Events

Events Calendar  - FRONT FINAL - Copy.jpgIf you’re looking to take part in an event that’s well organised and great fun, there are loads of great events you can get involved in to support Operation Smile – with such a wide range, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone!

Operation Smile is here to help you! We have lots of posters and leaflets, stickers, collection tins and balloons for your lovely supporters to wave as they cheer you on! To order all the merchandise you need just email our Events Team for an order form and return it to us at events.uk@operationsmile.org. You can also turn to our partner Run for Charity get off the couch beginners guide for more inspiration. 

Download our brand new 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR - Have a look, pick an event, support Operation Smile and help raise a smile in 2017! For more information, contact us at events.uk@operationsmile.org or 020 3475 5126. Privacy Policy

Bake a Smile
01 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
Bake a Smile
Bake a Smile
Whether it’s elevenses, afternoon tea or because it’s Wednesday; a yummy cake, delicious brownie or scrummy biscuit is always a welcome treat! After all, we are a nation of great bakers - cakes, biscuits, scones and so much more!

Every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or palate. 

Help us provide surgery for these children and Bake a Smile!

Donate to our Bake a Smile Fundraiser



Girl_mixing_bowl.jpgHow to Bake a Smile

  1. When?
    Choose a time and date for your cake sale
  2. Set Yourself a Target
    A new smile can take as little as 45 minutes and cost just £150 – so why not make that your target?
  3. Location, Location, Location
    Where is a good place to hold your cake sale? Anywhere – your school, local shopping centre, village hall, an office or your own home or garden
  4. Tell the World
    Promote your cake sale – put up posters to tell all your family, friends, neighbours & colleagues.  Write to your local paper to publicise your cake sale, put up posters in your local supermarket and shops, office, school or place of worship.
  5. “Bake a Smile” 
    Get on your apron and get baking
  6. Follow us on twitter at @OpSmileUK and tweet about your bakes so we can support your efforts and retweet your message to all our followers! Share your fundraising on Twitter and ask your followers to retweet your message. You can also share your bakes with us on Facebook.
  7. Send us your donation

Don’t forget to sit back and enjoy a cake yourself!

 


Download our BAKE A SMILE FUNDRAISING KIT for ideas, top tips and more! 


Top Tips:

Hold a ‘Cakeottery’: Put a sticker on the bottom of one of the cakes or cookies and whoever buys the winning cake wins a prize

Get your ingredients donated: Ask your local shops or supermarket to donate the ingredients to make your bake a smile goodies.  If you hold a Bake a Smile event at work, ask your employer to cover the cost

Decorate your own cake: How about baking a batch of plain fairy cakes and hosting a "decorate your own cake" stand

Relevant cakes: Baking can even be appropriate to a location - the cafe at Stonehenge does a roaring trade in rock-cakes, for example.

Promote: YOU know why you're baking a smile, but the people you're selling to won't unless you tell them!  This isn't just cake you're selling - it's "cake-in-aid-of!" Letting people know that your cakes are being sold to support a cause doesn't just help spread the word about your charity - it also gives people a legitimate excuse to buy more cake!

Top Tip! You'll sell more cakes in the afternoon than at any other time of the day.


Need inspiration? Look no further! Check out some of our Staff Recipes.


How to get involved

We’re here to help you every step of the way in planning and organising your fundraising events before, during and after the event. Get in touch with our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126 for your Bake a Smile Fundraising Kit. Contact us about your event and to order fundraising materials such as collection tins, balloons, posters, leaflets and t-shirts to help make you’re Bake a Smile the best yet!

Carols by Candlelight
07 Dec 2017 - 07 Dec 2017
Carols By Candlelight
Carols by Candlelight
Operation Smile's Carols by Candlelight 2017 will be hosted at the beautiful Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair on the 7th of December. We look forward to seeing you there!

Operation Smile's Carols by Candlelight was a great success this year and we can't wait to bring our event back in 2017.

Details for next year's event are not yet finalised, stay tuned for more info!

Cycling
07 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2018
London to Paris Cycle
Cycling
Join Operation Smile's team riding on one of the world's most iconic cycling routes. London to Paris is the perfect challenge for a keen cyclist to push themselves and change lives in 2017.

The London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe attracting hundreds of riders each year. Whether you’re a regular cyclist or new to cycling, looking to participate as part of a group or a solo cyclist – this is the perfect cycle event for you.

We’ll spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 308 miles from capital to capital. Our journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as we cycle from Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water we start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right!, we push on cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.

A spectacular finish awaits us as we reach the home stretch up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks our finish line. The days in the saddle may be long but the sense of achievement we’ll feel crossing the finish line and the euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!

Click here to download the brochure.

Please click the event date below to register:

7th Jun 2017 - 11th Jun 2017 

19th Jul 2017 - 23rd Jul 2017      

16th Aug 2017 - 20th Aug 2017 

13th Sep 2017 - 17th Sep 2017 

6 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

18 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018

15 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

12 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a registration fee to secure the place.

Registration Fee: £125

Minimum Sponsorship: £150

In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.orgor call us on 020 3475 5126.


30 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
Ride London - Surrey 100
Cycling
Join over 20,000 cyclists in this 100 mile cycle from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park across the rolling Surrey hills and finishing on The Mall by Buckingham Palace. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all.

We have over 200 GUARANTEED places! 

Team Operation Smile Support

All Team Operation Smile cyclists receive:

  • A cycling jersey
  • A fundraising pack and fundraising materials to help you raise maximum funds
  • A Facebook Group
  • Event e-newsletters to keep you up to date on all things related to your event
  • Cheering points to support you on the day

Volunteer

Cycling not for you but still keen to join us on the day? We have a number of volunteering opportunities on the day from cheering on our cyclists at our cheer point to stewarding our cyclists at our post- race area. For more information or to register as a volunteer, email us at events.uk@operationsmile.org.

Join Team Operation Smile:

Ride for Team Operation Smile:

Registration Fee: £25

Fundraising Target: £600

Already have your own place?

We’d be delighted to have you Team Operation Smile. We don't ask for a registration fee nor do we set you a fundraising target- just raise as much as you can. You will still receive the same unbeatable support as our charity place runners. For more information on how to join Team Operation Smile with your own place send an email to events.uk@operationsmile.org.

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

16 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Revolve 24
Cycling
Join us on the weekend of 16/17 September 2017 at Brands Hatch for the third successive Festival of Cycling and join us in raising a smile!

Revolve24 is an exciting new series of Endurance Cycling Challenges with our signature 24hour event the centre-piece of sporting and charitable endeavour. Competition and meeting a challenge are here for you - but so is having fun and making new friends.

Fast surfaces, racing lines to be learnt, challenges to be met and a chance to meet other riders or renew old friendships - whilst supporting Operation Smile.

This weekend of cycling can also include other formats including 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour Endurance Relays as well as Track Omniums and Cyclocross races. 

With participants so far aged between 14 and 70 we have something for everyone.

Choose between the 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour challenges - and enter as a soloist or a team of 2, 4, 6 or 8 - prizes will be awarded for each category (valid with a minimum number of category entries)

How to take part

Charity Places for Opertation Smile are available in all three challenges.

Registration Fee: 

24 hour - £75

12 hour - £50

6 hour - £25

Minimum Sponsorship £150

In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today

The Charity fees include entry to your preferred relay as above PLUS a charity cycling top, and a complimentary Sports Massage (24 and 12 hour only).

The Revolve24 Race App will be available to compete for your place on the grid and will provide access to live tracking during the event.  Data from 1 January 2017 to 31 August 2017 will count towards your Grid Position for the 24 Hour Challenge!

Obstacle Races
08 Apr 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
Spartan Races
Obstacle Races
Why not take on a challenge sure to leave you with an adrenaline high as well as a bonus of raising funds and awareness for Operation Smile.

Saturday 8th April 2017 - St. Clere Estate, South East London

Saturday 20th May 2017 - Aston Down Airfield, Gloucestershire

Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Spittal Farm, Ninemileburn, Midlothian

Spartan Race  is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove! The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan Race provided a proving ground for the beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways!

2017 Spartan Race kicks off on April 8th in the newest venue of St. Clere Estate , South East London. Steeped in history, St Clere was once owned by the father of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, and has hosted visits from the likes of Mozart and Jane Austen. Situated on the scenic North Downs, only 40 minutes from central London by train to Kemsing, and within sight of the M25, St Clere promises to please weekend warriors, trail hunters and obstacle racers alike. Known for its hills, and boasting proximity to the Pilgrims Way – this beautiful yet challenging course will host a Sprint distance, plus thousands of kids will descend from the surrounding area for what promises to be our biggest Junior race of the year. We can’t wait to show you what we have planned.

May 20th 2017 we'll be returning to Aston Down  with our first Super of the season, as well as our second Sprint. This weekend also brings the dawn of a new Spartan UK era, with the first Endurance Race - the 4 hour Hurricane Heat. 

For our third race weekend  taking place on July 22nd, we head north of the border to the beautiful Scottish countryside just outside of Edinburgh. This truly stunning setting will see racers tackle an Ultra Beast, Beast and Sprint, with Beast competitors climbing the equivalent of Ben Nevis on what is guaranteed to be a brilliant weekend away.

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay either a £42 OR £50 OR £70 registration fee (depending on your choice of race) to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.orgor call us on 020 3475 5126.

30 Sep 2017 - 01 Oct 2017
Bear Grylls Survival Races
Obstacle Races
Put your fitness and survival skills to test! Not only is survival about being able to survive in extreme conditions, but it is also about having the fitness, agility, and the know-how.

“The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is just that little word – Extra. Give that little bit extra.” – Bear Grylls

London:  Sept 30th & Oct 1st

10k Survival Race

Can you run 10k? Can you run 10k while making your way through 35+ natural and purpose-built obstacles? Can you run a 10k, make your way through 35+ obstacles, AND test yourself in each of our 4+ unique Bear Grylls Survival Challenges? Whether you answered yes to 1 or none of the above, push yourself this August and challenge yourself.

The Survival Zones include BG Survival Challenges replicating real-world survival situations you would inevitably encounter in the wild – equipping you with the knowledge and skill-set to make it through some of the most dangerous environments and terrains out there. Failure to complete a Survival Challenge results in a time penalty.

5k Survival Race
Are you ready for your next challenge? Make your way through our 5k course with 20+ obstacles and 2+ BG Survival Challenges – taking you to new environments and survival situations in our themed Survival Zones.  Battle the elements of the desert, arctic, and jungle through our Bear Grylls Survival Challenges – testing your ability to endure a range of real-world survival scenarios. Failure to complete a Survival Challenge results in a time penalty.

This is the perfect course for those who may be new to the survival world, but want to release their inner Bear! Whether you are running as a lone soldier or with a team, the 5k Survival Race will leave you tired, but with a big sense of accomplishment that is well deserved.

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £50 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.orgor call us on 020 3475 5126.

01 Nov 2017 - 01 Nov 2017
Zombie Evacuation Race
Obstacle Races
Run for your life through a 5km course dodging the UNDEAD and navigating a multitude of challenging obstacles designed specifically to slow down your escape from relentless ZOMBIE-horde.

Note: Date still TBC


HATE ZOMBIES, JOIN THE EVACUEES!

OR

Be one of the ZOMBIE horde and infest a realistic 5 kilometre course, populating the vast multitude of challenging obstacles with the purpose of infecting the Evacuees who are running for their very lives.

ZOMBIES YOUR NATION NEEDS YOU!!

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £35 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

Running
26 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
Coventry Half Marathon
Running
Pounding hearts, sweat-drenched smiles, exhilaration and pride: it’s Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon!

Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon will start and finish alongside Coventry Transport Museum. Runners will take a loop of the city centre on closed roads before a gradual climb out of the city towards Radford and through Allesley. The final section of the route takes runners downhill in to the city centre and back to where they started at Millennium Place.

What do I get?

• Traffic-free roads through the heart of Coventry
• Chunky winner’s medal
• Premium goody bag
• Latest generation chip timing (live results and text message with your official time)
• Retail partner discount
• Secure bag-drop and changing facilities
• Post-race massage
• Training Plans
• Regular drink stations
• Professionally organised with full medical support

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £30 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

02 Apr 2017 - 02 Apr 2017
Manchester Marathon
Running
The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is the UK's flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon and not to be missed! The race is held on the Sunday 2nd April 2017 in Trafford. Awarded the official title of UK's Best Marathon in 2014 and 2015 at the Running Awards.

Super fast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford, plus a medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers! 

Marathon Start: 09:00am

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £40 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

09 Apr 2017 - 09 Apr 2017
Yorkshire Half Marathon
Running
The inaugural event in 2015 proved an immediate success and with a picturesque and challenging route, the 2017 event on Sunday April 9th is expected to be another winner.

The route starts in Arundel Gate and finishes outside the Town Hall in Pinstone Street. In between the course takes the runners into the hills above Sheffield and offers superb views of the Peak District before returning to the city centre.

The event also incorporates a triple challenge giving entrants a chance to be crowned ͞King of the Hill͟ in a timed hill climb, triumph in a largely downhill 10K sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield title.

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £28 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

07 May 2017 - 07 May 2017
The Great Bristol 10K
Running
The 2017 Great Bristol 10k will return to the city on Sunday 7th May.

The course will take you under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge before entering the city centre. With an electric atmosphere and famous Bristol welcome, your journey to the finish line will be truly special!

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £29 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

14 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
Leeds Half Marathon
Running
The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrates its 32nd anniversary - is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’s sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.

The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square. The event is staged in partnership with Leeds City Council and forms part of the Plusnet Marathon Series that also features the Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Yorkshire Marathon.

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £28 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

27 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Edinburgh 10K
Running
Starting and finishing near EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.

Entry Benefits: Each runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan, great medal and results posted on the website within 48 hrs, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience. 

Event Chip Timing: Timings for all races will be recorded using a chip timing system - your timing chip will be embedded into your running number. Top 3 trophy positions are awarded based on gun times.

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £55 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

09 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017
The British 10K
Running
The British 10k London Run is one of the world’s greatest road race routes. Starting in Piccadilly, runners will pass historic landmarks including Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. You'll join 25,000 runners to help raise millions of pounds for worthy causes.

The British 10k London Run is one of the world’s greatest road race routes. Starting in Piccadilly, runners will pass historic landmarks including Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. You'll join 25,000 runners to help raise millions of pounds for worthy causes. The British 10k is an excellent opportunity to take in London’s beautiful backdrop whilst raising money for Operation Smile.

Team Operation Smile support:

All Team Operation Smile runners receive:

  • A running vest to help you stand out from the crowd*
  • Our fundraising pack filled with materials to help you get started
  • Training and nutrition advice
  • Online Fundraising support
  • Operation Smile cheering point to support you on the day
  • Ongoing support from sign up to race day

Join Team Operation Smile:

Charity place: To register for a guaranteed place for 2017 register here.

Already have your own place?

We’d be delighted to have you join Team Operation Smile. We don't ask for a registration fee nor do we set you a fundraising target- just raise as much as you can. You will still receive the same unbeatable support as our charity place runners. For more information on how to join Team Miles for Smiles with a ballot place send an email to events.uk@operarionsmile.org

* You will receive your running vest once you have raised over £50

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

09 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017
Leeds 10K
Running
The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K is one of the cornerstones of the Jane Tomlinson legacy. Now in its 11th year, it remains hugely-popular. Come and experience the unrivalled atmosphere and the electric finish of this fantastic race on Sunday 9th July!

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a £22 registration fee to secure the place. In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

 

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

29 Jul 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Color Vibe
Running
Date: Coming Soon! Location: Various Locations

Get ready for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!

Minimum sponsorship pledge: £150 - the cost to put a smile on a child’s face

Already have your own place?

We’d be delighted to have you join Team Miles for Smiles. We don't ask for a registration fee nor do we set you a fundraising target- just raise as much as you can. You will still receive the same unbeatable support as our charity place runners. For more information on how to join Team Miles for Smiles with a ballot place send an email to events.uk@operationsmile.org

All Team Miles for Smiles runners receive:

  • Our fundraising pack filled with materials to help you get started
  • Training and nutrition advice
  • Ongoing support from sign up to race day

Contact us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our event team by email or call us on 020 3475 5126

Treks
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Ben Nevis Trek
Treks
Join Operation Smile as we trek to the top of Britain!

On this exciting weekend challenge we will be conquering Ben Nevis! Our trek will take us through the heart of the breath-taking Western Highlands. The extraordinary natural beauty of the surroundings make tackling the highest peak in Britain less gruelling but no less an absolutely amazing experience.

Our trail to the summit is technically easy, but trekking Ben Nevis is a strenuous challenge – stamina and determination are a must!

The stunning views of the highlands will be with us all the way and provide a fantastic backdrop

Click here to download the brochure

If this sounds like the event for you please select from the dates below to sign up

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a registration fee to secure the place.

  • Registration Fee: £75
  • Minimum Sponsorship: £560

In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.orgor call us on 020 3475 5126.

26 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
South Coast Challenge
Treks
Back for 2017 - this Challenge takes on some of England's finest scenery as a Walk, Jog or Run

An Eastbourne start, up the infamous Beachy Head, through the Seven Sisters Country Park and along the South Downs Way. A Brighton midpoint, Devils Dyke, stunning views, sunset & sunrise all lie ahead before the Cathedral spire of historic Arundel comes into view and a welcome finish line after 100km and an amazing personal journey. Most of the 2,000 challengers will be walking at their own pace, many will jog parts, and some will run the whole course. However you take it on, you'll be supported through day & night and rewarded with an overwhelming sense of achievement. Push yourself in 2017 - get in shape - join us for a real challenge and an unforgettable bank holiday weekend!

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a registration fee to secure the place.

  • Full 100 km Challenge - £70 Registration Fee + £395 minimum fundraising target
  • Half Challenge - £50 Registration Fee + £275 minimum fundraising target
  • Quarter Challenge - £40 Registration Fee + £150 minimum fundraising target

In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.orgor call us on 020 3475 5126.

09 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Thames Path Challenge
Treks
The Thames Path is unique - beautiful scenery that's steeped in history, and a superb backdrop for a festival of river-side challenge events you can join.

Take on the main 'Thames Path Challenge' and push yourself - its 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley - or Half & Quarter distance options. Most will Walk at their own pace, many will Jog parts, and some will Run the whole course. You'll get full support all the way - with marquee rest stops, free food/drink, medics/massage & great hospitality

Or join the 'Thames Bridges Trek' - 23km through central London over 16 historic bridges with the best City views, and there's fun for all the family on 'The Henley 10K.

How to take part

The applicant would have to pay a registration fee to secure the place.

  • Full 100 km Challenge - £70 Registration Fee + £395 minimum fundraising target
  • Half Challenge - £50 Registration Fee + £275 minimum fundraising target
  • Quarter Challenge - £40 Registration Fee + £150 minimum fundraising target

In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today!

Contact us: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126.

 

“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President