Take on a challenge

Our challenge fundraising heroes make our programmes possible by running, wheeling, walking, swimming and raising vital funds for our community. Taking on a challenge for East London Cares is the perfect way to push yourself, have fun and make a huge difference.

By taking on a challenge for East London Cares, you’ll get;

  • A reduced registration fee for most events;

  • All of the admin taken care of - so you can focus on training!;

  • Support from our friendly team every step of the way, and tips and resources to reach your fundraising goal;

  • A free East London Cares t shirt and badge;

  • The opportunity to meet and train with other fundraisers taking on the challenge for us;

  • Personalised updates on the difference you’ve made to older and younger neighbours across east London. 

Below are some of the main events team East London Cares are taking on this year. 

If you have questions about fundraising targets, deadlines or anything else challenge fundraising, check out our FAQ page here. Or contact us and someone from the team will get back to you. Struggling to see a challenge to match your vibe? We have access to spots in hundreds of events across the country and internationally via Run for Charity. See what’s on offer here and get in touch to book your spot. Or, if you’d like to take on a different challenge or create your own, we’d love to hear from you! 

Coming up this year...

The Hackney Half Marathon

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When?: Sunday, 22 May 2022
Where?: Hackney Marshes
Fundraising target: £350
Registration fee: £15

Put those lockdown running skills to the test in one of the most popular running events in London.

London 2 Brighton Challenge

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When?: Saturday 29th May / Sunday 30th May (100km challengers)
Where?: Begins in Old Deer Park, Richmond 
Registration: £10 (56km) / £15 (100km) after
Minimum fundraising target: £395 (56km) / £595 (100km) 

Join us to walk from London to Crawley (56km) or London to Brighton (100km). Our walks are the highlight of our challenge calendar -  they are an amazing team event, where you'll might find you make friends for life, as well as new walking buddies. 

London Thames Bridge Trek

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Join over 2000 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from the Putney Bridge start we had East towards the City, zig-zagging over the array of 16 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story – and a mid point rest stop at The Oval Cricket Ground for some snacks & drinks. 25km later, it’s a party style finish line celebration in Southwark Park past the final crossing – the majestic Tower Bridge. This is great for groups of colleagues, friends and family.

When: 10th September 2022
Registration fee: £10
Minimum fundraising target: £250

Royal Parks Half Marathon

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Join the East London Cares team and take on the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2022 on Sunday 9th October 2022.

This stunning central London Half Marathon (21km), takes place in some of London's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

When: Sunday 9th October 2022
Registration fee: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £350