Fundraising Events

Join our organised events to raise sponsorship funds, have fun and kickstart your pre-expedition training

Fundraising Events  

Taking part in a Challenger Event is a great way to raise sponsorship for your expedition, improve your fitness and meet other Challengers. In 2015 we held three organised runs, six abseils, one Pathfinder and one Challenger Run Extreme. A total of 817 Challengers took part, raising an average of £221 each towards their expeditions. These school fundraising events are held all over the country and take place from February to April each year, with new event dates released in early September.

Challenger Runs

Start your pre-expedition fitness programme and test the limits of your endurance on a 5k, 10k or 15k run, raising sponsorship money in the process. Friends and family can also take part.

Challenger Abseils

Grab a unique opportunity to raise funds by abseiling down a building, from a roof or a bridge. There’s nothing like telling potential sponsors you’re going on a 140-foot abseil to inspire them to support your cause!

Challenger Colour Dash

You asked ... we listened! Brand new for 2016, the first ever Challenger Colour Dash at Ripley Castle in Harrogate! Be part of the colour craze that is taking over running events throughout the world! Run, jog or walk the 5km route and at every km marker get showered in a cloud of colour – it’s all about having fun!

Challenger Run Extreme

A run with a difference – scramble through tunnels, climb obstacles and wade through mud in this action packed adventure. 

Pathfinder Challenge

What better way to raise sponsorship and prepare for the trekking phase of your expedition than take part in an 18 mile hike across the South Downs or the Peak District.

How do I sign up for Challenger Events?

Log on to your My World Challenge page and visit the events tab. Once you’ve sent us your signed consent form, agreed to the Terms & Conditions, and sent in any payment due, you are all set to go. (Abseils cost £20, Pathfinder and the Challenger Run Extreme cost £25 each and runs are free for Challengers or £10 for friends and family).
Then get in the Challenger spirit with a testing training schedule and a big push for sponsorship.

T-shirt Competition

Every autumn, the World Challenge Events team asks Challengers to get creative and design the t-shirts for our runs and abseils. Challengers can win up to £200 off their expedition fee for designs. The winners can also bask in the glory of all Challengers taking part in the fundraising events wearing their design.


In 2010 the World Challenge Events team needed company, and asked Challengers to name our mascot. Atlas recently had a makeover and is part of the World Challenge family. Why not have your picture taken with him at our Challenger Runs? He’s always smiling and loves a high five.

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