Challenge Events

Looking for a challenge that will help change someone's life? Run it. Cycle it. Trek it. Jump it. However you do it, make your event count and make a difference to the life of someone with sight loss.

We have guaranteed places in all of the top UK challenge events, and would love to have you on Team Guide Dogs!

If you have any questions please email or call 0345 143 0200.

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Use Your Senses

Use Your Senses 5K is the family-friendly fun run with a difference - a sensory experience every kilometre! Surprise your senses and change the lives of families living with sight loss.

Use Your Senses Manchester - 9 December 2018

Use Your Senses London took place on 12 May - check out our Facebook album for pictures!
Use Your Senses Glasgow took place on 22 September - check out our Facebook album for pictures!
Use Your Senses Midlands took place on 20 October - check out our Facebook album for pictures!

Swim 100 - 2019

Now open for registrations! Make a splash for Guide Dogs in 2019 - take on our swimming challenge throughout the month of May and swim in your local pool or open water. Registration is free, and we encourage you to raise £100 for Guide Dogs. Find out more here.

Challenge Accepted

YOU set the Challenge. YOU set the fundraising target. Set yourself a sporting challenge and fundraise for Guide Dogs! Pick up the pace in a weekly 7 mile park run, swim the length of the channel in your local pool, or use your pedal power to cycle 2018 miles over the year. You choose; it’s your challenge!

Accept the challenge! 

Your own event

Have you secured your own place in a local sporting event? Make it count and fundraise for Guide Dogs! Join our team and get a free technical top and support throughout your fundraising.


Our event participants can’t cross the finish line without the support of volunteers like you! Make it count for Guide Dogs by joining thousands of other volunteers at events across the country.

Below are the current volunteering opportunities with the Guide Dogs Events Team - to find out more and apply, please contact us on 0345 143 0200.

  • Use Your Senses - Manchester: 9 December 2018
  • Bath Half Marathon - 17 March 2019
  • Brighton Marathon - 14 April 2019
  • Virgin Money London Marathon - 28 April 2019

Questions? Contact the Events Team

If you have any questions about taking part in one of our events or campaigns, or about volunteering at an event, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.