Sporting challenges

Sporting Challenges

Push yourself and run, swim or cycle for nature

Taking part

Whether you're a hare or a tortoise we've got the challenge for you. 

With our support you'll help vital conservation projects while achieving personal milestones.

We will help support your training at every stage and we'll give you RSPB kit for you to show off during the challenge.

Just pick your challenge and email us.

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.

Great North Run, Red arrows on Tyne bridge

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 

Will Jeffcot at the finish of RideLondon