Take on a challenge


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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.

Check out what we've got coming up in the next few months below 💙



Santa in the City

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Santa in the City is London's iconic 5k Santa Run.  Back again in 2019 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: Thursday 5th September at 7pm
Registration: n/a
Minimum fundraising target: £60 per person / £250 for team of 5 people


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/


April 2020

Brighton Marathon

Brighton Marathon

With over 11,500 finishers in the Marathon, Brighton Marathon is the UK’s second largest marathon.

Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, the race starts in Preston Park and the route takes in the best of the city past many stunning and famous landmarks such as the Royal Pavilion, the Pier, the Bandstand and the Peace Statue before finishing on the Seafront. Crowds line the entire route, making Brighton Marathon one of the most atmospheric marathon routes in the world.

When: Sunday 19th April 2020
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £500 


May 2020

Hackney Half Marathon

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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 17th May
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £300
FFI: https://uk.virginsport.com/event/hackney-2019/hackney-half


London 2 Brighton Challenge

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This year, Team North London Cares is taking on the London 2 Brighton Challenge! Join us to walk from London to Crawley (56km) or London to Brighton (100km). 

Our walks are the highlight of our challenge calendar. Not only are they a test of stamina and determination, but they are also an amazing team event, where you'll might find you make friends for life, as well as new walking buddies. Start off in beautiful Richmond, where you'll follow the river down to Kingston before you traverse across to Brighton over the beautiful south downs. 

When: Sunday 23/24th May 2020 (Bank Holiday weekend) 
Registration: £10 (56km) or £15 (100km)
Minimum fundraising target: £395 (56km) or £595 (100km)
FFI: https://www.london2brightonchallenge.com/



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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