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 – [email protected]
“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]
London Marathon – 3rd October 2021: Simply put, it’s the biggest event in the running calendar. Jigsaw has one place available for Jigsaw Trust and one for JigsawPlus. There is a £50 registration fee and we ask our runners to raise a minimum of £2,000 sponsorship. To express your interest in running the marathon for Jigsaw, please email [email protected] including your name, email address and contact number.
If you are lucky enough to have secured your own ballot place, then please do consider running for Jigsaw Trust.
Royal Parks Half Marathon – 10th October 2021: One of the best half marathon events in London which takes in Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. If you are fortunate enough to have your own place, please consider running for Jigsaw.
Jigsaw Run 2021 – all details tbc
If you have secured your own place, please consider running for Jigsaw in any of 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 – wonderful ride through London overnight. Click the link for more details and dates.
London to Brighton Ride – 19th September 2021: 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.
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. £50 deposit required to secure your skydive place and a fundraising pledge of £350 (10,000ft) or £495 (15,000ft).
Surrey Hills Challenge – 26th September 2021: 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 – This is a wonderful 25km trek that see’s 2000 trekkers zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges whilst taking in unrivalled views across the capital.
Thames Path Challenge – 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 – 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 – Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast – a World Heritage Site.
Other treks to consider
Yorkshire Marathon – 17th October 2021 – Good Luck and Thank You to Peter Edworthy for taking part in this marathon for Jigsaw.
Debden FC Race Night – 12th November 2021 – Thank You to everyone at Debden FC for hosting this race night and auction in support of Jigsaw.
For details of any of these events, how to take part or find out more, please contact [email protected]