Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Although we are not able to organise any face-to-face fundraising events right now, we are really looking forward to planning some exciting events later in the year.
Scroll down to see a list of events we hope will be able to go ahead this year, or visit our ways to fundraise page right now to support our At home in my community appeal.
For more information please see individual events listed on our events page.
Please contact Sarah Cobb in the Fundraising Team on 07729 102266 if you have urgent questions regarding events

Challenge Events

Fancy taking on a challenge for Reach?
Take a look below...

Virtual London Marathon 2021

£283 October


We are pleased to announce that we have secured 5 places for the virtual London Marathon in October for people to challenge themselves and raise money for Reach at the same time. Not only is the event being run virtually this year, but they’ve also extended the time so that people can complete the challenge within 12 hours. This opens up the event to many more people as participants can choose to walk or run. Everyone taking part will receive a medal and t shirt. Here is a link to the event website should you wish to find out more. Contact to reserve your place.  

Event Website:
Sponsorship:No minimum requirement

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Viking Challenge 2021

price tbc3 October

We are pleased to be supporting the Viking Challenge again this year. We are recruiting route marshals and encouraging riders to take part. Watch their 2018 video to find out more about the event: Viking Challenge 2018 - YouTube  and this video to see what exciting challenges the event has to offer for participants . Viking Challenge - YouTube 

To volunteer as a marshal at this event please email

To enter the event go to: (entries open later this summer (2021) The Viking Challenge – The UK’s largest off-road amateur bike challenge

Event Website:
Sponsorship:No minimum requirement

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Mansfield Rotary Club and the Armchair Club Charity Swimathon 2021

price tbc9 October

The event is a great opportunity for schools, charities, local voluntary groups and individuals to enjoy a short swim at the Water Meadows Swimming Complex in Mansfield whilst at the same time raising money for both their personal charity and the important fund raising that both Mansfield Rotary Club and the Armchair Club carry out in supporting local good causes across Mansfield & Ashfield.

The Swimathon takes place on Saturday 9th October at the Water Meadows between 5pm and 9pm.

All participants will receive a Certificate signed by Rebecca Adlington

To put your name down, or to enter a team for the swim email

Sponsorship:No minimum requirement

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Newark Half Marathon 2022 Details TBC (2021 event cancelled)

£207th August 2022

The Newark Half Marathon is a flat, fast and scenic summer race. It has a fun run and entertainment for all the family in support of Newark based charity partners.

We are hopeful that the Newark Half Marathon might be able to go ahead in August and that we will have charity places available.

Email me at if you would be interested in one of our charity places.

Event Website:
To enter:Call Sarah on 01636 819066 to book a charity place
Sponsorship:Minimum sponsorship of £150

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Newark Half Marathon course
Newark, United Kingdom + Google Map

Inspiration..... Whether it's swimming, running or biking there are plenty of organised events out there. If you would like to raise money for Reach we have downloadable sponsor form here, or set up a JustGiving page here. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

For assistance with your fundraising ideas please call Sarah on 01636 819066.

Current Challenge Event Participants

Charlotte's Story - London Marathon 2020

Southwell mum and business woman Charlotte Bond is currently training for her 6th London Marathon. She’s aiming to raise £3000 for Reach in recognition of the support that her daughter Amelia receives each week from us.

Charlotte explains why she is running for Reach.  "Amelia was born with Down’s syndrome, but that does not define who she is. Amelia is a twenty-year old tour de force! A bright, funny, kind and engaging young lady in her own right. Her journey to adulthood would not have been so successful were it not for the support of Reach. I cannot praise the ethos of this organisation or its staff enough for their care, nurturing and support of my daughter’s transition from school/college into fostering as independent a life as possible for her within our community. The work of Reach is vital to ensure that Amelia and her contemporaries will eventually reach their maximum potential in life skills, including total inclusion within society with full access to all the social activities that many of us take for granted.

The London Marathon 2020 is not about me. It’s not about ‘running a time’ or who I am. That’s irrelevant. This is about asking for your support while raising awareness of the astonishing work that Reach do every day on behalf of all their clients. I am aiming to raise £3,000 to help ensure the charity’s brilliant work continues and to benefit all Reach service users."

This year’s London Marathon takes place on 26th April and we wish Charlotte all the best in her training.