Written by Tom Clarke • Published 17th October 2018 • 2 minute read
Signing up to participate in a sporting challenge to raise money doesn’t have to mean abseiling down the side of a skyscraper, running a marathon or cycling a long way. In fact, charity walks have become increasingly popular proving to be a far more inclusive way for participants to push their physical limits.
Here are our top charity walks you should look to take part in, in 2019.
London Winter Walk (13 January)
Start the new year as you mean to go on and join a thousand other participants taking part in the London Winter Walk. The walk itself is a cool 20km around the heart of the capital showing off London’s best iconic landmarks such as the Tate Modern, HMS Belfast and the Globe Theatre on the route.
Isle of Wight Challenge 2019 (4/5 May)
How else would you like to enjoy a bank holiday? Take on the Isle of Wight’s coastal pathways on this epic 106km journey with full support and hospitality the whole way. With spectacular coastlines, dramatic white cliffs and sandy beaches, this will be a weekend you never forget.
London 2 Brighton Challenge 2019 (25/26 May)
2019 will see the 100km Capital to Coast challenge, enter its eighth year of existence. The event starts in Richmond before heading over the North and South Downs before reaching the glorious Brighton coastline. Why not make a weekend of it and camp out in front of the stars at basecamp or alternatively if you’re feeling up to it take on the full 100km in one go! With quarter and half distance walks available as well for participants to take part in there’s an option for everyone!
Jurassic Coast Challenge 2019 (8/9 June)
With almost 3,000m of climb across the full 100km distance, the Jurassic Coast challenge has been described as one of the toughest walking events in the UK. Although the challenge may be tough, the stunning views around the course are worth signing up for this event alone. Setting off from Poole Harbour, participants will have to board the Sandbanks ferry, across to Studland before heading up towards Weymouth before finally finishing in Bridport.
Shine Night Walk London (21st September)
Walk side by side with thousands of others during the Cancer Research event. Come September 21, London will be lit up by thousands of glow-sticking waving, wig wearing walkers as they march through the night on the path to beat cancer. Pass iconic sights such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London as the sun rises over the city.
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