Sponsored challenge events

Fancy a run, trek or bike ride? Organising your own challenge event? You've come to the right place!

We would love you to join us in raising funds for our brothers and sisters around the world. Get active, get sponsored and raise money for people living in poverty, while getting fit and having fun. 

Join Team CAFOD

Join Team CAFOD and start raising funds for our brothers and sisters around the world!

Take part in a sponsored challenge event to raise money for CAFOD

You can sign up for these events by filling in the form at the bottom of this page, or emailing events@cafod.org.uk.

London Marathon

Come support CAFOD's runners!

CAFOD supporters running in the Virgin Money London Marathon. Join our team this year!

Date: 3 October 2021

If you have entered the ballot and you are successful in getting a place, then we would love for you to run for CAFOD. Please get in touch at events@cafod.org.uk.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Team CAFOD Complete the Royal Parks Half Marathon- find out how you can join us in any event this year!

Date: 11 April 2021

This is now a virtual event.

If you would be interested in running it for CAFOD and think you could raise £200, please get in touch.

Apply now

London Landmarks Half Marathon

Medals at the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Medals at the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Date: 23 May 2021

Registration fee: £40

Fundraising target: £400

Sign up by: 31 March 2021

Apply now


We are aware of the uncertainty that surrounds our lives because of Covid-19, and that some events may be postponed. We will be checking these events regularly and will update this page with any new advice or announcements.

We would like to reiterate the government's advice to stay indoors and follow social distancing when shopping or exercising. If you have any queries, please email events@cafod.org.uk.

More upcoming events

You can also run, walk cycle or anything else you want to in any number of events. Please email events@cafod.org.uk if you have an event in mind or would like us to suggest an event!

Here are some events which might be of interest:


Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon & Half Marathon

Great North Run

Cardiff Half Marathon


Cycle events

Bike rides


Trek fest

Other walking and trekking events

And there are loads of other events to choose from, and others you could arrange yourself!

By buying your own place in an event, you'll save CAFOD this upfront cost and we can ensure all of your sponsorship goes towards our essential work overseas. We won't set you a sponsorship target but will support you in raising as much as you can.

How to start fundraising

If you are interested in other ideas for fundraising for CAFOD, please visit our A-Z fundraising page.

In the meantime you can start collecting sponsorship today by creating your JustGiving page, setting up a Facebook Fundraiser or downloading a sponsorship form.

Keep in touch

Please email events@cafod.org.uk or call 0303 303 3030 for training and fundraising support.

Join Team CAFOD

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