Sponsored challenge and sporting events

Whether you enjoy running, walking, cycling, - or just fancy trying something new! - taking part in a sponsored challenge and sporting event is a great way to support Henshaws and push yourself past your limits.

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"How can I take part?"

First, choose your event that you’d like to take part in – there’s plenty to choose from with a great atmosphere and many different sports to try – or, if you have a sponsored challenge of your own, just let us know! We’ve put together just a few of the many different challenge and sports events that you could get involved with – check out our 2019 calendar.

You may have to register on the website of the event you’re signing up for but check with us first as we have allocated places for events like the London Marathon and Great North Run that we’d love to offer you.

For some events there is typically a registration fee – you can choose to take this out of your overall fundraising budget.

"I've signed up! What now?"

Get in contact with us if you haven’t already so we can help you to start fundraising! Setting up a JustGiving page and sharing your challenge on social media is a great way to let your family and friends know all about the amazing challenge that you’re doing.

Don’t forget to share your story with us! We love to hear them.

If you have any more queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the form at the bottom of the page or ring us on 0161 786 3656.

Have a look at some of our upcoming challenge events


Virgin Money London Marathon 2020


We have charity places available for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 - join us and tackle the world's favourite challenge event!



Mini-Manc is a family oriented ride with multiple distance options. You can stay on an enclosed purpose-built track or ride on the road

Your support has a very real impact on people's lives, as it means we can continue our life-changing services for people like David

“Before my sight loss I was a mechanical engineer, mathematician, computer expert, health and safety consultant and trainer. As you can imagine my life revolved around being able to see. Then in 1998 I fell in to a coma. Thirty days later I emerged but I couldn’t see as my optic nerves and the part of my brain that controls sight were severely damaged.

That was also the time I found Henshaws. Their support made a huge difference to me and with them I started to learn Braille and I became involved in blind sport and its organisation. I have achieved a huge amount since losing my sight, most of which I would have never thought possible for a blind person before I became one, but Henshaws really helped me to fight for my independence.”

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