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Great North Swim, Great North Run, Tough Mudder and more!

We've got fundraising spots in some of the most popular races and challenge events across the country – so, why not take the plunge and join Team RCEW today?

Fundraiser swimming
One of our fundraisers smiles at the camera while standing with friends at a sponsored race. She is wearing headphones and a Rape Crisis England & Wales T-shirt.

Why sign up for a race or challenge event with Rape Crisis England & Wales?

➡️ It's free! Our spots have already been paid for – which means you don't pay a fee to enter.

➡️ We're here to help at every stage of your fundraising journey. From providing tips and sending you a free Rape Crisis England & Wales T-shirt, to celebrating your success with a certificate at the end.

➡️ Best of all, you'll be joining our mission to end sexual violence and abuse for good. Thank you.

But don't just take it from us! Hear from past fundraisers about what being part of Team RCEW meant to them.

Check out our calendar of events

Find your favourite and then click on the sign-up button to request a space.

7th June 2024

Great North Swim | Lake Windermere, Lake District

We have limited spots for the one mile event in this increasingly popular outdoor swimming challenge. And for this event you have the choice of either a free Rape Crisis England & Wales T-shirt or a swimming cap.

Minimum fundraising target: £200

Sign up now

6th or 7th July 2024

Tough Mudder Midlands | Belvoir Castle, Lincolnshire

We've got space for a team of five people in what is one of the toughest Tough Mudder courses around. The mud, hills and obstacles are no joke – but just think of the sense of achievement at the end!

❗ Please note that the sign-up form asks you to fill out the details of all team members – so only one member of your team needs to do this.

Minimum fundraising target: £400 per person; £2,000 for the team

Sign up now

8th September 2024

Great North Run | Newcastle upon Tyne

It's the biggest and best half marathon, and it sells out every year! We only have a limited number of spaces, so grab your spot now.

Minimum fundraising target: £450

Sign up now

TBC September 2024

Swim Serpentine | Hyde Park, London

This outdoor swimming challenge in Hyde Park's Serpentine lake has proved particularly popular with our fundraisers in the past.

Registration for this year's event has not yet opened, but you can still let us know you're interested now! Just send us an email at fundraising@rapecrisis.org.uk

A group of runners are seen in action from behind. Just their legs and feet are visible.

'Crossing the finish line was me taking my power back'

Why one fundraiser chose to be part of Team RCEW.

"After I got raped, I felt my power had been stripped from me... and court was terrifying. However, Rape Crisis helped me through it all and, even though I lost my court case, I felt proud knowing I did what was right.

So I chose to run the 100-kilometre Thames Path Ultra Challenge for Rape Crisis England & Wales to not only give back [to them], but help others continue to get their power back.

Crossing the finish line was me taking my power back. I did something I never in my life thought I would do. I always thought monsters can create monsters and I wasn't going to let it happen to me. I was going to help people and it was the proudest moment of my life. No feeling quite like it."

This incredible fundraiser completed both the Thames Path Ultra Challenge and Great North Run in 2023 to raise money for us.

"I would tell anyone who is thinking of doing fundraising to absolutely do it. The support is amazing and you are spreading so much awareness for women all over."

Beth, who ran the Great North Run for us in 2023