Athletic challenges - student fundraising

Runners wading through knee-deep muddy water

Didn’t take a gap year? Fancy doing an overseas challenge for charity? Or maybe you’ve caught the travelling bug and want to do more? We can help set up a really wild adventure!

From trekking to bungee jumping we’re launching a portfolio of events to get you and fellow students excited about travelling and adventure challenges. 

If you’re looking to get fit and do your bit, why not check out our runs, treks and triathlons or download our sporting challenges leaflet to find a challenge for yourself this year.

International marathons

If you'd like to combine international travel and fundraising, we have marathon places for Berlin this year. (The other marathons we had places for, in Rome and Barcelona, are complete.) This is a challenge not to be missed, you’ll get to see an amazing new city and do something great for charity.

To take part in the marathon, raise just £995 for a guaranteed race entry along with all flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and meals for four days in Berlin.

Berlin Marathon


Dates: 26-29 September

Distance: 26.2 miles

Fundraising target: £995

Why not undertake one of the classic marathons?  From its earliest days Berlin has been a bustling hub of commerce that welcomed other cultures with open arms. Its division and then re-unification in 1989 dominate its history. After much of the city was destroyed in World War II, it has grown to become a fantastic destination famous for its art galleries, museums, historical sites, cafés and nightlife. Places to visit include the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall.


Depart the UK on Friday 26 September 2014, return on Monday 29 September.

Race day is Sunday 28 September. 

For the full itinerary download our information pack.

Sign up

Sign up now on our online portal or register your interest by emailing Stephanie Drummond our student voluneering coordinator.