Challenges

Whether you're a runner, cyclist, walker or adrenaline seeker, we have plenty of challenges to get involved with and we'll support you every step of the way.

Our Fundraising Team will always be there to help; getting you started with attracting sponsors, publicising your event or challenge, offering training tips and putting you in touch with other people who have done similar things. And, of course, we’ll be there to give you a pat on the back too!

 

Dedham Mill to Mill Swim

The Dedham Mill 2 Mill Swim and Picnic isn’t a race. It’s a social swim and a picnic in the heart of idyllic Constable Country. The Mill 2 Mill is part of the Slow Swimming campaign, aimed at encouraging swimmers to take their time and enjoy the opportunity to be out fully immersed in nature. Taking place on Sunday 8th August 2021 this is a 2.4km Social River Swim and Picnic. Entry is £17.50 (under 16s £12.50) If this event has to be postponed you will be offered the choice of either a complete refund, including admin fee or taking part in our 2022 event.

For more information please visit http://www.hamiltonsfitness.co.uk/Mill2Mill.htm

24 Peaks Challenge

This challenge will push us and test our timing and stamina skills – will you join us in ultimate glory?

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, filled with breath taking mountains and valleys – it is the perfect backdrop to this awesome challenge. The days will be long and the trekking really tough, but the rewards of hiking into the heart of this amazing National Park and the accomplishment of conquering 24 peaks will make your efforts worthwhile.

If you have completed the classic 3 Peaks, then this is your next challenge. Exceptional support awaits you and together we can conquer this monster trek.

For more information visit, https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/24-peaks-challenge

Skydive Challenge

HRCC ChallengesMany people push themselves to the limit and make a skydive or parachute jump to raise funds for a worthwhile cause. UK Parachuting work with hundreds of sponsored charities in the UK and around the world. By raising a minimum amount of funds for these good causes you could get your jump for FREE.

If you want to experience every aspect of our sport on your very first jump, a Tandem Skydive is just the thing! Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will enjoy the thrill of free fall and even learn the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute, while securely attached to a highly experienced instructor. All you need to do is smile and enjoy your skydive.

With a tandem parachute especially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breath-taking and unique views of the local area and beyond. We guarantee that your tandem skydive will be one of the greatest experiences of your life.

For more information get in touch with our Fundraising Team today on 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk 

3 Peaks Challenge

Grit and determination are vital to completing this fast paced challenge!

With a target trekking time of 15 hours (the equivalent available trekking time for the traditional 24 hour challenge) or less and a maximum available trekking time of 18 hours, we’ll climb around 9,500 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, but with our support and exceptional care and encouragement we can conquer this classic charity challenge.   We’ll be driving the team through the night, guiding each member up each mountain and even giving the occasional hug and high five when required.  Join our team and tick this classic UK challenge off your list.

For more information please visit https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/3-peaks-challenge

Ben Nevis Trek

Our challenge takes us into the heart of the breath taking Western Highlands in order to conquer the highest peak in Britain set at 1,345m above sea level.

Our trail to the summit is technically easy, but trekking Ben Nevis is a challenge – stamina and determination are a must! The stunning views of the highlands will be with us all the way and provide a fantastic backdrop to one of the most sought after charity challenges in the UK!

Most have not experienced the beauty of the Scottish Highlands so we invite you with us on special journey – don’t underestimate the fun and camaraderie on this UK weekend challenge. Return transport is provided from Glasgow enabling you to just enjoy our experience.

For more information please visit https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/ben-nevis-trek

London 2 Brighton Challenge

Now in its 10th year over 2,000 adventurers will take on the Capital to Coast route and test their grit over the Bank Holiday weekend. Richmond-Upon-Thames is the start, and it’s over the North Downs with wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to half way at Turners Hill. The full 100 km route heads over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way – and with half, quarter, & 10 km distance options also available – there’s a classic challenge here for everyone!

For more information please visit https://ultrachallenge.com/london-2-brighton-challenge/

Inflatable Basildon 5km, 10km and 15km – Saturday 5th June 2021 or Saturday 20th June 2021

Where: Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD

Date: Saturday 5th June 2021 or Saturday 20th June 2021

Entry fee: £30

Fundraising Target: n/a

Distance: Choose between 5km, 10km and 15km.

Basildon will host the UK’s biggest Inflatable course that is packed with over 28 obstacles that just keep getting better and bouncier!

Our NEW two x 2.5k lap course means, LESS Running & MORE Obstacles! You will now tackle 28 gigantic obstacles*.

Warning: These events may cause participants a great deal of fun, excitement and even in most cases laughter! *15 unique gigantic obstacles. Participants will love the foam zone which proudly incorporates the largest foam cannon in the world!

There is a lot less running and much more bouncing on obstacles which makes this event so much fun!

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Hertfordshire 10km and Half Marathon – Sunday 6th June 2021

Where: Knebworth House, Old Knebworth Ln, Stevenage SG1 2AX

Date: Sunday 6th June 2021

Entry fee: free entry

Fundraising Target: £250 sponsorship

Distance: Half Marathon or 10k

The start line is positioned at historical Knebworth House for a dramatic effect, and the half marathon route explores the beautiful gardens of Knebworth Park before leading runners out to the surrounding countryside. The Hertfordshire Half marathon is a Road closed event which gives runners a rare opportunity to have the roads for themselves; this is unprecedented in this neighbourhood.  So get out there and enjoy it.

Knebworth House is protected as a grade 2 listed property and is surrounded by stunning parkland and gardens. Runners, friends and their families will enjoy a great day out and can take advantage of the properties adventure playground and children’s attractions.

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Goodwood Motor Circuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k or 5k – Sunday 4th July 2021 or Sunday 26th September 2021

Where: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex

Date: Sunday 4th July 2021 or Sunday 26th September 2021

Entry fee: Free

Fundraising Target: £250

Distance: Choose between Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k or 5k.

Join us for a unique opportunity to run Half Marathon, Marathon, 10k or 5k at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit.

Located at the foot of the Sussex Downs, the track is the only classic circuit in the world to remain entirely in its original form. Goodwood Motor Circuit originally opened its gates to the public on September 1948, to host Britain’s very first post-war motor race meeting at a permanent venue.

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Brighton Marathon – Sunday 12th September 2021

Where: Preston Park, Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 6SD

Date: Sunday 12th September 2021

Entry fee: free entry

Fundraising Target: £350 sponsorship

Distance: Marathon

The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK’s favourite 26.2-milers. With a stunning backdrop of the sea in one of the country’s most vibrant cities, the race gets bigger and better every year. Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront. The marathon is just one part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend, an event that also encompasses The Mini Mile Races, the BM10k and the Brighton Marathon Exhibition.

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Hampton Court Half Marathon, 5km, 10km or 15km – Sunday 19th September 2021

Where: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

Date: Sunday 19th September 2021

Entry fee: free

Fundraising Target: £500

Distance: Choose between Half Marathon, 5km, 10km or 15km.

The race will start inside the gates of Hampton Court Palace and finish in its beautiful gardens. After you’ve finished your race you can visit the famous maze and the world’s largest grape vine.

One of the main benefits Hampton Court Palace has to offer for running is being places next to the River Thames. This means that the ground around and inside the palace is flat.

If you’re gearing up for the London Marathon, the palace half is perfectly placed for those wanting to test themselves over half the distance. If you’re not doing the marathon then it’s also good for those wanting to combine a long Sunday run while visiting one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions.

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Virgin Money London Marathon – Sunday 3rd October 2021

Starting in historical Greenwich and finishing in The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace, this world-renowned route takes in many of London’s top sights whilst hundreds of thousands of supporters line the streets. 40,000 runners will set off at 10am on the famous 26.2 miles.

In 2019, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity were blown away by the dedication and commitment of their marathon team; 10 runners took part and worked extremely hard to raise a massive £32,000!

Congratulations to all of those lucky enough to receive a  ballot place; if you missed out this year we have spaces available to run in aid of us in October 2021 or you could plan ahead and choose to run in April 2022.

For more information get in touch today by calling 01245 380719 or emailing fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 10th October 2021

Where: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH

Date: Sunday 10th October 2021

Entry fee: free entry

Fundraising Target: £350 sponsorship

Distance: Half Marathon

This is the most spectacular half marathon that central London has to offer – it is truly a unique event.

Charity runners will glide through four of London’s most beautiful Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St James and Green Park. The 13.1m extraordinary route brushes past London’s most famous landmarks whilst the roads are closed specifically for this event. Charity runners will see iconic landmarks up, close and personal like never before, including: The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

The event is a beautiful event with charity at its heart and has raised in excess of £40 million for charity.

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

London Supernova Run – Saturday 27th November 2021

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton St, London E20 2AD

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021

Entry fee: Free

Fundraising Target: £250

Distance: 5k

Go on an enchanting journey of light and sound at the Supernova Run 5K!

Expect to be swept away on a distinctly magical experience as dusk falls on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London and grace the grounds of World Athletics Champions!

Not only are these events fantastic 5k timed runs held in beautiful, iconic venues but they also give family and friends the chance to spend an evening together doing something a little different but a lot of fun!

Nothing will motivate you more than fundraising for a cause you really care about, so what are you waiting for?

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Santa in the City – Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd December 2021

Where: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE

Date: Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd December 2021

Entry fee: £29.50

Fundraising Target: n/a

Distance: 5k

The route will start with you crossing the world famous Millennium Bridge. You will then run along the South Bank, continue over Southwark Bridge, pass the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and then head through the City to the finish in Paternoster Square.

You thought it couldn’t get better! Once again, this is a truly iconic route! No previous experience is needed for a 5k like this. The route is relatively flat and you can either run, jog or walk. Do bring all the family along. This event will definitely get you feeling festive!

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Virgin Money London Marathon – Sunday 24th April 2022

Where: City of London

Date: Sunday 24th April 2022

Entry fee: £125

Fundraising Target: £2,000

Starting in historical Greenwich and finishing in The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace, this world-renowned route takes in many of London’s top sights whilst hundreds of thousands of supporters line the streets. 40,000 runners will set off at 10am on the famous 26.2 miles.

We would love for you to run for us in 2022 so apply for a ballot place today by clicking the button above.

For more information get in touch today by calling 01245 380719 or emailing fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

Lee Valley Velopark 5km, 10km, 10 miles and Half Marathon – Various Dates

Where: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Rd, London E20 3AB

Dates: Saturday 29th May 2021

Saturday 26th June 2021

Saturday 31st July 2021

Saturday 28th August 2021

Saturday 25th September 2021

Entry fee: Free

Fundraising Target: £250

Distance: Choose between 5km, 10km, 10 miles or Half Marathon.

The Lee Valley VeloPark series offers you a chance to run a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k or Kids Race on this unique one mile Moto GP styled circuit. We also have a free kids mile for you to bring any young ones along with you and make a day of it.

The Lee Valley VeloPark’s one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split chip timed for you to view after the race. As one of the London 2012 Olympic venues you can’t help but feel inspired to give it your all on this course as we are there to cheer you all the way round to the finish!!

For more information regarding this event or to register to take part call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

For more information on any of these challenges please call our Fundraising Team on 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

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