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.
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
Minimum fundraising target: £60
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
Minimum fundraising target: £350
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
Minimum fundraising target: £450
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
Minimum fundraising target: £350
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
Minimum fundraising target: £600
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. Expect sweeper arms, giant pigeon battles, big balls and yes, The Travelator!
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.
It’s no easy feat, but we manage to bring a full range of massive, awesome obstacles onto a public common and stage the biggest urban obstacle event in the country. If you’re a Londoner, you really don’t want to miss this…
When: September 8th - 9th 2019
Minimum fundraising target: £100
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.
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!
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!
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.