Help support our work and fundraise for children and adults living with autism by taking part in an event for Jigsaw.
Please take a look at the events listed below. Whether it’s running, skydiving, cycling, trekking or swimming we hope these will offer you some inspiration. Or simply get in touch and tell us about any events that you would like to get involved in.
UPDATE: Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19), Jigsaw has postponed a number of its upcoming fundraising events. Any events listed below are still subject to postponement and we will notify participants as early as possible should this be the case. Updates regarding events will be posted to this page as and when we have them. Thank you for your understanding. Any queries, please do contact [email protected] directly.
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham
There are a huge number of fantastic running events taking place every year. These range from 5km to full-marathons and all offer a fantastic opportunity to fundraise for your favourite causes. We have included list of some of the bigger events below but there are many other running events (local, national and international) out there. Please get in touch if you’d like more information or if you’re interested in supporting Jigsaw at an upcoming event. You can reach the Fundraising Team on 01483 277366 or via [email protected]
Royal Parks Half Marathon – 11th October 2020: One of the best half marathon events in London which takes in Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. If you are fortunate enough to have your own place, please consider running for Jigsaw.
The Vitality Big Half – TBC March 2021: Jigsaw has a limited number of places for this is fantastic half marathon that takes in half the route of the famous London Marathon. To register for a charity place you will need to pay a £20 entry fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £350. Contact [email protected] for more information.
London Marathon – 25th April 2021: Simply put, it’s the biggest event in the running calendar. JigsawPlus has managed to secure one charity place for 2021, if you are interested running the marathon for JigsawPlus, please email [email protected] for more information. If you were lucky enough to have secured your own ballot place, then please do consider running for Jigsaw Trust.
If you have secured your own place please consider running for Jigsaw in these other fantastic running events:
Reading Half Marathon
Vitality London 10,000
Surrey Half Marathon
The Serpent Trail running races
Thorpe and Egham Half Marathon
Brutal run 5K and 10K
Farnborough Winter Half Marathon
Cranleigh Trail Marathon
Gatwick Half Marathon
London Landmarks Half Marathon
For more information regarding running for Jigsaw please email [email protected] or call us on 01483 277366.
“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realise fishing is stupid and boring” – Desmond Tutu
There are loads of brilliant cycling events taking place every year. Check out the events below for some inspiration and please get in touch if you’d like more information. You can reach the Fundraising Team on 01483 277366 or via [email protected]
Night Rider London – 2020 event cancelled.
London to Brighton Ride – 13th September 2020: This fantastic challenge is perfect for solo cyclists, groups and all levels of riders – the event is complete with free buffet lunch, plenty of water stops and an incredible atmosphere. Please consider cycling for Jigsaw if you have your own place.
Prudential RideLondon – 16th August 2020: with more than 25,000 people taking part this is the biggest closed road cycling event in the UK. Please consider cycling for Jigsaw if you have your own place.
Other cycling events to consider
Skydives, Treks & Swims
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot
Skydiving for Jigsaw – seasonal: Can you imagine what it would be like jumping out of a plane thousands of feet in the sky and experiencing the incredible rush as you dive into the air and freefall towards the earth? Followed closely by the tranquility when the canopy opens, gliding for a mile until your feet finally reach the ground. Turn your sponsored skydive for Jigsaw into a reality. You can pick your own date and venue. Contact the Fundraising Team on 01483 277366 or via [email protected] to find out more.
Surrey Hills Challenge – 27th September 2020: Set in the beautiful landscape of the Surrey Hills on the Greensand Way, people of all ages and fitness can sign-up to a challenge that suits them.
Thames Bridges Trek – 12th September 2020: This is a wonderful 25km trek that see’s 2000 trekkers zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges whilst taking in unrivaled views across the capital.
Thames Path Challenge – 12/13th September 2020: The full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court via Runnymede all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options – there’s a challenge for everyone.
Swim Serpentine – 2020 date tbc: This swimming festival is held in and around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jurassic Coast Challenge – 2020 date tbc: Join 3,000 adventurers of all experience levels & ages and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast – a World Heritage Site.
Other treks to consider