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Runner being hugged at the end of the London Marathon

Great Ireland Run

Event date to be confirmed

Hosted in Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Trekker on the Great Wall of China

Conquer the Great Wall of China

14 April 2016 to 23 April 2016

An amazing experience that will leave you with fantastic memories of China, its history and culture.

Two Arthritis Research UK banners

Great Edinburgh Run

Event date to be confirmed

The UK's most scenic urban 10 mile course.

EH16 5BT

A group of runners after a run

Great Manchester Run

Event date to be confirmed

The Great Manchester Run is Britain's premier 10k running event and will be returning to the streets of Manchester.

M1 4BH

Runner

Great Women's 10k

Event date to be confirmed

Join 10,000 women for the biggest UK-based women-only race.

Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41

Scottish Half Marathon logo and date

Scottish Half Marathon

18 September 2016

If you've never run before or this will be your 100th running event, you can't afford to miss out on what is going to be the 'must-do' running event of 2016.

Meadowmill Sports Centre, EH33 1LZ

three skydivers

Choose your skydive location

01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Choose from 20 different locations across the UK on various dates to do your skydive challenge.

Stack of coins

Coin Challenge

01 April 2017 to 30 November 2017

Join our Macclesfield & District Branch in celebrating 40 amazing years of fundraising by taking part in their coin challenge. Collect 40 coins for Arthritis Research UK.

5 Fairview Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8NZ

Cheque presentation with singing group and branch member

Spring into Song: A concert with vocal ensemble Cappriccio

01 April 2017

Following last year's success, our Macclesfield & District Branch invite you to join them at a spring concert with vocal ensemble Cappriccio.

Macclesfield United Reformed Church, Park Green, Macclesfield, SK11 7NA

Team A

London 10,000

29 May 2017

Join Team A for London’s best 10k race, taking a scenic tour around the streets of the capital.

SW1A 2BJ

Great North Swim logo

Great North Swim

09 June 2017 to 11 June 2017

Take on the UK's largest open water swimming event and support Arthritis Research UK.

Lake Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LP

Cyclists

Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle

13 June 2017 to 26 June 2017

Experience this trip from the bottom to the top of the British Isles. A truly memorable adventure.

Great East Swim logo

Great East Swim

17 June 2017

Suffolk hosts the Great East Swim with a ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5k and 10k swimming challenge to choose from.

Alton Water, Suffolk, IP9 2RY

Arc de Troomphe in Paris

London 2 Paris 24hr

30 June 2017 to 02 July 2017

Why not do this cross-Channel cycle challenge in just 24 hours?

Paris, 75007

Great London Swim logo

Great Newham London Swim

Event date to be confirmed

Take on this urban London open water swim for Arthritis Research UK.

Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1AL

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European cycling series

26 July 2017

Three incredible challenges, 6 beautiful destinations, one unforgettable experience.

view of the Eiffel Tower

London to Paris

26 July 2017 to 31 July 2017

Visit two of the world’s most beautiful and cultural cities and immerse yourself in the beautiful picturesque landscapes.

Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, 7007

Great Manchester Swim logo

Great Manchester Swim

Event date to be confirmed

Join Team A for this 1 mile open water swim in Manchester’s Salford Quays.

Salford Quays , M50 3AZ

Great Scottish Swim logo

Great Scottish Swim

26 August 2017

Join Team A at Loch Lomond for this open water swim in August.

Loch Lomond, G83 8QL

Trek Iceland

Trek Iceland

30 August 2017 to 03 September 2017

A stunning journey through the wilds of Iceland, trekking across lava and snow fields, wading up glacial rivers, hiking past hot springs and exploring the incredible Thorsmork valley.

Landmannalaugaregur, Iceland

A view of lake Geneve surrounded by flowers and moutains

Paris to Geneva

03 September 2017 to 09 September 2017

Two cities, 6 days, 2 Countries. Join the 2nd leg of the London to Nice trip and cycle through the beautiful scenery from Paris to Geneva.

Geneva, 1200

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Geneva to Nice

08 September 2017 to 13 September 2017

The third instalment in this beautiful European Cycling series takes you on a spectacular journey through scenic Alps and Provence.

Geneva, 1201

Old Town Square Prague

Prague Grand Prix 10k

09 September 2017

Part of the RunCzech series, this Gold Label IAAF Road Race is not to be missed!

Prague

River Danube Budapest

Budapest Half Marathon

10 September 2017

Take on this running sightseeing tour of Budapest in September.

Budapest

Open water swimmer in orange swimming hat

Swim Serpentine 2017

16 September 2017

Back for 2017 - take on this open water swimming challenge in the Serpentine, Hyde Park.

Serpentine, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Eiffel Tower Paris

Paris to Versailles

24 September 2017

Take on this Parisian run from the heart of Paris out towards Versailles on a beautiful 10-mile route.

Paris

Bournemouth Pier at night

Bournemouth Supernova 5k

07 October 2017

The BMF Supernova 5K is a great start to your running journey and a chance of being part of one of the UK’s top autumn running festivals.

Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ

Bournemouth Pier at the running festival

Bournemouth Supersonic 10k

07 October 2017

Where will you find family friendly entertainment, sun, sea, sand and streets full of runners…Bournemouth marathon festival that’s where.

Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ

A group of runners after a run

Bournemouth Half Marathon

08 October 2017

With half marathons ever growing in popularity, Bournemouth half marathon is right up there. If this isn’t on your to do list… it should be.

Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth, BH7 6JD

Run the Bournemouth Marathon Festival group of runners cheering

Bournemouth Marathon

08 October 2017

Join us in 2017 for the 5th edition of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival. This stunning marathon is impressive not only for its scenic backdrop but also for its eclectic route.

Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth, BH7 6JD

Amsterdam Canal

Amsterdam Half Marathon

15 October 2017

Have your own grandstand finish in the Olympic Stadium at the Amsterdam Half Marathon.

Amsterdam

River Liffey Dublin

Dublin Marathon

29 October 2017

Take on the Dublin Marathon in 2017 in Ireland's capital city.

Dublin

Panathenaic Stadium Athens

Athens Authentic Marathon

12 November 2017

Join Team A for the 35th Anniversary Athens Authentic Marathon – the birth place of the marathon.

Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens

Mount Kilimanjaro

Rongai Route

01 February 2018 to 11 February 2018

This 11 day trek is the only route that approaches from the north and starts in the most remote location to take on the least frequented trails on Kilimanjaro.

Trekkers on Kilimanjaro

Lemosho Route

15 March 2018 to 25 March 2018

Over 11 days this route takes in some of the best features of the mountain including rainforest, lots of wildlife and great views above the cloud line.

Sumit of Kilimanjaro

Machame Route

16 March 2018 to 25 March 2018

The Machame Route 10 day trek starts from the south west side and approaches the summit via Barafu Camp & Stella Point. The most popular route on Kilimanjaro.

London Landmarks Half Marathon logo

London Landmarks Half Marathon

25 March 2018

Brand new for 2018 – take on this half marathon in the heart of London with a difference.

Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LP

Team A runner Will

Manchester Marathon

08 April 2018

Awarded the official title of the UK’s best marathon twice, this fast and flat route is a favourite amongst marathon runners.

Manchester, M16 0PX

Inca Trail

Trek Peru - Inca Trail

10 April 2018 to 19 April 2018

Travel to Peru in 2018 and take on the incredible Machu Picchu trek.

Team A runner Karly

Brighton Marathon

15 April 2018

Against a stunning backdrop of vibrant city and beautiful coastline Brighton Marathon is the perfect way to kick off your Spring 2018.

Brighton

Team A runner Joe

Virgin Money London Marathon

22 April 2018

Take on the UK’s biggest and best marathon in the heart of our capital city!

Blackheath Common, SE3

Walkers at the foot of a mountain

Climb Kilimanjaro

01 May 2018

A Kilimanjaro climb is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and you can choose from three routes on this iconic climb!

Africa

Isle of Wight Challenge logo

Isle of Wight Challenge

05 May 2018 to 06 May 2018

Great challenges need great settings – and there’s none better than the Islands costal path.

Runners on the coastal path

Full Island Challenge

05 May 2018 to 06 May 2018

Walk, run or jog your way around the Isle of Wight for the full island challenge.

Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2JF

Women overlooking on the cliff celebrating

Half Island Challenge

05 May 2018

Two different half island routes to choose from when taking on the incredible terrains of the Isle of Wight.

Chale, Isle of Wight , PO38 2JF

Coastal Path Sign

Quarter Island Challenge

05 May 2018

The first or last leg - take on the quarter island challenge in 2018.

Chale, Isle of Wight , PO38 2JF

An Arthritis Research UK runner celebrating during their run

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k

26 May 2018

Whether this is your first race or you’re looking for a personal best, this fast and flat 5k is great for runners of all abilities.

EH8 8AS

An Arthritis Research UK runner smiling during their run

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10k

26 May 2018

Take the plunge and immerse yourself in this fantastic family friendly event over the May bank holiday weekend.

EH8 8AS

London2Brighton Challenge Logo

London2Brighton Challenge

26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

Run by Action Challenge the London2Brighton Challenge is a 100km or 56km route which demands lots of teamwork, grit and determination!

Richmond Park, Richmond, London

Finishers at the London2Brighton Challenge

London2Brighton - Full Challenge

26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

100km starting from Richmond, taking on the North Downs, South Downs and heading out to the seaside town of Brighton East Sussex.

Old Deer Park, Richmond

Walkers in a line

London2Brighton - Half challenge

26 May 2018

Take on the half challenge of the iconic London2Brighton Challenge.

Old Deer Park, Richmond

Walkers going uphill

London2Brighton - Quarter challenge

26 May 2018

Take on a slice of this epic challenge by enjoying the quarter challenge.

Old Deer Park, Richmond

A group of Arthritis Research UK runners

Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Half Marathon

27 May 2018

As half marathons continuing to grow in popularity in the UK, the Edinburgh Half Marathon is a must do event for beginners, and seasoned runners alike.

EH8 8AS

A runner

Edinburgh Marathon

27 May 2018

Voted the UK's fasted marathon by Runners World in 2008, the Edinburgh Marathon has grown in popularity year on year and is now considered second only to the London Marathon.

EH7 5DP

A group of Arthritis Research UK runners

Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Hairy Haggis Relay

27 May 2018

The Hairy Haggis relay covers the same 26.2 miles as the Marathon, but is broken into 4 bite sized chunks of varying distances for you and three of your friends to enjoy.

EH7 5DP

Cotswold Way Challenge Logo

Cotswold Way Challenge

30 June 2018 to 01 July 2018

Take on this epic 100km route from Bath to Cheltenham following the picturesque Cotswold Way choosing from three distances.

Bath, BA1 2NQ

View of the Cotswold countryside

Cotswold Way Challenge – 100km challenge

30 June 2018 to 01 July 2018

100km non-stop or over two days - the choice is yours. Taking the full route from Bath to Cheltenham.

Bath, BA1 2NQ

Team of walkers in a field

Cotswold Way Challenge – 50km challenge

30 June 2018

Choose from two 50km routes taking place on the Saturday starting in Bath or Wotton.

Bath, BA1 2NQ

Cotswold Way footpath sign

Cotswold Way Challenge – 25km challenge

30 June 2018

Take on the first 25km of the full challenge starting in Bath.

Bath, BA1 2NQ

Jurassic Coast Challenge logo

Jurassic Coast Challenge

21 July 2018 to 22 July 2018

New for 2018 - take on this spectacular World Heritage site challenge in July.

Harbour Cliff beach

Jurassic Coast Challenge - 100km Challenge

21 July 2018

Take on the full 100km challenge and see the Jurassic Coast and the incredible views.

Poole Harbour, BH15 1XR

Man O'War Bay

Jurassic Coast Challenge - 50km Challenge

21 July 2018

Take on the first half or the second half of this challenge - the choice is yours.

Poole Harbour, BH15 1XR

Durdle Door Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast Challenge - 25km Challenge

21 July 2018

You will join the thousands leaving Poole Harbour on this 25km challenge.

Poole Harbour, BH15 1XR

Team A cyclist at the end of the event

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

29 July 2018

100 miles of closed roads in London and Surrey with some iconic climbs and beautiful landmarks.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park , Stratford, London, E20 2ST

Two Team A cyclists celebrating

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

29 July 2018

A great 46 mile route around London over the UK’s biggest cycling festival weekends.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST

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Wye Valley Challenge

11 August 2018 to 12 August 2018

New for 2018 - take on the Wye Valley Challenge across the English and Welsh border.

River Wye

Wye Valley Challenge - 100km Challenge

11 August 2018

Take on the full 100km challenge from Chepstow through to Hereford following the Wye Valley.

Chepstow, NP16 5EY

View of the River Wye

Wye Valley Challenge - 50km Challenge

11 August 2018

Will you choose to take on the first half of the full challenge, or the second. The choice is yours.

Chepstow, NP16 5EY

Ross-on-Rye

Wye Valley Challenge - 25km Challenge

11 August 2018

New to this sort of challenge? Why not take on the 25km challenge.

Chepstow, NP16 5EY

South Coast Challenge logo

South Coast Challenge

25 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

Take on the views of some of England’s finest scenery over this 100km, 50km or 25km challenge.

Eastbourne

Walkers at sunset

South Coast Challenge – 100km Challenge

25 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

The South Downs Way will lead you through this 100km route from Eastbourne to Arundel on this incredible challenge.

Royal Parade, Eastbourne

Walkers on a coastal path

South Coast Challenge – 50km challenge

25 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

Two 50km routes to choose from – take on this beautiful, scenic challenge starting in Eastbourne or Hove.

Royal Parade, Eastbourne

Walkers celebrating on a clifftop

South Coast Challenge – 25km Challenge

25 August 2018

Take on the first leg of the full challenge with this 25km challenge over the South Downs.

Royal Parade, Eastbourne

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Thames Path Challenge

08 September 2018 to 09 September 2018

100km, 50km or 25km – the choice is yours when you walk the Thames Path in 2018.

Putney Bridge , London

Group of Thames Path challengers

Thames Path Challenge – 100km challenge

08 September 2018 to 09 September 2018

Non-stop or over 2 days – this 100km route covers beautiful countryside and passes some iconic buildings as you make your way from Putney to Henley.

Putney Bridge, London

Group of walkers by the river

Thames Path Challenge – 50km challenge

08 September 2018 to 09 September 2018

You have a choice of taking on the first 50km of the route or the second 50km towards Henley on this river route weekender.

Putney Bridge, London

Thames footpath at night

Thames Path Challenge – 25km challenge

08 September 2018 to 09 September 2018

There really is a challenge for everyone – including you. Take on one of four 25km routes with a group of friends or make it a solo challenge.

Putney Bridge , London

Team A runner Leanne

Great North Run

09 September 2018

Join us for the world’s greatest half marathon with 60,000 people by your side, this event is an experience to cherish forever.

Newcastle, NE1

Group on Everest

Trek Everest Base Camp

06 October 2018 to 21 October 2018

Trek Everest on this 16-day challenge – one of the world’s greatest mountains.

Team A runner Romi

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

14 October 2018

Join 16,000 runners through some of the greenest parts of London over a 13.1 mile route!

Hyde Park, London, SW1X

 

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