40tude's very first fundraising challenge was a cycle ride from London to Paris in 2011. Since then we've tackled many iconic routes and climbs throughout Europe, following in the treads of the pros. In October 2018 we completed our eighth Cycle Challenge, tackling the mountainous parts of the island of Sardinia. In addition we've organised six Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Marathons on the River Thames - a mass paddle over 26 miles - with our next event taking place on 15th June 2019. And we have a relatively new Adventure Challenge series, which for 2019 saw two teams of intrepid trekkers walk 100 kilometres of the Sahara, sleeping under canvas and experiencing the extremes of the desert temperatures day and night.
More details of our fundraising challenges - and others being undertaken independently by our supporters - can be found below. If you are planning your own challenge this year we would love to know also!
40tude’s runner in the 2019 London Marathon
We’re delighted that Charlotte Richards will be taking up the baton for 40tude in our first ever place in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28th April.
A former Army officer in the Royal Logistic Corps, Charlie is the co-founder of Tribal Tracks Ltd, the bespoke group trip solutions company. She joined 40tude for our Mount Toubkal summit in 2018 and more recently organised our 100km Sahara expeditions.
“Whilst trekking up mountains and crossing deserts is within my comfort zone, I really can’t say the same for running 26 miles,” says Charlie. “This will be a huge challenge for me and many hours of training ahead. My 5km plods with our trusty labrador, Digger, are going to change and I will have the fittest dog in Gloucestershire! This has been on my bucket list for some time and I have always found an excuse not to sign up. However this time I couldn't say no to the opportunity to run for 40tude, and in so doing raise both funds and awareness of 40tude’s key message about the importance of getting screened as early as possible for colon cancer.”
With just a few weeks to go until 28th April, getting ready for the London Marathon will be no mean feat, even for someone as capable and motivated as Charlie. If you would like to show your support and inspire Charlie throughout her training for this significant personal challenge on 40tude’s behalf please go to her fundraising page at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/charlotterichards3
Run the Northleach 10k & Fun Run in support of 40tude
We’re honoured that those taking part in this year’s Northleach 10k & Fun Run will be supporting 40tude, as our charity is set to receive a share of the proceeds from this very popular event in the Cotswolds. You can run this multi-terrain route through some of the lovely areas of Northleach and Eastington on Sunday, 19th May 2019 - the 3k Fun Run starts at 10am followed by the 10k at 11am. For more details and to sign up please go to www.northleachrun.co.uk
Films of recent 40tude events
Please take a look at our films of our recent challenges which we hope will give you more of a flavour for our events and what we're working to achieve.
If you like what you see and would like to join us next time - perhaps with your friends, family or colleagues (why not field a SUP team from work?) - please let Kate know so she can ensure you receive all the details for our future events.