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Running, trekking, skydiving and more: take on a charity challenge and raise money for vital sight-saving treatments.

Ready to fundraise while taking on a challenge? There are hundreds of organised events to choose from, enabling you to raise valuable donations for Sightsavers.

Whether you want to run a marathon, take on a skydive challenge or do something a little closer to home, every sponsorship pledge you receive will help us to continue our vital work around the globe.

Use our list below to find your perfect event. Click the headings to view more details about each event and how to sign up: you can register for many of our events via our fundraising partner, Run For

Running events

Every year in April, join 40,000 people running 26.2 miles around the UK capital.

Sign up today to take part in one of the world’s best-known athletics events. Sightsavers has charity places available: find out how to take part and fundraise for us.

Learn how to take part in aid of Sightsavers
Athletes run down the streets of London with Big Ben in the background.


This stunning London race takes in world-famous landmarks on closed roads.

The route includes Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Sign up via Run For
A large group of runners along a path beneath tall green trees.

Take part in Wales’s largest mass-participation fundraising event.

The flat, fast course takes in some of the city’s breathtaking landmarks.

Sign up via Run For
A large group of runners posing under a start line. Some are wearing daffodil headdresses.

Take on the Yorkshire Marathon, one of Britain’s most popular marathons, which has sold out every year since its launch in 2013.

The course takes you past some of York’s landmarks, and the locals will be out in force to cheer you along.

Sign up via Run For
Two Yorkshire Marathon runners celebrate.

The unique 10k run takes place at the UK’s largest theme park.

Take on the challenge and enjoy exclusive access to the park.

Sign up via Run For

The new Inflatable 5k obstacle course has got even bigger and bouncier!

You can take part at locations across the UK, tackling 32 gigantic obstacles on the 5km distance.

Sign up via Run For
Competitors and kids running up a huge red inflatable staircase.

Looking for a smaller event or something that’s closer to home?

The Run For Charity website enables you to search for events by month and location.

Visit Sightsavers’ page on
Hundreds of runners taking part in the Cork City Marathon.

Other outdoor events

‘Ultra Challenges’ are perfect for walking enthusiasts, endurance trekkers or even marathon runners looking to up the distance.

Each of the eight events offers different routes, from 25km to more than 100km.

How to sign up for Ultra Challenges
A group of hikers walk across spectacular clifftop scenery.

This is your chance to help out at high-profile events across the UK in aid of Sightsavers.

Past volunteers have helped at British Summer Time and All Points East in London, We Out Here in Cambridgeshire and Boardmasters in Newquay.

How to volunteer at a festival
Two girls smiling at a festival.

If there’s a greater adrenaline rush than hurling yourself out of a plane at 10,000ft, we’ve yet to find it!

Sightsavers’ fundraising skydives are organised through Skyline Parachuting, a member of the British Parachute Association.

How to sign up for a skydive
A woman grins during her skydive as she freefalls while attached to her instructor.

At 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa – and your challenge is to reach the summit.

We guarantee it’s one of the most exhilarating adventures you’ll ever attempt.

How to sign up for a trek
A picture of the Sightsavers staff members who took part in the climb.

Online and virtual events

Indulge your passion for video gaming while raising money for charity by becoming a Game Changer.

By playing your favourite games in aid of Sightsavers, you can help us change lives.

How to be a Game Changer
A colourful video game screen with the text 'Game Changers' in an 8 bit-style font. Scattered around the screen are tiny platforms containing icons from retro video games, including coins, mushrooms and cherries. There are stars and clouds in the background.

Any fundraising questions? Drop us a line!

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