Sponsored events

This year #TeamSOS has a number of guaranteed places in national events - from marathons and to cycle rides - around the country. Why not join us? As part of the team you will be taking on a new and exciting challenge, meeting new people, and raising money for a great cause.
If you would prefer to take part in an event that is not on our list, that’s fine too. You could skydive, abseil, run, cycle, swim, or walk in an event near you. You could even join a Tough Mudder event or trek the Andes. Just give us a call and we'll support you any way we can.

Join #TeamSOS today

When you take part in a sponsored event for SOS Children’s Villages UK we will give you all the advice and support you need to make your challenge a success, including:
  • An SOS cycling jersey, running vest or technical t-shirt
  • Training plans
  • Our fundraising pack and resources
  • A media pack to help you gain maximum publicity
To join #TeamSOS contact marthe.deferrer@sosuk.org 

MAY 27, 2018 – Edinburgh Marathon

Run for SOS Children’s Villages UK in the country’s fastest marathon route. It is ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike and with a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level, the course is widely believed to be one of the fastest marathon routes in the world.

The race begins in the city centre, before winding around the famous Holyrood Park and stretching out along the coast. The route also features Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby, King Arthur's Seat, the Royal Mile, and the world’s oldest golf course. The registration fee is just £25, with a minimum fundraising pledge of £495.

JULY 29, 2018 – Prudential Ride-London, Surrey

Ride for #TeamSOS along a beautiful 100-mile route that includes iconic views of London and the Surrey Hills.
A modified version of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race, the ride begins at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and loops past Newlands Corner, before climbing up Box Hill and heading back into the city to the Mall. The minimum fundraising pledge for the ride is £450, with a £25 registration fee.

Take on a challenge with one of our partners

Our partners offer a range of interesting challenges - such as kayaking through Brazil, hiking the Yorkshire Peaks and cycling through Cambodia. When you fundraise for SOS Children’s Villages UK with our partner organisations they arrange all the logistics for you, while we support you every step of your fundraising journey.

Visit the Charity Challenge, Skyline Events and Discover Adventure websites to find out more.

Already have a place in an event?

If you already have a place in an event and would like to race for SOS Children’s Villages UK, we would be delighted to welcome you to the team. There is no minimum fundraising pledge if you have your own place, and we will still support your fundraising efforts. Just let us know what challenge you would like to set yourself and we will send you everything you need to fundraise for SOS Children’s Villages UK.