Active challenges

Get that adrenalin kick while helping to improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Get that adrenaline kick while helping to improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about all of our activities, please contact the Fundraising Team.

Running for us

Whether you’re a budding Mo Farah or simply looking to improve your fitness, running is a great way to stretch your limits while raising money for Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity. Why not dust off your running gear and take on a challenge this year and raise money for Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity.

We do not have any charity running places this year, but if you have secured your own place in any running event, we would love to have you on our team.

Below are some of the running events coming up this year in the area, so get yourself signed up for one, let us know by calling 01423 555641 or email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk and we will provide you with everything you need to help you with your fundraising.

Your fundraising pack will include a running vest, sponsor forms, information about the charity and a fundraising guide, giving you tips on how to make the most of your fundraising.

The list of running events is endless, so if there is a different run that you want to do, get yourself signed up to one and get in touch so we can provide you with all the support you need to raise as much as possible and help us make a difference to our patients and their families.

London Marathon – 22 April 2018

This is one of life’s great challenges; the atmosphere is second to none and the sense of achievement is wonderful.

As a fundraising event nothing can compete with the marathon, with thousands of people taking to the streets each year, many in fancy dress, raising money for causes close to their hearts.

Last year nearly 40,000 people ran the 26.2 mile London Marathon course through the centre of London. Many were running for charity and raising millions of pounds for good causes.

Running any Marathon is a huge personal achievement. London’s is a particularly amazing experience, with supporters cheering you on every inch of the way.

Leeds Half Marathon – 13 May 2018

https://www.runforall.com/events/half-marathon/leeds-half-marathon/

The Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrates its 33rd outing – is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’ sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.

Around 9,000 signed up for last year’s event raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes across Yorkshire and beyond.

The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.

Leeds 10k – 8 July 2018

https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/leeds-10k/

Launched over 10 years ago and now one of the highlights on the region’s running calendar, Jane Tomlinson’s original legacy run is famed for its fun, friendliness and fantastic atmosphere.

And if it’s a PB you’re after, this is the run for you thanks to its flat, fast course and enthusiastic spectators who will spur you on to the spectacular Town Hall finish.

York 10k – 5 August 2018

https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/york-10k/

Arguably the most beautiful city in the UK! A rare chance to run through the ancient city walls and marvel at its medieval gems.  When it comes to stunning scenery, the York 10K is hard to beat! Extremely popular, the flat route takes runners right through the historic heart of this beautiful

Yorkshire Marathon – 14 October 2018

https://www.runforall.com/events/marathon/yorkshire-marathon/

The Yorkshire Marathon is one of the UK’s most popular marathons, with places selling out in five consecutive years. Demand in 2018 is set to be equally high, so move fast or you may be disappointed.

The Yorkshire Marathon very quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the North’s sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of the beautiful city of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.

Described by the Daily Mirror as the Number 1 Alternative to the London Marathon and by the Guardian as a course on which to smash your PB, this race has written its own place in the UK running calendar.

Achieve a coveted personal best or simply be spurred on by great support and entertainment around the route – the Yorkshire Marathon has all the ingredients to make this an unforgettable experience.

Total Warrior – Leeds 2018

Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity is delighted to have been selected as a lead charity for the Total Warrior 2018 Leeds event, helping us do more for patients and their families at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Why not join us?

Yorkshire 3 Peaks – 30 June 2018

The Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside are among the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The peaks, which form part of the Pennine range, are arranged in a triangle and encircle the heads of the valleys of the River Ribble and of Chapel-le-Dale.

The challenge is to walk the circular route, scaling each peak in turn aiming for a time less than 12 hours. The total walking distance is 39.2km (24.5 miles).

To take part in Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity’s Three Peak challenge there is a registration fee of £35 – this fee covers the costs of putting on the event and looking after your health and safety. We also ask everyone to aim to raise a minimum of £125 for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Every pound that you raise in addition to your registration fee will help us to do more for patients and their families at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information, and to join our team, please email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk or call 01423 555641.

Overseas events

Need an excuse to jet overseas? Our challenge activities will satisfy the most adventurous of travellers while helping you raise valuable funds to help vulnerable patients. All of our overseas challenges are organised and run by Discover Adventure, who ensure that your once-in-a-lifetime experience is as successful and memorable as possible.

Below are a few of Discover Adventure’s challenges, but if none of these take your fancy, visit their website to see what else is on offer. You can fundraise for Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity by taking part in any of their open events. Just make sure you let us know what you are doing so that we can support you and help with your fundraising!

For more information about any of the events, visit the Discover Adventure website or call David Fisher, Community and Events fundraising on 01423 555641 or email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk

London to Paris cycle

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the greatest cycle experiences in Europe. You’ll pass through picturesque Kent countryside and medieval market towns in northern France, ending right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Time to get pedalling!

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trek along Inca-paved paths and steps, through lush cloud forest, before coming to an end at the Sun Gate, which provides your first magical glimpse to the astonishing Machu Picchu. Permits for the Inca Trail are restricted and must be secured months in advance, so sign up in good time.

Mount Kilimanjaro trek

Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. During six days on the mountain you will pass through thick forest, moorland and scree before arriving at the highest point, Uhuru Peak.

UK events

All of our UK challenges are organised and run by Discover Adventure, which specialises in worldwide trekking and cycling challenges. Below are a few of its challenges, but if none of these take your fancy, visit their website to see what else is on offer. You can fundraise for Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity by taking part in any of their open events. Just make sure you keep us posted – we want to support you!

For more information about any of the events, visit the Discover Adventure website or call David Fisher, Community and Events fundraising on 01423 555641 or email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk

Ben Nevis weekend trek

Ben Nevis is the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1,343m. Fort William, on the southern edge of the Great Glen, is our base for the weekend.

Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle

Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, you will cover roughly 1,000 miles, pedalling your way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border. After skirting the Lake District into Scotland, you will finally end at John O’Groats.

Lake District triathlon

You’ll set off through the fabulous Lake District scenery – by canoe, then bike and on foot around Haystacks, before returning to bikes once more to finish the route.

Skydive – 15 September 2018

Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity is calling all daredevils to take on the challenge of a lifetime and jump out of a plane to help raise money to fund specialist equipment, training and services for the benefit of all patients and their families.

You will be taking part in a Tandem skydive.  This allows you to enjoy one minute of adrenaline-fuelled freefall harnessed to the front of a BPA-qualified instructor.

We ask you to raise a minimum amount of £400.

This amount covers the cost of the Tandem jump which is £200 and a minimum donation of £200 that will come to the charity.  Every extra penny that you raise over the minimum comes straight to us, so please try to raise as much as you possibly can! We can give you lots of help with your fundraising and will provide you with a charity t-shirt to jump in! You can also opt to self-fund the jump, meaning that you pay the fee, and all of the sponsorship you raise comes direct to the charity.

For more information and to join our team, please email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk or call 01423 555641.