Challenge and sport fundraising

Challenge and sport fundraising

Whether you have a place in an event or are organising your own challenge, you can run, swim, cycle or hike to raise vital funds to help our medical teams save lives around the world.

It's fundraisers like you that help us deliver medical care where it's needed most. To help you on your way we've created a guide and some handy fundraising resources. Good luck!

Take part in our 5k challenge this month #5kMay!

We've teamed up with the creators of the 5k lockdown challenge, Run For Heroes, to bring you #5kMay!

How to get involved

  1. Anytime between 1st - 31st May, participate in a 5k (run, walk, roll, cycle, swim, anything you feel like!)
  2. Donate £5 to MSF >
  3. Nominate 5 friends to take part too and upload a picture on social media tagging us: you can find us here on Twitter and find us here on Instagram

Once you’ve donated £5 you’ll unlock a goodie bag filled with rewards!

Get involved as a team

Why not mobilise your school, colleagues or sports club to get involved too? It’s the perfect opportunity to get a group together and encourage them to take part in a 5k too.

Don’t forget to share MSF’s #5kMay donation page so your team can join in!


Looking to organise your own challenge or taking part in an event? Follow these steps to help you get started with your fundraising.

Challenge and sport fundraising: getting started

Step 1: Get in touch!

We don't buy charity places in races but if you’ve secured a place for a race or you’re thinking of planning your own challenge or sporting event, please get in touch, we can help you make the most of your fundraising. Jump to our contact form

Step 2: Set up your JustGiving page

This is an easy way to share your story with your friends and family and collect donations online. Visit the MSF JustGiving page to set up your own fundraising page.

Step 3: Tell the world about your campaign!

We've put together a draft email for you to use so that you can tell your family, friends and colleagues why their support is so important. Take a look at the draft email.

Social media is also a great way to spread the word. Use your social networks to share your challenge event, with the help of these powerful images and Twitter and Facebook backgrounds.

Step 4: Keep your community updated

Regular status updates on social media reminds your friends why you are fundraising. Why not post a photo of your training for the big event?

Step 5: Thank your supporters

It sounds obvious but it's essential. With up to 20 percent of donations being made after an event, it’s really worth doing. Thank your supporters, send them a photo of you at the finish line and remind those who haven’t donated that their support will really make a difference. We've put together another email to do just that.

Fundraising resources

Take a look at our available resources to help you with your fundraising

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