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Water of Leith Duck Race

Not just one but a whole afternoon of charity duck races, with lots of prizes to be won, from tickets to Edinburgh attractions to bottles of whisky.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free, but you can sponsor a duck for £2 or £1 / 0131 455 7367

  • 13:00

Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 21 Sep

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 5 Oct

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 19 Oct

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Edinburgh's Big Swish!

Swap up to 10 items that you've grown tired of, grown out of or grown apart from for new (to you) items.

LifeCare, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

£8 / 0131 343 0940

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Alzheimers Memory Walk

Help raise funds for the cause on World Alzheimer's Day on this 3 mile walk, suitable for most ages and abilities. The shorter Memory Mile is suitable for wheelchair and buggy users.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

£5 (Children free) / 0141 410 0102

Participants can purchase a t-shirt for £5 when registering.

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Elizabeth I: Virgin On The Ridiculous

Living Spit present a comedic take on the reign of the Tudor monarch, complete with songs, props and live music.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Sat 20 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 14:15

Tue 23 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 10:30

Sat 27 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 14:15

Sat 4 Oct

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 14:15
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Harrogate Sportive

Following the massive spectator numbers for the Tour de France's Yorkshire stage Cycle Yorkshire, British Cycling and Epilepsy Action have teamed up to develop the Harrogate Sportive. The event consists of a non-competitive ride of either 72 miles or 33 miles and is open to everyone over 18.

Army Foundation College, Harrogate

Sun 5 Oct

£23–£35

  • 09:30 – 16:00

The Mucky Mudder

Join the latest trend in endurance sport – mud running. In this case a five mile run, tackling obstacles with plenty of mud along the way. Take part as an individual or team and raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Green Park, Aston Clinton

Sun 16 Nov

£30 / 01442 820740

Entry fee includes a Mucky Mudder t-shirt and water along the route.

  • 10:00

Dunfermline Beer Festival

Draft real ale, cider and bottled continental beers are all available for sampling in this two-day event.

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline

Fri 3 Oct

£11.25 / 01383 739272

Tri Together

A series of triathlons open to disabled and non-disabled competitors with both senior and junior races. Beginners to the sport are supported all the way to the finish line with training programs, taster training sessions and opportunities to try alternative cycles and racing wheelchairs. Take part on your own or in relay…

Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

£37 (Children £12) / 020 3242 0239

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Aquaducked Family Fun Day

Family day out raising money for various charities.

River ouse, York

Sun 21 Sep

Phone for prices / 01524 389410

  • 09:00
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Christmas Fair in aid of Cancer Research UK

Make this the year you get all your Christmas shopping done in November. An indoor market with over 50 stalls selling gifts for adults and children with a dedicated food hall selling locally sourced produce. The fair is opened by journalist and broadcaster Nicholas Owen.

The Grasshopper Inn, Westerham

Wed 5 Nov

£3

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Glasgow Bridges Walk for Kidney Research UK

Take in Glasgow's most iconic vistas as you raise money for charity on this walk along the Clyde.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

£10 (Children £4) / 0845 612 1226

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Resolution Run 5k/10k

Fun run in aid of the Stroke Association with the option of a 5k and a 10k. Perfect event for those who don't want to wait until January to make resolutions to get running.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 28 Sep

£12.50 with a t-shirt; £15 with a running vest / 0131 555 7252

  • 10:30 – 13:00

St Oswald's Car Boot Sale

Sell your wares or pick up a bargain at this car boot sale.

St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 27 Sep

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

  • 09:00

Sat 25 Oct

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

  • 09:00

Tandem Skydive For Princess Alice Hospice

Help raise funds for the Princess Alice Hospice by getting harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and skydiving from an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet. Minimum sponsorship £395.

Headcorn Aerodrome, Ashford

Sun 21 Sep

£100 / 01372 461808

  • 08:00 – 17:00
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Alaskan Malamute Rescue Fun Day

A fun day to raise money for Alaskan Malamute Rescue UK. There's activities and entertainment for dogs of all sizes and their families including a dog show sponsored by Creature Comforts, fun runs with Cani-Sports Scotland and free microchipping provided by The Dogs Trust.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 28 Sep

Free (small donations for activities) / 01698 402060

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Get stuck in about the antique, vintage and collectibles to see if you can bag a bargain.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Sun 30 Nov

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:30 – 15:30

The Beast Race

A 10k race across rough terrain with plenty of obstacles, mud and prizes.

Knockburn Loch, Banchory

Sat 27 Sep

£46–£59

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Ben Nevis Mountain Challenge for Marie Curie

Get your family and friends together and discover some truly stunning scenery by taking part in one of the Ben Nevis Mountain Challenges. Minimum £125 sponsorship. Over 14s only – a good level of fitness is required.

Ben Nevis Inn, Fort William

Sat 20 Sep

£15 / 0845 052 4184

  • 08:00 – 20:00

Big Fun Run

One of a series of 5km fun runs across the UK that focus on families getting together to do something healthy outdoors. The events aren't timed and all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part. Each finisher gets a medal, a goody bag and refreshments.

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

£11.49; under fives free (£9.49) / 0141 427 5454

Enter early for £1 off entry fees.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Oct

£11.49; under fives free (£9.49) / 0131 652 8150

Enter early for £1 off entry fees.

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Big Fun Run for Cancer Support Scotland

Run, jog or walk 5k around Bellahouston Park to help raise funds for Cancer Support Scotland. The registration fee includes a fundraising pack, a Cancer Support Scotland T-shirt or running vest and a goody bag at the finish line.

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

£14.95 / 0141 337 8199

  • 11:00

Bristol Half Marathon for Penny Brohn Cancer Care

Penny Brohn Cancer Care has been chosen as the official charity for the Bristol Half Marathon. Join their biggest running team ever and take on the 13.1 mile course to help raise funds for people living with cancer.

Bristol Harbourside

Sun 21 Sep

£35 / 01275 370073

  • 09:30

Cantray Park Eco Fair

Learn how to be the best eco-friendly you you can be, with tips on composting, saving energy and more.

Cantraybridge College, Croy

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 01667 493500

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 01667 493500

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Charity Sky Dive, Bungee or Zip Slide in Aid of Ronald McDonald House

Unleash your inner daredevil with either a tandem skydive, zip slide across the Clyde or a bungee jump from a crane to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. The house is used as free 'home from home' accommodation for the families of children undergoing treatment at Yorkhill Children's Hospital.

Killiecrankie National Trust Visitor Centre, Pitlochry

Sat 4 Oct

£140 minimum sponsorship / 0844 493 2194

Bungee jump.

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Titan Clydebank, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£120 minimum sponsorship / 0141 952 3771

Zip slide.

  • 10:00 – 14:00

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 27 Sep

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 29 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30
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