Choose your Mencap event and help change lives

Whether you're interested in running, walking, cycling, swimming, want to see some live music, or hold your own bake sale, we want you to get involved and have fun! Take a look at our forthcoming events.

Alternatively, if you’re holding a special event and would like to support a charity, our Special Events team would be delighted to work with you.

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Forthcoming events

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Running events


From 5km to a half marathon, you can run, walk or jog and help Mencap change lives

If you can't find what you're looking for, we also have a local running events page.


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Cycling events

Grab that bike and take on one of our cycling challenges this year

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Challenge & endurance events

Fancy something a little different? Check out our challenge and endurance events

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See all events

Can't decide? Take a look at our events listing page to see everything you can take part in for Mencap.

Interested in holding your own event?

If you'd like to hold your own event to raise money for Mencap please get in touch. We'd love to hear your ideas!

You can contact us by emailing or phoning 020 7696 6946.

Or why not take a look at our some of our fundraising ideas below for some inspiration?

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Join the Mencap Mountain Challenge!

Staying at home is vital to protect our communities at this time, but we know it can be tough. We want to help keep your spirits up, whilst also improving your fitness, achieving something amazing and having fun!

The goal of the Mencap Mountain Challenge is to climb the equivalent number of flights of stairs as a well-known mountain of your choice!

It costs £10 to take part and the money you raise will help support our work to improve the lives of people with a learning disability .

Find out more!
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Tips and support

We've created lots of useful resources, information and stories to help you prepare for a #TeamMencap event.

Whether you're running, walking, cycling or swimming, our dedicated Events Team are here to support you so you can take on any event for Mencap like a pro!

Take a look

Hear from #TeamMencap

Hear from some of the people who have taken part, or are taking part in an event for Mencap.

Find out more about fundraising

Take a look at the other ways you can get involved and raise money for Mencap.

Such as donating to us, raising money through your school or university, or leaving a gift in your Will.

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