Challenge events

The experience you've been dreaming of can help to change someone's life. Everything raised from active challenges goes straight to work helping thousands of individuals, and their families, in local communities across the country.

Or, are you looking for a unique gift for someone? Why not buy them an unforgettable challenge experience? All funds raised go towards Shine's unique work.

Superhero Tri

Fancy being a Superhero for the day? Sign-up now for the experience of a lifetime!

Unite with family and friends to take on a relay stage each of a Superhero Tri challenge – that’s a swim, cycle and push/run! All types of ‘gadgets and gismos’ are welcome on the course, from floats and boats, to buggies, powerchairs, adaptive bikes and trikes.

All ages can take part in the Superhero Triathlon and achieve something in a fun, inclusive and accessible environment. Feel like a superhero empowered to achieve with Team Shine!

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Winter Wonderwheels

6th December 2020

The Winter Wonderwheels is a festive extravaganza and just the challenge to keep you motivated through the colder months!

Feel Empowered!

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Parallel Nottingham

Shine are really excited to be part of Parallel’s first regional event on 17 May 2020 on the University Campus at the University of Nottingham.

Parallel is the world’s first inclusive mass participation event, with disability at the heart of the experience. 

Parallel is a series of challenge events with multi-distance ‘Parallels’: 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m & the Super Sensory 1km. We welcome all ages and abilities, there are no cut off times.

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Skydive for Shine

A parachute jump is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a daredevil way to raise funds for Shine

Shine works with UK Skydiving Adventures to deliver the best quality service possible for all our thrill-seeking fundraisers.

All Skydive for Shine participants will receive a FREE fundraising pack and a yellow t-shirt!

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Tough Mudder

Join the toughest team yet and take on a Tough Mudder obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. 

Various dates and locations.  

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More Challenges

Looking for something different? Need an indoor challenge to get you through the winter months? Here are some of our favourite active challenge ideas, including some that are perfect for Shine members!


When it comes to a sponsored swim, the possibilities are endless! You could swim the English Channel in your local pool - simply set your distance (34km for the Channel) and tot up those miles! Or, sign up for an organised event like a Great Swim open water swim. 

Shark Dives

A swimming challenge with a difference! Blue Planet Aquarium, Chester, and SeaLife London  both offer shark dives for visitors. Sign up, raise sponsorship, and do something a little scary for Shine! *Blue Planet also offer Shark Dives for people with disabilities - we can help members arrange this! 

Zip Line

ZipWorld Velocity: The fastest zipline in the world, and the longest in Europe! If you’re a thrill-seeker, this exciting activity based in Snowdonia is ideal! This activity it open all year round, so is a perfect way to beat the winter blues by helping a good cause! 

Gym-based Challenges

Go the distance while never facing the cold weather by completing a challenge in your local gym! Set a date, grab your gym buddies, and take on a marathon challenge to raise funds for Shine. Popular options include a gym-based triathlon or a 24h static bike relay. 


Choose your activity, choose your location, and organise your very own Shine-a-thon! From Zumba to wheelchair dance, whatever you’re into, get your friends along and make it a FUNdraising challenge!

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