Charity walks

Charity walks

Not all of us are made for running. Many of us barely have the time to train for a marathon, while others are prevented by age, illness and other life factors. That does not mean, however, that we can’t all get out into the great outdoors and push ourselves for a good cause with a challenge walk for charity, as timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor Elaine Aronson explains.

Charity walks in the UK are on the up, with more and more people seizing the opportunity to join together and march to raise funds and spread awareness. Plus, it’s good for you!

A SOCIABLE EVENT
Unlike other, more solitary pursuits, a walk offers opportunities to talk with your fellow trekkers and support each other. Charity walking events can bring a unique sense of camaraderie and friendship as tens, hundreds or even thousands of people join together for one common cause. Furthermore, the whole family can take part in some of the walks - see the walks marked 'U18s' for those suitable for under 18s.

OPTIONS
Of course, simply going for a walk is not enough for some - the effort and ‘wow’ factor comes from covering a huge distance. Everyone knows about popular walks such as London to Brighton, but there are loads of other challenge walks out there including day walks, night walks, weekend treks and even multi-day pilgrimages!

Take a look through the challenges and click for details of the challenge and charity/charities. You can enter a few basic details to be instantly emailed further information.

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Target Ovarian Cancer
Target Ovarian Cancer
Walking 3 days Walking
Dorset & East Devon shoreline, Dorset, UK UK
| Sign up for £49
Our challenge is to trek for 25 miles over 2 days exploring the Jurassic Coast, the UK’s first natural World Heritage Site. Outstanding shores and breathtaking cliffs.
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Walking 8 miles Walking
Birmingham, West Midlands, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Become a Moonlight Walker & have a night to remember! Walk in memory of a loved one, in support of our hospice, to keep fit & raise awareness of the hospice cause or simply to have fun! Age 12+.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion
Walking 10 km Walking
Wellington Barracks, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Join 400 walkers for our annual London Poppy Walk – where participants search for clues en route and test their knowledge of London.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion
Hill walking 30 miles Hill walking
Exford, Somerset, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
*ENTER BY 10PM FRIDAY 11TH SEPT* If you are fit & love the idea of facing 30 kilometres or 30 miles of Exmoor terrain, while carrying 30lbs, then this challenge is perfect for you.
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Walking 1 km Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Little feet across the country are stomping to help beat meningitis. You can help too by taking part in a Toddle Waddle.
PDSA
PDSA
Walking 1 days Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Animal lovers can organise their own sponsored Walkies! Big or small, your dog walk could be just you & your family in the local park, or your friends getting together for a day of fundraising.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Join Team Walk by doing your own challenge! Organise a walk by yourself or with friends and family and help us walk 10,000 miles! You can also join a group and make some new friends. All ages.
London's Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance
5 km Cultural travel
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £25
New, fun-filled family challenge event following clues around the City of London. Finish on the moat lawn with a free picnic lunch. Free entry into the Tower of London.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Walking 24 miles Walking
Norfolk, Norfolk, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
The Norfolk Coastal Challenge takes place from 24-26 April 2015 and you can sign up today to walk through lovely nature reserves with stunning coastal views in the East of England.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Trekking 18 km Trekking
Fort William, UK UK
| Sign up for £99
This fantastic challenge gives you the opportunity to climb Britain's highest mountain, which stands at a magnificent 1,344m high, towering over the picturesque town of Fort William.
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Ride Dartmoor - 60 mile option

An exciting new event, exclusively for #TeamTeenageCancer. Join us on this one-day bike ride in and around the stunning Dartmoor National Park.

Women V Cancer Ride the Night

The 100km ride follows a fantastic night time route past iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Mall, The London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

Tower Powerhouses 5km Family Challenge

New, fun-filled family challenge event following clues around the City of London. Finish on the moat lawn with a free picnic lunch. Free entry into the Tower of London.

NSPCC Tour of the Cotswolds

The NSPCC Tour of the Cotswolds is a pro-tour style, 158-mile, multi-stage sportive that will put YOU at the very heart of the action.

Women's Running Magazine 10K Race Series London

Wide, well-surfaced roads & paths will be on offer & we’ll be needing them as we are expecting over 1000 runners on the day! Age 16+.

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Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Supporting children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood, and offer support to their families.

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