The Gold Challenge is a unique new charity challenge that provides everyone with the opportunity to test themselves in 5, 10, 20, or 30 Olympic and Paralympic Sports by the end of 2012, while raising money for their chosen charity.
This unique social enterprise is set to inspire, engage and challenge the nation to play sport and raise money for charity in the build up to London 2012 and beyond. The programme aims to bring to life the fun of learning a new sport and improving your skills under expert tuition while ensuring everyone who participates in Gold Challenge carries the torch of a true sporting legacy for London 2012.
Your chosen sports are completed by either undertaking a minimum of three hours coaching – ideal for learning a new sport – OR by completing an endurance event such as a marathon or triathlon. Sports can be done anywhere across the UK in local clubs, leisure centres and through local events. The Gold Challenge is open to everyone aged 16 and above and encourages everyone to take part irrespective of ability and fitness levels. The Gold Challenge works with the British Olympic Association, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Wales, ParalympicsGB and the National Governing Bodies of the Olympic and Paralympic sports. It is part of ‘Places People Play’ – the official mass participation legacy programme for London 2012.
Anyone can do the Gold Challenge regardless of your physical ability, your level of fitness or where you live - you just have to be 16 years old or over*. It's about creating your own personal challenge that people will sponsor you for completing. You can do the Gold Challenge as an individual or get a group of friends together and take it on as a team - it's also a great opportunity for corporates looking for a new sporting challenge.
With the world's largest sporting event, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, just around the corner, this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the excitement, not just a spectator. Just choose your challenge, and choose your cause.
Go to www.goldchallenge.org for more information.