Fundraise for charity
Fundraise for IntoUniversity

We need your help to raise vital funds for our work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fundraising with your friends, family or colleagues is a great way to support young people across the country.

There are lots of different ways you could fundraise for IntoUniversity - from sponsored bike rides and parachute jumps to Readathons and charity concerts. 

Santa Fun Run - 9 December 2017

Join 2,000 other Santa's in the annual 'Red & White' bearded charge around Battersea Park in this 5k festive fun run. The Battersea Santa Run is now a long standing community event that welcomes runners, walkers and children to enjoy the festive fun.

Start time: 10.00am, Saturday 9 December 2017

Location: Battersea Park, London

Registration: Up to 31 October: £23 (£15 for aged 8-11 with child Santa suit). 1 November - 7 December: £25 (£17 for aged 8-11 with child Santa suit). Registration closes 7 December, 17:00.

The registration fee includes your Santa Suit which you will collect on the day.

To register your interest in this event, please click here or to sign up for your place click here.


The Big Half - 4 March 2018

The Big Half is a brand new, closed road race from the organisers of the London Marathon and will be held on Sunday 4 March 2018.

It follows much of the world-famous London Marathon route but in reverse, starting by Tower Bridge and ending by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. It’s a celebration at the heart of London with DJs, bands, food and plenty of colour along the 13.1 mile route!

General entry has sold out but you can sign up for your charity place with IntoUniversity now.

Registration: £15

Minimum fundraising: £350

To sign up for one of our limited charity places, please click here.


Dulux Trade London Revolution - 12-13 May 2018

We’re proud to be a gold charity partner of Dulux Trade London Revolution 2018. 

This is one of the biggest 2-day cycling sportives in the UK, with 2,500 riders taking on this iconic 185 mile loop of the capital. You’ll pedal through the heart of the City, passing the iconic sights, before taking on the stunning North Downs, historic Thames Valley and the unrelenting Chilterns.

After riding 100 miles on day 1, take your time and kick back at the festival basecamp where you’ll stay overnight. There are bars, plenty of food and even bouncy castles for the kids, making it a perfect weekend to include your family and friends. 

This is a challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, fitness and experience levels. Whether you’re an accomplished cyclist, an occasional rider or a complete beginner – this is the perfect event for you. Fundraise, pedal, eat, laugh, sleep, repeat. 

Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London, N9 0AR 

Distance: 185 miles (300km)

Registration: £59 (All Inclusive Weekender)

Minimum fundraising: £450 

For more information, please contact Farah Ahmad on 020 7243 0242 or sign up for this challenge here.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to someone about fundraising for IntoUniversity, we'd love to hear from you. Call us on 020 7243 0242 or email info@intouniversity.org.

You can download our Fundraising Toolkit for tips on how to fundraise successfully.

A printable Sponsorship and Gift Aid declaration form for fundraising challenge event participants can be found here.

Previous challenges 

Matt's Marathon 

Matt Griggs ran this year’s London Marathon for IntoUniversity - he raised over £4,000 for the charity. Thank you, Matt!


Yorkshire Three Peaks

Some of our Leeds and Nottingham centre staff took on this 24-mile route which included a 5,200ft (1,585m) ascent!

They raised over £3,000 and the team also made a great blog to record their training progress - take a look here