Marathon running is not all about London so why not take on the world's fastest course in Berlin with 40,000 other runners and be cheered on by more than a million spectators? Starting at the Brandenburg Gate and passing a host of fascinating landmarks, this is a classic race through an historic city.
Join the NOMAN Barcelona - Ibiza 2015 challenge that pits two identical boats of amateur rowers in a race head-to-head across 200 miles of the Mediterranean Sea over 3 days. No prior rowing experience is required.
This adventure on two wheels will take you to mysterious & enigmatic Burma - a land of rich history, breathtaking scenery & one of the least explored countries in SE Asia.
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The New York Marathon is one of the world's great road races and an unforgettable way to see the streets of the Big Apple's five boroughs - Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Sign up now for this stunning overseas challenge.
Heading out into the big wide world to take up a charity challenge will undoubtedly give your endeavour an extra thrilling edge.
You can experience some of the most dramatic, spectacular and awe-inspiring places on Earth, and it’s a simple solution to the problem of making your noble venture stand out from the crowd. There's also the alluring prospect of combining the challenge with a short, possible recuperative, spot of rest and relaxation while you're out there.
Examples of charity overseas challenges include overseas charity treks, overseas charity bike rides, overseas marathons and runs. The South American jungle, the African mountains, European ski slopes - the possible destinations are virtually endless with some of the most popular destinations including Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp, Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and London to Paris bike rides.
Factors to consider
It's often best to undertake these excursions as part of a group. You will find strength in numbers and the support and camaraderie of your fellow trekkers, rafters, climbers, jumpers or riders will prove invaluable when it comes to completing the adventure.
Make no mistake about it, these challenges are not easy. While heading overseas may well make the whole thing more exciting, it also brings an additional issues to consider.
For example, you may need to adapt your training to suit conditions you might expect, but cannot replicate in Britain. It might be hot and sunny, for instance! Having the right equipment is also vital. It’s all totally worth it though, once you’re out there and doing it for real.
Have you ever wanted to go on a trek, but aren't quite sure where to start? How about this series of articles written by experts, on a whole range of subjects including preparation, checklists, health at altitude and innoculations.
Discover on and off-road cycle touring and the range of benefits for the cyclist, whether it be in the UK, Europe or further afield. And if you're already booked in for a challenge then check out our expert tips on what to pack and how to pack it.
Charity treks are the perfect excuse and opportunity to explore somewhere new. Whether it’s a trek in the Himalayas, a mountain and/or desert challenge in Morocco or a jungle trek in Borneo, there’s a place and an experience to suit everyone.
The largest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro has long been a staple of the charitable trekkers’ diet, and with good reason. The scenery during the ascent, and the views from the summit, are absolutely breathtaking.
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The Lemosho Trail approaches Mt. Kilimanjaro from the Lemosho glades in the west, beginning in the beautiful rainforest and then crossing the spectacular Shira plateau.
Test your strength and stamina with our hike across the Pyrenees into Spain. Retrace the notoriously dangerous but beautiful escape route of British and Allied Service men during WWII.
Join our herd on a 400km challenge to the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Camp under the stars and transform the lives of Africa's poorest; families who are growing their way out of poverty for good.
Climb to Africa's highest point - Mount Kilimanjaro's Uhuru Peak & trek through beautiful landscape over the East African plains. Challenge yourself to the limit...
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