trekking to Everest base camp, then why not apply now for one of our challenge events? We know that sight loss doesn’t have to be inevitable - it’s through our fantastic supporters raising money for research that we will find the next breakthrough. We are already on the cusp of making breakthroughs and your support can make all the difference.’