How to organize Challenge Events


Because of the hectic life style of today we get exhausted, and all of us need a rejuvenating break from time to time. One can get rejuvenated by experiencing lifetime challenging activities.

The extremes are individuals who choose to climb Everest or dive to the bottom of the oceans, but many people running the big Marathons, like the London Marathon or New York Marathon, will be donating their sponsorship to a local or national charity - in fact, it's increasingly becoming part of the spirit of these events. Many individuals or teams raise money for a good cause, at the same time having the "experience of a lifetime" themselves.

There are many activities some of the popular activitities are listed below (and you can, of course, add many more of your own)
  • Parachute jumps
  • Off-road competition
  • Jungle trekking
  • Running a marathon
  • Mountain climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Paintballing contest
  • Long distance walking
  • Abseiling
  • Triathlons
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Biking
  • Bike racing


Challenge events are famous nowadays - in fact, a whole industry has been created to help handle the demand for exciting adventures, charity treks and overseas trips.

Are you willing and fancy having an adventure and want to help a worthy cause, as an individual? Just approach the charity that you want to help. If they're national, they're likely to already have some events that you can take part in. Otherwise, contact one of the many companies that organize challenge events to find out what they can offer and how you can donate the money.

Make sure to check on how payment is made for the event, by both yourself and your sponsors, to ensure that you donors or sponsors giving can be done in the be most tax effective way.

First decide how challenging and adventurous you want to be and check whether you fancy something tough to start off like the Jungfrau Marathon, where simply completing the race is an achievement in itself, or whether you want to be simple but effective, One way to decide is to get started with a 10k run just to test your fitness levels. Then research on all the activities and start checking out what's out there and then sign up.

Happy achieving something great for your health, mind and your community!

Resources

Charity Challenge - ideas for life-changing overseas expeditions and team-building challenges that also help to raise money for charity

Earth Watch – A great knowledgebase on how to raise money through a sponsored challenge event, A step by step manual to organize events.