Challenge events

Challenge Events

The simplest tasks are incredibly difficult for someone with SMA. Originally taken on by children and teenagers who live with this condition, The SMA Trust challenges have managed to raise thousands of pounds, completing feats of courage and perseverance. Show your support for The SMA Trust, and challenge yourself by taking part in one of our many events detailed below.

Whether you’re a walker or a runner, a cyclist or a triathlete… or just an adrenaline junkie, there’s an event to suit you.

Take tUKSMARC 1000 MC Logo SMALLhe 1000 Mile Challenge – It might sound daunting, but it isn’t! Get together with friends, family and colleagues and clock up a cumulative 1000 miles as a team. All you have to do is travel 1000 miles – there’s no time limit and no limit on how many people you get to help you; you certainly don’t have to do it on your own!  You could bike, row your boat, walk the dog, take part in a run, do an exercise class, ride your horse or even knit! Everyone can take part and every contribution will help you reach your 1000 mile target.

Bath Half Marathon – Places filled for 2018

  • Location: Bath
  • Date: 4th March 2018
  • Registration fee: £45
  • Minimum sponsorship: £175
  • Activity level: Medium

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.

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Brighton Marathon 2018 – Places filled for 2018

  • Location: Brighton
  • Date: 15th April 2018
  • Registration fee: £25
  • Minimum sponsorship: £500
  • Activity level: High

Growing in size and status with every year, the 2018 Brighton Marathon is expected to be record-breaking with more people running than ever before. Be a part of the unmissable Brighton Marathon Weekend!

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Virgin London Marathon – Places filled for 2018

  • Location: Central London
  • Date: 22nd April 2018
  • Registration fee: £25
  • Minimum sponsorship: £3,000
  • Activity level: High

If you missed out on a ballot place, why not take part in the most iconic run in the UK, for The SMA Trust? Run for us and you would be supporting a small charity with a big aim, working towards treatments and a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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London To Amsterdam Open Cycle June 2018

  • Location: London-Amsterdam
  • Date: 6th-10th June 2018
  • Tickets: Self-funded option available
  • Registration fee: £125
  • Minimum sponsorship: £1,600
  • Activity level: Medium

The 3 Cities Bike Ride takes you on an exciting charity challenge through the beautiful English countryside… across The Channel, through Northern France to Bruges and onto Amsterdam!

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Tour De France Cycle Ride 2018

  • Location: London - Paris
  • Date: 25th July 2018 – 29th July 2018
  • Tickets: Self-funded £825
  • Registration fee: £125
  • Minimum sponsorship: £1,650
  • Activity level: Medium

Our signature Tour de France ride is a unique opportunity to cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris and to arrive in Paris in time to watch the arrival of the Tour de France on Sunday 29th July 2018!

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Yorkshire Three Peaks Treks 2018

  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Date: 31/08/2018 – 02/09/2018 (alternative dates also available)
  • Tickets: Self-funded £330
  • Registration fee: £80
  • Minimum sponsorship: £500
  • Activity level: High

Take on this highly challenging trek through some of the UK’s most beautiful and dramatic landscapes, carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago! A fantastic experience for experienced walkers!

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Jurassic Coast Weekends 2018

  • Location: Dorset
  • Date: 7th-9th September 2018 (alternative dates available)
  • Tickets: Self-funded £330
  • Registration fee: £80
  • Minimum sponsorship: £500

Explore the Jurassic Coastline, formed over 185 million years ago, with scenery that is both breathtaking and unique. Visit the Natural World Heritage Site and raise funds towards a cure and treatments for SMA.

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Sky Dives

  • Location: UK
  • Date: Throughout the year
  • Registration fee: From £395
  • Minimum sponsorship: None
  • Activity level: Medium

Would you like to try skydiving? By raising a minimum sponsorship amount you can receive your skydive for FREE! Find information on how you can benefit by raising funds for your favourite cause through parachuting and skydiving…

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Great North Run 2018

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Date: 9th September 2018
  • Registration fee: £45
  • Minimum sponsorship: £250
  • Activity level: High

Have you missed out on a place in the London Marathon? Thought 26 miles may have been a little too far? Why not fundraise for the SMA Trust in the Great North Run in September. Run in one of the world’s most popular and biggest half marathons!  

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Great Birmingham Run 2018

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Date: 14th October 2018
  • Registration fee: £30
  • Minimum sponsorship: £250
  • Activity level: Medium

Take part in the UK’s second largest half marathon. Run the looping course, taking in some iconic landmarks around Birmingham’s City Centre and enjoy the incredible atmosphere and music which helps make the event unforgettable.

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Want to Run for The SMA Trust?

  • Location: Various
  • Date: Various

If none of the events listed above are right for you, but you want to do a run for The SMA Trust, there are any number of other running events that you can take part in and #fundraise4sma!

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