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Challenge Events Through Discover Adventure

We have partnered with Discover Adventure – specialists in trekking and cycling challenges for charitable fundraising. They offer a range of organised worldwide challenges including classic routes such as the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu or Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle,– all led by highly experienced leaders, and with all the logistics taken care of… so if you love an adventure and would like to fundraise whilst doing it, this could be for you!

 

To take part, all you need to do is find the particular ‘open’ challenge that you’d like to take part in, book on by signing up on their website, and choosing 1 of the 3 different payment options which suits you best;

1.             Entirely fund your own place and then raise additional monies for Caring For Life with no obligation or target

2.            Part-pay for the trip and then reach a minimum fundraising target for the rest of the challenge cost.

3.            Full fundraising option where you pledge to reach a minimum fundraising target, and 80% of this must be raised                 approx.10 weeks before you begin the challenge. 

If you choose either the part-pay or fundraising option, 50% of the fundraising target is donated to Caring For Life, and the other 50% pays for your place on the trip. Discover Adventure look after all logistics, including accommodation and meals etc, so all you need to focus on is training and fundraising! If you may be interested or have any questions about how this works please contact us, or for more info visit www.discoveradventure.com and see some of their open events below….

London to Paris Cycle

05 Jun 2024 - 09 Jun 2024

Cycle 340 miles over 4 days passing through picturesque Kent countryside, crossing the Channel by ferry before continuing through the market towns of Northern France and finishing at the Eiffel Tower. (Michael from CFL’s PR team is doing this, funding his own place and would be delighted if others might like to join him – either by doing the same or through the fundraising option.)

Land's End to John
O' Groats Cycle

03 Sep 2024 - 15 Sep 2024

Cycling over 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of; a tough ride and sure to be an epic adventure!

Everest Base Camp Trek

08 Mar 2025 - 25 Mar 2025

Take on this epic 18 day trek across Nepal, starting at Kathmandu before flying to Lukla and trekking across beautiful valleys, dense forests, across glacial rivers before finishing at the foot of Everest.

Saturday Events

If you want to sign up for an event already happening, we know one of the biggest challenges for our supporters can be finding events that don’t occur on a Sunday. So… we’ve found a few and have popped them below to give you an idea of what you could take part in.

 

This is not a full list and you might find another one better suited to you!

Saturday Runs

The Newcastle Winter Warmer Run

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Sat 3rd February 2024

RunThrough Battersea Park

Battersea Park, London

Sat 13th April 2024

Run Dorney Lake

Dorney Lake, Berks

Sat 8th June 2024

Choice: 5km, 10km, Half Marathon

Choice: 5Km, 10Km

Choices: 5km, 10km, Half Marathon

Northstowe Festival of Running

Northstowe, Cambridgeshire

Sat 31st August 2024

Richmond RunFest

Kew Gardens, Richmond

Sat 14th September 2024

Run Alton Towers

Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Sat 16th November 2024

Choice: 5km, 10km, Half Marathon

Choice: 10km

Choice: 10km, kids race

Saturday Rides

New Forest 100

Gang Warily Recreation Center, Southampton

Sat 8th June 2024

The Mendips Classic 2024

Strode College Sport Centre, Somerset

Sat 13th July 2024

The Peaks Tour 2024

Bakewell, Derbyshire

Sat 28th September 2024

Rides: 160 km, 101 km or 63km

Rides: 123km, 83km or 59km

Rides: 160km, 120km or 74km

Obstacle Challenges

You could even try an Inflatable 5k or Tough Mudder with friends and have fun whilst raising money for Caring For Life. There are plenty of Saturday dates on their websites all around the country, click the links below to head the websites and find out more:

Once you find an event all you need to do is:

 

  1. Contact the event organiser to secure your place

  2. Let us know so we can support and encourage you

  3. Set up a fundraising page on Just Giving (or a fundraising platform of your choice)

  4. Start training for the big day!

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