Join the Coeliac UK Challenge

Let’s achieve something great, together.

Join us on Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 September 2020 and help us to complete our 1500km journey around the UK.

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Many of our events, which so many of you support, are cancelled or postponed in 2020, which means a loss of 75% of our fundraising income. We need this income to save our future and your help could make all the difference.

Take part in the Coeliac UK Challenge, on 19 and 20 September. Choose an activity you love – it could be walking, running, cycling, swimming, rowing (anything goes!) – pledge a distance, and fundraise if you can. Then on 19 or 20 September, complete your pledged distance. Throughout the weekend, we’ll be adding up the total distance to see if we can travel the distance around the UK.

Together we can do it! You can help our gluten free community achieve something great, whilst raising vital funds so we can continue supporting you and your loved ones to live well, gluten free.

Anyone can get involved, whether you want to set a fitness goal, or are simply looking for new ways to get moving. Create a contest between your friends, or do your challenge together with the family – the weekend is what you make it and we can’t wait for you to join us!

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How it works



Sign up to the Coeliac UK Challenge, and enter the distance you’d like to contribute.

Sign up for £10 and receive your virtual fundraising pack. Sign up for £20 and get your free Coeliac UK T shirt and fundraising goodies in the post. Everyone will receive a virtual medal and certificate on completion.

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Once you’ve signed up, set up your Fundraising page via JustGiving and invite friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your challenge.

Don’t forget to let everyone know that you’re supporting the Coeliac UK Challenge by sharing your JustGiving page on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using  the hashtag #CoeliacUKChallenge. You could even challenge your friends to beat your target!

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Don your running shoes (or cycling shorts) on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, and take on the challenge, completing your pledged distance!

Upload your photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using #CoeliacUKChallenge so we can see your progress and our supporters can cheer you on!



Once you’ve completed your challenge, let us know via our virtual finish line (more details on this coming soon), where you can also share your challenge videos and photos with us.

At the end of the weekend, we’ll total your contributions to see if we made it! Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a digital certificate and medal via email, for you to proudly share with your friends and family.

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Why take on the challenge?

Every year, hundreds of our supporters take part in Challenge events such as the London 10K and Great North Run, raising thousands of pounds for Coeliac UK.  

Due to coronavirus, we’re expecting to lose 75% of the income we normally receive through Challenge events this year – that’s £80,000 - which is why we’re reaching out to our gluten free community for support.

By taking part in the Coeliac UK Challenge, you can ensure that Coeliac UK continues to be here for everyone who needs to live gluten free, today and tomorrow, whilst doing something great, together.

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