Having an activity challenge or goal is a great way to keep yourself motivated. With many of the regular, organised events postponed last year, taking part in a local challenge could be just what you need.

They’re sometimes linked to a local charity as well, which is even better!

We’ll update this page with more challenges as they become available, or if you’re thinking about setting one up, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]


parkrun suffolk map

parkrun – 21 Suffolk locations every weekend

parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world and is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

ipswich twilight 10k run

Ipswich Twilight Races –  10K – Friday 15th July 2022

The Ipswich Twilight 10k event is a fast, flat 10k, mass participation event, held on a Friday night in Ipswich Town centre.


Men walking on orwell challenge


THE biggest multi-charity fundraiser event in Suffolk organised by The Rotary Club of East Ipswich.

Online registration for this year’s Orwell Challenge is now open. We highly advise you to register online, as it speeds up the signing in process on the day and ensures that you receive a commemorative medal and a t-shirt — should you choose to buy one when you sign up for the walk (all marathon and half marathon runners receive one, included in their entry fee).