This weekend, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2015, there are a number of events happening across the UK which you can get involved in – to test yourself, or just for fun!

In London, why not get involved in the ‘Sumo Run’, an event which is being held to raise money for the Link Community Development’s work in improving the standard of education in Africa. This is a paid event, requiring a £25 fee and sponsorship. The distance is 5K and you can approach it however you’d like – walk, jog, run – but certainly wobble!

It certainly looks like a lot of fun, so if you’re free on Saturday - make sure to participate!


Another 5K race occurring over the weekend is the ‘Race for Life’ which is again for a very worthy cause. This event is organised by Cancer Research UK, who have nearly 300 events this year alone – spanning from 5K’s to marathons!

Of course, all of the money raised will be used to develop technology and fund research, so that one day we will hopefully be able to overcome cancer. For every twelve entries that pay the £15 entry fee, Cancer Research will be able to pay for a one day trial to discover faster diagnosis and new therapies to treat brain cancer.

This event is taking place at Lancaster University this Sunday and will involve multi terrain running, suitable for beginners (aged thirteen and above) and the disabled. Unfortunately, this event is ladies only - but if you are eligible, it's certainly very worthwhile – you can enter at!


If you’re looking to really challenge yourself, head on over to the Morecambe Superbowl for 10am on Sunday, to participate in the 13.1 mile half marathon that they’re hosting! The entry fee is between £19-£21, so get your running shoes on and give it a go! Make sure to treat yourself to a new pair if you don’t have any!


A completely different challenge to any of the other events so far is the ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil, which is taking place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Saturday. Make sure that you’re feeling confident before you make the 80 metre descent, as you’ll have to guide yourself back down again! This event is suitable for beginners as there is help on hand, as well as teams, if you don’t really want to go alone! The £20 registration fee as well as all sponsorship money will go to CLIC Sargent – a leading charity for children and young people with cancer.


The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend and with so many great events happening this weekend – there’s a lot more than the ones I’ve mentioned – there really is something for everyone to get involved with, for pleasure or to help raise money for a charity! If you’re planning on getting involved, make sure that you are fully equipped and if not, check out our website where we have everything you'll need to enjoy a successful event!