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Find a Challenge

There are lots of different ways you can get involved, challenge yourself, and support Sobell House.

Listed below are some local and further afield events which you could take part in and help raise vital funds. Once you’ve decided which challenge you’d like to take on, please register on the event website and then get in touch with us so we can help your fundraising to make the biggest impact possible. We can provide you with fundraising advice, Sobell House balloons, t-shirts or vests, and collection buckets or tins.

Top tip: remember you can fundraise for Sobell House individually, with family or friends, or on behalf of your company. Whichever way you choose we’re here to support you all the way!

Walking events

Will you step up for Sobell?

What: Three Peaks Challenge
Where: England, Scotland, Wales
When: Various dates throughout 2022

What: London Winter Walk (half or full marathon)
Where: The Oval Cricket Ground, London
When: 29th and 30th January 2022

What: Ridgeway 40 (40 miles)
Where: Overton Hill, Wiltshire
When: 7th May 2022 

What: Ridgeway Challenge 86 miles
Where: Tring to Avebury
When: 27-28 August 2022

What: Thames Path Challenge 25km, 50km or 100km
Where: Putney Bridge, London
When: 10-11 September 2022

Running events

Secure a place in the race…

What: Woodcote 10km
Where: Woodcote Village Hall
When: 9th January 2022

What: London Lankmarks Half Marathon
Where: Westminster and the City
When: 3rd April 2022

What: Town and Gown 10k
Where: Oxford
When: 8th May 2022

What: Chiltern Chase 5km, 10km or 15km
Where: Ewelme School
When: 5th June 2022

What: Heyford Airbase Duathlon and Runway Races (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or Family Mile)
Where: Bicester
When: 19th June 2022

What: Cotswold Way Challenge 25km, 50km, or 100km
Where: Circencester
When: 25th-26th June 2022

Cycling events

Pedal for a medal!

What: Great North Swim (250m, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km, or 10km)
Where: Lake Windemere
When: 10th-12th June 2022

What: The Chilterns Classic (50 miles, 91km or 122km)
Where: Horspath Athletics & Sport Ground
When: 18th June 2022

What: Hook Norton Brewery Sportive (60km or 98km)
Where: Cotswolds 
When: 21st August 2022

What: Bike Oxford (25, 50, or 80 miles)
Where: Oxford
When: Date not yet released 

Swimming events

Make a splash to raise some cash!

What: Great North Swim (250m, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km, or 10km)
Where: Lake Windemere
When: 10th-12th June 2022

What: Oxford Classic 1-Mile Swim
Where: Donnington Bridge
When: Date not yet announced

What: Lock to Lock 4K Swim
Where: Eynsham
When: Date not yet announced

What: Lock to Lock Swim Run (1.2km swim, 7km run, 1.6km swim, 320m dash, 1km swim, 6km run)
Where: Eynsham
When: Date not yet announced

What: Lock to Lock 10K Swim
Where: Farmoor
When: Date not yet announced

Skydiving events

Take to the sky for Sobell…

What: Skydive for Charity
Where: Various locations
When: Various dates throughout 2022

Other events

Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraisers!

What: Wing Walking Challenge
Where: Essex
When: Various dates April-October 2022

What: Blenheim Triathlon
Where: Blenheim Palace
When: 28-29th May 2022

What: Color Obstacle Rush (5k fun run)
Where: Various locations including Windsor, London and Milton Keynes
When: Various dates throughout 2022

Do it yourself…

You may prefer to set your own challenge. It could be walking 5km every day for a month, completing an ultramarathon, doing a workout in fancy dress – the options are endless!

If an active challenge isn’t your thing, why not plan a fundraiser instead? We’ve had supporters brave the shave, organise a bake sale, host live events, and so much more.

Remember that any fundraiser or challenge you do would make such a big difference to us, and we’d love to chat to you about your ideas.