The Big Lent Walk | CAFOD
Fri 24 Mar - Thu 6 Apr 2023 Anywhere

The Big Lent Walk | CAFOD

You. Your health. This Lent. Challenge yourself to walk (or run) 200km before 6 April to help fight global poverty. Walk when and where you choose, alone or with friends, and receive goodies!

  • Fri 24 Mar - Thu 6 Apr 2023

The Big Lent Walk | CAFOD



All ages

  • 40 days


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


  • Walk or run 200km during Lent, by 6 April
  • 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 this Lent
  • Sign up now!

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!

  • 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 £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 £200 target you'll receive a goody bag!

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

Entry fees

Entry fee


Minimum sponsorship