Challenge events

Have you ever wanted to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro with the African sunrise? Join a fun 5km colour-run in your local park? Cycle to Paris with hundreds of other triumphant athletes? Trek through Scottish glens or run through traffic-free London streets? There are a wealth of brilliant challenge events out there and you could make it all worthwhile by doing it for charity – if you have a dream or an idea just speak to us at Footsteps Foundation and we can help tailor-make a fundraising experience of a lifetime for individuals and groups.

A good starting point for you is to take a look at the variety of events for which we can offer places to a limited number of people.

The majority of children we support at Footsteps are often unable to participate in walks and runs, simply because they do not have the independent physical ability to do so.

We often take walking and running for granted so what better way of giving something back to those who aren’t so lucky, than by using your legs to help disabled children access intensive physiotherapy. Together we can fund a footstep and help begin a journey.

Richie and Stevie

We would love you to fundraise through one of these events.  These are some examples but feel free to find your own.

Victoria Park 5K 10K & Half Marathon – December 2nd 2017

A 5k, 10k or half marathon in London’s oldest public park. Victoria Park borders South Hackney and Bow in the East end of London. The wide, flat paths offer a brilliant opportunity for a personal best.  Each Mile is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Tough Mudder – London West Weekend 1 – 28 April 2018

 Event Overview

 Awesome Venue, exciting new course

We’ll be returning to the beautiful Culden Faw Estate to kick off the 2018 season in style. Tough Mudder Half London West (weekend 1) promises a brand new course, featuring tons of fresh mud and plenty of obstacles all set against a countryside backdrop.

 5 Miles, 13 Obstacles

Tough Mudder Half London West is every Mudders dream. Prepare for a course that’s dripping in mud and crammed full of our most exciting obstacles that demand top teamwork. Whether you take friends with you or make them there in the mud you won’t find a better way to spend the weekend.

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Vitality London 10000 – 28th May 2018

The Vitality London 10,000 starts and finishes in St James’s Park and uses Green Park as its assembly area.

The race starts on The Mall and finishes on Spur Road opposite Buckingham Palace. Runners follow a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. The course passes many of London’s famous sights including Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

Each kilometre will be clearly marked. A timing mat at the halfway point will take your 5km split time. There are water stations at 3km and 6.5km. Toilets will be placed close to 3km, 5km and 7km for runners’ use.

2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 – 27 to Sunday 29 July 2018

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

You can enter the public ballot to get a place

London to Paris Tour de France 2018 – 25th-29th July

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the best cycling experiences in Europe. Add some Tour de France excitement into the mix and you will have enjoyed simply the best road cycling challenge on offer. Entering Paris in one large peloton, the crowds will be cheering thinking the Tour has reached the city one day early! The atmosphere is simply electric!


Visit for more information and get in touch with us to register through Footsteps. This has loads of challenge events to consider.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these events, please email