Get the Brighton buzz in 2017!

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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...

Try a sea triathlon in 2017
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Try a sea triathlon in 2017

25th June 2017 - Llandudno

Experience the thrill of a sea swim, cycle on closed roads and take in stunning views on the run in this top middle distance tri.

The Kielder Winter Trail Race
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The Kielder Winter Trail Race

7th January - 10 miles

Tackle some of the amazing trails that Kielder Forest has to offer - single track, sections of the old railway line and even a 'bit' of mud!

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
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.

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...

Go for 10/10 in the Beacons
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Go for 10/10 in the Beacons

10 Peaks. 10 Hours. 10 June.

Get your team together and tackle 10 of the Welsh greats, including Corn Du, Pen Y Fan and Cribyn - FREE sign up!

Swim with sharks
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Swim with sharks

Saturday 18th March 2017 - Cheshire

If you're looking for a challenge with a difference then give this a go - no previous experience needed + full training given.

The perfect 10K
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The perfect 10K

Spring Bank Holiday - May 2017

A scenic route around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle and part of a running weekend, full of fun and festivities!

Free sign up for Great North Run
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Free sign up for Great North Run

September 2017 - Newcastle to South Shields

Join almost 60,000 others and run for Meningitis Research Foundation in the world's biggest half marathon next year.

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, this region has it all

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
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 save money on gear
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How to save money on gear

Six steps to clued-up shopping

Don't be the one with 'all the gear and no idea' - follow our tips and avoid overspending on your favourite outdoor activities.

Take it to the max!
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Take it to the max!

Fuel, focus and reap the rewards

As the nights start to draw in, it's more important than ever to get the most out of your training time - here are our top tips.

Improve at open water swimming
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Improve at open water swimming

Key advice for triathletes

World record-breaking swimmer Dr Julie Bradshaw shows you how to get better at dealing with waves and sighting.

The benefits of running barefoot
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The benefits of running barefoot

Tradition combined with modern thinking

A look at the science behind barefoot running shoes, which aim to protect while also allowing feet to do their natural thing.

The best stretches for cyclists
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The best stretches for cyclists

Cycle further - for less effort

Spending enough time and effort on resistance stretching can have huge benefits for cyclists - Sarah Gavaghan shows you how.

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!

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
30 Nov
Trips special: UK activity breaks

Showcasing the wide range of skills courses and activity breaks available all year round in the UK.

27 Nov
Winter sun and global challenges

Banish the winter blues by finding your ideal overseas challenge, trip or event.

20 Nov
Go further

Find something to push you further - tips, tricks and fresh perspectives to take you to the next level.

16 Nov
Trips special: Cycling around the globe

Explore the world on two wheels with these trips and training camps.

13 Nov
Santa runs and festive fun

The best Christmas-themed outdoor activities from around the UK.

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