Challenge Events

Are you looking for a challenge? Why not get sponsored to do something adventurous and raise funds to support people with disabilities achieving their own challenges?

Whether you want to tick an item off your bucket list or complete a challenge with your family, friends or work colleagues, challenges provide you with the opportunity to push your own boundaries and create lasting memories. The choices are endless, you can decide to run, cycle or trek, or take on a hair-raising skydive – we’d love to hear from you.

You may also have ideas of your own and may wish to organise your own fundraising challenge event. We can offer fundraising packs, sponsorship forms and fundraising advice, if needed. To discuss your ideas with the fundraising team please call 017687 72255 or email

Although we do not organise any overseas challenges ourselves, there are lots of companies who host open overseas fundraising challenges, including the following: Action for Charity, Charity Challenge, Global Adventure Challenges, Skyline Overseas.

Join ‘Team Calvert’

Fundraise to help people with disabilities through your own personal challenges or by taking part in one of the following events:

Your Own Personal Challenge

Got your own fundraising idea or challenge in mind? From bake sales or sponsored silences to treks on the other side of the world. Please get in touch to discuss your idea, how we can support you and help you achieve your goal.

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Great North Run - 12th Sep.

Join Team Calvert in the UKs most famous half marathon in Newcastle. If you would like one of our charity places or have your own ballot place & would like to run in aid of Calvert Trust please get in touch.

Entry fee: £58. Sponsorship: £300 minimum

Click here for our Great North Run entry form.

London Marathon - 3rd October

Entries are available for both the actual event and a virtual event to be held on the same day. Runners in the virtual event will join a record 50,000 participants who will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall. Entry fee: £100. Fundraising target: £1600.

Please click here for the 2021 entry form.

Super Hero Series Virtual Event

17th July to 14th August 2021.

Release your inner superhero and take on this accessible, virtual challenge from the Stay at HOME superheroes series.

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Camino de Santiago Virtual Challenge

Journey 480 miles from France to Spain, your way, at your pace. Each time you complete a distance-based exercise activity such as running, walking or cycling, you advance along the map!

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Captain Tom 100 Challenge

30th April to 3rd May Everyone is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend!

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Virtual Garden Party

Take part in the Virtual Calvert Garden Party!

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Online Charity Auction

To take place in October 2021 full details to be confirmed.

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Online Fundraising Page

If you are taking part in a fundraising challenge or organising a fundraising event in aid of Lake District Calvert Trust a great way to raise money is to set up your own fundraising page online. This is an easy way to collect sponsorship and saves you having to chase your friends, family and colleagues for money. You can email the link to all your contacts and add it to your social media sites such as Facebook. If you need any advice about setting up your online fundraising page get in touch with our fundraising team.