2022 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 2022 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 Kate or Tai on 01628 822777.

 

FEBRUARY

 

WINDSOR LAKESIDE HALF MARATHON

Lakeside Marathon

Date: Sunday 27th February
Location: Dorney Lake
Distance Options: Half marathon
Release your inner Olympian and take on the Windsor Lakeside Half Marathon. Great for runners of all levels, the flat course loops around Dorney Lake, the site for the 2012 Olympic rowing events. Come to try for a PB or for the well earned chocolate bar at the end of the run.

More information: https://www.letsdothis.com/gb/e/windsor-lakeside-half-marathon-185069

 

APRIL

 

READING HALF MARATHON

Reading half

Date: Sunday 3rd April
Location: Reading
Distance Options: Half marathon, The Green Park Challenge (a fun run which is estimated to be just under 3km and is open to all the family) and

The Unleashed Performance 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.

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

 

EASTER 50 CHALLENGE

Easter 50

Date: Sunday 9 April 2022
Location: Windsor
Distance Options: Take on a 50km Ultra or a historic 25km and make it an active Easter!
Starting at Windsor Racecourse, around 1,500 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, a few post Easter surprises, a celebration finish at base camp, and a BBQ meal. It’s a great way to kick off the 2022 Ultra Challenge season, and to get in shape for summer.

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

MAY

 

HENLEY TOUGH MUDDER (LONDON WEST) 

Tough Mudder

Date: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May
Location: Henley-on-Thames
Distance Options: Take on a 5KM, 13 Obstacle run, 10KM, 20 Obstacle run or really test yourself and beat the 15km mudder with 30 incredible obstacles!

Get your team together for some mud based mayhem at Tough Mudder London West! A series of obstacle and mud runs that will push your physical and mental limits without the pressure of competition, Tough Mudder is a community built on teamwork and overcoming obstacles, where stepping outside your comfort zone is the reward.

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

SEPTEMBER

 

HENLEY 10k

Henley 10k

Date: 10th – 11th September 2022
Location: Henley on Thames

Back for 2022 alongside the Thames Path Challenge’s main finish venue. It’s a fabulous 10 km loop through Remenham countryside with a start / finish near Henley Bridge. Take it on as a Walk, a Jog, or as a Run – and get your family and friends involved. The Henley riverside base camp is a great location for a ‘Mini Challenge’ and with an optional BBQ, a ‘Toddler 2K’ fun event – there is something for everyone down by the river!

More information: https://www.ultrachallenge.com/the-henley-10k/ 

 

WINDSOR LADIES 10k

Windsor ladies

Date: 24th September 2022
Location: Windsor Great Park

More information: https://windsorwomens10k.com/

 

WINDSOR HALF MARATHON

Windsor Half

Date: 25th September 2022
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/

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Our children’s hospice service covers the whole of Berkshire and into surrounding counties. Anyone can make a referral to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and if you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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