Overseas Charity Challenges
Overseas charity challenges can be awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you will never forget.
We offer a wide-range of overseas charity challenges with something for everyone. Whether its trekking, cycling or something more incredible, we have it covered.
Overseas charity challenge events
Our challenges include overseas treks and cycles, taking in some of the most incredible sights on Earth, including the Great Wall of China and the Inca Trail. You can also take part in the unique Husky Trail through the rolling highlands and deeps forests of Lapland.
Overseas charity challenges you may be interested in
Why do a challenge for Against Breast Cancer?
“I was so excited for this trip. I didn’t really know what to expect! I suppose I didn’t know what I had signed up to!”
Against Breast Cancer funds groundbreaking research into secondary spread breast cancer, the main cause of all breast cancer-related deaths. We look into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer, with the ultimate goal of finding a vaccine against breast cancer.
Whether your taking on the challenge for someone affected by breast cancer or simply for the thrill and experience of it, we will support you every step of the way. We will provide you with the training tips and fundraising materials to enable you to raise as much as you can and conquer the event.
For our challenge events we work with Global Adventure Challenges, who organise and manage the events, ensuring your maximum enjoyment and safety.
If you would like to know more about our charity challenges and how we can support you, contact our events team and they will get in touch.
Frequently asked questions
What is an overseas charity challenge?
An overseas charity challenge is a fundraising event that pushes you to your limits in parts of the world you otherwise might not have the chance to visit. Whether you choose to take on a cycling or trekking challenge, your endurance will be pushed perhaps further than ever before. Because of this, they make ideal fundraising events, and you will find that people give more generously the harder you push yourself.
What types of overseas charity challenge are there?
We offer a wide range of cycling and trekking overseas challenges, which take place in some of the most breath-taking places in the world. For example, you can trek along the Great Wall of China or cycle to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. For a different kind of challenge altogether, the Lapland Husky Trail is an experience you will never forget. You can also choose to do an overseas run, such as the Berlin Marathon.
How much does an overseas charity challenge cost?
The majority of our overseas challenges cost between £200 and £500 (plus minimum sponsorship or self-funding). Costs cover necessities such as travel and accommodation, and ensure that your experience goes without a hitch.
Can I do a charity challenge in the UK?
Of course. Take a look at our bike rides and walks and treks pages for the challenge events that take place in this county. Such challenges include Land’s End to John O’Groats and the 3 Peaks Challenge.
How do I train for an overseas charity challenge?
It depends what kind of challenge you are doing, but whether your cycling or trekking, you will need plenty of practice before you go so you are fit enough to complete the challenge. It is best to start small with shorter distances, and gradually building up as you get closer to the challenge. For the Husky Trail, you will receive training at the start of the challenge.
What do I need for an overseas charity challenge?
Again, this depends on the nature of the challenge. For all challenges a rucksack is essential to carry all of your clothing – which should be suitable for the event – and supplies, and of course for cycling challenges you will need your own bike.
How do I fundraise for an overseas charity challenge?
When you sign up we will send you a free fundraising pack that will help get you started and we will offer you support all the step of the way. Setting up an online giving page is the easiest place to start, so your friends and family can sponsor you. You may also wish to arrange fundraising events, for example a bake sale or a quiz night, to really boost your fundraising.
Why should I choose to do a charity walk for Against Breast Cancer?
Against Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis by funding groundbreaking research into secondary breast cancer (metastases) to find key prevention factors and improved detection and treatment. When you fundraise with us, your money will be invested in our research and you will also be supported in every way possible with your fundraising and preparations for your event.
Does Against Breast Cancer organise these overseas charity challenges itself?
No. We work with a company called Global Adventure Challenges for the majority of our overseas events. Against Breast Cancer will support your fundraising however Global Adventure take care of everything thing else. They arrange all of the logistics of the event and will look after you on the challenge.