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Zip wire

Bournemouth Pierzip Zip Wire

01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015

Take on this incredible zip slide in the world's first pier-to-shore experience.

RockReef, Bournemouth Pier, BH2 5AA

Zip slide challenge participants

Ultimate Big Zipper – Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Event date to be confirmed

Why not take part in a zipslide from the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge and raise vital funds for Arthritis Research UK!

Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, TS2 1PL

An Arthritis Research UK runner

Dublin Marathon

Event date to be confirmed

The ‘friendly marathon’ will take you along the historic Georgian streets of vibrant Dublin.

Dublin

Group on Everest

Everest Base Camp

07 November 2015 to 24 November 2015

Take on this adventurous high-altitude trek to the Base Camp of the highest mountain on the planet.

three skydivers

Choose your skydive location

01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

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

Person sledding with a team of dogs

Dog Sledding Challenge

20 February 2016 to 26 February 2015

Drive your own team of huskies through 200kms of beautiful frozen landscapes.

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

Inca Trail

The Classic Inca Trail

12 May 2016 to 21 May 2016

Always wanted to see Machu Picchu? This is your chance to journey to Peru and trek through beautiful surroundings to the "Lost City" of the Incas.

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

Arthritis Research UK skydiver

World Record Attempt Skydive Nottingham

11 June 2016

Take on the ultimate adrenaline challenge when you skydive for Arthritis Research UK for the 2016 World Record Attempt!

Langar Airfield, Nottingham, NG13 9HY

Arthritis Research UK skydive

World Record Attempt Skydive Peterborough

11 June 2016

Freefall at around 120mph while helping the fight against arthritis for the 2016 World Record Attempt.

Sibson Airfield, Peterborough, PE8 6NE

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

Bournemouth Pier at night

Bournemouth Supernova 5k

01 October 2016

Looking for something to do with all the family but stuck for ideas, look no further Bournemouth marathon festival is back for its 4th edition!

Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ

Bournemouth Pier at the running festival

Bournemouth Supersonic 10k

01 October 2016

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

02 October 2016

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

02 October 2016

Join us in 2016 for the 4th edition of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival. This bronze label status marathon is impressive not only for its scenic backdrop but also for its varied route.

Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth, BH7 6JD

Christmas themed Arthritis Research UK logo

Macclesfield Branch Christmas Quiz 2016

01 November 2016 to 07 January 2017

Get in the festive spirit and help our Macclesfield & District Branch celebrate 40 years of fundraising by taking part in their Christmas quiz! Contact the branch to request your quiz sheet.

Lantern Opera Guests

Lantern Opera 2017

01 March 2017

The Lantern Opera, the pinnacle of Arthritis Research UK's fundraising calendar, will take place at the Inner Temple Hall, on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Inner Temple Hall, Crown Office Row, London, EC4Y 7HL

Trekkers on Kilimanjaro

Lemosho Route

09 March 2017 to 19 March 2017

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

10 March 2017 to 19 March 2017

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.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Rongai Route

16 March 2017 to 26 March 2017

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.

Three marathon runners

Brighton Marathon

09 April 2017

Against a stunning backdrop of vibrant city and beautiful coastline Brighton Marathon sets the bar high for 2017.

Brighton

Walkers with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance

Climb Kilimanjaro

09 April 2017

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

Africa

A London Marathon medal

Virgin Money London Marathon

23 April 2017

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

Blackheath Common, SE3

Crowd cheering on runners

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k

27 May 2017

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

Runner in a crowd

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10k

27 May 2017

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

EH8 8AS

A group of Arthritis Research UK runners

Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Half Marathon

28 May 2017

With the half marathon as the fastest growing race distance in the UK and Scotland, the Edinburgh Half Marathon is an race to be reckoned with for 2016.

EH8 8AS

A runner

Edinburgh Marathon

28 May 2017

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 only second to the London Marathon.

EH7 5DP

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

Two 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

Cotswold Way Challenge logo

Cotswold Way Challenge

01 July 2017 to 02 July 2017

Brand new for 2017, take on this epic 100km route from Bath to Cheltenham following the picturesque Cotswold Way.

Bath, BA1 2NQ

Gate looking out over the Cotswolds

Cotswold Way Challenge – 100km challenge

01 July 2017 to 02 July 2017

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

Bath, BA1 2NQ

Walkers walking in the countryside

Cotswold Way Challenge – 50km challenge

01 July 2017

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

Bath, BA1 2NQ

Sign showing direction of the Cotswold Way footpath

Cotswold Way Challenge – 25km challenge

01 July 2017

Soon to be announced – a 25km challenge over this epic Cotswold Way weekend.

Bath, BA1 2NQ

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

Team A cyclist

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

30 July 2017

Join the fight against arthritis at this iconic closed road 100-mile cycling event.

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

Team A cyclist at the Prudential RideLondon

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

30 July 2017

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

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST

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

South Coast Challenge

South Coast Challenge

26 August 2017 to 27 August 2017

Back for 2017 – 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

26 August 2017 to 27 August 2017

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

26 August 2017

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

Royal Parade, Eastbourne

Walkers celebrating on a clifftop

South Coast Challenge – 25km Challenge

26 August 2017

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

Royal Parade, Eastbourne

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

Thames Path Challenge

Thames Path Challenge

09 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

100km, 50km or 25km – the choice is yours when you walk the Thames Path in 2017.

Putney Bridge , London

Thames Path challengers heading off

Thames Path Challenge – 100km challenge

09 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

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

Putney Bridge, London

Thames Path Trail at night

Thames Path Challenge – 50km challenge

09 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

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

Walking along the Thames path

Thames Path Challenge – 25km challenge

09 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

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

Great North Run

10 September 2017

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

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

Three marathon runners

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

08 October 2017

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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