Help support our work and fundraise for autistic children and adults 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]
Jigsaw Run: Sunday, 28th April – Jigsaw’s fantastic 10k run around the track at Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh in Surrey is back for one last year! This is a fast, flat 10k where you’ll be in with a realistic chance of a PB! Note: 8am start. Please visit our dedicated website: Jigsaw Run for all the details and registration.
And…if running isn’t your thing, we have a sponsored walk opportunity with the lovely Rotawalk’24 on the same day (starting at 10am) – a glorious trail around Holmwood Common, organised by Rotary Dorking, suitable for all the family with fun quiz questions as you go! You can show your support at: Just Giving alternatively, please contact our fundraising team for more information and/or to register your interest in attending – [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 – Simply put, it’s the biggest event in the running calendar. To express your interest in running the marathon for Jigsaw, please email [email protected] including your name, email address and contact number.
Royal Parks Half Marathon – 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.
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
Farnborough Winter 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 – September each year: 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 – September each year: 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
For details of any of these events, how to take part or find out more, please contact [email protected]