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Welcome to timeoutdoors

Whether you're heading into the outdoors for a bit of peace and quiet, some gentle exercise or an adrenaline fix, getting active in fresh air is great for the mind, body and soul.

We believe the best place to be active is outdoors and our aim is to make it easy for people of all ages and abilities to spend more time outdoors and lead healthier and happier lifestyles, with our motto #FreeYourself embodying so much of what we believe in.

The website has 1000's of local events, charity challenges and activity holidays and trips as well as clubs to join and expert advice to help you on your way - check out recent highlights below or use the menus and searches to find exactly what you're looking for.

And if you'd like to find out more about our core values and the campaigns we support then visit the About Us page.

Events...

Join Norfolk's Tour de Broads
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Join Norfolk's Tour de Broads

A great day out in August for all the family

An all-day cycling festival with trade stands, food and drink, live entertainment, club challenges and family fun activities.

A triathlon with a difference
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A triathlon with a difference

September Snowdonia spectacular

Kayak from the coast along the River Conwy, fell run in the Carneddau Mountains & then mountain bike in Gwydir Forest

10K runs
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10K runs

Find your ideal race with our help

A great challenge for a wide range of runners - check out our listings and get training advice and race-day pointers.

Half marathons
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Half marathons

13.1 miles - can you beat two hours?

An incredibly popular choice - everything from small local runs to some of the UK's biggest mass-participation events.

Running events calendar

Running events

Local runs for all ages and abilities

Triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons

Triathlon

Massively popular, Swim-Bike-Run the classic format

Sportives

Sportives

Long and short massed-start road rides

Walking events calendar

Walking events

From short walks and rambles right up to multi-peak and long-distance walks.

Swimming events

Swimming events

Full listings of open-water and pool events with distances right up to 10km

Fun runs

Fun runs

Family-friendly events - ideal for kids and adults to get active

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Charity challenges...

Half-marathon on your bucket list?
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Half-marathon on your bucket list?

You can do it for FREE with ICAN

Now's your chance! Free entry into Britain's most beautiful city run to help 1 million UK children with communication difficulties.

Brownlee Triathlon
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Brownlee Triathlon

Saturday 24 September

Sign up free as an individual or team and join Jonny and Alistair for this unique event at Harewood House near Leeds.

The Original Taff Trail Cycle
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The Original Taff Trail Cycle

41km, 79km and 157km routes

Ride traffic-free along one of the best cycle routes in Wales through the Brecon Beacons for life-limited children. £10 sign-up.

Don't be fooled ...
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Don't be fooled ...

Set in the stunning Capesthorne Hall

It may boast a picturesque setting, but Born Survivor Manchester packs a punch. Expect obstacles aplenty and gallons of mud!

Charity half marathons

Half marathons

Full listings of the top events

UK charity challenges

UK challenges

Take your pick from hundreds of challenges

Overseas charity challenges

Overseas challenges

Charity treks, bike rides, runs and more

Charity runs

Charity runs

From short fun runs to ultra marathons

Charity bike rides

Charity bike rides

Cycling challenges from the UK and beyond

Family challenge events

Family challenge events

Family-friendly days out for you and the kids

Challenge walks

Challenge walks

Distances from 1km up to 100km!

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Trips...

La Vuelta Bike Camp 2016
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La Vuelta Bike Camp 2016

Costa Blanca - 8th-13th September

Be guided on some famous Vuelta a Espana climbs - and watch a stage live - while enjoying this beautiful region of Spain.

Training camps
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Training camps

Boost your skill and fitness levels

Head out for some warm-weather training, with the focus on fitness work and technique for runners, cyclists and triathletes.

Portugal
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Portugal

A perfect all-year-round destination

With a perfectly-suited all-year-round climate, attractive scenery and varied terrain, Portugal is a fantastic holiday destination for cyclists and walkers alike.

Spain
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Spain

A country full of sun, sea and surprises

Spain is far more than beaches, tower-block hotels, golf courses and paella. Dive into the real Spain and discover one of the most varied landscapes in western Europe.

Cycling holidays
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Cycling holidays

The perfect way to see somewhere new

For an exhilarating outdoors experience that brings you close the soul of a destination, look no further than a cycling holiday.

Activity holidays for families
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Activity holidays for families

Rewarding packages for adults & kids

The perfect way to keep the whole family active while enjoying a great holiday at home or abroad.

Walking holidays
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Walking holidays

Check out our rambling and trekking options

There’s no better way of getting to know a region than by exploring it on foot.

Road cycling in the Italian Lakes

Road cycling in the Italian Lakes

From gentle rides to iconic climbs

Take on classic Alpine climbs

Take on classic Alpine climbs

Road cycling in the French Alps

Italy

Italy

Lakes, mountains & beautiful coastlines

Morocco

Morocco

A land of ancient traditions and amazing landscapes perfect for trekking & cycling

Africa

Africa

Safaris, surfing, scuba diving and sublime trekking

Asia & Far East

Asia & Far East

Something for everyone, including The Himalayas

Canada

Canada

Just a seven-hour flight from the UK

Andalucia

Andalucia

Perfect climate for year-round activities

North America

North America

From the magnificent Rocky Mountains to the Florida Keys

South America

South America

Trek the Andes, discover Peru and so much more

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Clubs...

Running clubs
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Running clubs

Be part of a running community

There are good reasons for running with others, not least the social aspect and the security of running new routes as part of a group.

Walking clubs
Club listings

Walking clubs

Enrich your walking experience by joining up

There are many benefits of joining a group of like-minded enthusiasts, with a regular programme of led walks.

Cycling clubs

Cycling clubs

Clubs cater for all types of rider

Triathlon clubs

Triathlon clubs

Becoming increasingly popular - all ability levels welcomed

Climbing clubs

Climbing clubs

Beginners are always welcome so find the best fit for you

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Expert advice..

Slice through the water
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Slice through the water

Get streamlined with this advice

Swim Smooth coach Martin Hill explains how being streamlined is essential to maximise propulsion and improve your swim times.

Master the art of running
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Master the art of running

Alexander Technique guru reveals all!

Acclaimed running coach Malcolm Balk shows how to improve performance, increase enjoyment, and reduce injury risk.

How to make a smooth transition
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How to make a smooth transition

Moving into triathlons and duathlons

If you're about to make the switch from single-sport to multi-sport then let physio and elite athlete Lauren Bradshaw show you how.

How to prepare for your 10K
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How to prepare for your 10K

Race strategy including pacing

We've gathered a range of experts to help you with all aspects during the countdown to your 10K race - and on the day itself.

Overcome all obstacles
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Overcome all obstacles

Check out these video tutorials

At Spartan Race, the obstacles are the star of the show and our guide shows you how to carry, climb and jump your way to success.

Watch the pros - and go faster!
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Watch the pros - and go faster!

Learn from the best in the business

Former Tour de France star Tom Danielson on how to implement 10 things the pros do in your own rides, and instantly improve!

In it for the long haul

In it for the long haul

How to prepare for 20+ mile walks

Training plans for walking

Walking training plans

Get in perfect shape for your walking adventure

Rambling

Rambling

The key aspects of rambling, including preparation and safety

How to cycle as a family

How to cycle as a family

From finding a bike to basic skills

Training for cycling

Training for cycling

Tips and training plans to help you improve

Road cycling

Road cycling

All your questions are answered by the experts

Beginner's climbing

Beginner's climbing

How to get started in the sport

Climbing equipment

Climbing equipment

A detailed look at the essentials for climbing

Women's climbing

Women's climbing

Advice from some of the UK's top female climbers

Sport climbing - essentials

Sport climbing - essentials

How to get started and what motivates sport-climbers

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Recent newsletters
24 Jul
Animal magic

Trips and outdoor activities with an animal theme – from local dog walks to wildlife watching around the world.

17 Jul
Summer holiday fun

Family and beginner rides, fun runs and walks - for all ages. Plus advice on the benefits of low intensity exercise.

10 Jul
Head to the coast

The best runs, walks and rides with a coastal theme - plus swims and rowing challenges.

03 Jul
Run and ride like a pro

Events and challenges where you can follow in the footsteps and wheels of professionals - or even join them.

26 Jun
Water-based fun

Including features on improving your swimming stroke and making the progression from pool to open water.

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