Challenge Events

Whether you want to run a few miles or trek across a dessert, there’s a challenge event for you.

Get active to support carers

We’ll cheer you on all the way as you challenge yourself and raise much-needed funds to make a carer’s life easier. You can choose a challenge from the list below or sign up to another event. 

Once you’ve chosen your challenge, set up a JustGiving fundraising page and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

Neon Run

Too often, carers are invisible. By taking on a challenge in your brightest running gear, you can make carers visible at the same time as raising vital funds.

It’s easy to take part:

1. Choose your challenge. Whether it’s a brief jog after work each day for a week or your first half marathon, choose a challenge that’s right for you.

2. Go to our JustGiving campaign page and click the orange button to set up your fundraising page.

3. On the day of your challenge, dig out your brightest running clothes and take to the streets.

Events in and around Bedfordshire

Bedford Running Festival is an annual event with running events for all abilities. The next event will take place from 2nd – 4th September 2022. Run 5k, 10k, a half-marathon or 20 miles.

You’ve got plenty of time to prepare before the Love Luton 10k and half marathon on 30th October 2022.

We’ll keep this page up-to-date with events as we hear about them. If you know of other local challenge events that we can feature here, please e-mail

National and International Events

Our friends at ‘Global Adventure Challenges’ have something for everyone: mountains, canyons, deserts and rapids. You can cycle from London to Paris, take on the Three Peaks Challenge or even go sledding through Lapland!

Action Challenge run a range of walks across the UK. Walk 25, 50 or 100 kilometres with lots of support before and during the event.

Louise and her husband took ran a 10km Warrior Adrenaline Race, having never attempted something like this before. They wanted to give back after being recipients of our Carers Grants which allowed them to take a break away with their family.

Carers in Bedfordshire’s Operations Manager, Hatty, and Fundraising Manager, Jolene, took on Neon Run challenges during Carers Week 2021. Hatty ran her first half-marathon and Jolene ran 10k every day for a week. Together they raised £945.