Events

Take part in, or organise, a whole range of charity events to raise money to support our work with homeless and vulnerably housed vendors across the UK. See the event calendar below to find the event for you or go to 'Do it yourself' to organise your own event.

At the Big Issue Foundation we work hard to provide a hand up to support people who are homeless, and we can’t do that without your participation in these charity events. It could be a run for charity, sky diving, or an adventure abroad, it’s up to you!

The money raised through charity events such as these goes to giving those who have nowhere to go the opportunity to make a change to their lives. Whether it is to give someone the resources to attend a job interview, find a home, or even join the army; we’re about offering people a livelihood and a life.

Here you can find out all you need to know about each of the upcoming charity events for the Big Issue Foundation. However, if you want to help The Big Issue Foundation in other ways you can always volunteer for charity and get involved with our work.

London to Paris Bike Ride

Thursday, 24th July 2014 to Sunday, 27th July 2014

The iconic London to Paris Bike Ride. Cycle 230 miles over three days and finish in time to watch the final stage of the Tour de France.

Royal Berkshire 10K

Sunday, 18th May 2014

The Royal Berkshire 10K is a stunning new race just off the M4 near Reading. The event is aimed at runners of any standard, it's a flat closed road, one loop course that offers new runners an easy introduction into running events and it also provides a fast race for those wanting to set a new personal best.

The London to Brighton Challenge

Sunday, 25th May 2014 to Monday, 26th May 2014

One of the UK’s greatest endurance events - walk, jog or run 56km or 100km

The Big Jump

Saturday, 12th July 2014

Would you like to jump out of a plane at altitudes of up to 15,000ft.? Would you like to break all national speed limits accelerating at 120mph? Would you like to experience the thrill of freefalling?

Yorkshire Tour de France Challenge

Saturday, 19th July 2014

This event is an amazing opportunity to take on the challenge and see what it’s really like to live a day in the life of a professional cyclist. The journey takes the same route as the first day of the Tour and will take you on an epic 111 mile journey.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Sunday, 10th August 2014

This amazing 100 mile ride follows the route made famous in the 2012 men’s Olympic road race.

Run to the Beat

Sunday, 7th September 2014

Run to the beat is not only London’s biggest half marathon but also one of the most exciting.

The Freedom Trail

Monday, 15th September 2014 to Monday, 22nd September 2014

The beautiful and demanding 7 day trek in the Pyrenees runs from France over the high mountains into Spain. The route follows the Freedom Trail, or Chemin de la Liberté, one of the toughest WW2 escape routes from Nazi-occupied France.

The Big Sleep Out, London

Friday, 19th September 2014

Join us for a night like no other. The Big Sleep Out London is not a full ‘homeless experience’ but it’s certainly an insight into what 2200 people in England face every night.

Do it! Muddy Run

Sunday, 5th October 2014

DO IT! Muddy is the messiest run around. Its 5km of adrenaline fuelled mud and fun. You'll face swamps, bogs and mudslides in your quest to tackle the course.

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