Take part in a challenge event Are you up for a challenge? Join Team Trinity and take part in an exciting sports or challenge event to raise funds for your local hospice. Whatever your challenge of choice, including running, swimming, cycling, trekking or skydiving – there’s something out there to test and inspire you! Whether you want to support Trinity in memory of a loved one or simply as a local good cause, we will look after you every step of the way, offering advice, special events and, of course, the coveted orange Trinity running vest! Please see below for the events that Trinity currently has places in, but if you don’t see anything you fancy, you can arrange your own place and still support Trinity – simply let us know you are taking part and you can still access all the benefits. Swim Serpentine Read more On Saturday 16 September, Trinity is offering you the opportunity to take part in a one-day open water swimming festival, staged around the Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the 2012 London Olympics. This year thousands of swimmers will take part in the Half-Mile, One-Mile, Two-mile and Super Six swims! Every Swimmer will be able to choose their starting wave, with swims starting throughout the day. We have 17 places available to swimmers aged 12 and above with all abilities welcome. Apply now to represent Trinity in this exciting challenge event, new to Trinity for 2017. Click here to complete our online registration form. We ask all our swimmers to pay a £25 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for Trinity. For more information, contact Philip via [email protected], phone 020 7787 1088, or visit swimserpentine.co.uk. London to Brighton Bike Ride Read more Join Trinity and 5,000 other cyclists on Sunday 17 September and take part in the London to Brighton bike ride, raising vital funds for the care we provide to our patients and their families. Starting on Clapham Common, your challenge will take you through Mitcham, Carshalton, Banstead and Haywards Heath, onto your finishing line at the sunny seaside City of Brighton, having completed 56 miles in one day! Your ride will take you along quiet country lanes, before you tackle the mile long climb to the top of the South Downs at Ditchling Beacon, to be rewarded with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. This iconic route includes two scheduled water stops, a free buffet lunch at halfway and a clearly marked route, so don’t worry about needing a map! The spirit of the event is taking part, not winning, so you can go at your own pace and enjoy the day. Trinity has 15 places available to participants of all abilities and ages, so apply now as an individual or as a team and cycle for Trinity. Click here to complete our online registration form. We ask all our riders to pay a £45 deposit and pledge to raise a minimum of £350 for Trinity. For more information, contact Philip at [email protected], phone 020 7787 1088, or visit www.londonbrightoncycle.co.uk Rough Runner Read more A fan of classic TV game shows like Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle and Gladiators? Trinity is bringing all the excitement of these TV moments to you with our most exciting challenge event of 2017 - Rough Runner! On Sunday 17 September, Trinity is offering you the opportunity to take part in Rough Runner, an obstacle-course challenge event combining distance running with obstacles, each inspired by classic TV game shows. Staged opposite Trinity on Clapham Common in London, participants can choose from a five or ten kilometre course and will take on obstacles such as the famous sweeper arms, big balls and the mighty travellator. Trinity has 40 places available to participants of all abilities and ages, so apply now as an individual or as a team and represent Trinity in our biggest challenge event of 2017. Please click here to complete our online registration form. We ask all our rough runners to pay a £30 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £500 for Trinity. For more information, contact Philip at [email protected], on 020 7787 1088, or visit www.roughrunner.com. Royal Parks Half Marathon Read more On Sunday 8 October 16,000 runners will take on the 13.1 mile route through closed roads, passing by the capital’s world-famous landmarks and scenic views of four of the eight Royal Parks - an event not to be missed by any keen runner. This year marks the race’s 10th anniversary, so there will be lots of special surprises on the day for both the runners and spectators, including at the fabulous Food & Fitness Festival! We have 30 spaces available so apply now if you are up for the challenge! Please click here to complete our online registration form. We ask all our runners to pay a £75 deposit and pledge to raise a minimum of £300 for Trinity. For more information contact Clare via [email protected] or visit royalparkshalf.com/ Trekking the Great Wall of China Read more Challenging yourself with an overseas trek is a fantastic way to raise money, whilst doing something truly extraordinary. This spectacularly varied trek will take Team Trinity right to the heart of the ancient Ming Dynasty, through woods and farmland, hills and mountains, along old and restored sections of the Great Wall. There will be opportunities to explore the bustle of Beijing, sight-see at the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, climb ‘Heaven’s Ladder’ and wind through farming terraces – whilst spending nights in both mountainous hotels and rural village homestays. Trek itinerary Days 1-2: Flight to Beijing Days 3-4: Hilly trekking, following Great Wall over ridges and valleys to small village Days 5-6: Along forest tracks and steep, well-preserved sections of Wall to Jinshanlin Days 7-8: Trek through spectacular rolling mountains dotted with watch-towers; drive to Beijing Days 9-10: Explore Beijing; flight home Registration fee: £299 Minimum sponsorship required: £2,950 Once you have signed up for this event, you will receive a fundraising pack full of ideas and advice to help you hit your target, a Team Trinity t-shirt or vest and fundraising materials to make everything as easy as possible for you! Registering your interest couldn't be easier. Just click here to enter your contact details and we will be in touch with more information. Get in touch with Clare on 020 7787 1087 or via [email protected] Virgin Giving London Marathon Read more The Virgin Giving London Marathon 2018 takes place on Sunday 22 April. If you think that you are up to the challenge of taking part in this iconic sporting event and can pledge to raise over £2,000 for Royal Trinity Hospice, please complete our online application form. Applications close on Sunday 3 September. All applicants will be notified regarding their place by Friday 8 September. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee places to all applicants as we are significantly oversubscribed, however it is still possible for you to support Trinity if you are lucky enough to secure a place through the ballot! We can help you with fundraising ideas and materials and will be on hand to offer you support and advice throughout your training. For more information please contact Clare on 020 7787 1087 or via email [email protected]. Skydiving Read more Challenge yourself in 2017 by taking part in a skydive for Trinity. This once in a lifetime experience is a great way for thrill-seekers to raise much-needed funds. Skydiving can also be booked as a group so makes a great team-building exercise too! There are opportunities to dive at numerous airfields throughout the year. For more information, please get in touch with Clare on 020 7787 1087 or via [email protected]. One of our very own nurses, Alison Penney, took part in a skydive for Trinity: Every day, I see the difference Trinity makes in people’s lives. The skydive was an incredible, adrenaline-fuelled experience and I am so pleased we raised enough to pay for a Trinity Community Nurse for 3 weeks! Get in touch...If you would like to take part in a sport or challenge for Trinity, please contact Clare on 020 7787 1087 or by email.