UK charity challenges
When it comes to raising money for a good cause, there are loads of great charity challenges taking place all over the UK, writes Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor.
From walks and races over land and water to tumbling from the skies attached to a rope or a parachute, whatever your cause, there’s going to be a UK challenge to put your name to and start getting sponsorship for.
It’s part of the make-up of the Great British public to generally have a bit of a grumble and do ourselves - and our surroundings - down. But the fact of the matter is that few places on Earth can boast such a stunning and diverse landscape. And taking on a charity challenge is a brilliant way of getting yourself out into all that natural beauty.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Charity challenges are big business in the UK and over the years have grown to encompass just about every sporting activity you can possibly think of.
Those with a head for heights and a love of walking will be salivating at the prospect of the various Three Peaks challenges
, other peak challenges
and a wide range of challenge walks
Runners can choose from a 5K or 10K run
, half marathon
or full marathon
, whilst those with sea legs can test their mettle and skills with a sailing challenge
or a swim
. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix abseiling
, zip sliding
and if getting in the saddle is your thing, there are dozens of charity bike rides
all over the country. Alternatively, why not take on a swim, bike and run in a triathlon
or all sorts of activity combinations in a multi-activity