Challenge Events

Sponsored charity events are a fantastic way to support St. Joseph's Hospice while pushing yourself to your limits for an exhilarating, rewarding, and maybe a once in a lifetime experience. 

Whether you are a fitness fanatic, an adrenaline junkie, have a New Year's resolution or a bucket list to complete, there's sure to be an event that's right for you!

There are sponsored runs, cycles and swims, tandem skydives and abseiling, dragon boat racing and overseas treks. Take a look at the links below and if there's something you like the look of - or something you'd like to see added - let us know!

If you do decide to take part in any sponsored activity, let us know and we'll be on hand to help you on your way!

You can contact the hospice fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email

Mersey Tunnel 10k

Sunday 19th April 2020

The Mersey Tunnel 10k is one of the many events on Liverpool’s ever-expanding running calendar - and the one with the most unusual route.

Founded in 2005, the race see’s over 3000 runners lacing up their trainers in search of their Mersey Tunnel 10k medal.

Rock N Roll Marathon

Sat 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020

Race through the city where Rock laid its Roots! Walk or run in the steps of the Beatles, and let the beat go on as you discover Liverpool’s rock and pop history along your marathon or half marathon journey.

Whether you want to do the 5km, half marathon or full marathon - or even the 1 mile with your little ones - there is a distance for you!


Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July 2020

Nightrider is back again in Liverpool, with a fantastic route linking The Wirral and Liverpool city centre. The route offers some great cycling and beautiful views across the city.

The route is made up of two loops. The Wirral loop is around 55km and the Liverpool loop is 45km, giving a 100km total ride. You can choose to ride either of the 50km routes, or do both of them to make a 100km night ride!

Tough Mudder

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020

Tough Mudder Classic is 8-10 miles of mud-soaked mayhem in Cheshire, absolutely loaded with 25 best-in-class obstacles and 10 new or updated obstacles on Every. Single. Course. The 2020 course is set to be bigger and better than ever!

If the Classic is not for you, there is also the Tough Mudder 5km which has 13 obstacles.

When you are done conquering the course, waiting for you in the village will be an all-new take on the Mudder Village After Party with more entertainment, street food, craft beer and good times.

Scouse 5k

Sunday 25th October 2020

Jog, walk or leg it around our amazing Liverpool city centre route. Expect lots of bands, lots of colour and lots of fun.

Every entrant gets a colourful curly wig to wear which makes quite a sight!

Santa Dash

Sunday 6th December 2019

The Liverpool Santa Dash course starts and finishes in Liverpool city centre with a 5K route beginning at the Pier Head on Canada Boulevard in front of the Liver Buildings. It finishes in front of the Town Hall at Castle Street. Sign up fee includes a Santa suit and commemorative finishers’ medal.