As we step into a new year, it’s a time when many people are looking for a new and exciting way to challenge themselves, try something new, or simply do a bit of good. At Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of events and challenges that are not only fun but support a meaningful cause too.
Our range of events for 2024 are perfect for igniting your adventurous spirit while knowing you’re doing your bit to brighten the lives of the children of Leeds who need it most. If you’re in need of more inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few great ideas below – perfect for if you’re looking for a new milestone to tick off this year.
Try a virtual Easter run
Why not run on behalf of a charity at this year’s virtual easter run? Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, this virtual challenge can be completed at your own pace, anytime or anywhere you choose, as long as it’s on or before Easter Day. It’s great for anyone with a busy lifestyle who wants a challenge without committing to a specific time. There are some great prizes up for grabs including charity donations for the fastest time in fancy dress and the person who raises the most money for their chosen charity. Grab your bunny ears and join in the fun!
Challenge yourself to a run
A charity running challenge is a great way to push your limits while making a lasting positive impact. There’s a wide range of exhilarating running events taking place in Leeds throughout 2024, all of which you can run for charity. From the more accessible Leeds 10k to the ultimate test of stamina, the Leeds Marathon, there are loads of great opportunities to test your speed and endurance while raising money for your chosen cause.
Choose from a 5K or 10K run or take on a half marathon through the scenic surroundings of Roundhay Park.
Run for charity at this year’s Leeds Half Marathon event – challenge yourself while making a difference.
Take part in the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon and take in some of the city’s most stunning countryside while testing your endurance.
Great for both seasoned runners and novices, take part in the Leeds 10K this summer for charity and make every step count towards a brighter future.
Explore Leeds on the Great Leeds Walk
Offering a unique way to discover the beauty of Leeds and the surrounding area, we created this exclusive event for Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm. 2024 sees us host the first-ever Great Leeds Walk and we couldn’t be more excited. The full walk will start and finish at Lineham Farm, taking you on a scenic journey through both urban spaces and the wonderful countryside of rural Yorkshire.
We want the Great Leeds Walk to be accessible for everyone, so you can choose from three different routes. First, a 5k walk around the grounds of Lineham Farm, which is a perfect choice for families with children and those looking for a slightly more leisurely stroll. Next, you could join us for a 10-mile walk, ideal for anyone who wants a bigger challenge. For the ultimate adventure, you could take on the full 26-mile circular, which starts and finishes at Lineham Farm.
The walks are all self-led with markers and marshals along the route. Whether you’re walking with friends, family, colleagues or alone, these walks are the perfect way to experience the beauty that’s on your doorstep while being part of something special – and of course fundraising for a fantastic cause.
Experience a unique inflatable obstacle course
If you want to step out of your comfort zone while embracing your inner child, Leeds Inflatable 5K promises a day filled with excitement. Set in the stunning surroundings of Harewood House, this unique obstacle course experience is the UK’s biggest inflatable run and will be a challenge quite like no other. It’s family-friendly and open to all ages 5+, and there are several distances to choose from to suit your fitness level, from 2.4k through to 15k. Jump, slide and bounce your way to the finish line, all while raising money for charity – this is the ultimate inflatable adventure.
Tee off at our Annual Golf Day
Open to participants of all skill levels, our Annual Golf Day is a fantastic way to network, build connections and enjoy a round of golf on an Alister MacKenzie designed course at Leeds Golf Club. We’re partnering with Sand Moor Golf Club to combine golf with charity fundraising for a tee-rrific day of challenges and prizes. It’s open to four-ball teams and the entry fee includes green fees, tea and coffee upon arrival, and food. All funds raised from the Annual Golf Day will directly support the work of Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm, helping to ensure that more children have the chance to experience joy and adventure in a safe and welcoming environment.
Join a city-wide Treasure Hunt
Gather friends, colleagues or family members for an immersive experience in the heart of Leeds City Centre – 2024 our Treasure Hunt. We’ll be putting your team’s brain power to the test to solve clues that will lead you through the city to a final pub stop, where we’ll celebrate the winners with light snacks. On the way, there’ll be teamwork, laughs, friendly competition and networking, with plenty of pub stops along the way. Race against time to crack the clues and be the first team to finish. Even better, all proceeds will directly contribute to supporting the impactful work of Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm.
A new year calls for a fresh start, and committing to one of these exciting challenges is a great way to go about it. We hope you’ve been inspired to get involved and help us raise vital funds to support the work of Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm.
If you want to stay updated about future events, you can connect with us on social media. We’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and X. Please also keep an eye on our events page where we’ll add more upcoming experiences you could get involved in. We hope to see you at the challenges!