Challenge Events

Run, hike or bike for us in one of these upcoming challenge events!

Please email our fundraising team to sign up or find out more about any of the events on this page!

Challenge Events by Category

Click through the categories below to find a challenge events that suits you!

#GenesisTogether Virtual Challenges – anytime, anywhere!

Challenge yourself against a virtual route. Use an activity tracker (e.g. Apple Watch, Strava, Fitbit, Apple Health, Under Armour) to record your daily activity and watch as you progress along the virtual map. Choose any method of covering the distance: your usual daily step count, running, cycling, kayaking – anything goes, and you can even mix and match. This handy Activity Conversion Chart will help you to convert time spent doing different exercises into miles towards your total!

You can join our Virtual Cotswold Way Challenge at any time. It’s 102 miles long and you can get started here!

Leap of Faith! – Spring/Summer 2021

Watch this space for the new date and details for the bigger and better event in 2021!

Bath Half Marathon – 5th September 2021

The in-person Bath Half event is now taking place on Sunday 5th September. Sign up now! We have 30 places to offer anyone who would like to run on behalf of Genesis Trust. There is no sign-up fee, but we ask each runner to raise at least £250. Read all the latest updates here and if you’d like to run for Genesis Trust,  sign up here!

Bath Half Virtual Series – anytime, anywhere!

If you’re looking for something to help with your training, there is also the Bath Half Virtual Series! There are Virtual 5k and 10k challenges you can complete anywhere and anytime. Please consider running for Genesis Trust and find out more details here.

Virtual London Marathon – Sunday 3 October 2021

We have 2 spaces left! Places are free and you’ll receive a Genesis Trust t-shirt, official finishers t-shirt and medal. You will also have support from the London Marathon App. The fundraising target is £250. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact Hilary. You can also read more here.

You can also check out RideLondon and Swim Serpentine, which together with the London Marathon forms the London Classics – a trio of challenge events in the capital.

Other running events:

Weston Super Half
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

Bath Marches – Saturday 18th September 2021

Starting and finishing at Bath Recreation Ground in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, the event comprises 2 challenge walks or Marches of 9 and 15 miles including snack stops. Whilst the route follows established footpaths, the terrain presents plenty of challenges and good levels of fitness will be required by all those taking part. Contact Hilary to join the Genesis team and get a sign up code!

Cotswold Way Challenge 2021 – 26 & 27th June 2021

The sign-up for this event is coming soon! See here for more info.

Other walking challenges:

Alternatively, you can 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.

Bike Bath – 22nd August2021

Registration is NOW OPEN for this years Bike Bath! Contact our fundraising team for a code to secure a Genesis place. Read more about the event here. We have places available for the 25, 50 and 80 mile distances.

Other cycling events:

London to Paris
London to Amsterdam

Dave Talbot Adventure Events

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!

For example, the Brecon Beacons 10-Peak Challenge takes places Sunday 10 April 2021. This will be a beautiful and exhilarating route across the Brecons, with transport to return you to the start point.Get int touch with use if you’re interested in taking part and raising funds for Genesis Trust.

Discover 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!

Other adventure ideas

Time Outdoors
Skyline Events
Global Adventures