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.
If you fancy pushing yourself this autumn, then the renowned Thames Path Challenge might be the way to do it. Walk, jog or run 50km or 100km along the Thames from Putney to Henley. Enjoy beautiful scenery, historic monuments and fantastic support every step of the way. And, of course, the company of your fellow walkers!
When: Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September 2017
Registration: From £40
Minimum Fundraising Target: From £150
Cycling from London to Amsterdam – the bike capital of the world – is a wonderful challenge to achieve in only three days. Passing through the picturesque countryside of rural England, before continuing across the flat landscape of Dutch Zeeland, this cycle will end in beautiful Amsterdam, canals and all. And what's more, you'll be able to have a night in Amsterdam before returning to the U.K, which – after riding 140 miles – will be well deserved!
When: Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th September 2017
Minimum Fundraising Target: £1,200 (or payment option of £600)
The annual Royal Parks Half Marathon is a popular race – and for good reason. 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. We're looking for 10 runners to join us on this memorable morning.
When: Sunday 8th October 2017
Minimum Fundraising Target: £450
London is home to a brand new half marathon! On 25th March 2018, you could find yourself running 13.1 miles through Westminster and The City, taking in sights such as the London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral and the Bank of England. Run on closed roads with 10,000 other runners. And did we mention it's flat?
When: Sunday 25th March 2018
Minimum Fundraising Target: £300
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 Emily 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 Emily know your ambitions and she can help you reach your fundraising goal.