Multi-activity challenges

Multi-activity challenges

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.

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UNICEF
UNICEF
Multi-activity 2 days Multi-activity
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UK UK
| Sign up for £75
Join us for a weekend of cycling or trekking challenges in the beautiful Dorset countryside to raise money for Unicef while learning more about our work for children.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Multi-activity 10 hours Multi-activity
Coniston, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £60
Your team will conquer the Old Man of Coniston, mountain bike through the forest of Grizedale and kayak on Coniston Water within 10 hours! Followed by an evening of celebrations.
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 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.
NSPCC
NSPCC
Multi-activity 1 days Multi-activity
Lake Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £39
A chance to pit yourself against the spectacular landscapes of the Lake District National Park by bike, kayak and on foot!
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 the UK's best natural adventure playgrounds. This challenge tests your skills and stamina as we set off by bike, canoe and on foot through this fantastic scenery!
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 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.
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10,000ft Tandem Skydive

Ever wanted to take on the challenge of a lifetime & skydive? Experience the thrill of jumping from 10000 feet by taking part in a sponsored tandem skydive for Alzheimer's Society.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival Half Marathon

*ENTER BY 9TH SEPT* The Bournemouth Half Marathon 'Running as it should be' with fresh sea air & beautiful coastal views. A weekend of running shows off stunning Dorset. Age 17+.

Moonlight Memories Walk

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+.

10,000ft Tandem Skydive

Imagine freefalling at over 120mph from from a mile up in the air whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor? Available at locations across the UK.

Bupa London 10,000

A great race presented by the London Marathon with Buckingham Palace providing the backdrop for start and finish. Age 16+.

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Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.

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