Something a Little Different

Fed up of taking part in the usual races? Check out these awesome events you can involved with! We've got everything from obstacle courses to zombie apocalyspes, survival events to military style races! You're bound to find one that's right for you! 

For a full list of wacky challenges, visit Run for Charity's website. Just remember to select WVS as your chosen charity!


Zombie Evacuation

The Zombie Evacuation Race is a 5k fun run designed to give you a one-off experience you will never forget. East Anglian landmarks are turned into zombie-invested areas and runners must run for their lives! Each runner is given three lifebelts, and your aim is to prevent those merciless zombies from hypothetically biting you three times and transforming you into one of their own! When you reach the safe zone at the end of the course you will be recognised as either a survivor (with at least one life belt) or infected (no lifebelts). 

To take on this incredibly fun and unique course to help animals in need of veterinary care across the globe, click on the link below!

Registration fee: £35

Fundraising target: £50


Back 2 the Trenches - No Man's Land

Back 2 The Trenches lives up to its name with a military-themed obstacle course set in 250 acres of private estate, with natural hills, lakes, fields and woodlands. Only the brave will survive this extreme obstacle mud run, with barbed wire crawls, hill climbs, mud slides, ‘minefields’, a lake crossing and the all-important trenches! Challenge yourself as you adventure through mud, water, climbs, falls, wire, fire and other extreme obstacles, all while raising vital funds for animals in need. 

Registration fee: £35

Fundraising target: £150



Rough Runner (South) 

Rough Runner is an obstacle course like no other; combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. Expect a punching wall, giant pigeon battles, sweeper arms, big balls and yes, The Travelator!

The South event in Hampshire features an incredible mix of terrain, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside on offer throughout. It’s a huge event every year so join us in 2018 to kick off the season in style!

This event is available across the country, so if you would like to take part in one outside of the South of England, please search for Rough Runner on Run for Charity's website

Registration fee: £35

Fundraising target: £150


Spartan Races

If you’re looking to unleash your inner beast and go to places you never imaged, the Spartan races are perfect for you. Take part in the Beast event with 12+ miles and 30+ obstacles between you and the finish line, the slightly more tame Super event with 8+ miles and 25+ obstacles, or the Sprint event with 3+ miles and 20+ obstacles! Not for the fainthearted, the Spartan races will test everything you’re made of: your strength, your endurance, your resolve. The unpredictable terrain and Spartan Obstacles are masterfully designed to push you deep into your discomfort zone, so what are you waiting for? 

Take a look at the list of Spartan events available, pick your race and find the location nearest you! 

Various costs (£100-350) depending on event so please contact for more details.


Bear Grylls Survival Race

Put yourself to the ultimate test at in London at the Bear Grylls Survival Race, taking on a choice of 5km, 10km, or 30km challenges. Are you fit enough to take on the wildest survival race around! Test not only your fitness, but your endurance and resourcefulness as you battle around the obstacle-filled course! 

10km Registration fee: £20

10km Fundraising target: £150

For the other distances, costs vary so please contact us on for more information. 


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Let’s be the difference."

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