UK Challenge Events

Take on a challenge in 2017 and make a difference not only to your life but to the thousands of people treated in Bristol's city centre hospitals every year.

From providing life saving equipment in the Bristol Royal Infirmary, to play equipment for children treated in the children's hospital; every step, jump, stroke or stride helps to fund projects that affect every condition and every patient.  Be an Above & Beyond star. If you'd like to find out more please contact the fundraising team on 0117 3700 485 or email

The Great North Swim, Lake Windermere - Friday 9th - Sunday 11th June, 2017

Come to Lake Windermere for the UK's biggest weekend of open water swimming. Thousands of new and experienced swimmers will grab their goggles and wiggle into their wetsuits for an iconic swim experience. A swimming race with a difference! Visit the website for more information.

Bristol Harbourside Triathalon - Sunday 11th June, 2017

This event is now a premier event on the triathalon racing calender in the South West of England. You will swim in the Cumberland Basin, part of Bristol's historic harbour, cycle under the shadow of the suspension bridge and run along the Avon Gorge, a route with some breathtaking views. There are two versions depending on ability, one shorter than the other, however the course is ideal for both more and less experienced triathaletes. If you fancy giving it a go please visit to register.  

Dragon Boat Races - Sunday 11th June, 2017
Registration is now open for this exhilarating and fast-paced Julian House Dragon Boat Festival, which sees teams of rowers racing down Bristol docks to the sound of drummers. Join Above and Beyond and be part of this all day action packed and thrill seeking challenge. All you need is to get 16 of your friends, family or colleagues together and one drummer, and have bundles of enthusiasm while working as a team to successfully complete the race. You do not need to be professional rowers to take part, it is all about having fun and raising money for a good cause!

All information and equipment on the day including; boats & helms and safety materials will be provided by the events company Dragon Boat Limited. 

Total entrance fee is £475 per team (holding deposit of £50), with a fundraising target of £1,000 in total - easy peasy! A closing date for registration will be confirmed in the New Year.

Contact Cressida in our fundraising team if you would like to get a team together - 0117 3700 486 or

Tough Mudder - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August, 2017
This popular series of 10-12 mile obstacle courses have events worldwide. Designed by the military the Tough Mudder is not for the faint hearted. Great to do as team with friends or work colleagues. For those who would like to get involved on a shorter route, Tough Mudder has a brand new 5 mile course at a brand new venue - the Badminton Estate.  Find out more here:

Skydive - Saturday 16th September, 2017 
Take on the ultimate thrill seeking challenge of a lifetime! Join the Above and Beyond Team at 10,000 feet with GoSkydive for Bristol's hospitals. To book your Skydive click here or call us on 0117 3700 485 for more information.

If you’d like to take part in a Skydive on behalf of Above and Beyond find out more here -

If none of these take your fancy why not organise your own challenge. It could be a swimathon, bikeathon or a sponsored walk. If you'd like to find out more or have any questions then please contact the fundraising team on 0117 3700 485 or email

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