Take on a challenge

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Join Team Manchester Cares and test yourself with walks, runs, cycles, obstacles and so much more! 

We've got loads of opportunities for you to find new levels of greatness and make a huge difference to your neighbours across Manchester. What will you take on?


Rough Runner

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Rough Runner returns to Manchester once more in 2019 having hosted over 18,000 people in the past 4 years, and will be bringing a fresh host of obstacles to a new venue with (hopefully) better weather!  Inspired by TV game shows like Total Wipeout, Gladiators, Takeshi's Castle and Ninja Warrior, this is the only event that will give you the chance to take on a load of epic obstacles that you've only ever seen on screen and always wanted to try.

When: 15/16 June 2019
Registration: N/A
Minimum Fundraising Target: 5km (10 obstacles) - £150 | 10km (15 obstacles) - £200 | 15km (20 obstacles) - £250
FFI: https://www.letsdothis.com/e/r...




Leeds 10K

Launched over 10 years ago and now one of the highlights on the region's running calendar, Jane Tomlinson's original legacy run is famed for its fun, friendliness and fantastic atmosphere.

Thousands of people will be pounding the streets of Leeds on Sunday 7th July 2019. Some will be jogging for charity, some for fun, some as part of a fitness goal and some will be running to smash that illusive PB. However, ALL will be running under our united banner of inclusivity. 

When: 7th July 2019
Registration: N/A
Minimum Fundraising Target: £250
FFI: https://www.runforall.com/even...


Ultra Challenge Series

Along a spectacular coastline; through beautiful English countryside; up and down rolling green hills; or perhaps following a historic river. With 25k, 50k or 100k walking routes what's your Challenge going to be in 2019?  

However you take on your Ultra Challenge, you'll get the best support & hospitality all the way to your finish line - and an unforgettable experience & sense of achievement, that might just re-define your personal boundaries & goals!

Join us - and Push Yourself Further in 2019.

When: 13th/14th July
Registration: N/A
Minimum Fundraising Target: £TBC
FFI: https://www.ultrachallenge.com...



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Greater Manchester Half Marathon

The Wiggle Manchester Half is a 13.1 mile challenge that takes place every October, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 13,000 runners. It’s an event that aims to truly represent all the wonderful people of Manchester, and celebrate our achievements.

When: 13th October
Registration: N/A
Minimum Fundraising Target: £250
FFI: https://www.manchesterhalfmara...


Other challenges!


If none of those events tickle your fancy, then why not look at a whole heap of challenge events? 

Head to Run for Charity for races of every distance right across the U.K; Cycle for Charity for a plethora of two-wheeled adventures or Sport for Charity for bungee jumps, sky dives and treks.

You'll be stuck for choice!

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Alternatively, if you're already signed up to a challenge, please consider fundraising in aid of Manchester Cares. 

Let Alex know your ambitions and he can help you reach your fundraising goal.

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