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If you want to combine fundraising for CRY with a once-in-a-lifetime challenge, then perhaps one of these events could be for you!

These events are organised on CRY’s behalf by the events companies Discover Adventure, Dream Challenges, Charity Challenge and Skyline.

All supporters that sign up to do any challenges for CRY will be entitled to a CRY fundraising pack, which includes lots of helpful fundraising tips and information and will also have the choice of either a technical running T-shirt/vest or cotton T-shirt.

Challenge Events

Broadgate Tower Run Up – 25th November 2017...

On Saturday 25th November you will have the opportunity to claim the 877 steps of The Broadgate Tower in The City of London to raise money for CRY. Stair climbing is a fast growing sport that is already mainstream across The United States and Asia, but still in its infancy in the UK and as such […]


Cheshire 10K – 4th November 2017...

The Cheshire 10K offers one of the fastest 10K road racing courses in the United Kingdom. Racing around the flat and rural roads of Antrobus with full road closures, this run Britain/UKA licenced, officially measured 10K road race offers the perfect opportunity for runners of all abilities to get a chip timed personal best. For […]


The 3 Peaks Challenge – 6th-7th October 2017...

Conquer the highest mountain in Scotland, England and Wales in just a single weekend. One of the ultimate tests of physical endurance, mental stamina and effective teamwork. Overcome physical fatigue as you trek over 25 miles of rough, rocky terrain – battling against unpredictable weather conditions throughout. Ascend a total of almost 3500m and achieve […]


Isle of Wight Challenge – 5th-6th May 2018...

Great challenges need great settings – and there’s none better than the Island’s stunning coastal path. Past the famous Needles, Cowes at half way, on and right around the Island for a full 106km – with spectacular coastlines, dramatic white cliffs, sandy beaches and many ups & downs! Most of the 2,000 challengers will walk […]


London 2 Brighton Challenge – 26th-27th May ...

Over the May Bank Holiday 3,000 adventurers will take on 100km from Capital to Coast in the 6th annual London to Brighton Challenge. Most will be walking at a pace that suits them, quite a few will jog parts, and some will run the whole course. You can sign up and fundraise for a Charity […]


Cotswold Way Challenge – 30th June-1st July ...

The magical Cotswold Way crosses areas of outstanding natural beauty, with fantastic panoramic views & picturesque villages. It’s a great setting for a new Ultra Challenge that heads out from the heart of historic Bath and 100km later with a few hills en route – it’s a finish line celebration in Cheltenham. This is no […]


Jurassic Coast Challenge – 21st-22nd July 20...

A new Ultra Challenge for 2018, with a fabulous start by Poole Harbour, a short ferry crossing, and on to Corfe Castle. Along the spectacular Jurassic Coast to the wonderful Lulworth Cove as we head to the half way stop in Weymouth. From there it’s past Portland Bill and along Chesil Beach towards the spectacular […]


Wye Valley Challenge – 11-12th August 2018...

A new Ultra Challenge that takes on the stunning Wye Valley on the England and Wales border – and an area of genuine outstanding natural beauty. Starting in Chepstow it’s along the valley on the historic Offa’s Dyke path. Passing the Devils’ Pulpit with views of Tintern Abbey, it’s a twisting and magical riverside path […]


Overseas Events

Trek to Machu Picchu...

Duration: 9 days  Event Difficulty: 4 Stars  Pledge: £3,860  Date: Throughout 2017/2018 Experience diverse scenery as you trek Peru through traditional  Andean villages and along high remote mountain trails before you visit Machu Picchu, one of the worlds most important archaeological finds. For those of you with a love of landscape, a passion for history and […]


Himalayan Adventure...

The tour group www.himalayanfrontiers.com is offering a special deal to CRY supporters who want to use a trip to the Himalayas as a fundraising event. Himalayan Frontiers will tailor a Himalayan experience to your requirements, allowing you to sample such diverse experiences as mountaineering; white water rafting; paragliding; kayaking; bungy jumping; game fishing; parahawking; voluntary […]


Kilimanjaro Trek – 27th September-7th Octobe...

Located on the North Eastern tip of Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s highest peaks and the setting for a truly amazing trek! Trek towards the picturesque snow capped peaks and observe the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. You’ll be trekking through a blend of diverse terrains from jungle to volcanic craters […]


Rome to Pompeii cycle – 1st-6th October 2017...

This exciting and diverse cycle challenge takes you through olive groves, vineyards and small villages, over the long, twisting foothills of the Apennines, to the stunning azure-blue Tyrrhenian coast – every day brings a different Italian flavour and a new challenge! The last day sees you tackling the hilly Amalfi coast as you ride dramatic […]


London to Dublin cycle – 3rd-7th October 201...

Push your cycling limits with this 5 day cycle to Ireland. From London to Dublin you will ride through beautiful landscapes and countryside covering a distance of around 360 miles taking in the English and Irish culture as you travel. For more information and to book a place in the event please follow this link https://www.challengecentral.co.uk/london-to-dublin-cycle.


Zambezi River Challenge – 5th October 2017...

Duration: 10 days  Pledge: £4350 (excluding £485 Reg Fee)  Next available date: 5th October 2017 Expect a rough ride, with a sweltering heat, humidity, blistered hands and harsh conditions – not to mention the crocs and hippos! Paddle your way along the border with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, steadily heading for Victoria Falls where you raft […]


Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle – 19th October 201...

Duration: 10 days  Event Difficulty: 2 Stars  Pledge: £3,190  Date: 19th October 2017   The Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle is the perfect challenge for any adventurer. From the bustling Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City to the serene temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the route has its fair share of charm. For more […]


Sahara Trek – 11th November 2017...

Duration: 8 days  Event Difficulty: 3 stars  Pledge: £2,000  Next available date: 11th November 2017 Trekking the Sahara Desert will provide you with an unbelievable experience which you will never forget. From the vast emptiness of the desert to the warm friendship of the itinerant berbers this natural wilderness will both inspire and challenge you […]


Burma Hill Tribe Trek – 11th November 2017...

Duration: 10 days  Pledge: £3750 (in 2017) (excluding £229 Reg Fee)  Next available date: 11th November 2017 Isolated from modern tourism until very recently, Burma is a captivating land rich in natural beauty and culture. Our rewarding trek takes you through the unspoilt tribal highlands of the Shan hills to Lake Inle, one of Burma’s most […]


Barcelona Half Marathon – 11th February 2018...

The half-marathon in Barcelona, also known as the Mitja Marató de Barcelona, is the second largest running event in Barcelona next to the Marathon. The route takes the runners from the Arc de Triomf, by the old town to the Plaça Catalunya. From there it goes down the famous Ramblas and along Avenida del Paral·lel. […]


Fitbit Semi Marathon de Paris – 4th March 20...

With over 47,000 runners registered for the 2016 race, the Fitbit Semi Marathon de Paris is among the most prestigious (and 3rd largest) half-marathons in the world. The legendary course takes you through the most beautiful city in the world. Traditionally rooted in the east of Paris, this event meanders along the avenues of the […]


Barcelona Marathon – 11th March 2018...

The Barcelona Marathon is one of the most popular in Europe.  The course takes you through the centre of the city and includes main landmarks such as the Camp Nou (the home of Barcelona FC), Sagrada Familia, the Parc de Cuitdadella and finishing a short distance from La Rambla. With very few hills or inclines, the course is […]


Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris – 8th A...

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris offers a unique occasion to make the city yours by participating in one of the most prestigious races on the legendary 42.195 km distance. The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world, as much for the size of its pack as […]


Husky Sled Challenge – 11th-19th April 2018...

Date: 11th-19th April 2018 Duration: 8 days Event difficulty: 3 stars Pledge: £4,700 Escape from the noise and stress of everyday living and join us on a week-long adventure in the pristine Arctic wilderness, where the only sounds are the sled running on the snow and the breathing of the dogs. This unique challenge will […]


London to Paris Bike Ride – 16-20th May 2018...

This 5-day charity bike ride event is a great way to see the sights of London, Paris and all the glorious countryside in between! Starting in London, the 4 days of cycling will take you through beautiful and historical villages, and allow you to see some of the most famous landmarks in England and France. […]


Icelandic Lava Trek – 11th-15th July 2018...

Duration: 4 days  Event difficulty: 4 stars  Pledge: £2,790  Date: 11th-15th July 2018 Iceland is a land of incredible contrast and beauty. Its wild landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls combined with its rich history, literature and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore. Discover an amazing country and culture on this trekking […]


London to Paris Tour de France bike ride – 2...

The signature Tour de France ride is a unique opportunity to cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris and to arrive in Paris in time to watch the arrival of the Tour de France on Sunday 29th July 2018! But you don’t have to be a professional rider yourself to take part in the […]


Peru Trek – 21st March 2018...

Duration: 9 days Event Difficulty: 4 Stars Pledge: £3,590 Date: 21st March 2018 Experience diverse scenery as you trek Peru through traditional Andean villages and along high remote mountain trails before you visit Machu Picchu, one of the worlds most important archaeological finds. For those of you with a love of landscape, a passion for […]


Trek Uzbekistan – 11th-18th September 2018...

Date: 11th-18th September Duration: 7 days Event Difficulty: 3 stars Pledge: £3,000 Join us for a once in a lifetime trekking challenge in the beautiful country of Uzbekistan. The challenge is on to trek to the summit of Chimgan in Uzbekistan. This fascinating adventure takes place in the Western Tian-Shan Mountains and passes through lush […]


Cycle Madagascar – 28th September-7th Octobe...

Cycle 395km from Madagascar’s colourful capital, Antananarivo to the beautiful shores of the charming and idyllic Foulpointe beach on this exciting charity challenge. We cycle through highland villages, paddy fields, lush tropical fruit plantations and coastal trails. With Lemurs, vast wild landscapes, village culture and beaches, Madagascar may be an island but there’s nothing small […]


The Andalusian Adventure 9th-14th October 2018...

Duration: 6 days  Event Difficulty: 4 stars  Pledge: £1,900 The Andalusian Adventure will see you riding through beautiful southern Spain passing sunflower and orange plantations, olive groves, rolling fields and historic cities. You will pass through many of the famous White Towns of Andalusia and tackle some tough climbs in the area’s many mountain ranges. […]


Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Cycle – 6th-14th O...

This cycle ride takes you on an incredible journey, starting at the ancestral lands of the Native American Navajo Nation in the iconic Grand Canyon – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Cycling through high desert, forested plateaus, canyon rims, historic towns, and unforgettable landmarks you will ride through parts of the […]


Big Heart Bike Ride Costa Rica – 23rd Novemb...

Join the next Big Heart Bike Ride in Costa Rica. This is an amazing opportunity to cycle coast to coast through one of Central America’s most fascinating countries. The challenge starts in vibrant Limon on the eastern Caribbean coast and finishes at beautiful Playa Hermosa on the Pacific coast. Along the way you will experience […]


Thailand Cycling Tour – 24th November-4th De...

Duration:10 days Pledge: £2,650 Event difficulty: 4 stars Cycling through Thailand – the land of smiles, is an adventure you’ll remember forever. The smooth roads are cycle friendly and quiet, the people are extremely welcoming and the vast array of Thai food is absolutely delicious. Take a route less travelled and see all the beauty […]