Challenge Events

#GenesisTogether Virtual Challenges

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

Bike Bath 2020 Medal Rides

The Medal Ride series replaces the Bike Bath event due to take place on 5th July, which has unfortunately been cancelled. Choose from 17 different routes of various levels and take part over the summer. Check out the Bike Bath website for more info and to sign up. Entry is £3 per person plus optional £3.50 for a medal. Contact our Community and Events Manager for fundraising support.

Leap of Faith! – Saturday 26 September 2020 ******POSTPONED UNTIL 2021******

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Abseil from Bath Abbey Tower until next year. Watch this space for the new date and details for the bigger and better event in 2021!

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.

Virtual London Marathon  The 40th Race  – Your Way – Sun 4 Oct 20

As The 2020  Virgin Money London Marathon is unable to take place, London Marathon are offering the chance to take part in The 40th Race on Sunday 4 October  by running the famous 26.2 mile marathon distance from home or anywhere in the world on the course of your choice. All finishers will receive the coveted finisher medal and New Balance T-shirt.

Entrants have 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles on Sunday 4 October 2020. You can complete it in stages if you don’t feel you can do it all at once, and you can walk, jog, or run the distance.

The London Marathon will release an app to allow you to track the distance and earn your medal. To take part and raise much needed funds for Genesis Trust we are asking for a £100 fundraising pledge. The places cost Genesis trust £20 but as usual our places are free for our runners.

We have 5 places still available – If you are interested in running The 40th race please contact Hilary – The deadline to sign up is 18 September 2020.

Trionium Hilly Half – Sunday 15 November 2020

A tough off-road hilly two-lap half marathon (or one-lap ‘Ultra-10k*’ 12.45km race) with spectacular views throughout! Sign up here and make sure you let our Community and Events Manager know that you will be taking part, so we can support your training and fundraising efforts!

Bath Half Marathon Sunday 14 March 2021

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. The organisers are putting plans in place to make sure the 2021 Bath Half will be delivered in a COVID-secure way, developing a number of different event plans to suite a range of possible scenarios.  An early sign-up means plenty of time to gradually build your fitness. Sign up here.

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 Community and Events Manager, Hilary.


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 Community and Events Manager 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