2020 is the year to take on that challenge you've always had your eye on. This year marks the 10th year the charity has been helping children with chronic conditions, and over the last decade, we've been inspired by the children who have so bravely faced their conditions head on. Listed below are just some of the featured ways you can take on challenges of your own while helping the families that we support. We've chosen to highlight two of each challenge type, but a quick internet search will prove just how many chances there are for you to tick off another item on your bucket list.

Walking:

    

    1. The Kiltwalk - With walks in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Edinburgh, there are plenty of opportunities to get yer kilts on and get stepping for a wonderful cause. Join Team Teapot by choosing between The Mighty Stride (26 miles), the Big Stroll (15 miles), and the Wee Wander (6 miles). Everything raised is topped up by 50%, so it really is a great opportunity to maximize your fundraising impact!
    2. Doug's Doggy Dare - Doug the Pug, one of Teapot Trust's doART Heroes, has dared all pet owners out there to take on a sponsored challenge for Teapot's Tenth Birthday. Can you and your dog or a canine friend take on a 10k to raise funds for the charity in your local area? To encourage your little doggy heroes to complete the trek, we are giving away doART Hero capes for the pups to wear and sending along doggy goodies for those that take part. We'll help you set up a fundraiser page for your little pup, and pass along a fundraiser pack for you to help in your efforts. Please get in touch for more information. 

    Cycling:

    1. RideLondon - The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows a 100 mile route that finishes on the Mall in central London. This popular challenge provides a wonderful means of viewing Surrey's stunning countryside and places are much sought after. We have 4 charity places available this year, so please get in touch if you are interested in cycling 100 miles for children with chronic conditions. 
    2. Land's End to John O'Groats - Why not go ahead and conquer Britain by bicycle this year? Land's End to John O'Groats covers nearly 1000 miles and this website has some helpful hints to get you started on planning your route. Teapot Trust has services throughout the UK, so plan on waving to each as you take on this legendary challenge.  

    Running:

    1. The Big Fun Run - The Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from June to October. With 20 locations to choose from, there is bound to be a fun run close to you! No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The runs are suitable for all the family and you can join mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress participants and other fantastic fun mixes. Under 5's can take part for FREE!
    2. Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Did you know that only 1% of the world's population have ever completed a marathon? Edinburgh is a great place to join that 1% runners' club! With a variety of different distances and age groups to choose from, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is very popular, and the marathon is the second most popular one in the UK. Considering our very first service started in Edinburgh, we'd love to have a great show of support at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for our tenth year! 

    Adventure:

    1. Three Peaks Challenge - This awe-inspiring challenge is a great one to tick off your bucket list. You can either take it on yourself or go through an organised group, as long as you tackle Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis. Combined, you'll be climbing over 3064 metres and walking over 23 miles, making it a truly epic challenge. 
    2. The Beast Race - As obstacle courses go, the Beast Race certainly is a beast. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone by running, walking, crawling, trudging, sliding, swimming, etc. through these fun-filled obstacle courses. Choose between courses in Loch Ness, Banchory, and Loch Ore and enjoy some of Scotland's best landscapes while competing in the races.

    There are countless challenges out there, so have a look around and see what inspires you the most. A few of the following links can help get you started: 

    1. Global Adventure Challenges 
    2. Time Outdoors 
    3. Charity Challenge

    Remember, your challenge doesn't need to be through an organised event. You can set up your very own fundraising page through the Teapot Trust website and arrange details on your own. Whether in the UK or abroad, please consider pairing your adventure with a very worthy cause that helps improve the wellbeing of others. Whatever challenge you choose, Teapot Trust will provide guidance, materials, and promotional boosts and promises to support your journey every step of the way. Please get in touch to register your interest in joining the Teapots & Trainers team.