Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself
Whether you're an elite runner or a weekend walker, a keen cyclist or a thrill-seeker, fundraising events are incredibly rewarding and a great way to raise money for BookTrust.

To find out more or to register for one of our places at an event please call 02078018826 or email



Big Fun Run 5k events

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. There are 18 locations to choose from. All you need to do is find the one closest to you!


It's all about the fun. Family-friendly and easy-going, these events are a great way to get out in the great British Summer, get active and raise money for Book Trust in the process.  You can even pack a picnic and make a day of it!


What's more, your under-5s can participate absolutely free.  So whether you do it pushing a pram, in fancy dress, on your own or as a group, you can run, skip, hop, jump, prance (or walk!) your way round the course anyway you choose.  Just don't forget to get your friends to sponsor you!




Ready for a bigger challenge?  TrekFest 2016 will test you to your limits - it's a life changing experience that will uncover strengths that you never knew you had.  One of the best charity walks in the UK, both locations will provide you with a stunning landscape that will be both challenging and exciting.  With 4 distances to choose from, it's really up to you how far you're willing to push yourself.


Whether you're a first timer or a hardened TrekFester, whatever your reasons for signing up, whatever you hope to achieve, TrekFest will push you to your limits but will prove that anything is possible.


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Edinburgh Night Ride

This 50 mile cycle through the beautiful city of Edinburgh and its surrounding area is fast becoming one of THE charity cycle events in the calendar.  A great challenge for novice riders who want to really challenge themselves, or riders with a bit more experience that just want to get out for a good ride and raise money for Book Trust.



Ultra Challenges (100k, 50k)

Choose from one of these five super challenges and take on the ultimate challenge!  All five courses will take you on an incredible journey physically and mentally, through stunning scenery and in fantastic company.  Run, walk or jog your 100k and do something truly spectacular!



Iceland Trek

Take yourself on an incredible adventure across an incredible landscape.  This five day experience will see you trekking through some stunning scenery and challenging terrain, covering around 55k across three days. Giant glaciers, hot springs, snow fields and a volcanic landscape are just a few of the highlights that await you on this challenging but exciting adventure.




This really is the challenge of a life-time.  Trek one of 8 routes through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world, up to the peak at 5895m.  These expertly guided treks will take you on an incredibly physical and emotional journey and push you to your limits and beyond.  There's no doubt that this is a tough challenge, but one that will stay with you for a long time to come.



Are you a runner?  Check out this list of open marathons in the UK and Europe. Don't forget to let us know once you've got your place!


None of these take your fancy?  Doing your own challenge?  Get in touch to discuss your next challenge and get a fundraising pack.


Not ready to take on something so big?  Take a look at our Fundraising A-Z for some ideas of how you can get involved in other ways.