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Looking for an exciting challenge? Take on a challenge event for CAFOD!

Whether you want to run, walk, trek or cycle, your fundraising will help fight global poverty.

Running events

Find an event where you are! There are hundreds of events all over the country where you can sign up and fundraise for CAFOD.

Join TeamCAFOD

Get in touch if you're interested in taking on a sporty challenge for CAFOD. From running to cycling, to swimming to trekking - there's a challenge for everyone.

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I have my own place!

Do you already have your own place in an event? Thank you so much for choosing to fundraise for CAFOD through your challenge event - we would love to welcome you to the team!

Join TeamCAFOD today with your own place in a run, walk, swim, cycle, trek or any other challenge event. Your fundraising will be vital in helping communities around the world as they overcome poverty.

Take on an active challenge

Getting active for CAFOD couldn't be easier!

For balloted running events, such as the London Marathon or Great North Run, you can apply for a CAFOD charity place. Check out our Run for CAFOD page for more information.

You can also find your own challenge event, either by purchasing your own place or asking CAFOD to secure your place, following these simple steps:

  1. Choose the challenge event you'd like to take part in. You can browse these on sites like Sport for Charity or just by searching the internet.

  2. Contact us or the event organiser to sign up and secure your place.

  3. If you've purchased your own place, let us know so we can support you every step of the way.

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.

If you'd prefer for CAFOD to buy your place, and save you this cost, we are more than happy to do so. We will set you a sponsorship target and support you to smash your goal.

If you'd like some help with finding the right event for you, please get in touch with the events team by emailing We'd love to hear from you!

Need some inspiration?

Find out more about the UK’s biggest & best series of treks and runs. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support all the way.

With ‘continuous’ full 100 km challenges or a 2 day ‘daylight’ 100 km option with camping at half way, a new 75 km ‘3/4’ choice, testing 50 km half & 25 km quarter distance options, a few engaging off-road marathons, a set of 10K ‘taster’ events, and the new 'ultra march' category for ambitious walkers – there’s an ultra challenge for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Sign up to take on an ultra challenge for CAFOD!

Whether your pedaling from city to city, coast to coast or John O'Groats to Lands End, you can raise money to help fight poverty with every mile you cycle. Here's some popular cycling challenges here in the UK:

Want to take part in a cycling event not listed here? You can sign up for any cycling event you choose, and still fundraise for CAFOD.

Or, you can organise your own cycle! Simply pick your route, ask your friends and family for sponsorship and get in the saddle. Don't forget to let us know what you have planned so we can help to reach the finish line.

Ready to take the plunge for CAFOD? Or perhaps you're up for pushing yourself in an obstacle course. There's so many ways you can get active for CAFOD.

You may be a keen open-water swimmer, ready to take on the Great North Swim or Swim Serpentine. Or, maybe you fancy getting muddy at Tough Mudder. You could even set your own fitness challenge! From press-up, planking and squat challenges, to practicing yoga each day for a month, create the challenge that's right for you.

Whatever you choose, your fundraising will support communities around the world overcome poverty.

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Get in touch!

There are lots of different challenges you can take on for CAFOD. Whether you're diving in head first, pedalling the pavements or getting covered in mud, find the sporting challenge that's right for you.

Please contact the Events team if you're interested in getting active for CAFOD. You will receive training and fundraising support every step of the way!

CAFOD Events

Not sure if a challenge event is for you? Get involved in CAFOD's own active events! Or, plan your own fundraising event with your friends, family and community.

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