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MARCH 2019

Palace Half Marathon at Hampton Court Palace

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Looking for a half marathon to kickstart your new year? Take on the Palace Half Marathon!

This is the only Half Marathon to be held at this famous and historic royal home! Hampton Court Palace is one of only two surviving palaces that King Henry VIII owned. The race will start inside the gates of Hampton Court Palace and finish in its beautiful gardens.

When: Sunday 17th March 2019 
Registration: £15 
Minimum fundraising target: £300 
FFI: ttps://www.palacehalf.com/


APRIL 2019

Manchester Marathon

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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
Registration: £15 
Minimum fundraising target: £500 
FFI: https://www.greatermanchesterm...


MAY 2019

London 2 Brighton Challenge

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Join our team of amazing challengers and walk 56km or 100km for your north London community this May bank holiday weekend. From the Richmond start, it's then over the North and South Downs while taking in the wonderful Surrey and Sussex countryside before the welcome Brighton coastline comes into view.

When: Saturday 25th May / Sunday 26th May (100km challengers) 
Registration: £10 (50km) / £15 (100km) 
Minimum fundraising target: £395 (50km) / £595 (100km) 
FFI: https://www.london2brightoncha...


Edinburgh Marathon 2019

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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
Registration: £15 
Minimum fundraising target: £500 
FFI: https://www.edinburghmarathon....


Hackney Half Marathon 2019

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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 
Registration: £15 
Minimum fundraising target: £300 
FFI: https://uk.virginsport.com/eve...


JULY 2019

Prudential Ride London

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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is the most popular cycling event in the U.K as riders enjoy 100 miles of cycling on closed roads.

There is often huge demand for this race, so we are delighted to have eight race spots up for grabs. 

When: Sunday 4th August 2019 
Registration: £15 
Minimum fundraising target: £600 
FFI: https://www.prudentialridelond...



Rough Runner

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Rough Runner is an obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of unique obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. 

Rough Runner is back in the city! Next year, they return to their London home, Finsbury Park, to host 5km and 10km obstacle routes within spitting distance of the Tube.

When: September 8th - 9th 2019
Registration: N/A
Minimum fundraising target: £100 


Action Challenge

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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.

You can find out more here.

Discover Adventure


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.

Run/Cycle/Sport for Charity


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!



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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.

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Living in Southwark or Lambeth? Check out our sister charity South London Cares