Tips & Advice


April 4, 2024

The kit you use and the clothing you wear can have a huge impact on your challenge experience.  So it’s really important that you have the right kit with you. Keeping warm when its cold, and dry when its wet can make the difference between a great challenge, and a miserable one.

We understand that good kit doesn’t come cheap, and shopping around can be time consuming. So we have teamed up with outdoor clothing and equipment specialists to offer you a range of discounted kit, perfectly tailored to your challenge!


Outdoorhire is a leading UK provider of hire equipment for trekking, hiking, snow safety gear, climbing, camping and other activities. They aim to ensure you receive the highest quality products and services. They provide hire equipment from top-ranking brands such as Mountain Hardwear, Montane, Mountain Equipment, Black Diamond, Scarpa and Petzl, all available to hire at a fraction of their retail price. The Outdoorhire team has decades of experience in the outdoors and are passionate about what they do. Based in East Sussex, they courier to anywhere in the United Kingdom. When you’re finished with the equipment they collect it so you don’t have to worry about storing or caring for it.

Outdoorhire are delighted to offer participants a 10% discount off any order. T&C’s apply. Details can be found in your participant account area.

Cotswold Outdoor

For 50 years, Cotswold Outdoor has been helping people explore the landscapes that bring them joy. Offering specialist advice on quality clothing, equipment and accessories from the best outdoor brands. With over 70 stores across the UK, their passionate and knowledgeable staff inspire customers to find the right fit through in-store boot and rucksack fitting services. That’s matched by a genuine commitment to minimising their environmental impact and protecting our happy places by helping customers make the right choice with quality kit that lasts. Supported by in-store services such as expert footwear protection and their Recycle My Gear recycling scheme.

Cotswold Outdoor are delighted to offer participants a 12.5% discount, both in-store and online. T&C’s apply. Details can be found in your participant account area.

Runners Need

Runners Need is built on a philosophy of inspiration, self-improvement and the belief that it’s never too late to start running. With over 60 stores and 8 million active runners across the UK, Runners Need are all about helping runners find the right kit from the world’s best brands to smash their goals. Whatever your run distance, style or terrain, their kit specialists are here to help you every step of the way. That’s matched by a genuine commitment to minimising their environmental impact by helping and encouraging people to buy quality kit that lasts to protect our happy places. Through championing responsible brands, expert services like in-store gait analysis and electronics advice to help you get out there with confidence.

Runners Needs are delighted to offer participants a 12.5% discount, both in-store and online. T&C’s apply. Details can be found in your participant account area.

Snow + Rock

With over four decades of experience, Snow+Rock thrives on pushing boundaries and standing out. Pioneers from the beginning, they continue to champion the best snow and outdoor brands. Bringing customers premium clothing and equipment guaranteed to perform in the wildest landscapes that make you smile. Spanning the UK, Snow+Rock offers one-to-one appointments and personalised advice from dedicated outdoor and snowsports gear specialists, from ski boot and rucksack fittings to custom adventure gear lists. 

Not only helping you find the right gear but supporting Snow+Rock’s commitment to minimising their environmental impact. Encouraging their community to make the right choice with gear that lasts, championing planet-friendly brands and Recycle My Gear services that keep gear out of landfill. Devoted to the finer details that make all the difference, whether you’re a hiker, mountaineer, skier or snowboarder, with their specialist knowledge, there’s no adventure they can’t help you conquer.

Snow + Rock are delighted to offer participants a 12.5% discount, both in-store and online. T&C’s apply. Details can be found in your participant account area.


Water-to-Go is a water filter bottle that eliminates up to 99.9999% of all microbiological contaminants including viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and heavy metals from any non-saltwater source in the world, providing safe drinking water wherever you are. The filters used in the BPA free water bottles are created based on technology originally developed for the NASA space programme.

Responsible travel has always underpinned the mission at Charity Challenge, but now we want to go further to reduce our impact on the environment and, among other initiatives, by reducing single-use plastic pollution. Charity Challenge customers can help with this by taking a Water-to-Go filter bottle with them.

By purchasing a Water-to-Go product using the code found in your participant account area, you will receive a 15% discount, and 15% of the sale will also towards Charity Challenge and their projects. T&C’s apply.

Nomad Travel

Nomad Travel has been pioneering the art of travel preparation since 1990, combining a travel clinic, travel pharmacy & kitting out service that is unique in the UK. Their clinics have assisted thousands of people to ensure they leave prepared health-wise for their trip. As well as general advice about your destination, vaccinations and information about malaria tablets, you will also be able to discuss any health issues you might be worried about when travelling abroad.

Nomad shops are staffed with travel experts who are extensively trained to ensure our customers leave fully prepared for whichever adventure they have planned. They have the right gear in their branches and on their website for every eventuality whether our customers are heading into murky Jungle or trekking across the harsh desert.

Nomad Travel are delighted to offer participants a 15% discount, to save on your travel preparations in-clinic. T&C’s apply. Details can be found in your participant account area.


At Charity Challenge we know being injured sucks. Using kinesiology tape and sports tapes can help protect you against injury (especially blisters!) and support recovery.  Our Challenge Leaders have been using these products for years, however now we want to make them accessible to you, our participants.  That is why we are delighted to announce our new partnership with SPORTTAPE.

SPORTTAPE was born out of a passion to help other athletes (get injured less and recover faster). They are a family business, with sport in their DNA, and they are on a mission to support a million athletes a week with tapes they can trust.

SPORTTAPE are delighted to offer participants a 10% discount to all Charity Challenge participants. T&C’s apply. Details can be found in your participant account area.

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