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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 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?

Charity challenges in the UK

Skydive for our Hospice
Skydive for our Hospice
Skydiving in Brackley Airfield, Oxfordshire, UK - 10000 feet on 14 Sep 2014.
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Pancreatic Cancer UK's Three Peaks Challenge
Pancreatic Cancer UK's Three Peaks Challenge
Hill walking in Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike & Snowdon , UK - 2 days on 07 Sep 2014.
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Exmoor 30:30
Exmoor 30:30
Hill walking in Exford, Somerset, UK - 30 miles on 13 Sep 2014.
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Dare to Bungee
Dare to Bungee
Bungee jumping in Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Midlands, UK - 1 days on 05 Oct 2014.
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Senate House Library Abseil
Senate House Library Abseil
Abseiling in London, Greater London, UK - 1 days on 11 Oct 2014.
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English 3000s - Trek the Lake District
English 3000s - Trek the Lake District
Hill walking in Lake District, Cumbria, UK - 2 days on 04 Sep 2014.
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Skydive over sunny Devon
Skydive over sunny Devon
Skydiving in Dunkeswell Airfield, Nr Honiton, Devon, UK - 15000 feet on 20 Sep 2014.
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Superhero Skydive
Superhero Skydive
Parachuting in An airfield near you, UK - 10000 feet on 30 Sep 2014.
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Striding for Survival
Striding for Survival
Walking in Virginia Water, Surrey, UK - 10 miles on 01 Nov 2014.
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Hike for your Heart - Ben Nevis Challenge 2014
Hike for your Heart - Ben Nevis Challenge 2014
Trekking in Fort William , Highland, UK - 3 days on 10 Oct 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...
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Sunday 26 April 2015 10.00 AM
London, Greater London, UK
Registration fee £100 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £2000 sponsorship
Home-Start UK
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 £375 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
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
Parkinson's UK
Sunday 12 October 2014
York, North Yorkshire, UK
Registration fee £0 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £450 sponsorship