Fundraise for Changing Lives

The people who use our services can sometimes feel that they have a mountain to climb, so it is apt that some of our supporters do just that to help them.

Mountain climbers, marathon runners, abseilers, sleepout CEOs… anyone who takes on a trial to support Changing Lives stands shoulder to shoulder with our clients and gives them the courage to continue with their own personal challenge.

They also provide vital funds that enrich our services and help us to reach out to more people.

Upcoming Events

Ultra North

5th June 2021

Starting and finishing in Derwenthaugh Park, just a few minutes from Newcastle, ULTRA NORTH celebrates the industrial history of the region, offering a unique opportunity to explore the blend of urban, parkland, disused railway lines and woodland trails that the area has to offer. NORTH 25 (25km) is designed to be a perfect challenge for half marathon runners looking to embark on a new off-road experience.  ULTRA NORTH 55 (55km) takes competitors on a tour of the region, passing iconic landmarks & following famous footpaths

Entries are now open and for a limited time only are available at a special launch price.  Discover what you are made of in 2021, visit

The Great North Run 2021

12th September 2021

Great North Run 2021 event is already at capacity and Great Run Company will not be staging their general ballot in January.

You can raise money for Changing Lives through one of our charity places but we only have a limited amount of places left. to register for your place please email the fundraising team 

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 

April – October

The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km) and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours.  You can complete the Challenge either as part of an organised event or as a self-organised group. Three Peaks Challenge have organised dates available each year, and they can also arrange private events for large groups.

National Three Peaks Challenge 

April – October

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, often within 24 hours.

The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft) – twice the ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, over a similar total walking distance. The total driving distance is 462 miles. You can take part in the Challenge in two ways — as a self-organised group, or a professionally organised event. Self-organised events can be the cheapest way to take part, while many groups will benefit from the assistance provided by professional mountain guides.

Coast to Coast Cycle

This 225km (140-mile) route was the first of Britain’s now famous coast-to-coast rides. It runs from the scenic coast of northwest England through the Northern Lakes and over the Pennines before reaching its conclusion on the shores of the North Sea: Tyneside or Roker Marina in Sunderland.  Find out more information about the route and starting points on the Coast to Coast Website.

Hadrian’s Cycleway 

The Hadrian’s Cycleway is a 174 mile(280km) National Cycle Network route running through the World Heritage Site and the Solway Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Most of the route is well waymarked and open, and you can get a map and other useful pre-ride items from the Hadrian’s Cycleway online shop.

Coast and Castle’s Cycle

The Coast and Castle’s Cycle is a 200 mile ride from Newcastle to Edinburgh. You cycle a stretch of the North Sea Cycle Route which takes the whole east coast of Britain before veering off to the Shetlands and then Norway and through the Low Countries You can choose to cycle the same route back or just on the train! For more information and advice, please visit the Coast and Castle’s Website. 


Various dates

Shotton Airfield- Peterlee. To book your place please visit the Sky High Diving website.

Langar Airfield- Nottinghamshire. To book your place please visit the SkyDive Langar website.

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