Having an activity challenge or goal is a great way to keep yourself motivated. With many of the regular, organised events postponed this 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]


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Orwell Challenge

Sunday 27 June 2021

The 44th edition of the biggest multi-charity fundraising event in Suffolk.

The Orwell Challenge is open to walkers and runners. The walk has 3 principal routes of 13, 19 or 25 miles.

The run options are either of half marathon or full marathon distances and are fully validated by The Trail Running Association.

All routes are well signposted and marshalled and have checkpoints every three or four miles, where drinks, a smiling face and toilet facilities are provided.

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Steps of A Nurse 

1 May- 30 June

Join St Elizabeth Hospice for their brand new virtual challenge!

Put yourself in the shoes of a nurse and walk a month’s worth of a nurse’s steps to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Their nurses walk approximately 15,285 steps per day, this equates to around 428,000 steps a month and around 190 miles.

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Love to Ride supports the Government’s effort to double cycling trips by 2025 and to make the bicycle the default mode of transport for short journeys.

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Suffolk Mind has launched a new campaign to challenge people to cover 100 miles – any way they like – to support good mental health, whilst raising money for the charity.

The 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind challenge encourages people to cover the distance using whichever physical method they prefer, whether that’s running, skipping, walking, hopping or swimming.