Challenge events

Large or small, fun or serious, taking part in a challenge event is an amazing way to raise funds for Coram, and help transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Find out more about challenge events for Coram and download our fundraising pack to help you hit the ground running - or cycling, or baking, or whatever takes your fancy.

Download our fundraising pack here 

There are a huge number of events happening across the UK, so if yours isn't listed don't worry - just get in touch and we'll be on hand to support you along the way! 

Browse all our social and challenge events.


Whether you're a keen runner or a novice on the track, there has never been a better time to lace up your running shoes and fundraise for Coram. From 5km runs to entire marathons, we have a number of events across the UK – sign up today and achieve your goals while raising vital funds for vulnerable children. Event highlights include the Virgin Money London Marathon and the London Landmarks Half Marathon, but there are plenty more options available in your area. Find out more about our running challenge events.


Calling all cyclists - we need your pedal power! Cycling for Coram is a great way to get fit while raising funds to help us create better chances for children, and a fantastic opportunity to create a close-knit team. From Ride London to overseas trips, we can help you find the perfect ride. Find out more about our cycling challenges.


Are you brave enough to take on some the toughest obstacle course challenges? Are you prepared to scale walls, crawl through tunnels and swing from ropes? Can you take on all of this while fundraising for Coram at the same time? If so, we want to hear from you! Our most popular obstacle challenge events include Tough Mudder and Spartan Race, which take place throughout the year and across the UK. Get more information on our adrenaline events.

Fun runs

Raising money for charity doesn't need to be so serious! You don't need to run a marathon or battle a bike ride to make a difference - from costumed runs to inflatable obstacle courses, find an event that puts the 'fun' into fundraising for you. If you're looking for something a little different, we can help you find it – find out more about our fun run events.


Make a splash for Coram! Whether it's signing up for a swimming event, or challenging yourself to laps in your local pool, swimming is a fantastic challenge for all ages and levels of fitness. Read more about how to swim for Coram.  


Would you like to combine a fitness challenge and an adventure? Then take on an expedition for Coram! Whether it's trekking, cycling or running, your team will be able to explore new corners of the globe or hidden treasures of the UK, all the while raising crucial funds to help us improve the lives of vulnerable young people. We'd love to help you find the challenge of a lifetime – find out more about our expeditions here.


London classics

Are you up to London's toughest challenge? If you take part in the London Marathon, Ride London, and Swim Serpentine, you will earn a place in the London Classic Half of Fame. There's no date restriction, meaning you can complete the trio in your own time - so if you've already tackled one, what's stopping you from taking on the rest?     



Do your own thing 

You don't need to take part in one of our listed events to fundraise for Coram! Whether you're registered in another sporting event, or have your own ideas for putting on a fundraiser, we'd love to hear from you. If you're already registered in an event and want to fundraise for Coram, please get in touch so that we can send you support, newsletters, and - of course - kit!  Starting to fundraise but need some ideas? The team are on hand to provide you with inspiration and support.

Here are some of our favourites from previous Coram events…

  • The Great Coram Cake Off
  • Dress Down and Dress Up days e.g. – Onesie Wednesday
  • Pub Quizzes – did you know that Coram has a 10-round pub quiz pack ready for you to use? Email us for a pack
  • Table football or ping pong tournament
  • Treasure hunt
  • Coram Crafternoons

If you would like more information about doing your own thing or any other challenge event, then please contact our team on 020 7520 0426 or email us.

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