Our events

Get involved with UK Youth by participating in one of our many exciting events. Whether you fancy a physical challenge or art auction, #TeamUKYouth offers something for everyone.

Challenge events

Run, cycle, swim, trek, skydive or come up with your own challenge; whatever you fancy, #TeamUKYouth is here to help you complete your personal conquest while your kind fundraising efforts help build bright futures for millions of young people. If your challenge isn’t listed on this page, you can still join our team.

Interested in supporting UK Youth through a challenge event not listed below? Please get in touch to let us know.

Here is a selection of our current events:

London Landmarks Half Marathon -

This iconic and popular event takes you through the heart of London, passing many of the city’s impressive landmarks on your way. From small and quirky landmarks to the famous classics, this is a truly special way of taking in London. This year the event will also focus on celebrating landmark moments in the last year, bringing people together for a positive event, and highlighting some of the amazing work people have been doing during such difficult times.

Registration fee: £20

Fundraising target: £400

Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 11th April 2021

Starting and finishing in Hyde Park this race will also take you through The Green Park, St James Park, Kensington Gardens and past some of London’s most recognised landmarks. Considered to be the most environmentally friendly organised race in the UK it also holds a brilliant food and fitness festival for you and anyone coming to support to take advantage of at the end of the race. 

Registration fee: £20

Fundraising target: £400

Simplyhealth Great North Run – Sunday 12th September 2021

The Great North Run is the largest half-marathon in the world! The iconic race will take you from the streets of Newcastle to the beautiful coast at South Shields. The distance is perfect for both novices looking to push themselves and more experienced runners looking to beat their personal best.

Virgin Money London Marathon – Sunday 3rd October 2021

The London Marathon needs no introduction – it’s easily one of the most renown long distance races in the world. The exhilaration of running with 40,000 others and the endless cheering from side-line supporters makes for an unbeatable atmosphere.

Registration fee: £96

Fundraising target: £2,000

Already have your own place?

Whether you’ve already signed up for a run, cycle, trek or swim, we’d love for you to join #TeamUKYouth. While you might have signed up to a personal challenge, your efforts will help the millions of young people in our network to build bright futures. We won’t ask for a sponsorship pledge or registration fee but you’ll still receive our amazing support along your challenge journey.

#TeamUKYouth is here to support you

Joining #TeamUKYouth is more than just taking on a challenge. Our dedicated Events Team is here to support you at every stage of your personal conquest. By joining #TeamUKYouth, you will receive

  • Dedicated and regular support from our incredible Events Team
  • A bespoke UK Youth running vest
  • A fundraising pack
  • Social media exposure
  • Additional prizes and perks
  • The satisfaction of knowing your efforts will support millions of young people

Fundraising events

Don’t fancy a challenge? You can still support young people through our high-profile events.

Gala Dinner

2 July 2020

Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel London for an incredible night at our annual UK Youth Gala Dinner and Auction. Over the evening you will hear from some of the incredible young people and youth organisations we support through our network. With a drinks reception followed by a three-course dinner and live entertainment the evening will also feature an auction of exceptional experiences and other prizes. This event is not to be missed!

Photos from the 2019 Gala Dinner can be found on our Facebook page here.

Individual tickets are £300 and a table for 10 is £3,000.

If you’re interested in donating a prize to the Live or Silent auction or sponsoring the event, please do also get in touch via email

Art for Youth North

Wed 21 until Sat 24 October 2020

A beautiful exhibition of paintings, etchings, photographs, ceramics and sculpture – with a special focus on artists living and working in the North. 

Art for Youth North enables both established and new artists to show their work and raises funds for UK Youth.

Prices range from £40 – £4000 and prints and unframed portfolio work are also available. Artists kindly donate 33% of sales to UK Youth.

Tickets are on sale from the Art for Youth North website later in the year.

Art for Youth London

Wed 9 until Fri 11 December

Art for Youth London is one of London’s most long-standing charity art exhibitions. With 1,000s of high-quality, diverse artworks for sale, priced from £35 to £6,000, you will find it hard to leave empty handed. Like Art for Youth North, each artist generously donates 35% of each sale to UK Youth.

Whilst entry is free during the day the evening private viewings are when the event really comes into its own with a truly fun and energetic atmosphere.