If you want to raise money for charity but aren’t sure of the best way to go about doing it, consider a summit peak challenge - an achievement that will stand out from the crowd, says Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor.
Whether it’s a trek up Snowdon or charging up every peak over 3,000ft in the Lake District on an epic adventure, your boots were made for walking - so get out there and put them to the test.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PEAK
The intensity and severity varies depending on what you choose. This means that, while it’s always better to set yourself achievable but testing goals, there is something to suit everyone. One particular standout option is the Ben Nevis or Snowdon Midnight Challenge. Arrive at the top just in time for sunrise and treat yourself to a spectacular view.
Unlike marathons and swims, which are rather individual pursuits, summit peak challenges bring you together with others to share an experience like no other.
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Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the 2012 Olympics, this event follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital & into Surreys stunning countryside. Age 18+.
A tough challenge to trek up 24 peaks in two days of hard walking. Peaks include Helvellyn and Scafell Pike and Great Gable.
*ENTER BY 6 MAY* The half marathon course follows the route of the marathon course and is fast and flat so great if it's your first half marathon or you're looking for a personal best. Age 17+.
Join 4000 others for the Richmond Half Marathon or 10K following a scenic & historic route (age 18+). Featuring a FREE mini-mile for ages 5-17.
Take on the South Coast’s toughest run! Choose from a 7km, 14km or 21km course, with over 30 obstacles per 7km lap. Age 18+.
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