New Year New Challenge Events that Support Your Local Charity
With a new year comes the determination to make a difference or take on a new activity and challenges are a great way to stay motivated and keep focussed. Why not team your new year goals with fundraising for a charity that you’re passionate about?
Charities have events and fundraisers that are happening across the year allowing participants to gather support, raise funds and of course, train for the event. So, what events are out there?
The Arctic Challenge
Take on the 8 day Arctic challenge in the harsh but beautiful environment and test your survival instinct. For the once in a lifetime experiences of husky driving, ice fishing, snow hole building to name a few, this is one challenge that will push you to your limit whilst giving you memories to last a lifetime.
Wherever you are, it’s likely that a city near you will be holding a 10k run to sign up for. What’s great about these events is they allow people to choose their charity of choice to fundraise for and give runners a route which takes in the sights of the cities.
Whether you’re new to running or see yourself as a bit of a pro, 10k runs are a great way to raise awareness of worthwhile causes and help achieve personal bests.
Signing up to a marathon is a huge challenge, regardless of how many times you may have done it. The Virgin London Marathon is the UK’s most popular and sought after to get a place for, but did you know there are number of other areas, both locally and internationally, that have incredible routes that allow you to experience somewhere new and seeing the sites, whilst still achieving an incredible feat.
Treks and Climbs
Whether it’s an international climb such as Kilimanjaro or a UK based feat such as the three-peaks challenge, training is essential for these types of challenges. From finding appropriate footwear and equipment to preparing for all kinds of weathers, there’s nothing easy about taking on a climbing or trek challenge, which is why it’s a great option to help support with fundraising.
A challenge doesn’t have to involve great heights or fast paces to be considered an accomplishment. Sponsored walks are a fantastic way of raising vital funds for charities and can take you to some incredible places with outstanding views. For some people, walking to the end of the road is huge personal challenge and is every bit worthwhile sponsoring as a 26 mile run. Whatever you see is an achievement, is worth celebrating!
If you need any more inspiration, take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas to help get you inspired. Whatever challenge you’re undertaking this year, make sure you tell the charity you’re supporting so you can get equipped with everything you may need to make your fundraising a success.