Fundraising events

Throughout the year we take part in a number of events across the country that are open to our current explorers, alumni and friends. If you are planning your own fundraising event then please get in touch so we can help you with your challenge, or answer any questions you may have.

Please also get in touch if you would like to take part in one of the events below through emailing Please note that we have limited spaces on some of our events, so we won’t be able to provide positions for all enquiries.


If you are looking for ways to fundraise for your expedition you can visit our Explorer fundraising page for tips and ideas. 

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Prudential Ride London

Date: July 30th 2017
Following the success of our 2016 team, we will be returning to Ride London with another group of riders in 2017. Join over 20,000 cyclists on a 100-mile cycle past the sights of London and the Surrey hills on the iconic London 2012 Olympic course. You can find out more about Ride London and the course route on their website

Spaces are available to any British Exploring supporters who are able to commit to fundraising a minimum of £500. Please contact Matt via to express your interest, or to find out more.

London Marathon

Date: April 22nd 2018 (tbc)
Take part in the one of the world’s most famous and popular running events in support of British Exploring in the 2018 edition of the London Marathon. In April 2016 our charity space was taken by our supporter Dr Phil Clelland, who completed the Marathon in an incredible 3 hours 22 minutes.

We only have one space available for the 2018 addition of the London marathon; due to this limitation we are kindly asking that only individuals who have the capacity to raise a minimum of £2,000 contact to apply for the position.

Wadi Rum Ultra

Date: September 5th 2016
In September 2016 Atlantic rower Fergus Scholes took on the 242km of the Wadi Rum Ultra run in support of British Exploring. Fergus was hugely successful in his attempt, coming an impressive second place after 29 hours and 36 minutes of running over 5 days. Fergus was also highly successful in his fundraising, having raised over £2,400 for British Exploring to date. Donations can still be made via Fergus' Virgin Money Giving page.  

You can read more about Fergus on our blog, or find out about his challenge in his race review. If Fergus has inspired you do your own fundraising challenge, running or otherwise, then please get in touch with to share your idea and receive support from the team.

Swim Serpentine

Date: September 2017 (tbc)
Join 6,000 other swimmers by swimming 1 mile at the open water swimming event, Swim Serpentine, at Hyde park in September 2017. In 2016 our Expeditions and Strategic Operations Manager Tom Blindell kindly took to the water to raise awareness for British Exploring and we are now looking for one of our supporters to take on the challenge in 2017.

If you are interested in taking part please email Jackie at can also visit Swim Serpentine's website for further detail on the event.

Gower Ultra 50

Date: October 1st 2016
Our Digital Marketing Specialist, Steven Jones and our Amazon 2016 expedition Creative Media Leader, Huw James, are taking part in Run Walk Crawl’s Gower Ultra 50 mile run to raise awareness for British Exploring. The Gower Ultra is a 50-mile footrace that circumnavigates the whole of the stunning Gower peninsula in a single day challenge.

360 Marina 5k

Date: March 18th 2017
The 360 Marina 5k is a public running event that takes places on Swansea’s seafront promenade. The event, now in its fourth year, has chosen British Exploring as its officially charity for 2017 and welcomes all of our supporters to come and take part.

The race is open to runners of all abilities and has a capacity of 350 participants. You can register here.