There are lots of exciting challenges both in the UK and overseas which you could take part in to raise vital funds for Seashell Trust.
We can arrange zipslides, parachute jumps and abseils regularly plus have places on many of the local runs and triathlons. In addition, below is just a small selection of the open challenge opportunities available to you but we can always help you find a bespoke challenge that would interest you.
Just contact Jo Barber on 0161 610 0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what you would like to do, even if it is not featured below.
If you register for a challenge event and you'd like to raise money for Seashell Trust, do let us know and we'll send you our fundraising pack!
Gung-Ho! it’s 5k but not as you know it. Tackle a series of inflatable obstacles, from the biggest moon walk you are ever going to see on the planet to one of the world's biggest ever inflatable slide. The Thriller might be a bit of a challenge at the end of the course but you are sure to scream with laughter on the way down and have loads of fun all the way round.
Places are limited, and the cost increases as we get closer to the date. Register before 29th January for the best ticket price - http://begung-ho.co.uk/events/gung-ho-manchester-30-april-2016/
Be part of Manchester's Greatest Run on Sunday 22 May! The 10k running event, broadcast live on BBC, will return to the heart of the city next year and is an event not to be missed! Since 2003 more than a quarter of a million people have taken part and this year we will be welcoming our 300,000th runner across the finish line...could it be you? Not only will runners pass some of Manchester's most iconic sights, including Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, all finishers will also receive a brand new technical t-shirt in their finishers' packs. Register at http://www.greatrun.org/great-manchester-run
For younger athletes, head to Sportcity for the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run on Saturday 21 May. Sportcity is less than two miles from the city centre and is home to Manchester City Football Club and a number of other sporting venues.
There are 2 shorter distance runs for children aged between 3 – 15 years old. The Junior & Mini events are open to all abilities...you don't need to be the next Mo Farah or Paula Radcliffe! It's great to see thousands of enthusiastic young runners enjoying the great outdoors in Manchester. All Junior and Mini runners will receive their very own running t-shirt, a goodie-filled finisher’s pack and that all-important medal.
The 2016 Great North Run general entry ballot will close at midday on Monday 8 February. Enter now for your chance to be part of the world's greatest half marathon.
Broadcast live on the BBC, the Great North Run, on Sunday 11 September, sees thousands of runners take on the half marathon challenge every year. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields. Since 1981 the world's greatest half marathon has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields and we're looking forward to cheering on the next million.
Register here http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
Be part of the action and secure your place in the UK’s Flattest, Fastest and Friendliest Marathon which will be held on the 10th April 2016. Awarded the official title of UK's Best Marathon for two years running at the Running Awards, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford is a marathon not to be missed. A superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Manchester United Football Club, plus a medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers!
Join in on 10th April 2016 and take part in the celebrations as the 2016 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon will be the 40th Manchester Marathon since the first race which was held in 1908. Register at http://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com/
Get on your bike for a fantastic cycle Sportive to help support Seashell Trust’s life-changing work with profoundly disabled children and young people.
Come along and ride, knowing that your entry fee is going to a very worthwhile cause, or go one step further and raise sponsorship money to help buy specialist bikes so our students get the chance to experience the thrill of cycling.
Choose from a fun family 50km, a challenging, scenic 100km or if you're up for a big challenge, take on our epic leg-busting 160km route, taking in a selection of the Peak District's finest climbs.
Find out more and register here http://www.seashelltrustsportive.org.uk/
Rough Runner is a new breed of sports event. It merges distance running (anything from 5km up to 15km) and obstacles that you’ll have to take on along the way. The obstacles are inspired by all those game shows we love – Takeshi’s Castle, Wipeout, Gladiator, Ninja Warrior and more. So if you’ve ever thought that the Travelator looked like a challenge, a sweeper obstacle would be a great laugh, or you just fancy a go on the big balls, then Rough Runner is for you. Enter at http://roughrunner.com/events/manchester-oct-2016/
Nightrider™ is an exciting 100km moonlit ride past London’s iconic landmarks Encounter Tower Bridge, a deserted City of London, Canary Wharf, Hampstead Heath, London Zoo, Piccadilly Circus, British Museum, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Battersea Power Station and more…Registration is just £39 and minimum sponsorship only £175.00 or pay the full cost of £99 and raise as much money as you can. Places are on a first come basis so hurry and book your place. Visit nightrider.org.uk for more information or contact one of our team on 0161 610 0170.
This long weekend challenge links two great European cities, London and Paris, covering around 300km in just 3 days. Encounter historic towns, sleepy villages and rolling countryside en-route. Cycle along wide Parisian boulevards to the finishing line at the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower and then enjoy a free day to explore the sights of Paris before boarding the Eurostar train back to London. Registration fee is £150 and minimum sponsorship is £1,200 or you pay £595 to cover the costs and raise as much sponsorship as possible. Visit this website for more information or contact the team on 0161 610 0170.
L'Etape du Tour, established in 1993 to allow amateur cyclists to test their legs on the route of one of the mountain stages in the Tour de France, has become the reference race for cyclosportive riders from all over the world.
Over 50 different nationalities are represented in the field. Riders come from faraway countries, all of them burning with the same passion for the Tour de France and the legendary French mountains.
Since L'Etape du Tour is a travelling race, it is a unique yearly chance to discover new regions and new landscapes, to combine a sports challenge with tourism in France.
Prices start from £500 and we just ask that you raise as much as possible for Seashell Trust. Visit this website for more information or contact the team on 0161 610 0170.
Starting from Manchester United Football Ground at Old Trafford, this invigorating ride will take you along country lanes to the finish on the South Promenade at Blackpool, where you can enjoy a barbecue, live music and well-earned massage (not to mention a well-earned drink in the beer tent!). Registration fee is £18 and there is no minimum sponsorship. If you have a place, please do let us know and we will send you a fundraising pack and t-shirt. You can register here.
Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Climb to an altitude of 5895 metres. Marvel at the diverse ecosystem from cultivated farmlands on the lower levels, through lush rainforest and alpine meadow to a barren lunar landscape at the top. Watch sunrise from the summit. Registration fee is £350 and minimum sponsorship is £3,500 or you can just pay for the trip at a cost of £1749 and raise what you can! Visit this website for more information or contact the team on 0161 610 0170.
Explore different sections of the Great Wall of China in the hills around Beijing. Head deep into the countryside away from the places where tourists normally visit this majestic structure. Marvel at the panoramic vistas from watch towers en-route. Witness unrestored sections of the wall which date back to the Ming Dynasty. Discover a country immersed in history, mythology and ancient traditions. Afterwards visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during free time in Beijing. Registration is £299, with a minimum sponsorship of £2,800 or you could pay the trip fee of £1398 and raise as much as you can. Visit this website for more information or contact the team on 0161 610 0170.
The Inca Trail is rated amongst the ten best trekking routes on Earth. It boasts striking beauty, ancient Inca ruins and diverse ecological zones. The trail includes very different terrain from high desert plateau to tropical Andean rainforest. Our ultimate destination is Machu Picchu – the 'Lost City' of the Incas – one of the world’s most fascinating and important archaeological finds. Other highlights include the historical town of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Inca site and market town of Pisac and the capital city of Lima. Registration is just £350 and minimum sponsorship only £3, 100 or pay the full cost of £1, 515 and raise as much money as you can. Visit this website for more information or contact one of our team on 0161 610 0170.
Madagascar is one of the ecologically richest countries on the planet - the last Eden. Ride 475km through the north east of this incredible island. Discover highland villages, paddy fields and tropical fruit plantations. Marvel at stunning coastal vistas. The terrain is an exciting combination of tarmac and dusty off-road trails. An unforgettable experience far away from the comforts of modern life. Registration is just £299 and minimum sponsorship only £3, 000 or pay the full cost of £1, 495 and raise as much money as you can. Visit this website for more information or contact one of our team on 0161 610 0170.
Wilmslow Half Marathon Sunday - 3rd April 2016 - http://www.wilmslowhalfmarathon.org.uk/
Wilmslow Triathlon – 17th May 2015 - http://www.xtramileevents.com/events/wilmslow-triathlon-2016/
Great North Swim – 10th June 2016 - http://www.greatrun.org/great-swim/great-north-swim
Great Manchester Swim – 2 July 2016 - http://www.greatrun.org/great-swim/great-manchester-swim
Salford Triathlon – 26th July 2016 - http://www.salfordtriathlon.com/