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Do Your Own Challenge

How to get Involved

You can take part in any challenge you choose and raise money for our heroes. Whether setting yourself a fitness goal, achieving a life-long ambition or marking a milestone - push yourself to the limit and help us keep our promise to be here for veterans and their families.

Maybe there's a local event you've been meaning to sign up for, a once in a lifetime experience on your bucket list, or you want to organise your own challenge. Here are a few things you might find it helpful to consider while thinking about your plans.

Charity Bike Rides

Charity Bike Rides

There are a whole host of charity bike rides to take part in across the country and beyond, suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

On your bike!
Charity Walks and Treks

Charity Walks and Treks

Take on a charity walk, trek of hike. Get inspired with our events, or create your own path. Help For Heroes is with you every step of the way.

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Charity Runs

Charity Runs

Take on a charity run, ultra event or marathon. Get inspired with our events, or create your own path. Help for Heroes is with you every step of the way.

Get involved

Do Your Own Challenge Ideas

There are hundreds of organised events up and down the UK, from 5k runs to Ironman competitions so there are plenty to choose from. Here are some of our most popular events, as well as some other ideas to inspire you.

Skydive for Heroes

Skydive for Heroes

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Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder

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Alternatively, there are a number of reputable charity challenge companies that organise UK and overseas events, such as Discover Adventure, that can help you to achieve your life's ambition and raise money while doing it. Your fundraising target will be set by you or the challenge provider; once you've decided or signed up, let us know by clicking the 'Register Now' button and we can help support you with your fundraising efforts. 

By joining Team Help for Heroes you will receive:

  • A welcome pack from the Events Team with our Fundraising Guide;

  • A Help for Heroes technical t-shirt to wear with pride on the day; 

  • Support from our dedicated Events Team from the moment you join us, through to the finish line and beyond!

Frequently Asked Questions

Whatever challenge you have planned, the Help for Heroes Events Team will be on hand to guide you every step of the way to help you reach and smash your fundraising target. If you have any questions or need some support, you can view our full list of FAQs, or contact the team using the details below.

WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING TARGET?

Organise your own fundraiser
If you are planning your own fundraiser, you can set your own target.

Help for Heroes events
For Help for Heroes’ own fundraising events, such as Step 2 It there is usually a suggested minimum fundraising target. A small proportion of this will cover the costs of administering the event, but the remainder of your fundraising will enable Help for Heroes to continue helping wounded veterans and their families. The exception is our Big Battlefield Bike Ride where the cost of your place includes all travel, accommodation, and meals. More details can be found on the individual events pages.

Third-party events
For events organised by a third party (e.g. Ultra Challenge Series, Great North Run) there is usually a fundraising target for a charity place. This can vary depending on the event and whether you choose to fundraise the cost of your place as well, or pay a higher proportion of the cost of your place and have a lower fundraising target; or cover the cost of your place yourself and set your own target.

Support and Contact

The Help for Heroes Events Team will work closely with you throughout your fundraising journey and share helpful tips and advice every step of the way. 

Although sponsorship from your friends and family is amazing, getting creative and coming up with other ways to fundraise will provide a massive boost to your total. Try breaking your target into smaller, achievable chunks and plan an event or activity for each month to hit that amount. Your fundraising journey is all part of the experience, so relish it!

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Whether you’re after training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 0300 303 9888

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk