Multi-activity challenges

Multi-activity challenges

A combination of running, cycling, walking and water-based adventures.

Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor, outlines the appeal of packing as much into your charity challenge as possible - by taking part in a multi-activity event.

Have you always wanted to do something for charity but never been able to decide what? The thought of shaving your head doesn’t appeal, but neither does running a marathon, swimming the English Channel or cycling across the country? Well, never fear: embrace your indecisiveness and go for a multi-activity charity challenge.

Many of these events combine running, cycling, walking and some form of water-based activity in an epic weekend of adventures. It's the best way of packing everything you’ve ever wanted to do, and more, into one unbelievable experience.

BE PREPARED
However, these challenges are by no means a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ affair. To successfully complete them, and bring in those much needed donations, a huge amount of determination and inner strength is required. Only then will you be able to experience the sheer elation and rush of adrenaline that comes from straining every sinew and conquering the seemingly impossible.

The Race the Sun event, for example, involves a 50-mile cycle ride, climbing Helvellyn and canoeing across Lake Thirlmere. You start at sunrise, and finish by sunset - hence the name.

Other events include camping out and trekking in the Peak District, while further mountain biking, kayaking and hiking adventures are all out there waiting for you in the great outdoors.

So why limit yourself to one event? The best way to get everything out of your charity challenge is to simply cram as much as you possibly can into your experience.

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.

Action For Kids
Action For Kids
2 days Fitness
Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf,, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £300
The beach is back! Returning to the stunning Wood Wharf at Canary Wharf. Anyone can enter a team: beginners welcome, simple rules & training from Volleyball England coach.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK
Multi-activity 1 days Multi-activity
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
10,000 men die from prostate cancer every year. We need to change this and need your help. Create a challenge involving the number 10,000 and raise money to fight prostate cancer. All ages.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Multi-activity 100 miles Multi-activity
Bowness-on-Solway, UK UK
| Sign up for £99
The route leads us through some of England's most spectacular scenery, covering the entire length of the impressive Hadrian's Wall in just 3 days.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Multi-activity 2 days Multi-activity
Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £95
Take on this fantastic challenge in one of the UK's most wild and rugged environments. You will cycle, kayak and trek more than 35km in the heart of stunning Snowdonia.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Multi-activity 1 days Multi-activity
Fort William, Scotland - Highland, UK UK
| Sign up for £195
Teams of 4 climb Ben Nevis, cycle 25 miles (on road) and canoe Loch Lochy in Canadian canoes. Enjoy the stunning Highlands. Limited places. Individual & team prizes. Age 18+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Multi-activity 100 miles Multi-activity
Bowness-on-Solway, UK UK
| Sign up for £99
The route leads us through some of England's most spectacular scenery, covering the entire length of the impressive Hadrian's Wall in just 3 days.
Major event
Major event
Duathlon 1 days Duathlon
Richmond Park, London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up fee varies
Round off your summer training with a Run-Bike-Run in Richmond Park. Choose between 4 challenges; Half Duathlon, Duathlon, Ultra Duathlon or Relay. Age 18+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Multi-activity 100 miles Multi-activity
Bowness-on-Solway, UK UK
| Sign up for £99
The route leads us through some of England's most spectacular scenery, covering the entire length of the impressive Hadrian's Wall in just 3 days.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Multi-activity 1 days Multi-activity
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £49
The stunning Lake District is one of UK's best natural adventure playgrounds. This challenges your skills & stamina as we set off by bike, canoe & on foot through this fantastic scenery!
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