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Charity challenges and events in 2024/25

Looking for a way to make a difference and have some fun in 2024? Why not take part in a charity challenge or event! Whether you're a runner, hiker, cyclist, walker, swimmer, jumper or abseiler, there are plenty of ways to get involved and support a cause close to your heart.

By taking part, you can raise funds and awareness for your chosen charity while pushing yourself physically and mentally. Not only will you be making a huge difference to the lives of others, but you'll also have an unforgettable experience, create lasting memories and make new friendships.

We've got every type of charity challenge imaginable for every kind of good cause - from small local events like GOSH's RBC Race for the Kids to the biggest charity events in the UK like Macmillan's Mighty Hikes, Cancer Research UK's Big Hikes, London Marathon and Great North Run; from family-friendly charity walks like The Superhero Mile to adventurous multi-activity challenges like Action Medical Research's Race the Sun Series and trekking to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa on Muscular Dystrophy's Trek Kilimanjaro 2024.

So whatever your preferred activity, lace up your shoes, grab your gear and get ready to challenge yourself for a great cause!

Run, ride, walk, swim, skydive or abseil for charity

Use the quick links below or continue scrolling to discover a wide range of charity challenges and events.

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Run for charity

Run for charity

Secure your place in a major event with a charity position or browse local fundraising events.

Charity runs
Cycle for charity

Cycle for charity

Road rides, off-road rides and virtual charity cycle events.

Charity cycle rides
Walk for charity

Walk for charity

Sponsored walks are a low pressure way to get active outdoors.

Charity walks
Hike for charity

Hike for charity

Test your legs and lungs in the hills and mountains of the great outdoors!

Charity hikes
Swim for charity

Swim for charity

Make a splash in the open water for a cause you love.

Charity swims
Trek for charity

Trek for charity

Head into the wilds on a multi-day trekking adventure!

Charity treks
Virtual charity challenges

Virtual charity challenges

Get active to suit your schedule.

Virtual events
Multi-activity challenges

Multi-activity challenges

Run, cycle, swim, kayak and generally adventure your way across spectacular landscapes.

Charity adventures
Skydive for charity

Skydive for charity

Freefall at 125mph from 10,000ft+ for the ultimate high adrenaline experience!

Charity skydives

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Get your body moving, help your mind and receive your medal in this virtual challenge! Be more active to improve your well-being and help others with theirs too.
  • Mon 1 Jan - Tue 31 Dec
  • FREE
Anywhere

Move It for Mental Health

Get your body moving, help your mind and receive your medal in this virtual challenge! Be more active to improve your well-being and help others with theirs too.

  • 4 weeks road running
Skydive for Mind at an airfield near you, on a weekend of your choice, to help make sure no one faces a mental health problem alone.
  • 1 day from £70
Anywhere

Open Skydive | Mind

Skydive for Mind at an airfield near you, on a weekend of your choice, to help make sure no one faces a mental health problem alone.

  • 10000 ft

Brand new charity challenges and events

Be among the first to experience one of these exciting new additions to the fundraising calendar.

Box Hill Super Climb
Support Sense

Box Hill Super Climb

Push yourself to the limit and take on the challenge of cycling up the iconic Box Hill as many times as you can in one day.

Take on Box Hill
Embark on a daring trek to reach Wales' highest mountain at sundown and contribute to funding emergency supplies for those affected by disaster. Are you ready to become a champion for humanity?
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • £20
Llanberis, Gwynedd, UK

Trek Snowdon at Sunset

Embark on a daring trek to reach Wales' highest mountain at sundown and contribute to funding emergency supplies for those affected by disaster. Are you ready to become a champion for humanity?

  • 1 day hiking
Join Team Cats for an epic adventure across the South Coast and help make a better life for cats. Get a discounted entry today!
  • Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep
  • £22.50 + £360 fundraising
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

South Coast Ultra Challenge

Cats Protection

Join Team Cats for an epic adventure across the South Coast and help make a better life for cats. Get a discounted entry today!

  • Ultra run
Rise to the challenge for The Christie! Sprint, jog or walk your way up Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower and help ensure cancer patients receive the best treatment and care at The Christie.
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • £15
  • £10 sign up
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

The Christie Tower Run

Rise to the challenge for The Christie! Sprint, jog or walk your way up Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower and help ensure cancer patients receive the best treatment and care at The Christie.

£10 early bird offer

  • 1 day road running

Classic charity challenges

Earn bragging rights for life with these epic personal challenges!

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Experience the renowned atmosphere of the TCS London Marathon, the most popular marathon in the world, with its grand finale on The Mall itself! Charity places now available for 2025.
  • Sun 27 Apr 2025
  • £50-£100
  • 7 charities
London, UK

TCS London Marathon

Experience the renowned atmosphere of the TCS London Marathon, the most popular marathon in the world, with its grand finale on The Mall itself! Charity places now available for 2025.

  • 26.2 miles road running
Entries closed
Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • FREE-£50
  • Entries closed
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North Run

Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!

  • 13.1 miles road running
Considered Britain's toughest outdoor challenge - take on the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales on an incredible, professional hike with Mountain Guides and a super-high success rate.
  • 2 nights from £590
Fort William, Highland, UK

National Three Peaks Challenge

Considered Britain's toughest outdoor challenge - take on the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales on an incredible, professional hike with Mountain Guides and a super-high success rate.

  • 2 days hiking
One of the world's most iconic and well-known cycle challenges. From Greenwich to the foot of the Eiffel Tower through scenic countryside, culminating in an evening to celebrate in the French capital!
  • 3 nights from £1,040
London, UK

London To Paris Cycle Challenge

One of the world's most iconic and well-known cycle challenges. From Greenwich to the foot of the Eiffel Tower through scenic countryside, culminating in an evening to celebrate in the French capital!

  • 280 km road cycling
Trek one of the most iconic mountain trails in the world in the heart of the Nepal Himalaya with its spectacular gorges, suspension bridges, majestic peaks and magical landscapes.
  • 14 nights from £1,620
Kathmandu, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek one of the most iconic mountain trails in the world in the heart of the Nepal Himalaya with its spectacular gorges, suspension bridges, majestic peaks and magical landscapes.

  • 12 days trekking
Face up to majestic Mount Kilimanjaro on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, trekking from the savannah heat to the frozen summit at 5,895m above sea level, the highest point in Africa.
  • 8 nights from £2,235
Moshi, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek | 7 Day Machame Route

Face up to majestic Mount Kilimanjaro on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, trekking from the savannah heat to the frozen summit at 5,895m above sea level, the highest point in Africa.

  • 7 days trekking
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenges

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenges

A marathon hike, three summits and cracking views - all within 12 hours.

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The 14 Peaks is a famous 24-hour challenge that only the toughest and bravest (or craziest?!) undertake! Savour the hiking adventure by tackling it over 3 days with expert guides to lead the way.
  • 4 nights from £765
Betws-y-Coed, Clwyd, UK

14 Peaks Experience | Welsh 3000s Challenge

The 14 Peaks is a famous 24-hour challenge that only the toughest and bravest (or craziest?!) undertake! Savour the hiking adventure by tackling it over 3 days with expert guides to lead the way.

  • 3 days hiking
Britain's best-known one-day cycle route! Wake up in London, get on your bike and end up on Brighton's pebbly beach plus conquer the mile-long climb of Ditchling Beacon on route.
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £55
  • 16 charities
London, UK

London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Britain's best-known one-day cycle route! Wake up in London, get on your bike and end up on Brighton's pebbly beach plus conquer the mile-long climb of Ditchling Beacon on route.

  • 55 miles road cycling
Over 9 epic days, cover 980 miles of the most beautiful landscapes accessible on two wheels. There is no better way to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats! England or Scotland-only routes too.
  • Sat 7 - Sun 15 Sep
  • £1,250-£2,750
Penzance, Cornwall, UK

Babble Ride Across Britain

Over 9 epic days, cover 980 miles of the most beautiful landscapes accessible on two wheels. There is no better way to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats! England or Scotland-only routes too.

  • Long sportive 3

Support a charity cause

Join a charity team! Use the quick links below to browse challenges supporting a cause or choose a charity below.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Support people living with cancer through Macmillan's original events and charity places.

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NSPCC

NSPCC

Join the UK's leading children's charity in a huge range of runs, walks and much more across the UK!

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Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion

Raise funds for the UK's leading Armed Forces charity in these events across the UK and Europe!

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British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Strengthen your own heart whilst caring for the heart health of other people.

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Cats Protection

Cats Protection

Explore more for little paws on a challenge event in the UK or overseas.

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Mind

Mind

There's a place for you on the team at one of the nation's favourite events with the UK's biggest mental health charity.

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WaterAid

WaterAid

Swim, run and push yourself to help provide access to clean water around the world.

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Cancer charities

Every two minutes, someone is diagnosed with cancer in the UK. By signing up to one of these challenges and fundraising for a cancer charity, you can help to change that.

Mighty Hikes
Entries now open

Mighty Hikes

Join Macmillan Cancer Support on one of their brilliant Mighty Hikes events around the UK, walking either a marathon or half marathon through the great outdoors!

Find your local Mighty Hike
Join Team Marsden for a charity-branded cycling jersey, dedicated fundraising support, post-race massage, snacks, refreshments & 50% off in July. Plus there's a group offer: buy 5 + get 1 free!
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £55 + £150 fundraising
London, UK

London to Brighton Cycle Ride

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Join Team Marsden for a charity-branded cycling jersey, dedicated fundraising support, post-race massage, snacks, refreshments & 50% off in July. Plus there's a group offer: buy 5 + get 1 free!

  • Charity bike ride
Embark on a grand tour of the Chilterns and Thames Valley this September to help men affected by prostate cancer! Explore stunning countryside then toast your success in the bustling Event Village.
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £35
Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Big Blue Bike Ride

Embark on a grand tour of the Chilterns and Thames Valley this September to help men affected by prostate cancer! Explore stunning countryside then toast your success in the bustling Event Village.

  • Medium sportive
  • Long sportive
Rise to the challenge for The Christie! Sprint, jog or walk your way up Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower and help ensure cancer patients receive the best treatment and care at The Christie.
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • £15
  • £10 sign up
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

The Christie Tower Run

Rise to the challenge for The Christie! Sprint, jog or walk your way up Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower and help ensure cancer patients receive the best treatment and care at The Christie.

£10 early bird offer

  • 1 day road running
The UK's most popular 10K run on closed roads in London with tons of winter fun! 1000s of people of all abilities will earn the iconic finisher medal, conquer the cold and help beat cancer.
  • Sun 23 Feb 2025
  • £32-£49
London, UK

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

The UK's most popular 10K run on closed roads in London with tons of winter fun! 1000s of people of all abilities will earn the iconic finisher medal, conquer the cold and help beat cancer.

  • 10 km road running

Children's charities

Children's charities can differ in their exact mission but are united in their determination to improve the lives of children around the UK and the world. Find a charity challenge to support their work.

Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, quiet villages and farmland where the undulations will have you in and out of the saddle.
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £32.40-£43.20
  • 10% off
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

RIDE Essex

Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, quiet villages and farmland where the undulations will have you in and out of the saddle.

10% off exclusive to TimeOutdoors

  • Long sportive
  • Medium sportive
  • Short sportive
If the sky's the limit for what you'll do to help children, then this is the challenge for you! Join #TeamNSPCC at sites across the country for The Big Skydive 2024 on Sat 28 or Sun 29 September.
  • 1 day from £35
Anywhere

The Big Skydive

If the sky's the limit for what you'll do to help children, then this is the challenge for you! Join #TeamNSPCC at sites across the country for The Big Skydive 2024 on Sat 28 or Sun 29 September.

  • 10000 ft
Join Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity for a family festival and fun run. Walk, jog, wheel or scoot 2K or 5K and join the race to help beat childhood cancer.
  • Sat 12 Oct
  • FREE-£20
London, UK

RBC Race for the Kids

Join Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity for a family festival and fun run. Walk, jog, wheel or scoot 2K or 5K and join the race to help beat childhood cancer.

  • Fun run
  • Charity run

Armed Forces charities

Show your support for the physical and mental needs of the Armed Forces Community with one of these charity challenges.

Take on a physical endurance race from the home of the British Army to the iconic finish line at HMS Warrior to honour the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.
  • Sat 9 Nov
  • £50-£80
Aldershot, Hampshire, UK

Race to Remember

Take on a physical endurance race from the home of the British Army to the iconic finish line at HMS Warrior to honour the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

  • Ultra run
  • Charity run
Come and get involved with the Essex Remembrance Run, in support of The Felix Fund, to help honour our fallen heroes and support a fantastic military charity.
  • Sat 9 Nov
  • £13-£36
Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

ATW Remembrance Runs

Come and get involved with the Essex Remembrance Run, in support of The Felix Fund, to help honour our fallen heroes and support a fantastic military charity.

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Sun 27 Apr 2025
  • £44
Honiton, Devon, UK

Taunton Flyer

This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Short sportive
  • Medium sportive
  • Long sportive
Pedal through the Liberation of the Netherlands: A historic tour to freedom, filled with commemoration and camaraderie, to help support the Armed Forces Community.
  • Fri 2 - Tue 6 May 2025
  • £300-£2,250
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Netherlands Liberation Trail

Pedal through the Liberation of the Netherlands: A historic tour to freedom, filled with commemoration and camaraderie, to help support the Armed Forces Community.

  • 338 km road cycling
Get the Pro-rider experience on this Remembrance ride with rolling road closures, ride captains and motorcycle outriders with various speed groups, to help support the Armed Forces Community.
  • Thu 4 - Mon 8 Sep 2025
  • £199-£2,069
London, UK

Pedal to Paris

Get the Pro-rider experience on this Remembrance ride with rolling road closures, ride captains and motorcycle outriders with various speed groups, to help support the Armed Forces Community.

  • 460 km road cycling