Challenge Events

#GenesisTogether Virtual Challenges

Take on a new virtual route and distance every month – click here for more info.

Bath Half Marathon  – The Virtual Series – 13-14 March 2021.  

The BATHALF Virtual Series is designed to provide a motivation and opportunity to train through the autumn and winter. There are Virtual 5k and 10k challenges you can complete anywhere and anytime, and the Virtual BATHALF on 13-14th March. Please consider running for Genesis Trust and find out more details here. The in-person event has been postponed until 5th September 2021.

Brecon Beacons 10-Peak Challenge Sunday 10 April  2021

Another exciting challenge organised by Dave Talbot Adventures, 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.

Bath Marches – Sunday 24th April 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!

Leap of Faith! – Spring/Summer 2021

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

Bike Bath 2021 

No confirmed details yet but please check back for updates and feel free to get in touch to express your interest!

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!

London Marathon Sunday 3 October 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 Fundraising & Events team to get involved.

Cotswold Way Challenge 2021

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

 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

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