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 get in touch with Rob at [email protected]. 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! 

Santa In The City

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What?: 5k fun run
When?: Thursday, 2 December 2021
Where?: Central London 
Fundraising target: £100
Registration fee: FREE

Don your Santa suit and feel festive for this 5k fun run through central London. Costume included!

You'll be joned by hundreds of ther santas, starting at Tower Bridge, running past iconc sights including the Globe Theatre and St Paul's Cathdral, and finishing on St Peter's Hill. The perfect route for those new running, or those seeking Christmas cheer, and that well deserved post-run mulled wine.

Inflatable 5k

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What?: 5k obstacle course
Where?: Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ
Fundraising target: £150
Registration fee: FREE

The biggest, bounciest and best inflatable obstacle course in the UK with 28 humongous obstacles.

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) 
Registration: £10 (50km) / £15 (100km) after
Minimum fundraising target: £395 (50km) / £595 (100km) 

This year, Team East London Cares is taking on the London 2 Brighton Challenge! Join us to walk from London to Crawley (56km) or London to Brighton (100km).

Our walks are the highlight of our challenge calendar. Not only are they a test of stamina and determination, but they are also an amazing team event, where you'll might find you make friends for life, as well as new walking buddies. Start off in beautiful Richmond, where you'll follow the river down to Kingston before you traverse across to Brighton over the beautiful south downs.

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