40 Macmillan Outdoor Events To Get Involved In For 2016/17

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Get outdoors for a good cause

We’re always looking for new and fun ways to get outside to explore the great outdoors. So we’ve teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to bring you the best of the charity’s outdoor events for 2016/17 – so you can set yourself a new challenge and do your bit for charity at the same time! From walking and running to overseas treks, cycling, swimming and triathlons, there’s something to suit all tastes and abilities.

Walking Events

Whether you’re a seasoned rambler or you fancy a challenge, here are some of the Macmillan hikes you can take part in this year. Don’t forget to invest in a sturdy pair of walking boots before you go!

  • Hadrian’s Wall Mighty Hike
    • Date: 25 June 2016
    • Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Greencarts Farm, Hexham
    • Details: Walk a marathon in aid of Macmillan with this challenging trek along the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall. Sample stunning scenic views as you make your way past settlements and Roman forts to complete this 25-mile hike. Click here to find out more!

  • Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike
    • Date: 9 July 2016
    • Location: Dorset, Weymouth
    • Details: The Jurassic Coast became England’s very first natural World Heritage Site – and now’s your chance to hike the challenging 22 miles. Not one for beginners, the course includes lots of climbing and is a real test of your stamina and endurance. Click here to find out more!

  • Cotswold Way Mighty Hike
    • Date: 23 July 2016
    • Location: Bath and North East Somerset, Hopkins Hall, Wotton-under-Edge
    • Details: The Cotswold Way is one of the country’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and it’s not hard to see why when you complete this 26-mile hike. Click here to find out more!

  • Surrey Hills Mighty Hike
    • Date: 30 July 2016
    • Location: London, Shalford Park, Guildford
    • Details: Escape the hustle and bustle of London for the day and join Macmillan on this 26-mile hike along the North Downs Way, passing through the Surrey Hills. The route will see you tackle the famous Box Hill so come prepared. Click here to find out more!

  • Trans-Pennine Mighty Hike
    • Date: 13 August 2016
    • Location: Manchester, Bankswood Park, Hadfield
    • Details: The Peak District’s Trans-Pennine trail is famous for its natural beauty. So get out in the great outdoors and challenge yourself to complete all 27 miles of this hike. Click here to find out more!

  • Ben Nevis Moonlight Hike
    • Date: 13 August 2016
    • Location: Scotland, Fort William
    • Details: There’s no better feeling of accomplishment than tackling the highest mountain in Britain – unless of course you do it by moonlight! The challenge starts at 11pm and you can expect to arrive at the summit just in time to see the sunrise. Click here to find out more!

  • Mount Snowdon Moonlight Hike
    • Date: 20 August 2016
    • Location: Wales, Snowdonia
    • Details: Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales – this summer, challenge yourself to summit the mountain by moonlight, with only a head-torch for company. Oh, and not forgetting fully-qualified mountain leaders and all of the other participants! Click here to find out more!

  • Gower Macmarathon 22-Mile Challenge
    • Date: 17 September 2016
    • Location: Wales, Rhossili Bay, Gower
    • Details: Support Team Macmillan by walking this 22-mile journey along the Gower Coastline, passing spectacular beaches and stunning coastal paths. Last year, a whopping £165,000 was raised which funded a Macmillan nurse for more than three years. Click here to find out more!

  • Gower Macmarathon 14-Mile Challenge
    • Date: 17 September 2016
    • Location: Wales, Port Eynon, Gower
    • Details: If you’d prefer something a little shorter but equally challenging, there’s the 14-mile Gower Macmarathon which heads along the stunning Gower Coastline. Click here to find out more!

 

Running Events

Budding runners and enthusiasts alike will love the huge selection of Macmillan runs to get involved with. Look the part with our wide range of running clothing.

  • Macmillan Runathon 5K
    • Date: 19 June 2016
    • Location: London, Regents Park
    • Details: Join Macmillan on this 5km run around Regents Park in London and raise money for a worthy cause. The ideal race for beginners, it’ll challenge you without being unnecessarily long. Click here to find out more!

  • Macmillan Runathon Kids
    • Date: 19 June 2016
    • Location: London, Regents Park
    • Details: Get your kids involved in charity and keep them fit and healthy at the same time with the Macmillan Runathon Kids event. It’s a distance of 800 yards and is open to children aged 4-14 years. All participants receive a medal at the finish line. Click here to find out more!

  • Macmillan Runathon 10K
    • Date: 19 June 2016
    • Location: London, Regents Park
    • Details: Push yourself a bit further and take part in this year’s Macmillan Runathon 10K. Ideal for seasoned runners, you might even get a PB! Click here to find out more!

  • Adrenaline Rush West London – Kempton Park
    • Date: 16 July 2016
    • Location: London, Kempton Park Racecourse
    • Details: Adrenaline Rush is an event designed to give you exactly that – as you tackle non-stop obstacles over 5km or 10km distances. Be prepared to get your sweat on! Click here to find out more!

  • Adrenaline Rush Leeds – Harewood House
    • Date: 30 July 2016
    • Location: Leeds, Harewood House
    • Details: Work up a sweat and earn your sponsorship money with Adrenaline Rush this summer. You’ll be presented with non-stop obstacles as you make your way along the 5km or 10km course. Go on, challenge yourself! Click here to find out more!

  • Adrenaline Rush Manchester – Heaton Park
    • Date: 6 August 2016
    • Location: Manchester, Heaton Park
    • Details: This summer, put your strength, willpower and stamina to the test with Adrenaline Rush. Choose from 5km or 10km distances packed with non-stop obstacles. Click here to find out more!

  • Adrenaline Rush Bristol – Blaise Castle
    • Date: 13 August 2016
    • Location: Bristol, Blaise Castle Estate
    • Details: Get ready for a new challenge this summer with Adrenaline Rush. Being hosted at Blaise Castle Estate in Bristol, participants face non-stop obstacles as they complete the gruelling 5km or 10km courses. Click here to find out more!

  • Adrenaline Rush Brighton – Stanmer Park
    • Date: 20 August 2016
    • Location: Brighton and Hove, Stanmer Park
    • Details: Bring on the obstacles at Stanmer Park in Brighton and Hove this summer. Choose from 5km or 10km courses as you battle you way from start to finish. Click here to find out more!

  • Bournemouth Supernova 5K
    • Date: 1 October 2016
    • Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
    • Details: Take part in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival this year and do your bit for charity. The Supernova 5km event is ideal for newcomers to racing and offers stunning views across the sea. Click here to find out more!

  • Bournemouth Supersonic 10K
    • Date: 1 October 2016
    • Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
    • Details: As part of this year’s Bournemouth Marathon Festival, take part in the Supersonic 10km event – great for experienced runners who are looking for a short-distance race to raise money for Macmillan. Click here to find out more!

  • Bournemouth Marathon Festival (Full Marathon)
    • Date: 2 October 2016
    • Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
    • Details: Challenge yourself to complete this year’s Bournemouth Marathon Festival – Full Marathon event, and be rewarded with stunning views across Bournemouth and Poole. Click here to find out more!

 

 

Cycling Events

If you prefer to be on two wheels than two feet, there’s loads of Macmillan cycling events to take part in this year and in 2017. Not got a bike? Check out the full range at GO Outdoors.

  • Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride 2016
    • Date: 3 July 2016
    • Location: Dorset, Corfe Mullen
    • Details: Starting at Corfe Mullen Recreation Ground, you can choose from six circular routes to suit your cycling ability: 10 miles, 25 miles, 38 miles, 48 miles, 60 miles, and the challenging 100 miles! Click here to find out more!

  • Ride London – Surrey
    • Date: 31 July 2016
    • Location: London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    • Details: Taking inspiration from the 2012 Olympic road race, this 100-mile ride sees you cycling past London’s most iconic landmarks as you ride to victory! Click here to find out more!

  • Venice To Rome Cycle Challenge
    • Date: 21 – 26 September 2016
    • Location: Italy, Venice
    • Details: Join Macmillan on this brand new event and cycle the 620km journey from Venice to Rome. Passing canals in Venice, riding uphill in Tuscany and Umbria, and finishing on the flat to Rome, this challenge may feel like a holiday but it’s tough work. Click here to find out more!

  • Cycletta Cheshire Tatton Park
    • Date: 2 October 2016
    • Location: Cheshire West and Chester, Tatton Park
    • Details: Calling all women: are you ready for this year’s Cycletta in Tatton Park, Cheshire? Open to all ages and abilities, choose from three routes taking you through the stunning Tatton Park and onto the open Cheshire roads. Click here to find out more!

  • Cycletta Bedfordshire Woburn Abbey
    • Date: 9 October 2016
    • Location: Bedford, Woburn Abbey
    • Details: The Macmillan women’s only bike ride is returning to Bedfordshire this year, so it’s time to get on your bike! Choose from three distances to suit your ability. Open to all ages, the routes start and finish in the spectacular Woburn Abbey. Click here to find out more!

  • Madagascar Cycle Challenge
    • Date: 22 – 31 October 2016
    • Location: Madagascar, (Tana to Mahavelona)
    • Details: See the stunning scenery and wildlife of Madagascar up close on this amazing Macmillan cycle challenge. Adventure awaits as you cycle the 500km route past tropical fruit plantations, forest reserves and lagoons. Click here to find out more!

 

  • Carcassonne to Barcelona Cycle Challenge
    • Date: 19 – 24 September 2017
    • Location: France, Carcassonne to Spain
    • Details: Challenge yourself to complete this unforgettable cycle ride from Carcassonne to Barcelona. You’ll travel a huge 435km as you pass through the Pyrenees and Andorra before reaching Spain. Click here to find out more!

 

  • Burma Cycle Challenge
    • Date: 27 October – 5 November 2017
    • Location: Myanmar, Burma (Mandalay, Bagan to Inle Lake)
    • Details: Immerse yourself in the beauty of mountains, jungles and fertile plains on this strenuous-but-rewarding cycle challenge. Click here to find out more!

 

Swimming Events

Swimming fans will be in their element with the many Macmillan events taking place in 2016. Go on, dive in head first and make a splash in the name of cancer.

 

  • All Out Swim 2016 Letchworth
    • Date: 10 September 2016
    • Location: Hertfordshire, Letchworth Outdoor Pool
    • Details: This September, the 50m Letchworth Outdoor Pool will play host to the Macmillan swim challenge. Take part as an individual or as a relay team (up to four people) – there’s even a category for the under-18s. Click here to find out more!

  • All Out Swim 2016 Lewes
    • Date: 17 – 18 September 2016
    • Location: East Sussex, Pells Pool, Lewes
    • Details: Swimmers of all abilities are welcome to take part in this year’s All Out Swim at Pells Pool in Lewes. Whether you’re participating as an individual or as part of a relay team, you’ll need to ensure you complete the required lengths in the allotted timeframe. Click here to find out more!

  • All Out Swim 2016 Cheltenham
    • Date: 2 October 2016
    • Location: Gloucestershire, Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham
    • Details: Choose from 40 lengths or 100 lengths when you take part in this year’s All Out Swim at Sandford Park Lido in Cheltenham. There’s even a special 30-length event for under-18s. All you have to do is make sure you finish within the time limit. Click here to find out more!

  • All Out Swim 2016 Brockwell
    • Date: 8 – 9 October 2016
    • Location: London, Brockwell Lido
    • Details: Head to the 50m Brockwell Lido in London this October to take part in Macmillan’s All Out Swim challenge. Complete 40 lengths in 90 minutes or 100 lengths within three hours. Under-18s must be able to swim 30 lengths in 90 minutes to qualify for entry. Take part as an individual or as a relay team – it’s your choice. Click here to find out more!

 

Push yourself further…

Push your skills to the limit with a Macmillan triathlon event, testing your strength, stamina and willpower.

  • Peak District Triathlon 2016
    • Date: 3 July 2016
    • Location: Derbyshire, Chatsworth House
    • Details: This year’s Peak District Triathlon takes place in the stunning grounds of Chatsworth House. There are four distances to choose from: Standard (1000m swim, 36km cycle and 10km run), Sprint (750m swim, 21km cycle and 5km run), Standard Relay (1000m swim, 36km cycle and 10km run), and Sprint Relay (750m swim, 21km cycle and 5km run). Click here to find out more!

Explore somewhere new!

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not explore somewhere new and sign up to one of these Macmillan international hiking challenges. You know you want to! Don’t forget to pack a sleeping bag so you can sleep comfortably on your travels. All tents provided.

 

  • Kilimanjaro Hiking Challenge
    • Date: 13 – 23 October 2016
    • Location: Tanzania
    • Details: Conquer the highest free-standing mountain in the world with Macmillan’s Kilimanjaro Hiking Challenge. You’ll spend seven days on Kilimanjaro – and the feeling you get when you reach the summit is one of major accomplishment. Click here to find out more!

  • India Hiking Challenge
    • Date: 11 – 20 November 2016
    • Location: India, Kerala
    • Details: Trek through South India’s villages and tea plantations with Macmillan this November. Climb the country’s amazing mountains and enjoy spectacular scenic views – all while doing your bit for charity. Click here to find out more!

  • Borneo Hiking Challenge
    • Date: 19 – 27 November 2016
    • Location: Malaysia, Borneo
    • Details: Set off on an once-in-a-lifetime trek through the jungle and conquer the highest mountain in South East Asia, Mt Kinabalu! This nine day trip is magical from start to finish – nothing can prepare you for the breath-taking view from the summit of the mountain. Click here to find out more!

  • Costa Rica Hiking Challenge
    • Date: 1 – 12 April 2017
    • Location: Costa Rica, San Jose
    • Details: From the Pacific to the Caribbean Coast, start your Costa Rica journey with Macmillan – and experience the spectacular culture all while raising money for a worthy cause. Click here to find out more!

  • Kilimanjaro Hiking Challenge
    • Date: 14 – 24 September 2017
    • Location: Tanzania
    • Details: Have you got the stamina to climb Mt Kilimanjaro? Following the Machamé Route, you’ll have seven days to reach the top. Click here to find out more!

  • Grand Canyon Hiking Challenge
    • Date: 30 September – 7 October 2017
    • Location: USA, Grand Canyon, Arizona
    • Details: Explore one of the seven wonders of the natural world with the Macmillan Grand Canyon Hiking Challenge. Discover rock formations and stunning waterfalls as you make your way across the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Click here to find out more!

  • China Hiking Challenge
    • Date: 20 – 29 October 2017
    • Location: China
    • Details: Join Team Macmillan on this stunning hike along the Great Wall of China. You’ll need strength and stamina to complete this challenge – but the views will make it all worth it. Click here to find out more!

What are you waiting for? Sign up to your favourite events today and begin raising money for Macmillan. Don’t forget to get properly kitted out – check out our range of specialist outdoor clothing and footwear to look and feel the part.

 

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