Challenge events

You could help us change young lives forever. You could do something amazing by raising money from the things you love to do. Or the things you’ve always wanted to try, but never quite plucked up the courage.

This could be the year you ran faster, cycled further or experienced more than you thought you could, and by doing it in aid of YHA you’ll be making a tangible difference to young lives. Take a look at the different ways you could get involved on one of our charity challenge events this year…

Group of walkers

Festival of Walking social walks

4th September – 20th October 2022

Open to everyone – overnight guests and day visitors alike – our guided social walks offer a great opportunity to explore new tracks and trails while getting to know your fellow walkers.

Each of our guided social walks will be led by an experienced leader. All you need to do is book your place and look forward to a ramble to remember.

Challenge events

Female running through the hills of Derbyshire

Montaine Spine Race

From 18th June 2022

These 108 and 268-mile races along the Pennine Way are for extreme athletes and trail runners. Push yourself to stick to the timeframe. Book the event with stays at YHA Edale and YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall.

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Walkers from YHA Black Sail

Festival of Walking social walks

4th September – 20th October 2022

Open to everyone – overnight guests and day visitors alike – our guided social walks offer a great opportunity to explore new tracks and trails while getting to know your fellow walkers.

Book your place

Virtual adventurer Ravenber Way illustration

Virtual Adventurer: Ravenber Way

4th September – 20th October 2022

Join us for a special Virtual Adventurer challenge event, as part of YHA Festival of Walking. Race along our Ravenber Way route at your own pace from wherever you are in the world.

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Walker on top of Snowdon at Sunrise

Snowdon Dark Skies Challenge

17th – 18th September 2022

Are you a night owl? Or serious about star gazing?

This unique fundraising challenge combines the two in a captivating night-time spectacle.

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London Marathon runner

TCS London Marathon

2nd October 2022

The course of this iconic race starts in Greenwich Park and takes you past London’s famous sights. Plan one of the greatest days of your life this autumn by applying for one of our places in the TCS London Marathon.

Apply today

Great North Swim view over the mountains

Great North Swim

Closed for 2022

For 13 years Great Swim has provided tens of thousands of swimmers with exhilarating, challenging and safe open water swimming events. YHA have a limited number for places for the 1 mile swim.

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Be a life changer

If none of the above events take your fancy, you can do your own thing. The UK is brimming full of beautiful places to take on unique challenges and explore the great outdoors. Every step you take on your journey can change young lives forever.

You can use our hostels as your base and our team will be there to help you every step of the way.

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