A group of people in cold weather hiking clothes pointing at a Mount Kenya sign against clear blue sky



Get muddy, work up a sweat, trek the coastline or get wet. Whatever you decide to do, do it for Born Free and together let’s keep wildlife in the wild.

Craving a new experience, want to push yourself to the limit, or add purpose to your travels near and far? These challenges are just the ticket.

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Runners heading towards the finish line of the London Marathon

Join our Run Wild team and run for wildlife, wherever you are in the world. Choose to run a marathon or a half, a mile a day for a month, park runs or a sponsored run in a crazy costume. One foot in front of the other. You can do this!



Three hikers taking part in a challenge, walking through a field of long grass

Discover the beauty of Britain’s countryside as you choose from 16 routes across the UK. Ranging from 10km to 100km, the Ultra Challenge series offers an unforgettable experience that combines adventure, camaraderie, and a chance to make a real difference for endangered animals.

Whether you’re a walker, jogger, or seasoned runner, there’s a challenge tailored just for you. With stunning landscapes and a range of distances to suit every adventurer, Ultra Challenges is your gateway to personal triumph all while raising vital funds for wild animals in need.


International Challenges: Sustainable Adventures for Conservation

Landscape image of a giant tree in Meru National Park, with elephants stood underneath

(c) Peter Ndung’u

Want a once-in-a-lifetime experience and extraordinary adventure to push your limits AND champion wildlife by raising vital funds? An international charity challenge can be personally enriching and have a positive impact.

Carefully consider the climate impact of your journey. Explore eco-friendly options like trains or buses, join a group to share transport, opt for tour operators prioritising sustainability, select accommodation with eco-friendly practices, support local conservation and explore initiatives to offset carbon from your travel.

Seek out carefully curated challenges such as those offered by Different Travel*. You could survive the wilds of winter in Norway on the Arctic Survival Challenge – mastering back-country skiing and snow-shoeing (2 – 9 February 2025). Walk the ancient path of Camino Santiago in Spain (10 – 17 May 2025), traversing Galicia’s hilly landscapes to reach Santiago Compostela. Venture into Kenya on a walking safari in the Loita Hills and onwards for a safari in the Masai Mara (27 September – 4 October 2025) all while raising funds for the conservation of the wild places we all cherish.

Fuel your adventures with purpose and raise vital funds for Born Free. Make a difference while experiencing the world in unforgettable ways.

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*These are Open Challenges, and you will be joined by fellow travellers who may be supporting other charities. These trips are operated by The Different Travel Company (ATOL 6706) for Born Free (Registered Charity No1070906). The flight-inclusive trip on this webpage is financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for your certificate and check to ensure everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: http://www.caa.co.uk.


Have you got a place on a run, walk, trek, cycle or swim, or are you planning your own event? Please fundraise to support Born Free’s compassionate work for wild animals. We’d love to hear from you and will be delighted to support you, as you support us!

A man taking part in a cycling challenge - riding his bike through a town, wearing a Born Free T-shirt

(c) K B Beaton

Visit Charity Challenge  and Run For Charity for an inspiring range of charity walking, trekking or cycle challenges in the UK. Sign up to your preferred trip and nominate Born Free as your chosen charity. Then follow our guidelines on setting up your fundraiser.

Charity Support includes:
  • Born Free running vest
  • 1-2-1 fundraising support and regular check-ins
  • Born Free fundraising resources, posters, and webpage banners
  • Motivation and fundraising support



To take part in a challenge event, register interest or discuss your ideas with a member of our fundraising team, please call: 01403 240170
Or email us at: GoWild@bornfree.org.uk