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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...

The Watford Colour Run
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The Watford Colour Run

A family-friendly 5km fun run

Set in the beautiful countryside of Aldenham Country Park, this great day out also features live music, food stalls, games and rides.

Oxford Parks Orienteering
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Oxford Parks Orienteering

Give it a try - no experience necessary

Thames Valley Orienteering Club invites you to try a run with a difference - a physical workout with an added mental challenge!

The Mighty Corinthian
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The Mighty Corinthian

Old school challenge - 301km!

There's no other cycling event like this - a one day classic from back in the day, ridden on vintage steel bicycles in period kit!

Mountain high
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Mountain high

Four sportives - from 20 up to 100 miles

July's Abergavenny Festival of Cycling won British Cycling's best organised event award in 2015 - be a part of it this year!

Sportives

Sportives

Massed-start road events - not races but times are recorded

10K runs

10K runs

The most popular running distance

Half marathons

Half marathons

13.1 miles - can you beat two hours?

Triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons

Triathlon

Massively popular, Swim-Bike-Run the classic format

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

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Charity challenges...

Join the Jurassic Coast Walk
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Join the Jurassic Coast Walk

Three-day trek in June - £60 to sign up

A rewarding and challenging 50 mile trek over three days which follows the stunning South West Coastal Path in Dorset.

Nepal International Marathon
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Nepal International Marathon

26 miles with a stunning Himalayan backdrop

This is a running adventure of a lifetime - take part for Street Child, choose your perfect package and make a real difference.

Be a top banana at Birmingham!
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Be a top banana at Birmingham!

One of the UK's great half marathons

Join 20,000 other runners in the popular Great Birmingham Run - enjoy live music en route and fun for all the family.

Stonehenge Trek
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Stonehenge Trek

Choose from 13 or 26 miles

Pick your distance and then journey past ancient earthworks, burial mounds and of course the famous Stonehenge circle.

Half marathons

Half marathons

Full listings of some of the UK's top runs

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

Charity walks

Charity walks

Distances to suit all levels

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Trips...

Porto to Santiago de Compostela
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Porto to Santiago de Compostela

9 days of superb cycling from €1350

Ride the Portuguese Way of St. James on ancient paths, with 4 star accommodation, baggage transfers and jersey all included.

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.

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.

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.

Activity holidays for families
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Activity holidays for families

Rewarding activity packages for adults & kids

Rewarding activity packages catering to both adults and children - the perfect way to keep the whole family active while enjoying a great holiday at home or abroad.

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.

Canoeing in Wabakimi Park

Canoeing in Wabakimi Park

Inside track from Wabakimi guru Bruce Hyer

Hill walking in Dalmatia

Hill walking in Dalmatia

This is one of the best-kept secrets in Croatia, with some incredible hiking trails.

Basque Country mountain biking

Basque Country mountain biking

Choose from big mountain adventures to technical coastal singletracks

Canada

Canada

Just a seven-hour flight from the UK

Italy

Italy

Lakes, mountains, beautiful coastlines combined with great food and weather

Portugal

Portugal

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

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

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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

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..

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.

Improve your triathlon transitions
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Improve 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.

Footcare for runners
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Footcare for runners

Try the drinks can massage!

Podiatrist Trevor Prior provides the simple steps you can take to make sure you get the best out of your feet.

Stretch yourself
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Stretch yourself

Basic stretches for runners

Stretching can reduce the risk of injury, reduce muscle soreness, aid recovery and improve athletic performance - here's how.

Have a mountain to climb?
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Have a mountain to climb?

Prepare for your walking challenge

If you're heading for the hills and steeper walking terrain then here are some easy exercises which will help get you in shape.

What to wear for walking
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What to wear for walking

The clothing & footwear you'll need

Whether you're walking in the UK or planning for an epic overseas trek, this guide is a great starting point for your kit list.

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

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

Correct fuelling for the big day

Correct fuelling for the big day

Tips for before, during and after

Running clothing and equipment

Running clothing and equipment

Easy-to-understand guides on all the essentials

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Recent newsletters
24 Apr
Running faster and stronger

Want a part of that London Marathon feeling? Then take your pick from these top 2016 running events.

17 Apr
Challenging cycle rides

Saddle up for a cycling adventure. Focus on RideLondon and Nightrider places which close next month.

10 Apr
Britain's National Parks

Walking, running, cycling in the UK - with a focus on activities in the National Parks.

03 Apr
Exploring the world by foot

Focus on UK Challenge walks and taking on an overseas trek.

27 Mar
Cycling into summer

Getting active this spring/summer and making the most of the extra daylight as the clocks go forward.

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