Green City Challenge

  • 23 Jun 2018
  • Greater London - See Map
  • Running
  • From £10.00

3 reviews - See Reviews

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5 mi, Half & Full Marathon
Bag Drop Included
Snacks Included
Photography Included
Course Marked

About this challenge

The Green City Challenge is our brand new adventure through South-East London that promises to show you some of the best hidden pockets of green space and parkland that the area has to offer. Get ready to discover historical secrets at SevernDroog Castle and the Lesnes Abbey ruins and enjoy stunning views across the Thames path.

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Trek or run a Marathon, Half Marathon or 5 mile adventure across Greenwich and discover London’s hidden green side as you venture through forest and woodland paths, whilst making your challenge as relaxed or as hardcore as you want to with our route choices. 

Our mission is to provide the gift of adventure to disadvantaged children. Join us in this amazing challenge and help us succeed in helping to provide a brighter future for our community! If you work for or are part of a school or social housing organisation, then the funds you raise can be ring fenced to provide adventure to your school or community. 

Trains run on a frequent basis from Central London (London Charing Cross, London Bridge, and London Victoria) to Falconwood station and Eltham station. From Falconwood station, Wide Horizons Environment Centre is a very pleasant fifteen-minute walk and you will be sent full instructions on getting to the centre if you are travelling by train. 

Of course! We’ll have a range of activities and mini adventures happening at our 9-acre Environment Centre, ready for you to try your hand at once your complete your challenge or for your enthusiastic army of supporters to get stuck into! As well as a well-deserved BBQ, attractions are likely to include a Gruffalo hunt, minibeast hunting, pond dipping, eco art, fire making, storytelling, orienteering, our Kunekune pigs, and the chance to get up-close with some creepy crawlies in our animal encounters - not forgetting our Jurassic dig site. Green City Challenge participants and friends and family will be able to spend the day experiencing the many mini adventures around the site, or just relax and enjoy a picnic, ice cream, cakes and drinks in the beautiful Environment Centre grounds.

course : 23 Jun 2018

The Big 5 Adventure

From - £5.00

Starts - TBC

£5 registration fee and then aim to raise £50 per person: Starting at Wide Horizons Environment Centre, Eltham, enjoy a 5 mile circular route that takes you through picturesque parkland and woods and past amazing buildings and even a castle before returning to the finish line.

course : 23 Jun 2018

The Full Marathon

From - £10.00

Starts - TBC

£10 registration fee and then aim to raise a minimum of £100 per person: A circular route starting and finishing at Wide Horizons Environment Centre, Eltham which leads you along some of the most beautiful green spaces in the city and along the spectacular Thames path to Greenwich before returning to Eltham.

course : 23 Jun 2018

The Half Marathon

From - £10.00

Starts - TBC

£10 registration fee and then aim to raise a minimum of £100 per person: Starting and ending at Wide Horizons Environment Centre, Eltham this route winds though the stunning hidden parks in Greenwich and Bexley.

Race registration

Greater London

Environmental Curriculum Service, Bexley Rd, London, Greater London, SE92PE, GB

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3 reviews

Abigail Wells

Back with a twist - can't wait!

Having taken part in the Wide Horizons Nightline challenge last summer, I'm very excited to get stuck into the route of this new and improved challenge - bring it on!

Participated: June 2017
  • Challenge
  • The Full Marathon Course

Helen de Georgio

A brilliantly organised and stunning walk to Kent

I've taken part twice now and both times come away with new friends, amazing memories and of course the odd blister!
The organisation of this event is second to none and the views are at times breath taking.

Participated: July 2016
  • Challenge
  • The Half Marathon Course

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