Get involved with UK Youth by participating in one of our many exciting events. Whether you fancy a physical challenge or art auction, #TeamUKYouth offers something for everyone.

Challenge events

Run, cycle, swim, trek, skydive or come up with your own challenge; whatever you fancy, #TeamUKYouth is here to help you complete your personal conquest while your kind fundraising efforts help build bright futures for millions of young people. If your challenge isn’t listed on this page, you can still join our team.

Here are a selection of our current events:

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100

16th August 2020

Ride the legacy created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Challenge yourself to cycle the 100 miles of closed roads through stunning Surrey scenery before a spectacular finish on The Mall. Join #TeamUKYouth today.

Start: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Finish: The Mall, London
Registration fee: £20
Pledged sponsorship: £550

Simplyhealth Great North Run


Whether you’re looking to make a personal best or are just looking for an exceptional atmosphere Simplyhealth’s Great North Run is the race for you. Now the world’s largest half marathon, this race fills fast so don’t miss out! Join #TeamUKYouth today!

Start: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Town Moor
Finish: Horsley Hill, South Shields
Registration fee: £20
Pledged sponsorship: £550

Royal Parks Half Marathon

13th October 2019

Race past some of London’s most spectacular sites and picturesque parks in one of the most beautiful half marathons in the UK. We would be delighted to welcome you to #TeamUKYouth

Start: London, Hyde Park
Finish: London, Hyde Park
Registration fee: £20
Pledged sponsorship: £550

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

26th April 2020

Experience an unbeatable atmosphere as you race past the iconic landmarks of London in the most famous marathon in the world. Join #TeamUKYouth and we will support and cheer you on you every step of the way.

Start: Blackheath, London
Finish: The Mall, London
Registration fee: £96
Pledged sponsorship: £1,700

Already have your own place?

Whether you’ve already signed up for a run, cycle, trek or swim, we’d love for you to join #TeamUKYouth. While you might have signed up to a personal challenge, your efforts will help the millions of young people in our network to build bright futures. We won’t ask for a sponsorship pledge or registration fee but you’ll still receive our amazing support along your challenge journey.

#TeamUKYouth is here to support you

Joining #TeamUKYouth is more than just taking on a challenge. Our dedicated Events Team is here to support you at every stage of your personal conquest. By joining #TeamUKYouth, you will receive

  • Dedicated and regular support from our incredible Events Team
  • A bespoke UK Youth running vest
  • A fundraising pack
  • Social media exposure
  • Additional prizes and perks
  • The satisfaction of knowing your efforts will support millions of young people

Fundraising events

Don’t fancy a challenge? You can still support young people through our high-profile events.

Gala Dinner

12th June 2019

Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel London for an incredible night at our annual UK Youth Gala Dinner and Auction. Over the evening you will hear from some of the incredible young people and youth organisations we support through our network. With a drinks reception followed by a three-course dinner and live entertainment the evening will also feature an auction of exceptional experiences and other prizes. This event is not to be missed!

Find out more about sponsorship options here.

Art For Youth

Art For Youth London

10th–13th December 2019, Mall Galleries

Art for Youth London is an annual fundraising exhibition that takes place at the Mall Galleries. Now in its 32nd year, the exhibition is a brilliant opportunity to buy quality, contemporary works from a diverse range of artists, at an affordable price.

With an array of oil paintings, watercolours, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and jewellery on display, you can purchase works with the knowledge that 35% of every sale is donated directly to UK Youth. @art4youthlondon

Art for Youth North

October 2020, North Yorkshire

Art for Youth North is a fantastic exhibition in North Yorkshire that celebrates the phenomenal art being produced in the North of England. The fundraiser takes place over five days with each artist kindly donating 33% of their sales to UK Youth. With prices starting at £40, you are bound to find something from this beautiful exhibition of paintings, etchings, photographs, ceramics and sculpture.