Warm ups at the Oxford Half Marathon
Warm ups at the Oxford Half Marathon

Calling sports enthusiasts… would you like to score a great personal achievement while showing your support for ITF? There are always new opportunities for sponsored runs, cycles, hikes and more… if you have an event you’d like to compete in on our behalf, why not get in touch? Email miriam@internationaltreefoundation.org or call 01865 318832 with your name and the details of the event, and we will be happy to provide any support you need with registering, preparing and fundraising.

To give you a starting point we have done our research and tried to collect here some of the best events around the UK. Choose your challenge here or find one of your own!

Oxford Half Marathon

08 October 2017

Set in the beautiful home city of ITF’s head office, this 13-mile race takes in much of Oxford’s stunning landscape including famous historical buildings, gardens and river scenery. ITF have multiple places available for sponsored runners in this iconic half marathon. Get in touch at the above address to find out more and receive your Supporters’ Pack.

Running the Oxford Half

Oxford Half Marathon
Photo: Ian Hampton
Photo: Ian Hampton

London to Brighton Cycle

17 September 2017

This well-known event is a must for enthusiastic cyclists – the route has become so popular that several rides take place each year through multiple organisers. The next chance to take part is 17 September so if you want to secure a place, get on your bike!

The route is 54 miles from Clapham Common to the Brighton seafront, with lunch at around halfway in Turners Hill, West Sussex. The ride takes in many country roads and a stretch of beautiful scenery on the South Downs.

To register, participants pay £45 and must raise a minimum of £150 for their chosen charity. In return they receive practical support en-route, a free buffet lunch and a commemorative medal at the finish. This is one of the best deals around for this type of adventure! Talk to us about signing up – we will offer extra support and encouragement to help you reach your goal and are happy to refund your registration fee once your fundraising target is met.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Weekend

1 – 3 September 2017 or 13 – 15 July 2018

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a serious walking challenge taking in the three mountains of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen y Ghent (each around 700m in height). On this weekend adventure you will conquer all three peaks in just two days, experiencing beautiful scenery, making new friends, pushing yourself physically and camping under the stars. Check the website for information on necessary training, equipment and fitness levels.

Registration costs £75 and you will be expected to raise £490. Included within this price is food, accommodation and camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag and roll mat), vehicle support, transfers and pick-up/drop-off from the station, adventure leaders and cooks. Once again, we will refund your registration fee when you meet your fundraising target and will give help and support with training and fundraising.

Climbing Pen-y-Ghent

Image: Scott Rimmer
Image: Scott Rimmer

Individual and community fundraising are vital to what ITF do. If you want to run, walk, cycle, swim or anything else on behalf of ITF – we are eagerly waiting to hear from you. Our most recent sporty fundraiser ran the Brighton Marathon for the first time and raised over £500!

Contact our Fundraising team on 01865 318832 to start planning for your big challenge!

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