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Taking on a challenge event can be a tough and exhilarating way to raise money for Age UK Merton. Whether you would prefer to run, cycle, trek, or skydive there will be something you can do to help make Merton a great place to grow old.

Find out what challenges you could take on for Age UK Merton below.

Walk/ Trek

We are partnered with Discover Adventure who offer many exciting and challenging treks (and bike rides) around the world. To check out their full range please visit

London Marathon Walk - 23 September 2017 - if you love the idea of the London Marathon but walking is more your pace then this is the event for you.  With full and half marathon options available you can see the most famous landmarks and lesser known corners of London.  Click here to register.

Pyrenees Freedom Trail – 23 - 29 July 2018 – understand the past like never before with this 7 day intense and demanding trek which follows a WW2 escape route from France across the Pyrenees to Spain.   Click here for more information and here to register.


Freedom trek



Not for the faint hearted – imagine yourself standing at the open doorway of an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet, then jumping out and free-falling at over 120mph! We have now teamed up with UK Skydive to give you an opportunity to take on an adrenaline challenge for Age UK Merton. Click here for more information and to sign up.


Running can keep you fit and healthy and prevent obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke and can also improve your emotional and mental wellbeing. Signing up to take part in a run for charity can also help to motivate you to get off the sofa when you really don’t want to pull on your trainers and head out!

You can register for any run you like and run for Age UK Merton, just contact Claire on or 020 8648 5792 to let us know so we can help you with fundraising.

There are a number of organised runs happening throughout the year including:

Vitality London 1000 - 28th May 2018, a fantastic 10k run through central London. Click here to get a place.


Nightrider - 09/10 June 2018 - 50km and 100km route available.  See the best of London's sights by night as you take on this cycling challenge. Click here to register.

Prudential Ride London – July 2018– follow a 100 mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. Watch this space for information about registering in the ballot.