Challenge Events


There are many ways to help us support prisoners who can read to teach those who can't. Why not take on a challenge and raise funds to give the gift of reading?

Want to take up a challenge?

There are many ways to help us support prisoners who can read to teach those who can't. Why not take on a challenge and raise funds to give the gift of reading?

We’ve teamed up with Run for Charity to offer a range of exciting events for you to take part in. For some events, we have a free place so it's always worth checking us with before registering. 

Featured events

Barcelona Half Marathon

Hola ! Fancy a change of scenery & a different running experience? Why not make a weekend of it? The half-marathon in Barcelona, known as the Mitja Marató de Barcelona takes runners from the Arc de Triomf, by the old town to the Plaça Catalunya. From there it goes down the famous Ramblas and along Avenida del Paral·lel. The runners then go to the Fòrum and along the beach again at the Parc de la Ciutadella to Arc de Triomf, the finishing line.

Date: 10th February 2019

Registration Fee: £28    Minimum Sponsorship: £250   

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

This is the only half marathon to be held at this historic royal home, 1 of only 2 surviving palaces of Henry VIII. The race starts inside the gates of the palace and finishes in its beautiful gardens. After you've finished your race you can visit the famous maze and the world's largest grapevine.

Date: 17th March 2019

Location: Hampton Court Palace

Registration Fee: £65   Minimum Sponsorship: £250

Rough Runner - South

Rough Runner is an obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi's Castle, Gladiators and Fun House. Expect sweepers arms, gym rings, big balls and yes, The Travelator

Date: 13th & 14th April 2019

Location: Wiston Estate, South Downs, Sussex

Registration Fee: £37-£60 depending on distance   Minimum Sponsorship: £250

Run Hackney

Run your way through vibrant East London on flat and fast city streets. The cheering crowds will carry you past highlights like Hackney Downs and the Hackney Empire. They'll be live bands and DJs at every mile to keep you going. Cross over the finish line into a full festival of fitness on Hackney Marshes.

Date: 19th May 2019

Location: Hackney

Registration Fee: £72   Minimum Sponsorship: £250

Swansea Triathlon

Be part of the sprint distance triathlon in this iconic Welsh city. The event is open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has a fantastic finish line atmosphere.

Date: 2nd June 2019

Registration Fee: £59   Minimum Sponsorship: £250

The Wales Swim 1:2 or 2.4 miles

With two distances to choose from and a beautiful, safe beach location The Wales Swim is an exciting, world-renowned open water swim not to be missed.

Date: 5th July 2019

Registration Fee: £50.00   Minimum sponsorship: £250

Find an event

Take a look at the full event list using the link below. You can filter by event type and month. Once you've found your event, register your interest and we'll be in touch.

Events with free places

To find out if we have a free place for an event you're interested in please contact Carol, our Challenge Events Coordinator. You can call Carol on 01746 787392 or email her at carol@shannontrust.org.uk

What if I've got a place in a run or another type of challenge?

That’s brilliant. We’re really pleased you want to support us. Please email carol@shannontrust.org.uk or call her on 01746 787392 for a chat about joining our amazing challenge team.