What will you achieve?
Here at Warwick RAG we have loads of ways to get involved, take a look at all the things we have to offer and how you can take part. If you're not sure about anything, just send a message to one of our Exec members who are always happy to help!
One of the biggest ways to get involved is to take part in a Challenge where you raise money for a charity, before completing a challenge at the end of the year. Scroll down to see what Challenges you could take part in next year!!
Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Join other Warwick students in Tanzania next summer for the adventure of your life. Conquer the mountain in 6 days as you make your way to the summit and challenge yourself to the limit. Extend your stay in-country to do a safari and enjoy the white sand beaches of Zanzibar.
Fundraising target = £4000
Journey across the land of ice and fire. Iceland is renowned for towering volcanoes, enchanting hot springs, epic lava flows and glittering ice-cold waterfalls. Camping each night in the incomparable Icelandic wilderness, get ready for a truly authentic adventure.
Fundraising target = £2999
Kayak down the legendary River Nile, Cycle winding roads with breath-taking scenery and Hike/mountain climb to the finish line on Mount Elgon.
Finish the adventure by transforming an empty field into a safe and exciting playground for generations to enjoy.
Fundraising target = £2200
Highlights of Mont Blanc
This tough challenge will have you trekking through the French, Italian and Swiss areas of the Alps, amid beautiful and raw mountain scenery. Walking around 8 hours each day on mountainous terrain, this is physically and mentally challenging but the scenery and wildlife make it worthwhile!
Fundraising target = £2000
London to Paris Cycle
Take on the iconic 220 mile cycle! This three-day cycle begins from Crystal Palace, taking you as far as the Channel on day 1. The next 2 days you'll cycle through the stunning French countryside to arrive at the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris. Truly challenging, but also incredibly rewarding.
Fundraising target = £1600
Dash to Dubrovnik
12 countries, 7-8 days, 2000 miles, all in one £500 car. From Dover to Dubrovnik you can expect to experience the sights of Brussels, Lake Garda, the Alps and Slovenia to name but a few. And if that wasn't enough, you have the chance to drive the famous Stelvio Pass and around the Nürburgring.
Fundraising target = £550
Three Peaks Challenges
Achieve one of Britain’s toughest challenges by racing from sea level to each of the highest mountains of Wales, England and Scotland. You will attempt Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis back-to-back, a tough but exhilarating 2 day challenge and an achievement not to be underestimated.
Fundraising target = £600
A challenge that needs little description – experience the biggest adrenaline rush of your life by jumping out of a plane from more than 10,000 ft! With only 30 minutes training needed, you’ll then be strapped to your fully qualified BPA instructor who’ll do all the hard work so you can enjoy the ride!
Fundraising target = £400
How do we pick which Challenges we offer?
This year, we have chosen our challenges programme to primarily make sure our participants are safe and raise as much as we can to the charities that have been incredibly affected by the pandemic. We have prioritised the following 3 factor when making our program:
- Sustainability: we made sure to work with only certified providers and charities when it comes to environmental and philanthropic sustainability. We want the money our participants raise to be put in programs with a long-term, successful vision. We have also prioritised the issue with ethical volunteering and making sure that the volunteering-based challenge we run does not take jobs from the local community, protects children and has a long-term vision
- Human Rights Charities: in the current times of turmoil, we wanted to bring in another human right-based charity. Last year we started working with the wonderful Unseen, who strive to end modern slavery. This year, we have brought in Amnesty International UK, that is a human rights charity that has fought for and protected human rights for nearly 60 years. We are so excited to work with them and support their activist activities.
- Adapting to the Pandemic- in order to reassure our participants and prioritise their safety, we have decided to reduce our international challenges (outside of Europe and UK) from 5 to 2. We understand these times are very uncertain and want to raise as much money as we can for the charities that have suffered tremendously with the pandemic and allow our students to go on their challenges. Every company we are working with has offered free deferrals or will offer free deferrals 10 weeks before the trip