What is the Arctic Challenge?
Join us on an adventure to the heart of Arctic Lapland, a land of vast wilderness and home to the extraordinary Aurora Borealis, herds of reindeer and endless forest.
The Arctic Challenge is an inspiring wilderness endurance challenge held over a long weekend, incorporating a dog sled race, Nordic ski, ice fishing, orienteering and woodland fire lighting.
The Arctic Challenge is open for up to three teams of four persons, each event being scored to encourage healthy competition! The Challenge concludes with a visit to the Ice Hotel at Jukkasjårvi, a well-earned finish to your efforts spent in this unique and unspoiled landscape, followed by a dinner and prize giving to the winning team.
Find out more detail about what to expect.
Date: 17 - 20 January 2025
Location: North of Kiruna, Sweden
Registration fee: £300 (not including flights)
Fundraising target: £2000
What will I receive if I sign up?
You will receive dedicated fundraising support from our friendly Events team in the lead up to the challenge, ensuring that you have the resources you need to reach your fundraising target. We'll also arrange meet ups for everyone who's going on the challenge, either in person or online, to bolster your team spirit and ensure that all of your questions are answered before you travel to the Arctic.
During the Challenge you will receive expert support and guidance from trained guides, so participants need have no previous experience of any activity.
Why does my fundraising matter?
The money you'll raise if you choose to take on this challenge will help to transform the life stories of disadvantaged children in the UK.
On average, children from the poorest backgrounds start school with literacy skills which are 19 months behind their more privileged peers.
Children without these skills are held back at every stage of their lives. They are:
- Five times more likely to fail to meet the expected standards in English at age 11
- Four times more likely to struggle to read as adults
- Twice as likely to be unemployed aged 34
- Three times more likely to have mental health problems as adults
Please contact us if you have any questions about this exciting fundraising challenge.