UK charity challenges

UK charity challenges

When it comes to raising money for a good cause, there are thiousands of great charity challenges taking place all over the UK.

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 or skydiving 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 challenge?

Marathons
Event listings

Marathons

When it comes to running for charity, marathons remain arguably the most popular - and demanding of fundraising pursuits. We list events right across the UK, from the Isle of Wight Challenge to the Loch Ness marathon in the Scottish Highlands.

Charity bike rides
Event listings

Charity bike rides

More popular than ever, cycling offers a splendid way of getting outdoors and taking part in a fundraising challenge in fantastic locations. We've got a wide range of distances too so there's sure to be one that suits you.

Getting fit for your run
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Getting fit for your run

Whether you've entered a fun run or a marathon our team of experts will help you hone your training so that you are in the best possible shape when event day comes round. From warming up, stretching and technique right through to rest and recovery we've got it all covered.

Training for your ride
Featured expert advice

Training for your ride

Is the clock ticking down fast to your sportive or cycling event? Get some extra guidance from our experts as they help you put a training plan in place, with programmes and tips available to improve sprinting, climbing, endurance and much more.

Featured challenges

Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint Nottingham - 10K

We dare you to run a race in the dark with only a head torch to light your way. Test your nerve as well as your fitness. It’s so good it’s scary! Age 15+.

Ben Nevis Night Challenge

Undertaking Ben Nevis at night is a tough but unforgettable challenge, with the route lit only by the moon and torches. Age 16+.

Tour de Berkshire

A lovely family ride in West Berkshire with refreshment stops at local pubs! A family-friendly event, with games, bouncy castle and BBQ at the back of the pub. For all the family.

Walk for Parkinson's - Hylands House, Essex

Choose from 3 routes to walk around this beautiful house & parkland. A family-friendly event that offers different distances & guarantee a great day out.

Walk for Parkinson's - East Sussex

Join us on our exciting 8-mile route walking through Friston Forest, the village of East Dean and along the dramatic Seven Sisters cliffs in East Sussex.

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RLSB - Royal London Society for Blind People

Supporting thousands of blind young people to live life without limits.

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