Great Estates: Frampton Court


Searching for a challenge this year? Take on Great Estates: Frampton Court on 9th April 2022.

Great Estates: Frampton Court offers a fun run (3km), 5km, 10km and a half marathon (21km)

20th and 21st Aug 2021

Frampton on Severn

The fun run from £4.99-£9.99, 5k from £9.99, 10k from £14.99 and a half marathon from £19.99.

Great Estates: Frampton Court

Stroud Trails


Searching for a challenge this year? Take on Stroud trails on 8th May 2022.

Stroud trails, with 4 different distanced to choose from every runner will be spoilt for choice. Choose from an ultra-marathon (35miles), a marathon (26.2 miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles), quarter marathon (7 miles)

8th May 2022


A quarter marathon from £20.50-22.50, a half marathon from £27.50-£29.50, a marathon from £37.50-39.50 and an ultra marathon from £47.50-49.50

Stroud Trails

Run Cheltenham


Searching for a challenge this year? Take on Run Cheltenham on 4th September 2022.

Run Cheltenham, with a 10k, half marathon and community mile on offer, there's something for the whole family.

4th September 2022

Cheltenham Racecourse

community mile from £3-10, 10k from £10-24, a half marathon from £10-32

Run Cheltenham

Cotswold Way Challenge


Searching for a challenge this year? Take on the Cotswolds way challenge on 25th or 26th June 2022.

Cotswolds Way Challenge is a 100km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds

25th or 26th June 2022


Choose from a full continuous day (100km), 1st half challenge (53km), 2nd half challenge (47km), 1st quarter challenge (24km), 2nd quarter challenge (29km) or a virtual challenge

Cotswolds Way Challenge

Great Bristol Run


Searching for a challenge this year? Take on the Great Bristol Run on 25th September 2022.

Great Bristol Run 10k or a half marathon

25th September 2022

Bristol city centre

10k from £34 or the half marathon from £44.

Great Bristol Run

Skydive – Jump 1


Are you a thrill-seeker looking to take on a challenge and raise money for Gloucestershire Young Carers in 2022? We have just the thing! Book an exhilarating skydive today – freefall from 10,000 feet reaching speeds of up to 125mph before the parachute opens and you gently glide back down to earth. It will be an experience you’ll never forget!

Join #TeamGYC for our group skydives on Sunday 24th April, there are 10 spaces available on each date and we expect it to be very popular so don’t delay in booking if you are interested. You will arrive at the Salisbury jump site and meet others taking on the charity skydive for our charity. We will support you on the day to help steady any nerves and celebrate your bravery.

Book your jump today with a deposit of just £70! You must commit to raising a minimum of £395 to cover your jump costs, booking fee and a minimum donation of £125 to GYC. The more you raise the more we receive so reach for the sky! You will find it easy to get sponsorship for a skydive as everyone marvels at your bravery but our Fundraising Team will be on hand to help you reach your target by the date of your jump.

Can’t make it on those dates? You can book an individual skydive at any point in the year – just select a different date when you sign up on the Skyline website.

To find out more details download the information pack attached below:

The Great GYC Virtual Balloon Race


26th July at 12.00am – 1st August 12.00pm

Start your school holidays off with a fun virtual balloon race and see if you come out as a winner!

Add your personalized balloons to our starting line up and watch the balloons race to the finish over the last week of July. The balloons will be released on Monday 26th July and will float across the virtual sky until a winner is crowned at 12.00pm on Sunday 1st August.

How it works

You can buy your virtual balloons for a minimum donation of £3* each now, and every penny raised will help us be there for young carers in Gloucestershire.

Entries will close at 11am on Saturday 24th July.

You can buy as many as you like- the more you have the better chance of winning the race! You can customize each balloon with a name, colour and special message.

To purchase your balloon via debit or credit card, please click 'Buy Your Balloon' via this link to our race: - Virtual Balloon Race

There is no age limit on this competition, so everyone can get involved.

Track your Balloons

You’ll be sent a link and can see the race from this webpage so you can track how your balloons are doing during the week. The winning balloon is the one which has flown the furthest.

Winners will be announced on our social media, so make sure to follow us @glosyoungcarers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in our race, thanks to our sponsors Midcounties Cooperative.

First - £75 Co-Op gift voucher

Second - £50 Co-Op gift voucher

Third - £25 Co-Op gift voucher

*No purchase is necessary to enter the balloon race. You can enter for free by sending your chosen balloon design and message, your name, address and contact telephone number and email address to: Gloucestershire Young Carers, 7 Twigworth Court Business Centre, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PG. Free postal entries must be received by 10am on Friday 30th July. Free entries received after this time and date will not be eligible for entry.

Follow the Race

Check back here on 26th July 2021 to see the launch of our race and follow the progress of your balloon across the week.

Firewalk 2021


Can you handle the heat for Gloucestershire Young Carers? Will you dare to care by taking on the ultimate challenge of walking on hot coals for young carers?

Our firewalk will take place at Brickhampton Golf Course, Churchdown, with the bar open during the event, perfect for a celebration when you feel invincible at the end of your walk.

Address: Brickhampton Court Golf Complex, Cheltenham Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL2 9QF

Date: 6th November 2021 @ 6pm.

Join other courageous firewalkers as you walk over a 20ft path of hot embers. On the night, all walkers will receive an inspiring and motivational training session and be cheered on with a crowd of friends and family.

Registration fee is just £20, payable on sign up. Once sign up has been completed, you can start getting sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues for your challenge. We suggest a fundraising target of £100 for all participants.

The Fundraising team will be able to support you getting sponsorship from friends and family and are available for further information about the event on Please also take a look at our FAQs document.

*Please note, this event will be subject to any COVID restrictions in place covering Gloucestershire on the event dates.

** Participants must be aged 14 and over. All participants must complete a consent form.

Registration to the firewalk event is now closed. For queries please contact us at