Take on a challenge

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.



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 7th - 8th 2019
Registration: N/A
Minimum fundraising target: £100 


Thames Path Challenge

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Our second Ultra Walk of the year, takes you all along the Thames Path for either 50km or 100km. The full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery that's steeped in history all the way to Henley.

When: Saturday 7th September (+ 8th September for 100km challengers)
Registration: £10 (50km) / £15 (100km)
Minimum fundraising target: £395 (50km) / £595 (100km) 
FFI: https://www.thamespathchalleng...



Royal Parks Half Marathon

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This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of 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. This race always sells out, and we have 20 spots up for grabs, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment!

When: Sunday 13th October 2019
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £350 


Amsterdam Marathon


Travel to the gorgeous Amsterdam for this wonderful marathon! The TCS Amsterdam Marathon ranks as the world's sixth fastest marathon. Highlights of the course are the start and finish in the Olympic Stadium, the passage through the Rijksmuseum, the kilometres along the Amstel and through the Vondelpark.

When: Sunday 20th October 2019
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £500 
FFI: https://www.tcsamsterdammarath...



Santa in the City

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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: TBC
Registration: n/a
Minimum fundraising target: £60 


MARCH 2020

London Landmarks Half Marathon


The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster! 

The race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing Street and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

When: 29th March 2020
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £350 
FFI: https://www.llhm.co.uk/



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. 

Just get in touch and we can send you a t-shirt, fundraising pack and support you on your journey to the big day! 



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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! 

THANK YOU to everyone who has completed a challenge for North London Cares - you've helped bring more older and younger neighbours like Maggie, John, Fran and Joan together to share time, laughter and stories. You are all champions. 

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