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

Sweden, Arctic Survival Open Challenge

This fantastic challenge requires both your survival instinct and your ability to adapt to life in the heart of this stunning, pristine wilderness.

Pedal to Paris

Our 4-day 460km adventure from London to Paris, through some of the best cycling landscape of England & northern France. Accommodation, transport, mechanics, outriders & physios included.

Sunset to Sunrise - Pembrokeshire Coast

Watch the last rays of the sun set across the Atlantic Ocean, walk along the edge of the National Park, towards the golden sands of South Tenby Beach & finish with a new dawn.

Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint Aylesbury - 5K

NEW! 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+.

Trois Etapes Giro

Take on the fearsome climbs of the Italian Dolomites including the Passo Fedaia. Led by pro riders & supported by team cars, drivers, directeur sportifs, soigneurs and team radios.

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Genesis Research Trust

Genesis Research Trust funds vital medical research dedicated to improving the lives of women and babies.

Information for charities

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