It's unbelievable to think that the Games we have all been waiting for have been and gone, but they have certainly left their mark. Gold Challenge gives everyone in the UK the opportunity to take on Olympic and Paralympic sports to raise money for a charity of their choice.
Sign up today! Over 250 schools are taking part already!
There are three great challenges to choose from depending on whether you want to learn new sports, do something together as a school or family or push yourself:
2012km Challenge (the perfect compliment to the school's P.E curriculum)
Family Activity Challenge (a great way for the whole family to get active and try something new)
Olympic Sport Challenge (a great challenge for those wishing to try lots of new sports)
Click on the links above for more information on the challenges and where and how you can complete them.
Once you’ve decided which challenge you want to do, it’s easy to get started. Just select your favourite charity from our list of over 150 charity partners and register. Registration is free, simple and should only take a couple of minutes.
Who can take part in the Youth & Family Gold Challenge?
Everyone aged 4-15 (inclusive).
You can register as a team or an individual.
If you are aged 16 or over you can register with your under 16 peers as a school/youth/family team. If you are taking part in the challenge with others aged 16 and over only then you will need to register on our main site.
Do I need to fundraise for a charity?
Yes. The Gold Challenge is a charity challenge so please choose a charity from our list of over 150 wonderful charity partners.
Is there a minimum fundraising commitment?
No – but we do want you to raise as much money for charity as possible and, during registration, you will be asked to set a fund-raising target. If you are registering a school or youth group we recommend £2-5 per pupil.
Why not have some fun with the numbers 2,0,1 and 2 and set targets using those numbers? For example, what about everybody in the team personally raising £20.12 throughout the challenge? Or a team target of £2012!
How much will it cost me?
Registration is free. If you are taking part in the Olympic Sport Challenge you may be asked to pay for lessons at your local sports facility if you choose to learn a sport as part of your challenge.
Where can I do my challenge?
When should I do my challenge?
The great thing is that you can complete the challenge at any time until the end of 2012.
How do I register?
Just complete registration. Registration is free, simple and should only take a couple of minutes
Do I need parental consent?
If you are aged between 4-15 then you may need parental consent. During registration you will be asked for the contact details of your parent (or legal guardian) and we will contact them separately to obtain their consent. If you are registering a school or youth group you will need to ensure that your policies are adhered to when registering.
My Page is your personal page to customise and share with your friends and family. Make it as fun as possible by uploading photos, telling people about all the new sports you are taking on and keeping track of your fundraising progress.
Once you have registered for the challenge, you will be sent an email containing your Gold Challenge Username and Password to log in to your personal page.
Once you login - here's some of what you can do:
- Add a picture to your Gold Challenge page
- Tell people about your challenge
- Select the sports you want to take on, or start logging the distances you've covered.
- Print off completion certificates for each sport
- Add your online fundraising URL to your page
- Edit your details
- If you're in a team - see how all your team mates are doing
- Share your page URL with all your friends and family so they can keep track of it.
- And more!
Gold Challenge Rewards and Incentives
Gold Challenge will send you a certificate when you complete your challenge. In addition, from time to time we will offer some fantastic prizes to keep you interested and motivated, so please keep checking the website. You need to ensure that you are fully registered and have a fundraising page set up to be eligible for prizes.
Gold Challenge Downloads
On the website you will find a range of supporting materials to help you with your challenge. These include postcards which you can personalise to tell people about your challenge and ask for support; a fundraising tracker, with which you can show how much money you have raised; a plaque to personalise and print to show everybody that you are doing the Gold Challenge and certificates which you can print once you have completed each sport challenge. Please keep looking at this part of the website, as we will be adding new content as we go along.