Find a charity challenge

There’s no better feeling than completing a personal challenge while helping people with neurological conditions to lead longer, healthier, happier lives.

The Brain Charity can get you a place at thousands of the UK’s most popular and exciting charity challenge events.

Everyone who joins our team and pledges to raise at least £200 will receive a Brain Charity t-shirt, cycling jersey or running vest to wear during their challenge and receive a medal to celebrate their achievements.

We only share a selection of our incredible challenges here, so if you can’t find the one you’re looking for, get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll be happy to help make your fundraising dreams a reality!

Once you have chosen your challenge, get in touch with us fundraising@thebraincharity.org.uk or using the form below to let us know what event you would like to take on.

We have options for you to purchase your own place and choose to raise funds for The Brain Charity with no minimum sponsorship, or we can purchase your place for you and set you a fundraising target. Let us know your preference when you get in touch!


Run for The Brain Charity

Lace up your trainers to fundraise for The Brain Charity at some of the world’s most iconic running events. Run for The Brain Charity to support the 1 in 6 people living with neurological conditions.

You don’t have to be an endurance athlete to take part – there are challenges across the UK for all levels of ability, from 5km obstacle courses to ultramarathons.

Don’t see the running event you want to take part in listed below? Complete this form to tell us what you’re planning!

16th March 2025
20th October 2024
6th April 2025
People running in a park. The man in the centre of the frame is smiling at the camera and giving a thumbs up
22nd September 2024

Tick something incredible off your bucket list

Why not tick something incredible off your bucket list in 2023, while raising much-needed funds for The Brain Charity?

You could take on an adrenaline-fuelled charity skydive for The Brain Charity, embrace the dirt at a Tough Mudder, trek up some of the world’s highest mountains or bungee jump from 300ft in the air? Find all these options and more below.

Various dates/locations UK-wide
Various dates/locations UK-wide

A fundraiser in a Brain Charity t-shirt at the summit of one of the UK's Three Peaks.
Various dates/locations UK-wide
Friends crossing the finish line of the Peak District Ultra Challenge
8th – 9th June 2024
Various dates/locations worldwide
A stunning view taken during the Three Peaks Challenge.
Various dates/locations UK-wide
Yellow tents at Everest Base Camp.
18th Sept – 5th Oct 2024
A fundraiser in a Brain Charity t-shirt prepares to abseil down Liverpool Cathedral.
Summer/autumn 2024 – date to be confirmed

Fundraise and have fun

Fundraise with a group of friends, family or colleagues while having fun – all for The Brain Charity.

Try the biggest Santa run in the UK or enjoy a scenic coastal walk to fund our vital front-line services – and much more!

Santa Dash runners in Liverpool
1st December 2024
Summer 2024 – date to be confirmed
Runners complete an Ultra Challenge with smoke jets in background
Various dates and locations across the UK
People in an inflatable obstacle course.
Various dates/locations UK-wide
Three fundraisers wear Brain Charity t-shirts before beginning a Tough Mudder challenge.
Various dates/locations UK-wide

Charity cycling challenges

Want to take on a London to Paris bike ride, experience a once in a lifetime cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia or pedal through Merseyside’s iconic tunnels for The Brain Charity?

Cyclists celebrate arriving at the Eiffel Tower in Paris
5th-9th June and
25th-29th September 2024
Smiling man riding a tricycle
July 7th 2024
A smiling group of cyclists standing in front of a Cambodian temple.
17th-27th November 2024

Fancy a different charity challenge?

Want to take on a triathlon or sponsored swim for The Brain Charity, or just can’t find what you’re looking for in the list above?

Get in touch with The Brain Charity’s fundraising team to share your ideas and hear about some of the other challenges we can help you secure places at.

If you already have a place at your chosen event, don’t forget to let us know! Click here to register as a fundraiser now.

Collect your donations using JustGiving

Once you’ve decided what event to join, make an online donations page to collect sponsorship cash from friends and family.

We’ll also provide personalised fundraising advice and share your challenge with our 25,000 social media followers to boost your donations.

Lou, Liz and Nim took on the Yorkshire16K Tough Mudder July 21

Set up a JustGiving page now

It’s the easiest and quickest way to share your fundraising and collect donations.

If you don’t want to use JustGiving, you can set up a sponsorship page on GoFundMe or Facebook instead.

We can also provide paper sponsorship forms upon request – just fill in the form below.

Any questions about your next charity challenge?

We’d love to hear from you.

Contact The Brain Charity’s fundraising team on fundraising@thebraincharity.org.uk, or complete the form below.