CARE Construction Challenge

Saturday 11 June 2016
Open for registration
Key event info
Date: Saturday 11 June 2016
Start -
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, East Midlands
Distance: 26 miles
Target Sponsorship:
Registration fee -
Early Bird: £10 until 1 Oct 2015
Fundraising -

Join CARE for our 26 mile Construction Challenge on 11 June 2016. It's the ultimate team-building event for the construction and property industries.

The event will take place in Rutland Water, a reservoir and nature reserve in the beautiful countryside of Rutland, East Midlands, offering stunning views and fantastic terrain for our challenge.

As a team of 2-4 you will work together to cover a marathon distance on foot, bike and canoe, and complete some mystery challenges along the way. We create a variety of mystery challenges, some of which relate closely to our charity work, all of which will test your mental agility, communication skills and team work.  After all that hard work, you will be rewarded with a well-deserved celebratory meal in Oakham.

It's a fantastic way to bring your team together, a great networking opportunity and a whole lot of fun!

Register before 1 October and take advantage of our early-bird offer: Registration fee only​ £10! After 1 October, the registration fee will go back up to £25.

Why not watch our video from last year's event to get a flavour of what you could be in for!

Route info 

Our event is located close to Oakham in the county of Rutland, at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve and will make the most of the reservoir and stunning countryside that surrounds it for a fantastic challenge that will test both your strength and teamwork. 

More details on the route, including distances of each section, will be confirmed soon.


How many people do we need to take part and how much does it cost?
Each team should consist of 2, 3 or 4 participants. Within the team you will need to appoint a team leader to co-ordinate the group and liaise with us throughout your planning and preparation. There is a registration fee of £25 per person, payable at the time of sign up and your team fundraising target will be set at £500 per team member. You will need to have banked £150 per person (including the registration fee) by the 28 May (2 weeks prior to the event), this is to ensure the costs are covered for your equipment hire and evening meal.

What time does the event start and how long does it take to complete?
Exact timings for the day are still being confirmed, but it's likely that the day will start at around 7.00am for registration and safety briefings, with the event kicking off at around 9am. The event can take anywhere from 4 - 7 hours to complete depending on your speed, level of fitness and also the weather conditions.

How fit do we have to be to participate in the CARE Construction Challenge?
You have to be reasonably fit for the challenge, however anyone can take part if they train beforehand. We can provide you with a training plan and would recommend you are of a good level of fitness for event day. If you aren’t used to riding a bike we would also advise you get some practice in before event day. On the trail section, some teams walk and some teams run – it’s up to you, but you do all need to stay together at all times, so you’ll only go as fast as the slowest team member. 

Do we need to book accommodation?
Yes – you will need to book accommodation. Once you have registered we can advise on the best options to suit your budget for the Friday and Saturday nights, we would suggest you stay in Oakham where our evening reception will be held. 

Not found what you're looking for? Read our full list of FAQs or call us on 020 7091 6111.

How we'll support you 

In the lead up:

  • CARE technical T-shirt
  • Full event preparation information
  • Fundraising pack and training guide
  • Regular emails and on-hand support from our events team

On the day:

  • Event and safety briefings at each stage
  • Radio and route maps
  • Bike and helmet
  • Canoe equipment and life jacket
  • Support staff and medics
  • Post event party - a celebratory meal and prize giving on the Saturday night!



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