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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...

A human or a vampire runner?
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A human or a vampire runner?

Keep running throughout October

A virtual challenge between day and night runners, with a virtual 5km showdown to determine the winners on October 29th.

Up for the Bolton Hill Marathon?
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Up for the Bolton Hill Marathon?

June 2017 - multi-terrain event

One of the toughest marathons in the UK but it's on beautiful trails and country roads and has a generous eight-hour time limit.

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...

Jurassic Coast Weekend
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Jurassic Coast Weekend

May 2017, Dorset - sign up £75

A stunning 23-mile trek taking in the sights of the beautiful Jurassic Coast, the most geologically diverse coastline in the world.

The 2017 Ben Nevis Challenge
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The 2017 Ben Nevis Challenge

Great for individuals, couples and groups

Grab those hiking boots and do something amazing by climbing the highest mountain in the UK to fund vital medical research.

The RLSB Blindfold Run
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The RLSB Blindfold Run

You. A friend. One blindfold.

Walk, run, or dance the 5km or 10km route completely blindfolded around London’s iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Be the best in Brighton
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Be the best in Brighton

9th April, register for £10

Whether it's your first or 100th challenge, make it your 2017 goal to join the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Brighton Marathon.

Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Cycle
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Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Cycle

Book now, pay nothing else for a year

In early 2018, ride the iconic Route 66 and West Rim Road, enjoying spectacular views of the Grand Canyon as you head to Las Vegas.

Everest Base Camp Trek 2017
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Everest Base Camp Trek 2017

18-day trip - plenty of time to acclimatise

An incredible trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, through the lush valleys of Sagarmatha National Park.

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...

Conquer the Southern Giants
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Conquer the Southern Giants

Full support and luggage transfers

An eight-day cycling showcase which features all the main French Alps highlights, including Ventoux, the Galibier and Alpe D'Huez.

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
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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..

Get up and running!
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Get up and running!

Everyone welcome - boost your motivation

If you're thinking of joining a 0-5K running group or club and want an idea of what's involved, here's all you need to know.

Olympic inspiration
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Olympic inspiration

Learn from top British marathon runner

Aly Dixon, who made in the top 30 in the marathon at Rio Olympics, gives her top tips to those starting their own running journey.

Propel yourself to a PB
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Propel yourself to a PB

Effective stroke length the key

Rounding off his series on helping triathletes improve their technique, Swim Smooth coach Martin Hill now focusses on propulsion.

How to ride in a group
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How to ride in a group

Learn from a cycling great

This can be a daunting prospect early on but with this advice from cycling legend Sean Kelly you'll soon be up to speed.

How to prepare for a fun run
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How to prepare for a fun run

From choosing a costume to training tips

Fun runs can seem a little daunting to new participants but here's how to make sure they are exactly what they should be – fun!

Preparing for overseas marathons
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Preparing for overseas marathons

Top tips to help you be at your best

Expect the unexpected and embrace the whole experience advises David Hellard, who has run in marathons all around the world.

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
25 Sep
Clock a personal best

How to run, ride and walk faster and further - and challenges and events in which to prove it.

18 Sep
Autumn spectacular

Get outside this Autumn to make the most of nature's gym.

11 Sep
Winter sports and activities

Skiing and winter sports in Europe and beyond - plus other winter sun activity holidays and trips.

04 Sep
Get your friends and colleagues active

Outdoor activities to do with friends - plus team-building ideas for work colleagues.

28 Aug
Training camps and learning new skills

Focus on winter training camps - plus activity days and trips to learn new skills.

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