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.
23 August
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 23 August 2014 10.00 AM
Wales, Carmarthenshire, UK
Cross-country running5 km Cross-country running Cross-country running2.5 km Cross-country running
23 August
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 23 August 2014 01.15 PM
Rathlin Island, County Antrim, UK
Road running5 km Road running
23 August
Local multi-activity event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 23 August 2014 02.00 PM
Chantilly, France
Swimming300 metres Swimming Road cycling8 km Road cycling Trail running4 km Trail running
23 August
Local cycling event Content only available to registered users
Saturday 23 August 2014 02.00 PM
Thrussington, Leicestershire, UK
Road cycling10 miles Road cycling

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.
Trek Ethiopia
Trek Ethiopia
Trekking in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia - 12 days on 04 Mar 2015.
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Pedal to Paris
Pedal to Paris
Road cycling in London to Paris, France - 4 days on 04 Sep 2014.
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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.
Nature in Alentejo Coast (Hiking tour) Nature in Alentejo Coast (Hiking tour)
Trekking in Alentejo region (coast), Portugal - 7 days from €1040 with PortugalHike.
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Thai Sailing Adventure - Koh Phi Phi to Phuket Thai Sailing Adventure - Koh Phi Phi to Phuket
Yacht sailing in Phi Phi Island, Thailand - 4 days from £375 with G Adventures.
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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.
St Mungo's Broadway
Sunday 12 October 2014 09.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Royal Parks, London, Greater London, UK
Registration fee £25 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £395 sponsorship
Ataxia UK
Sunday 12 April 2015 09.00 AM Suitable for teams Teams
Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £500 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 20 members Beginners welcome Social meets
Taunton, Somerset, UK
Road running Trail running
Members 30 members Beginners welcome Juniors welcome Social meets
Baclaran, Parañaque City, Philippines
Mountaineering Rock climbing Trekking