Every year we offer a variety of challenges - some are short domestic challenges with limited fundraising necesseties and others require an amount of physical training and a greater amount of fundraising.
Who are the challenges, events and projects for?
Absolutely everyone! The possibilities are endless for the events/ projects that you can help to organise. If you’re interested in working for a charity we want to hear from you!
LSBSU RAG work with Choose a Challenge to deliver our bigger challenges. This means that we work with charities who have been approved through a rigorous application process and to ensure that high standards are achieved across the board. Choose a Challenge work closely with charities to create meaningful, lasting relationships. By giving our students the experience of a lifetime, we encourage them to become lifelong supporters of their charity, and avid adventure-seekers. This also ensures that all Health and Safety requirements are taken care of and students are able to go on trips with other University groups, forming life-long friendships with people they may otherwise never get the opportunity to meet.
Three Peaks Challenge - Scotland, England, Wales
For Meningitis Research Foundation
Conquer all three of the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in one whirlwind trekking challenge.
Travel over 450 miles. Climb over 5,200 feet. Trek 25 miles on 3 mountains, back-to-back.
The Three Peaks is one of Britain's toughest challenges, going from sea level to the summit of each of the highest mountains of Wales, England and Scotland.
This fully supported trek will see you attempt Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis, back-to-back. This challenge is tough - and not to be underestimated just because it's close to home!
To find out more, including the itinerary and start/finish points, please check out our Challenge Information Pack - https://www.chooseachallenge.com/threepeaks
Date: June 2020
The New York Marathon - USA
For National Autistic Society
The largest marathon in the world, the New York Marathon is the real epic of running events. Run 26.2 miles around the five boroughs of this iconic city.
New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world.
Each year, 52,000 runners from all over the world descend on the Big Apple to run 26.2 miles through one of the greatest cities on the planet. Conquering this stunning World Marathon Major is one of the most coveted prizes in sport.
The route begins in Staten Island, crossing into Brooklyn and covering Queens, the Bronx and finally Manhattan before finishing in world-famous Central Park. While not a technically ‘easy’ marathon course, this is one of the most celebrated marathons in the world - and the cheers of thousands of supporters along the entire 26.2 mile course will give you that extra boost you need to cross that all-important finish line.
To find out more, including the itinerary and start/finish points, please check out our Challenge Information Pack - https://www.chooseachallenge.com/new-york-marathon
Date: 1st November 2020 (TBC)
Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
For Action Against Hunger
Climbing Kilimanjaro is the quintessential trekking challenge. To reach the summit you'll need stamina, persistence and resilience.
Nothing compares to the feeling of pride after conquering this iconic East African landmark.
Rising over the Savannah lands of northern Tanzania, Uhuru Peak - the summit of Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa - soars to 5,895m.
The feeling of watching the sun rise over the African plains as you reach the summit is truly an unforgettable experience.
To find out more, including the itinerary and start/finish points, please check out our Challenge Information Pack - https://www.chooseachallenge.com/kilimanjaro
Date: September 2020