Take on a challenge

Our challenge fundraising champions make our programmes possible by running, wheeling, walking, swimming and raising vital funds for our community. Taking on a challenge for North London Cares is the perfect way to push yourself, have fun and make a huge difference.

By taking on a challenge for North London Cares, you’ll get:

  • A reduced registration fee for most events;
  • Support from our friendly team every step of the way, and tips and resources to reach your fundraising goal;
  • A free North London Cares t-shirt and badge;
  • Personalised updates on the difference you’ve made to older and younger neighbours across north London.

Below are some of the main events team North London Cares are taking on this year. If you have questions about fundraising targets, deadlines or anything else challenge fundraising, check out our FAQ page here. Or get in touch with us at [email protected]

London Thames Bridge Trek

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Join over 2000 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from the Putney Bridge start we had East towards the City, zig-zagging over the array of 16 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story – and a mid point rest stop at The Oval Cricket Ground for some snacks & drinks. 25km later, it’s a party style finish line celebration in Southwark Park past the final crossing – the majestic Tower Bridge.

When: Sunday 10th September 2022
Registration: £10
Minimum fundraising target: £250

Royal Parks Half Marathon

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One of London's most iconic half marathons, the Royal Parks Half Marathon's 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. Be one of the 16,000 runners to take on this year's epic challenge.

When: Sunday 9th October 2022
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £350

Riverside Bungee Jump

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Jump with amazing views of The Thames, in support of North London Cares!

This challenge is a great opportunity for all the adrenaline seekers out there - and there's no training or trainers required!

Dates: Saturday 18th June and Saturday 23rd July

Fundraising Target: £275 per person (includes North London Cares T-Shirt and pin badge)

Santa in the City

Join Us For Santa In The City

It may be cold but a wonderful way of keeping warm and getting into the festive spirit is by getting the blood pumping and completing a 5km fun run dressed as Santa around the City of London.

This is a great team challenge and no previous experience is needed for a 5k like this. The route is relatively flat and you can either run, jog or walk.

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022
Location: St Pauls Cathedral, London
Fundraising target: £75 per Santa or £60 each if you're a team of 5+ (includes free Santa suit)

London Landmarks Half Marathon


The London Landmarks Half Marathon is an iconic route, winding through the centre of the capital. Runners speed past landmarks like the skyscrapers in the City, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square.

This is an unforgettable run in the heart of our beautiful city!

When: Sunday 2nd April 2023

Registration: £15

Minimum fundraising target: £350

Frequently asked questions

Our dedicated fundraiser will be at the end of the phone or email ready to support you on your fundraising journey. But in case you have a burning question at 11 pm, we have put together a number of useful frequently asked questions to help you. You can view them here.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected]