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!

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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.

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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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NSPCC
NSPCC
Walking 24 hours Walking
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK UK
| Sign up for £49
Walk, jog or run around the coastal paths of the Isle of Wight - NSPCC are looking for intrepid trekkers to join the fight for every childhood. 106km, 54km or 32km. Have you got what it takes?
NSPCC
NSPCC
Walking 24 hours Walking
Richmond-Upon-Thames, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £49
Walk, jog or run from London to Brighton on this endurance challenge - NSPCC are looking for intrepid trekkers to join the fight for every childhood. 100km, 56km or 44km. Have you got what it takes?
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion
Hill walking 30 miles Hill walking
Exford, Somerset, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
If you are fit and love the idea of facing either 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.
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.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Walking 106 km Walking
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK UK
| Sign up for £49
From Cowes towards the Needles & right around the Isle's stunning coastal path. A Bank Holiday weekend to remember! Walk, jog or run either 106km, 54km or 32km.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Walking 32 km Walking
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK UK
| Sign up for £29
From Cowes towards the Needles & right around the Isle's stunning coastal path. A Bank Holiday weekend to remember! Walk, jog or run either 106km, 54km or 32km.
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Royal Parks Foundation Ultra

*ENTER BY 5TH SEPT* A fully supported, stunning 50km route taking in the best of London and its varied landscapes - the UK's biggest Ultra. A charity challenge unlike any other. Age 18+.

Vitality The British 10k London Run

Staged on the worlds greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capitals truly world class historic landmarks.

Great North Run

The worlds biggest half marathon from Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge & onto the picturesque coastal finish in South Shields. Age 17+. Also 1.5k mini run (age 3-8) & 4k junior run (age 9-16).

Zombie Evacuation Race - Contagion in Cambridge

Run for your life through 5km dodging the UNDEAD & navigating challenging obstacles designed specifically to slow down your escape from relentless ZOMBIE horde who are hungry for fresh brains!

Thames Path Challenge 25km - walk

A unique endurance challenge along the Thames Path Trail. Start training, pick your charity and set your watch! 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options.

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Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has already taken too many lives. It's time to put an end to it. Help us stop breast cancer for good.

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