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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

Walk and Wheel
Walk and Wheel
Walking in Shoreham Fort & seafront, West Sussex, UK - 10 km on 06 Sep 2014.
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London to Brighton Cycle Ride
London to Brighton Cycle Ride
Road cycling in South London, Greater London, UK - 54 miles on 07 Sep 2014.
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MS Walk along the Thames - 20K option
MS Walk along the Thames - 20K option
Walking in London, Greater London, UK - 20 km on 28 Sep 2014.
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The Blindfold Run - 10k or 5k
The Blindfold Run - 10k or 5k
Road running in Queen Elizabeth Park, London, Greater London, UK - 10 km on 02 Nov 2014. 25% off registration fee
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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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Coniston Adventure Team Challenge
Coniston Adventure Team Challenge
Multi-activity in Coniston, Cumbria, UK - 10 hours on 13 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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MS Walk along the Thames - 10K option
MS Walk along the Thames - 10K option
Walking in London, Greater London, UK - 10 km on 28 Sep 2014.
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Snowdon Multi-Activity Challenge
Snowdon Multi-Activity Challenge
Multi-activity in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, UK - 2 days on 14 Aug 2015.
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Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge
Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge
Hill walking in Lake District, Cumbria, UK - 2 days on 12 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...
St Mungo's Broadway
Saturday 2 August 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
London, Greater London, UK
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £550 sponsorship
Parkinson's UK
Sunday 12 October 2014
York, North Yorkshire, UK
Registration fee £0 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £450 sponsorship
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 £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £500 sponsorship
Scope
Sunday 28 September 2014 09.30 AM Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK
Registration fee £20 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £200 sponsorship