Join a challenge event

Push yourself to the limit and and raise money for Action for Children. See what challenge events we've got coming up

Are you looking to challenge yourself while raising money for a great cause? We have places in some of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. If you want to do something more local, we'll still support you every step of the way.

Tip: If you've already signed up to an event, view our fundraising advice and downloads to gather support for your cause and share your successes.

Can't see the event you're looking for?

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Treks and walking events

More and more people are taking part in treks and walks to raise money for charity. And there are some great challenges out there.

Snowdon Team 2022

Climb Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Experience the UK’s most popular mountain and feel alive in the great outdoors whilst raising money for Action for Children

Mar 01st - Oct 31st
Llanberis, North Wales
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The Kiltwalk

Join Action for Children at a Kiltwalk location of your choice and be part of our biggest team of Kiltwalkers yet!

Apr 28th - Sep 15th

Want to do a trek or walk not listed above?

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Running events

Running is one of the most popular fundraising activities in the UK. From the biggest half marathon in the world to local, community led events, running is a great way to raise money.

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Birmingham running festival

Run for charity as part of Team Action for Children at the Birmingham Running Festival in 2024.

Feb 18th , 9AM
Sutton Park, Birmingham
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Brighton Marathon 2024

Join Team Action for Children at the Brighton Marathon.

Apr 07th
Male runner at the London Marathon 2021 in Action for Children vest

London Marathon 2024

Apply now to be part of Team Action for Children.

Apr 21st , 9AM
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Edinburgh Running Festival – Marathon and Half Marathon

Join Team Action for Children and be part of Scotland's biggest running festival.

May 26th
Belfast Marathon - Man running with hands up and Action for Children T-shirt

Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2024

Join Team Action for Children at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2024.

Aug 25th
Larne Town Centre
Young man smiling at camera in an Action for Children vest running the Great North Run 2022

Great North Run 2024 Waiting List

Apply now to be part of Team Action for Children.

Sep 08th
Rhona, woman in Action for Children t-shirt, cheers to the crowd as she runs the great north run for Action for Children

AJ Bell Great South Run 2024

Join Team Action for Children for this 10 mile running event in Portsmouth.

Oct 20th

You can also check out Run for Charity to find loads of events of different distances across the UK.

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Swimming events

Swimming events are a great way to raise money. Whether open water swimming or completing laps in a pool, there are some great challenges to dive into this year.

Arla Great North Swim 2024

Dive into the Arla Great North Swim for us

Jun 07th - Jun 09th
Windermere, Lake District
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Extreme events

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Derry Abseil

Reach new heights and abseil 120ft down one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings, the Europa Hotel.

Taking part in this challenge is not only an incredible achievement but you’ll also be helping us give vulnerable children a safe and happy childhood.

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Skydive with us

If you really want to get the adrenaline pumping, and maybe tick something off your bucket list, then try skydiving.

You can sign up with our skydiving partners who have airfields in locations across the UK.

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Swim, cycle, row, jump and more

Want to do a sports challenge that isn’t mentioned above? Get in touch.

There are thousands of different fundraising challenges going on all the time. Let us know what you are interested in doing, and we can help find the event for you.

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Why fundraise for Action for Children?

When you choose to support Action for Children by taking on a sports event, you become part of our family. We'll show you our gratitude by giving you:

  • A free Action for Children running vest or t-shirt to wear on the day of your event.
  • Support from your local fundraising expert who can help you smash your fundraising target.
  • On the day support at cheer points at many of the events listed above.

The money you raise will go towards our mission of creating safe and happy childhoods. You'll be changing the lives of vulnerable children and their families for the better.

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