Challenge and Overseas Events Map View

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, Challenge Central 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

Skydives...

Would you like to jump out of a plane from over 10,000 feet before free falling at 120mph?    If you would like to skydive for CRY, we would love to hear from you and support your efforts! In return for raising a minimum sponsorship of £395 (£450 in Scotland & NI), CRY will pay […]


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 […]


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 […]


Snowdon by Night...

Dates: Assorted dates throughout 2018 & 2019 Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is synonymous with beautiful, rugged landscapes and wonderful trekking and outdoor pursuits. The highest mountain in Wales at 1085m, its Welsh name is Yr Wyddfa, reputedly the burial place of a mythical giant. A popular summit trek by day-time, it forms a […]


Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge – 4th August 201...

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge includes the successful summit of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. The challenge will take you over a range of terrain and walking for a total of 24 miles. You will cover over 2000m (7064ft) of ascent and trek between 9-15 hours. Taking in the beauty whilst walking, the challenge […]


South Coast Challenge – 25-26 August 2018...

Back for 2018 – this Challenge takes on some of England’s finest scenery as a Walk, Jog or Run. An Eastbourne start, up the infamous Beachy Head, through the Seven Sisters Country Park and along the South Downs Way. A Brighton midpoint, Devils Dyke, stunning views, sunset & sunrise all lie ahead before the Cathedral […]


The 3 Peaks Challenge – June-October 2018...

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 […]


Land’s End to John O’Groats...

  Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of. Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via […]


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

Burma Hill Tribe Trek – February & Nove...

Duration: 10 days  Pledge: £3,950 (in 2018) (excluding £299 Reg Fee)  Next available date: 17th February 2018 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 […]


Sahara Trek – 8th – 13th November 2018...

Duration: 5 days  Event Difficulty: 3 stars   Registration Fee: £199  Pledge: £1,950  Next available date: 8th November 2018 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 […]


Arctic Adventure...

Dates: assorted dates throughout 2018 & 2019 The perfect antidote to a cold, wet British winter is a cold, dry Arctic adventure! Replace the British winter with a Scandinavian wilderness away from the crowds and enjoy mesmerisingly peaceful scenes of frozen lakes and snow-covered pine and spruce forests. We’ll be cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and husky-sledding, […]


Kinabalu Rainforest Trek...

Dates: Assorted throughout 2018 & 2019 Borneo is known for its vast tracts of ancient rainforest and high biodiversity, harbouring many endangered animals including the orang-utan. Malaysian Sabah occupies the north-eastern corner of Borneo, and is a land of mountains, dense jungle, rushing rivers and friendly traditional villages. This challenging trek takes you through the […]


Istria Mountain Trek...

Dates: Assorted dates throughout 2018 & 2019 With spectacular, diverse scenery of lush green forested hills and limestone mountain peaks, vineyards and olive groves, meandering rivers, untouched stone villages and medieval hilltop towns, the region offers rich rewards for those who like to trek away from the crowds. Following the Istria Mountain Trail across the […]


Rome to Pompeii cycle – 6th-11th May 2018...

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 Amsterdam Cycle – 6th-10th June &#...

6th-10th June & 29th-2nd September 2018 Cycle from the heart of the UK to Amsterdam via the beautiful city of Bruges on this amazing charity bike ride challenge of a lifetime. The London to Amsterdam bike ride takes cyclists through beautiful English villages and on into Europe, passing through historic Bruges and Breda before finishing […]


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. […]


Trek the Rockies...

Dates: Assorted dates throughout 2018 & 2019 The Canadian Rockies are justifiably world-famous for their magnificent scenery: the combination of impressive, jagged mountains, bright turquoise glacial lakes and dark green forest is hard to resist. Some steep hills and long days on rugged trails make for a demanding adventure, but with a relatively low tree-line […]


Zambezi River Challenge – 11th-20th October ...

Duration: 10 days  Pledge: £4350 (excluding £485 Reg Fee)  Next available date: 11th-20th October 2018 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 […]


Everest Base Camp...

Dates: Assorted throughout 2018 & 2019 Nepal is a country in a league of its own with breathtakingly beautiful scenery, a fascinating culture and friendly people. Meeting the villagers whilst trekking through this landlocked gem of a nation is one of its greatest pleasures. This route takes you via the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar […]


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 […]


Italian Great Lakes Cycle 4th-9th September 2018...

Duration: 6 days Event Difficulty: 5 stars Pledge: £1,950 • Cycle 400km from Lake Como to Lake Garda • Tackle alpine foothills with mountain views • Same roads as used on the Giro d’Italia • Climb the Madonna de Ghisallo and visit the cycling shrine • Spectacular scenery Cycle through one of the most beautiful […]


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 […]


Iceland Fire and Ice Cycle Challenge 4th-8th Septe...

Duration: 5 days Event Difficulty: 3 stars Pledge: £3,550 • Cycle through one of the world’s most volcanic regions • See countless streams, hot springs and lava fields • Relish the solitude as you ride through a remote region of Iceland • Explore one of Europe’s most eclectic capital cities • Enjoy an indulgent dip […]


Kilimanjaro Trek...

  Duration: 10 days Event difficulty: 5 stars Dates: throughout 2017 & 2018 Climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world! Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m. Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice […]


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 […]


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. […]


Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle – 18th-28th Octobe...

Duration: 11 days  Event Difficulty: 2 Stars  Pledge: £3,250  Date: 18th October 2018 This enchanting cycle explores the cities, royal palaces, dazzling green paddy fields and temples of the Mekong Delta before finishing at Angkor Wat. Pedal your way across two magical countries, taking in the wealth of experiences each has to offer. The Vietnam […]


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 […]