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UK charity challenges


When it comes to raising money for a good cause, there are loads of great charity challenges in the UK to do - 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 an activity and challenge to put your name to and start getting sponsorship for.

Those with a head for heights and love of walking among some of the best countryside the world, never mind Great Britain, has to offer will be salivating at the prospect of the number and variety of Three Peaks challenges and other peak challenges and challenge walks.

Those with running legs could try a 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 loads of charity bike rides. Alternatively, why not take on a swim, bike and run in a triathlon or all sorts of activity combinations in a multi-activity challenge?

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.

Quite simply, there is no better way to explore the great, wild outdoors than to get out there, on foot, wheels or with paddles in hand and see it all close up. Taking all the challenges of nature head on, and conquering them, will give you a sense of achievement, elation and satisfaction like no other.

Charity challenges in the UK

NSPCC Tour of the South East
NSPCC Tour of the South East
Road cycling in Box Hill & Dunsfold Park (Top Gear circuit), Kent, UK - 180 miles on 07 Jun 2014.
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NSPCC Tour of Yorkshire
NSPCC Tour of Yorkshire
Road cycling in York, North Yorkshire, UK - 180 miles on 19 Jul 2014.
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Neolithic Bike Trail
Neolithic Bike Trail
Mountain biking in Avebury and Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK - 1 days on 04 May 2014.
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London to Brighton Trek
London to Brighton Trek
Walking in London to Brighton, Surrey, UK - 100 km on 21 Jun 2014.
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The Neolithic Marathon
The Neolithic Marathon
Multi terrain running in Avebury and Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK - 1 days on 04 May 2014.
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Le Tour Yorkshire Cycle Challenge
Le Tour Yorkshire Cycle Challenge
Road cycling in Leeds to Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - 120 miles on 20 Jul 2014.
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Sarsen Trail
Sarsen Trail
Walking in Avebury and Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK - 1 days on 04 May 2014.
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Challenge Cancer Cycle London to Brighton Moonride
Challenge Cancer Cycle London to Brighton Moonride
Road cycling in London to Brighton, Greater London, UK - 100 km on 20 Sep 2014.
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Ben Nevis Weekend Trek
Ben Nevis Weekend Trek
Hill walking in Fort William, Highland, UK - 3 days on 12 Jun 2015.
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London Stadia Trekathon
London Stadia Trekathon
Walking in Olympic Park, Stratford, Greater London, UK - 26 miles on 27 Sep 2014.
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Charity 10K runs

Almost everyone can run 10K and what better motivation to dust off those trainers than a worthy cause close to your heart.
Charity 10K runs

Charity triathlons

A triathlon is the perfect event for those who love a challenge - do the swim, bike and run yourself or get a team of 3 to do one leg each.
Charity triathlons

Charity swims

Not everyone has an aptitude for running and a big charity swim can be every bit as challenging and rewarding as a marathon.
Charity swims

Three Peaks challenges

Great Britain has some truly astonishing countryside and a three peaks challenge is a fantastic way to see it.
Three Peaks challenges

Charity walks

Loads of charity walks including day walks, night walks, weekend treks, challenge walks and shorter walks for all the family.
Charity walks

Charity bike rides

Why not try the nation’s new favourite sport and get on two wheels for a charity bike ride?
Charity bike rides

Charity places in UK events

Charity places in runs and triathlons...
Action on Hearing Loss
Sunday 7 September 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK
Registration fee £30 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £300 sponsorship
CLIC Sargent
Sunday 15 June 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Alexandra Gardens, Windsor Riverside, Windsor, Berkshire, UK
Registration fee £20 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £450 sponsorship
Meningitis Research Foundation
Sunday 7 September 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
O2 Arena, London, Greater London, UK
Registration fee £0 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £175 sponsorship
Breast Cancer Care
Sunday 25 May 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Edinburgh, Lothian, UK
Registration fee £10 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £300 sponsorship
Meningitis Now
Sunday 21 September 2014 09.30 AM Juniors welcome U18s
Bristol, Avon, UK
Registration fee £0 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £150 sponsorship