2024 Challenge events

Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, walker or adrenaline seeker, choose your event and we’ll support you every step of the way.

Below are just some of the events you could take on in 2024 as part of Team Devine. Whatever you are considering, we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email on fundraising@alexanderdevine.org or call our Fundraising Team on 01628 822777.

EASTER 50 CHALLENGE

Date: Saturday 6th April
Location: Windsor

Take on a 50 km Ultra, a  historic 25 km or a NEW 10 km – and make it an active Easter! From our Windsor Racecourse base camp 2000 adventurers will head out on looped routes through the Great Park with fantastic views of the Castle, on to Runnymede, along the Thames Path, and takes in some wonderful countryside. You’ll get full support all the way, and a celebration finish back at base camp. It’s a great way to kick off the Ultra Challenge season, and to get in shape for summer.

More information: https://www.ultrachallenge.com/easter-challenge/

READING HALF MARATHON 

Date: Sunday 14th April
Location: Reading

The Reading Half Marathon not only takes in the highlights of the centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd support but also still passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus. The race culminates in a finish rarely found outside an Olympic stadium with over 15,000 people cheering you into the stadium and over the finish line.

So whether you run for fun, run to stay fit, run for a club, or run professionally the Reading Half Marathon has the organisational capability, friendliness and reputation that are all second to none.

More information: https://www.readinghalfmarathon.com/

LONDON WEST TOUGH MUDDER

Date: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May
Location: Henley-on-Thames

Tough Mudder creates hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, and mental grit. With the most innovative courses and millions of participants worldwide to date, it is the premier challenge series in the world. This isn’t just an event – It’s a calling. Do you have what it takes?

More information: https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/london-west/

THAMES PATH ULTRA CHALLENGE

Date: Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th September
Location: Putney Bridge to Henley

England’s greatest river provides a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable challenge. Over 3000 adventurers will join the Putney Bridge start, and the full 100km route heads upstream to Henley along the famous Towpath. It’s through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor, with some wonderful scenery to a riverside finish line. With three quarter, half, quarter distance options also available – plus the separate 25km ‘Thames Bridges Trek’ & ‘The Moonlight 10 Walk’ through Central London as part of the weekend ‘festival’ – there’s a Thames Challenge for everyone!

More information: https://www.ultrachallenge.com/thames-path-challenge

DORNEY TRIATHLON 

Date: Sunday 1st September
Location: Dorney Lake

Take on a Super Sprint Sprint or Standard triathlon around Dorney Lake and have the opportunity to race around this unique and inspiring Olympic venue!

The purpose built lake is perfect for the swim and the flat grounds lend themselves to a totally flat bike and run course, the ideal venue for a chip timed personal best. Each discipline will be accurately marked out with distance flags and we will have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you all the way to the finish.

For those who don’t want to take part in the run, there is also an Aquabike (swim-bike) option, and for those who would like to compete as a team, there is a relay option, which allows 2 or 3 individuals to share the disciplines between them.

More information: https://www.dorneylakeevents.com/event/dorney-triathlon-september-2024/

WINDSOR HALF MARATHON

Windsor Half

Date: Sunday 29th September
Location: Windsor Great Park

The race starts and finishes in the shadow of Windsor Castle within Windsor Great Park, the only Royal Park managed by The Crown Estate. The Great Park was once part of a vast Norman hunting forest which was enclosed in the late thirteenth century. The antiquity of the landscape is enhanced by the scattering of great ancient oaks for which the Great Park and its forest are renowned.

A truly inspiring venue for a very popular and long-standing event!

More information: https://runwindsor.com/

MAIDENHEAD BOUNDARY WALK 

Date: Sunday 6th October
Location: Maidenhead

Maidenhead Boundary Walk is based on an ancient custom called Beating the bounds. Its roots go back to mediaeval times when parishes reaffirmed their boundaries by processing round them at Rogationtide, stopping to beat each boundary mark with wands and to pray for protection and blessings for the land.

The route follows the old boundaries of Maidenhead town and is approximately 13 miles in distance, starting and finishing at Boulters Lock car park. But don’t worry if you don’t/can’t walk the full 13 miles then shorter routes are also available.

More information: https://www.maidenheadbridgerotary.org.uk/boundary-walk.html

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