Other Challenge Events

Without our supporters we can’t do what we do,  so whether you want to take part in an event or raise money locally, do something you enjoy and make a difference at the same time.

The UK is home to some breathtaking views, mountain ranges, countryside and national parks. Whether that’s running the Great North Run, getting muddy in the Tough Mudder Challenge or Walking the Three Peaks!

This year we have guaranteed places for the Great North Run, the British 10k and the Prudential Cycle 100 as well as plenty of other ideas for how you can challenge yourself and help Open Arms.


Great North Swim, Great East Swim, Great Manchester Swim, Great Newham London Swim, Great Scottish Swim.

great swim event



Running Challenges

Registration is open for our 2015 running events. If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to make a difference, please run and support the work that we do.

Half Marathons

12 April 2015

10 May 2015

10K Races 

July 12, 2015

The Yorkshire Marathon 

11 October, 2015

We ask that all charity place participants commit to fundraising a minimum target that varies with each raise,  to help Open Arms give orphans in Malawi the chance to grow up within a loving family environment and the security of a home.

Epic Events

Obstacle races & Mud Runs


Other Ideas

  • Walk Hadrian’s Wall
  • Coast to coast bike or walk
  • 100km Ypres walk
  • Climb Scottish Munroes
  • Yorkshire 3 peaks
  • National 3 peaks
  • The Lycian Way –Turkey