Fitness Fundraiser 

We’ve partnered with the wonderful team at WellGiving to bring you a fitness challenge like no other. As many of you know, our CEO Dorothy Dix was born in Zimbabwe and set up CBF in Reading in 2012 to give back the gift of education she was given. How can you help? Well, we want you to help us virtually recreate that journey! Don’t worry, it’s only 5,149 miles…

All you have to do is head to this link, sign up and get tracking! Whether you walk, run, cycle, swim or even do the odd Zumba class, any and all exercise counts! More importantly, it will contribute to changing the lives of the children we support in Zimbabwe.

Sign up here!

More Ways to Get Involved

If you are looking for a worthy cause to support, please consider fundraising for Creating Better Futures. You can make a difference with as little as a pound, which is enough to feed a child for a whole week!

There are some fundraising events for you to get involved in below! Have an idea for a fundraiser? Email us on and let us know, we love hearing your ideas.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Chris Reads Minds

Think it sounds impossible? Come along and find out on the 9th of June at 19:30! All you need is a piece of paper and a pen.

Chris has performed 200+ virtual shows over the last year for audiences across the globe… from his spare bedroom. Companies such as Netflix, NBC Universal and Natwest have all been amazed, and now it’s your turn. We aren’t talking cringy black capes, top hats, and wands – it’s modern, intelligent, and highly interactive entertainment designed to captivate.

Chris specialises in mind-reading and has developed a show that doesn’t need a physical audience but relies on virtual connections, reading minds and predicting actions in unbelievable ways. A Zoom call you won’t be able to stop talking about!



Reading Half Marathon

On the 3rd of April our half marathon heroes took on the Reading Half!

The Half Marathon not only takes in the highlights of the centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd support but also still passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus. The race culminates in a finish rarely found outside an Olympic stadium with over 15,000 people cheering you into the stadium and over the finish line.

So whether you run for fun, run to stay fit, run for a club, or run professionally, the Reading Half Marathon is the one for you! Keep an eye out for the next one in 2023!

Ultra Challenge Events

Easter 50 Challenge

9th of April 2022

Walk, Jog, or Run a 50km Ultra or take on the 25km half challenge-and make next Easter weekend one to remember. From our Windsor Racecourse base camp 1500 adventurers will head out on looped routes through the Great Park with fantastic views of the Castle, on to Runnymede, along the Thames Path, and takes in some wonderful countryside.


Isle of Wight Challenge

30th-1st of April 2022

Walk, jog or run the Isle of Wight’s coastal path. Along the southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles and onwards in a full island loop. Choose from the full100kmchallenge, 50kmhalf-challenge,oreven a25kmquarter distance option, with full hospitality &support, including food, drinks and medics.


Jurassic Coast Challenge

14th-15th of May 2022

Join 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels & ages and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast-a World Heritage Site. Starting from Corfe Castle, the route heads past Durdle Door, with ups and downs to West Bay’s famous cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch fame), before the finish line at Bridport. Choose from the full 100km challenge, a half challenge, or even a 25kmquarter distance–it’s your challenge, your way.


London to Brighton Cycle

28th-29th of May 2022

2,000adventurers of all experience levels & ages will walk, jog or run this classic capital to coast route. From the Thames, over the North Downs and through the Surrey & Sussex countryside–you can choose from the full 100km challenge, a half challenge, or even a 25km quarter challenge.


Lake District Challenge

11th-12th of June 2022

Back again for 2022-walk, Jog, or Run the Lake District Challenge and take on England’s finest countryside at your pace. Suitable for all experience levels. Starting from our Kendal Base Camp, you can take on the full 100km Windermere loop, or a half challenge, or even a 25km quarter challenge. With the best support & hospitality all the way.


Cotswold Way Challenge

25th-26th of June 2022

Walk, jog or run our Cotswold Challenge-with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! Our base-camp in Cirencester is the hub for a 100 km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, which provides a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves. Choose from the full 100km challenge, a half challenge, or even a 25km quarter distance option.


Peak District Challenge

9th-10th of July 2022

Join 2,000 adventurers and walk, jog or run this challenge in the fabulous Peak District National Park. This gem in the Heart of England offers 100km, 50km half challenge, and 25km challenge options–all from our Bakewell Base Camp. This is the Ultra Challenge not to be missed in 2022.


Yorkshire Challenge

23rd-24th of July 2022

Walk, jog or run our figure of 8 loop through scenic Nidderdale. The full 100 km route is a varied figure of 8 style route which takes in the famous Nidderdale Way, Ripley Castle, and Gouthwaite Reservoir. Choose from 100km, 50km or 25km distance options, with full hospitality & support, including food, drinks and medics.


Get Involved

Find out how you can help with Creating Better Futures, whether that’s fundraising, donating, sponsoring a child, or volunteering.