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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: London Royal Parks Challenge (42km walk)
Where: London
When: 7th August 2021 

What: Thames Path Challenge (25km, 50km, or 100km walk)
Where: Thames Path
When: 11th/12th September 2021

What: The Purbeck 16 or 27 miles Walking Challenge
Where: Dorset
When: 18th September 2021

What: Chilterns 50 Challenge (25km or 50km walk)
Where: Henley
When: 25th/26th September 2021

What: Three Peaks Challenge
Where: England, Scotland, Wales
When: Various dates throughout 2021

Running events

Secure a place in the race…

What: Oxford Ultra (66 miles)
Where: Bablock Hythe
When: 6th August 2021

What: Cotswold Chase 10-mile Road Race
Where: Witney
When: 4th September 2021

What: Great North Run – half marathon
Where: Newcastle
When: 12th September 2021

What: Run Wytham Woods (10km race or 1-mile family fun run)
Where: Oxford
When: 10th October 2021

Cycling events

Pedal for a medal!

What: Ride Oxford (25, 50 or 80-mile rides)
Where: Oxford
When: 11th July 2021

What: Chiltern Classic Sportive (50km, 91km, or 122km rides)
Where: Oxford
When: 31st July 2021

What: Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge (200km ride)
Where: Whitehaven
When: 11th to 12th September 2021

What: London to Paris Bike Ride (278 miles)
Where: London to Paris
When: 22nd to 26th September 2021

Swimming events

Make a splash to raise some cash!

What: 4km Lock to Lock
Where: Oxford
When: 20th June 2021

What: English Riveria Swim (3km, 1500m or 750m)
Where: Devon
When: 4th July 2021

What: Outdoor Swimmer – Henley Swim Festival (distances ranging from 200m to 4-miles)
Where: Henley
When: 11th July 2021

What: Conquer the Chilterns River Swim (0.75km, 1.5km or 3km)
Where: Henley
When: 29th August 2021

Skydiving events

Take to the sky for Sobell…

What: Skydive for Charity
Where: Various locations
When: Various dates throughout 2021

Other events

Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraisers!

What: Bubble Rush (5km fun run)
Where: Reading
When: 20th June 2021

What: Wing Walking Challenge
Where: Essex
When: 6th August 2021

What: Inflatable 5km Obstacle Run
Where: Bicester
When: 7th August 2021

What: Blenheim 7km Fun Run
Where: Woodstock
When: 10th October 2021

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.