Challenge events in 2023

Want to take part in something epic? You’re in the right place!

Here you’ll find our upcoming challenge events in 2023, how to sign up, fundraising resources and stories from very kind people who have completed challenge events for Tŷ Hafan before.

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Conquer the welsh3peaks

welsh3peaks is a much-loved challenge event that will really put you through your paces.

You and your team will walk 20.35 miles and ascend 9,397 ft, scaling Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan.

welsh3peaks in 2023 is happening on 10th June. Ready for something extra special? 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of welsh3peaks!

Psst! If you sign up to welsh3peaks before the end of January 2023, your registration fee will be £25 instead of £50.00.

Sign up here.

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Run the Cardiff Half Marathon

The Cardiff Half Marathon takes runners past nature, beautiful scenery and some of the city’s famous landmarks.

In 2023, the Cardiff Half will be happening on 1st October.

For this event, you’ll have a £225.00 fundraising target and no registration fee.

Sign up here.

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Ride to the Rugby

Ride to the Rugby is a firm favourite with some of our challenge event veterans.

This challenge will see you and 49 other riders cycle 217 miles from Calais to Paris and arrive in the French capital in time to watch the Wales vs France Six Nations game at the stadium on 18th March.

Ride to the Rugby, which takes place from 14th – 19th March, is a real team effort which will give you and your fellow riders huge sense of achievement.

Sign up here.

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Take on the London Marathon

The iconic London Marathon appears high up on many people’s bucket lists.

In 2023, the London Marathon will take place on 23rd April and it would be amazing if you would run the race in aid of Hafan.

Ready to dust off your trainers? Email events@tyhafan.org to register your interest.

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Run the Barry Island 10k

Just down the road from Hafan, the Barry Island 10k will take place on 7th August 2023.

For this event that takes you past the stunning sand and sea of Barry, you’ll have a fundraising target of £50.

There are 100 spaces to run this race in aid of Hafan and there is no registration fee!

Sign up here.

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Fundraising resources

Raising money for your challenge event might sometimes seem as much of a challenge as the event itself! That’s why we’ve made it easy for you with our fundraising guide, created by our experts on the Hafan Fundraising Team.

Plus, you’ll get free access to branded posters, stickers, balloons and other publicity materials you can use to promote your fundraiser.

Click here to find our fundraising resources.

We’re always here

Our Fundraising team can answer all your questions, give you a boost when you need it and make completing a challenge event a whole lot easier. Contact us at events@tyhafan.org or on 029 2053 2255.

Other challenge events in 2023

Beast of the beacons

Beast of the Beacons

The Beast of the Beacons on 8th April is a trail running challenge that includes a 40, 20 and 10 mile distance in the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park.

Easter 50 challenge

Easter 50 challenge

Take on a 50 km Ultra or a historic 25 km and make it an active Easter!

Brecon Trail Running

TEC Brecon Beacons Trail Challenge

The Brecon Beacons Trail Challenge is perfect for all abilities looking to embrace nature while racing through one of the most picturesque parts of Wales.

Carten

Carten 100

The CARTEN 100 cycle ride takes around 10 hours as you take ride from Cardiff to Tenby.

Ironman Wales

Ironman Wales

This is widely considered one of the most challenging one-day sporting events in the world, with a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run.

Pendine Sands Run

The Pendine Sands Races 

Multiple distances are on offer for this event in this stunning location, so even if you’re not a regular runner, come out to enjoy the scenery and race day atmosphere.