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09 December 2022

The best fundraising challenges in 2023

Get involved in a fundraising challenge in 2023

Across the globe, people undertake challenges in order to try and raise money for some of their favourite charities, or charities that are close to their hearts. At World Vision, we’re so grateful to those who take part in fundraising events like marathons, bike rides and small local sales and activities. If you’re looking to get involved in fundraising and want to take part in a 2023 challenge to push yourself and raise money for an amazing charity, then keep reading to find some of the best fundraising challenges.

The best fundraising challenges in 2023:

  • 2023 London Marathon
  • Tough Mudder
  • London to Brighton Bike Ride
  • World Vision Himalayan Trek

2023 London Marathon

It goes without saying that the London Marathon is the most famous marathon in the UK and one of the six world major marathons. For this reason, it is one of the best opportunities for charity awareness and to raise a considerable amount of money. We have had a runner complete the marathon for us in the past and we are hoping to have 10 runners supporting us in the upcoming London Marathon.

The 2023 London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 23 April and over 40,000 runners will gather on the streets of London to take part. If you’re really looking to set yourself a challenge that will also raise money for your chosen charity, then the London Marathon, or a similar marathon, is a great idea.

Other popular UK marathons:

  • Brighton Marathon
  • Manchester Marathon
  • MK Marathon Weekend
  • Blackpool Festival Of Running
  • New Forest Marathon Weekend

Tough Mudder

Want to combine running with mud, obstacles, and a whole lot of fun with your friends? Then the Tough Mudder is the perfect 2023 challenge for you. With locations across the UK, there is an event close enough for everyone and the races range from 5K, 10K, 15K, Infinity 8hrs and the World’s Toughest so there really is a race to suit every type of runner.

Running throughout the year, the Tough Mudder events are great for work colleagues, friendship groups or single runners to get involved in. In 2022 World Vision had one runner who took part in the Scotland Tough Mudder Challenge and in 2023 we are looking to get runners in Scotland, London, and Manchester in order to raise important funds for World Vision and the children across the globe that we help.

London to Brighton Bike Race

The London to Brighton Bike Ride is one of the most iconic bike rides in the UK and winds its way south from London to Brighton. Covering 55 miles, you’ll cycle quiet country lanes passing through stunning villages and towns including Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before enjoying the views of Ditchling Beacon and the South Downs. This iconic bike ride is a great platform for fundraising and most riders organise their ride with a selected charity so their efforts can contribute towards bettering the world we live in.

Although World Vision didn’t have any riders in the London to Brighton Bike Race in 2022, 16 riders did complete the Dog Bite Cycling Challenge, where they rode from St Malo to Normandy and raised over £8,000. Bike rides are a great solo or team sport and are proven to raise some great funds for charity.

World Vision Himalayan Trek

The World Vision Himalayan Trek is a fundraising charity event organised by the team here at World Vision and is the perfect opportunity to tick off a bucket list challenge - as well as raising funds to help children across the globe. This five-day trek is a wonderful opportunity to witness the culture and tradition in the Nepalese countryside as well as enjoying breathtaking views of snowy peaks, traditional teahouses and awe-inspiring scenes that will leave you speechless. This once-in-a-lifetime trek is unlike any other and is not to be missed if you’d like to partner with World Vision on a fundraising project.

Why you should take part in a 2023 fundraising challenge

Challenge events are a great way to fundraise and to spread more awareness about an organisation. Not only are you setting yourself a physical and mental challenge, but you’re also doing it for the greater good of others, including those sponsored by World Vision. Our projects are backed by the generous donations and fundraising that takes place every year by our wonderful supporters. If you’re not looking to take part in a 2023 fundraising event but want to donate to World Vision, then we would be grateful.

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