Take on a challenge

Step up to the challenge, achieve something amazing and raise money to help local people facing the challenge of living with a terminal or life-limiting illness.

Throughout the year, we advertise local challenge events such as half and full marathons, 5k and 10k runs, triathlons, treks etc. which you are invited to sign up to in the hope that you will raise vital funds to support the care we provide to local people. Cyril the Squirrel, our mascot, has taken on his very own challenge....here he is preparing himself for it!

It's easy to sign up!

1. Choose your challenge below.

2. Sign up for the event with the event organiser on their website

3. Request your FREE fundraising pack, Bolton Hospice vest and cheering hand from us by emailing us after you have signed up!


Year Round Challenges

Velocity 2 - fastest zip wire in the world, Wales


National 3 Peaks Challenge

Coast to Coast Cycle


Please notes this list is just an example of events, don’t worry if an event you want to do is not listed here or on our main events page - just email our fundraising team at fundraising@boltonhospice.org and let us know what event you will be taking on to support the hospice


Join #teamboltonhospice and receive a fundraising pack and Bolton Hospice T-shirt or vest

Pedal for patient care, run for your love of the hospice, swim to make a difference! 

Bolton Hospice Runner
Cycling challenge
Walking challenge

I started walking during lockdown to stop me going crazy as I couldn't work. I challenged myself to walk everyday, early morning or late at night. I love the great outdoors and would walk to the top of Rivington Pike every week. This got me thinking what else could I do if I put my mind to it; I decided to do the Three Peaks Challenge and it was suggested I should do it for charity. 

My mum passed away in December 2020 and although she was never in the hospice she was always a supporter and donated money over the years, so it seemed fitting that I should help in her memory.  I had been eating healthy and training every day in preparation for the challenge for 6 months.  I'm definitely not going to stop my walking and maybe set myself another challenge for next year . 


Janet Smith has just completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge raising £1,500 for Bolton Hospice