Free yourself in 2016 - make it a happier and healthier New Year!

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...

Fountains 10K and fun run
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Fountains 10K and fun run

Quiet Nidderdale roads & off-road trails

One of the best value races around - £13-£15 entry fee includes chip timing, quality t-shirt, free pork pie and flapjack + great spot prizes!

The happiest 5km run around!
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The happiest 5km run around!

Sunday 24th July - Hertfordshire

The rules are simple for this - start in white and finish in an infusion of colour! Suitable for all ages from 5 & up.

Triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons

Triathlon

Massively popular, Swim-Bike-Run the classic format

Marathon training?

Marathon training?

Why not enter a local half marathon as preparation?

10K runs

10K runs

The most popular running distance

Winter walks

Winter walks

Embrace the cool, crisp air and enjoy spectacular landscapes

Spring sportives

Spring sportives

Dust down your bike and sign up for one of these

Cyclo-cross events

Cyclo-cross events

If you love cycling and off-road running these could be for you

Be part of TheWelsh1000

Be part of TheWelsh1000

72 guided walks circumnavigating Wales

Great Welsh Marathon

Great Welsh Marathon

April 26.2 miler ideal for all abilities

Jurassic Coast Challenge

Jurassic Coast Challenge

Three marathons in three days in Dorset

Thames Meander Half Marathon

Thames Meander Half Marathon

Flat and scenic riverside run in March

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Charity challenges...

Fancy a challenge?
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Fancy a challenge?

Epic military obstacle zones over 5k or 10k

Battle your way through obstacles, water and mud in the fun-filled Royal British Legion Major Series at venues around the UK.

London 2 Brighton Challenge
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London 2 Brighton Challenge

One of UK’s great endurance events

Walk, jog or run on an unforgettable journey of self discovery in May. 100km, 56km and 44km options available - sign up for £49.

Charity walks

All UK charity walks

Everything from rambles to epic treks

Trek to Machu Picchu

Trek to Machu Picchu

Follow ancient paths on Peru's Lares Trail

Walk to D'feet MND

Walk to D'feet MND

Make up your own walk - and sign up for free!

Charity bike rides

Charity bike rides

Cycling challenges from the UK and beyond

London to Paris bike rides

London to Paris

The classic test for all levels

Join a #Pawsome team!

Join a #Pawsome team!

See the sights of London on this unique moonlit ride

Be a part of the Berlin Marathon

Be a part of the Berlin Marathon

Sign up now for a fun-filled, fast marathon!

Charity runs

Charity runs

From short fun runs to ultra marathons

Join Team A at the Great North Run

Join Team A at the Great North Run

The world's most popular half marathon!

No mud, no glory!

No mud, no glory!

Major Series - muddy challenges like no other!

Family challenge events

Family challenge events

Family-friendly days out for you and the kids

Challenges for beginners

Challenges for beginners

Your first charity challenge? We're here to help

Royal Ramble Family Challenge

Royal Ramble Family Challenge

Fun for all the family at Hampton Court

The Chocolate 5K

The Chocolate 5K

Join the tastiest event ever!

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Trips...

Family Activity Camp in Girona
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Family Activity Camp in Girona

Fun activities for the whole family

Mountain biking in the mornings, then horse riding, swimming, paintballing & more in the afternoons - available all year round!

Activity holidays
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Activity holidays

From leisurely rambles to epic rides

Our huge range of activity holidays cover the entire globe, from jungle trekking in Borneo to sailing in the Greek islands.

Peak District
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Peak District

Getting active in the Peak District

Situated right in the middle of the UK, the Peak District brings together a fantastic concentration of outdoor activities in a relatively small area.

Yorkshire Dales
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Yorkshire Dales

Walking, running, cycling and climbing

From the limestone pavements and crags of the southern dales to the gritstone moors of the northern dale, the Yorkshire Dales is one of the best-loved National Parks in the UK.

Canada

Canada

Just a seven-hour flight from the UK

Portugal

Portugal

A perfect winter sun destination for cycling, walking & training camps

Spain

Spain

A country full of sun, sea and surprises

Swiss Training Camps

Swiss Training Camps

Perfectly suited to multi-discipline training

Hiking in Ordesa National Park

Hiking in Ordesa National Park

An awe-inspiring area to explore on foot

Road cycling in the French Alps

Road cycling in the French Alps

Check out our guide to some of Europe's most iconic routes

Africa

Africa

Safaris, surfing, scuba diving and sublime trekking

Asia & Far East

Asia & Far East

Something for everyone, including The Himalayas

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

Cycling holidays

Cycling holidays

The perfect way to see somewhere new - via cycle touring, road or mountain biking.

Walking holidays

Walking holidays

Check out our rambling and trekking options at home and abroad.

Activity holidays for families

Activity holidays for families

Rewarding activity packages catering to both adults and children.

Training camps

Training camps

The focus is on fitness training and technique for runners, cyclists and triathletes.

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Clubs...

Running clubs
Club listings

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

Central London Outdoor Group

Central London Outdoor Group

Usually 4-8 events every week

Meridian Cycling Club

Meridian Cycling Club

South East - weekday & weekend rides

Moray Road Runners

Moray Road Runners

Beginners to elite all welcome!

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Expert advice..

Motivation tricks
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Motivation tricks

Top tips from one of UK's leading experts

If you're struggling to maintain your training on these cold, dark nights then check out these ideas from Andy Barton.

Nutrition for runners
Expert advice

Nutrition for runners

Whatever your running level, this is vital

Whether you're starting out in running or are an expert, nutrition is key. Check out our expert advice section to get up to speed.

Lights, Camera, Action!
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Lights, Camera, Action!

How to film your walks and expeditions

Adventurer Ian Finch reveals a few of the basic principles which have helped him capture such memorable outdoor imagery.

Training for cycling
Expert advice

Training for cycling

Tips and training plans to help you improve

Our team of world-class experts cover the key elements of improving your cycling through training and conditioning.

Improve your swim technique
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Improve your swim technique

Learn how to be more efficient

Girona Cycling's Fiona Smart provides detailed advice and drills to help you improve this vital triathlon discipline.

Improving your triathlon transitions
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Improving your triathlon transitions

Learn from the pros with these videos

Intelligent Triathlon Training's Mark Pearce's video guides should enable you to save plenty of time in this vital area.

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

Winter walking

Winter walking

Tips on all subjects from starting out to winter clothing

Training run nutrition

Training run nutrition

What you need to know for training at an anaerobic pace

Training sessions for runners

Training sessions for runners

Mark Steinle's training tips to improve your running

Race-day mindset

Race-day mindset

Tricks to get you in the zone for the big day

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

Cycling clothing

Cycling clothing

Make sure you're spending wisely

Walking boots

Walking boots

Find out which boot is best suited to you

Running clothing and equipment

Running clothing and equipment

Easy-to-understand guides on all the essentials

Footcare for runners

Footcare for runners

Covering the complex anatomy of the foot

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Recent newsletters
07 Feb
How far will your running take you?

Runs around the UK and beyond, including the Great North Run, the world's most popular half marathon.

31 Jan
Motivation boosts

Tips and tricks for getting your New Year resolutions back on track and being inspired - sign up for a new challenge to really focus the mind.

24 Jan
Walking in 2016

Hill walks, rambles and ultra walks from around the UK and beyond.

17 Jan
Cycling in 2016

The pick of this year's cycling challenges, including London to Paris advice.

10 Jan
Running in 2016

2016's biggest runs, including charity places at the London and Brighton marathons plus New Year nutrition advice.

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