Challenge Events

Genesis Trust challenges

Leap of Faith! Abseiling

#GenesisTogether Virtual Challenges

See if you can cover the distance of the Cotswold Way – click here for more info.

Leap of Faith! – 2022

Watch this space for the new date and details for the bigger and better event in 2022!

Cycling events

Bike Bath – 2nd May 2021 

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.

Other cycling events:
London to Paris
London to Amsterdam

Running events  

Baath Half runners

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, click here to sign up!

Bath Half Virtual Series –  13th & 14th March

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, and the Virtual Bath Half on 13-14th March. Please consider running for Genesis Trust and find out more details here. 

London Marathon – Sunday 3 October 2021

Our London Marathon places are already full, but if you would like to register your interest for the next one, please email Hilary.  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

Walking events

Walkers at the Bath Marches

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. Please get in touch with our Fundraising & Events team if you are interested in taking part!

Cotswold Way Challenge 2021 – 26 & 27th June 2021

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

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.

Other Challenges

Brecon Beacons hiking group

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. If you’re interested in taking part and raising funds for Genesis, contact our Fundraising & Events team.

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