Sporting and Challenge Events 2016

Sporting and Challenge Events 2016 2015-12-04T16:04:58+00:00

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Challenge yourself, prove your endurance, achieve something amazing and help vulnerable children in Zimbabwe get the education they need all at the same time.[gap height=”30″]

Creating Better Futures is on a mission to see a world in which every child has the opportunity to achieve their potential, actively impact their lives and future outcomes, and benefit their community. You can help us realise this goal by taking part in sporting and challenge events and collecting sponsorship funds from your friends and family in aid of Creating Better Futures. Creating Better Futures is a sustainable Charity that supports children at a grass roots level in Zimbabwe, providing their education and welfare needs through fundraising, child sponsorship and volunteering.

The CBF team love a good challenge and love to raise money for good causes at the same. In the past we have done some crazy events like climbing the height of Everest at Reading Climbing Centre and running the Reading Half Marathon, all in aid of Creating Better Futures.[gap height=”10″]

Now it’s your turn….

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We have chosen our favourite events from around the world, but don’t let us stop you, if you have an idea or want to do another event in aid of Creating Better Futures then just contact us and let us know!

Click on one these events or scroll down to browse the event information:

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Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia

5th March 2016 – 15th March 2016

This breath-taking charity bike ride is one of the best fundraising events in the world. It will take you from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Upon arrival, you will have time to explore the fascinating city of Saigon – the heart of Vietnam – before you commence with your charity challenge. The 400km charity cycle route will take you through many traditional Vietnamese villages, following gorgeous streams and rivers, passing paddy fields and adjacent to stunning mountains. Few locals will have seen foreigners cycling past, and their interest and hospitality will spur on even the most tired cyclist.[gap height=”5″]

[button link=”http://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/international/cycle-vietnam-to-cambodia/” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO CYCLE VIETNAM TO CAMBODIA[/button]

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Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon

13th March 2016


This Fantastic race gives runners the opportunity to see the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire like never before with one of the fastest and flattest half marathon routes in the country.[gap height=”10″]

[button link=”https://www.adidashalfmarathon.com/how-enter/online-entry/” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO RUN THE SILVERSTONE HALF MARATHON [/button]

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Vitality Reading Half Marathon

3rd April 2016

The Vitality Reading Half Marathon takes place throughout the streets of the Creating Better Futures home town. It is one of the UK’s largest half marathons featuring a flat and fast course through the town ending in the packed out Madejski Stadium (home of Reading Royals and London Irish).  Every year we encourage our supporters  to take part in this glorious event to raise valuable fund for Creating Better Futures. In 2015 our Child Sponsorship Coordinator Debra Ngondonga successfully completed the Reading Half to raise funds to supply a brand new wheelchair to a vulnerable child in Zimbabwe called Precious. You can read Debra’s story here and here’s a beautiful picture of her mid way through the course…..

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[button link=”https://www.sweatshopevents.co.uk/vrhm/entry_half16.asp” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO RUN THE VITALITY READING HALF MARATHON[/button]

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The Husky Trail

10th April 2016 – 17th April 2016

Ever dreamt of driving your own team of spirited huskies across the Arctic, with civilisation left far behind? Well, now that dream can become a reality! Join the most unique of charity events. Spend six days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland for an experience you will never forget. This charity challenge is to sled 250km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi![gap height=”10″]

[button link=”http://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/international/the-husky-trail/#” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO THE HUSKY TRAIL[/button]

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Virgin Money London Marathon

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This is one of the world’s best sporting events as well as one of life’s great challenges. It is a phenomenal event-not just for the physical challenge, but also because it is the world’s largest fundraising event![gap height=”5″][gap height=”10″]

[button link=”https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO RUN THE LONDON MARATHON[/button]

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Royal Berkshire 10k

15th May 2016

The Royal Berkshire 10K is a very flat, fast, friendly, scenic race. It’s an ideal event for PB chasers through to first timers. Bring friends and family along with you and they can enjoy the vibrant race village while you run. There are also child friendly races on the day including a 3k mini marathon and an even shorter mini mile for the mini people you bring along.[gap height=”10″]

[button link=”http://www.royalberkshire10k.com/enter/4576822570″ size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO RUN THE ROYAL BERKSHIRE 10K [/button]
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Velothon Wales

22nd May 2016

Combining a closed road sportive alongside a UCI sanctioned professional race, the 2016 Velothon Wales promises to deliver a truly spectacular weekend of cycling. Up to 18,000 riders will roll across the start line in the heart of Cardiff to embark on a challenging route through some of Wales’ most breathtaking scenery. Please note this event is a top level professional race which varies in distance from 110km to 140km depending on the route taken.  [gap height=”5″]

[button link=”http://www.velothon-wales.co.uk/en/2016-entry/want-to-take-part/register-for-velothon-wales-2016/” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO CYCLE IN THE VELOTHON WALES 2016[/button]

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Trek Fest Brecon Beacons

4th & 5th June 2016

Now in its 4th year, TrekFest is fast becoming the UK’s best (and toughest) charity walks. The Brecon Beacons run through the centre of South Wales and are the training ground of the SAS. As you can imagine, The Beacons routes will provide you with an extreme physical workout and a psychologically taxing challenge. Choose from 25km, 50km, 75km or 100km depending on your own capabilities. [gap height=”10″]

[button link=”http://www.trekfest.org.uk/register/” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO WALK THE BRECON BEACONS TREK FEST [/button]

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Three Peaks Challenge

Throughout the Summer

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England (Scafell Pike) , Wales (Snowden) and Scotland (Ben Nevis). Traditionally this challenge is done in just 24 hours which requires a high level of fitness and massive endurance, not to mention no sleep for 24 hours! However, you can choose to complete the three peaks in 3 days or 6 days if you prefer, which makes this event suitable for a wider range of abilities. This challenge cosists of 42km total horizontal distance, 3000 vertical metres across 3 Peaks.

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[button link=”http://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/national-three-peaks-challenge/book-your-three-peaks-challenge” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP FOR THE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE[/button]

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The British 10K London

10th July 2016

The British 10k London Run is staged on the words greatest route through The heart of City of Westminster & City of London. This 10k is well respected as on of the world’s greatest road race routes. Runners will pass The Ritz, St. James’s Palace, Trafalgar Square, the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, the unique London Eye, the worlds most famous clock Big Ben, the British Houses of Parliament, the historic Westminster Abbey before finishing on Whitehall (the portal of British Government) at the junction of Royal Horse Guards and Banqueting House after passing Downing Street (the official London residence of British Prime Ministers) and The Cenotaph, the national memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. [gap height=”10″]

[button link=”http://www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk/#” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO THE BRITISH 10K LONDON[/button]

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Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Cycle

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The route leads us through some of England’s most spectacular scenery, covering the entire length of the impressive Hadrian’s Wall – 100 miles in total. This challenge is a combined cycle and walking route that covers the whole course of the wall in three days. The route passes through some of Northern Britain’s most beautiful scenery, and whilst walking you can enjoy some of the finest and best preserved sections of the wall.[gap height=”5″][gap height=”10″]

[button link=”https://www.timeoutdoors.com/Challenges/Open/Hadrians-Wall-Cycle-Walk-Cycle-August-2016″ size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO TAKE PART IN HADRIAN’S WALL CYCLE-WALK-CYCLE[/button]

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The Color Run UK

Throughout the year, throughout the UK

The Color Run™ is the original, largest and most unique 5km run in the world. Celebrating healthiness, happiness, friendship and having the time of your life! Thousands of Color Runners start the day in a white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at each kilometre of the course. Oh and did we mention you don’t even have to run? You can choose to walk, skip or dance your way around if you feel like it. It’s all about the fun and what gives you the biggest smiles! [gap height=”10″]

[button link=”http://thecolorrun.co.uk/home” size=”medium” target=”_self” icon=”” color=”alternative-1″ lightbox=”false”]SIGN UP TO JOIN THE COLORRUN [/button]
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Fundraising for CBF…

Don’t Forget to Create A Fund Raising Page on Just Giving and Make Your Donations Directly to CBF

Did you know?

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[list_item icon=”ok”] £5 could feed 5 children, twice a day for 1 month[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ok”] £10 could pay for 1 child’s school fees for 1 term[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ok”] £15 could provide 1 child with a new uniform and school fees for 1 term[/list_item]

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