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.
Toughest races are world renowned for their quality. This 8k run is packed with some of biggest and most innovative obstacles out there. Penalty rounds and fast lanes make the race suitable for both beginners and world champs. A great event if you're looking to take on a challenge with friends.
When: Saturday 17th June 2017
Minimum Fundraising Target: £250
London's famous triathlon is back. Swim, cycle and run your way round London's docklands, cheered on by a 30,000 strong crowd. There are 4 distances available: Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic and Olympic Plus. So pick your distance and get training.
When: Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd July 2017
Minimum Fundraising Target: £600
If you fancy pushing yourself this autumn, then the renowned Thames Path Challenge might be the way to do it. Walk, jog or run 50km or 100km along the Thames from Putney to Henley. Enjoy beautiful scenery, historic monuments and fantastic support every step of the way. And, of course, the company of your fellow walkers!
When: Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September 2017
Registration: From £40
Minimum Fundraising Target: From £150
Cycling from London to Amsterdam – the bike capital of the world – is a wonderful challenge to achieve in only three days. Passing through the picturesque countryside of rural England, before continuing across the flat landscape of Dutch Zeeland, this cycle will end in beautiful Amsterdam, canals and all. And what's more, you'll be able to have a night in Amsterdam before returning to the U.K, which – after riding 140 miles – will be well deserved!
When: Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th September 2017
Minimum Fundraising Target: £1,200 (or payment option of £600)
The annual Royal Parks Half Marathon is a popular race – and for good reason. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. We're looking for 10 runners to join us on this memorable morning.
When: Sunday 8th October 2017
Minimum Fundraising Target: £300
London is home to a brand new half marathon! On 25th March 2018, you could find yourself running 13.1 miles through Westminster and The City, taking in sights such as the London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral and the Bank of England. Run on closed roads with 10,000 other runners. And did we mention it's flat?
When: Sunday 25th March 2018
Minimum Fundraising Target: £300
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.