The blog of timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor Elaine Aronson, featuring what's hot in the world of adventure challenges, charity challenges, fundraising & major sporting events...
 
 
 
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Events

The events calendar brings together 1000's of local and mass participation events in the UK and overseas to make it easy to find something to do outdoors.
25 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 25 October 2014 05.30 PM
Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, UK
Trail running7 km Trail running
25 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 25 October 2014 06.00 PM
Canterbury, Kent, UK
Walking3 km Walking
25 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 25 October 2014 06.00 PM
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Walking2.5 km Walking
25 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 25 October 2014 06.00 PM
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Cross-country running8.5 km Cross-country running

Charity challenges

The charity challenges section brings togther hundreds of charity challenges in the UK and overseas including runs, walks, treks, bike rides, abseils, triathlons, horse rides, dog sleds, extreme events plus sailing, multi-activity and other challenges.
Great Wall Trek for Hope
Great Wall Trek for Hope
Trekking in Great Wall of China, north of Beijing, China - 9 days on 17 Oct 2015. £100 off registration to celebrate Moon Festival! October 2014 bookings only
Get challenge details
Trek China
Trek China
Trekking in The Great Wall of China, China - 11 days on 26 Sep 2015.
Get challenge details

Expert advice

Expert advice on training, nutrition, injuries and beginners from our team of experts.
Running keeps you fit but can increase the risk of injury.
Articles for those looking to find their feet in the outdoors.

Classifieds

Find a local specialist shop for help & advice on what to buy; a local health, injury or fitness specialist for advice and treatment; or accommodation.

Activities & holidays

Plan your next adventure here! Choose from hundreds of activity days, breaks, holidays, courses, expeditions and training camps - ranging from one day activities in the UK to multi-month expeditions to Everest.
Banff & Jasper Tour Banff & Jasper Tour
Hill walking in Calgary, Canada - 8 days from £1049 with G Adventures.
Click here for trip details
Rota Vicentina Rota Vicentina
Walking in Alentejo, Portugal - 15 days from €870 with Portugal Walks.
Click here for trip details

Charity events

Events such as charity fun runs, charity marathons and charity triathlons are all fantastic ways to get fit and raise money for a great cause at the same time.
Kidneys for Life
Sunday 10 May 2015 10.00 AM Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
Registration fee £38 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £120 sponsorship
London's Air Ambulance
Monday 25 May 2015 10.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners
London, Greater London, UK
Registration fee £35 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £150 sponsorship

Clubs

Search 100's of activity clubs to find one to suit your interests from running, cycling, triathlon, climbing, mountaineering and walking clubs.
Members 50 members Beginners welcome
West London, UK
Adventure racing Orienteering Multi terrain running Trail running
Members 50 members Beginners welcome Social meets
Baston, Lincolnshire, UK
Road cycling Mountain biking BMX