The Big Lent Walk
Wed 5 Mar - Thu 17 Apr 2025 Anywhere

The Big Lent Walk

Challenge yourself to walk (or run) 200km in 40 days to help fight global poverty. Walk when and where you choose, alone or with friends, and receive goodies!

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  • Wed 5 Mar - Thu 17 Apr 2025

The Big Lent Walk



All ages

  • 40 days


This Lent, challenge yourself and take on The Big Lent Walk!


  • Walk or run 200km during Lent
  • Walk when and where you like 
  • Share your progress
  • Walk alone, with friends or at school
  • Every £1 you raise will help CAFOD be there for people fighting extreme poverty globally
  • Take on a challenge like no other in Lent

The challenge you need

This challenge is for everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability. Here are just some of the many benefits to you:

  • Lose weight
  • Decrease stress
  • Develop healthier habits
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Sense of achievement
  • Feel happier


Improving mental wellbeing

This virtual challenge highlights the importance of keeping your mental well-being in check. Getting involved in a virtual challenge like this can help to keep you motivated and healthy, whilst also raising awareness of the charity and showing your support - for an even greater feel-good factor!

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option
  • Wheelchair users

Virtual Group challenge

  • A fun, physical challenge to bring your class, team or parish together virtually!
  • You and your group members will each strive to complete 200km over the course of 40 days
  • Get competitive and see who can reach the goal the fastest!


Group benefits

  • Promote and improve physical and mental well-being at home, at school and at work
  • Improve group engagement
  • Boost morale through this short, fun, physical challenge
  • Achieve CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) goals
  • Matching group rewards - branded shoe laces and tote bag


Group fundraising page

Your group can have a joint fundraising page and a joint fundraising target so that you can fundraise collectively to reach a single goal. This helps increase feel-good factor! There is a fundraising target per person, but your group can set its own goal.

  • Goody bag


  • Entry to the 40-day challenge
  • Your very own online fundraising page to personalise
  • Paper sponsorship forms
  • A pair of Big Lent Walk laces - when you receive your first donation
  • A place on the leaderboard - for top fundraisers
  • Big Lent Walk tote bag - when you hit the target of Β£200
  • Fundraising support and inspiration from the fundraising team

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event


Walk to help fight global poverty

CAFOD works with local partners and communities across the world - responding to emergencies, promoting long-term development and raising public awareness of the causes of poverty. CAFOD works with people of all faiths and none for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.

Everyone who takes part is encouraged to raise sponsorship for CAFOD. If you reach the Β£200 target you'll receive a goody bag!

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required
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Entry fees

Entry fee


Minimum sponsorship