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]


Maglia Rosso Cycle Shop and Cafe aerial shot

Maglia Rosso Loop – Sunday 27 November 2022 10:00

This ride is ideal for anyone who wants to give cycling a go or those who have not ridden in awhile and are a little rusty or seasoned cyclists who want a social ride and meet other like minded people. It is a great introduction to riding in a group without any intimidation or pressure and seeing what it is all about.

The distance is up to 15 miles.

Half Marathon picture with early bird 15% discount headline

Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon is back for 2023 – 17 September

Taking place on Sunday 17 September, the 2023 Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon is expected to raise thousands of pounds for a number of local and national charities. The day is set to see runners of all ages and abilities return to the town’s streets in a carnival celebrating of running and fundraising for the sport loving county of Suffolk.

parkrun suffolk map

parkrun – 21 Suffolk locations every weekend

parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world and they are 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, wheel, 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.