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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.

Charity challengesCharity challenges
In listings, charity-organised challenges are displayed with the charity logo - to take part, you must raise funds for the organising charity.

 
Charity placesCharity places in major events
Many events guarantee places for charity participants - secure a place by agreeing to raise funds for a charity. In listings, look out for the orange logo.
 
Open challengesOpen challenges
Open challenges can be done as a personal challenge or a charity challenge to raise funds for your favourite charity. In listings, look out for the green logo.
 

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ActivitiesActivities
No matter what activity you're into, there's a challenge out there for you - these are links to some of the most popular activities...
Runs Bike rides Walks Treks
 
GroupsChallenges for everyone
There are challenges suitable for everyone from beginners to families with young children to corporate teams - these are some of the most popular...
Families & Under 18s Teams Beginners Womens
 
DestinationsDestinations
We've got sections dedicated to challenges at home and further afield - get some inspiration here...
UK Overseas
 
SearchSearch
Use the search to find your perfect challenge - just enter your search terms below (eg. nspcc paris)...

Cycle Cuba
Featured challenge

Cycle Cuba

November 2017 - sign up for £299

Join other incredible women on a Genesis Research Trust cycling odyssey through this stunning Caribbean island.

South Downs Trekathon
Featured challenge

South Downs Trekathon

June 2017 - sign up for £25

Trek for a future beyond cancer in this 26-mile walk over rolling downs. See the famous white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters!

Charity half marathons
Event listings

Charity half marathons

Full listings of the top events

Book a place now in the UK's most popular half marathons - including the Great North Run and the Royal Parks Foundation Half.

Challenge walks
Event listings

Challenge walks

Distances from 1km up to 100km!

Enjoy the great outdoors and some sociable company with one of these charity walks to suit all ages and abilities.

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 walks

Across the UK and round the world

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

Search challenges

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Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.