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...

Bungee Jump

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Jump from a crane at 160ft with amazing views of The Thames, Canary Wharf and central London, in support of East London Cares!

This challenge is a great opportunity for all the adrenaline seekers out there - and there's no training or trainers required!

When: Saturday 23rd July and Saturday 10th September 2022
Registration fee: free!
Fundraising Target: £275 per person (includes East London Cares T-Shirt and pin badge)

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

Santa in the City 2022

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It may be cold but a wonderful way of keeping warm and getting into the festive spirit is by getting the blood pumping and completing a 5km fun run dressed as Santa around the City of London.

This is a great team challenge and no previous experience is needed for a 5k like this. The route is relatively flat and you can either run, jog or walk.

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022
Location: St Pauls Cathedral, London
Fundraising target: £75 per Santa or £60 each if you're a team of 5+ (includes free Santa suit)