Tigers and treks - get wild in the Himalayas with this unique challenge

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...

10K runs
Event listings

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
Event listings

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.

Divas on Wheels Bike Ride
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Divas on Wheels Bike Ride

25 or 50 mile options

A ladies only cycle challenge near Faversham - with live music, homemade cakes and a barbecue to follow the ride.

St Begas Ultra
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St Begas Ultra

36 miles trail run in Cumbria

Designed for new ultra runners, loved by all, this stunning Lake District event has been voted in the top five ultras in the country.

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...

Test yourself
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Test yourself

Andover Trail Run - Half Marathon

Tackle trails and hills as you run through the beautiful Test Valley in a brand new event in aid of Enham Trust.

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.

London's calling
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London's calling

Sign up for free for RideLondon

Ride for Worldwide Cancer Research and get unlimited support, professional training plans, cycling jersey and official charity t shirt.

The Great Scottish Swim
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The Great Scottish Swim

Just £1 to sign up

Take a revitalising dip in the majestic surroundings of Loch Lomond in August - just 40 minutes from Glasgow city centre.

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...

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
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

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Expert advice..

How to: Swim in open water
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How to: Swim in open water

Conquer your fears

Multiple world record endurance swimmer Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE shows you how to safely move from pool to open water.

How to: Cycle as a family
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How to: Cycle as a family

From finding a bike to basic skills

Seven steps to get you and your family riding together confidently, from Girona Cycling's Fiona Smart.

How to: Keep motivated
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How to: Keep motivated

Tricks to re-ignite your running mojo

If your training - whatever it's for - is in danger of stalling then employ these top tips from coach and ultra runner Duncan Grainge.

How to: Get ready to run
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How to: Get ready to run

Dust off the trainers!

If you've decided to begin running this year then this guide shows you what you need to do before heading out for the first time.

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

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Recent newsletters
22 May
Fun runs to marathons

How to make running fun!

15 May
Going the distance

The ultra and endurance issue - walks, runs, rides, open water swimming and more.

08 May
Cycling for all

The summer's best rides - and a feature on Global Cycle to Work Day on May 10th.

01 May
May Day inspiration

Challenges and events for all activities as the month starts with a Bank Holiday weekend.

24 Apr
Running faster and stronger

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

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