Want to know what it feels like to be part of Team North London Cares? Watch our video of volunteer Chloe taking part in a 100km London to Brighton walk last year!
From walks, to runs, to cycles, there are plenty of opportunities to join a team of brave challengers and fundraise for North London Cares to help tackle isolation and loneliness across Camden and Islington.
Santa in the City is London's iconic 5k Santa Run. Back again in 2018 this Santa Run is the only event where you'll run past some of the most iconic locations in the world, dressed as a santa! It is the perfect way to get you, your friends and family into the London festive spirit. Get a team together and join us (no reindeer needed) 🎄
When: Thursday 6th December 2018
Minimum fundraising target: £60
It's fast, it's flat and it's friendly - run 26.2 miles and join us for the awesome Manchester Marathon this April!
When: Sunday 7th April 2019
Minimum fundraising target: £500
Fast and flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a PB. The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London.
When: Sunday 26th May 2019
Minimum fundraising target: £500
Run 13.2 miles through vibrant East London on flat and fast city streets. The cheering crowds will carry you past highlights like the Hackney Downs and the Hackney Empire plus there will be live bands and DJs at every mile to keep you going. Cross over the finish like into a full festival of fitness on the Hackney Marshes.
When: Sunday 19th May 2019
Minimum fundraising target: £300
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is the most popular cycling event in the U.K as riders enjoy 100 miles of cycling on closed roads.
Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the route heads west towards Hammersmith, Richmond Park and Hampton Court. Riders then head out to Surrey to take on challenges like Leith Hill and Box Hill before returning into London via Putney. With a spectacular end on The Mall, it's a ride to be proud of.
There is often huge demand for this race, so we are delighted to have six race spots up for grabs.
When: TBC 2019 Registration: N/A
Minimum fundraising target: £600
Our partners at Action Challenge have 5 inspirational challenge events for you to take on in 2017. You can chose to run, jog or walk distances between 25km - 100km right across the U.K. It's your race, your choice! And with plenty of support, snacks and help en route, you'll find you'll have a fun and rewarding day.
If you're feeling adventurous, then you might want to check out the Open Challenges on Discover Adventure. They specialise in fundraising cycling and trekking challenges, and hold events worldwide, from Belgium to Zambia. Head to our page and choose from over 50 life-changing challenges.
If none of the events tickle your fancy, then why not look at a whole heap of challenge events? Head to Run for Charity for races of every distance right across the U.K; Cycle for Charity for a plethora of two-wheeled adventures or Sport for Charity for bungee jumps, sky dives and treks. There's plenty to choose from and a handful of events each month. You'll be stuck for choice!
Our fantastic volunteers have already done a bunch of crazy, exciting and challenging things in support of North London Cares. Sophie sweated it out in the Hackney Half. Chloe walked 100km from London to Brighton. And Tom braved a 30km obstacle course whilst wearing an oxygen mask!
We would love to hear your story and toast to your achievements. Email Victoria on [email protected] and let us know what challenge you hope to complete in aid of North London Cares.
Alternatively, if you're already signed up to a challenge, please consider fundraising in aid of North London Cares. Not only will you be giving back to the north London community, but knowing you're helping to make conversations. company and companionship possible will help you get through those tough training sessions. Let Victoria know your ambitions and she can help you reach your fundraising goal.