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 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Thursday 23 October 2014 07.00 AM
Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Multi terrain running48 miles Multi terrain running Multi terrain running37 miles Multi terrain running Multi terrain running28 miles Multi terrain running
23 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Thursday 23 October 2014 06.45 PM
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
Multi terrain running2 km Multi terrain running
23 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Thursday 23 October 2014 06.45 PM
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
Multi terrain running5 km Multi terrain running
24 October
Local running event Content only available to registered users
Friday 24 October 2014 07.00 AM
Liphook, Hampshire, UK
Multi terrain running52 miles Multi terrain running Multi terrain running44 miles Multi terrain running Multi terrain running35 miles Multi terrain 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.
Race to the Sun - Ride with a Pro Cycling Team
Race to the Sun - Ride with a Pro Cycling Team
Road cycling in Geneva to Monaco, Switzerland - 6 days on 21 May 2015.
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Fright Hike - Forest of Dean
Fright Hike - Forest of Dean
Trekking in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK - 30 km on 01 Nov 2014.
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Expert advice

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

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.
Nepal Explorer Nepal Explorer
Multi-activity in Nepal - 15 days from £820 with Nepal Uncovered.
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Egyptian Desert Safari Egyptian Desert Safari
Wildlife & nature in Egypt - 7 days from £495 with Egypt Uncovered.
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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.
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
The Neuroblastoma Society
Sunday 13 September 2015 Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK
Registration fee £25 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £300 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