Challenges

Challenges

We all like to be challenged. That sense of achievement which can only come from surmounting obstacles and realising goals is what makes us feel alive.

However the difficulty and severity of some challenges means that we sometimes need an extra push to see us triumphantly over the line and what better way to provide that added boost than raising money for a good cause?

Challenges for charity come in all shapes and sizes and the links below should help you take the first steps to realising your goals:
 

Or simply use the navigation to list events by activity, date and region or search the whole section by keyword to find the perfect event for you.

Effective training for cycling
Featured expert advice

Effective training for cycling

To make the most of your cycling and help you prepare for your upcoming challenge you should try to set and then follow an effective training plan. If you haven't got one yet then take time to read this guide as Sue Jolly talks you through the key principles.

Starting out in women's running
Featured expert advice

Starting out in women's running

Christina Boxer, who was the first British woman to run 800m in under two minutes, provides a step-by-step guide for those just starting out in the sport. She advocates taking your time to get fit and increasing your training very gradually to maximise the long-term benefits.

Hill walking
Expert advice

Hill walking

Be prepared for your walking challenge with these guides from our team of experts. They feature tips on everything you need to know to get started with hill walking, from planning to group management and courses you could go on to improve your skills.

Ultra distance running
Expert advice

Ultra distance running

26 miles is no longer the ultimate distance. Ultra running - essentially running any distance that's longer than a marathon - is becoming increasingly popular, both in the UK and world-wide. Could you trake on an ultra runner challenge? Read our articles in this section to find out what it takes.

Charity skydives & parachute jumps
Event listings

Charity skydives & parachute jumps

A skydive for charity is an event that captures the imagination of potential sponsors unlike any other and we've got all sorts of options available including skydiving courses and world record attempts!  

Featured challenges

Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint Nottingham - 10K

We dare you to run a race in the dark with only a head torch to light your way. Test your nerve as well as your fitness. It’s so good it’s scary! Age 15+.

Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

The less-frequented 7-day Rongai route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and is ideal for anyone looking for a true 'wilderness' experience.

Everest Base Camp Trek

A truly unforgettable experience for anyone wanting a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the foot of the greatest mountain in the world.

Hertfordshire 25

A 25 mile ride through pretty villages and lush Spring countryside in Hertfordshire - a landscape of beautiful half-timbered cottages and colourful marketplaces. Age 16+.

Cycle Cuba

Join us for this unmissable challenge which sees you cycle 400km across the stunning island of Cuba, with huge amounts of friendship and fun along the way! Age 18+.

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Cavell Nurses' Trust

Supporting nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants.

Information for charities

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