Take on a challenge

Want to know what it feels like to be part of Team South London Cares? Watch our video of volunteer (and now Love Your Neighbour Coordinator!) Jasmin taking part in a 50km 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 South London Cares to help tackle isolation and loneliness across Southwark and Lambeth.



Thames Path Challenge

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The Thames Path Challenge will be our big walk of 2018! Our South London Cares’ team will join 2000 others following England's greatest river this September - most will be walking, many will jog, some will be running, and all will have a special reason to push themselves. 

Our full 100km route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley. Which ever distance you choose, and however you take it on, your challenge will be a test of stamina & determination, you'll be fully supported all the way, and rewarded with an amazing sense of achievement.

When: Saturday 8th September – Sunday 9th September 2018

Registration: 50km: £60 | 100km £80km

Minimum fundraising target: £275 for 50km | £425 for 100km



Royal Parks Half Marathon

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The sell-out Royal Parks Half Marathon is back for it's 10th Anniversary in 2018. The 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. This run is in huge demand and we are delighted to have 30 spots to offer our south London supporters! But be quick - they're likely to be snapped up. 

When: Sunday 14th October 2018
Registration: £15 
Minimum fundraising target: £350 
FFI: https://royalparkshalf.com



Santa in the City


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: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Registration: n/a
Minimum fundraising target: £60 




MARCH 2019

London Landmarks Half Marathon

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Back for its second year, 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 event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, runner get to explore the capital on a route like no other!

When: Sunday 24th March 2019
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £350 


APRIL 2019

Brighton Marathon

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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 14th April 2019
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £450 


MAY 2019

Hackney Half Marathon

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Hackney Half Marathon has proven time and time again that it is the race to beat With thousands of runners, pacers, live entertainment, cheering spectators and fantastic goodies, it's basically a running carnival, and one you don't want to miss!

Join our South London Cares’ team and take on this fun race to help us to tackle isolation and loneliness across our community. 

When: May 2019
Registration: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £350 
FFI: https://uk.virginsport.com/event/hackney-2018/hackney-half-marathon


JULY 2019

Prudential RideLondon 100

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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.

Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the route heads west towards Hammersmith, Richmond Park and Hampton Court. Riders then head out to Surrey to take on challenges like Leith Hill and Box Hill before returning into London via Putney. With a spectacular end on The Mall, it's a ride to be proud of.

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

When: July 2019
Registration: N/A
Minimum fundraising target: £600  
FFI: https://www.prudentialridelond...



Ultra Challenge Series


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.

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, obstacle courses and fun runs of every distance right across the U.K, or Sport for Charity for bungee jumps, sky dives and treks. There's plenty to choose from and a whole host of events each month. You'll be stuck for choice!

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. You'll have the adventure of a lifetime, and tackle isolation and loneliness at the same time!



Liam And Mateja

Our fantastic volunteers have already done a bunch of exciting and challenging things in support of South London Cares. To name just a few, Nick swam the length of the channel, cycled 100 miles and ran a marathon over 7 days; Siobhan cycled 500k from Yorkshire to London; Mateja walked 100km from London to Cambridge. 

We'd love to hear your story and toast your achievements. Email Johanna and let us know what challenge you hope to take on in aid of South London Cares.

Alternatively, if you're already signed up to a challenge, please consider fundraising in aid of South London Cares. Not only will you be giving back to the south London community, but knowing you're helping to make conversations, company and companionship possible will help you get through those tough training sessions. Let Johanna know your ambitions and she can help you reach your fundraising goal.

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