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Fundraising challenges

It's time to dust off those trainers, push through those fears and take on fundraising challenges for charity.

What charity challenge are you planning to take on this year?  

Whether you’re an experienced marathon runner or looking to take on your first ever charity challenge, we have an event to suit you. We have events such as friendly obstacle races, bungee jumps, half marathons and oversees events.

There’s something for everyone. Whatever challenge you decide to take on, we will be on hand throughout to help you raise money for Spurgeons. By taking on a run for charity, you will be helping to change the lives of families facing life’s biggest challenges.  

Katie Lavendar training for marathon as she runs for charity.

Katie’s plan to run for charity 

Spurgeons’ staff member Katie Lavender challenges herself working as part of the Invisible Walls team at HMP Winchester and is now taking on an incredible charity challenge by running the Amsterdam Marathon raising money for Spurgeons.  


‘If I finish it without needing medical help then I’m going to be very happy!’  


Katie has never run a marathon before, and signed up with her brother on a whim in June.  ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever do it again!’, she says. ‘I wasn’t unfit before but definitely not fit enough to be doing something like that. I have really enjoyed the training. It’s been so tough but my brother and boyfriend have been helping me. We have committed 100%.’ 

What do I do if I’ve already arranged my own places in charity challenge events?

If you have your own place in upcoming events and would like to turn your charity runs into support for Spurgeons, let us know

What challenges for charity events can I join to raise money for charity?  


You can see the events we have places for here:  

  • Barcelona Marathon

    10th Mar 2024

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Paris Marathon

    07th Apr 2024

    1 Place Charles de Gaulle, Arc de Triomphe, Paris 75008

  • Edinburgh Marathon - Edinburgh Running Festival

    26th May 2024

    Edinburgh EH8 9BL


How do I get the money to Spurgeons?

Any money donated through online giving pages like Just Giving or Facebook Fundraising will come straight to us.  


You can send cheques and sponsors forms to: Spurgeons 74 Wellingborough Road Rushden Northants NN10 9TY  


You can donate money raised on our website