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Charity challenges and events

Challenges for charity come in all shapes and sizes - there are lots of upcoming fun runs and walks for the whole family as well as the pick of some epic 2016 treks, runs and bike rides across the UK and overseas.

We've also got plenty of specific sections such as family-friendly challenges, women-only ones, team-building opportunities or challenges geared towards beginners.

Help with choosing a charity and tips for fundraising are also covered and once you've picked your challenge be sure to consult our team of experts who walk you through everything from the kit you'll need through to training plans and nutrition.

Swim Serpentine this September
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Swim Serpentine this September

Brand new London swimming festival

Take part in this new two-day open water swimming festival, staged in and around the famous Serpentine in Hyde Park.

The Great London Newham Swim
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The Great London Newham Swim

Unique urban swimming challenge

Sign up for the largest open water swim in the south of England for £1 - one mile loop of Royal Victoria Dock, family wave available. 

Sign up for £1!
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Sign up for £1!

The Great Scottish Swim

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

An oar-some challenge!
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An oar-some challenge!

Choose your date - just £30 sign up

Row past famous London landmarks on the Meridian Pull Rowing Challenge - no experience required.

Family challenge events

Family challenges

Family-friendly days out for you and the kids

Challenges for beginners

Challenges for beginners

Your first charity challenge? We're here to help

Women's charity challenges

Women's challenges

Check out these women-only challenge options

Adrenaline challenges

Adrenaline challenges

Extreme challenges including skydives, abseils and more

Team challenges

Team challenges

Challenges ideally suited to a group or team

Fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideas

Tips/advice to help you reach your targets

Charity runs

From short fun runs to ultra marathons

Charity bike rides

Cycling challenges from the UK and beyond

Charity treks

Featuring Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu & more

UK charity challenges

Take your pick from hundreds of challenges

Overseas charity challenges

Charity treks, bike rides, runs and more

Charity walks

Distances to suit all levels

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17 Apr
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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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Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.