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.

Hill walking
Expert advice

Hill walking

Be prepared for your walking challenge with these guides: tips on everything you need to know to get started with hill walking, from walk planning to group management and courses you could go on to improve your skills.

Training for cycling
Expert advice

Training for cycling

If you are interested in a cycling challenge, whether it's at home or abroad, then be sure to consult this section as our team of world-class experts cover the key elements of improving your cycling through training and conditioning.

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

Shelter River Rat Race London - 10k urban obstacle course

Rat Race & Shelter are bringing you the wettest, wildest, most action packed 10k ever! Get ready to swim, wade, crawl, climb, jump, splash & run your way around our aquatic obstacle course. Age 16+.

Chasing the Sun

A chance to pit yourself against the spectacular landscapes of the Lake District National Park by bike, kayak and on foot!

Ben Nevis Night Challenge

Undertaking Ben Nevis at night is a tough but unforgettable challenge, with the route lit only by the moon and torches. Age 16+.

Three Peaks Challenge

Why not celebrate the longest day of the year & take on one of the UK's ultimate challenges? Exclusive to Bowel Cancer UK & guided by qualified mountain leaders.

65 Roses Etape du Hambleton

This is a great new cycle ride that will appeal to anyone who wants to take on a challenge and enjoy a day out in the lovely countryside to the west of the North York Moors.

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