Challenge Events

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

tandem skydivers over Old Sarum

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. Secure your place with a £50 booking fee. Minimum fundraising target is £395. Book here.

Alternatively, cover the cost of the jump yourself (£295 plus the booking fee) and raise at least £100 for Genesis.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! You will jump in tandem with an experienced instructor from Go Skydive.

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.

Cotswold Way Challenge – June 2020

The Cotswold Way Challenge is a stunning walking route through the Cotswold countryside, from Bath to Cheltenham Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 June. 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!

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.

Leap of Faith! – Saturday 26 September 2020

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. 

Swim in the Serpentine – Saturday 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.

Bath Marches – Saturday 3 October 2020

A 9 or 15 mile walking event starting out from the Rec in central Bath, and following one of two beautiful routes into the countryside north of the city. Walk as a family, a team from your workplace, or join the other walkers as an individual. It’s free to register – just raise what you can for Genesis. Contact our Community and Events Manager for your sign-up code.

Bath Half March 2021

If you missed out this year, or you needed a longer lead time to get your fitness up, why not think ahead? The date will be announced on the day of this year’s race (15 March). Register your interest in running for Genesis Trust by contacting our Community and Events Manager.

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 partner with Dave Talbot Adventure Events,  which organises events as diverse as coastal Californian cycle rides, climbing in the Atlas Mountains, trekking from Santiago de Compostela, 3 peak challenges in Wales and many more. Plan your own unique challenge!


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


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.

Other ideas
Time Outdoors
Skyline Events
Global Adventures