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 is to take a look at the variety of events below and see what kind of event you would like to do. Then call us for a chat on 01865 343851 about supporting your event & fundraising – we can give you lots of advice as well as a sports t-shirt and help to set up a Just Giving page.

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

We often take walking, cycling 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!

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

TrekFest The Beacons – Saturday 6th July 2019

The Brecon Beacons National Park is full of stunning scenery, rolling countryside and impressive mountains.

This incredible mountain range runs through the centre of South Wales and is a training ground of the SAS – it will test you to your limits with challenging climbs and steep descents. Both the 25km and 50km routes venture to the summit of Pen Y Fan – the highest peak in southern Britain. From here you’ll witness just how beautiful and diverse this National Park really is!


Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12 mile-long obstacle courses that test mental and physical strength. Find one near you




Oxford Half – Sunday 13th October 2019

The fast and flat 13.1 mile route kicks off from Oxford City centre, and speeds by World-famous museums, universities, and parks. You’ll dash through historic city streets, cross over the River Cherwell, out into the charming village of Old Marston, and back past the spectacular University Colleges.

Live music, local bands and DJs will be on course to motivate trailblazing participants all the way to the finish line.

Prudential RideLondon – 3-4 August 2019

A cycling challenge like no other. Celebrating the cycling legacy of the London 2012 Olympics, the Prudential RideLondon will start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, follow a 100 mile route on closed roads into Surrey’s stunning countryside, and will finish on The Mall in central London. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the World’s best cyclists, this will be a truly spectacular event for all involved.

Visit or  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