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.

Join our team

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

Everyone who joins our team and pledges to raise at least £100 will receive a Brain Charity t-shirt or running vest.

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 us 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 for all levels of ability, from 5km obstacle courses to ultramarathons.

runner taking on a sponsored marathon for The Brain Charity
Sunday 16th April 2023
Chester Marathon runners
Sunday 2nd October 2022
Runner interacting with crowd at the Edinburgh Marathon
Sunday 29th May 2022
Runner finishes the Wales Marathon
Sunday 3rd July 2022
Runners at the finish line of the Yorkshire Marathon
Sunday 16th October 2022
Be a Superhero in the city for The Brain Charity
Various dates and locations across the UK
Sponsored runners for The Brain Charity
Sunday 7th August 2022
Run the Hackney Half for Brain Charity
Sunday 21st May 2023
Run the London 10K for The Brain Charity
Sunday 10th July 2022
Royal Parks Half sponsored runners for The Brain Charity
Sunday 9th October 2022
A sponsored runner for The Brain Charity with medal
Sunday 30th October 2022
Brighton Marathon sponsored runners for The Brain Charity
Sunday 2nd April 2023
Runners Run Aintree Half for The Brain Charity
Sunday 31st July 2022
Enjoy running the Cheshire Half for The Brain Charity
Sunday 11th September 2022
Runner celebrates at end of a marathon challenge for charity
Various dates and locations across the UK

Tick something incredible off your bucket list

Why not 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?

Leah doing a skydive for The Brain Charity
Various dates and locations across the UK
Friends enjoy doing a Tough Mudder for The Brain Charity
Various dates and locations across the UK
A couple enjoy bunjee jumping for The Brain Charity
Sunday 10th July 2022

Climb Everest for The Brain Charity

Climb Everest or Kilimanjaro, trek to Machu Picchu or take on the UK’s iconic Three Peaks for The Brain Charity.

Click the button below to find out more about our incredible global trekking challenges – many of which are fully accessible.

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, pedal through Merseyside’s iconic tunnels or enjoy a scenic coastal walk to fund our vital front-line services.

Santa Dash runners in Liverpool
Sunday 4th December 2022
The Wirral Coastal Walk
Sunday 21st May 2023
Brain Charity fundraisers at the LCL bike ride
Sunday 3rd July 2022

Fancy something different?

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Click here to find running events for all fitness levels in the UK and internationally.

Want to take on a bike ride, triathlon, mountain hike or sponsored swim for The Brain Charity? Get in touch with us to share your ideas and find out 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 donations

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 20,000 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.

Any questions?

Contact The Brain Charity’s fundraising team on or call 0151 298 2999.