Challenge Events

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

Swim Serpentine – 21st September 2019

Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming festival staged in the heart of London. Organised by London Marathon Events, the festival is held in and around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Registration is free and we ask you to raise a minimum of £250. Email our Community and Events Manager to get involved.

Bath Marches – 5 October 2019

The Bath Marches is a new event for the South West’s 2019 outdoor calendar. Starting and finishing at the Holburne Museum, the event comprises 2 challenge walks of 12 and 22 miles including snack stops. Email our Community and Events Manager to register your interest.

Bath Half – 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 and we ask for each person to raise at least £250 in sponsorship or fundraising.

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

London Marathon 2020

We had an amazing team of six runners in 2019, fundraising nearly £10,000! 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 2020, email our Community and Events Manager to get involved.

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.

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, or if you’re ready to go, sign up here. Corporate teams can also take part – more information here!

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.

Adventure

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!

Running  

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

Cycling
London to Paris
London to Amsterdam

Walking
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.

Skydiving

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.

https://www.ukskydivingadventures.com/

https://www.goskydive.com/genesis-trust-bath/

https://www.netheravon.com/tandem/charity-skydiving/

Other ideas
Time Outdoors
Skyline Events
Global Adventures