Support us: Oarsome Challenge

Are you up for taking on a challenge that will help change young lives?

What's an 'Oarsome Challenge'?

From fun runs to marathons, and Triathlons to abseils, there are a wide range of organised challenges we know people love to take on.

If you're tempted to take on a challenge, we'd love to become your nominated charity. In return, Oarsome Chance will pay the event entry fee*!

All we we ask is for you to raise enough sponsorship to cover the entry fee... although we hope you go on to raise a whole lot more!

Fundraising events can be immensely rewarding

As one of our fundraisers recently told us:

“I’m so proud of myself for taking it on, it’s such an adrenaline boost and to have raised funds for Oarsome too, I’m absolutely buzzing now!”

There are hundreds of events you can enter, or you may want to create your own challenge.

Scroll down for ideas and more details...

Great South Run

The South coast’s biggest and best running event takes place in Portsmouth over a fast and flat 10 mile route.

Spinnaker Tower Abseil

Experience an amazing adrenaline rush and take on a 100 metre descent down the side of Portsmouth’s iconic landmark, Spinnaker Tower.

The Gosport Half Marathon

Organised and delivered by the Gosport Road Runners, this is an event local to Oarsome Chance. Over 2000 runners are attracted to run this annual, 13.2 mile event from all over the south of England and beyond.

The Swashbuckler Triathlon

Want to try something more challenging?

Based in the historic Bucklers's Hard, on the banks of the beautiful Beaulieu River this New Forest based Triathlon offers a range of options, across swimming, cycling and running.

Sponsored Sky Dive

If thrill seeking is your thing, you can try a sky diving challenge!

There are lots of sky diving experience providers, the link below is to Salisbury based Goskydiving.

Hambledon Hilly

Maybe you'd prefer a more family friendly fun run?

The Hambledon Hilly event includes a range of distances from 1km to 10km, suitable for 12 years and up.


Or create your own challenge!

Don't like the sound of the suggestions above, not a problem! If you already have a challenge in mind, or want to create your own, just get in touch (see below).


* We will pay entry fees in full up to £150 - any fees above that, get in touch to discuss how we can help.

Do you want more details about taking on an Oarsome Challenge?

Send us an email to [email protected], give us a call on 02392 504492