Challenge Yourself

Why not do something amazing, challenge yourself, get fit or boost your adrenaline for a good cause?

From skydiving to half marathons to fire walking, we have a range of exciting challenges to help raise money to keep us flying! 

Bristol 10km 2017

Join Team GWAAC on Sunday 7 May for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K!

Whether you’re new to running, looking to improve your personal best or training for the Bristol Half Marathon, the Great Bristol 10k is the perfect opportunity to help raise vital funds for GWAAC. An amazing atmosphere awaits you and 12,000 fellow runners on this fun, flat course.

As one of our Team GWAAC runners you’ll get:

  • A stylish Team GWAAC running vest.
  • Encouragement, help and support with your training
  • Top notch materials and a dedicated advisor to help with your fundraising.
  • Free high fives and hugs from Charlie the Critical Care Bear and the GWAAC cheering squad.

Interested? Fill out the form below to join Team GWAAC!



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Already have a place?

If you already have your own place and would like to use it to support us, we would love to welcome you to Team GWAAC! Just get in touch and our friendly fundraising team will get you started.

Any questions?

Email or give us a call on 0303 4444 999.

07/05/2017 at All Day
Bristol Harbourside, Bristol

Charity Skydive

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below.

You could take on this amazing challenge for FREE, all we ask in return is that you fundraise for us to help keep us flying! If this sounds like your kind of challenge, get in touch to find out more!

Sign up to skydive!

04/06/2017 at All Day
swindon airfield, Swindon

Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs – The Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea

Why not support the Great Western Ambulance Charity in The Sixth Annual Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs?

The sponsored walks and runs are organised by the Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell and start and finish at The Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea.

The walks and runs take place on Sunday the 25th of June.

There will be the option of three off-road routes:

  • The Nailsea 5K ‘The Stroll’ – a 5k fun walk, family and wheelchair friendly
  • Tha Nailsea 10K – slightly longer and more challenging
  • The 20K Nailsea Challenge – for the more experienced who are ready for a challenge

Tickets will costs £6 for adults and will include a welcome pack of fruit and water, maps and instructions as well as a medal and certificate on completion.

Tickets can be purchased from the Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell website or by contacting Graham Hunt on 07970771845 or by email

“Have fun, enjoy a walk or run in your local countryside with friends, family or on your own – and raise money for your local Air Ambulance at the same time!”

25/06/2017 at All Day
The Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea

Bristol Nightrider

Join Team GWAAC on 1/2 July for the Bristol Nightrider 2017 challenge!

If you’re looking for a unique challenge, a great night out, and want to raise vital funds for GWAAC, then this is the event for you! Yes, this is a bike ride with a difference… it’s at night!


Nightrider is a fully-supported charity bike ride around Bristol, with a choice of 50km and 100km routes. The route will take in many of the city’s top sights and famous landmarks, not to mention plenty of hills, making for a tough and fun challenge! Back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night, plus a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish.

Riding for GWAAC means that you will save £60 on the entry fee (£39 instead of £99), plus you’ll receive goodies including a t-shirt, high viz vest, drinks and snacks. We can also help you with fundraising ideas (we ask you to pledge to raise at least £175 for the charity).

It’s a great event to do with friends or work colleagues, so why not get a team together? Sign up now and help us to raise the £2.6 million we need a year to provide our life-saving service.

Sign up to ride

01/07/2017 - 02/07/2017 at 9:00 pm - 6:00 am

For more information on challenge events contact

Emma Carter

Head of Fundraising and Marketing

0303 4444 999