Overseas challenges

Take on a unique and unforgettable challenge overseas and raise money for people affected by crises.

Group of walkers trek fields with Himalayan mountains in the backdrop.

01 Dec 2023 to 31 Dec 2025

Various locations

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For all enquiries, please get in touch with our Challenge Events team by emailing: challenges@redcross.org.uk

Sign up to an overseas adventure

If you fancy venturing further afield to take on a unique and unforgettable challenge, check out our overseas challenges.

You could cycle through Sri Lanka or trek to wonders of the world including Machu Picchu, all while raising vital funds to help the British Red Cross be there as the world’s emergency responders.

Our Challenge Events team work closely with our partners, Charity Challenge, to offer amazing overseas adventures. With trips offered for all abilities and durations, you can find the perfect challenge for you!

Why take on an overseas challenge for #TeamRedCross?

If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable challenge, our overseas events are for you:

  • Challenge yourself and achieve something amazing
  • Experience the trip of a lifetime and see places like never before
  • Meet an amazing group of like-minded people
  • Join as a team or individual and receive full support throughout from the British Red Cross and Charity Challenge 
  • Raise money for the British Red Cross and help people in the UK and overseas get the support they need in an emergency.
Backpacker sits alongside top of Great Wall of China.

Overseas treks

Fancy trekking through the Sahara or climbing to the cold heights of Everest Base Camp? Check out our series of trek challenges.

Find an overseas trek

Cyclists ride alongside sheep on India street.

Overseas cycle challenges

Gear up for a cycle challenge like no other. Cover incredible distances, explore beautiful landscapes and create unforgettable memories.

Search for a cycle challenge

Group of canoeists stick paddles in the air on lake in Cumbria, England.

Snow and water challenges

If you fancy something a little bit different, why not sign up for an overseas snow or water challenge? You could raft through river rapids or sledge through the snow on a thrilling challenge.

Find a snow and water challenge

Why join Team Red Cross?

We help people in the UK and across the world get the support they need in an emergency. By joining Team Red Cross, you'll be raising funds for this important work.

Discover the impact you'll make

Join Team Red Cross and get:

  • Support
    We'll be on hand to support you right up until you set off on your adventure. We'll help you reach your fundraising target with top tips and resources
  • A running vest or t-shirt
    Show your support by wearing a British Red Cross running vest or t-shirt
  • Updates
    We'll make sure you're kept up to date about the impact your fundraising has on the work we do.

Got a question?

To find out more about overseas challenges, check out Charity Challenge's FAQs.

Otherwise, feel free to get in touch with our team at challenges@redcross.org.uk and we will do our best to help you.

Already got a place in an overseas challenge event?

If you already have a place at an overseas event, you can still be part of Team Red Cross! You’ll receive the same support as all other team members but won’t have a fundraising target to reach – just raise as much as you can.

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