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run hackney half marathon for the kids network

Hackney Half Marathon

Hackney Marshes, Sunday 17th May 2020

Take on London’s most vibrant half marathon. Starting in the Hackney Marshes, you’ll head down Mare Street through a carnival of sound, pass by the famous Town Hall, through the historic Broadway Market, and then take in Hackney Wick before the last stretch takes you around the Olympic Park and back to the finish line and festival.

Registration fee £30

Minimum sponsorship £300

Gung-Ho! 5K

Crystal Palace, Saturday 6th June 2020

Navigate your way around a 5k course while tackling enormous inflatables up to 50m long and 8 metres high. Whether you’re a veteran athlete or a first-time 5k runner, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to show just how Gung-Ho! you really are.

Registration fee: £10

Minimum sponsorship: £100

Abseil for the kids network

Abseil the Orbit

Olympic Park, Stratford
4pm – 7pm, Date TBC in 2020

Experience the most amazing views of London whilst dangling in free space 80m above ground!

Abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be an experience you will never forget. You’ll be in the safest hands with abseil instructors looking after you every step of the way. Grab your friends or colleagues and join us for this once in a lifetime challenge!

Registration fee £30

Minimum sponsorship £350

National Three Peaks Challenge

Various dates

Take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in under 24 hours. Over the course of two days you will trek around 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m, taking in some of the best views in the UK. This is a seriously tough challenge!

Various fundraising options

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Trek the Sahara for The Kids Network

Sahara Desert Trek

Date TBC in 2020.

This eight day trek covers 100km over six days of walking. You’ll pass through Morocco’s peaks, gorges, dunes and oases. At night you’ll sleep in tents under Africa’s star strewn skies and enjoy the amazing Berber hospitality.

Various fundraising options

Other events

If you’ve already secured your place in another sporting event and would like to raise money for The Kids Network, please contact Sarah at s.woodcock@thekidsnetwork.org.uk.

We’ll be on hand to help with fundraising tips and training advice, plus you’ll get one of our exclusive running vests.

And to top it all off, all the money you raise will help more little Londoners to get paired with a mentor.

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