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Take on a wild challenge for wildlife! 

Join our fight for wildlife today by taking on a fundraising challenge with ZSL. Your hard work will help us to save endangered wildlife and protect the natural world we love and depend upon. 

You’ll become part of a team of animal-lovers, passionate about saving wildlife from extinction and creating a healthier, fairer and better future for wildlife, people and our planet.

Choose your challenge...

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    1 – 30 June 2023

    Help us go Around the World in 30 Days

    Take on ZSL’s flagship annual challenge with friends, family, colleagues or individually, and help us collectively travel around the world this June, that’s 40,075km, to raise money for global wildlife conservation.

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    10 September 2023

    Take on the Great North Run for ZSL!

    Join the world’s biggest half marathon and raise vital funds for wildlife conservation.

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    1 January 2023 - 31 January 2023

    Skydive for ZSL!

    Feel the full force of flying through the clouds from over 10,000ft at up to 125mph while raising money for wildlife conservation at the same time.

    London to Brighton Cycle
    10 September 2023

    Take on the London to Brighton Cycle for ZSL

    If you're interested in a ZSL charity place in the London to Brighton Cycle & would like to help raise vital funds for wildlife conservation, please send us an email.

    Hackney Half Marathon
    21 May 2023

    Hackney Half Marathon

    East London's creative spirit inspires our second year of celebrating a festival of fitness with Virgin Sport Hackney! The Hackney Half is back, accompanied by our Go Fit Yourself lineup of classes to get everyone moving.

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    15 October 2023

    Oxford Half Marathon

    The Oxford Half marathon is returning to Oxford in October. Enjoy a fast & flat 13.1mile route through the city of dreaming spires, speeding through a tour of world-famous museums, universities & parks, while raising money for wildlife conservation!

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    Various dates in 2023

    Family-friendly inflatable fun run

    Take on the world’s largest and best inflatable obstacle run, the Inflatable 5k. This family-friendly event is suitable for participants aged 5+. There are venues all across the UK. Everyone is welcome, and it’s a fantastic day out with friends or family!

Other runs around the country 

From 5k runs to half marathons, there are hundreds of fantastic events across the country that you can take on for ZSL. We have partnered with RunForCharity to access over 350 local events. Simply select your local area in the table below, choose an event that’s right for you and join our fight for wildlife!

Find a local run:

Take on your own challenge

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There are lots of ways you can fundraise for wildlife, from a sponsored animal dress up day to an animal-themed yoga marathon – the possibilities are endless.  

Becoming a fundraiser is simple, and fun! Just follow these steps to get going:

  1. First things first – choose your challenge! Check out our A-Z of ideas in our fundraising guide or come up with your own animal-themed fundraiser. 
  2. Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving and click on the ‘start fundraising’ button.
  3. Follow the steps to set up and personalise your page. Include a photograph, share your story, and don’t forget to set a target – pages with targets raise 46% more on average.
  4. Roar loud and proud. Ask your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to support you. Share your fundraiser on social media, WhatsApp and email – people love to hear about the good things you’re doing. 
  5. Let’s get going! Put on your best animal outfit and get started with your challenge. Make sure to take pictures and tag us on social media – we’d love to see what you get up to.

Every single penny you raise will make a real difference in supporting our animals and our worldwide conservation work.
So what are you waiting for? 

Let’s do this!

Set up your justgiving page

Download your fundraising materials

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 Find useful tips and advice in our fundraising guide and promote your event with our downloadable posters and totalisers. We have all you need for a successful fundraising challenge, ready to download. 

If you do any offline fundraising, you can use our sponsorship form and send the money you raise in by cheque. Download our sponsorship form for more details.

Get your resources

We'd love to hear from you

If you have any questions about a fundraising challenge, have your own place in an event, or are looking for inspiration, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at fundraising@zsl.org to say hello.

We rely on the support of dedicated people like you to continue our vital conservation work. Thank you for joining our fight for wildlife!