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Organising your own Sporting or Physical Activities Event

Organising your own personal challenge or sporting event is worth the effort and rewards. From epic solo hikes to group cycling events, football tournaments and sports days, there’s something for everyone!

Cycle

Organising your own cycle ride is a great way to keep fit and healthy while raising money for Changing Lives. You can choose the route, when and who you ride with.

    • Let us know- let us know what you are doing and when. We will support you throughout and provide you with any materials you may need such as a cycling vest
    • Choose a date(s)- your ride could be for a day or something more adventurous! Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to train and plan your ride.
    • Choose a route- Visit the Sustrans website for helpful info and an easy way to plan cycle routes
    • Get your team together- Doing your ride as team can not only be more fun but also safer. Plus, the bigger your team is, the bigger your network of fundraising support will be!
    • Set up your fundraising page- start gathering that vital fundraising by setting up a Just Giving page
    • Download your sponsorship form here  get those offline donations started.

For more advice and guidance please visit the Cycling UK website

Run

Organising your own running challenge is a great way to keep fit and healthy while raising money for Changing Lives. You can choose the route, when and who you run with. Here are a few steps to plan your running fundraiser

  • Let us know when and where you are doing your sponsored run.  We will support you throughout and provide you with any materials you need such as a Changing Lives t-shirt to run in.
  • Choose a date(s)- Whether you choose to do your run on one day or spread it out over a period of time. Just make sure you leave plenty of time for training.
  • Choose a route- Visit the Plot a Route website for helpful info and an easy way to plan running route.
  • Get your team together- doing your run as team can not only be more fun but also safer. Plus, the bigger your team is, the bigger your network of fundraising support will be!
  • Set up your fundraising page- start gathering that vital fundraising by setting up a Just Giving page
  • Download your sponsorship form here– get those offline donations started.

For more advice and guidance please visit the Runners World website.

Walk

Doing a walking challenge for Changing Lives is a great way to keep healthy, enjoy the outdoors, and support people experiencing the most challenging of circumstances. Here are a few steps to plan your walking fundraiser

  • Let us know when and where you are doing your sponsored run. We will support you throughout and provide you with any materials you need such as a Changing Lives t-shirt to walk in.
  • Choose a date(s)- Whether you choose to do your walk on one day or spread it out over a period of time. Just make sure you leave plenty of time for training.
  • Choose a route- Visit websites such as Kamoot, All Trails or National Trails for helpful info and an easy way to plan running route.
  • Get your team together- doing a team walk can not only be more fun but also safer. Plus, the bigger your team is, the bigger your network of fundraising support will be!
  • Set up your fundraising page- start gathering that vital fundraising by setting up a Just Giving page
  • Download your sponsorship form here – get those offline donations started.

For more advice and guidance please visit Mountain Rescue and check out the responsibilities for visitors to the countryside.

If you are planning a larger walking event, please get in touch with our fundraising team so we can support you to organise it safely.

Swim

Open water or in the swimming pool, wherever you choose to do your swimming fundraiser we will support you! Here are a few steps to plan your swimming fundraiser:

  • Let us know when and where your swim is and we will help offer you bespoke support.
  • Choose a date(s)- Whether you choose to do your swim on one day or spread it out over a period of time. Just make sure you leave plenty of time for training.
  • Choose a place to swim- Visit Swimmers guide website to find your nearest pool or Wild Swimming for advice on wild swimming
  • Get your team together- doing a team swim can not only be more fun but also safer. Plus, the bigger your team is, the bigger your network of fundraising support will be!
  • Set up your fundraising page- start gathering that vital fundraising by setting up a Just Giving page
  • Download your sponsorship form here- get those offline donations started.

For more advice and guidance please visit Wild Swimming or Outdoor Swimmer if you are planning to do your swim outdoors.

If you have any other ideas of sporting activities you would like to do to raise money for Changing Lives, please do not hesitate to contact our fundraising team.

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