Challenge events

Push yourself to the limits, try something new and fundraise to help make communities around the UK stronger

Help us to create stronger communities across the UK. Consider taking part in one of our challenge events to push yourself and fundraise to support our transformational work

Thank you for considering taking part in a challenge event to fundraise for Volunteering Matters. Your support is crucial for us being able to deliver more project with communities to tackle some of the key challenges being faced.

Throughout the year we will have a variety of ways you can challenge yourself including half marathons, sky dives, walks. If we don’t have any opportunities available, why not get in touch and let us know what would interest you so we can add you to our waiting list.

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Current opportunities (Summer 2024)

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Lake District Ultra Challenge

8-9 June 2024

Take on England’s finest countryside at your pace. The Challenge basecamp is in Kendal, and then it’s a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, the Garburn Pass, historic Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests & nature reserves – with some stunning views en-route, before a huge welcome & celebration back at basecamp after a momentous journey. You’ll get full support & hospitality, optional camping / hostel accommodation, and with half, a new marathon, quarter & 10 K distance options also, there’s a Lake District Challenge for everyone!
Cost to register: £30
Sponsorship target: £350

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Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

22-23 June 2024

The Cirencester basecamp is the start of the 100 km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, providing a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves. Rolling hills, villages, the Cotswold Way, footpaths & trails, with some fabulous views en route. You’ll get full support & hospitality, including optional ‘university style’ accommodation at basecamp, and with three quarter, half, quarter + a NEW Cirencester 10 km distance option also – there’s a Cotswold’s Challenge for everyone.
Cost to register: £30
Sponsorship target: £350

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Peak District Ultra Challenge

6-7 July 2024

The basecamp hub in idyllic Bakewell will welcome over 2,000 adventurers who will test themselves in the fabulous Peak District National Park. There’s a full range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services across the weekend – with a full 100 km Challenge which takes a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery. You’ll get full support all the way, and with three quarter, half, quarter & 10 mile distance options also which pass Chatsworth House – there’s a Peak District Ultra Challenge for everyone!

Cost to register: £30
Sponsorship target: £350

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North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

27 July 2024

This challenge is in the North Downs with a fabulous challenge setting out from our Guildford basecamp, and a looped 50 km route which takes in some of the best of the Surrey hills, the North Downs Way, and the surrounding countryside. A route with real variety and some wonderful scenery & fabulous views out to the south – and easily accessible from London! You’ll get full support & hospitality, and with 25 km & 10 km options also available, and optional University style accommodation at basecamp – there’s a North Downs Ultra Challenge for you in 2024!

Cost to register: £30
Sponsorship target: £350

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Ultra-Challenge-Series

South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

3 August 2024

A fantastic ‘South West’ summer challenge for 2024 – taking in the first Minehead section of the famous 630 mile Coastal Path, and with an extensive ‘basecamp’ in the shadows of the impressive Dunster Castle. The 50 km loop then heads over Exmoor with ups & downs and some magnificent views with over 1600 metres of climb. You’ll get full support all the way, and with 25 km options also, plus a family friendly 10K event – along with weekend camping packages & festival style hospitality at basecamp – there’s a South West Coast Ultra Challenge for everyone!

Cost to register: £30
Sponsorship target: £350

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Tell us what you’d like to do

We have a range of ways you can support our work through taking part in a challenge event. Provide us with some details and we can add you to our waiting list.

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Got your own place?

If you already have a place on a challenge event, why not consider fundraising for Volunteering Matters. We’d love your support and would be able to help you along the way.

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