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 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.


Brighton Marathon 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!


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…


Ben Nevis Weekend

  • Location: Fort William Scotland
  • Date: 11th August 2017
  • Activity level: High

Ben Nevis is the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1343m. The trek to reach the summit will last 3 days while enjoying the enchantment and ancient history of The Scottish Highlands.


Great North Run

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Date: 10th September 2017
  • Registration fee: £45
  • Minimum sponsorship: £250
  • Activity level: High

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!  


Sheffield 10k

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Date: 24th September 2017
  • Registration fee: £10
  • Minimum sponsorship: £100
  • Activity level: Medium

Join thousands of runners in the 2017 Sheffield 10K and raise funds for The SMA Trust! Starting in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city,  along Charter Row and Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park.