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Get involved in a charity challenge to get moving more!

Monthly fitness challenges and events are a great way to support charities while creating a healthier you. 


If you’re looking for motivation to become more active, then take on a charity challenge! It's a great way to incorporate fitness into your life – and you’ll be supporting a worthwhile cause. It’s a win-win!

By doing one of these weekly or monthly challenges, you’re more likely to make fitness part of your regular daily routine – and reap the benefits of moving more.

With so many charity challenges to choose from, there’s something to get everyone active, giving and connecting more this summer. You can choose from virtual events across the nation or create your own 30-day challenge – getting involved is a great way to include the Five Ways to Wellbeing in your everyday activities. 

Walk 100 miles for Cancer Research UK

You can take on this virtual challenge in whatever way suits you, whether that’s 3.3 miles a day or longer walks at the weekend – your ability, your move. You can take it on as an individual or as a team and either walk 100 miles in one week or spread across the month; the choice is yours. Plus, you can start/finish your challenge at a time that is convenient for you. 

If you want to do more for your health and wellbeing, you can sign up to the Cancer Research UK May walking challenge on their website.

Walk for Macmillan with your furry friend

Enjoy getting outdoors and walking with your canine friend? Then this might be the charity challenge for you!

This May you can take part in a walking challenge with your furry friend and raise money for Macmillan – perfect for dog owners, walkers and dog lovers. The aim of the challenge is to get out and active in the fresh spring air and complete 62 miles for charity. See how you can take part.

Move this May for Sue Ryder

This May, commit to 31 minutes of activity every day and raise money for Sue Ryder. Whether it’s walking, cycling, running, swimming, dancing, yoga or tai chi – choose the activities you want to do and keep active every day. Find out more and how you can take part in this charity challenge.

Steps for Pets challenge

Join the Blue Cross Steps for Pets May walking challenge and make a difference to your health and wellbeing. Whether you’re a regular walker or a beginner, this walking challenge is a fantastic way to get active and raise money for Blue Cross who provide care and support to keep pets healthy and happy.

The aim of the challenge is to clock up to 300,000 steps in May – that’s 10,000 steps a day and one day to take a well-earned rest. Find out more and how to sign up.

Mind's May Marathon

Run 26.2 miles in May for Mind! You can spread it daily, over weekends, or do the whole thing in one go - your pace, your way on how you take on this virtual event. New to running? Take it one mile at a time, in a way that works for you. Or if you're a keen runner who fancies a challenge, why not aim to run a marathon in one go, or over a couple of weekends. However way you run it, you’ll make a huge difference. Find out more and sign up.

Dorset charity walking challenges 

If you want to help out a local charity and get involved in a one-day challenge in your community, there are some Dorset-based events happening over summer. These one-day challenges have a variety of perks, as well as being a great way to do more for your health and wellbeing. Taking part and connecting with others during the event can help you stay motivated throughout the challenge.

The Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge is back this year. On the 13-14 May you can hike either 10K, 25KM, 50KM or 100KM across our spectacular world heritage coastline. Choose your challenge and do it at your own pace. Find more information about event here.

The Dorchester Walking Festival is a 9-day event taking place from 13th to 21st May 2023. There are many walking trail events to choose from, many of which are free. This includes a mixture of long and short walks for all abilities and ages - guided and self-guided walks - something for everyone to enjoy and get involved in. See all the walking events and book.

There’s a challenge for everyone, so what’s stopping you! 

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