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Getting involved in any charity event is exciting, so why not join team Lily in making a difference.

Browse our charity challenges below and sign up for something on your own or with a friend or family member, or get involved in one of our live sports or social events.

If you’d like to see what events are taking place closer to home, please select the area you’re interested in: EastNorthern IrelandLondonSouthSouth EastMidlandsNorth EastNorth WestScotlandSouth WestWales and Yorkshire.

And if there’s still nothing that tickles your fancy, why not set up your own event? Whether you’d like to organise an individual challenge or a group activity, we can give you help and advice to ensure it’s a success.

Whatever you choose to sign up for, join in the fun and help us keep bringing positive change to the lives of people with mito.

Thank you x

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Lily Events - Boxing

Lily Fight Night 2024

Location:
Clapham Grand - London
Date:
2 May 2024

Come on down to the Clapham Grand and cheer on our brave boxers as they go toe-to-toe in one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. But hurry – tickets always sell fast!

Lily Events - Baking and Social

Lily Mito Communi-TEA Party

Date:
17 May 2024

This May, we’re encouraging all our supporters to help fight mito by hosting a tea and cake event – introducing The Lily Foundation’s Mito Communi-TEA party!

Lily Events - Golf

Lily South West Golf Day 2024

Location:
Cumberwell Park Golf Club
Date:
31 May 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£65

Fancy playing a round of golf and raising valuable funds to support people affected by mito? Then come and join us for a relaxing day at Cumberwell Park Golf Club. We’ll have bacon butties, tea and coffee in the morning, and after the game we’ll be serving a delicious 2-course evening meal.

Lily Events

Lily Comedy Night 2025

Location:
The Comedy Store London
Date:
3 Feb 2025

We’re delighted to announce that the Lily Comedy Night will be returning to The Comedy Store on 3rd February 2025. Keep an eye on our socials to find out when tickets for this popular fundraiser will be released.

Ultra marathon Run/walk

Ultra Challenge Series – 16 great events to choose from in 2024

Location:
All across the UK
Start date:
26 Jan 2024
End date:
26 Oct 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20-£575 depending on distance and fundraising options

Are you a regular walker and new to endurance events? Perhaps a seasoned trekker looking for testing adventures? Or even a marathon runner wanting to ‘up’ your distance? Whether it’s along magnificent coastal scenery or over stunning open countryside, there’s an Ultra Challenge for you.

Obstacle

Tough Mudder 2024 - Locations to choose from across the UK

Location:
Nationwide
Start date:
30 Mar 2024
End date:
19 Nov 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20-£100 depending on type and location

Are you tough enough? An adventure like no other, Tough Mudder is more than just an obstacle course, it’s a chance to gather your tribe and unplug from the daily grind, and do something unexpected to help us beat mitochondrial disease.

Obstacle

The Inflatable 5k Run Series

Location:
Across the UK
Start date:
13 Apr 2024
End date:
19 Oct 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

Get ready to experience the most exhilarating and unforgettable experience of the year for the whole family! The Inflatable 5k is back, and it’s going to be bigger, bouncier and better than ever! Our Unique Inflatable Obstacle Course Race (OCR) has even more obstacles and locations in 2024, it’s going to be epic!

Marathon

London Marathon 2024

Date:
21 Apr 2024

Join us at the 2024 London Marathon. This iconic race has to be on every runner’s bucket list. By being part of Team Lily you will know that when you cross the finish line, not only will you be a hero to everyone who knows you, you will also be a mito hero to all our families across the UK.

Marathon

Leeds Marathon

Location:
Leeds
Date:
12 May 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£50 and £2.50 booking fee

The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will see 7,777 participants take on a brand new route through Leeds that starts and finishes at Headingley Stadium. Taking in some of Leeds’ most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will be a fitting tribute to the city that launched Rob’s career and which he calls home.

Cycle

RideLondon 2024

Date:
26 May 2024
Sign up fee / price:
££0-99 depending on event

The world’s greatest festival of cycling returns on 26th May 2024 in partnership with Essex County Council. From the family-friendly FreeCycle around London to the classic 100-mile race, there’s something for everyone including those who have never cycled in a race before.

10K

ASICS London 10K

Location:
London
Date:
14 Jul 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

Following a sell-out 2023 event, don't miss your chance to be a part of 2024! Enjoy an incredible closed-road route through central London, past some of the city's most famous landmarks, including Big Ben and the London Eye.

5k/fun run

Run Thorpe Park 5k

Location:
Thorpe Park
Date:
1 Sep 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

Join us for the Run Thorpe Park series. Run a 5k around the rides and rollercoasters inside the fantastic THORPE PARK Resort and be first in line to enjoy everything the Resort has to offer.

Following the race, you will be able to make full use of the rides within the park with Theme Park access included in your race entry!

10K

Run Thorpe Park 10k

Location:
Thorpe Park
Date:
1 Sep 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

Join us for the Run Thorpe Park series. Run a 10k around the rides and rollercoasters inside the fantastic THORPE PARK Resort and be first in line to enjoy everything the Resort has to offer.

Following the race, you will be able to make full use of the rides within the park with Theme Park access included in your race entry!

Half Marathon

Great North Run 2024

Date:
8 Sep 2024

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world. So why not be part of something special in 2024 and join thousands of people running between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Half Marathon

The Cheshire Half Marathon

Location:
Capethorne Hall
Date:
8 Sep 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

The Cheshire Half is one of the fastest half marathon courses in the north west of England! Come join Team Lily and make a difference to all those affected by mito.

Half Marathon

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2024

Date:
13 Oct 2024

We have guaranteed places for this event, so would love you to join our Lily Team! We will be there for you all the way through your training and will have Lily cheering squads on the day to celebrate your amazing achievement.

Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon

Location:
Amsterdam
Date:
20 Oct 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£40 +£1.60 booking fee

Join over 47,000 runners from over 140 countries for this unique city marathon! The Amsterdam Marathon allows runners to take in all of the major sights in a fantastic world-class event. Challenge yourself today!

5k/fun run

Run Alton Towers Kids Race

Location:
Alton Towers
Date:
16 Nov 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

An undulating 1.5k loop within the iconic Alton Towers resort. Starting and finishing outside the Towers, following a path around the rides where family and friends can watch on from the side, or join in with your child.

*FREE ride access after the race is included in entries to all events in the "Run Alton Towers Weekend"

10K

Run Alton Towers 10km

Location:
Alton Towers
Date:
16 Nov 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

Come and join us at the UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, for this 10k event around the park. Open to those aged 15 and above.

FREE ride access after the race is included in your entry!

5k/fun run

Run Alton Towers 5km

Location:
Alton Towers
Date:
17 Nov 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£20 + 80p Booking Fee

Come and join us at the UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, for this 5k event around the park. Open to those aged 11 and above.

FREE ride access after the race is included in your entry!

Half Marathon

Run Alton Towers Half Marathon

Location:
Alton Towers
Date:
17 Nov 2024
Sign up fee / price:
£40 +£1.60 booking fee

Come and join us at the UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, for this Half Marathon event around the park. Open to those aged 17 and above.

FREE ride access after the race is included in your entry!

Adrenaline

Tandem Skydive

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, skydiving down through the air as you start free falling at over 120mph!

Adrenaline

Accelerated Free Fall Solo Skydive

This is the real thing and should only be undertaken by those who really want to learn what skydiving is all about! Learning to skydive solo is a big challenge and you will receive all the training required including practical and classroom sessions covering all areas of making a solo skydive from 10,000 feet.

Adrenaline

Bungee Jumps

This high-octane, one-off event is great for those who only have a small amount of time available. There are no gruelling marathon-training schedules to stick to, no weekend-long treks – you only need to commit to fundraising and the jump itself. With multiple locations across the UK.

Adrenaline

Velocity Zip Wire

Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight.