Sporting challenges

Sporting Challenges

Run, walk, cycle, bake or sell for nature. We've got loads of great ideas to inspire you!

Sporting Challenges with Team RSPB

Whether you're a hare or a tortoise we'd love you to support the RSPB as you face your personal sporting challenges - you'll be helping vital conservation work while achieving personal milestones. 

Your local community fundraiser will help you register with us, set up your online fundraising page and support you up to your challenge day and beyond. We'll also supply you with an RSPB sports vest in your size for your challenge day.

If you already have a confirmed ballot place in a local or national challenge event please come and join Team RSPB. Simply email us with details of your event.

Please note that we encourage our supporters to choose low carbon and sustainable challenges that do not include flights, such as UK-based run, walk, swim and cycle events.

Vitality London

Southampton Half Marathon

  • 22 April 2018
  • Southampton
  • Registration fee - £25 (including a free vest)
  • Fundraising pledge £150

Run an exciting half marathon and take in the sights and sounds of Southampton as you go. This run could well be a first time challenge to yourself or you may be in search of a personal best. But either way it will be a day to remember. You'll join 10,000 others running a route which is a stunning mix of coast, city and parks, and will be raising vital funds to help our water voles, skylarks and short-haired bumble bees. 

Other ways to get involved

Already registered?

Entrants with their own confirmed ballot places in these or other challenge events are welcome to join TeamRSPB and will be fully supported in their training and fundraising efforts. If you could support us please email us with details of your event at

TeamRSPB Cheer Squad

If you can support TeamRSPB at cheer points on the day please get in touch. We'd love to ensure that our riders, swimmers and runners receive tremendous support and know just how much we appreciate their efforts.

Each event has lots for spectators to see and do. It makes a great family day out. If you'd like to be part of our official support squad, please send us an email today.

Two donation buckets reading "giving nature a home" in English and Welsh

Don't take our word for it

"I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience which was aided enormously by delightful RSPB staff who were unfailingly helpful and supportive at every turn of events."

RideLondon-Surrey 100 rider

"The atmosphere was incredible, with 58,000 other runners representing charities from all over the UK, plus the encouragement from the crowds really kept me going. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to set a new challenge for themselves and help fundraise for the RSPB."

Great North Run entrant 

"Running as part of TeamRSPB has been a great experience, the fantastic support of spectators spread along the whole route making for an enjoyable challenge."

Great North Run entrant 

Cupcakes, Bake for nature