Challenge and Overseas Events

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, Global Adventure Challenges 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

Japan’s Mount Fuji and Lakes Trek – 27...

10 Days      Registration Fee £750     Minimum Sponsorship £6,500 The challenge will take you through national parks that surround Fuji and as you summit various peaks you catch glimpses the five lakes and the final prize of Mount Fuji.  The spectacular views of one of the most painted mountains will inspire you and keep you hiking […]


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 […]


Isle of Wight Challenge – 2nd-3rd May 2020...

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!


London 2 Brighton Challenge – 25th-26th 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 of your choice, or just do it for yourself and go for it!


Cotswold Way Challenge – 27th-28th June 2020...

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.


Snowdon by Night...

Dates: Assorted dates throughout 2019 & 2020 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...

3 Days         £75 Registration Fee             Minimum Sponsorship £760 Assorted dates throughout 2019 and 2020 With a total trekking time of 15 hours or less, we’ll climb around 10,000 feet and have walked approx. 22 miles. It’s no wonder this charity challenge is the most highly regarded trekking challenge in the UK! A tough challenge, yes, […]


TrekFest – The Peaks – 31st August 201...

When you sign up for TrekFest – The Peaks, you will be signing up to take on the ultimate UK charity challenge in one of the UK’s most stunning National Parks – The Peak District. We promise that TrekFest 2019 will deliver an emotional yet rewarding experience – you’ll discover another side to yourself while raising money and awareness for any charity that you choose. Whether you’re a first timer or a hardened TrekFester; whatever your reasons for signing up; whatever you hope to achieve, TrekFest will push you to your limits but prove that anything is possible!


South Coast Challenge – 31st August-1st Sept...

Back for 2019 – 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 spire of historic Arundel comes into view and a welcome finish line after 100km and an amazing personal journey.


Marathon Walk London – 28th September 2019...

A 26.2 mile movie themed walk around London, taking in some of the capital’s iconic sights and less-visited corners. Our route passes locations used in 26 films, from classics including Chariots of Fire and The Italian Job to Bond and Harry Potter films, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually, the Da Vinci Code … and a huge variety of other hits of the silver screen. With some spots instantly-recognizable and others more obscure, we guarantee you will be hitting the pause button as you watch these films again – but you have to reach the end first!


Land’s End to John O’Groats...

Assorted dates throughout 2019 and 2020 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 […]


Overseas Events

The Road to Mandalay (Cycle Burma)- October 2019 &...

The Road to Mandalay (Cycle Burma)- October 2019 & 2020 Cycling is the perfect way for us to discover the real Burma, untouched by tourism. Taking on 360km, we will experience some of the highlights of this stunning country, which is only just re-opening its doors to tourists, including the magnificent archaeological site of Bagan […]


Japan’s Mount Fuji and Lakes Trek – 27...

10 Days      Registration Fee £750     Minimum Sponsorship £6,500 The challenge will take you through national parks that surround Fuji and as you summit various peaks you catch glimpses the five lakes and the final prize of Mount Fuji.  The spectacular views of one of the most painted mountains will inspire you and keep you hiking […]


Cycle California – 21st-29th September 2019...

Registration Fee: £475                                    Pledge: £4,600 Our Challenge is to cycle just over 400km in 5 days from the mountains of the Golden State, to the Pacific Coast and into the spectacular San Francisco. We kick off this road […]


Sahara Trek – 7th – 12th November 2019...

Duration: 5 days  Event Difficulty: 3 stars   Registration Fee: £199  Pledge: £1,950  Available dates: 7th – 12th November 2019 and 6th-11th November 2020 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 […]


Everest Base Camp 9th – 27th November 2019...

Dates: Assorted throughout 2019 and 2020 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 […]


The Himalayan Trek, Nepal – 17th-26th April ...

The Himalayan Trek, Nepal – 17th-26th April 2020 This breath taking charity challenge takes place in the stunning Annapurna region of the Himalayas of Nepal – home to some of the highest mountains in the world – it’s pure Himalayan magic! The highlight of this spectacular charity trek will be the summit of Poon Hill […]


The Lapland Husky Trail- 28th March – 4th April ...

The Lapland Husky Trail- 28th March – 4th April 2020 Our charity challenge is to sled 270km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi! Our challenge begins in the Arctic city of Tromso, where we make our way to the Dog […]


Milan to Monaco Cycle- 30th September- 4th October...

Milan to Monaco Cycle- 30th September- 4th October 2020 Incorporating breath taking mountain climbs and stunning coastal vistas, this exciting cycle ride takes you from the splendour of Milan to the magnificence of Monaco, playground of the rich and famous. With just 3 days in the saddle to cover 240 miles, the cycling will be […]


Big Heart Bike Ride South Africa – 6th – 1...

9 Days              Registration Fee £299                Minimum Sponsorship £3900 Join the next Big Heart Bike Ride in South Africa for a 400km cycle along the world-renowned Garden Route. You will kick off this cycle challenge in the wonderful lagoon town of Brenton-on-Sea, alongside […]


Cycle Africa – 3rd – 11th October 2020...

                Dates:  3rd-11th October 2020 Prices vary depending on dates chosen Cycle from the lower slops of Mt Kilimanjaro, through both Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks which boast some of this planet’s most amazing wildlife. We’ll ride through the Great Rift Valley and into Maasai villages to […]


Great Wall of China Trek 2019-2020...

Assorted dates throughout 2019 and 2020  Prices vary depending on dates chosen Stretching 6000km in a dotted line across China, the Great Wall was begun in the 5th Century BC. As it snakes across the mountains it conjures up a sense of history which is difficult to grasp until you have had the opportunity to […]


Carcassonne to Barcelona Cycle – 15th –...

15th – 20th September 2020  Registration Fee: £249 Minimum Sponsorship: £1650 This challenging, spectacular ride takes us from the beautiful fortified city of Carcassonne, through the rolling hills of Cathar country before reaching the mighty Pyrenees. Here we tackle the long twisting climb of the Port d’Envalira (2408m), in the tiny mountainous kingdom of Andorra; […]


Trek Cuba 2019 & 2020...

Assorted dates throughout 2019 and 2020  Prices vary depending on dates chosen Duration: 10 Days   Difficulty: 2 stars Cuba, described as the pearl of the Caribbean, is a gem of an island known as much for its unique, colourful culture and history as for its golden beaches. Vintage cars, art deco mansions, colonial plazas and […]


Arctic Adventure 2020...

Dates: assorted dates throughout 2020 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, pushing ourselves […]


Croatian Mountain Trek...

Dates: Assorted dates throughout 2019 and 2020 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 peninsula, […]


London to Amsterdam Cycle – 10th-14th June 2...

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 in any cyclists dream city – […]


London to Paris Bike Ride – 18th-22nd Sept 2...

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 – September 2019 & 202...

Dates:  7th – 15th September 2019 & 5th-13th September 2020 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 […]


Zambezi River Challenge – 2019 & 2020...

Duration: 10 days  Pledge: £4570 (excluding £495 Reg Fee)  Next available date: 10th-19th October 2019 and 8th-17th October 2020 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 […]


Trek to Machu Picchu...

Duration: 10 days   Date:Assorted dates throughout 2019 and 2020 Gruelling yet rewarding, the Trek to Machu Picchu challenge follows the spectacular and uncrowded Lares Valley route, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, raging rivers, hot springs and remote mountain communities. Supported by our experienced leader and guides, the hike is slow, allowing for acclimatisation to the altitude 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...

  Duration: 10 days Event difficulty: 5 stars Dates: throughout 2019 & 2020 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 […]


Slovenia to Croatia Cycle – 7th-11th October...

  Duration: 4 Days                    Registration Fee: £150                   Pledge: £749 With breathtaking scenery right from the start, this cycle is one that will last long in your memory. The combinations of rolling coastline climbs meeting the blue Adriatic Sea […]


Icelandic Lava Trek...

Assorted dates throughout 2019 & 2020 Home to some of Europe’s most incredible landscapes, the Iceland Lava Trek takes in thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords and spouting geysers. Crossing the phenomenal Landmannalaugar, the route is through one of the most actively volcanic and alien landscapes in Iceland, providing awe-inspiring view at every step. […]


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. But you don’t have to be a professional rider yourself to take part in the London to Paris cycle rides. […]


Cycle Madagascar – 25th Sept – 4th Oct 202...

Dates: 25th September – 4th October 2020 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 […]


Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle – 29th Sept-8th Oc...

Duration: 11 days  Event Difficulty: 2 Stars  Pledge: £3,250 Registration Fee: £399  Date: 29th September – 8th October 2019 This enchanting cycle explores the cities, royal palaces, dazzling green paddy fields and templ8es of the Mekong Delta before finishing at Angkor Wat. Pedal your way across two magical countries, taking in the wealth of experiences each has […]


Thailand Cycling Tour – 23rd November – 2n...

Duration:10 days Registration Fee: £320 Pledge: £1599 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 […]