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London 2 Cambridge challenge

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London 2 Cambridge challenge

London 2 Cambridge challenge


  • Activity: Running
  • Location: East London to Cambridge
  • Date: August each year
  • Distance: 50km/100km
  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Age range: 16+

The event

This challenge will motivate you right from the start, as it is set to take off from the Olympic Park in East London.

The route will transition between urban and countryside areas, and is also split into four main sections with rest stops. As your near Cambridge, you will experience the River Cam along your journey – a rewarding end to the challenge!

By taking part on behalf of Link Ethiopia, you will help us to continue our work in changing lives through education. With the money you raise you will help to empower teachers, improve schools and ensure that all children can get a good education.

We will also support you with any help or resources you might need, to get you on the right foot with fundraising. Please fill out the contact form on this page if you have any questions.


How much does it cost to take part?

The registration fee rates vary according to the length of the course you choose to cover. If you would like to run 25km, registration costs £29. The fee for a 50km challenge is £39, while for the full 100km course, the registration fee will be £49.

What support will I receive?

Included will be food and drink, with hot meals at the 50km, 75km and 100km mark, event pack containing a timing chip and energy products, and a celebration party at the end!
Run for Link Ethiopia and we will be on hand to give you the advice and information you need to achieve your fundraising goals. You will also get a spot in our hall of fame!

When and where does the event take place?

The challenge will take place during the August bank holiday weekend, from Saturday 29th August. It will begin in East London and end in Cambridge on Sunday 30th. Shuttle buses will be provided to Cambridge station.

What is the course like?

The course will see you running through quiet villages, along the Rivers Lee and Cam, and through farmland and footpaths. Please click here to read more.

How much should I fundraise?

The fundraising minimum ranges depending on the distance you choose to join. If you decide to run 25km, the fundraising target will be £175. At 50km, the target will be £295, and if you choose to run the whole course of 100km, the minimum will be £475. This will allow us to dedicate a larger sum of money to the causes of Link Ethiopia.
We will provide each team member with information to set up an online fundraising account, a fundraising pack, and guidance and support from our fundraising team to help you achieve your goals.

Where can I find out more?

Please click here to find out more.

How do I sign up?

Please click here to sign up.
If you’re taking part we’d love to hear from you – you can use the contact form on this page to get in touch. Don’t forget that you can talk to us about any fundraising queries you might have.

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