Messathon 2018

Across the UK

Dates and venues TBC

Welcome to Messathon - the ultimate family challenge!

Get ready for the perfect family day out. Messathon is the 2.5km obstacle course set in some of the UK's most scenic outdoor venues.

Aimed at families with children aged 4+, it's messy, muddy fun and a chance for families to get out and get active together. Once you've finished the course, you can enjoy the attractions at our spectacular venues. 

Registration costs just £15.50 for adults, £9.50 for children and we ask that each team - maximum of 6 people per team - aims for a sponsorship target of £200. Every penny you raise will help us be there for children.

Registration for this year's events is now closed. Call 0203 772 9720 or email us for more information.

Register your interest

Missed out on all the fun of Messathon 2017? We'll be back next year!

Get in touch with our team of Messathletes and we'll keep you updated about dates and venues for 2018.

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Thank you

Thank you to the hudnreds of families who took on Messathon in 2017.We want to say a huge thank you to the thousands of people who took part in this year's Messathon.

It was wonderful to see so many families having fun and making messy memories they'll treasure forever.

See you again in 2018!

What our Messathletes are saying...

"The kids loved every minute. The best event we've been to with them in years!"

"Having children from 6 to teenagers, this was a wonderful event for us all to do together. We laughed from beginning to end."

"It was the greatest fun for adults and children alike, so well organised and much larger than I was expecting."

The Messathon course

There are obstacles aplenty on the Messathon course.

Everything you need to know

Facilities and freebies

Each child Messathlete receives a medal for completing the course and everyone, including adults, gets a free Messathon t-shirt.

There's free parking available at every venue and an array of food traders with exclusive kids portions for hungry Messathletes.

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Paying in your sponsorship

You can pay your sponsorship via JustGiving or by downloading a paying-in form. Alternatively, click here, select 'pay in money from a fundraising event', then enter the event location (e.g. Messathon Guildford) in the short description.

If you need any help, get in touch with us via messathon@nspcc.org.uk

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Who you're helping

A child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. And it costs £4 to answer their call.

Every penny you raise will make a difference. Your £200 sponsorship could pay for 50 children to get the help and support they need.

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