Extreme Challenges

Want to tick something off of your bucket list this year? Extreme Weston Hospicecare covers everything from skydiving to abseiling, triathlons to fire walks. These are some of the most extreme challenges that you can set yourself.





Mud Runs

Mud Runs


A tandem skydive is an easy and enjoyable way to experience the thrills of skydiving without having to learn how. The exhilarating freefall combined with the peace and tranquillity of the parachute ride makes tandem skydiving a unique and eye-opening way to raise money for a worthy cause. This truly is an experience you will never forget.

Payment Options:

Option A (Sponsorship) – Registration Fee £50 + Min Sponsorship £345*
Option B (Self-Funded) – Registration Fee £50 + Self Funding £200*

For more information, email us or call 01934 423965.



Challenge yourself by completing three disciplines in one race, and enter a triathlon. Whether you are seeking to complete a shorter, pool-based triathlon or wanting to challenge yourself to a full Ironman, there’s a triathlon out there for everyone. Here are a few we recommend:

Portishead Sprint Triathlon 

A great coastal location with a superb outdoor 33m pool venue means this event is continuing to create a buzz. The event starts with a 12 length, 400mtr swim in the fantastic open air lido, which is 33mtrs long and is 5 lanes wide, providing a different swimming experience.

After a short run to transition, which is situated on the famous Battery Point, the route takes you out on to the 25k bike course. Being in a coastal location, it is fair to say that the stunningly beautiful route is far from flat and has 3 significant climbs in it. Next, you’ll head out of Portishead, following the coastal road before heading in land to complete the first loop.

After completing the second lap, it is back in to transition and out on to the 5k run course. This route goes along the coastal path before looping back on itself back to finish on Battery Point.

There are many triathlon events running around the UK, from super-sprints right through to Ironman distance, so there is an event to suit everyone. For more information, email us or call 01934 423965.


Mud Runs

Obstacle course races are fast becoming a popular trend amongst challengers and athletes alike. It would appear that there is no greater satisfaction than dragging yourself through fields of mud, cold lakes and over towering structures to become an OCR champion.

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina and mental grit. With no podiums, winners or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.

Other OCR races available

For more information about Tough Mudder or any other OCR races available, email us or call 01934 423965.

* Payment Options Explained *

Each of the challenges can be funded in two different ways. You will need to decide which option is best for you.

Option A – Raising a Minimum Sponsorship

  • Pay a registration fee, and then raise the minimum sponsorship amount for Weston Hospicecare.
  • You must send 80% of the minimum sponsorship amount to Weston Hospicecare prior to the date of the challenge, and you should also let us know of the pledges for the remaining 20% prior to your event. All outstanding sponsorship must be received within six weeks of completing the challenge.

Option B – Self-Funding Option

  • Pay a registration fee, and then the cost of the challenge must be paid out of your own money prior to the date of the challenge.
  • Although there is no minimum sponsorship required, we ask you to raise as much sponsorship as you can. Any sponsorship collected must come directly to Weston Hospicecare.