Challenge Events

If you’ve ever wanted to take on a challenge event such as a parachute jump, bike ride or an overseas trek then we have just the thing for you! We are pleased to offer a range of fundraising challenges and we’re sure you’ll find one you want to do in aid of a department, service or ward that is close to your heart. Taking part in an event is even more fun with family, friends and colleagues so why not get a group together and help make a real difference for our patients and your community. Remember to let us know which event you are doing so we can help promote your support. 
 
For more information and to advise us of your participation in any of the listed events, please contact Graham Brogden, Head of Fundraising on 020 7288 3402 or graham.brogden@nhs.net. Thank you to everyone that has taken part in previous challenges and to those that sponsored and supported them.
 
Skydiving
All year weather permitting
Experience the indescribable rush that jumping out of a plane gives you! Imagine standing at the open doorway of a plane flying at 10,000 feet. You lean forward and then… jump - skydiving through the air at over 120mph! You can stop imagining, as all this and more is available on a tandem skydive taking place at over 20 airfields across the UK. This ultimate adrenaline rush is available throughout the year (weather permitting) and no experience is required as all training is given. PLUS, when you raise the minimum sponsorship you receive your skydive for free!
  • Entry fee; £70.00 NB raise the minimum sponsorship required and skydive for free!
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £395.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; not applicable
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.

London to Brighton Cycle Challenge
Sunday 17 September 2017
Join 4,000 fellow cyclists on this 54mile challenge taking in spectacular scenery from Clapham Common to the bright and colourful Brighton seafront. Enjoy a complimentary delicious buffet lunch and full mechanical support on route. A great experience for teams of family, friends and/or colleagues.
  • Entry fee £40.00
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target £300.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; 10
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.

London Marathon
Sunday 23 April 2017
A record 253,930 applicants have registered for the ballot for just 35,000 places in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. Please click here for more information about securing a Gold Bond guaranteed place in aid of Whittington Hospital Charitable Funds and Whittington Health.

Superhero Run
11.00am, Sunday 14 May 2017, Regents Park
Be a Whittington Health Hero, sign up for this superhero themed fun run and raise funds for your chosen part of Whittington Health. Take part in London’s largest gathering of superhero’s in your FREE hero costume with thousands fellow hero’s and heroines!
 
Entry fee - £15.00
Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target - £100.00
Minimum number of participants required; 10
 
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.

British 10K London Run
Sunday 9 July 2017

We had a record number of runners take part in the Vitality British 10K London Run in July 2016 and we would like to build on that for 2017. Please click here for more information about securing a guaranteed place in the British 10K London Run in aid of Whittington Hospital Charitable Funds and Whittington Health.

Iceland Trek
12 – 16 July 2017

Iceland is a land of incredible contrast and beauty. Its wild landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls combined with its rich history, literature and folklore make it a fascinate country to explore. Discover this amazing country as you trek 150 miles from Landmannalaugar to Rekjavik.
 
        • Entry fee; £299.00
        • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £2,380.00
        • Minimum number of participants required; 1

Click here
 for more information and to book this challenge.

China Trek
12 – 16 September 2017

For a country with the biggest population in the world, China remains largely untouched by the West and this is a great opportunity to discover its hidden charms. China is one of the world's most fascinating countries and the best way to discover it is on foot along the most exciting and stunning parts of the Great Wall.
  • Entry fee; £349.00
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £2,840.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; 1
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.

Kilimanjaro Trek
27 September – 7 October 2017

Located on the North Eastern tip of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world's highest peaks. You'll be trekking through a blend of diverse terrains from jungle to volcanic craters before reaching the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak. This is an amazing opportunity to trek Kilimanjaro and one of the most beautiful parts of Africa over 11 days and climb to heights of over 5500 meters!
  • Entry fee; £399.00
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £4,340.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; 1
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.

Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle
19 – 29 October 2017
The Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle is the perfect challenge for any adventurer. From the bustling Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City to the serene temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the route has its fair share of charm.
  • Entry fee; £349.00
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £3,190.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; 1
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.

Sahara Desert Trek
11 – 19 November 2017

Trekking the Sahara Desert will provide you with an unbelievable experience which you will never forget. From the vast emptiness of the desert to the warm friendship of the itinerant berbers this natural wilderness will both inspire and challenge you on what is undoubtedly the trip of a lifetime.
  • Entry fee; £299.00
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £2,000.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; 1
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.

London to Paris
19 – 23 April, 10 – 14 May, 19 – 23 July (Tour de France), 13 – 17 September 2017

This 300 mile cycle challenge from London to Paris passes through picturesque countryside, small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France. With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower at the finish line evokes a real sense of achievement.
  • Entry fee; £99.00 (£125.00 Tour de France)
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £1,525.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; 1
Click here for more information and to book this challenge.
 
 
As you see there really is something for everyone. For more information and to advise us of your participation in any of the listed events, please contact Graham Brogden, Head of Fundraising on 020 7288 3402 or graham.brogden@nhs.net.
 
Thank you to everyone that has taken part in previous challenges and to those that sponsored and supported them.