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.

Alt text

Use Your Senses

Walk, jog or run a sensational 5K. Guide Dogs' family-friendly fun run with 5 sensory experiences. Use your senses and change the lives of families living with sight loss!

Use Your Senses Glasgow 2019 – 21 September 2019

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!
Use Your Senses Manchester took place on 9 December - 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

Do something unique in 2019! Choose your own sporting challenge and fundraise for Guide Dogs: pick up the pace in a weekly 7 mile park run, walk the circumference of the earth throughout the year, or use your pedal power to cycle 5,000 kilometres over the year – one for each of our life-changing partnerships. It’s your choice, your challenge – and your chance to change a life.

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 click here.

  • Vitality Big Half Marathon – 10 March 2019
  • Bath Half Marathon – 17 March 2019
  • London Landmarks Half Marathon – 24 March 2019
  • Brighton Marathon – 14 April 2019
  • Virgin Money London Marathon – 28 April 2019
  • Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 – 4 August 2019
  • Simplyhealth Great North Run – 8 September 2019
  • Coniston Challenge – 14 September 2019
  • Use Your Senses Glasgow – 21 September 2019
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon – 13 October 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.