Fancy taking on a new fitness challenge this year? You can run for charity, walk for charity or even swim for charity – the fundraising options (and events) are endless.
10k Charity Runs
Run for Charity in July
Asics 10k, Saturday 10th July
The fast-paced, flat 10km route takes runners on a tour through the best of London’s Westminster, racing past the Capital’s most iconic and historical landmarks. With live bands and DJs on route, cheering fans and post-race festivities, the ASICS 10k is set to be the liveliest event in the London running calendar.
Race for Life, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July
Cancer Research UK’s much-loved events return this summer. Money raised will help fund world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer. The Race for Life events, which take place at Mote Park, are open to
all ages and abilities. Plus, there are many other events happening around the UK.
Snowdon24 Challenge, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July
Personal trainer Travis Owles is taking part in the Snowdon 24 Challenge, a relay race to ascend and descend the iconic Welsh peak as many times as possible in 24 hours, with two friends. We caught up with him to find out more.
Have you ever signed up to anything like this before?
“I’ve been massively into sport from a very young age – competing in boxing and gymnastics – but this will be my first ultra- and running event, except a little fun run when I was 10!”
Tell us about the training and preparation?
“I box six days a week, but I’ve had to add more endurance training on top of that, so I aim to run four times a week with different pacing, routes and distances. I’ve also started resistance training to improve my leg strength and help me get up the mountain! It’s a struggle to have balance in general, but this is something I’m really passionate about, so I’ll make my life fit around it.”
What will it mean to you to complete the challenge?
“We’re raising money for Sport in Mind, which is a fantastic charity helping those with mental health problems get into sports and fitness; we’ve already raised £700. We want to show people that no matter how hard the challenge is, you can prove to yourself that you can do it!