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.

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...


JUNE 2019

Superhero in the City - 5km

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Don your mask and cape, and take to the streets of London for 5km run around the sites of London. Starting at the Millenium Bridge the route then takes you along the historic south embankment, passing Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Borough Market before crossing over Southwark Bridge and returning to the City! 

When: Thursday 13th June 2019 at 7pm
Minimum fundraising target: £60 
FFI: https://www.superherointhecity...



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: £400 
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 


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 



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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