This is a sponsored article on behalf of Cancer Research UK.
Fancy a challenge this summer? Why not make it a triple one — get fit, have fun and raise money for charity. London's playing host to a ton of events for Cancer Research UK over the next few months — why not sign up to join the fun?
Whether you're up for a 5k Race for Life, think you could push yourself further to finish the 10k, or even want to get a bit messy with the 5k Pretty Muddy event — an obstacle course with added mud — there is something for all.
Well, for all women that is, as the Race for Life runs are a female-only affair —men are of course welcome to take on a volunteer role or cheer on the side-lines/be ready with cake at the end.
Last year in Greater London, Cancer Research UK spent over £129m on some of the UK's leading scientific and clinical research.
You could help fund their ground-breaking work, as money raised from all of the Race for Life events goes towards preventing, diagnosing and treating all 200 types of cancer — a worthy cause if ever we saw one.
The best thing is that the events are non-competitive — whether you want to run, walk or skip, it's all about the taking part.
If you're after a challenge with a difference, why not give Pretty Muddy a go? It's a series of very messy obstacles to climb over and under, taking place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 10 September. You'll need a shower after this one, but it's guaranteed to be a laugh.
If you prefer your challenge without the mud, there are plenty of 5 and 10k Race for Life taking place in parks all over the city — from Blackheath to Hyde Park, Clapham Common to Hampstead, London is well-covered.
Get a group together — friends, mums, aunties and grandmas - or simply go it alone and make friends on the day, and get set for an epic summer challenge.