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Cyclists exploring the new multi-use woodland trail at Kingston Lacy, Dorset, with trees in the background.
Cyclists exploring the woodland trail at Kingston Lacy, Dorset | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Challenge events

Take on a challenge event to get active and enjoy the countryside. By joining in you can help us to look after all the special places we care for. Events range from running trails, road races and mountain bike challenges for a variety ages. 

Raise funds through challenge events

Find out how you can help us to raise funds when you complete a challenge. Set yourself a challenge to achieve.

A kayaker on the River Fal with autumn trees either side, seen from the beach at Trelissick, Cornwall

Fundraise for us 

Want to set yourself a challenge and raise money to support the places you love? Find out how you can fundraise for us and help to protect land, nature, buildings and more.

A group of trail runner run along a muddy path through grass, lined with trees in berry

Fundraising stories: running for the National Trust 

Discover how two supporters raised funds by long-distance running: one with a long-distance marathon challenge across North Devon and the other by running and cycling 125km around Trust places to mark our 125th anniversary.

Runners crossing the Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, during the Great North Run

Run the Great North Run 

The Great North Run is the world's biggest half marathon. Discover more about the event and why you should run for charity with the National Trust.

People running across the parkland at the National Trust park run at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire


Fundraising is another great way you can support nature, history and beauty.