Challenge Events

Challenge yourself and make a big difference to people facing their own challenges

Bath Half Marathon – Sunday 15 March 2020

The Bath Half Marathon is THE local running event of the year in Bath. We had over 30 runners in 2019 – read more about their experiences for inspiration.

Sign up is FREE for runners but we do ask for each person to raise sponsorship for Genesis Trust. Registration deadline is Feb 6.

Sign up for the 2020 Bath Half here, or contact our Community and Events Manager for more information.


Tandem Skydive – Saturday 2 May 2020

Fancy dropping out of the sky from 10,000 feet? Give yourself the challenge and thrill of a lifetime with this incredible opportunity Genesis Trust. Secure your place with a £50 deposit. Minimum fundraising target is £395. Book here.

Leap of Faith! – Saturday 26 September

Abseil from Bath Abbey Tower to raise funds for both Genesis Trust and the Bath Abbey Footprint Project. The registration fee is £30 and the fundraising target for this event is £150. Book here. 

Bike Bath – June 2020

Bike Bath is a fantastic local cycling event that gives riders the choice of completing 25, 50 or 80 miles. Registration is free and we ask you to raise a minimum of just £100. Email our Community and Events Manager to get involved.

RideLondon – 16 August 2020

The 2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will take place in August 2020.

This 100-mile route, made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, finishes on the Mall in front of thousands of spectators. It’s a hugely popular event. The public ballot has now closed so secure your place with us now!

Email our Community and Events Manager to get involved.

To ride for Genesis Trust Bath it is free to register and we ask for a fundraising target of £400. This distance also counts as one of the London Classics.

Swim in the Serpentine! 26 September 2020.

Cold water swimming is good for you! Take a dunk in the waters – Genesis Trust has places for this wonderful event. Contact our Community and Events Manager to register your interest.

Cotswold Way Challenge

The Cotswold Way Challenge is a stunning walking route through the Cotswold countryside, from Bath to Cheltenham. 100km to be completed over one day or more – run it, jog it or enjoy a few days out with your friends. Email our Community and Events Manager for information about funding your place. Corporate teams can also take part – more information here!

London Marathon 2021

We had an amazing team of six runners in 2019, fundraising nearly £10,000! Our team for 2020 is already full! Along with RideLondon and Swim Serpentine, the London Marathon is part of the London Classics – a trio of challenge events in the capital.

If you’d like to sign up for 2021, email our Community and Events Manager to get involved.

Other Challenges

It isn’t just the well known events that make a big difference to us.  There are plenty of endurance activities, relaxing walks and muddy adventures to take part in.


We’re now a registered charity with Discover Adventure – an adventure travel company with fundraising at its heart. From trekking in the Rockies to cycling across Zambia, there’s a challenge out there for you!


Weston Super Half – email our Community and Events Manager for a discount code

Tough Mudder

The Sodbury Slog

Relish Running – local races based on the Two Tunnels route near Bath. Distances include a 500m colour run, 5km, 10km, half-marathon, marathon and 50km

London to Paris
London to Amsterdam

Cotswold Way

Take up your own walking challenge like Faith Smith who walked 60 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal to celebrate her 60th birthday and raise funds for us.


Have you ever thought of parachuting or skydiving? Aaron is jumping for Genesis this year: “for my 21stbirthday I was gifted a skydiving experience. I am terrified of the idea of jumping out of a plane at 7,000 feet so I have decided to use this as an opportunity to raise some money for a good cause and get me out that plane.”

If you want to find out more about skydiving for charity these are some companies that organise jumps nearest to Bath at drop zones at Netheravon, Salisbury in Wiltshire and Honiton in Devon.

Other ideas
Time Outdoors
Skyline Events
Global Adventures